Tuesday, January 29, 2013


But not on purpose!

The trauma to my mouth kind of set me back the whole week. I couldn't really do anything at home either! I just sat on the couch as soon as I got home from work, turned on the TV and hung out with the cat until Joe came home and made dinner. It was quite pathetic but I don't regret any moments rest I took. But now I have no excuse not to work out! Well except that yesterday we had planned on jogging to Cheeseman Park (a few blocks east of us) but then it decided to snow pretty heavily in the evening. So we ended up staying in and watching a documentary called The Revisionaries.

I am determined to get back on track! I still remember what exercises I was working on and continue to find new ones on Pintrest. Also, a friend of mine that I used to work with at DSW asked me if I wanted to try a Zumba class with her. I've only tried Zumba a couple of times and that was about two years ago when I was still in college.

It kind of reminds me of a modern day Jazzercise.
It was pretty fun and I think it'll be great to have a friend to go along with. I might try to get Joe to join us but he gets embarrassed easily and this is the kind of work out that can start out pretty embarrassing. But I want him to stay active. If I enjoy this Zumba thing enough to stick with it I will probably cancel my membership at the gym we currently attend since the pricing will be about the same and I'm not about to pay double for working out. And if I quit that gym, Joe will have no motivation (i.e. me) to go on his own and he will probably quit too. If or when that happens I still want him to be active in some way. Any way! Maybe he'll warm up to the whole Zumba thing, who knows.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


These pens are probably the most exciting part of my weekend. Besides the whole wisdom teeth extraction I had Thursday afternoon. I finally got all four pulled out of my head and it wasn't that bad. Except for the lower left tooth that was basically perpendicular to the rest of my teeth. The dentist really had to work on that one, cutting off pieces of with his little drill, pulling and tugging, more cutting, until it finally gave up and vacated my mouth. Of course that left me with a lot of swelling, but only on the left side so I looked a bit lop sided for a couple of days.

Fast forward to now and there is definitely less pain in my mouth! The lower left tooth that was trouble for my dentist left a pretty gaping hole in my mouth and I was concerned that would get infected and cause all sorts of trouble. I've never been through any kind of major "surgery" before so I really didn't know what to expect. But the pain is lessening and the hole itself seems to be closing up so I think I'm in the home stretch!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I werk out

Today's (Tuesday) numbers:

Started with treadmill - 3 min warm up, 4 min run, 2 min cool down
On to box step ups - 2 sets of 15 each leg
Next was triceps dips - 3 sets of 10
Then one legged squat and leg abduction - 2 sets of 10 each leg
Seated leg sweep - 3 sets of 5 each leg (I kind of pussied out on these)
Lastly the dreaded stability ball V-press - 2 sets of 10

If you don't know what that last one looks like...

It was a pretty good workout. I keep pushing myself to do more and more each week. I'd like to add one exercise to my routine each week as well. But if I feel like I'm not improving or mastering on the exercises I'm doing already that means I need to stick with those before I start anything new.

Yeah, that sounds like a plan!

Monday, January 7, 2013


I've found a new addiction in Pintrest.

The site features posts about almost anything you could think of: food, tattoos, baby animals, organizing tips and even better - exercise. It's made tracking down new workouts a breeze and there's no excuse not to implement them into my dwindling exercise regimen.

The other night I tried the new leg exercises to get back into the groove. There was the seated leg sweep, step ups (on a box step), and a leg extension with squat. After those simple exercises I felt exhausted and ashamed. But I am still motivated. There are to many parts of me that jiggle.

I am also going to start a "wake up warm up" routine that I also found on Pintrest. I would like to go running in the mornings but  know that I am not up to that caliber yet so hopefully this warm up routine  will help me get my day going with an energetic start.

Here's to the new year and a new me!

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Thank God it's almost the weekend.

We came back from visiting Texas with a gifts aplenty and a couple of colds. The cat made it both ways so at least part of the trip was a success. P.S. - I hate cough drops, as necessary as they are I can never get over the taste. I think I read somewhere that it is merely the act of sucking on something to keep your mouth moist that helps suppress coughs but what do I know.

Overall, going home was disappointing. I have never been more happy to be in my little apartment with the boyfriend and our own bed. The "just us" factor was nice, the not being ridiculed for every, single, little thing I did, and the lack of disappointment from the people around me. The end of 2012 was easily forgettable. I wanted my 25th birthday to be a big moment. I invited all the friends I thought were going to be in town (they replied to the invite as if they were going to be there). I was left with entertaining all of my sister's friends because she was getting her hair cut. The only people I wasn't disappointed by was a pair I knew from high school and if anything, I felt like my party was a let down. I should have just gone out to a bar.

So with the year anew I have dropped my expectation to everyone who doesn't put as much effort forth as I do. Their existence in my life will be deemed a waste of time and they will be forgotten as it seems I have been forgotten.

Starting off the New Year with the resolution to look down upon those who don't meet my expectations seems crass but I counter that by having a more positive outlook for myself. Just because most of the individuals around me cannot be counted on doesn't mean I still can't make a difference or that people as a whole aren't inherently good. I'm just choosing to not look as closely anymore because you will always find failure.

To the masses!