Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This is just a frustrating day. I've had my rear end handed to me for something that was in no way my fault. I'm not hungry because it's so hot out. I just want to go home and sit in the ac and do domestic things. This is just a BS day.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I work in the city, and my work day is book-ended with the rush-hour commute on the train. The second worst thing to that is the mad pack of people getting on or off the train at the same time. It's really the most ridiculous thing to watch, and yet I understand the necessity of making sure you get a seat for the 50-minute ride... or getting off early enough that you are on-time for work.
I like walking, but my hamstrings are usually so tight that I don't go fast. I'm always asking Mr. to slow up a bit so we can walk together. I've even felt my tendons screaming for me to take it a little easy. I also was gifted with a long torso, which means shorter than average legs. (I'll give you an idea - I'm technically tall, but average length is still a little too long. As a cruel joke, petite is just too short to wear.) Then I'll get someone whiz by me at a break neck (for walking) speed. In my head I'll think, "Whoa, there buddy. Slow down. I doubt you're training for the Olympic speed walking team in that skirt and blouse/suit." Secretly, I was a little jealous that that person could move quite that quickly. My short legs just don't seem to go that fast. It's like watching a dachshund trying to keep up with a greyhound.
Today, that all changed. For the first time, I was the person whizzing around the slow walkers. While I did seem to get every light in my favor, I managed to cut a full minute off my walk from the station to work! I couldn't believe that the dachshund could really outpace the other dogs, but there I was. I was taking nice, long, confident strides. I felt ready to take on the day at work. I look forward to taking on the big dogs again tomorrow.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Yesterday was Mr's company picnic. It was Hogwart's themed, and there was even a Quiddich match. Yes, I played a game with the kids. Mr. and I were the only adults out there.
Mr. has wanted me to do more active things with him, and I've never really felt like doing it before. My weight has always slowed me down. Yesterday, though, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I didn't move fast, but I enjoyed being a kid again for a little while.
Now, the problem was it was 90 degrees outside. I didn't realize how hot it was until I got in the shade and didn't want to move. Don't worry, I got plenty of cold water and rest after that. I also went straight to bed after we got home, and I got about 12 hours of sleep.
While I don't plan to push myself that hard again in that kind of heat, it was nice to sleep because my body was really tired. I feel totally refreshed and ready to take on this morning... not so sure about the afternoon though. :)
Friday, July 15, 2011
Mr. and I met with the caterer two nights ago, and it's all starting to feel very real to me now. The guy was just great, and we both feel very comfortable using him for our wedding.
I realized, as we were talking with him, that my approach to serving foods to others had changed. I asked about how we could make things as healthy as possible within a budget. We're using small portions of wedding cake, but there will also be fruit available for anyone who would like the lighter side of sweet. There will be plenty of water, lemonade and iced tea; the access to soda will be very limited. There will be some who just don't care as long as they are fed, but there are plenty of other people who will be grateful that we have options. (We are also asking people, in the RSVP, to let us know of any dietary concerns)
I also realized, I'm not worried about food that day. I will work my butt off for the next 11 months, but I will enjoy that day. I will not count calories or worry about how much exercise I got in that week. I'm also fairly sure that I am going to have to work at getting food in that day... oh my poor nerves! (giggle)
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