So, we had a really good, productive weekend. It all started after work on Friday. I joined Anytime Fitness. The club we belong to as a family is in the opposite direction of work. I was really impressed with how clean and updated the Anytime was. We get a killer deal through work, so I took a step toward taking myself back. After getting that taken care of, I called Cookie. I’m not normally a phone person, but I hadn’t talked to her in a while, and wanted to make sure she was well. I put in this blue tooth that attaches to my sun visor. It actually works pretty well. I figure with how much driving I do in a day, I’d finally become one of those ppl that drives me nuts (you know…those that are always on their blue tooth). We talked the entire 1 hour drive. It was so great to touch base with her. And you know what, I’m not normally a phone person, but actually having the time to talk, makes a huge difference. I’m now a lover of the blue tooth.
We got an early start on Sat. I know that’s not what Brian had planned, but I was on a mission, so I drug the family out of the house, kicking and screaming. We went in search of the illusive fridge/freezer combo that was seemingly impossible to find. They sell super quickly out here. We struck out, but we hit a sale on mattresses. The boys needed them really badly. Look, it skeebed me
out to buy used, but they are in fantastic shape. They are pillow top on both sides. Their mattresses blow mine and Brian’s out of the water! And for only $100 each. I was/am pretty pumped. The boys are so excited, too. It was the first thing Caleb told the babysitter when she came on Sat. night. Later in the day, we were actually able get a fridge, too, for $50! The one in our rental is a total p.o.s. If you have a lot of food in there, the door won’t close right, or it pops open the freezer. We put the used one in the garage, as it’s too big for the house. It was dirtier than sh!t, so I had Brian clean it out. I have no problem cleaning our own stuff (as evidenced by my cleaning of the oven this weekend), but I get completely freaked out at other ppl’s stuff. We’ve already put it to great use. Love it. Totally made my weekend! Now, I actually have some room for fruits and veggies :)
Sat. night Brian and I went to a benefit for Brian’s boss, who is playing semi-pro football in Davenport, IA. We had a really great time. I think I had one too many mugs of BL, but at least it was literally only 1 too many. We also won the raffle! We won a Walter Payton jersey (new one, not one of his actual jerseys).
That was pretty exciting!
Yesterday did not turn out at all like I expected. My mission was to buy a juicer. The Vita Mix is awesome, but for all purpose juicing, it’s not the right tool. I’ve never owned a juicer before, so I needed to do quite a bit of research. I started looking for this brand, Breville that Amy owns. I know she loves hers, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong there. I found the model I wanted, and low and
behold it’s on backorder for 2-4 months…. Really? MOFO. In more research, I found that is the brand they use in Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. If you haven’t seen that documentary, yet, you must check it out. It’s fantastic. You get it off of Netflix Stream. So, I researched other brands, went to a million websites, and finally went back to the Breville. Nothing else had the reviews like that brand. I was able to find a lesser model (which also saved me $50). They were overpriced on Amazon, with a lead time, but Bed, Bath, and Beyond is the sole retail carrier for the brand. I was able to find one in DeKalb. So, what was going to be a relaxing day (and Earth Day), had me driving 3 hours to pick up a juicer. Not very Earth Day like! With the purchase, I also rec’d the DVD of FS and Nearly Dead. That was a nice bonus. Since I was in an actual city, I also did a ton of grocery shopping. I bought all healthy, fresh stuff. When I finally got home that night, I did my first “juicing.” It’s way cool. It really is a waste of a lot of the fruits and veggies, though (which is the nice thing about the Vita
Mix, there’s 0.0 waste). I made a nice green juice that they make in Crazy, Sexy, Diet. It’s also the one Amy is always talking about. Not bad. I drank it on the way to work this morning.
So….this morning, I got my fat ass up and went to the gym! I can’t tell you how huge that is for me. I’m NOT a morning person. I didn’t give myself enough time to get done what I needed to do, but it felt fantastic. I spent 30 mins on the Arc Trainer. It’s a newer machine, and I didn’t know how to set it right, so I didn’t burn nearly the calories, I would’ve. But I’ve got it figured out for the next time. Also, that’s 250 calories burned, instead of the 250 calories I would’ve drank in the morning, in a 20 oz. bottle of Pepsi. I’m really inspired to get on the right path. I’ve been working on the mental part all week long to get to this point. And I hope I’m there. I need to be there. I’m inspired that Amy can do 37 pushups (which I expect to see the next time she sings Hella Good, during the interlude), and I’m inspired by Kathy, whom I’ve never known to work out, but has been doing P90X every day for a couple of months now.
So, my friends, wish me luck….
I’m basically starting at zero again. For the past 6 weeks or so, I’ve treated my body like a garbage compactor. Not cool. Come along and join me. Let’s do this together!
5:15 Green Drink (Romaine, cucumbers, kale, broccoli, pears and ginger) I forgot the lemon, but I’ll add that next time
8:00 Small banana
8:45 Can Diet Coke (gotta wean myself off the caffeine and soda….)
9:55 1 plain, 1 apple cin instant oatmeal w/ water
12:30 French Vanilla black tea
1:15 Cauliflower Soup (see recipe) and soda water
3:10 Starting to crash and burn, while pms’ing like a mofo…. 20 oz. Diet Coke,
and 90 cal Special K bar
30 mins on Arc Trainer (250 cals burned)