ELPHYY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELPHYY ELPHYY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ But I still wake up, and I still see your ghost... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137218 It's been a bad 2 months... <BR> <BR> Well it started out good, Dan and I picked our wedding venue officially and reserved our date (Sept. 15th 2013).... <BR> <BR> But 5 weeks today was the worst day in my entire life. <BR> I was at work when my moms friend, Iris, messaged me on facebook saying she was worried about my mom. After frantic phone calls, I was talking to her boss who said that she never showed up for work that day. She was about an hour late. Iris left work to go to her house b... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:05:18 EST I'm still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980254 I still check SP daily and log in to spin my wheel but haven't had a lot of time to catch up =-( Im sorry. <BR> <BR> We went to Dan's brothers wedding rehearsal on July 6th, and the wedding was July 7th. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l634754814.jpg"> <BR> That's Dan and Me with Billy and Erica (the bride and groom) and the boys Dad and step mom at the rehearsal dinner. =-) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318759569.jpg"> <BR> Dan and me befo... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:43:08 EST Workout DVDS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942811 Found this link the other night: <BR> http://tanandtoned.tumblr.com/post/92838<BR>79799/workout-links-omg-o <BR> <BR> It has links to tons of workout dvds online! Including Insanity andd P90x! <BR> I was thinking that I may try one of those at some point but never wanted to spend the money! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share with everyone! <BR> <BR> Things are ok here. Feeling a lot better but still coughing. Started S90 where I left off, Tabata yesterday and Shoulders and arms today. Dan w... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:50:09 EST Another dress shot, work stuff. EDIT: Moms dress reaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935888 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l278977705.jpg"> <BR> took this one last night too. I get awkward when dan takes pics of me. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to bring it to a tailor but am going to wait until next year incase we need to take it in at all. <BR> <BR> [EDIT: Just emailed it to my mom. She said it's very pretty. I told her the more I look at the pics the more I realize it's not half as pretty in the pics as it is in person. I told her that I cant wait for her to see i... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:05:25 EST THE DRESS IS HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935205 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246949212.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Please disregard my horrible face and hair. It's over 90 degrees here today and Im still sick. But I couldnt wait to try it on. <BR> <BR> There are clips holding up the side, I would want to have it hemmed because it's longer than I expected it to be. <BR> <BR> Dan says he loves it. <BR> <BR> Pictures don't do it justice. It has little sequins all over it, and it shines in the light. I'll take better pics anoth... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:07:31 EST Wedding Dresses, I can't stop thinking about them! Rawr! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929946 So my mom had sent me a website to look at wedding dresses and she had offered to pay for my dress. The website claims it's all discounted wedding dresses so they're pretty cheap. I dont want my mom to spend a lot, I really wanted a dress under $200. Especially if it's only going to be worn one day. <BR> <BR> Well I looked at this site all week, sent images back and forth, finally on Friday I looked up some reviews of the site... horrible. Not a single recommendation. I dont want the money t... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 11:00:58 EST September 14th 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925897 So it's not set in stone yet, but Im going to be calling the limo company in the next week (we both get paid tomorrow), to reserve the limo for September 14th 2013 (if it's available). September 21st is the back up date. When I called last weekend they told me it was still available so I think it'll be ok! <BR> <BR> Ahhh! <BR> <BR> I also think I may go to David's Bridal by myself in the next month and try on some dresses and then maybe meet halfway with my mom to try on some with her so sh... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:16:22 EST a wedding dress!? and working out stuffs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921320 So I'm seriously debating this dress: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812364121.jpg"> <BR> <BR> http://www.unique-vintage.com/gorgeous-ivo<BR>ry-floral-applique-tulle-sweetheart-st<BR>rapless-wedding-prom-dress-p-10951.html <BR> <BR> I've been debating it for about a year now. It's super onsale...They are down to a size 8 and a size 12. I'm around a size 8 and could always get it taken in... <BR> They have free ground shipping and Dan said that if I want it I... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:34:37 EST Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919850 So Dan brought up the fact that if I keep wanting to spend money on races that we're never gonna be able to get married. <BR> <BR> So it got the wedding in my head, I started having anxiety. We keep saying we don't want a big wedding. We don't! I mean, I'd like to have all my family there, but planning it and the money stresses me out. <BR> So we said we should sorta elope, but with just the closest family. We can invite 6 people each. <BR> <BR> This is a loose plan right now... but the c... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 08:50:31 EST No retreat, no surrender; that is Spartan law. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912125 Oh boy! <BR> Im tired and sore! <BR> But what an awesome weekend! <BR> <BR> That was EASILY the hardest thing Ive ever done, and man did I do a lot of burpees. <BR> Im still on a bit of post race high more that 24 hours later... <BR> <BR> oh and I got a coupon code for next years Tri State Sprint and we already signed up! <BR> We finished the race with a time of 2 hours and 44 minutes... <BR> <BR> It was 3.5 miles of mud and hills... oh man the hills... they're evil! <BR> My calves burn... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:11:15 EST So to continue my downward spiral this past month... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880461 Warning! <BR> There may be TMI in this post! <BR> You've been warned! <BR> <BR> <BR> ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> So the antibiotics that I had gotten for my allergies gave me a yeast infection. That was unpleasant as I'd never had one before and didnt know what it was. <BR> <BR> After that was all taken care of, it was midnight last Monday going into Tuesday and I felt a sharp pain in my uterus/cervix area. <BR> The only pain I could relate it to was the pain I felt when getting the IUD inserte... Mon, 14 May 2012 08:58:01 EST It's been a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858829 hello sparkworld! <BR> <BR> I live! <BR> <BR> I've been terrible lately, really. Lazy and eating garbage! I need to stop now! <BR> Haven't been working out in like the past two weeks and I feel like Im holding on to excuses. <BR> <BR> 2 weeks ago I was super sick, I couldn't breath. I went to Urgent Care and the doc gave me some antibiotics because my allergies went crazy I guess and gave me some sort of infection. <BR> Feeling much better now though, just need to take allergy stuff every ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:42:14 EST Quick update before work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829908 I haven't written in forever! <BR> <BR> Not a lot going on, mostly work being busy. <BR> We had a lot of very warm weather and Easter so a lot of ice cream and cakes being sold. While I don't mind being busy, I mind being the only one that cares about the store, the orders, and everything getting done. We have all high school girls that work after I leave at 5 and once leave, nothing gets done. What do you expect though? 3 High school girls left unsupervised? <BR> So I asked my boss to put s... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:39:17 EST Quick Quick Quick Progress Pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801048 So I was at Marshalls yesterday looking at the workout clothes since that's all I want to buy anymore... <BR> I think I found my shorts for the Spartan! They're purple! Which will match my hair because it will be bleached and purple by the time we race! <BR> <BR> So Warning! My before pic is rather scandalous lol <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916153857.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l245048778.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not amazing... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:23:54 EST Dark mornings =-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783171 So I was pretty incredibly horrible this weekend. Not gonna hold onto it, just recognizing that I showed absolutely no will power whatsoever. <BR> <BR> On Friday I went to the doctor to get my IUD. <BR> <BR> Warning! This may be TMI for some people, Im keeping it tame though... <BR> <BR> Thankfully, Dan's deposition was cancelled and he came with me... I didn't have him come with me to the examining room for the insertion, he just waited in the waiting room. I head cramping was common aft... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:50:40 EST Smashing the Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778616 Man I'm sore this morning! <BR> Did S90 Legs yesterday morning then the Total Body dvd last night! <BR> <BR> Total Body is so short but ow ow ow! <BR> <BR> Random rant about health insurance and birth control: <BR> <BR> So my doctors office finally called me back yesterday morning about the IUD. They told me that because we didn't reach our deductible yet that the insurance wont kick in and we have to pay the full amount of $900. <BR> <BR> Now, $900 seems steep to me so I tell her I'm go... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:27:54 EST Extremely quick update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4776469 Thank you so much for all the support and comments on my last blog, I really needed it and you all help me so much! The support system here really helps keep a girl going! <BR> Tuesday I ended up skipping yoga again. I think it's just getting harder to do more after work... but I decided to take the time to go to wal mart to get more gym floor tiles... well, that happens to be down the road from the crossfit gym =-[ (I admit I may have had ulterior motives for the errand run)... I drove out ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:17:21 EST Need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4773271 So this Living Social deal pops into my email this morning... unlimited Crossfit classes for a month for $39. <BR> I mention it to Dan saying that I'd like to try it after I finish S90 and I'd cancel my yoga classes for that month to save time and money. <BR> <BR> He then makes comments like "If you want to do it then fine, I just wish you'd show more commitment and stick to one thing" <BR> He said that I'm doing all these trendy things and nothing is really new their just trendy and he jus... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:45:48 EST *93* Omgh, I've been off by a day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766752 93 days until the Spartan... <BR> Writing quick, about to go run some errands instead of being at the yoga studio like I should be... <BR> I feel like it's been an off week for me... and maybe it's the pms but idk... <BR> <BR> Sunday: Ultimate Ball (no yoga, snowy so no run) <BR> Monday: Week 4 day 1 c25k in the snow, S90 Tabata Inferno <BR> Tuesday: S90 Shoulders and Arms, a half @ssed c25k Week 4 Day 2 <BR> Wednesday: Yoga, S90 Cardio challenge <BR> Thursday: S90 Legs, S90 chest/back <BR>... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:55:09 EST *96* And when you kiss me, I'm happy enough... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4764264 Trying to think of where to start! <BR> Went out for my run yesterday, feeling kinda sore. But walked up to the field, a lot of the snow had melted and I thought "Oh yay! This will be good!" Well... about 3 laps in my fingers were aching because they were so cold and I couldn't feel my ears. The wind was trying to knock me over and I'm thinking this is no good! Then the wind blows my scarf right off from around my neck. <BR> That was my cue. <BR> Time to go home. <BR> Defeated. <BR> <BR> So... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:08:21 EST *98* My Morning Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759194 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l687920960.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So since it snowed all day Saturday it didn't melt yet. Blacktop driveways and roads are clear but sidewalks and yards are still snowy. For some brilliant reason I decided to walk up to the school this morning to check out the field anyway! So I got up, got dressed, and walked up the hill. When I got there this is what I saw... but I thought "Spartans never give up!" and figured What the h-e-ll?! Let's go for it! I... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:02:43 EST *100* I'll push through this moment, I'll never give up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756338 Feeling much better today. Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement and help. <BR> After debating with myself for part of the day what the "problem" was, I think I just need to be more mindful on the weekends. I'm going to start entering my intakes in the SP calculators to the best of my abilities to see what I'm doing. On the weekdays I write down what I take in throughout the day and calculate it manually but Im going to enter it here and see how that goes this week =-D <BR> <BR... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:38:07 EST *101* And not a minute spent to think that we'd regret. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754510 Just to get this out of my head for the day... <BR> <BR> Just weighed in... <em>192</em> and I gained .2 - .4lbs (I checked multiple times because I couldnt believe it). <BR> I know it's not about the number. And I know that weight fluctuates and .4 is nothing to worry about. I know that muscle weighs more than fat. I know that I'm seeing changes so that's all that should matter... but there's still that little voice that's like WTF?! I'm busting my ass and eating well and that's what I ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:27:48 EST *102* This is not your judgement day, you don't have to hide, there's no need to run... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4752894 Ok I have 10 minutes for a quick blog. <BR> Omgh my arms hurt lol <BR> <BR> So the past week has been pretty good. I've wanted to blog about Dan the past couple of nights but it's been hard because he looks over every now and then to see what I'm typing and I don't want him to get the wrong idea. <BR> I realize now that when he gets moody about my working out and whatnot it's more because he's mad at himself for not being able to do more. His ankle is still really bothering him and while he ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:29:25 EST *105* I'd never trade it in cause I've always wanted this and it's not a dream anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4748330 I realized while reading the comments from my last blog that it wasn't as chipper as I usually try to be... sorry gang! Things are still really good on my end. I have a few things I want to blog about but they'll have to wait until I don't occasionally have eyes staring over at my screen. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was glorious. I started my morning off with Week 3 Day 1 c25k. <BR> Instead of my usual route the past 2 weeks I went up to the soccer/football field at the high school. Since there wa... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:54:14 EST *106* It's the final countdown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4746537 Hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Thinking about what I did total this week, I didn't make all my goals. <BR> I only made it to 2 yoga classes because of Dans ankle and Valentines day. But I went running 4 days (2.5 miles 3 days, 1.5 1 day) and finished week 2 c25k. I only managed 2 workout videos. Oy. <BR> <BR> Went to yoga Friday morning, and didn't do anything Friday night or Saturday. Today I went to yoga, came home and set up our new boxing bag, we got a wavemaster, then le... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:05:35 EST You can only move as fast as whose in front of you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741390 Quick update! <BR> <BR> Dan went to the doctors yesterday and got an xray. He just has a nasty sprain. The doc told him to keep it compressed and he can't work out for 6-8 weeks. He kinda lied to her and said he works out regularly and that would hinder him a lot, he doesn't really work out regularly but rather would like to think so... =-P Anyway, she said that after two weeks he can try some brisk walking. So that's the plan. <BR> <BR> Tuesday was Valentines Day, I woke up in the morning... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:38:14 EST I'll find strength in pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4737598 Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! <BR> <BR> Dan and I decided to change up a room in our house this weekend! Our house consists of and upstairs and a finished downstairs. Upstairs we have the living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and the "spare bedroom"-- more lovingly known as "the clothes room" or "My clothes room." And I bet you guessed it, it holds my clothes. It's also the home of my "vanity" aka a table with a mirror sitting on top and various products. Well, we decided to transfo... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:02:45 EST Shuff-ff-ff-ling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732957 Feeling much better today! Sorry about the mopeyness last night. <BR> Things are going well today, had yoga this morning and are mid date night right now. Im stuffed from Burger Joint and I brought home so low fat carvel... oof! Stuffed! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share this with all of you! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896919679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we have couples yoga at night, but all in all it should be a nice quiet day, and I dont mind. Im excited to give... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:04:57 EST Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731227 Oh boy! <BR> Did the third day of c25k this morning! It was a little tougher today, my legs were a bit stiff in the morning. But I got my things together the night before so when I woke up I could just get dressed and go. It was in the 20's at 7am, and I think I wore a few too many layers lol. My scarf was a good idea because the air was cold on my throat, but i think I can go without a hat and leggings under my pants =-P <BR> <BR> But I did it! And Im proud. I feel so accomplished afterwar... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 19:55:26 EST You want a revelation, some kind of resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4727736 So I weighed in today at the doctors at 133lbs. <BR> <BR> Sadface? <BR> <BR> <BR> At first the number hurt. The last time I weighed in the scale said 131.something. Granted that was like 2 months ago... but still... <BR> <BR> But this image keeps sticking in my head: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297028851.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I do feel like my body is more tone and I've gained a lot of muscle since the start of January even. Maybe I'll take some measurements to... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 19:29:59 EST My weakness I feel I must finally show. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726065 Did pretty good with my calories today. <BR> I had: <BR> a light and fit yogurt -80 cals <BR> lean cuisine chik'n enchilada -310 cals <BR> 1/2 small banana- 60 cals? <BR> For dinner I had a little pasta with veggies, butternut squash sauce, and a "chicken" patty cut up in it for some protein. <BR> May have a little snack in a bit. Im feeling chobani. <BR> <BR> On top of the running this morning Dan and I found a bootcamp video on netflix and did it. We probably wont do this video again but ... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 21:30:27 EST Don't leave me alone at this time for I'm afraid what I will discover inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724676 So yesterday I went to yoga, which was lovely as always. <BR> After I went to Marshalls, got a new pair of sunglasses, a new sports bra, and headphones! <BR> I got home and changed into some layers and dan and i walked up to the school to run the track! Little did we know they LOCKED UP THE TRACK! What sorta public school locks up access to their track? <BR> well, screw them, we found our way onto their soccer field and ran laps around that. I much prefer the soccer field anyway... 1. Soccer... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 08:14:26 EST Rabbit Hearted Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4722716 Trying to plan my schedule in my head for the week but need to write it down... <BR> <BR> Sunday: Yin Yang Yoga followed by Day 1 c25k <BR> Monday: Week 1 Day 2 c25k in the morning, 30 day shred level 2 at night <BR> Tuesday: Weigh in at the doctors! Yoga at night. <BR> Wednesday: Yoga in the morning, 30 day shred at night. <BR> Thursday: Week 1 Day 3 C25k, 30 day shred or other workout dvd at night <BR> Friday: Yoga in the morning <BR> Saturday: off, couples yoga at night <BR> <BR> Rinse ... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 23:04:49 EST Lion Hearted Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4719256 This week has been good and going very quickly. Work has been super busy without Ally (the girl I work with, yes we're both Ally lol). <BR> Wednesday I went to yoga, then work, then home to shred. <BR> Today I went to work and came home for the shred. <BR> been staying within my calories and feeling pretty good. <BR> I know I'll cheat tomorrow because it's fat friday =-P <BR> <BR> I have yoga in the morning, then work, then home for Date night. <BR> <BR> Nothing too spectacular planned f... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 20:12:46 EST Madness? THIS IS SPARTA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4715304 Just a quick blog. Im sleeeeepy. Didn't get too much sleep last night, had a long day at work (the girl I usually work with is on vacation until next week), and went to yoga tonight! <BR> <BR> Feeling a little sore after the shred yesterday but yoga was great tonight. Used my new mat! I think I need to wash it though, it was actually a bit slippery. I think that was due to my excessive sweating and the newness though. A lot of reviews said the same thing. <BR> <BR> I took some "before" pic... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:08:18 EST But behind that fair facade, I'm afraid she's rather odd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713295 Oh boy, I am sleeeepy! <BR> <BR> Had a great weekend though! <BR> Dan and I were very much adultlike this weekend! While waiting for the cleaning people we decided to clean out our junk room downstairs. This was so we could go to BJs and stockpile on bulk items and have a place to put them. <BR> This room downstairs is a very cute room, but when we moved in we just kinda put everything in there that we didn't really need right away and kind of just left it there... it's also my scale's room... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:23:50 EST I must become a lion hearted girl. (My Inspirations- pic heavy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712992 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246214287.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I've noticed a few blogs about everyones body inspirations... the body they hope to some day achieve and that made me wonder to myself, what I exactly I hope to achieve and who do I look to as inspiration... <BR> <BR> I'll start with my spiritual and physical inspirations that are wrapped into one: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481814318.jpg"> <BR> This is Kim, my yoga teacher. ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:40:46 EST Rumor has it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4708191 I feel like I haven't written in forever! It's about 6am here and I can't sleep. So much excitement today. And I have a bit of a toothache but I think that's from stuffing my face last night and grinding my teeth while I sleep. <BR> <BR> I believe in my last entry I had introduced you all to Wilson... my lunch. <BR> RIP WILSON <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l634432711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Shortly after eating Wilson my tongue started to feel very strange. I thought mayb... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 06:24:39 EST And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700629 MY LUNCH! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l502830973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm super duper excited! lol <BR> I also found out about a juice bar down the road from where I work and the yoga studio so I may swing by there to grab something for breakfast. =-D <BR> <BR> Checked the status of my order with Manduka! It should be here Monday! I kinda wanna try to stop the delivery and have them hold it at a post office so maybe it'd be ready saturday... the shirt would look very ... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:03:55 EST I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4698410 Seriously, the title says it all. I'm soooo excited! <BR> <BR> After my great day yesterday (see previous blog entry! OMG CROW POSE!) I was looking around online at different yoga stores (I do this a lot actually) and ended up at the Manduka site. I've always heard amazing things about their mats, but $72 for a yoga mat seemed CRAZY to me. <BR> <BR> In the past few weeks (since I upped my practice) I noticed that my mat didn't feel very sticky and as I sweat in class (we have a bunch of sp... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:18:41 EST Very happy day! Also could use some ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697619 Such a great day! <BR> Went to Yin Yang yoga this morning and got into crow pose for the first time! I had practiced it a bunch but was never able to hold it. I was in the zone though, and held it for a while! I almost cried! After class my teachers and another student commented on it saying how much stronger I've gotten and my one teacher said I rocked it! I was on such a yoga high! <BR> <BR> I ran home and put my mat in my yoga room and made Dan come snap a shot when I got into Crow again,... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:34:45 EST But I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692040 Spent most of the day at work listening to Disney music... it was great. <BR> <BR> Wednesday in yoga class my instructor, Kim, said some things that really stuck in my head. <BR> One of them was that we don't need to let other peoples problems become our own. I'm so guilty of this, someone comes to me and tells me a problem and I dwell on it, I make it something that I have to worry about for them. Kim said we can be there for someone, let them vent, but as yogis know that we can let it go, ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:26:14 EST No sleep, nothing in between me and the rain and you can't save me now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688517 Went to yoga yesterday. Erin teaches on Tuesdays. And MAN did she kick my butt. i think I spent 90% of the class in downward dog doing random other things at the same time so my shoulders are like "hey! hey Erin! We dont like you!" I've made friends with 2 of the guys that go to my classes, it figures that I would reach out to the men. lol Bob is super nice though and my past to classes he's spotted me while I attempted to get into my headstand against the wall... and the past 2 days I've do... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:23:58 EST I'm under your spell. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683740 It's so cold! <BR> <BR> So I only got 4 classes the past week =-/ I'm thinking 4 classes a week is more realistic. <BR> Took off Monday to let my body rest, same goes for Thursday. We had a lot of snow Friday - Saturday and when we woke up Saturday it was still snowing. Dan whined a bit and I said that I'd skip yoga so we'd only have to shovel one day. So I went Sunday. <BR> <BR> I love my classes. I love yoga. <BR> <BR> Dan has been a little grumpy lately. <BR> I've been very tired and... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:57:19 EST We just want to see you... shake that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675579 Thank you everyone for your comments and words of encouragement in my last blog! <BR> And I love LMFAO, I drive a lot of people a little crazy with my constant outbursts of LMFAO songs ;-) <BR> <BR> Worked on being an adult this week. Took care of some student loan things, went to the city zoning office with some paperwork about our fence, called the health insurance rep. about my card (or lack thereof), and after speaking with him called a real lady doctor and made an appointment for Febr... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:44:39 EST Every day I'm Shuffling. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670755 Wish I could say I didn't cheat yesterday... but I totally did. lol <BR> I'm super PMSy. I got home from work after 5 yesterday, hard boiled some eggs because I promised Dan I'd make him egg and olive =-P. While the eggs were boiling I sauteed (? I believe that's the correct terminology) celery, onions, and peppers to put in my chili. Once I got all my chili stuff in the slow cooker I realized I was so hungry! It was one of those days where I wanted to eat everything but nothing sounded appea... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:57:51 EST Feels like Ommmm to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667312 Yoga is super addicting! <BR> Had such a blast this week. Went to yoga 4 out of 7 days... not bad... We'll make it 5 this week =-P <BR> <BR> Had a talk with Dan the other night about how I would some day like to go to Kripalu for a yoga retreat... he asked what they offered and i mentioned that you could also become a certified yoga instructor there and he's like "YOU SHOULD DO THAT!" We talked about it for a while, looked over the application and how much it'd cost. We said after we get mar... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:19:09 EST Counting all different ideas drifting away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658912 Had a pretty good day yesterday! <BR> Went to yoga and saw my instructor, Kim, who I havent seen in weeks! I was MIA from the studio for about 2 weeks and when I got back she was away for the week at Kripalu training with Yoganand! She was glowing when I walked in. Id like to visit Kripalu some day, it obviously has an amazing effect on people. =-P <BR> <BR> I ate pretty well yesterday. I started to pack up some food and Dan heard me counting calories... he asked me not to because he knows ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 08:25:53 EST Om Om Om http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656240 Drinking some coffee before I head out to yoga. Writing this up really quick! <BR> <BR> My best friend and her son came to visit this weekend, I haven't seen her in about 7 months and I haven't seen her son, Keegan, in over a year! It was so nice spending time with them. <BR> However, that did lead to a lot of eating out, ordering in, and boozing. lol <BR> <BR> I haven't been the best that I could be since the new year. But I'm just getting warmed up! Work has been difficult to be good, an... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:13:57 EST