Archive for March, 2009

Mar 25 2009

Is it spring yet?

Wow, it’s been awhile.   How about some updates?

I kept doing 30 Day Shred until a few days ago, when I woke up and had a real problem climbing stairs due to the pain in both of my knees.  I think I had tendinitis or some other such injury, but my knees are finally back to normal and I have decided that that workout is too rough on my joints.  I need a lower impact thing, so I’m going back to Turbo Jam, which will be enough cardio for me.  I’ve also been doing my strength training on the Bowflex, and have been making progress (adding weight) there.  Well, adding weight to my legs anyway; my arms seem to be stuck at 20 lbs. right now for my bicep curls, but that’s OK.  I still think I’m getting stronger.

We got the bed frame for the spare room – no mattresses yet.  It’s almost like a real room up there now, with a piece of furniture and everything.  The Man still has to do the trim, and once that’s done, it will be just about finished.

We also ordered the wood flooring for the living and dining rooms yesterday.  That will be going in sometime in the next few weeks.  It’s a nice hand-scraped oak.  Cracks me up,  because “hand-scraped” sounds so fancy, and yet the process makes it look rougher.  More distressed, I guess, which is perfect for our Victorian farmhouse.  I think it’s lovely, and The Man and I can’t wait to get rid of our rat-nasty blue carpet.  The downstairs will look one hundred times better once the floors are in.

I just got off the phone with a lady from our church – we had sent in money to contribute to the Easter flowers and music, and she called to let us know that she was going to give us a pack of envelopes to use for donations and offerings from now on, so they have a way to keep track of what we’re giving, so as to provide us with tax receipts.  We also have a lunch date scheduled with the rector for Palm Sunday, because I think he’s got some burning questions to ask us.  I guess we’re settling in there, but I for one will be glad when all the “getting to know you” stuff is over and we can just kind of…be at the church.  This is no good for my shyness.

We’re heading up north tomorrow for a long weekend at Dr. Mom and Moll’s.  They’ve been sending us pictures of the new baby animals, so I’m anxious to get up there and see them all in person.  We’re really looking forward to it, but I have a couple loads of laundry to do yet, so I’d better get on it.

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Mar 14 2009

Update on work out mania.

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Well, I’m still doing 30 Day Shred every day.  I’m still on Level 1.  I tried Level 2, but it made me cry and I couldn’t finish it.  Not really on the crying, but I couldn’t do the whole thing.  I am no longer in pain every day, but the work out is not “easy” for me to complete.  I’m down to only taking a couple 5-second breaks during the work out, which is an improvement.  I’m still doing “girl” push-ups, but I’m pretty stoked that I can do push-ups at all, to be honest.

I also use the Bowflex every day – one day for upper body and the next for lower, and so on.  And I’ve started following the Slim Fast diet, just because that is about the easiest diet out there for someone like me, who doesn’t want to think or count or do anything except grab something out of the fridge and consume it.

So, it’s been a week, and if my crazy, low-rent scale can be trusted, I’ve lost two pounds.  That doesn’t seem like a lot to me, but I’ve come to realize that I have unreasonable expectations when it comes to the speed of weight loss.  I think it comes from playing The Sims too much.  In my brain, if I work out for half a day, I should immediately have my dream body, because that’s how it works for my Sims.

The Man and I have seen an infomercial for Hip Hop Abs, in which Shawn T swears that you can lose three inches off your midsection in six days.  SIX DAYS.  I think Shawn T is playing too much Sims.

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Mar 11 2009

Can I get an Amen?

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In church, this past Sunday…

Rector: And be sure to come to our Innovo service this evening.  It’s a great service with contemporary music -

Organist:  Next week.

Rector:  Am I a week ahead?  Innovo is next week?

Organist:  Yep.

Rector:  THANK GOD.

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Mar 06 2009

Ow, my legs.

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Well, I’m probably just setting myself up here, because God knows I don’t follow through with things like diets, or work out regimens, but today is Day One of 30 Day Shred, and all I can say is “Ow, my legs”.

I figured I’d try this workout, because it promises fantastic results, and I’ve heard good things from other people who’ve tried it.  Also, it’s only 30 days, right?  If I don’t see results in a month, it’s just a month gone.  Plus, each workout is only 20 minutes.  These are all good reasons why I should be able to keep up with it, but let’s not hold our collective breath, OK?  There are some barriers as well.  Such as:

  1. I have to do this 30 days in a row.  That includes weekends, when people (OK, just The Man and Chris, but still.  People!) are around, and I will have to work out in front of an audience.  And we all know how I LOVE to feel conspicuous.
  2. We’re taking a long weekend later this month to go visit Dr. Mom and Moll, and let’s be honest, I’m not taking my workout DVD to jump around in my in-laws living room.  So there’s four or five days of momentum lost.
  3. Did I mention OW MY LEGS?  Because, seriously.  MY LEGS.

I would also like to have a new scale, because the one I have right now is one of those $5 dial things that may or may not be accurate.  I want a digital scale that I don’t have to squint at and try to figure out if the mark line is one this number or that one, depending on how I angle my head.

And one last thing, that is in no way related – I haven’t been getting e-mail notifications of comments made, so if I haven’t been keeping up on discussions, sorry.  I didn’t know they were going on.  I don’t know why I’m not getting e-mails, so I don’t know how to fix it.

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