Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Working out kicks my ass but I like it

So our working out hasn't gone as planned. We did really well for a couple of weeks and then with his overtime it got all screwed up. We're going to start again today. I'm not going to put weight amounts on here, not that anyone is reading it but still, but I'll say that for one day I got past a certain number and was very happy and excited. But the very next day I went back up a pound. Luckily I've been holding steady there but I really want to get back below it.

Ok, fine, let's just say the number is somewhere in the 170's. I have exactly one month before my family reunion and if I could lose just ten pounds I'll be very very happy. It won't be what I was down to last year but it'll be close and I'll still look better and feel much more happy with myself.

So I take Poydras out this morning first thing when I got up as usual. It's before I've gone to the bathroom let alone put in my contacts. So I'm standing in the doorway telling him to go break and he's just standing there sniffing away at the porch and the railing. Finally, after much prodding, he goes down the steps and on to the grass & I'm thinking, yippee I'm gonna be able to pee soon. But then he keeps walking and all of a sudden stops and starts sniffing at this brown blob in the grass. I squint and slowly this dead bird comes into semi-view. UGH!!! I have to pull on his leash several times telling him to get away before he finally does. The more I looked at it though the more I started to think it might've been a rat instead. So later after getting ready for work & walking out the door I look at it and sure enough it's a bird.


I had HDT get rid of the bird last night after we came home from working out. Which oh my God I was beat. During the last set of bench presses I couldn't lift the weights without his help, kicked my ass. But I felt good afterward that's for sure. Feeling like I'm accomplishing something out of it, I just gotta keep us on track. He suggested coming back after work today but there's a group of us from work going out afterward for dinner and drinks so won't be able to. But definitely will get back to it tomorrow.

We went light on dinner and only had a baked potato. I took the bigger one because I was starving before working out but I guess drinking the two EAS drinks filled me up more than I thought because I couldn't finish it. So I'm thinking we'll split one and then also have asparagus with it next time. Pretty much that's what we'll be doing on workout days, something really light like that. The drinks we're having before and after the workout provide our protein that's needed for building the muscles so we're good there. Not that having a chicken breast every now and then would hurt.

My arms and shoulders are pretty tired today but in a really good way. They're not sore, just tired, if that makes sense. My back is a little sore but that's good too.

The bad thing is is that one of my coworkers brought in donut holes and every time I passed them I grabbed one or two. Bad, just bad. And then going out for lunch although I had a pretty healthy one actually. Grilled chicken with roasted potatoes and grilled veggies. Not sure what the veggies were, I think zucchini (green & yellow) it was pretty tasteless really so I ate almost al of the pieces. And then dinner and drinks with everyone. UGH!

Media quote of the day:

"Well then do it Joelle. Stop saying all these words, quit talking. I'm sick of just words, words, words, talk , talk , talk. Shut the f**k up! Just do it. Just stop talking and do it." ~ Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hmmm, not sure about this anymore

So, yeah, I came back to start posting again and sure enough it only lasted that one entry. The job and life just wasn't conducive to blogging anymore. But I quit that job and the new one is a lot more favorable. I only work 8 hours instead of 9 1/2 and I only drive 1.2 miles from home instead of 27. Yeah, definitely much better. Oh yeah, the people are much better too. The bosses leave you alone to do your work, I haven't had that since three companies ago. Boy did I miss that.

So let's see if I can recall anything that's happened since the last post.


Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm several months behind in posting that but hey, it's still a pretty damn big deal. HDiTty and I are going to try to get down to the opening game in Sept. With the new job and all not sure if it'll happen but we're definitely gonna try.

Ok, what else. It's been over a year, geesh, didn't realize it's been that long. WOW. So anyway, in my last post Whiskers wasn't doing so well and we brought her home so we could have a little more time with her and that's all we had. She let us know it was time so we let her go. So now we're down to the two brothers - Pretty Boy and Cry Baby and the dog Poydras. Poydras and Pretty Boy still have their UFC fights almost every day. We keep saying we're going to film them and use the commentary from the fights and make a video but we just haven't done it yet.

Last year I finally did something about my weight and lost 18 pounds by eating less and better and exercising. The way you're supposed to do it. Then I tapered off on the exercise for whatever reason but still was slowly losing to a total of 23 pounds lost. Then I quit the job from hell and let it all go to pot. Gained almost all of it back, I'm so angry with myself over it. Last night HDiTty and I went to his work and used their workout room. I'm pretty darn sore today but happy. We've agreed we're going to keep going. We'd been talking about doing that for some time now but just never did. When I got home last night I just started to doing different things and when he came home and saw me in the workout gear he said let's go back to his work and I was all gung ho for it. I wasn't doing anything structured enough, I never do when I use weights and not a machine. We just worked on legs, we plan on going back this evening to do the upper body. And from there doing a Mon/Wed/Fri routine. I still plan on doing cardio on the other days. We need to get our elliptical back out of the laundry room so I can use it as well.

Well, that's about all I can think of right now. I'll sign off for now, if I think of anything else I'll add it in or just hit post.

It's the next day now. I never did get back on to post yesterday's entry so figure I'll write a little more then post.

We didn't get back to the workout room last night. Both of us are still sore, he more so than I. So we're going to go back tonight and start next week on the Mon/Wed/Fri routine.

So pretty big news from last night. Both the Cubs and Sox won their games. But something else pretty big happened, I can't remember what, oh yeah:


It's been 49 years since they won it last. Woo to the Hoo! It was a great game too, each team answering the other in points until they finally won in overtime with a goal that no one knew even happened except for the guy who shot it in. He was celebrating and almost to the other side of the rink before the rest of the team even knew what was happening. It was golden.

And I kinda knew they'd give the MVP trophy to the captain of the team but I wanted Niemi, the goalkeeper, to get it. He saved some pretty damn good shots and for a rookie he held his own. When they were all passing around the Stanley Cup I kept saying, "Where's Niemi, where's Niemi?" Finally he got it, was great to see him holding it up.

Media quote of the day:

"I was very confident at the end of the game and I felt very good that they weren't going to score,'' Niemi said. "I wasn't worried. I was just doing my job."