i do have a life outside of talking about eating healthy and working out
here’s a glimpse of how i amuse myself
not so sure they are amused – but they put up with me
so i gave my body two full days of rest
and decided to test out these legs of mine on day 3
i decided i would walk to a restaurant where i was meeting friends for dinner
it was only 2.5 km’s away
if i was in pain, i could always get a lift home
i am happy to say
no pain at all. i was able to put in two good walks over the weekend
so i have no idea what those shin splints were about
crazy time has started at work again
and i am trying to find ways to keep moving
that’s hard when you have a desk job
and work 12-14-16 hours a day
today i left the house at 6
by the time i got in and changed and ready to relax it was after 9pm
where do i find the motivation to work out
when i just want to stop drop and roll?
but this is the reality of my life
about a week of normalcy and then 3 weeks of utter craziness
it’s just my new normal
and won’t change until they hire someone to help pick up the extra load
i may be wonder woman
but i can’t do this much longer
it’s exhausting, and i have no time to myself. to take care of myself etc
january cannot come soon enough
and now for the TMI portion of the evening
my fitbit is trying to kill me
i have the fitbit one
and it clips nicely and discreetly to my bra
i just put it in the centre and off i go
i guess the other day
i tucked it in more to the left side
snug as a bug
when i got home that night
and got undressed
i felt something wet on my leg
it was blood
not sure what happened
but i think the placement of the fitbit
caused a HUGE blister
smack dab on one of the girls
and when i whipped off the bra
apparently i ripped off the skin
a lot of it
and that’s the story of my fitbit trying to kill me
this is no surprise
if anything weird can happen to me
and it did
there was no hula hooping, zumba-ing, trampolining done this week.
i think that inhaling and exhaling took more effort than anything.
i got knocked on my ass something fierce…
i came down with something on Tuesday. it started with an annoying tickle in my throat – and then it felt like i swallowed razor blades – and someone was sitting on my chest,
to some god awful head cold turned to flu.
Thursday – was a hot day. i do believe it was 31 degrees with the humidex. i took a scalding hot bath, put on my fat pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt and blanky – and i was still shaking i was so cold.
i actually contemplated turning on the fire place…but it just felt wrong. lol
and then it decided to turn into a full on head cold – again.
of course i was sick. i had a very important event to attend over the weekend – i’ve been waiting months to go – of course i would get my ass whipped.
i expected nothing less.
but i made it. na-na-na-na-na you stupid cold – you didn’t win.
i feel much more myself today. sure i can’t breathe and i am coughing up a lung – but i feel worlds better.
i decided to go grocery shopping, then go out and totally clean my nasty car…i just finished a wonderful dinner i made…and now i am ready to have a chill Sunday.
i am going to make myself an extra spicy Caesar – all in the name of health but of course.
if i am feeling like i won’t hack out my lungs tomorrow – i’ll get my Zumba on
based on the pictures that were taken this weekend – mamma might wanna get on the exercise train sooner than later.
but for tonight – it shall be a Caesar, perhaps even my new low carb beer i found. ok so it’s not so new – it’s Molson 67 – with lime. the lime bit is the new part
i swear there is no alcohol in it tho.
and i will hopefully finish the book that Portia De Rossi wrote – Unbearable Lightness. my feelings about this book are so all over the place i am sure there will be a blog post about that in the future.
have any of you read it? thoughts???
enjoy your Sunday night everyone.
there was no wii zumba for me last night.
i started to get a headache before i left the office last night. by the time dinner dishes were cleaned up and lunch/snacks were packed…it took everything i had not to cry from the pain.
i haven’t had a headache like that – of that magnitude – in a very long time.
i think it was a combination of the weather and my body going through some sort of carb withdrawal and detoxing.
either way it just sucked.
not only that – my poor old bones. you know you are old when you can tell what the weather is going to be like based on how your bones feel.
not sure if i have ever mentioned this here before, but i have been a victim of a hit and run twice in my life.
lets just say a car driving over your leg does cause a bit of long term damage. lol
so for the past couple of days my knee and my ankle have been really sore.
i woke up this morning and my other ankle was sore. wtf????
what could i have possibly done in my sleep?
other than age
because man this is making me feel OLD.
other than that…i am wonderful today lol…just falling apart!
today i had the “bee special” for lunch. haven’t had that in forever.
i rediscovered how very much i love my cucumber sandwiches. mmmm mmm good.
happy hump day friends!
i am alive!
i survived the meetings – barely!
the days were long and exhausting. Tuesday started at 6am and i didn’t arrive home until about 8:30 that night.
Repeat again the next day.
i was on information overload. I learned alot which is always a good thing…i was always on my best behaviour – because i am a good girl like that 🙂
lol, never mind, being on my best behaviour took alot outta me too.
I don’t think i have recovered completely yet – but the weekend is fast approaching and i see sleeping in in my near future.
on the agenda that we received, it said that breakfast would be “served” at 7:30.
when i read that i assumed it was a hot breakfast and there would be items there that i would be able to eat…as did other people.
i should never assume. the only hot item there was coffee.
breakfast consisted of bagels. croissants, muffins, donuts and cookies i believe.
that table was a vision of health let me tell you.
i was prepared though and had brought snack size bags of nuts.
To my surprise my lunches were low carb! Sure they had carbolicious items on the buffet, but there was enough salad, steamed veggies and meat to do the trick!!!
and dinner was much of the same!!!
Here i was thinking that i would have nothing to eat…and after every meal i was full and content.
on to other news…my face seems to be reliving it’s teenage years. isn’t clear skin one of the benefits of getting older?
ugh – i wish the rest of my body wanted to relive it’s teenage years…i would gladly walk around in my 17 year old rockin’ body any day!!!
that’s my update. not much i know – but i thought i’d let you all know that i am alive!!
oh the things that make me deliriously happy.
i decided that i would make my chicken, cheese wraps tonight.
if you know one thing about me through this blog is….i am not a fan of chicken.
i don’t like handling it – at all.
it kinda makes me want to toss my cookies. and the clean up i need to do afterwards is a little OCD-ish
it’s really odd – i know this.
but hey – i yam what i yam.
the end result is awesome -extremely tasty.
it’s the getting there that is a little troublesome.
just touching the chicken…never mind cutting the breasts in half and beating the crap out of them
it does a number on my gag reflex
so i was mentally preparing myself all day today…as i often do when i have to do things i don’t wanna do.
i get to the grocery store and pick up my breasts.
wait – not my breasts – the chicken breasts
i start walking away and out of the corner of my eye i catch something i’ve never seen at the grocery store before
thin cut chicken breasts.
i almost did my happy dance right there in the poultry aisle.
sure it cost twice as much
expensive chicken let me tell you
but keeping my sanity – absolutely priceless
it’s a random day and i have random thoughts.
i am feeling more like myself – so really you should expect nothing less
this is day two of no headache. ok, so yesterday i had a very very mild one
but considering what i have been dealing with lately – that was a piece of cake.
two days of feeling like a brand new woman – like i could conquer the world
i am going to completely take advantage of it – because i am sure it will be back.
it seems when the headache went away – my personality returned. go figure.
if you read my blog yesterday – you read about my near death experience yes?
ok, ok…so i may be exaggerating just a bit – but seriously…those stairs just about killed me
after the initial shock to my body wore off i thought to myself – “self, you gotta do that again!”
i used to take the stairs every single day. i don’t know why i stopped…but i am thinking maybe, just maybe i will try it again
it would be great if i could get my diva dog to do it with me – but she’s too good for stairs
i would end up carrying her. no thanks!
my eating has been remarkable lately. it feels so good being back on track. when i am in this mode i always wonder why i ever strayed.
i have much more energy (if i don’t have a bloody headache that is) and i just feel so much more accomplished.
can you see me patting my back?
if there is no headache tomorrow – i am going to give weights a try at the gym again. i’ve given up on the weights because honestly – it feels like my brains are gonna pop out. it’s quite the scary feeling doing weights feeling like that. it makes me wonder what the hell my brain is going through to be feeling so horrible.
so i’ve only been doing cardio now for a few weeks – i am anxious and nervous about getting back on the weights. i think my body will be in pain – but it’s a good pain. yeah i am one of those weirdos who like pain.
it’s been a while since i’ve done weights and i feel myself shying away from doing them.
i’ll get over it i am sure.
i’ll leave you with a picture of my beautiful family – well some of my family. the little critters that have stolen my heart.
have an awesome Thursday – i know i will. Thursday’s are my favourite! woohoo
on tonight’s agenda – i am going to make a kick ass dinner – possibly a kick ass cheesecake. pray that my kitten doesn’t cause me to drink copious amounts of alcohol (i forgot what kittens were like – lord give me strength)
and all my shows are on – and more than likely i shall be writing.
now doesn’t that sound like an amazing evening?
play nice kids!