Monday, February 24, 2014
So I just moved, and decided I'd get back into Step class since the chain of gyms I attend has it offered at the location closest to my house, and I need to do some cross training to supplement my half marrathon training. I've attended numerous other gyms, and never felt "singled out" because I'm not a 5 foot four size two. Even though I'm a big girl, I work out quite frequently and I run quite frequently since I'm training for that big 13.1 - but I'm extremely uncoordinated and it takes me a while to get acclimated to classes such as step. One of my previous step instructors told me that if you can't get the step then make sure you keep moving and do a basic step until you get to a move that you can do/know.
I did that Saturday in one of the step instructors classes. I guess she thought that I was tired because in the middle of class she came over to me and insisted that I remove one of my risers. I proceed to tell her - I'm not tired just extremely uncoordinated - I've been doing step for a while (and on top of that I run), I just need to get used to you as an instructor - and she continues to insist that I remove a riser. I tell her again - I'M NOT TIRED JUST UNCOORDINATED and she doesn't listen.
So at this point I'm angry, in my feelings, and thoroughly embarrassed. I decided that I was going to finish the class out, but I'm extremely pissed off and made up my mind that I will NOT be attending her class again. I also went on yelp and left her a lovely (insert sarcasm) review.
She could have come to me AFTER class and said something along the lines of "Good work! I hope to see you next class. If you need to make things easier on yourself then you can take out a riser" - or something along those lines. Granted I may be a bit "In my Feelings" but most of my friends have agreed that she could have handled it differently. I don't know if she is an extreme control freak, or maybe she just looked at me and made a few assumptions - but it didn't give me the warm and fuzzies about being in her class.
Ok rant over. Now for some good news.
I had this week's long run yesterday. It's the longest run I've had since I've been training for this half marathon - 5.53 miles. The last time I ran that long was for my 10k back in 2010. I have to be honest. It sucked for many reasons:
1 - it was such a lovely day the only thing I could think about was sitting on a patio at a restaurant, having a glass of riesling, and people watching
2 - It was kind of hot during the run (I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT THOUGH. See my last blog post if needed).
3 - Sometimes it discourages me to see people running faster than me. While I feel like I'm about to die, it seems as if they aren't exerting any effort at all. I know this isn't always true, but sometimes I get a bit "in my feelings" about it.
4 - My IT Band is still acting up a bit.
I did it though. 5.5 miles down. 7.5 to go.
And I must be honest - I felt great after I finished.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I would like to take this opportunity to complain about the weather. I'd like to speak to a supervisor about winter...oh wait.
Thanks CapeCodBabe for the pic....
Feel free to leave your profanity laced rants about the weather here!
Oh yeah...I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT. I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT. I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT. I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT. I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT. I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HEAT.
Sooooo sick of this winter (and the high ass light bill that comes with it). Last month my light bill was $172 for a two bedroom one bath apartment - but that's because most days it didn't break 40 degrees. Ummm I thought I lived in Texas?!?!?!?!
OK that's enough I suppose. But I'm REALLY sick of winter.
Monday, October 07, 2013
So a little over a week ago, I was super excited because I hate a date. A date! Yaaaay!
Well come have a laugh at my expense, because it was the date from hell.
So my date and I decided that we'd have a mini cookout. I told him I'd take care of the food, and asked him to bring a bottle of vodka and whatever chaser he'd like to have with it.
So here goes the fun...
Strike 1 - he shows up two hours late.
Strike 2 - when he gets to the cookout area he is HIGH AS A KITE. (disclaimer - I don't have a major issue when people smoke weed, but NOT ON THE FIRST DATE).
Strike 3 - He brought a half pint bottle of new amsterdam vodka, and half of it was gone! Ok, if you're familiar with New Amsterdam Vodka, the 750 ml bottle is generally about $15 so it's not expensive vodka. This probably puts the half pint bottle around $7 or $8. Then you drank half of it before you even got to the date? WTF?!?!?!
There is one final strike which I'll get to in a second - but for the "date" itself, it went okay. He told me his entire life story (and he has waaaaaaaaaay too much baggage for me to deal with, even if he didn't have all these strikes against him). He told me he was nervous, that's why he showed up to the cookout high as a kite (and probably drunk). He also told me I was being "secretive" since I wouldn't spill my guts as well - ahhhh whatever. But now for the final strike...
So when it's time for this fool to leave, he gives me a sob story and asks me for $20 for gas. Am I on punked? I can't make this stuff up...
Back to the drawing board...sigh. It's kind of funny though. I should write a book about all my bad dating experiences.
Friday, September 27, 2013
I've been around here and there, but not fully committed to anything but partying all summer.
Not fully committed to eating right.
Not fully committed to reducing my alcohol intake. (Especially this one).
Not fully committed to exercising.
Not fully committed to tracking my calorie intake.
So I've been doing things, here or there...you know...might eat right three days out of seven. Might exercise three days out of seven. Might not drink three days out of seven. But I lack CONSISTENCY.
So next month I am going to work on consistency. This is my last weekend of foolishness!
Plus, I'd really like to be below 235 before the end of the year.
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