Sunday, July 15, 2012

new blog

I've decided to change my blog name and maybe even begin blogging anew.  I hope to fall into a rhythm with blogging.
We'll see. Go here to find out how I do.

Friday, June 1, 2012

harder better faster stronger

It's been awhile.  Blogger looks different.  Hm.  

A month ago I began a fitness challenge.  I didn't adhere to the structure of the group like I'd hoped.  I worked out a lot less than was expected, but I was damn near militant with my diet.  

On May 1st we had a fit test:  Run 200 meters, do 15 air squats, do 10 pushup, do 5 body rows x 5 sets.  My times was 18:25, and I was dyyyyiiinggg.  Here's what I posted to the fb group that day:

Okay, I am much more out of shape than I thought. I did the workout, cooled down because my hr was high. I wanted to just stop and sit but knew not to. After cooling down, I did sit down. On the couch. With my blankie. Forty minutes later, my husband woke me up. Now I'm wheezing. And that, my friends, is the ugly truth of how my first workout looked.

It was a bad, bad day.  

Today I did the exact same workout in 10:23!  Fantastic! I also don't feel like dying.  I've lost 7lbs total and lost 3.5" from my waist.  I haven't measured my arms and legs yet.  The whole family was on the nutrition plan, and we've all slimmed up.  We plan to continue it with a few minor tweaks (Maya will cry if she isn't able to get some cheese once in awhile).  

I did have two cookies today, but I don't feel a need for more.  That was plennnty.  I was supporting a friend's kids' bake sale.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


What shall I do this year to make the most of my final year on this earth?  I have until Dec 21st.

Well, we started the year off nicely.  Friends gathered, imbibed, danced, talked for hours and celebrated at midnight (and well past, for some)  I hope a good time was had by all.  We weren't even terribly hung over the next morning--It was a New Year's Miracle!!

We kept Maya home from school on Monday, which was a federal holiday that Wayne, and almost every other red-blooded American had off since the actual holiday fell on a Sunday.  It was a very smart move because that extra day of break was desperately needed.  It was the one normal-feeling day of the entire break: no where to rush off to and nothing to prepare for.  Just relax, catch up on homework that was ignored the rest of the break and in bed by 8pm.

And now we're back to life as usual.  Good bad or indifferent.