Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wide Awake

Who needs sleep, right?  I have been wide awake since just before 4am. After laying in bed for what felt like forever, I finally gave up and got up.  So, I think I'm gonna go hula hoop for a half hour (not enough time to go for a run now) and then proceed to get ready for the day. 

Yep, I have a feeling a large coffee will be necessary this morning.  Hope no one at work feels like talking to me till about 10am this morning...that should give the coffee enough time to make me happy and chipper!!

Ha! Yeah right ~ alright, time to hula.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

No More Stats!!!

Life makes sense again.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pool Time!

Yesterday I was a good girl and did a nice 3 mile run.  It had rained all day yesterday, so I was happy it finally stopped around 8pm or so and I could get out there. The humidity was so thick my shirt was damp just from the air, let alone my sweaty self! But totally worth it.

Today I finally got myself to the gym (yep, I know I joined a couple weeks ago, what of it?) for a 30 minute swim.  I got in a good 50 laps, with about 12 of them being arms only exercises.  Gotta get me some strongs for the strapless dress cuz flab plus strapless equals not so sexy.  I felt pretty good about those 50...ya know, didn't feel like I was gonna die, kept up a good pace, no stopping, all that good stuff.  Now, an hour and a half later, I am feelin it.  Every. Joint. Hurts. Every. Muscle. Hurts.  My. Hair. Hurts. (that last one could be chlorine effects).  But again, totally worth it. I feel better already and I just keep picturing myself in the dress to keep me motivated.

Good thing a put two copies of it on the fridge....and my phone.....

Alright, time for a beer and some stats. Don't be jealous now, it's loads of fun. Really. Well, after one more beer it will be.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cupcakes are not the Answer

I've been waiting patiently for my bridesmaid dress and it finally arrived yesterday. Now that it's here, I feel this is when I need to start getting serious about my workouts.  Yes, I agree that my workouts would have been much more beneficial months ago, well before the dress arrived but I am a procrastinator to the end so here we are.  Overall the dress fits quite nicely right now, maybe just needs to be shortened a bit (I am a whopping 5'2" after all) and brought in here and there but it's a pretty good fit.  What I really want to tone up are my arms and legs....and everything else but especially arms and legs.

So, to commerate this great moment, I did the scale/measurements routine this morning to start me off. Um, guess what?  If you want to lose weight, cupcakes, chips, iced coffee, etc. are not the answer.  The scale betrayed me, which is normal, but then my tape measure joined forces and I found myself completely annoyed with all my numbers.  And there is no one to blame but myself.  I have been playing the "start tomorrow" game for months now and, after about a dozen cupcake under my belt, I am now paying the consequences. 

It's time to get back to the gym, get back to running and try to eat a hell of a lot less sugar.  Although a life without red velvet cupcakes will be a wee bit gloomier in the beginning, I am sure I will survive.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Second Half

I've been a running no-show for far too long lately. I decided the only way that was going to change was by signing up for another race. Well, I keep going back and forth with Disney. It's expensive, you have to get a hotel, food, driving, etc. although it is an awesome place to run a race I just can't decide if I really want to fork out that kind of money. Also, why not try a race a wee bit closer to home? One I can just drive to, run and head back home for a soak in the pool. So that's what I did.

Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon here I come!  It's in November so that gives me plenty of time to get my butt back in gear and start running again.  I went for a quick two miler last night and thought I was gonna die.  Oh, that and I hit a car. Yep, while running. Cuz that's how I roll.  No bumps or bruises, just a lot of swearing.

So now that I've signed up, I feel ready to lace up the shoes on a regular basis and start running for shiny objects again.  Can't wait! Just hope the humidity is gone by then.