Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Terrific Tuesday?

Okay, so except for bowling, Monday really sucked. You know those days where things start going wrong right away..like waking up 30 minutes late...and they just keep going wrong till the end of the day? Yep, that was my day. I wouldn't have minded it so much on a Thurs or even Wed. but Monday..come on! The most annoying problem of yesterday was my pharmacy dilemma. I am on Synthroid and down to the wire on pills. All my prescriptions are mail order because of insurance and I come home yesterday to an email that they have encountered a problem, will not fill my prescription and will send me a letter in a week. What the hell is the problem now? This is the second "issue" with them in the last two weeks so today, it's phone call time. I would just go the the pharmacy down the street and pay regular price for the meds but, of course, the mail order place has the original prescription. So, first I'm going to have a chat w/them and then I guess I'll be calling the doc if I don't get my way. Medical issues are so irritating down here.

That's enough of my frustration on that subject..moving on. So, it's going to be a good workout day since today is the last day of Sept and I need to squeeze in at least one good workout this month. I'm thinking a really hard-core swim, sit ups and an evening run should do it. That sounds like a great way to end this month. My frustrations could use a good swim, too.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Inspiration is feeling your back fat bounce as your run.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Quick Post

I "heart" bowling again. Brian and I went out tonight for some bowling fun and fun it was. My scores were: 133, 144, 147 and 184. Kick freaking ass! Here's hoping I can pull these numbers on Monday, too.

Could have been the lucky striped socks.

I think it was my meditative "woo-saw" moment (Bad Boys II movie) before every throw.

Whatever it was, I liked it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's Gonna Be a Good Day

Yesterday was not that peachy so I'm going into today with a positive mindset. I am determined work will be good today. Yesterday, the boss informed me I will be taking on more work, basically because other people are not doing things right or efficiently and, since I am the bomb-diggity at work, I will be taking over the challenge. Now, I really don't mind the extra work. I am one of those crazy folks who prefer to be overwhelmed with files covering their desks. However, I do wish all this extra work would come with a nice incentive: bonus anyone? Raise? A bowl full of strawberry Starbursts? Hello....well, I guess I will have to show them I kick ass so my end-of-year review rocks and I get a big promotion. Vice president has a nice ring to it.

As for exercise, the best word to describe me lately has been slacker. I've managed to do some swimming in my pool (so not considered real exercising as pool is not big enough) and I did some hooping last night but nothing strenuous. Naughty girl! So, the gym bag is coming with me to work and then I will be heading to the pool right after work for a good swim and then a walk/run after.

Alright, time to make my lunch since Wilson doesn't seem willing to do it. Note to self: train dog to make my lunch.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Night Bowling League

I don't think I've mentioned that I joined another league w/Brian and our rockin friends. Our last league was all about fun and trying not to suck. This league is freaking hard core...it's the All Star League and these people don't mess around. I smiled at one of the ladies on another team, she's about 60+ years old and bowls at 8 mph. But she rocks! She returned my smile with her game face...these people are no nonsense and I don't think they know what to think of our shenanigans. Tough cookies kiddies, we are here to stay!

I got a new ball and my scores suck ass now but I'm blaming it on the ball a.k.a. Rolling Thunder. Soon I will be awesome again. I'm just pacing myself. It's all still fun for me.

So, that's my Monday nights kiddies. Besides that, I did not get up early this morning for swimming. I was too tired and I have a pinched nerve/pulled muscle in my neck and shoulders and didn't want do too much. I will be running with my bud tomorrow and may sneak in a home workout too. Will keep you posted.

That's all for me tonight. Nighty night gators!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nothing Exciting

That about sums up the weekend. But that's good, too. I like when I have plenty of down time to do whatever I want and just relax after a stressful work week. To sum up, I had a lot of pool time, cleaned the house, did laundry, played with Wilson and read, read, read. I got 3 new books at the bookstore since I finished Great Expectations and now I'm halfway through Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. Floating in the pool is optimal reading time so I go through books like crazy when I'm out there.

With a new week approaching I feel the need to set some goals. Didn't set any for the month and I can see the effects of that so for this week I want to get two swim sessions in (45 minutes each), 2 days running and another exercise day for whatever-maybe a regular gym workout. I would like to swim tomorrow morning before work since I've got bowling league in the evening and I sooo need to kick that up a notch. Enough with the sucky scores people! Time to shake things up.

Alright, I'm off to do something productive...Wilson could use a walk.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just Busy Hoopin

It's been awhile since I've been hoopin so I picked it up this evening and off I went. I did about 25 minutes before the hoop fell (I was trying to chase Wilson and lost my rhythm).

Here's the hoop:

And here I am hoopin...oh yeah, that's my book and a Bud Light. I hoop in style.

Hula hoops rule

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Not in the Mood

For anything. Ever have one of these days? Where you just don't want to do anything or clean anything or exercise, etc.? That's where I'm at...this whole week. Work has been quite stressful. Sometimes I swear my attorneys would be lost without me. There's nothing more exciting than going through 3 months of copies of checks trying to find the right one. Yay me!

Needless to say, I have not done a whole lot so far this week. No exercise..unless thinking about it counts...didn't think so. I haven't even hula hooped, I must be having an off week! All I've really done is read my book, Great Expectations, and watched movies.

Tomorrow I head back to the doctor for my thyroid and do some more blood work. It's been 6 months and I am seeing some signs that I'm struggling with it again so we shall see what the good ole doc has to say.

Time to hit the book again. Have a fantabulous evening kiddies!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Beach Pics

I love the beach, ocean air and all that other good stuff so Brian and I got up early Sunday and went down to the beach for breakfast and a nice long walk on the beach. Here's some pics.

Good times.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Good Morning Blogland!

It's another beautiful day here in Florida. The sun is shining, it's quickly approaching 90 degrees and the humidity is hanging high. Sounds like a pool day to me!

The only negative thing in my perfect Saturday morning mojo is the pigeon problem with the neighbors. STOP FEEDING THEM! There are at least 100 of those dirty things on the roof and screen of their house. They are super loud and fly over our house every time they hear a noise. This wouldn't bother me if they didn't sometimes leave "presents" as they travel over. Let's just say I've had a few close calls on the patio..it's like dodging bullets out there!

I've slowly gotten back into my exercise mode after taking a week off. A week is all I can handle before I start really feeling like a lazy bum. So, I made it out for a long walk on Thursday and went swimming on Wednesday, whereby I pulled my calf muscle at the end of my session so well that I had to drag my leg through the water for a good 15 meters to the other side. Could have stopped but...I am a pool fiend so hell no. Then, when I was leaving, a guy asked me if I had been swimming. Um..yeah. What gave it away...the wet hair, flip flops, or the fact that I was too lazy to take off my suit so it's soaking through my gym clothes. So, I told him yes and he tells me what a great swimmer I am as he was watching me the whole time from the gym area (big windows from gym look down into the pool). I paste on the smile and thank him while I'm thinking...great, so you leave first and I'm going to look at this gym schedule real hard until it's burned into my memory. Note to boys...don't be telling girls you've never met how you watched them swim the entire time, especially when they are swimming for over an hour. I'd keep that part to myself.

So, on to my Saturday. I was planning on doing a run this morning but have yet to leave the house so I'm thinking I will push that to the evening. Of course I will be doing some hooping today, too. Now I think I'm ready for that first cup of coffee and the newspaper. Whoa....coffee and newspaper? Alright, when did I become an adult?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What Do You Think-Part II

As for Part 1, I did do some hoopin with the chips and salsa but only a handful cuz every time I tried to go back for more chips my hoop would hit the table and distract me. Good times. Yes, I do amuse myself very easily.

Now, on to Part 2. I hate working out with weights. Hate, hate, triple hate. It bores me to tears and I feel like I never get anywhere. That and I never seem to know what I should be doing beyond the weight machines. I guess since there is no time or distance limit, I become uninspired. Oh, and all the meat heads who are constantly flocking the area...awkward.

So, any suggestions here? Websites? Videos? Give up and remain fabulous and flabby? (I kinda like the last one but only cuz I'm feeling lazy right now).

***In other news, a congratulatory shout out to my friends Shannon and John on the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Rylee. Can't wait to meet her!

Alright, I'm off to straighten the house and squeeze in a workout. Happy hump day!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What Do You Think?

So...is it okay to load up on the chips and salsa if I'm hula hooping while I eat them?

Hmm...what do you think?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Whole Lot of The Office

Nope, I'm not talking about work, I'm talking about Season 4 of The Office, which came out on Tuesday. I've been anxiously awaiting this release and Brian was sweet enough to surprise me with the goods. Of course, he didn't just get the DVD set...I got the entire boxed collection which included the DVDs, t-shirt, water bottle (from the rabies episode) and mini screenplay. Crystal + The Office = HAPPINESS

So, that's what my evenings have entailed this week. I can say that I've been a lazy bum when it comes to exercise-none this week. I have high hopes for tomorrow, though.

Alright, time for another episode...later gators!