Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great Time

It was fricken awesome.   I love Bon Jovi.  It was an amazing time.  I drank (way too much), danced (so hard I broke my bra strap), sang (my throat is sore today), and had a great time.  It was amazing.  Here are some pictures.  They aren't mine, my seats were good but not this good. 

Now I didn't go for a run yesterday as planned.  I couldn't get away from work early enough.  That was okay cause we ended up walking to the concert cause it was ridiculous to wait for the bus.  So to and from the concert we had a 5 k walk.  Plus about 90 minutes of dancing.  I am guessing I at least burned 800 calories,  (too bad my liquor consumption was so high).  And due to the fact that we had a late lunch (super yummy sushi) I didn't eat supper. 

This morning I dragged my butt out of bed for a run.  Once I started I realized that that was a bit foolish.  It was more of a jog/walk.  Plus, I got a running skirt and my legs kept rubbing together making running actually painful.  Next time I am going to stick with pants or but on some runners glide.  The main thing is I did it. I went out there.  It wasn't pretty but I got it done.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I am off to pack and shower then I am on the road. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sometimes the Little Things Ruin Your Day, But they Shouldn't

All in all I have had a great day.  It was a light but busy day at work, I bought a super cute top to wear tomorrow for the Bon Jovi concert (yes that is right, Bon fricken Jovi), had some great playtime with my daughter and then... 

I recently applied for another job.  I love my job but this one was for WAY more money and more time off (every second Friday).  It was a bit of a weird interview but all in all I think it went great.  I was hopeful but didn't have my hopes up (if that makes sense).  Unfortunately I found out tonight I did not get the job.  I know its silly but it is the way I feel.

Its not that I don't like my job, I love it but its hard to be rejected.  I am fighting the urge to go drown my sorrows in food.  Good thing I have no really bad stuff in my house.  So far I have indulged in a spoonful of Chocolate Dream but am doing pretty good.  It helps that the rest of my week is going to rock.

Like I said, I am going to Bon Jovi tomorrow!!!  So super excited for that.  Plus I leave on Thursday to go see my sister.  Yes that will be another holiday.  I fricken love summer holidays.  I may not take hot holidays in the winter but laying on a beach in the summer makes up for it.  Plus it is way cheaper. 

Have been trying to get back into working out but it is hard.  I spent the Friday and Saturday doing renovations.  I am loving making my house a home finally and decorating and making it mine.  On Sunday I actually slept in until almost noon.  It was amazing.  I can't remember the last time I slept that long.  It was wonderful.  I thought I would go for a run Sunday morning but there was no morning for me.  Opps.

My holidays actually start tomorrow at noon so I am going to get a good run in before my bff comes for the concert.  Maybe even a yoga class depending on when she gets here.  What a great way to start off my next round of holidays. 

Hope everyone is having a beautiful summer.  Try not and let the small things get you down for too long.  Having a spoonful of chocolate dream pity is okay but an economy sized bag of potato chips with dip pity is ridiculous.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Real Life Put a Cramp in my Me Time

Back at work for five days now and I have not exercised once I am ashamed to admit.  Its been a rough week with getting back to normal timing and my little one is sick.  I had her to the emergency ward as she was have really bad stomach pains but as it turns out the doctors think its a virus (read, sorry mama, nothing we can do).  Her dad is here this weekend to help out and I am going to take advantage of his generosity by getting active.

It funny, the more active you are, the more you want to do.  The less you do, the more you feel like a sloth. I hope I can turn around my energy levels.  I need a kick in the ass (by myself) to get motivated. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

I am Officially Back

Much to the chagrin of myself and my daughter, we did not win the lottery and thus are back to our regular lives today.  It is so funny that my three year old begged me to stay on holidays so we could just go the beach one more time.  Too cute.  We need to find out where the good lake spots are where we are and start partaking in some local laking too.  Back, tanned (yes I love to roast in the sun) and ready to go. 

I came to the realization that my vacation did not include nearly enough water.  I can tell because I am so dehydrated.  I have been drinking water like a madwomen today and can't seem to get enough.  I would sense periodically during vacation that I should increase the hydration levels but, to be honest, that didn't always happen.

I am happy to report that there has not been any gain on  my holidays.  I weighed myself once yesterday and there was no gain.  That was not a first thing in the morning weigh in so I am not sure if there has been any progress on the loss but a non-gain on holidays is a wonderful thing.  I totally credit that to my working out.  I had a few people comment how I look thinner today too.  I guess five boot camp workouts and numerous runs will do that for you.  The key now is to keep up the good fitness levels and increase the food diarizing.  I am not where I want to be in my training for my half marathon in October but then again, I am not that far off either. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Loving Holidays

I love being on holidays.  I don't care if I sit on the beach in the rain.  I love it.  (Please don't get me wrong, I really enjoy working and love my job and coworkers but this vacation was a long time coming and is pure bliss.)

I have gotten my snacking somewhat under control and have worked out like mad.  The big oops for this week?  I left my runner out at the lake.  Oh well, borrowed a pair for tonight's workout and I guess I will have to go back up to the lake this weekend to get them and maybe put in my long run in the beautiful setting up there.  My life is so hard. (That is sarcastic to the nth degree.)

I am loving being here so much I might be considereing looking for work back in my old home town.  Meh, I will keep my eyes open and see what comes up.  If it is meant to be it will happen, if it doesn't, I love where I am and am happy.

Have a great weekend folks.  Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.  You can bet your ass I am going to do just that.

Monday, July 5, 2010

No Willpower

Okay so apparently my willpower is on a bit of a vacation too.  Opps, sorry, I meant to say it was on a vacation - on that ended today.  The amount of junk food and crap that has been around me is obscene. But I am not sliding down that slippery slope again.  Vacation does not equal gluttony.  

Right now I can count 6 bags of chips in the same room as me.  With the exception of one bag of chips and a thing of dip I did not buy them. (I bought the chips and dip for a day trip out to the lake and there was 8 of us who shared them so that actually wasn't that bad of a splurge.) I am at my parents house and my parents love to stock up on junk food.  I went grocery shopping with my mom yesterday to stock up on healthy snacks so hopefully that will work.  I am such a mindless eater.  But that stops today.  Plus, every time I am in my parents house I feel like I should be eating.  Stupid.

To combat my couple days of excess, I am working my ass off this week.  I have signed up for three days of boot camp and the days I don't do boot camp, I am going to be running.  I may take one day out to just stretch and do some yoga but I will see.  Next week its only two days of  boot camp and some runs.  Plus if the rain stays around I may try out some of the Wii games. 

It was a great first weekend weather wise to my vacation.  We are suppose to have a few days of rain but another beautiful weekend coming up.  Yippie.