Friday, June 10, 2011

Date night!

Ahhhhh, how I love date nights with my man!  It is always anything I want to do, and usually everything we do is fun! :)

I said tonight I want to go to Chili's for my quesadilla explosion salad, if you have not had this, you simply must go have one! They are horrible for you  but so damn good!

I also decided that I want to go laugh, so I have picked The Hangover 2 as a movie to go see, if we make it to the movies.... if not we will go buy a comedy of some sort or something I might have been wanting to see on Blue Ray and come home and get comfy and watch it... for some reason the last option is sounded pretty good.  

Super excited, only one glitch in my excitement. I have to get up at 4 am in the morning for work! BLAH!!! Luckily its a short period of time to work and I will be back home, can nap and relax after that, so I am going to try to enjoy my night!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I have the motivation today! I feel accomplished. I got up and went for a 1 mile walk (with a slight 5 min jog).  I finished in 21 minutes and did some stretching.  I have drank 5 glasses of water already today, 3 more to go.  I met a good friend of mine (Leah) for lunch at Cracker Barrel and I ordered a grilled chicken salad, which was yummy!  I also remembered to take my vitamins.

My energy level was marvelous earlier, but the last hour or so I felt foggy headed and tired.  Like if I sat still long enough I would just fall asleep and sleep for a full 8 hours.  So now to find out what makes me feel that way so as to not hit my lazy slumps as this feeling happens often to me.

I am going to walk another mile this evening. That will make 2 miles today and its a good start. 

I definitely have to start small on my exercising.... my resting heart rate is 92 bpm.  A brisk walk has my heart rate between 168-172 bpm, an all out jog had me at 198 bpm.    This my friends is proof of being way out of shape.  Baby steps!  If I start now, then I should be able to start seeing my resting heart rate decrease along with  my poundage. :)  I weigh more now than I have ever in my life!!!! EVER! I weighed in at 192 lbs on 5/31/2011 and today it was 189 lbs.  So this week I have went down 3 lbs watching what I eat a little and throwing in some exercise! My weight loss goal is to reach 170 lbs (baby steps) That is 19 lbs. I should be able to reach that goal by the end of this summer.  Then, I will set myself another goal for Fall. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jack of all...

For some reason I find myself wanting to do it all!!! Someone, anyone please help me fit in all the things that I enjoy and want to do in life an make it all simple.... any takers?

Here are few things that I think of doing often (in no particular order)
1) Skating and being a bad ass Derby girl
2) Learning to play the dulcimer (bad ass style)
3) Learning to play the mandolin (anyway, as long as it is music haha)
4) Making things, being creative in an artistic way
5) Reading... I have at least 4 books right now that I have been WANTING to read... but can't seem to find time to really want to read, if that makes any sense.  I mean I do enjoy reading when the house is clean and everything I have is all caught up and I can sit and relax in peace and quite... oh yes I love to read, but its so hard to find "THAT" time.
6) Hiking.
7) Kayaking
8) Cycling
9) Running (I have my eyes set on a 5K in August that is I worked really hard on I might could get in shape/train enough to do it by then.... I told myself I would start practicing (Running/jogging/walking) this week, I managed to go one day... blah).
10) Writing

Now that is a simple list of 10 items that I want to do.  For some reason I can't just have one thing and I think that all my wants make it hard for me to get really good at any one thing... ughhhh. I mean have a pair of bad ass roller derby skates that I paid ohhh 400 bucks for, then I have an awesome dulcimer that Thomas built me, and a mandolin that I got a steal on.... then I a rode bike, a mountain bike, an awesome kayak, a kick ass kindle for reading and anything I could possibly need to do all the things that I want to do...I just am not doing them enough to get good at them. 

One day at a time.  Maybe I should schedule myself to do somethings on a regular basis and make it happen! :)