Monday, January 22, 2007

Week 3

Well, today begins week 3 of my fitness bootcamp. Yipee! It's been a really great experience so far. The first week was really tough- on the body, the mind, the spirit. Exercising this hard is something I have never done in my life so it has been hard getting use to it and learning how I can get through each workout. The first 3 days were the hardest on the body. I was soooo sore! But that's better now.

Week 2 was good. I was able to push myself harder and I really felt good about that. I'm not the most coordinated person, so it was nice to feel like I was improving at things like jump rope. Yeah, I suck at jump rope! It's so hard! But, sticking in there and doing my best paid off. Hef and I both made "camper of the week" last Friday! We have been working really hard. It helps when your instructor just so happens to see you working out the 5th day on your own in the park! Go us! I couldn't be doing this without Heffie. It helps SO much to have a partner in exercise and the DIET!

Which brings me to my next thought: the food! The nutritional guidance has been really working for me. Keeping the food journal has made me stay on track with the exception of a few slips here and there. This is probably equally as hard as exercising for me. I love food and I love eating food. I threw somewhat of a tantrum the very first day of this eating thing and I told the hubby I didn't think (and I quote) "I could live like this"! Ha! I guess I'm just kind of laughing at myself because I was kinda being a baby about it! But, really it is hard just because I REALLY DO love food. I'm glad that I sucked it up and did it though. I've dropped 9 pounds so far and got major kudos from the coach on my food journal. Apparently I could be a weight-watchers meal planner. :) It's only for 6 weeks and it is teaching me better eating habits, believe it or not. I think the long-term benefits will be better portion control, not using food as a reward, and less bingeing. I never really thought about how many calories I was consuming before. Yikes!

Anyway, enough about that! I started knitting 2 weeks ago and I'm still working on my first scarf. Good golly I'm a slow knitter. The first 5 inches of the scarf has about ten-million dropped stitches, so it has plenty of character. I'm hoping to use my sewing skills to hide them when I'm done. I have to because, of course, I bought really expensive Alpaca to make my first piece!

B and I went car shopping this weekend. It was fun and annoying. Car salesmen are both hilarious and rediculous. "What do I have to do to get you in this Honda today? You're killing me here! I'm going to get fired for asking for this price!" Ha ha. B and I had material to last us all afternoon to make fun of these guys. It takes forever to even just find out the price of a car! We test-drove a Pilot and a Chrysler Pacifica. I liked both. Still looking, though. Next will be a Toyota 4Runner and Nissan Murano.

Monday, January 08, 2007

A little of both

Well, I thought I was going to die in the middle of 5 laps around the gym. What the hell? 5 laps for the newbie? I thought that was a little much. Clearly they had no idea how long it has actually been since I've moved that much. Yikes! I REALLY wanted to throw up but my pride would not allow it in front of 30 strangers. The excercising continued non-stop for the next hour, barely a moment to catch my breath. It was sooo tough but I feel like I did well and I'm proud that I completed the first day. Supposedly today is "the toughest day", but I'm pretty sure they are just saying that so I will show up tomorrow. Good thing I'm gullible.

PS- I never want to eat another cheeseburger ever again. Or any calories for that matter. Not if this is what it takes to make it go away!! ;) Yeah, right. I love food. It's worth the pain. :)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

FitWit or DimWit?

Haay! I'm back! I'm getting ready to start a crazy 6 weeks. Hef and I decided to sign up for a fitness bootcamp called FitWit that starts tomorrow at 6am. Yes, 6am. Now you understand the title. We will be up bright and early 4 days a week to get our fitness on. Good times. This is the first time I have ever attempted any type of fitness program since I was forced to take PE in high school. Hopefully this will be less dramatic. Maybe I should still carry my gym gear to class in a Gap bag though? Gotta make sure everyone thinks I'm cool.

Christmas was a blast and I really enjoyed the time off from work. Ten whole days salon-free. Aahhh. We also got a lot of work done on our upstairs remodel. Next will be installing drywall and lighting. Yay. I can't wait until we have a master-suite! You know, for the masters of the house.

New Year's Eve was really fun, as well. It was a small crowd (we missed a few faces), but we had a great time. I guess as I 'get on in years' (said in an old, gruff voice) I really appreciate the time I get to spend with my friends. It was great to sit around and relax, chatting and a little bit of drinking, of course. I got to know a few people a little better that were just casual friends before. That was nice.

I'm looking forward to taking a trip to Tenn/Ohio later this month to visit family. We are also getting some fresh beef from my Dad's farm. Yum!

I might teach myself to knit tomorrow for fun. B got me a book for xmas.

PS- Just some good webshopping--check out I got B a wallet there and it's really awesome. And for a good laugh and a few awwwws--check out I almost raced through the whole site but B gave me the good advice of "save some for a rainy day". Which I have often. :)