Friday, May 17, 2013
Yesterday was our 3 month anniversary for new Bf & I. No we're not one of those weird couples that celebrates every little month.. but he did clip me 3 rosebuds from our bush on the porch. Sigh...
Crazy, crazy, crazy. It's hard to believe our relationship is so young, when it feels like we've been together forever. I'm really getting settled now, knowing my way around and how to say all these towns named by Algonquins. I've been exposed to what it's like to be with a soldier, which is a whole new world. He has to spend several weekends and sometimes days during the week away from home. Last week I was in the middle of making him and I Sunday breakfast when he got a call to report, so he had to drop everything and go. :( But there are wonderful upsides! Thank the lord above that his position won't require deployments, so the longest we'll be apart is 10 weeks at a time. He is tidy, and can turn a messy room into white-glove ready in lightening speed. He's awesome at laundry, and he can make a bed with a flick of his wrist. He's basically the perfect man for me, since a homemaker I am not. I do my part by being an awesome cook, one area where he clearly lacks skill. Without me that boy would survive exclusively on grilled steak and canned green beans.
I've upped my fitness goal to 1500 cals per week to make room for our newfound interest in the after dinner cocktail(s). The goal has been easy to meet as long as I take a class each workday. This week I've done boot camp, spinning, 5k on the outside track, and today is kickboxing. I'm so lucky to have an onsite gym! I've put together a pretty nice post-workout makeup bag that doesn't require any brushes/applicators and I can put it on in about 2 minutes or less. I'll have to post a vlog about it later.
In addition to the lunchbreak workouts, I'm still going to the mega-gym in my town. I've been consistently going to the Flaunt! class (which is pilates meets exotic dancing) and Yoga for Athletes. I thought the yoga class was going to be restorative poses that focused on things athletes really to stretch.. hip flexors, calves, shoulders, etc. I was in for a rude awakening when I found it to be power yoga on steroids, and taught by a chick that could be on the cover of Muscle & Fitness Hers. However, when I woke up the next day barely able to lift my arms, I was hooked. I'm also trying to get into swimming laps, though I feel like a goon since I've never taken a single swim class. People are front crawling by me, looking like freaking Olympians, while I'm doing a clunky breast stroke trying not to drown. Oh well, practice makes perfect.. and no one can see me in the water anyhow.
I'm also going to an "alternative fitness" studio. Yes, I am in fact going to 3 gyms. There I'm taking barre, chair dancing, and pole dancing. Barre is awesome. It encompasses everything I need to focus on-- ankle flexibility, squats (plies), hip flexors, abs-- but I feel pretty and graceful while I'm doing it. Chair dancing is a lot of fun, it doesn't even feel like a workout. Lots of hair-tossing, toe-pointing, hip wiggling. Makes me feel like a little minx! Pole dancing is a ton of fun too. It takes a lot of upper body strength, I was sore for days. I got the fireman spin and the martini spin on the first try! Pretty soon I'll be flipping upside down and doing all sorts of cool tricks. I told my mom about my new hobby.. it was so funny, her reply was "for income or for fun?". I lol'ed and told her not to worry, I wasn't making money, I was paying THEM. And I'm fully clothed, so big difference.