Monday, September 28, 2009

Wow..I've been rather absent in September. This entire month has been crazy from start to finish and OMG I can't believe October is already here. From fundraisers to floods (you did see the Atlanta floods...right?!) to everything in between, it's been quite the month.

Weight Watchers and I broke up. I am sad to was a friendly breakup, but the cause of our parting is because I was swooned by Jillian Michaels. We went out for drinks, and one thing led to another and now she is kicking my butt with the most amazing circuit training and diet regimine I've had in a long time. I have a personal trainer and nutritionist named Deborah who is simply amazing, and I feel great. I'm down 3 lbs so far in the first week and my body is taking rather well to all this exercise. With my schedule, I'm able to get my exercise in during my lunch hour, and thankfully no one in my office minds when I come back to work all flushed and out of breath. We may be on to something here.

Outside of juggling work, school, housework, and my diet/exercise plan..well there's not much left. Sundays have become our day to unwind and catch up over some great football. We've become HUGE Falcons fans since buying our season tickets, and we are actually heading to Charlotte next month to cheer on the Falcons as they play on the road against Carolina. It should be a blast. Besides the fact I usually have 6-8 hours of homework to do on the weekends, we are glued to the TV.

As a side note..EVERYONE I know (except for the lovely Mrs. McBride I must say) is procreating!

Been doing a lot of planning for the future. I am so glad I married someone who is as big of a planner as I am. I love planning makes the time it takes to get there go by so much quicker! Hopefully the next few months go by like a blur...kind of like the last few months already have.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I’ve been so busy lately I feel like I’m missing out on all the details. Maybe if I try and capture them, they will be there for me to read about later.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I have been running around like crazy the past few days, and it shows no sign of stopping until December at the earliest. By the end of the semester I'll be the bag lady on the corner shouting obscenities at passing cars with a flip flop on one foot and a stiletto on the other. Mark my words.

My office building has a nice little courtyard with a few fountains and running water in it. I always admire how nicely landscaped it is while at the same time wonder who decided to put the red flowers around orange ones around pink ones. Looks like vomit to me.

But anyways, my head was about to explode this afternoon and I swore if I heard one mroe telephone go off or one more passing conversation I was going to flip. So I headed outside and thought I'd stop by the fountains. Luckily, I know the layout so I was able to navigate through the vomit flowers without having to look at them. But once I got in front of the little waterfall and heard the running water - everything melted away. Twas a perfect 5 minutes, until I had to walk past the vomit flowers and come back into my office where the adding machine is running NON STOP. Oh well, 5 minutes is better than nothing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

13 days on Weight Watchers and so far so good. The real challenge is when school starts again (which is today!) in which I go from 6 am to 10 pm completely on the go. I'm committed though, and have already seen a few pounds disappear - so we'll make it work.

Still working on the 5k. I know I'm making it much harder than it needs to be. Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy.

The husband bought the P90X system this weekend and is super excited about starting it. I told him I'd join him. We bought pull up bars and I am embarassed to say I can't do a single one. Boy where I have I been the past 4 years? I've gone from college athlete to a chick who can't do any pullups? Horrifying.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gave up and started Weight Watchers yesterday. My world now revolves around points. We'll see if the structure helps.

I realized something needed to be done when my one of my favorite dessert/food bloggers and authors, David Lebovitz is going on a diet. Le sigh.

Have been working on a 5k running plan the past week and found a similar one on WW, so decided to switch with that one. 5k for AIDS is in October. Made it in this AM for a run before work after I had gone yesterday afternoon. I'm having a little trouble as I'm still sore from the car accident on Sunday, but we're getting there. Yay for small milestones.

I've decided that I need to get back to my 30 Day Shred with Jillian. The goal is to tackle that tonight. Jillian is spawned from the devil. There is no way 20 minutes should be that hard or make you feel so insignificant. I lose a piece of myself every time Jillian and I get together. I'm thinking about getting another one of her DVDs from Netflix after I buy Rodney Lee's DVD. We'l see, but Rodney and I are BFFs, so I'm not ready to give him away yet. 30 Day Shred it is. You'll hear me doing nothing but complaining tomorrow morning - I promise. Does anyone else agree that level 1 is WAY harder than level 2?

Friday, July 31, 2009

I've been pretty hard on myself about working out lately. Things are busier than ever with the job, volunteering, the house, the dogs, and the husband, and about to get even crazier as I pick up 3 classes for the fall semester like a moron. But most importantly - I NEED TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT!

It's really annoying that I push myself so hard to get to the gym and am so hard on myself when I don't go, that when I actually do make it there - I have a crappy workout and then get even madder at myself.

5k is coming up in 2 months and I'm still stuck at 2 miles..and I can only run that if I'm not in a bad mood. Yeah I admit it - I'm a bad runner. Save all your cheezy comments. Not in the mood.

So I don't know what to do. I finally found a yoga tape that doesn't make me want to claw out my ear drums. Rodney Lee is the man. So I've been doing yoga a few times a week after work and it's amazing. Too bad it doesn't burn enough calories to do anything but feel good.

Oh, and LIVESTRONG keeps telling me I'm not getting enough fiber. So now some stupid clear powder goes into my coffee every morning. Makes me feel old.

In other news, I met a woman through work that owns a farm. I feel like I'm now a part of a secret society. Squeel! I'm going to go to the Peachtree farmer's market tomorrow to pick up some yummy goodness..I'm especially eyeing her squash blossoms and Spigariello Liscia. Hopefully someone has some blueberries as well. I've had an unnatural obsession with blueberries lately.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Feeling overwhelmed, but satisfied.
How does that work?
Need more hours in the day.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

When family comes to visit, it reminds me of how much of my life I'm missing when they're 14 hours away.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I've been talking a lot to friends and famliy about how I feel it's impossible to work for a non-profit and not become passionate about the cause. I run our company's Facebook page and within three weeks, we've gotten over 250 members. We had a woman post that she was just diagnosed at 30 three weeks ago with three young children and she found our facebook page and felt lost. I directed her to call our office and learn about the programs that we have for newly diagnosed clients. She send me a personal message saying:

"Thank you so much for taking the time to care about me. I really feel lost with this diagnosis and your page has been a source of hope for me as I learn about this disease. I will call the office first thing in the morning. You've given me so much already - you've given me hope."

Hard not to feel good about something like that. I swear I will hug that woman if she comes into this office.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Why are all the girls I went to high school with trying to be mommybloggers? It's super annoying. I used to eat french fries with you in the cafeteria and pass notes down the hall..I don't care about your child and his poop. I didn't care about you and your bowel movements 10 years ago, and I certaintly don't care about any of your spawn's bowel movements. Spare me, and spare the rest of the world. You live in the same town you did when we were in high school. You nor your child is anything important and babbling about it on Facebook is NOT going to change that.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thing have been rather hectic lately. I'm convinced I have an undiagnosed condition in which I cannot keep a clear calendar no matter how tired I am. And of course I have a husband who fully supports my medical issues and casts aside my concerns of addiction since, he too, is a social butterfly. So, seeing an empty calendar for this evening, I quickly hooked up with Leslie for happy hour at Taco Mac (I also fear I have a medical condition in which I need to see that girl at least once a week - I swear it's true) and then found a restaurant down the street from us that is having sake tasting this evening.

I also, in the last 24 hours, bought tickets for a Braves game on Tuesday night, RSVP'ed for an evening at the Botanical Gardens on Thursday night, secured lunch plans for tomorrow, and finalized volunteering plans for Chastain's 4th of July festival. Thank goodness I have enough control over this horrible illness to make sure to get some volunteering in as well.

As a side note: is it bad that Viking Cooking School sent me the class schedule for their kids camp and it sounds like more fun than anything I could have imagined?

As another side note: Tyler Florence should never be allowed near Twitter again after this gem: "Fellas', My Mac and Cheese will have your girl scratching the wall like a cat in heat." Enough said.

Regardless of the fact my evening is filled with alcohol (what else do you do when it's 96 degrees out?), it should be a good way to spend the evening. MF Sushi has probably the best sushi I've ever eaten, and I'm a huge fan of sake. My husband hates sake, so he's on his own. I may actually leave him in the car. I'd leave him at home, but someone has to drive me around.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Since I was about 14, I've been running blogs and websites. I used to know HTML inside and out and design webpages and graphics from scratch. I eventually turned it into a little bit of cash in college, designing webpages and flyers for up-and-coming bands in the area. It's always led to some great friends and great memories. I've tried to grow out of it, I really have. I say I'm too busy, I say I'm too old..and then I start another one. I actually offered to take over the website at my work as well now that I think of it. *shrug* Me and the Internet, BFFs forever.