Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yoga, Table for One

Currently, the husband is kicking butt while doing p90x yoga at four in the morning! I thought that would be me as well today. But no.  I was 10 minutes into it,  in the lovely downward facing dog position and then it felt like my wrists snapped.  Now please believe me when I say that I really do need my wrists in my day to day life.  My wrists are ALL I need to perform my job duties. So I'm very protective of them.  Hopefully yoga day can be moved to the weekend. I rather get in really intense workouts during the workweek.  I promised him I wouldn't go back to bed, (it being 4:30 AM and all)  so blogging was the alternative.  Hah!

I've lost almost 2 inches on my stomach in almost 2 weeks.  I like measuring inches instead of pounds, because the inches come off faster.  My weight-loss friend introduced me to a video on youtube.  Yay for more motivation!  (this is not my video)
Again, this is NOT ME!  But this video does encourage me to continue on this journey. She made her changes within one year.  I really like how she is a regular person and shows where she started from. It really is just a lifestyle change and not a 90 day diet.  Keep sweating friends!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Snowman in July

Yesterday morning started with a trip to the vet. The pup needed her annual shots and I decided I would drive her there.  She knows something is up before we even make it to the parking lot.  However, she did great and didn't panic too much.  In fact I panicked more than her.

While we were in the main lobby, a bald-headed younger man, full of tattoos (including a teardrop near his eye, spiderweb on his elbow, and tattoos on his actual head) was in there with his pitbull.  Now, I'm not terribly close-minded and understand that there may be one or two "nice" pitbulls out there, but none I have ever met. (The one I did meet a while back actually PISSED on me!)  But in this case, the owner was much more scarier than the dog.  He turned to me and said "Isn't that a schnauzer?"  "Yes," I said in a very quiet tone.  Thankfully, he mostly talked to the lady behind the desk.

Then the pup and I waited in our room for a while. She just kept walking around and looking at me expectantly. The nice vet tech came in and whisked the pup to the back for the annual fecal examine.  I'm so glad I don't have to see that.  But if I remember right,  when I was a child, the vet techs would do that in front of the humans.  Hmmm, maybe I suppressed those memories.  Anyways,  the pup is very healthy. Her weight is great and she no longer has lipids in her eye.  Which the vet said was "unusual." I guess I have a wonder-dog!

After that the husband and I went garage sellin'.  It was drizzly and cloudy so the heat was manageable. I even purchased some items and got a shopper's high.  Albeit a cheap one.  Below are some of my treasures. Enjoy!

This was my first purchase of the day. Originally, I just wanted the black bowl with the bird design. But it said $5 for the set.  I thought that meant just the four bowls but it included the plates too!  The seller stated they were from UrbanOutfitters. Score!

This red and gold bowl is quite heavy. It was marked at $8 but I purchased it for $5.  I will use it around Christmas time and set gold balls and ornaments or gold potpourri in it.  Can't wait!
My very first Christmas yard ornament.  I love snowmen!  The buyer had him plugged in to show that he worked and he looked so friendly to me. I was giddy with excitement and the husband and buyer just looked at me like I was crazy.  Eventually they both laughed with (at) me.  This purchase was for $15.

Have a good week!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Smaller Curves Ahead!

Yesterday was my birthday.  I'm now the ripe ol' age of 27.  I started the day off by eating a delicious breakfast with my husband at the local bakery.  I had eggs-over-medium, bacon, a biscuit with cold gravy, and potatoes.  It was pretty yummy besides the cold gravy.  I left the bakery without cookies, cupcakes, or a cake.  That is a great accomplishment for myself.

Then at 10am, I went to my hair stylist and received a much needed haircut.  It looks so much better!  The length is to my shoulders and layered.  Or "thinned out" as the husband called it.  I don't think I ate lunch yesterday because I was saving room for dinner.

For dinner I went to Surin 280 with three other people.  I can't get enough of their tofu coconut soup.  It is so creamy and delicious. I wish I could describe it better for you.  It was the first time my husband and I went there together.  He ordered the bbq chicken and I had the Thai noodle bowl.  I can't wait to go again.

While we are on the subject of food, I should let you know that I'm about to start a "healthier lifestyle" phase (aka diet).  My friend "T" and I are starting it tomorrow and will keep each other accountable.  I do not want to let myself or her down.  I think with her help, I can finally become successful at this.

My plan to achieve weight loss is the P90X workout program,  a Shakeology drink every morning after the workout, eat sensibly 5 times a day, and push my water.  And to truly understand that this will not happen overnight and to NOT GIVE UP!

I'm hesitant to put all my measurements and before pics out on blogworld just yet. But, I will once I reach my target of 115 pounds.  That is the weight I was on my wedding day and is a reasonable, healthy goal.  Have a great week!