Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day One

Today I started a new (hah!) exercise regimen. After hearing TONS of people talk about the 30 Day Shred on twitter, I decided that 20 minutes a day totally sounded like my kind of exercise and joined in.

I must say. IT'S HARD. I'm proud of myself for being able to do most of it but MAN by the end I am T-I-R-E-D. Like, huffing and puffing, nobody-better-see-me-this-pathetic tired. It's not pretty, people.

BUT, I gave myself a while to cool down, drank some water, ate something and I felt terrific. So good that I later decided to go wash my car! By hand! Which I haven't done in Idontknowhowlong. If you've seen my car, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it? Good. Your eyes are better that way. I gave up on my car being cute a loooong time ago. Anyway, back to me.

I decided it would be awesome! to go wash my car in the driveway. And it was, for about 15 minutes. Then, with the sweat dripping down my face into my eyes and off my chin, I realized, "Wow! It's 101 degrees!" Then I promptly doused my head with water from the hose. That made things better.

So all in all, yes the Shred was HARD. But it felt really good to be active. I don't even mind the sore muscles I have! (We'll see how I feel about them tomorrow). I've been staying UNDER!!! my points allotment each day, so hopefully I'll see results when I weigh in this week.

On a related note...a freaking banana is two points? B.S. Other fruit that is no points = way tastier. Less filling, but still.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm Back!

I got back from my vacation in Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho on Sunday. I was gone for eight days and did NOT kill my parents, which should be noted. It was actually a nice trip (mostly), but I was very glad to come home. I have multiple posts brewing about this trip- LOTS of pictures to share and anecdotes to tell. I'm sure you will WAIT WITH BATED BREATH.

Also, I'd like to think I'm back to blogging. I haven't been at it for long and I'm already sucking at it. I don't post often because a lot of the time I feel like I don't have anything to share. Or I don't really have anyone who will read it, which is true. I like recording my thoughts to go back to later, though, so on I will go.

I started Weight Watchers yesterday! Well, really, I joined a few days before we went on vacation, which was STUPID. Who is going to diet on vacation?? So I used the time before my trip to figure out the online recording stuff and such, then began the program in full force yesterday. It's going well so far! I do have to say this. I LOVE FOOD. It sucks to have to watch what I eat. I realize that I have to do it, but seriously? Zero fun.

On a related note, I need to exercise. Unfortunately it is a MILLION DEGREES here in Texas so I am not venturing to the great outdoors for this. After hearing about it online, I decided to try the 30 Day Shred. My main reservation about it was that I wouldn't be able to DO it. I tried some clips of it last night on YouTube and I can tell it will be tough, but I'm going to do my best. I'll write tomorrow to tell you how Day One goes.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Six by Six

I got tagged for my first meme! (I honestly have NO idea what meme stands for/means, but I know they're fun to do). I was tagged by Greis, who I am glad I have gotten to know in the past few months. Here goes!

This photo was taken at my cousin Katie's wedding two summers ago. She was marrying a very nice man from Africa and it was so cool to see his family in their traditional African dress. This is my mom and I during the reception. The wedding was in Austin, so my parents had driven up from Austin that morning to attend. It was a nice wedding and I love the photos the photographers took.

The rules of this meme:
1) Go to your photo files
2) Pick the sixth folder (open)
3) Pick the 6th photo
4) Write a story about the photo
5) Tag six people

I don't think I have even six READERS, so I'll just give an open invite to all to participate. It's fun to see what picture you'll end up with!

I'll be around more often lately...SCHOOL'S OUT!:)