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Sunday, January 28, 2007

I got a lovely 9.5 hours sleep last night. Pretty excellent in itself. Then I had a nice hot shower & some breakfast and headed off to the gym to do my Pure Strength class with Kordi. I LOVE this woman. First of all, her energy is so inspiring it makes me want to work 2x as hard for her as any other instructor and secondly, she's not perfect.
After my class I headed down to RnR Wellness for a "Body Strategist" wrap. It was awesome. Completely self-indulging and I'd recommend it to anyone. I was exfoliated, masqued and wrapped from the neck down, showered and massaged. I can't think of a better way to spend two hours of alone time.
After that my mother, Glen and I went to the Olive Garden for dinner. Also awesome. I had two huge bowls of salad and the Chicken & Shrimp Limone. Ok, I caved and also had one & a half breadsticks but it was lunch & dinner so I don't feel so bad. I barely ate half of my Limone pasta so it's all good.

And guess what?! I'm down another 1.5 pounds to 125.
On a completely non-me related note, my oldest son turned 10 today. OMIGOSH! double digits! That means I've loved him all the way to the moon & back for a whole decade. Time really does fly past you when you're not looking, doesn't it.


So many good things

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

First of all, I got spoiled like Christmas by some wonderful ladies last night. And all for doing something I enjoy! You can't beat that! Christine surprised me with the most awesome Training Log and wicking socks, too! Eva gave me a great little scrapbook. I can't wait to start putting it together. I think I'm going to make it all about our walks.... I better recruit some photos from the people that actually take pics when they bring their camera. LOL. Top that with Rachelle introducing me to deep-fried ice cream and BAM! first class evening all the way!

Tonight @ Half Clinic, we did a "tempo" run and I shaved almost a half minute off each kilometre. I usually run one in about 7:15-7:30 and tonight I was doing them in 6:53 minutes/km. AWESOME.
~and nothing hurts. Even my paintball injuries aren't so bad anymore. I'm still mourning the loss of my favourite nail but c'est la vie.

Last but not least, new people have joined Spark because of me. I sent out an email just after New Year's and yeh, five new members. That feels pretty darned good.


what a day!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

First of all, I woke up all achy from yesterday's class and last night's movie-theatre popcorn/chocolate binge. Then I fell asleep for four hours on the sofa. I don't know what's wrong with me but I do know that no matter what, I'll be on my treadmill tonight to do my LSD run. I gotta shake this off.
Hopefully, the next class won't leave me with such a "hangover".

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    Hey there Penny. I'm sure you've learned enough to know that the first time of anything new is always a little tuff. Don't be so hard on yourself. You will shake it off and the next time will be easier.

As for the marathon I'm looking forward to it also. Today took everything I had but I'm sure the stroller was at least 50lbs or more.

Thanks for reading my blogs and stuff, I honestly thought no one read those things but me. I'll read up on you a little more also.

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My morning with Kordi

Saturday, January 13, 2007

If you've ever wondered what happens when aerobics marries strength training I have an answer for you. I just finished my first "Pure Strength" class. Ya know, I thought I was in pretty good shape. Apparently, I was wrong. My upper body needs a lot of work. Then again, that's why I'm taking this class. Squats, lunges, rows, presses, curls all in an aerobic setting, all with a 10 pound (minimum) barbell in my hands. Work the body. The whole body. And then when you're tired, work it some more. I feel GREAT! and I seriously cannot wait for the next class.


Tomorrow will be better

Friday, January 12, 2007

Every now and then my mood changes unexpectedly and I end up in a funk. I don't know what brings it on. I don't know what gets me out. It comes & goes at will. Hopefully this one won't last very long. I want to cry. I want to enjoy the things that bring me joy. I just don't want to feel like this.
It's weird because this morning I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face. In my rush to leave for work I (apparently) didn't pay too much attention to the boots I was putting on. When I got to work I noticed something felt weird... looked down & sure enough.. two different boots. I ended up walking around all day in my sock feet. Made everyone in my office smile today. That's a plus.
Tomorrow, I can wear jeans to work. Tomorrow, I will run 4 miles before bedtime. Tomorrow, I will eat within my calorie range and TRY to keep my carbohydrates in check. Tomorrow will be better.


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