Friday, May 29, 2009
Being on this new way of life eating has been very interesting. The old me would devour whatever bacon would be left on the plate in addition to what I had already eaten. Now, I cut one slice in half and eat it slowling and leisurely making it last. Then, I walk away. It's 1.5 pts. I still get to eat bacon. I just don't a whole hog's worth anymore.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
So, off I went spinning my little heart out for 30 minutes and I stood up the entire time except for three 10 second breaks. Can you say sore buns? Painfully sore. I am envisioning my buns looking like Beyonce or J.Lo after this workout. I looked in the mirror...nope. Just pain. Can't even laugh about it b/c it hurts too much. I even downloaded Sir-Mix-Alot's "Baby's got Back" for motivation on my MP-3 player. I'm definitely going to spin once or twice a week to rest my knees and perhaps burn a few more calories.
P.S. I weighed in at 129.2 last night.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I can't even imagine what it's like for a little one to have to be left at daycare each day without the timeframe to know what time parents are returning to get them.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I know I'm being picky and vain but bathing suit season is on my heels and I need to not let my jelly roll around this summer while I am at the water park with my kids. I just thought weighing less would look different you know? It's like when I had my boys and weighed a lot less a week after delivery-however nothing fit but maternity clothes. Note to body: stop shrinking my girls and instead attack the bellyfat...please?!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Five months of tuning in and voting and Kris Allen wins?! No one expected this.
For the past three seasons, my lovely and I have been watching American Idol faithfully. We danced to it, we had AI parties inviting our friends over for dinner to watch the show, and just plain cuddled up to each other to watch regular people sing different versions of familiar songs. We make sure we vote for who we want to advance. Plus, we love Simon Cowell and his antics. I love a good sourpuss who says it like it is.
So, after rescheduling my life every Tuesday and Wednesday for five months. Tuesday night was the finale and we voted our hearts out for Adam Lambert who is undoubtly the frontrunner and most talented...he lost to Kris Allen. I am in shock and disbelieve. Oh well, at least there's always next year.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This is how my spring cleaning kicks into full gear. Also the beginning of garage sale season is here and I need to make room for all the "maybe I might need this" stuff I bring home.
Other then the fear of losing my mind, the only time I get my butt into deep organizing is when my extended family call me up to say "we are coming to visit this weekend". Yikes!!!
After that much purging and cleaning, I feel like I can move around my house without the fear of hurting myself whenever I open a closet door or drawer.
Now...where is that ice cream maker?! Here we go again...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
- loves playing with Transformers, Power Rangers
- learned to answer the phone today to talk to family and friends wishing him a happy birthday
- hates shirts with tags attached in the back
- LOVES ketchup on everything
- can't bribe with sweets
- compassionate and thoughtful to others
- king of run-on sentences that make NO sense together (example: "Mom I run faster because I'm five now and it makes me run faster to wear these shoes")
- great tree climber (but very cautious)
- saves his Preschool snack cookie wrapped in a napkin to share with is brother
I love you baby boy and I will forever look at May 13th as the day you defined me by giving my life a purpose.
Monday, May 11, 2009
"Can you believe we actually did Bloomsday?! We ran 7.46 miles!!"
"We can do this again."
"I think we should go for a long run Saturday."
"I think I have a route in mind that might be 7 miles."
So off we went with our friend C.B. on Saturday to go for our close-to-7 miles. My legs were sore for the first two miles and I was a little worried that I collapse but at around mile 4 (I'm guessing mind you), I was in a zone and felt like I've already gone this far-what's another few miles?
About a mile from my house where we started, there's a killer hill on Hall Street (one that makes Doomsday hill seem like a molehill), my training partner took off and was in the lead. She was awesome!!! Considering two months ago, she had to walk a part of it-it was amazing to see her progess. All this while her shoes still didn't fit right. At the end, we were tired but not as much as when we finished Bloomsday so we went off happy.
Yesterday, curiousity got the better of us and we drove the run to figure out how far we ran. We ran 8.2 miles!!! Whoa!!! We started laughing because I think if we knew ahead of time that we were going to go THAT far, I'm not sure I would have done.
How neat was that?! I am so grateful for my training partner and C.B. for being there to push me along.
My new nickname for my training partner is Hall Slayer.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Backtrack a few days ago when I got home from my 12k run, my husband cleaned our bedroom and filed paperwork into our filing cabinet. He found the file of old driver's license cards and found my driving permit one (I was 15 1/2 years old). The weight on it was 130 lbs. He was excited and thought it would be great motivation for me to visualize what I would look like at that weight. I laughed hard when I saw the card posted on our bathroom mirror because didn't he know everyone lies on their driver's license about their weight?! (I think I shaved off 5 lbs. on that particular card).
So, I am officially that weight for real. Now if I can have the smooth skin and energy of a 15 year-old...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
- I didn't collapse running the longest distance in my life
- How much faster I ran (finished 1 hour 28 minutes)
- How many young kids participated (I hope my boys will want to do this in the future)
- How many people wore bad/wrong shoes for running
- How many people stopped for an ice cream bar in the middle of the run?!
- How much my arms hurt (now I know why distance runners have such nice arms)
- How quickly I said "Now we train for a half-marathon"
I couldn't have done this race without the support of my lovely husband. He made it possible for me to train by looking after our children and for working so hard so I could get the help in achieving this feat. This run was huge for me because I am afraid of large crowds being so short and how out-of-shape I was...
Last but not least, I couldn't do this without God. Thank you God for looking out for me.