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give me the music

sung in the style of C&C Music Factory

everybody dance now

stuck in your head???
you’re welcome!!  lol

anywayssssss….

i need some new music for my ipod.
this from a girl who has thousands upon thousands of mp3’s on an external drive…

but i do.  i need some new fresh music….well at least new and fresh to me

currently there are three songs that get me through at the gym – well there are more than 3 songs i listen to but these 3 are my favourite.
they make me happy and pump me full of energy
but lets face it…i want more
i always want more!!!

right now i am in love with:

A Kiss With a Fist is Better than None by Florence and the Machine.
a very inappropriate song (just read the lyrics) but hey – it does the job and makes me grin.  i am not too sure what that says about me – but whatever!

Rumour Has It by Adele.  if you can sit still through this song you have a serious problem.
this song makes me deliriously happy and makes me look like an idiot while i am doing my cardio.  i don’t care.  and you know why?  i love Adele.  she makes me happy…she turns me into a crazy cardio fool.

Gonna Get Over You – Sara Bareilles.  hello – need i say more?  i could be in the most miserable mood and as soon as i hear the first note to this song…my world is all rainbows, sunshine  and kittens.  again, i look like an idiot – but i don’t care.  and you know why?  cause i love her.  big love.  Sara contributes to my good health and weight loss insanity.

these songs rock my socks in a huge way.

so what rocks your socks?  what music do you listen to when you work out that gives you that extra push…and makes you happy.
share with me please.
i am going to spend some time filling up my ipod with some ear candy – to pump myself up for this Couch to 5K training.
yes i said it…as soon as i find my balls.
cause i am still a little scared…but i think i am almost over it.

so a little musical distraction would be wonderful.
what say you my fellow bloggers?
help a sister out!

and now…click here for more awesomeness!!

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it must be the beer

low carb beer of course.

spending the late afternoon early evening outside
has left me feeling high 🙂
especially being on a patio, feeling the sun on my bare shoulders, kissing my face…
today was certainly not a waste of make up day.
the intention was dinner…but no food was eaten till closer to 10!

i couldn’t drink since i was driving…but there were a few beers waiting for me at home
(ok ok so they weren’t waiting for me at home, but they were definitely waiting for me at the beer store lol)

Adele is singing me love songs (because surely she would fall in love with me if she met me)
i had a good day….and i’ve been writing my little heart out.

life is good.

and so when i am feeling awesomely amazing, i think about my life
i become reflective, a sentimental fool…and amidst the craziness i call life, i am grateful for all the good that is in it.

i’ve been going through poetry i have written…from as recently as the other day…to back over a decade ago
i’ve managed to get some of the old stuff out of my journals and onto the computer
i have an email account just for all my blogging/writing things.

and it’s amazing how one poem/writing can take you back…right back to where you were when you wrote it
how the feelings are exactly the same…sometimes you can get lost in that moment…or it’s like you’re on the outside looking in.
and sooooo i am reflective.
it’s totally gotta be that lite-barely any alcohol in it-low carb beer lol
(cause i am tough as nails on a good day)

but tonight i am mushy, happy and in love with every detail of my life.
damn beer.

and so my blog is taking advantage of me tonight and wants me to share the personal bits of me
and so i thought this poem was appropriate 🙂

hope your night was as awesome as mine.

Foolish Heart

Foolish heart

Why do you jump?

Why do you run circles, and make my brain dizzy

Foolish heart

How do you do it?

How do you make all reason and logic disappear

And turn me in to

 This

 A girl with no sense

A girl without walls

A girl who stands 11 stories high

Anticipating the leap…

Wanting to fall.

Deeply and madly and passionately

Fall

Lay down at your feet kind of crazy

Give you my all, my everything

Foolish heart

Give back my common sense

Seems you took it with you when you left

To pursue the untouchable

The unfathomable

Idea of love.

Such a fool you are

Stupid, stupid heart

Taking away everything I built

Everything I knew

My walls were stoic and strong

Unbreakable

Until you.

And now foolish heart

How do you make me fall.

Quite effortlessly and oh so quickly

Give me the desire to fall in love with

Someone

The very someone I should not.

what do you know

About love and adoration

Other than leaping full throttle

From 11 stories high

Head first

Without any sorrow for the girl

That’s left

In the aftermath.

Foolish heart

Falling in love

Without my permission

Turning my brain into mush

Making me smile like the fool you are

Making me want the very thing

I’ve told myself I should never have

Foolish heart.

My stupid, foolish heart.

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the power of friendship

i had a day yesterday.  not a bad day.  just a day.

i was unexpectedly sucked into a time vortex and it had me feeling rather blaaaahhhhh.

nothing good comes from over thinking anything…especially things that you cannot change.
i was going to blog about it yesterday…but i didn’t even have the energy to put in words what it was that i was feeling.
i didn’t even know what it was that i was feeling.
besides it would be a blog next door thing…
boo.

i like to use my past as a measuring tool.  to see where i came from and where i am now.
i certainly don’t like to sit in it and dwell and think and wonder about the what ifs and run scenarios around in my head that ultimately…at the end of the day really just don’t matter.
the past is buried.  you cannot bring back to life what’s dead…
am i making any sense? lol
it’s ok…it’s for me to understand anyways.

it is what it is.

and what it was yesterday was gym day.

i had zero desire to go get my sweat on if i gotta be honest with you.
i just wanted to go home and bake a cheesecake…and eat it lol
or better yet, i just wanted to go home and drink a glass of wine or two.

but my gym buddy was not cancelling on me.
if she wasn’t cancelling…i couldn’t either.

so we went with me having zero motivation – which i gotta say…never happens.
i just didn’t want to be there.
i just wanted to be at home chewing and mulling thoughts…cause you know that’s productive!

my gym buddy… who i shall refer to as GB from now on..as it takes less time to type out…
knew what was going on in my head…as we talked during the day.
she knew where i was at…and it was her mission to get me outta that head space.

she had me on an elliptical race.  we went on one…and it just didn’t feel right
and so we went to the other side of the room on two other ones…where they still didn’t feel right…
i guess i had a pained expression on my face…
and we looked at eachother…
which initiated the kind of laughter i can only describe as forbidden.
you know the kind…laughing hysterically at church…or a funeral.
the more we tried not to laugh, the louder it came out…with me at one point actually trying to
cross my legs while on the elliptical…cause well…i was gonna pee in my pretty yoga pants.
i do believe if i had a free hand i woulda grabbed my crotch and done my famous pee-pee dance
(ok it’s only famous around my friends, but whatever don’t judge me!)

we got looks…we were outta control…
we couldn’t breathe from working out and laughing at the same time.

and in that very moment i knew i was exactly where i needed to be.

and in that very moment i was grateful for my amazing friendships, grateful for the people that get me…understand the way my head works and bring me out of it.

ya know…each friend in my life is uniquely different….
with GB i can vent to my heart’s content…and laugh until the tears run down my face.

and so the world didn’t end yesterday because i was forced down memory lane.
(it’s supposed to end on the 21st anyways right?)
no, the world did not shut down and stop existing…

the world is exactly as it should be…and i was reminded that where i am…is more than good enough..because… i am loved.

sooooooooooooooooo anyways…

in honour of my girl Adele performing in my awesome city tonight…click here to get your hump on 🙂

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i am a superstar

going to the gym with my gym buddy is fun!  no other entertainment required.
no ipod or anything…just us.
we kinda have that unspoken language…where just one look or head gesture can entertain us forever, or make us pee our pants from laughing.
it’s good times 🙂

we can’t go to the gym together alllll the time.  life happens.  sometimes something comes up for one of us where we have to change our schedules up and more than likely go alone.
going alone is not scary for me anymore…but it does get a little boring.

enter last week.

i went to the gym twice on my own.
not a problem.

the one day i went prepared…my ipod fully charged (which reminds me…it loses it’s charge in 24 hours…what is up with that??)
so anyways, i had my tunes to keep my brain busy….cause face it…staring at yourself in the mirror while you are on the elliptical for half an hour can get rather boring…unless dr. oz is on…but i digress…

i left the gym that day feeling perturbed.  totally irritated.
it was a new group of people that i had never seen before…and i felt like everyone was watching me.
it was the creepiest feeling ever.

i was kicking some serious ass on the elliptical and kept feeling a set of eyes on me…staring and staring.
at one point i made eye contact with her…and gave her a look…a look that only i could give.  a look of annoyance…and full of attitude.
i thought…this chick must be floored at how awesomely i rock this elliptical!!  she wants to be JUST like me…
cause really who doesn’t?
i thought my fancy foot work impressed her…cause it impresses me to no end that i don’t fall off that thing…being accident prone and all.

i thought about it for a couple of days….
i thought about all the staring…how uncomfortable i felt…
and it dawned on me.

that’s the day i was listening to my ipod.

let me just set the scene for you.

when i am listening to music…i am in my own world.
nothing else exists.
in the tub, in the car, outside in public…you get the idea.
that is one of the reasons i started listening to the boring radio at work…
cause when i would listen to music i actually loved…i would break out into song randomly.
i mean full out song.
to the point where coworkers would smile…and make comments on my voice…
oops…was that out loud?
i always think i am using my inside voice…but really…i couldn’t be louder if i tried.

i remember quite clearly that i was rockin’ the elliptical while listening to an array of my favourite up beat songs.

adele came on…she had me rolling in the deep.

i was grooving on the elliptical…and i am pretty sure when my favourite parts of songs came on
i became a full blown super star.
it’s like a muscle spasm…you can’t control it…it’s just gonna happen.

i don’t know how loud i was…or how silly i looked…cause i am sure i had a smile on my face…
rockin away…and then wailing away

“The scars of your love remind me of us,
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all,
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless,
I can’t help feeling, we could have had it all”

i am pretty sure…almost 111110000% convinced i was using my outside voice that day.

to my fellow gym peeps.  i am sorry.  no one needs to hear that.

from now on, Dr. Oz it is.

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rockin’ my socks off

i wonder how many calories one can burn while chair dancing…
’cause i do alot of that.
and if i must say…i am pretty damn good at it.

(i have also been known to randomly break out in dance in the middle of a mall…i can’t help it when the music moves me kids…ask the people in Winners lol)

i love getting into my car and driving if i have great music to get me to my destination.
sometimes…on the rare occasion, i don’t even get pissed off when i hit traffic…because it gives me more time to enjoy my music.

I don’t care who looks over at me while i am wailing away to my favourite song…or bouncing in my seat.
i swear…it’s worth seeing i am sure.

funny thing is…i don’t really get weird looks.  if anything i get a lot of big grins and it makes me smile back.

i am just a girl, rockin’ in my own world.
certainly all that chair dancing has got to count for some sort of physical exertion yes?

Adele has once again found herself on repeat in my car.  i am completely in love with that woman.
If you haven’t purchased that cd, i don’t know what you are waiting for.
i wonder what she was going through when she wrote this one…i can only assume heartbreak, perhaps love that was not meant to be…unrequited love.

i am counting the minutes until i am back in my car…singing her songs at the top of my lungs, making a fool of myself 🙂

Adele is good for my soul.  and my heart.

as you were.

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happy happy

as of first thing this morning, there have been 11,111 views on my blog

🙂

why does that make me happy?  well, for one, it makes me happy that so many people are interested in my journey and what i have to say.  or people are just bored and have nothing better to do than click on my blog lol

and two…11 is one of my most favourite numbers in the whole entire world.  String a whole bunch of 11’s together and you got a happy bee!
if you are into the spiritual side of life…look in to the number 11.

After the past few weeks, this is just the sign i needed.  things are looking up already.

then

the universe emailed me this morning…and said:

 

First, choose from the options that thrill you.

Then, choose the ones that also teach you.

And from these, goddess, choose the scariest.

Butterflies in your tummy are good,
The Universe


yes, the universe refers to me as goddess…it knows me well.

how’s that for a hopeful week ahead?

i am off for an on plan breakfast, and am going to try really hard not to complain about daylight savings time…as i yawn my face off.

I’m going to start off this week as happy as i can be.  life will not bring me down.

Happy Monday!

and since it’s Monday…let’s start off with a song that makes me happy.

click here to be happy too!

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gone and done it

it’s true.
i am now officially a member of the gym!
 
my friend and i went in to meet with the owner of the gym on Sunday.
we got the full tour and i must say i was impressed.
 
let me remind you that i was a member of this gym for TWO years.
In that 2 years i did not step foot in there once.  not once.
they were in the process of building the gym, and i bought my membership before it opened…with good intentions.
i did not go once.
ugh, what a waste of money!
 
So…i am gonna do it kids!!
 
the best part of this is the classes they offer – and they are included in the membership.
they have yoga, zumba, pilates, body training, spinning…and so much more.
they even have hot yoga!  (only the first class is free…after that it’s 10 dollars every 2 weeks if you want to do it)
 
So Thursday we have a one hour consultation with a personal trainer and then a one hour consult with a nutritionist
i could not be more excited!!!
 
what a change in mind set!  wasn’t it just a couple of months ago i wrote all about not ever joining a gym?
 
i think i have finally realized my limitations working out at home.  Not that i don’t love Turbo Jam…because i do.
it’s done wonders for me…my body…my health…and of course has contributed to my weight loss – big time.  i think more so than my diet.
but i am at a point where i need to take things up a notch.  i need to incorporate weights, do different work outs…
get ripped!!
 
my goal is to rock a bikini this summer.  and i mean rock it – i so did not rock the bikini on my vacation looking back lol
i want to feel confidant enough to frolic on the Greek islands completely naked.
so when the personal trainer asks me what my goals are…that’s what i will tell her
i want to feel confidant enough to frolic naked 🙂
 
it’s different this time.  i think i know better the value of my money.
I am not going to waste my money, but take full advantage of it.
(by the way it’s cheaper this time around then it was when i was a member years ago)
 
so i have goals…and the gym will help me be successful.
i am so excited i could pee!!!
 
and now the fun part
i am going shopping.
getting my work out outfits
as i’ve said before i work out in my skivvies at home…i am sure people at the gym wouldn’t appreciate that
or would they?
lol
 
no lululemon for me…yet. 
i mean i love their stuff…but it’s way over priced…and i hate hate hate that people buy those clothes for the look…and not for the work out
these clothes are designed for you to work out in
not to prance around the city thinking you look fine
 
wow – i went off on a rant didn’t i lol
 
so yeah, clothes shopping tonight.
i am sooooo excited!!!

wordpress counterAnd on to some completely unrelated news – cause i gotta be me…
I finally got the new Adele cd…
I put it on while driving to work…and ended up sitting in the parking lot at work unable to get out of my car, because my ears could not get enough of this album. 15 minutes later and i forced myself to turn it off.
It’s AMAZING.
get thee to a store and buy it NOW. (sorry didn’t mean to be so demanding)


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say what you will

i love McDonald’s!

Ok, perhaps i should explain what it is that i love before you start throwing rocks at me.
I am not talking about Big Macs or the fries….although an oreo and smartie mcflurrie would be kind of awesome right now.

As you already know, i love me my diet coke from there.

But what i adore equally is their Southwest Chicken Salad.
Can you say yum??

A Southwest Salad and a large diet coke for dinner would be absolute heaven!

A lot of times after my walk, i would pick up a salad and head home…cause face it…who really wants to cook after walking 5 miles?

Not I.

Anywhoooo….can you tell what i am craving?  well look at it…betcha you want one now huh? lol

So that’s all i got today.  Anyone want to bring me a salad and a large diet coke? (minus the crunchy chips)
It’s stir fry day at work….and i don’t know if i am strong enough to say no.
A salad could potentially stop me from making a huge mistake lol

On to other most amazing news.  If you’ve gone to the blog next door you already know of my undying love for….Adele.

And so…you would simply understand that I screamed like a girl when i heard her brand new song yesterday…and blogged about it asap.
So i thought i’d share it here.  It’s amazing.  I dare you not to fall in love with her.


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