Saturday, May 26, 2012
Started out my morning 'resting' in, may have gotten four hours sleep, good for me, with the usual wake ups. Then it was breakfast and slathering the Volteran on like it was lotion, and off to Zumba and kickboxing! Enjoyed myself and even the ride there and back wasn't so bad. Then I went to the grocery store to pick a pepper and get my Humira. Then it was back home to put the Humira in the fridge and back out again to a specialty confectionery that sells splints. I got one for my left hand, wrist and thumb. Its stiffer then I would like, wanted something a bit more flexible, but its great support. Not sure if its too stiff for me to exercise in though :( I can't grip anything with it..Then a shower and picking out a nice outfit for the evening. It was a small turnout for our Awards Night, with only 18.5. But they were really happy with how well the steaks were done and tasted. The guys doing the cooking were experts -they took a giant beef tenderloin and managed to slice it all up to get their steaks at a much better cost then buying them already cut!
I enjoyed my baked beans, 1/2 a baked potato with real butter, ceasar salad and Costco buttercream icing cake -there was white and chocolate, so big sinner that I am, had both, and corner pieces to boot. Total damage for the day 4200 calories!! Looks like there will be more workouts in my future -some of those awesome threesomes ;)
Its been a fairly quiet game and I feel bloated like a stuffed turkey. I should know better. Oh well. I don't sleep well anyway. Doubt this will all be digested by the time its bedtime. I ate 142 fat grams for the day, that will slow everything down :P
I hope you all did better with your long weekend holiday!!!
Have a Super Sunday!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I woke up too early as usual, went to sleep for an hour more, but got up and took my Fosomax. I would have been up early enough to go to the bootcamp class, but after the three classes yesterday, I gave my head a shake, what was I thinking. I needed some recovery time. So I took my medicine, Sparked, had breakfast, Sparked some more, then went right back to bed and woke up in time for lunch preparations. I could feel my muscles today in certain moves, but was quite happy the left arm wasn't any worse. Then off to bridge where my partner and I came second. Then it was back home and I just had time to change and get ready for a Step II class. I had a little difficulty understanding and hearing this instructor properly. Then I finally figured out why. Instead of calling out each upcoming move clearly, she was condensing them into sort of one word. But after seeing the routine a couple of times, I did figure it out. It was run at a fast speed so I could understand why it was done this way. It does keep you guessing when the various instructors all do different steps and patterns..
Tomorrow morning its Zumba and kickboxing, then running the Awards Night at the club.
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, May 25, 2012
The morning started out tough, with a very cold and very windy ride to Zumba. Once there, I just had fun and a challenge as Glenn ran the class fast :) This is why I like him so much as an instructor -always pushes you to try more, work harder!
Then it was home and I was trying to finish my lunch when Mom knocked on the door and it was a trip to Costco :) For me a light trip -only bought blueberries and saw Kettle brand had put out my favorite chips Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper in a reduced fat version, well just had to try them!!
Back home and scrambled to get some club work done. Ran out of printer ink. My refill did not work, so off to the store, came back and the replacement didn't work either!! In frustration, I asked why not take the chip from the old one as I know its working. Then she realized she gave me the WRONG ONE! Actually, the person who had given me my refill also had given me the wrong one! GRRR. More time wasters!! Then it was off to a back to back class with Glenn -his tough circuit training one and his step. I found I was able to do everything except, of course, the planks -did them on the wall and the donkey kicks, which I modified to one leg at a time. It felt so good to move and get 180 fitness minutes in!! The hot tub was just what I needed after all that. I did have to take a painkiller (6mg dilaudid) to get past the pain in my left arm and it did a good job of keeping it at bay. I came home in a beautiful, calm evening and immediately vacuumed up the mess from all the wind and crap my scooter tracked in. Then I scrubbed up the scooter too. Had a very late dinner -10:30-11:15 pm and realize I probably will be unable to make the 6 am bootcamp class tomorrow morning I was interested as I have to get up even earlier to take my Fosomax and sit quietly for an hour. Insomniac that I am, that is too much even for me. I do have a bridge game tomorrow as someone cancelled on one of my favorites, Mary and she asked me..
Good night and have a Fantastic Friday all!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I did an hour of intervals on the elliptical to jump start my morning. I got my Humira injection and asked the nurse practitioner to look at the lump on the back of my neck just in my hair. I had had this strange bump on the middle of my head grow, last a week and then finally go down and thought this may be another of those. Turned out it was a TICK! She got it out easily, along with a few of my hairs :P It wasn't bloated, so it had just attached. Wondering where the heck it came from, as I go through no bush or grass in the little concrete jungle where I live!
Then I was off to bridge and the partner I will be playing bridge with in the tournament and I had a second placing. So far, we have had nothing but good games, so it looks like we are peaking at the right time!!!
Back home and getting ready to go to my classes. As the temperature was going down to 2 C (36F), I had to dress for rain AND cold. So back out came the old parka.
Thoroughly enjoyed my classes and the wonderful, soreness saving hot tub after :)
I came home to a smoke flooded apartment and opened my door and window wide, and fortunately, the air suctioned through, clearing it quickly. But I can't have my door hanging open all night, but will keep it there until I hit the sack. At least with the rain I won't get all the dirt blown in. One good thing with all the rain and wind, everything from the trees has blown down to the ground so pollen shouldn't be a problem. The streets and sidewalks are a big mess though.
I have today and Friday off from bridge, then I work the Awards Night at the club Saturday.
Big sweet temptation -Costco's incredible butter cream icing cake!!
Have a Totally Terrific Thursday all! Zumba for my morning and step for my evening :))
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Started the day out with 30 minutes on the elliptical and a 40 min high impact aerobic DVD. Then I made the calls. First to my credit card company. Sure enough, because the idiot that delivers mail to my building can`t seem to figure out what number belongs to whom, my bills were bouncing back to the Credit Card Company and they stopped sending me them :((( I haven`t got a single one this year!!!! The man said he would send out the last two. Then it was a call to the Post Office. They noted I had called three months ago about the same thing. I told them this happened to me last year as well. I managed to hold my temper. Barely. I would have rather liked to hit something.
Then it was off to bridge for the second half of the Teams Club Championship. We managed only 2 wins and a winning tie, for just under five wins out of eight with no overall placing.
I had to suit up in full rain gear to walk to the club and back and it was a trial. The wind was so strong, I really had to lean into it. My hood kept blowing off so I was stuck with getting my face and hair wet, but at least my hair is a brush cut and will dry quickly.
I came home and tackled a pile of dishes. I wanted my kitchen clean for supper.
I made the decision I was going to attend step class tonight no matter what. So once again I suited up and had my rain cape ready to go. Taking off my glasses as I knew I wouldn`t see any better with them spotted with rain then without. The wind was horrible. I had all kinds of trouble trying to hold my cape down and keep my console on my scooter covered -its not waterproof and I was warned never to get it wet. At times the cape would billow up into my face. More curses. After having to stop a few times, I arrived just barely in time for class. I discovered the big, heavy cloth I was going to use to dry off with had vanished, thanks wind :( My basket is so small all I can fit in it is my swim bag and water bottle. I had my dry clothes in two plastic bags behind my knees and the cloth was with that. I quickly got out of my rain gear and put on my running shoes.
I thoroughly enjoyed my class. He was running it fast and people were having trouble keeping up, but not me. When they stopped for a water break, I took a quick drink then got on my step and started doing moves. Everyone else was just standing there waiting to restart. As the class wore on, even the advanced people kept slowing down and missing moves and not keeping up. I was proud to say I was on top of it the whole time, taking very little time to grab some water. Felt full of energy! Then the bad news -the hot tub was not open!! Grrr, was looking forward to that as I had been in a lot of pain today with my hip, left arm and hand..
Then it was a miserable ride home and I found my cloth -it had landed on the filthiest driveway on the whole block. The bright orange was black and had been run over by a car. I was annoyed, these are those highly absorbant cloths you see advertised at exhibitions and are expensive. I was determined to rescue it. I held on to it the rest of the way home, trying not to get the dirt and crud dripping on me. Then I tried to clean it. Its like a chamios, every little twig, dirt and chafe stuck to it like glue. I spent an hour rinsing it. It actually was regaining its color, but the crap was going to have to be picked off one by one by hand and I grew tired of doing it. Then I washed my cape which was muddy and sandy. My scooter always kicks up dirt from the wheels.
Then it was supper, a quick wash up and Sparking. Dead tired and falling asleep, but will try to get to as many blogs as possible. You always seems to post a bunch when its my late hours and I should be in bed. But I am always eager to see what is happening with you!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday all!
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