Saturday, January 20, 2007

Workout payoff

I said I slipped up on the workout thing and wasn't doing as well as I had wanted to back during the holidays. Well, since I said I was going to get back into it and do it for real this time, I'm happy to announce that I stuck to my goal! Yay me! I have been working out every other day on the Bowflex of doom and on some of the in between days I ran on the treadmill for about 20 minutes. (Ok, I embelished a bit there, I said some of the in between days and meant to say once)

I'm not seeing a decrease in weight I'm actually back up to about 150 to 151 but the unnecessary fat has been melting away. I actually put on a pair of size 8 jeans the other day and they fit quite nicely I must say. Yesterday, I put on a pair of jeans, I think they were 8's too and my Rolling Stones T-shirt and looked pretty good. No lumps, no bumps and was breathing quite well. I wore that shirt back in the summer and had the bulges from H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks, no lie.

I've got four weeks left on my workout regime before I decide whether or not the people at Bowflex are full of it but I'm guessing that as long as I stick to my working out on a regular basis they might actually get a thumbs up from me and I don't give those out too easily!

Moving along, It's finally cold here in my neck of the woods and I'm not loving that. We've had such a mild winter so far, I'm talking days in the upper 50's to mid 60's. I can so live with that! But for some reason it's turned off super cold and the highs are barely making it past the low 30's. Ewww. The weather man here must have gotten his degree from Toys-r-Us because the forecast for this weekend consists of him saying we "might get snow, we might get rain, or we might get a little something in between". Are you kidding me? I could have told you that much just by looking out the freakin window. A1 is hoping for snow, A2 couldn't care less, hubby is too busy playing around on ebay to notice and I'm looking forward to spring. I'd rather sweat to death than be cold.

Oh, I got another call from Pita (you remember them, pain-in-the-ass) the other day and guess what news they had to share? Abso-freaking-lutely nothing that I haven't alreay heard from them about three times already. Pita is seriously mentally ill. I'm not making fun, just an observation. Seriously, how many times can you tell the same person the same story, starting it off with "did I tell you this," before you get a clue? I love this person to death and try to elude to the fact that I've heard this shit before but they just keep on yammering. I must have a good heart deep down inside because I just listen. Maybe, I'm just bored out of my mind and appreciate listening to another adult. I guess we'll never really know for sure. Side note: My sister called me after I mentioned Pita the first time and asked if it was her. I got a good chuckle out of that but it's not her and she was relieved. **still laughing at you a little though sweetie just because you asked**

I almost forgot to mention my most favorite show in the world! American Idol started back this week. I'm all about that show let me tell you. I do have one complaint thus far with the show. Remember that hysterical 30 second clip of weirdos that American Idol used to promo the new episodes? Yeah, all that hilarity is not so funny stretched over two hours. American Idol, I'm begging you, STOP the two hour episodes. Please! I'm also not impressed with anyone they have put through to Hollywood so far. I didn't really think that foreign Donnie and Marie duo they sent was that great. The Shakira slut-a-be wasn't awful but she won't make it far. I'll have more on this as the show progresses. I called Carrie Underwood winning that year and until they did some freaky thing with Chris last year, had him pegged as the winner. (Oh, did I mention Clay was robbed his year!) We'll see if I can pick out a good one this year. I'm looking forward to wasting endless hours (A) watching the show, (B) talking about the show with my chums, and now (C) blogging about it!

I'm off to find my teapot, the one that whistles, I love that thing. I haven't been able to find it since we moved and I'm wanting some hot chocolate. After that I'm gonna sit my booty on the couch and watch some mindless junk on the television, watch the kids fight over the train table, and try to keep from causing bodily harm to my husband for bidding on shit we don't need on ebay.


Derrick said...

Hey, I have some advice about the weight problem. I have had a bit of a fight with weight myself. To put it bluntly, I've gone from 240lbs to my current 170lbs. I'm still trying to get down to 150ish, but I can give you some good tips for losing weight.
1-Manage your diet-If you can manage to eat less at different times of the day, you will lose more weight. Eating late at night also helps lose weight(But not that good at helping the brain function)
2-Work cardio, screw weight lifting-The best way to lose weight is cardio workouts. Weightlifting just adds muscle wich also adds weight and makes you hungrier(You need to feed the muscles too). I'd go weight lifting after you're at your weight goal.
3-Take a fun workout-Don't confuse workouts with bad feelings. If you can make your workout fun and healthy for you, you will go far with it.
4-Don't let screw ups affect you-Alot of times, when people realize they aren't losing or even possibly gaining weight, they binge wich just makes things worse.
5-Motivation-If you can maintain the will to workout and lose weight each day and never lessen it, you are almost garunteed to succeed.

Hope that helps! =)

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Rambleina said...

Thanks for the tips. I think my main problem was just sticking to the program. I've tried to work out in the past and the off days felt so good that I stayed off! I've been able to push myself to go workout even when I didn't want to and it's more like a routine now. Hopefully I can start going to the gym for racquetball and that can be the fun cardio part! Good luck with your blog. I'm a virgin blogger too and love it!