Friday, December 18, 2009
Working out at the gym will also be a priority! I will be there everyday (except christmas and new year's when they are closed). Those days I might do the 30 day shred at home.
I will also be trying to spend as much time with my husband as possible. We have both worked so much lately that we don't get to see each other that much. That tends to happen when one person works days and the other works nights.
I plan on also going to the library to pick out a book and will read at least one whole book this winter break. I love to read and for the past 5 months I have not had any time to sit and read at all. So I am committing myself to read at least one book in the next two weeks.
Holiday gifts have been taken care of for everyone except for one person and I just need to take the time to go and get that gift. The gifts are wrapped and under the tree ready to be given out.
Let the Holidays begin!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Last night I went to spend the night and sleep in the clinic. What an experience. The tech procedded to apply sensors all over me! The sensors had to be taped down so she had to put paste in my hair where she was applying it so the tape wouldn't get stuck. I had them stuck to my face, chest, and legs. I looked like quite a sight to see all of these wires attached to me. I was allowed to sleep on my back and turn slightly on my sides, but that was difficult with the wires wrapped around me. All of these monitor your sleep - like what stage sleep you are in and how long you stay there, how much oxygen you are getting, etc... I could have gotten under the covers but thought I would be fine with just the blanket I brought. After a couple of hours the door opened and the nurse proceeded to tell me my body temperature was way up and that she had to put the fan on me to cool me down. After that I think I shivered all night.
I was awoken at 5:30 am (way too early for me) and then the nurse proceeded to pul the sensors off of me. She said I was then ready to leave. I decided to stay and take a shower because I had to get all of this paste out of my hair. It took me 20 minutes just to wash my hair! (and still I get to school and there is still paste in my hair!).
I was told someone would call me to give me my results. If I do have sleep apnea I have to come back and do this again this week , but this time with a mask on my face. I would really like to know why I have been so tired all the time, but the idea of having to wear a mask to bed for the rest of my life does not appeal to me and probably wouldn't appeal to my husband either.
Has anyone been through this before?
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Dear Santa (aka hubby),
You probably won't read this because I don't think you read my blog at all. But by chance you do here is what I want for Christmas....
1.This Jessica Simpson Sasha Satchel in Rubio (found here at macy's and it is on sale right now!)
Now I don't expect both or even one since we said we would just do a couple of little things (and that you don't read my blog), but since you asked what I want for Christmas - here it is.
Now I know I haven't been that good this year, but if you are willing to overlook it that would be great!
P.S. You can go wrong with Target gift cards either.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Anyway, right now I am hurting! I went to an extreme fitness class today. It has been about 5 months since I have been to the class and it has changed a lot! Usually it is high energy cardio and today it was mostly weights. I am so sore! I know I will have a hard time moving tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I am just so happy it is the weekend. I went and did a walk for the homeless this morning, washed my car, scrubbed my bathroom, gave myself a pedicure, and now laying here watching SEC football. So happy that I get to watch the VOLS play tonight on tv! Well I am off to take a nap! I love weekends!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
15 people are training for the half marathon. That is not something I want to accomplish at this point in my life. There are four of us who will have modified runs at the same time (we will only run between 3 - 5 miles). I am definitely o.k. with that. It gets me out of bed at 5:15 in the morning knowing that others are getting up also to meet me. I may be at the back of the group (and a block back) but that is o.k. I am getting up and doing it and that is all that matters.
My husband has given me a little nutrition help on what he thinks will help with weight loss. So plain oatmeal in the morning, and chicken and vegetables for both lunch and dinner. This is very hard for me. I like chicken but eating it all the time is hard. He did this diet when had to lose weight for his bodybuilding competition and the weight fell off of him. He is convinced it will work for me. I will try it our for a couple of weeks to see how well it works. All I know is that I have lost 2 pounds I think. My scale may be lying.
Anyway I manage to lose control over my personal checking acct. and had to give all control of money to my husband. This is the hardest thing! I used to be able to buy whatever and whenever. Now I am on an allowance and it is no fun! That means I need to stay away from Target for a bit since I can not go in and buy just one thing. Hopefully I will learn that I don't need to spend every dime I have just because it is there and that I have to learn to spread the money out for my neccessities like gas. wish me luck!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
I am still doing the running program but had to miss on Tuesday due to school open house, overslept on wed (missed that one), and then missed thursday because hubby and I had a rough day and started having adult beverages at 4pm (we were in bed by 6:45 - so sad). I had an ok run Sat. morning but it was so humid that it was like torture for me. I have been so busy that it is hard for me to catch a nap, and sometimes I try to stay up late to see hubby when he gets home from work.
So this morning (after having very crazy dreams) I hit my snooze button on my alarm. Five minutes later I was dragging out of bed. I stood in front of the mirror and tried to convince myself to go back to bed. I really wanted to go back to bed. So standing in my very dark bathroom I saw a faint image of my body and I really thought I had gained 200 pounds over night. Seriously. I had to run now that I gained 200 pounds. So I turn on the light and realized I hadn't gained 200 pounds (thank goodness) but still not pleased to see myself. I get dressed and get in the car to drive over to the gym when I see my running group already turning the block. I realize it was the 5:45am group (which is my group - we have to leave early because we run so slow), but I thought they had discontinued the 2 groups and that we were going to run as one group at 6am. SO now I am bummed because I have to run with the fast people. Like they are really fast for beginners. At 6am we take off (or they take off because they are so fast and I am like a block behind everyone). After 10 minutes I could barely run and walk. I really did turn around and limp back to my car. I wanted to cry.I think I seriously psyched myself out of a decent run starting when I hit the snooze button.
I know I have come a long way since I started in july, but it is so hard for me to see it. The 4 mile race is in 3 weeks and sometimes I wonder if I can achieve my goal (to run the whole race - don't care a thing about my time). I know they say that every run is different and some are going to be good and some are going to be bad, but all of mine have been bad.
I know my weight has a lot to do with it (I have gained weight since starting - all I do is crave food). I have decided to go back to Weight Watchers starting Wed. I realize I can't do it myself even though I have the tools to. I am tired of looking the way I do. All I want to do is look in a mirror and be proud of myself instead of avoiding them. I want to put cute clothes on instead of the same 3 outfits because they fit the most comfortably.
I have some seriously planning to do. I can't afford a personal trainer. Knowing that I have to meet with someone would get me to the gym. I have to sit down and look at my schedule and try to fit in workouts and make myself accountable. I have to figure out what would motivate me to write down all of the calories I consume. I have a lot of work ahead of me!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Luckily I go to spend some time with my hubby Tuesday night and Thursday night. I have needed to go out and have a few drinks and boy, did I ! We did have some fun!
I am still running, but Thursday's run was pretty bad. In the middle of my run my stomach started to hurt so bad and then I had a panic attack when I realized how far I was from a restroom. I had to stop and walk and try to change what was on my mind so I could make it back to the gym. I was miserable the whole way back! No fun!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am still in my running program. My coaches have discovered that I tend to run on my toes which cause my shins to hurt so bad! So I am having to learn how to speed up because the faster I run the more my body corrects itself. Would never have know that if I was doing this by myself.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Anyway school starts tomorrow so my summer is officially over:( So sad!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Anyway this week is Teacher inservice where we have meetings and very little time to put together our classroom. My air conditioner is broken (lucky me!) and trying to unpack and move furniture in a very hot classroom is miserable. I can only stand to be in there for about 30 minutes at a time. Which means I am not getting a lot accomplished! Oh well. All I have to say is I am so glad to be home with my feet up in a cool house getting love from Martini - he missed his mommy!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
We ended up going to his restaurant for my birthday.
Today we went to Putt putt to play skeeball and basketball. we did a best of 7 series. He won but I did give him some competition! I love skeeball! Then he took me to Perkins and I had my chocolate chip pancakes. It was yummy!
I had gotten some Target gift cards for my birthday so I went to Target to buy some things for me! I got 3 shirts and a cute spa bath wrap.
After eating so much in the past 24 hours I certainly could not pass up my run! Another walk run for 2 miles with my running group and now icing my knees and shins!
Kinda sad the birthday is almost over
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday was pretty uneventful. Today I woke up at 5 for another run. This time we ran 90 seconds/walk 90 seconds,etc... My legs certainly tightened up today. Later on my in laws are making lunch for me while I meet my family for dinner. It was just easier for everyone to celebrate my birthday today instead of tomorrow.Still can't believe I am turning 32.... still wish I was 25!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Whitney!!!! Congrats! Please contact me so I can get your address!
Thank you all for entering!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Don't forget Birthday giveaway #2! I will draw a name on Tuesday!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
10. Chocolate - seriously I am addicted! I love it!
9. Reading a good book! Some of my favorite authors are James Patterson, Sophie Kinsella, and Jen Lancaster.
8.Dining out -i love going to try new restaurants here in Memphis with my hubby!
7.Tennessee Football! Soon I will hear "It's Football Time in Tennessee!" Go Big Orange!
6.Spa Products -I love to treat my body to new things!
5. Taking naps - Nothing is better than getting in bed and taking a really good 2 hour nap that my body has been really needing!
4.Traveling - I love getting away and escaping my life even if it is for a few days!
3.Making something- I love to be craftsy, but I can never ins the time!
2. My furry babies -Martini (my little chihuahua), maggie mae, and Simba! I love hoe Martini snuggles with me!
1. My new husband! - I love you baby! You are the greatest! I look forward to growing old with you!
p.s. check my previos post for my 2 birthday giveaways!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
So here is birthday giveaway #2...
Lipgloss set from Mark
These glosses are so creamy! I love them!
For one entry, click here to visit the mark store and and then post a comment and tell me what your favorite item might be.
For a second entry, become a follower.
For an additional five entries, place an order on the site. (make sure you let me know if you placed an order!)The giveaway will end on the 20th! And I will post the winner on the 21st!
Monday, July 13, 2009
It start next Monday!
Monday 6am, Tuesday 6pm, Wednesday 6am, Thursday 6pm, and Saturday 8am
This program goes for 8 weeks and concludes with the Cooper Young 4 mile run. We start our walking/ running as we build up to 4 miles. I am so excited because this is perfect for me! Plus me attempting to run 5 days a week has to drop off a few pounds, right?
Now I just need to find a good running shoe that won't cost me an arm and a leg!
Any shoe suggestions?