What’s up, peeps? Sorry I was MIA yesterday, but I’m back!
So what’s been up… Well, first of all, Hubs is so cuteables. On May 17th (our 1month anniversary!!!) he sent me lovely lilies:
I adore them! I can’t wait until they all open up — it appears there are many colors! So far I have a pink and a yellow. They totally brightening my life right now because, it is, yet again, rainy and gross in Boston. Qu’elle surprise!
In case you’ve been paying attention to my exercise challenge, I’ll give you the update: today is day 5 and I am in SO MUCH PAIN! You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s that punishment pain, the pain that comes when you haven’t done something long enough for your body to have completely forgotten about it. It’s lunge pain. My bum is in such misery, even sitting here is uncomfortable — but getting up is worse :). I’ll be heading out to do my cardio in a bit, and I’m thinking that will help stretch out my poor muscles. All in all, though, I’m happy with what I’m doing. It’s by no means a grueling plan — it’s more of an introduction (or re-introduction) into a solid cardio/strength routine. After this month I know I’ll definitely have to step it up, but I think I’ll be more than ready.
Some exciting things….
I’m married to a stud. A stud who wins awards all the time. 2010 has definitely been a good year so far for the Hubs — he’s gotten 2 awards and me — he’s a pure gold baby! But I digress; last night he won a Rosoff Award, which was super cool, and we got to check out the JFK Memorial Museum, which I’d never been to but always seen from the high way, while slowly dying in Boston traffic. It was much fun and Hubs got a lot of props for his acceptance speech. I is so proud of him! 🙂 🙂
I’m working on a super special project that I can hopefully unveil to you in the next few months. I’m dying to spill right now, but that wouldn’t be the right thing to do as of yet. Gotta get the ducks in the row first (or should I say, puppies…hmmm). I will say that, if all goes well, I will be one happy lady!
Speaking of puppies, mine are killing me this morning. There are some maintenance workers doing something on the stairs that happen to be right next to our living room window, and I don’t think my dogs will EVER get tired of barking at them. I understand that they are infuriated and protective and whatever, but geeeee whiz, pups. I had enough wine last night where that barking is not my friend today. They are lucky that they are so cute.
How’s Wednesday going? I still can’t shake the feeling that I’ve got homework I should be doing… 🙂
Finally, I’m not too cold for a smoothie this morning!
It was the usual suspects:
- baby spinach
- almond milk
- 2 dates, pitted
- frozen berry medley
- 1/2 scoop vanilla sun warrior
Let the Vita Mix whirl!
Yummy. It’s been a while since I added protein powder to my smoothies. Sun Warrior is good, but I find it’s important to add enough ice — that cuts the slightly chalky taste. I’ve been using dates as my sweetener, ever since I got the Vita (because it can pulverize ’em) and I’m really happy with that. They are more than sweet enough and add a lot of very good things in addition to that. This morning’s smoothie was definitely a keeper.
Hubs is back in town, although not yet home — he has a few meetings to attend — but I like knowing he’s close by! Today, as you may know, is the day of my LAST FINAL EVER. I’m very excited. But also a bit nervous. I’ve never felt so unprepared for an exam in my life, nor have I studied this hard for one. The plan for today is to continue with more of what I did yesterday: copious note-taking, watching How The Earth Was Made, and completing as many little sample quizzes online as I can. I have to leave here no later than 4PM, so that roughly gives me about 4.5 hours left of cramming. Boy, will I be relieved when this is over and I no longer I have memorize stuff like this:
Before I leave you go to back to my rocky world, I wanted to bring your attention to the Simply Exercise tab at the top of the page. I’ve posted a month long workout there, which I’ll be starting on Friday. I plan to update you with my progress on that page. I did a little research on myself and discovered that the one and only time I had gotten the weight down and was actually toning up, was back in 2005 when I started working out with Hubs (who was Boyfriend at that time). He taught how to use the weight room in my gym, a place I would normally only walk through, at a quick pace, on my way to the cardio section. Anyway, I used to love pumpin’ a little iron, and I remember that I was getting really strong and fit too, I was almost into a size 4! The proof is in the pants, my friends. So, it’s time to get back on that. It’s universally accepted that a little strength training does the body good. I’m committing myself to this one month plan, and after that, we shall see!
Have a wonderful Thursday — I sure will be, after 7:30PM!