Who needs to walk

June 20th, 2009 | Tags: , ,

Cause it seems I don’t really need the ability to walk. And thus, I worked out my legs yesterday. I stuck to J’s work-out except for the Butt Blaster machine. Really?! They named the machine Butt Blaster? This should yield some interesting search results now. *shrug* Oh well.

The gym thing is going well. I would love to speed up the process of resuls, of course. It helps a person stay motivated when you can see some kind of difference. All I see right now is the fact that I hold my arms at my sides like I’m one of those big buff guys.

At some point I need to wrangle up some of the graduation photos that are around somewhere, as well as gather some of the better vacation photos and blog about it. I’m terrible about that kind of stuff. I guess I just can’t seem to be bothered by it anymore, even though I’d like to be. This life without school thing is preatty amazing and I’m really enjoying it.

Now if only I could figure out how to get my tooth to stop hurting. . .

My poor brain

June 17th, 2009 | Tags: , ,

I’m having a hard time putting it all together. It’s more like, finding the little bits of coherency to cling to.

For now I head to the gym and get my sweat on. I will turn on the A/C for while I’m gone and hopefully this place will have cooled a bit when I get back. I’m not looking forward to the summer. I’ve enjoyed the spring far too much.

Progress – Day 4

June 11th, 2009 | Tags: , ,

Today is the second day I went to the gym and got my ass kicked by my friend J (a personal trainer). She was showing me some different exercises so that I could run off on my own and do them without actually having to fork over the cash for regular sessions. It was rough. I am very sore. Yesterday we did legs. Today shoulders. It was a full workout, and I’m exhausted.

Blood Pressure yesterday wasn’t as horrible as I’d have expected since I haven’t been monitoring my food nearly as well as I had been.

I haven’t checked weight, though I meant to today.

Today’s workout was:

7 minutes of cardio warm-up (elliptical)
15 minutes of weights working on shoulders and arms (I will have to work up to doing much more than that)
21 minutes of additional cardio on the ellitpical
10-ish minutes doing abs and lower back

I’m tired. It hurts to do everything from sitting in a chair to picking something up. I asked J how long before I would start to see some kind of results and she responded with 2 months. It’s going to take 2 months before all of this work will start to show something. I think tomorrow I will go grocery shopping for some food that is not packed with sodium. Though I should make a list.

The Workout – Day 2

June 9th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

I managed to get myself motivated to go to the gym in under and hour today. Not to mention it wasn’t at 10pm. I have gone, done my workout and am now home. Waiting for my heart rate to come down just a bit before hoping in the shower.

I will indulge in some lovely Lush soap once in said shower.

Heard back from the HR company that does the screening process for a job I applied for. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one, because it will mean a million doors will open for me, and I will be lucky enough to move onto the next chapter of my life.

Today’s Workout consisted of:
Cardio: Elliptical: 23.5 minutes (I was dying and there was some nasty squid show on one of the televisions  that was grossing me out)
Abs: 3 sets of 20
Lower back: 2 sets of 20

Weight: who knows I didn’t bother this morning. Nor did I bother with the blood pressure either. Damn. I had ample opportunity too. *sigh*

In other news, I’ve realized my inner voice officially speaks to me in 140 characters. My life is a constant status update.

Progress – June 8, 2009

June 9th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
In an effort to be more accountable for my choices, I’ve decided to blog the weight loss, get in shape progress. Mostly because if there’s even one comment cheering me on, or telling me I made a poor choice in eating the ENTIRE bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs, then I might actually feel guilty for having done so (and I did not yet eat the entire bag of Mini Eggs, tyvm!).
And so, tonight, at 11:30 pm, I decided I’d head to the gym. I nearly talked myself out of it, and distracted myself for a good hour+ before deciding that I would just go.
Today’s Weight (in the morning): 180 pounds
Cardio: 25 minutes on the eliptical machine; starting at resistance 5 and coming down to 2 at the end.
Toning: Abs
Will check blood pressure in the morning at work.
Goal: To be able to do 30 minutes without slowing on the eliptical. Work up to more weight training. Eat better.

The road of death

June 8th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

It’s really rather depressing sometimes… the drive into work. It’s not as though there’s much to see out there in the farmland… except, well, farms. Today seemed to be more depressing than normal. The number of dead animals on the road is rather astounding at times. Makes me wonder if people aim for whatever tiny creature is attempting to cross the road.

A couple months ago, while driving into work, I came over a hill and saw some glittering blue and green near the road. As I got closer it wasn’t near the road but on the road. There used to be two peacocks that would wander around in the woods that lined the highway. One of them was killed and the colorful bump in the road remained. I nearly cried as I passed it, considering pulling over and trying to get the corpse off the road.

There are very few things in life as beautiful as a peacock. On one was killed on that dreary road. The other I have not seen since.

And this makes me sad sometimes.

Every day…

June 3rd, 2009 | Tags: ,

I wake up hoping that the day will be good and that I will enjoy it.

And every day I am thoroughly disappointed with my day.

I think I need a new job. Somewhere else to work, cause I’ve really truly had it with this place… and most of the people.