Thursday, January 05, 2012
This week we had our first real snow of the season and it lasted for a few days. I was super excited until I realized that meant I had to walk from work to the rec center in a blizzard on half plowed sidewalks… No joke. I couldn’t see more than about 10 to 15 ft. in front of me. About 5 seconds into it I realized it was not one of my most thought out endeavors. And on the way back, while the snow lessened the wind was worse (my waterproof mascara was no match for my watery eyes and the snow). I lived though.
One perk was that I learned how look decent after my workout when I am unable to take a shower. It’s simple! All you have to do is blow dry your hair and style it as normal. Who would have thought! And all this time I was walking around looking like a hot mess when in 5 minutes I could have looked like a beauty queen (ha ha almost). Anyway that was a beauty tip from fitnessmagazine.com. I just use the hand blow dryer in the restroom, people look at me funny but what else is new.
I learned how to make homemade ice cream in a bag this week. It was fabulous! I found the recipe on sparkrecipes.com. The catch is you have to work for it as you must shake the bag vigorously for about 5 min for the stuff to freeze. I started out using my gloves but they were too thin, so I switched to using my dad’s new gloves… He wasn’t too happy about that cause I got them all wet before he even got a chance to wear them. That aside, I thoroughly enjoyed my healthified ice cream and I didn’t have to leave the house to get it! Score!
My sister got Just Dance 3 for Christmas and I started a 7 day Just Sweat challenge. I have no idea how to work the program and am practically video game illiterate (except for Mario Brothers) and ended up doing way over the quota set for me two days in a row (“Hey! How do you stop this thing!!?”). The third day I accidently robbed my mom out of all her points... Oops. She also kept yelling at me because I almost hit her in the face, I told her I was far enough away that I wouldn’t (I didn’t tell her that I had already hit myself in the face the day before). It has been interesting and again people look at me.
I got bored with my hair again so I dyed a reddish-pink streak in it (hence, I’m used to people looking at me funny). I like it, it suits my personality. At Christmas I got lots of new well-fitting clothes. So I look like a whole new person, no more saggy bottom jeans for me! I made it to a size 9 in some pants, still an 11 in others though… I’m pretty sure it is a conspiracy.
I didn’t gain any weight over Christmas but I didn’t really lose any either so I am working out harder. As my boyfriend threatens, “if you don’t lose it in time, you aren’t going to Disney. That was the deal,” (it turns out since some of it is paid for I can go but he will be really mad at me, great). So I made some resolutions so that I can get to Disney: 1) Do the 15 min stomach exercises at least 3 times a week (got to have a flat belly for Disney!), 2) Exercise at least 4 times a week at the rec for 30 plus minutes, 3) find the rowing machine if they have one and use it, 4) alternate days at the cardio equipment and swimming aka change it up! Since Disney is about halfway through the year I will have to come up with a second set of resolutions for the next half of the year.