Once more, with feeling this time...
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Fifteen pounds gained over the winter. At least fifteen. Ugh. Just... ugh. And I know it was all my own doing, so... seriously, I seem to return here only to hit the reset button.
Last time I was here, the BF had found work... well, they let him go. He wasn't making a zillion sales a week so they gave him the boot. He's now waiting on some phonecalls for interviews come Monday.
Em and I went for walkies last Sunday. First time since we got buried in the seventy feet of snow we received this winter. We're both highly dissatisfied with ourselves at the moment, so we hit up our hometown cemetery for a walk/hike. Walking takes place in the new areas, where the land is flat and the roads are paved. Hiking goes on in the old section, where there are headstones dating back to the early 1800's and it's all hills and dirt tracks. I met my step goal with no problems. :) We made a play date for the next day, but that fell through. I was ready to go, but she wasn't. Nothing was rescheduled...
So last night, while at work, I texted Jonathan and said that I was going for walkies even if he had to throw me out the front door with my sneakers. He said he'd go with me, which was nice. We got a proper 8 hours sleep, had oatmeal for breakfast, and headed out. It turned out to be an excellent and hilarious walk. Aside from all the gnats I inhaled, that is. *lol*
As it turns out, there are now ninja toys placed along the river walk. Little fitness stations with signs showing example workouts that can be done at each. The first one is a set of monkey bars that are tall enough that I have to jump to reach. Second is a couple sets of chin-up bars. There are several different sets of things that leads all the way to the end of the 'walk, culminating in something that made me hella excited. A set of waist-high parallel bars. When I was in middle school, we had a set that was my group's hang out spot. We would spend all recess doing flips and tricks and all kinds of shenanigans there. :) In case anyone was wondering, I can still flip pretty well. We also found an inverted crunch platform, a set of balance beams, a ladder thing... it almost looks like jungle gym equipment. I told Jonathan I'd love to try them all out... just not today. *lol* I'm not up to that level of energy yet.
About 3/4 of the way back I started to flag... Jonathan told me he'd been stepping up his pace every so often to see if I'd notice and keep up. I kept up, but ugh... it was so sneaky and subtle I had to stop and take a rest just to get the laughter out of my system.
All in all, we did six miles from the apartment to the end of the 'walk and back. We'll do it again day after tomorrow after work.
And speaking of work... time to go. :P