Sunday, April 22, 2012
I just want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to express your condolences for the loss of my kitty. His loss has been a shock and a traumatic event, and all of your kind words have been a great comfort to me. Thank you so much.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
My beloved 10-year-old kitty, Mozart, died suddenly a couple of hours ago. It was extremely unexpected; he was in good health, has never been sick, and just before it happened, was rolling around with his feet in the air, purring like a kitten. My husband was actively petting him, when he suddenly growled and went limp. My husband thought he was mad, but his tongue stuck out, and he was just... frozen. We set him gently on the floor and tried to revive him. His eyes were dilated... I could feel this strange rumbling in his body, and then... he was just gone. It couldn't have been more than a couple of minutes.
There was no warning, nothing we could have done. I'm freaked out, because I've never experienced anything like this in my life, and I've always had cats. I watched the light go out of his beautiful golden eyes.
We buried him in the back yard, under one of his favorite trees.
I've had him since he was a scrawny little kitten in a pet store window. We named him Mozart, because he used to sing when he was thirsty.
He was my baby. And I already miss him terribly.
Friday, April 20, 2012
So today I made up for not going to the gym yesterday, that's for sure. Step class was a scorcher... over 500 calories burned in just 30 minutes! That was followed by my hour-long body blast class. It's a full-body class, with weights, abs, and a little cardio.
My only concern about the step class is that it really puts strain on my ankles. It wasn't too much, but there was one move (a back step lunge) that really hurt it... I have to take it easy on those moves so I don't re-injure my ankle. I t hink if I keep at the class, though, I'll start to strengthen that joint.
Overall, I'm quite thrilled by the workout, though I've been a ravenous beast today. I'll have to be careful tonight, though, as my daughter's school is having their spring fling, which means dinner will be hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and boiled peanuts.
I will have my nachos (I LOVE nachos) but I think I may skip the other stuff. And drinking water... I've already had a pepsi today, and that's all the calories I want to drink.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Well, I didn't make it to the gym today. My husband borrowed a friend's truck so he could take my daughter to school while the car was in the shop (it's the starter, by the way. Bye bye, $270. It was fun while it lasted.)
I meant to walk down to the little gym that's less than half a mile away, but I just never quite made it. It's really convenient for me; it was originally privately owned, but was really, really crappy. The gym I joined down the road bought it a few weeks ago, and I get access free. :) Kinda nice! not a lot there, no classes, mostly just weights and treadmills, but it's literally right by my street. I don't even have to cross a road to get to it. I can walk there in five minutes.
I got ready and dressed, sat down to do a little work... and never got up again. I really need to learn to just GO. I think it was also that I knew my biggest work buddy wasn't working out today either. LOL.
Ah well. THe good news is, I really ate well today. Just over my minimum. And a fairly balanced one. A little low on the carbs, but I didn't work out today, so it'll be okay.
Very pleased. And sleepy. And looking forward to scorching a crapton of calories at step and body blast tomorrow!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
So this morning was a tough workout; 45 minutes of scorching interval training. 540 calories burned. Talk about ouch! My thighs are SCREAMING from all the freakin' squats. I got a healthy lunch (turkey lavash rolls) from Kroger, and headed home.
After that, we went to an unveiling ceremony for a new veteran memorial marker near our house... and afterwards? The car wouldn't start.
Fortunately for us, we weren't far from home, so we walked. I wasn't expecting to walk 1.3 miles home with a 4 year old, but it was surprisingly invigorating. I could have done without the rain.
Ah well, another 180 calories burned. I can deal with that.
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