Thursday, February 26, 2015


Thinking about being somewhere warm. This is me and Casey at Atlantis in 2010.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

Friday - Casey and I watched more Dexter while Caelen played at the neighbor's after spending the day (no school) with Grandma and Grandpa.

Saturday - Casey worked and ran errands while Caelen and I did chores. Then we went to Bambino's for supper since I just cannot get enough of anything vaguely Italian (tonight I yelled at Starbuck in Italian) and watched Iron Man 3 before Casey and I watched more Dexter.

Sunday - I had coffee with Dani and Karen while Casey went to the gym and Caelen had some TV/video game time. Then we went to The Old School Arcade, which was so much fun. Will definitely return. We finished off with a stop at the mall for Blizzards and Strawberry Julius, and made Caelen try on dress shirts at Von Maur.

Absolutely did not accomplish anything on my To Do list. But had an awesome weekend nonetheless.

Stuff I love - pillows

I don't get excited about much these days but I recently bought these pillows. They're way more than I normally spend on pillows but they're awesome. I swear they're helping my back get better - no small feat. Just one of many things necessary to make my post-40 lifestyle livable.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oh hai.

Just checking out the app for Blogger. Maybe if it's on my tablet I'll be more regular about it?

Don't bet on it though.😕

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Less than two days to make goals AND accomplish them!

Yep, not gonna happen.

Tomorrow I will toast to better laid (and completed) plans for 2015.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh hai...about that gym thing...

I was actually making it there three times per week for a couple of months before our Italy trip (pics of that here).I've been lifting mostly and working on mobility.

We left for Italy on 11/5 and got back 11/12, upon which I found myself incredibly busy, but I'm heading to the gym in a few minutes. Woo. With all the walking we did in Italy I don't feel guilty. (But I do feel a flare up of my plantar fasciitis, boo.)

One thing I want to share is that I got one of these, which I love. I love that I don't have to wear it on my wrist. I love how accurate it is. I love that it has a display that I can see in real time. I love how easy the app is to use (way, way better than WW). I love that it has blue tooth. I love how awesome the online experience is - you can even see macro-nutrient breakdowns. So, yeah, I love it. 

I'm down about seven pounds since I got it and not because I'm dieting or anything but mostly because it's super easy to be mindful of activity and such. 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Zombieland Rule #1: Cardio

I made it to the gym 3 times last week. I mostly lift weights there and do a bit of MetCon.

That's all well and good but today, for the first time in ages I got to walk with Sarah.

And Sarah walks fast. Like, really fast.

I was sweaty and winded the whole time. We walked for an hour and I got almost 9000 steps in. That's a lot.

I'm really glad we're fighting Ebola and not zombies. Because I definitely need to do more cardio.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

About that gym thing...

I have been going, but only about twice a week. I suppose that's better than nothing. 

One of the reasons I don't like going to the gym is the gym itself. I call it Ghetto Gym. Honestly, it's not bad, it has pretty much everything I need. I guess I just got spoiled by the nice gym with all the amenities. (Which I paid, like a lot, for.) When we signed up for Ghetto Gym, I was really annoyed with all the people at Amenity Gym, so it seemed like a bargain. Now I'm locked in for four years. Boo. I got one year free doing this alas, you get what you pay for. 

An extra nice gym, with a real spa and everything, just opened up in the area. Many times I am tempted to just join it. But I won't, because I'm randomly cheap about some things. 

What I really need to do is just outfit a home gym. We don't have a ton of room in the house for it, but I'd love to put up a building on our basketball court and turn it into a gym. We'd only need to add a steam shower in our bathroom, and a hot tub on the deck and we'd be all set. Casey and I already talked about a name for our gym - Gym Of Thrones. Added bonus of working out at home, I could snuggle pets between sets.

But really, all of this is just an excuse so I can continue to be fat and lazy.