Weight and Wit

Finding My Footing in the World of Healthy Living, both Physically and Emotionally, and doing so with clever quips and alluring alliteration (...see what I did there?)
Wednesday:
At the university loop. QUITE busy. To the point that I began to not want to work out. I guess being around people all day at camp makes me want to fly solo the rest of the day. I *did* workout though.
2 miles.
Mile 1: stopping for: 30 seconds Jumping Jacks. 30 seconds Bench Steps X 6
Mile 2: stopping for: 30 seconds of jump rope. 30 seconds of squats X 6.
My favorite singer/songwriter is in town Friday night at my favorite bar/music spot so I have been listening to his music this week. He has been helping me through my long, painful commute to camp.
As has Relient K. I heard from fromlazytolively that they are having a 10 year anniversary tour, which made me nostalgic for the days she and I would listen to them and drive all around our small town talking about things 16-year-olds talk about (re:boys). She was, of course, the one to introduce them to me. I am forever jumping on her band wagon (late, of course)

Wednesday:

At the university loop. QUITE busy. To the point that I began to not want to work out. I guess being around people all day at camp makes me want to fly solo the rest of the day. I *did* workout though.

2 miles.

Mile 1: stopping for: 30 seconds Jumping Jacks. 30 seconds Bench Steps X 6

Mile 2: stopping for: 30 seconds of jump rope. 30 seconds of squats X 6.

My favorite singer/songwriter is in town Friday night at my favorite bar/music spot so I have been listening to his music this week. He has been helping me through my long, painful commute to camp.

As has Relient K. I heard from fromlazytolively that they are having a 10 year anniversary tour, which made me nostalgic for the days she and I would listen to them and drive all around our small town talking about things 16-year-olds talk about (re:boys). She was, of course, the one to introduce them to me. I am forever jumping on her band wagon (late, of course)

Why hello there.

Today is Tuesday.

It was 82 out, but the shade and breeze made it, dare I say, pleasant? There was a woman walking the opposite direction of me; she had her arms wide open as the wind blew as if to say “YASSSS this weather”… I agree with her

I caught a hint of Fall in the wind. I got very excited that October and Halloween are within reach.

I did C25K week 7, day 3. Which is 25 minutes of running. It’s been a while. But it felt, not good, but not awful. When I looked at the remaining time and saw 6 minutes I thought of my 2 go-to reactions. “6 MINUTES IS TOO LONG I’LL NEVER MAKE IT” or “I’ve already done 19, what’s another 6?” Thankfully it was the last thought that prevailed

Camp this week. One of my kids informed us that he ate beans last night…it was apparent for 5 HOURS STRAIGHT. In a small room. I was unbelievable thankful when 2:30 rolled around.

Monday:

I did not get a workout in, which threw me off and made me allll kinds of anxious.

But:

An interview was had.

A new cell phone purchased, as the previously mentioned Birthday boy got a little rowdy on Saturday night, knocked mine to the floor and shattered the screen. As sucky as that is, tacking on *another* expense to an already crying budget, I did finally cave and get an Iphone (much to the chagrin of my Android using pals), which means i have joined this decade. And it’s Blue and boxed and screen protected.

Spaghetti for Dinner. Okay Bye.

Runner’s Tan in Full Swing Tonight.
Also, yes I am flexin to look buff to try and impress you guys

2 mile walk around the business park

Tricep dips on the only bench I saw, which was in front of the busy street. Normally I try to avoid making my strength a spectacle, but I needed to get them done.

I love the jogger’s nod.

I was musically restless during the walk and could not find anything to fit my mood,

The stamp is a remnant from last night’s birthday excursion with a friend from Grad School.

There is a good thing about dreaming on a budget and going out, you are verrrrryyy aware of swiping your card at the bar, in the end making you aware of consumption, too. This works for me because I very easily can go into “go hard/go home” mode and I am getting to the point in life where I need to listen to the latter part of that statement.

Ending the work week with a Mountain walk with activearika.

I don’t know why, but it seemed harder than it has in a while, and I was pouring sweat by the end. I just feel…weak…lately, and I am not a fan.

In other news:

I have watched The Wolverine roughly 5 times in the last 2 days. I want Marvel heroes to know that they, too, have a special place in my heart.

Job and life things are making me panicky, I would rather feel this kind of overwhelming panic than desperate panic, but it’s still bothersome. This is where I test my adulting might, I suppose.

Being the reader I am, the first thing I did this morning was watch the trailer for Fifty Shades. I need to make sure the director stays true to the story and it does not lose its literary authenticity¬† (translation: I’m eager for the raunchy. ALL OF IT)

My eggs expire today, so I ate eggs for breakfast and I will eat them for lunch…I guess yay protein

Today, on the way to the track, I heard the song Born to Be Alive and thought hey I could totally run to this. Then I watched the video. it is…a solid 70s production.

2.5 miles outside. 11 is not as good as 10 am, but not as bad as noon. Slow either way. 10X4 tricep and chest after.

Sweat was had, calories burned.

I registered for my August 5K. Next Saturday. With zebo84 and *hopefully* activearika. I wish alainazubrowski were here to do it : /

Also. I am so seriously thankful you guys put up with my Dark Knight antics yesterday (and everyday). You guys are the Commissioner Gordon to my Gotham City.

Okay, okay last Batman post (oftheday)

I will use this occasion to list the 5 Random Facts about Me.

1. When I was in second grade I choked on mustard. It was hot dog day and I was opening the packet with my teeth and a little squirted out and down the wrong opening. My second grade teacher got really scared and almost gave me the Heimlich, but I coughed really hard and survived.

2.The Beauty and the Beast Disney film used to Terrify me. I used to watch it only up until the Beast was about to appear. Then I would rewind it and watch that small segment over and over again.

3.Whenever something overwhelming happens (good or bad), my comfort foods are Nacho Cheese Doritos and Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked

4.When I was in middle school, a play I had written was chosen to be performed at our local theatre. The lead character’s name was Abby and it was about how her life and friendships changed when she was placed in the advanced/ gifted classes…it may be based on real events

5.I Love Latin and I wish it were still a language that was spoken. and I love Greek and Roman myths and when I was younger I thought that all of the myths were legitimate historical facts. andstillkindahopetheyare

WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT THAT TODAY IS BATMAN’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY.

I am a terrible Bat-Intern.

This week has been about the Batman. Batman Begins has been on HBO and The Dark Knight on Cable. I am going to have to dedicate a night this week to watching all 3, in order. The Twilight films have been on too. I’m not going to pretend that I don’t watch those every time they are on. No shame.
I was still feeling a bit of residual wooze from yesterday, so I took it easy. 15 minutes on the treadmill on an incline, lower speed. 15 low resistance on the elliptical. 50 bicep curls. 
PS: I absolutely thought of you yesterday snapthistiger when I was hopping in to that blue chair!
and I am honored that my post made you consider going again amendingamber! I still get nervous every time I go that I am going to fall out, but those red cross people are on it, they will do you right

This week has been about the Batman. Batman Begins has been on HBO and¬†The Dark Knight on Cable. I am going to have to dedicate a night this week to watching all 3, in order. The Twilight films have been on too. I’m not going to pretend that I don’t watch those every time they are on. No shame.

I was still feeling a bit of residual wooze from yesterday, so I took it easy. 15 minutes on the treadmill on an incline, lower speed. 15 low resistance on the elliptical. 50 bicep curls. 

PS: I absolutely thought of you yesterday snapthistiger when I was hopping in to that blue chair!

and I am honored that my post made you consider going again amendingamber! I still get nervous every time I go that I am going to fall out, but those red cross people are on it, they will do you right

I decided not to make this a photo-first post because it does feature some blood giving and I wanted to give the squeamish a chance to scroll on.

I gave blood this afternoon, which I haven’t done in 6+ years. Last time I donated was when I was just beginning the journey of health and fitness. So my weight was high, my iron was low, and my blood pressure was questionable. I was barely able to donate.

Today during the pre-screen/mini physical, I found out that my iron level was perfect and my blood pressure was perfect. That little victory, paired with my attempts to take pictures without getting caught kept my focus off the thought of fainting, not because of the needles and blood, but just a nervousness that my body wouldn’t be ready to donate. In all honesty, I like watching the blood go into the bag and test tubes

I had good numbers. I didn’t faint. I got a cookie bar for my participation. Good day with the Red Cross.

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