I now hate cotton and other randomness
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Let me start by saying I have been a horrible member to both of my Biggest Loser teams. I'm a member of the Camo Crew on BLC17 and a member of the Yellows on The Biggest Loser Fall Challenge. We're in the 2nd week for both of them and I have GOT to get more active. While I've definitely upped my exercise lately, I am not active enough on the team threads. Both teams are super active on there and sometimes it feels a little overwhelming to keep up. Granted, I've been a little distracted the last week or so, but it's time to step up and keep up!!!!
The last time I blogged I had just lost water at my house. I finally got it back 8 days later!!!! Let me tell you that I will never take running water for granted EVER again!!!! I got it back this last Wednesday and I still have to think twice before turning on the faucet or flushing the stool. I was in such a water-saving mode that now it's hard to break.
I had an absolutely horrible week of eating while I didn't have water. I never realized how much that would affect my eating. I would think about what I might fix when I got home and then usually just grab something on the way home. Oh alright, I used it as an excuse to grab something on the way home. I should have stocked up on things easy to make like precooked chicken or stuff for sandwiches............but I didn't.
For about the last week I've been having a strange pain just below my neck and between my shoulder blades. One day my whole left arm even felt numb. I mentioned it to Kim and asked her if I might have a pinched nerve. She asked if I had knots in my muscles there. I don't know!!!!! She was here for a little while yesterday so I asked her to rub it and see what she thinks. As soon as she started she said OH MY GOD you're tight. She immediately hit the right spot and I could almost feel the relief going down my left arm. Kim is a certified massage therapist and has been for about 3 years now. I've never gotten a massage from her, matter of fact have never had a massage in my entire life. Well, guess what???? She's going to give me a full massage this week!!!!!
Thanks to Kim I now have a gym membership. YAY!!!!! She was able to add me as a family member to her corporate membership at Genesis. I was a member there years ago so I knew I liked it there. It kind of has a reputation for being the "snobby" place to go, but I beg to differ. Everyone is super nice so far. I had my first assessment appointment with a trainer there (you get 2 free appointments) last Monday and will have the 2nd one some time this week. Last Wed and Thurs we had parent/teacher conferences at work so I didn't have to be to work until later. On Thursday I took advantage of a beginner Zumba class. The instructor asked before hand if there was anyone new there so of course I raised my hand. Afterwards, she found me and was telling me she couldn't believe how quick I caught on. I'm disappointed that I won't be able to take that class again because of work. She wants me to come to her more advanced classes on Sunday afternoons but I think they are the same time as a Yoga class that I want to try. I think I could really use some good stretching as tight as I've been.
I am loving this cooler weather we are having but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to dress for outside runs. Dressing for hot weather was easy, as little as possible while not scaring anyone!!! Yesterday was in the lower 60s, cloudy and a light wind. I decided against a tank top, went with a t-shirt and almost added a sweatshirt on top of that. I am so glad I didn't do that!!! I should have stuck with a trusty tank top even. I covered 6 miles and had sweat dripping down my face even with the low temps and the wind. Did I mention that the t-shirt was cotton? Uuugggghhhhh, sweaty cotton turns heavy and sticks to you everywhere!!!!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I had 2 first dates this last week. Why oh why do I bother???? There won't be a 2nd date with either of them.........nuf said!!
Enough rambling for today...........time to get some ST at the gym before hitting that Yoga class :)