Monthly Archives: February 2011

A.M Exercise Will Not Kill You

Its true, and that is much easier to say once I’ve finished gasping for breath, showered, and had a lovely breakfast.

I decided at some time last night that I would NOT want to exercise tonight after I got home from a long hellacious week at work. I would want to cuddle with my husband and the dog and just chill out…and watch Fatal Attractions on the Animal Planet (you should really check that show out. Craaaaaayzzeeeee!!!!!)

So I got up with my husband and popped in the 30 Day Shred.

Funny story, the Bandit started barfing last night at about 7:00. He ate up the first vom (sorry,) but then after playing with us for about an hour he puked again. As a paranoid dog mom who just lost a little fuzz baby not too long ago my crazed brain started thinking ZOMG! PARVO!!!!! The dog is barfing so it must be a horrible disease.

So at about 10:00 we packed the dog in the car and were off to the emergency vet. Now, my husband works at 7:30 AM so he’s in bed at 10:00 at the LATEST on nights that he works the next morning. He wasn’t happy.

We ended up sitting at the emergency vet for about an hour and a half, Bandit got a Parvo test (negative) and a shot of Benadryl just in case he was having an allergic reaction.

So my getting up and working out was a show of support for my poor husband who had to get up and go to work so early.

…and I just got a text from my husband saying he was VTO-ed at 8:30 while I have to drag my a$$ all the way through my workday.

Ah, well.

The dog is fine by the way. He’s curled up on the couch next to me.

Anyway, the point of this is that exercise will not kill you no matter if you exercise in the morning, noon, or evening. I preferred exercising in the evening because I was actually awake for it and I dreaded having to exercise in the morning despite its benefits. I find that as I embrace this healthy lifestyle my body is changing and my mood is changing and I feel like a fantastically different person.

So I’ll probably get up and work out tomorrow morning since I have a shopping trip planned that will probably have me significantly worn out by the end of the day….

It’s all about making time for it guys.

and I’m the worst for that.

I could lie and say I’m doing this for the benefits, for longer life, for a healthier heart, decreased cancer risk.

I just want to be hot.

and I want my life back.

Until next time,

Liz

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A Quick Update

I read a lot of blogs.

I probably have about 30 that I follow and read every day…and I get irritated when they don’t post. I’m sit and think to myself. Really? What do you have to do that’s so important that you can’t post?

And then I asked myself.

Here’s a quick update on what has happened since we last spoke:

•Our sweet Coal passed away, he died after a simple surgery and it was a complete and horrible shock to both of us.
•A little while later our family was joined by this fluffy ball of teeth and claws:

That’s our little Bandit, a red merle Australian Shepherd. Yep. We have a puppy in the house. That picture was from a couple weeks ago so you can safely assume he’s doubled in size since then. Bandit will be blog fodder for years, and he already makes an appearance on my facebook page in the Daily Bandit picture.
•I’ve been stage managing at our church (ponder that our church is large enough to require a stage manager)
•I’ve been powering through my 201 in 2011
•I’ve been enjoying life with BriantheBearded and our unruly beast, playing Words with Friends with the K, and texting about fashion and general observatons. The K and my sister are visiting next weekend and I’m so excited!
•All these things and the fact that Apple is coming out with a new Ipad next month…could life get any better?

On a more exciting note I seem to have actually made some progress in this weight loss thing. Jenn and I have been doing Zumba (don’t knock it, its awesome and burns hella calories). and I’ve re-opened my old friend the 30 Day Shred.

I did it for the first time Monday night, and continued on Tuesday even though it was painful, and I did it again last night…and that’s basically going to be my life until the 30 days are up. I started this thing and I intend to finish it. The main difference between the me of today and the wonderful me of three years ago is somewhere along the line I stopped finishing things.

I’ve also drastically cut calories and stopped eating crap. I’m eating around 1600 calories a day and tracking my progress with the Lose It! app for IPhone and IPod Touch. I find myself actually not being ravenously hungry most of the time because when I do fill up I fill up with good, healthy, natural food. Yeah, I eat Chinese food every now and then, and I eat pizza when we want it. I just work extra hard to make up for it.

I also find that not eating crap and exercising helps keep me feeling great emotionally as well. I have confidence, and I can feel my clothes starting to fit better…which is definitely a great thing.

So I’m using my newly developed confidence to start applying for new jobs. My job is fine, and its still secure for the most part…for now, but the job was basically a way to get me down to Lexington in the first place, it was never meant to be a career. So I really am getting the feeling that its time to move on.

And move on I will, as soon as I find another job. I am NOT making that mistake again.

So I’m headed off to work on this rainy Thursday morning. The Bandit is sleeping at my side as I finish typing this, and I think it would be a great idea to go get dressed so I have to say goodbye to all who read this.

Until next time,

Liz