Sunday, January 16, 2011
I have a magazine (Woman's World) that I read. It is a weekly periodical and every week they have new ways to keep your hair shiny or your nails perfectly manicured or whatever. (BTW...I'm about six months behind, so this was a June issue)
The week that I'm reading has the headline "Kitchen Cures for Gorgeous Skin." Now, I know what they mean. They are going to give us great hints on using items that we already have in our kitchens to make our skin gorgeous.
But that's not what it says. It says they are going to *cure* our gorgeous skin with stuff from the kitchen. I don't have gorgeous skin, so I don't need to cure it. But if I did...I still wouldn't want to cure it! LOL!
Okay...done with semantics and whatever else this is called. Just wondering if anyone else sees stuff like this and wonders if magazines hire proof readers any more.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I have decided that I need to restart my lifting routine. Lifting upper body, for me, is easy. By that, I mean that I know lots of different exercises for each muscle group. I can vary the routine fairly easily using free weights, machines or a combination. No problem!
However, lower body is another story. I won't use the inner/outer thigh machine. Too likely to cause an injury. The leg press is the wrong exercise for my body type (my booty is the size it needs to be, thank you!). I've done lunges, both standing and walking, and I'm currently doing squats. I also do calf raises. That's it. Not very much variety. And because of that, I get bored with my lower body routine very quickly.
Does anyone have any a ideas? I do my workout at a gym, so there are machines, weights, resistance bands, etc. available. However, no PC or video player so videos aren't an option. I think I will add some plyometrics, but would like ideas there as well. I'm open for suggestions. Flood me!
Friday, January 07, 2011
As many of you already know, I celebrated my birthday on January 6th. The twelfth day of Christmas. My 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday. Overall, a very good day. However, it was a day of unexpected texts.
First, my older brother wished me a happy birthday by commenting on how old I was. Please note, I did say *older* brother. Dork. Oh...did I mention that he sent me that text on January 5th? The eleventh day of Christmas. Silly brother! LOL!
Thursday morning, my workout partner sent me a HB text at our normal workout time (4:30 am). Luckily, I slept through that. It was a rest day for both of us. My family, on the other hand, called me on the way to work. I told them all goodbye before I left for work. They were all up and getting ready for the day. They just spaced it. Since the same thing happened last year, I've decided that it is. New family tradition...to call me to wish me HB instead of doing it in person! LOL!
After I got to work, one of my coworkers texted/paged me with HB wishes. Really wasn't expecting that from him (yeah, a guy remembered my b-day! And he's cute! LOL,). The I got fairly regular good wishes throughout the day. The surprise texts, though, were the ones from my daughter's friends. Totally didn't expect that! Even my dad texted me! Technology rocks!
I must say that I had a pretty darn good day! Can I do it again tomorrow?
Sunday, January 02, 2011
I have a cold or a sinus something going on. It's not too bad as long as I don't change elevation. Or lay down. Or try to breathe. Actually, while I'm awake and moving around, I really feel fine. However, laying down last night proved to be a challenge!
I'm sure my DH asked me to roll over multiple times to try to stop my snoring. Thank goodness he used that method instead of a pillow! LOL! Finally, around four this morning, I got up to fine some extra pillows. I put those behind me and slept the rest of the night sitting up. I will start sleeping tonight sitting up since I go back to work tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep! LOL!
On a different but related note, I'm taking a big ol' bag o'stuff to work with me tomorrow. I have replenishment for my Fiber One bars so I have snax for the week. I'm taking my day-by-day calendar, the rest of the unsalted peanuts, some chocolate peeps, the rest of a bag of crullers and some miscellaneous candy. I'll be loaded down going in! But it won't be loading down my bum or belly!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have a rule that Christmas decorations MUST be down (at my house, anyway) by January 6th. Since I have this week off, I decided to get the tree and decorations done today. I "let" the kids help. I even recruited my DD's friend to assist. The tree and decorations done, it was time for lunch.
After lunch, I decided it was time to tackle the pantry. MIL gave us a halogen cooker for Christmas. Very cool gift that cooks quickly and cleans easily. But, I had no place for it! Thus the reason for tackling the pantry. I
Took everything off one shelf at a time, cleaned and dried the shelf and then put stuff back. I threw away a bunch of stuff and reordered most everything. I found a spot for the new cooker and I even have some empty spaces on the shelves!
I did quit before I did the top two shelves. It was after two in the afternoon and I hadn't taken a shower yet. And I had gone to the gym....I *really* needed that shower!
BTW, I also started fifteen auctions before I worked on the tree! Did I mention that I also took a 30 minute nap? Cos I did! I needed that too!
Tomorrow's plans? Gym. Shower. Read. Yep, that's it! I earned a day off!
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