Saturday, May 29, 2010
I've been in Little Rock since I left Memphis. I still wanted to make sure I got my workout in but the gym that was close to my parents house that I always went to shut down. My parents neighborhood has WAY too many hills for me to run in this scorching hot weather. Like, when it snows my parents are stuck at home. Insane hills. So I decided that I would hop on my brothers bike and ride it around! I've been thinking about getting a bike of my own because it just seems so pleasant. But they're like $400 and I really have no interest in spending that much money on a bike. So I hop on my brothers bike and start riding in my parents neighborhood. At first I was worried I was going to run into a parked car because I couldn't seem to keep my bike in a straight line. It has probably been 20 years since I've ridden a bike. It was kinda scary. Then I got it after about 3 minutes and I was fine. So I ride through the mountains that is my parents neighborhood and after about 10 minutes I'm really struggling. You know I'm so cocky about my cardio shape. I can run 7 miles without flinching, I'm the best in my cycle class, the best in my pyhsique class, I just figured I could do anything because I'm in the best cardio shape of my life. Well, I'm not kidding you at one point I had to get off the bike and sit under a shady tree because I thought I was going to either throw up or pass out. And at two different times I had to walk my bike up a hill rather than ride it. Misery. BUT I could tell it was an amazing workout because I went anaerobic like....the whole time. (anaerobic means absolutely breathless which brings you to your greatest fat burning stage) So I lasted about 28 minutes then just had to go home....where I almost passed out again.
I decided to give it another try yesterday and I did much better! I lasted for 35 minutes this time and remembered to bring a water bottle which I believe helped a lot. So note to self: Just like running outside is harder than a treadmill, so is biking. Have a great Memorial Weekend! I'm off to the lake!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Yesterday was yet another busy day at work! Very exciting!!! I had been SO SLOW and it was getting really depressing. Being busy makes me love my job even more. Plus, it makes your day go by really fast. Hopefully it'll stay busy. I'm going to pick up an extra day because it's getting so busy actually! Yay!
I'm about to eat an early lunch because I have to be in Fayetteville by 2 and I need to go to the gym before to get in a good workout of cardio and pilates! Hope you guys have a good weekend! I'll be working the baseball tournament with the family. It's always fun to be around family especially my Grammy!!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I've also had a stressful day because Holly has been in a cutest dog competition today! I officially know I could never enter my daughter in a pageant because my stomach has been in knots all day for wanting people to think my dog is the cutest. Stress. I sent everyone texts and emails telling them to vote for Holly! Even my Mom's friends!! I told Scott to tell everyone he works with to vote and he said his boss voted for Holly 4 times! When I first saw Holly was up for cutest puppy, she only had 48% of the votes (traumatizing) but after I texted, facebooked, and emailed, she quickly rose to 65%!! I've had people texting & emailing me all day telling me they voted for Holly!! Thanks everyone!! Even those of you I never talk to anymore but bombarded with a text telling you to vote for Holly. Holly really appreciates it!! I can tell she knows what's going on today because she's been extra spunky, peppy, and happy! I'll let you know tomorrow if Holly won the cutest pet contest! Wish her luck!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
So that's my new love. Pilates. Alicia said it'll be about 10 classes before I see a difference. I just really want to not do just cardio. I want to be strong and limber and super toned which you can't get from just cardio.
So I'm very excited because my birthday is a week from tomorrow and to celebrate it, Scott and I are taking off work and heading to.....MEMPHIS! I chose Memphis because my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world is there, Spindini. And they have some good boutiques there. And we're gonna hit up Tunica. And I just miss Memphis. I'm so excited. Scott and I are going to drive to Little Rock after work on Monday and stay at my parents, then wake up in the morning and head to Memphis so we can be there for lunch. We're going to shop around and my family is going to come up and eat with us at Spindini! Then we'll go to Tunica for a bit because I come from a family who loves to hit up a casino. Scott and I are going to stay the night then head back sometime Wednesday. I'm so excited!!! I'll go back to my old stomping grounds. Very much looking forward to it!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
WELL, today we were leaving church and bumped into 3 of his friends. We said hey on our way out and one of them said 'Happy early birthday! Sorry I can't make it Tuesday.' OH MY GOSH I WANTED TO DIE. My heart sunk into my tummy and a huge case of disappointment ran all over my body. We said bye (uh like immediately) and Scott looked at me with a frown and said 'awwww......sorry baby.' Then smiled and proceeded to tell me how sweet I am to plan a birthday party for him and that it'll still be a fun surprise. Whatever!! It would have been way better the way I've been planning it in my mind the past week. I probably said SURPRISE PARTY in that facebook message 3 times. Ugh! Scott tried to pep me up for a good hour. It's just so disappointing. Such a bummer. Oh well. I still have at least one surprise he doesn't know about and you better believe I'm not telling a soul about it since some people seem to not be able to keep a secret. It will still be a great night with his great friends, great food, and great wine. He just gets to prepare his excitement for it now.....
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
So Scott got back from Chicago and I have to say I'm so proud of myself for how well I did staying by myself at night. You know I NEVER stay by myself. I'm the biggest weenie. I even moved in with my father-in-law while Scott still lived in Memphis because I couldn't handle staying by myself at night. My Mom always comes up to stay with me but she couldn't this week so I was a big girl and stayed by myself and I didn't get scared 1 single time. I was such a good girl! You just don't know how big of an accomplishment this is for me. Mom, Dad, Kyle, Scott, and Jaclyn are all so proud of me! Haha. 24 and finally able to sleep alone. Bout time I guess....
Alright it's Friday night and time for me to think about some yummy food for dinner. Enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Today at work was incredibly busy. I didn't have 1 single 15 minute break. Those are good! Especially since last week or whenever I didn't have 1 client that day. Speaking of work, I had my work party last weekend. I had a great time and a ton of people showed up! Here's some pics. Not that you'll know a single person in them but you can kinda check out the salon...
My boss/owner of the salon, Cathy.
Stole this from the site. Me & Scott talking to Deborah, esthetician
Me and Thai, hairstylist
Escaping to the breakroom! Me with Arial, esthetician, & Tania, stylist
After the night was over Scott and I hopped over to Eddies for a quick last drink.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's only 8 p.m. but I'm tempted to hop in my bed. I'm really tired. Cycle wore me out. I haven't done cycle in about 2 weeks and I could tell. I struggled more than usual.
Wow. I've sat here for a good 3 minutes trying to think about something to talk about. I obviously can't come up with anything so I'm just gonna hop off and get started on Glee even though it hasn't been 20 minutes into it yet. (20 minutes behind gets you through the commercials in case you weren't aware)
Monday, May 10, 2010
Today was a blah day. Scott didn't go to work because he was sick all weekend. I took him to the doctor this morning and turns out he ate himself something bad. I think it's the sushi we had Thursday night. He loves some raw fish laying on top of his roll. I believe that's what did it. He can't be normal and eat just a regular California roll like me. The fish must have not been stellar like it's supposed to be. The doctor gave him some medicine and he's been able to keep food down for the first time since Saturday morning. Tomorrow he leaves for Chicago for the week so he definitely needed to get better before then! He said he's feeling much better which is great.
Whenever Scott gets sick my body feels the need to get sympathy pains. For a good while this afternoon I thought I was gonna copy my hubby. I laid down and fell asleep for like 4 hours. Around 6 I started to feel normal....just like Scott was starting to feel normal. Aww...such a sweet wife I am getting all sympathetic. Actually it's annoying because I swear it happens every time.
After a light dinner at Panera, I hit the gym. I just ran on the treadmill and got some good cardio in. But Mr. Treadmill really made me mad. Sometimes after I've been on it for an hour it'll just shut off mid run. It did it to me tonight and it really confuses me when it happens and I almost trip over my feet. I'm sorry if you think an hour is enough of a workout but I'm not done yet and I'd appreciate you not cutting me off. I'll stop when I'm ready thank you. So annoying!! So I just had to start it all over again which ruins my calorie and mile count. URG!
I'm glad I ran myself out because after that 4 hour nap I was worried I wouldn't be able to fall asleep. I'm pooped now. Night night!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
So here's a story. A few years ago, I was doing my last bit of Christmas shopping before heading home. I was walking right in front of the food court when a random woman grabbed my arm and said to me 'You HAVE to be Sondra Bell's daughter.' Shocked and humored, I said yes to which she told me she and my Mom were best friends growing up. Knowing everything about my Mom's life, I told her I knew exactly who she was, said I'd tell Mom hi, then went on my way. I still think it's so funny that she thought I look so much like my mom, she was positive if she grabbed my arm and asked me, she wouldn't be wrong. I dunno......what do you think? Mom and I go back and forth. Sometimes we think we look just alike and sometimes we think I'm a pretty good mixture of both.
Plus a million other things too. I love you mom!!! You're the best!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I just got back from my physique class. It's killer. Love it! I didn't work out Tuesday or yesterday. Yesterday I literally pulled into the gym, got out of the car, walked towards the door then turned around and got back in my car and drove home. Yes I did! Whaaat?! I just wanted to come home to my husband and grill something yummy in the beautiful weather. It's really hard to want to be in a gym when it's so gorgeous outside especially around dinner time. I just love nothing more right now than to sit outside on our back porch while Scott grills. It's just fantastic and makes me happy. I'm SO READY for lake time. SO READY. I can't even express how SO READY I am. Memorial weekend can't come soon enough.
Tomorrow night our salon is having a party to celebrate our new space. Cocktails, appetizers, hair show....it's gonna be a good time. If anyone lives up here you should come! 7-10.
Okay I'm hungry now so I'm gonna get to making my grilled shrimp salad.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
I've tried to be somewhat productive on my day off. I did accomplish getting basically my whole laundry basket emptied. When I lived by myself I never had to do laundry. My husband goes through more laundry than anyone I've ever known!!! It's because I'll wear something then hang it back up usually. Scott wears it for an hour then throws it in the laundry. It bugs.
I ran on the elliptical today. I haven't done that in a long time because I don't feel like an elliptical workout can do near for you what a good, hard run on the treadmill can. But I don't want my body to get conditioned to running so I thought I'd change it up today. I went for an hour and 5 minutes...600 calories. Good enough.
I really need to give Holly a bath tonight. She's a stinky girl. She pretends like she hates baths but I think she secretly enjoys them. She has this pitiful look on her face when you bathe her like she's being tortured but then she LOVES to get dried with the hair dryer and she prances when we're all done. She knows she looks better and I know she feels better too.
Alright I need to go make my salad dressing. Scotts chickens are almost all grilled up. Enjoy your night.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Yesterday I went to the gym because I felt gross. I got on the treadmill even though I totally wasn't feeling it. I could never be a runner professionally. I have a love hate relationship with running. Sometimes I love love love it and sometimes I'd rather eat a cucumber than do it. But I've worked just way too hard to let myself go all squishy so I reluctantly went. At first I got on there and was like 'I'll just go 30 minutes.' Then right when that 30 minute mark hit Dirt of Your Shoulders came on my ipod and that song pumps me up so I kept going. Then I was like I'll go 45 minutes. THEN I was like well might as well go 6 miles and my last song shuffled to Eminim's Lose Yourself which I thought was just perfect. If Jake were here this is when he'd say 'Good Story' very sarcastically. My bad....
Today and yesterday I worked the state soccer tournament for my parents business. I have a lovely farmers tan from my American Apparel v-neck t-shirt. Nice. The final show-down is Monday. I'll be going back for that one as well. So since I've been doing that I'm in desperate need of a night out. Those people wear me out. 'Are these adult sizes?' 'Uh can't you tell by looking at them? 'Are they unisex?' It's a t-shirt! 'Where's the programs?' I don't know. 'Where's the bathrooms?' I don't know. ALL. DAY. LONG. At least the soccer girls know what size to buy. Nothing bugs me more than a 140 pound girl trying to squeeze herself into a small. Why are you trying to make a t-shirt uncomfortable? Don't get that either.
Okay I better get ready for my night. Ruth's Chris. Yum.