Thursday, April 24, 2014

Couch to 5K

OK, today was day 1 of Couch to 5K.  I'm thinking of adding this to my upcoming Brazil Butt Lift program.

I think it's supposed to be 3 times a week, but it'll take me longer than that to recover so I'm going to try it every 3rd day.

Because honestly, I hate running.  I hate it.  I think I've mentioned this before, but I haven't changed my mind.  I hate running.

It's awful.  It hurts, and I'm a fat ass so it hurts every thing.  But I don't just hate it because I'm a fat ass, I hated it when I was in shape as well.

But the military kind of loves shoving that Gawdawful torture down the throats of its faithful so for awhile I had no choice.

I wasn't a complete failure at running in the military, but I was never going to be one of those naturally gifted people that always seemed to be in the top 3% on the squadron run either.  I could gut it out when I had to.  Mostly because me and a friend of mine would treat ourselves to a cinnabon afterwards.  Only on PT test day.  Which was like once a year or something like that, I've blocked most of it out to protect my delicate mind.

I think what I hated most about it was how the naturally gifted people would come back and encourage those of us who weren't good at it.  Like we were Jerry's kids or something.  I frolicking hated that shit.  I wanted to just punch them repeatedly in the face every time they said, "come on you got this."  What I got is a fist full of your weave if you don't shut the folick up you hydroxycut addicted bitch.

I hate running.

So, now as I wobble through my first fledgling stabs at Couch to 5K I don't want any of that you can do it Jerry's Kids shit.  I just want to bitch about how much it hurts, then I want a shower, a margarita and never to speak of it again, for at least 3 days.  That's when I will endure it again. Because as much as I hate it.  That shit burns calories.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose, while I go soak my angry knees in tequila (from the inside).


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Little Things

Since the big upheaval a went through a couple years back I've been very sensitive to little things.

I have pretty much put everything in life on hold in order to go to school.  I have one class left of pre-requisites while I sew up a few loose ends as far as points for getting into my program.

I haven't managed to get so much as a phone call back on my job hunt.  So, every time I lose something or break something I am heart broken because I know that I won't be able to replace anything until I get out of school.

that damned thing right there
unhinged my whole world
for about a day
I may need a massage or something
This brings me to bee class Saturday.  I was all excited about it and I was going to get up early and make myself a spanish latte before hand.  I was thinking about that Spanish latte all night.  I picked up some beans to grind and some sweetened condensed milk the day before and was all set to go.

Morning hit and I drug a chair over and climbed up to take down the cappuccino maker.  I filled the water reservoir and plugged it in...grabbed the handle and twisted the sump off...and there the filter basket was NOT!  yeah, gone.  I just about cried.  I searched every shelf, every drawer, every cabinet.  It's gone.  I was on about that 6th layer of disappointed/pissed you know that layer where if you had the time you would dismantle every frolicking thing in the kitchen and put it in the other room so you can search the next thing.  Yeah, that kind of irritated.

I know it's a petty little thing.  I know it.  But I have lost so much in the past couple of years that every new little thing that is taken away from me just beats me down.  I'll go ahead and say it, after bee class I came home and ransacked the kitchen.  I dumped out drawers, emptied storage baskets cleared cabinets and it's just know where.  I finally just locked myself in the bathroom and cried because I am just so tired of losing little pieces of things that were me.

Reading, coffee, cooking, my movies all being slowly ripped away and yeah, it's petty but at some point I need to be able to keep things that comfort me.  Not sure how much more I can lose before it's just not frolicking worth it anymore.

And yeah, go ahead and judge me for being so upset about something so small.  But there is a point where all of those small things pile up into a big ol' fat pile of suck.  So, for a little bit on a Saturday afternoon I'm going to lock myself in the bathroom crawl into a dry bath tub and just let it all out.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 47

Combat 60 Live

Yeah, I almost blew this off today, but then I looked at the schedule.  I love Combat 60 Live so I decided to just go ahead and do it.

Had it been a HIIT I might not have done it today.

I'm glad I did.  Sometimes you just gotta show up.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 45

Power Kata

Yeah, my dumb ass took three days off from working out.  I'll forgive myself for 2 but 3 is a big no no.
 But luckily today was Power Kata which is super fun, all punching and kicking.  No push ups and plank holds.  So, It was sweaty, but kind of easing back in.  Could have been worse, I could have taken too much time off and then had to jump back in with a power HIIT.  That honestly probably would have been disastrous. 

So, back on it and pressing on.  Cause that's what you do.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


PS.  join us for my Brazil Butt Lift Challenge!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 44

It's that...

Shock Plyo

...again.  I almost blew this off today, because well, it's hard and I don't enjoy it and there's burpees and jumping and yeah...

But I did it anyway.  You see, there are quite a few more people interested in my next challenge group than there were in my previous one, so I need to be disciplined enough to do every workout every day.  I need to stick to it.  Because if I'm leading the group and I don't show up..well...why should anybody else.

So I did it.  I showed up.  I pushed play.  I really wanted to just go take a nap, but I did the workout anyway.  Because I want people to get fit, healthy and happy with me. if I go ahead and knock out shock plyo today I get to do Power Kata tomorrow and I love Power Kata...kicking and punching and I get to look super tough in my hand wraps...yeah super tough...

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose, I must figure out how to pay for my last math class this summer.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 43 Les Mills Combat

Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Love love love it!  Except for that one little round that brings the non surgical butt lift to all new heights of torture.

But it's all for the 'greater good'.  If you've seen Hot Fuzz, you'll understand why I snicker when I write that.  Go watch it, I highly recommend it.  Family friendly and really funny.

Put in my order for Brazil Butt Lift today.  Really excited, couple of people coming in on the challenge with me on the 28th.  If you're interested, drop me a line  (or click here) and I'll get you in the group.  Delivery is 5 to 7 days, so I tend to order 10 days out usually, just to be sure.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Thursday, April 10, 2014

1st Bee Meeting!!!!

for no particular reason
a picture of a tardis bee hive
So, the weather finally got un-winter enough for us to actually make it to the bee meeting.  Total big deal to me because I'm obsessed with bees and I'm a total introvert.

Oh, and it's a pot luck and there was the tastiest ever dish with beef and sauerkraut with potatoes.  damn it was good, gonna have to bring my A game next month when I start bringing food.

But anyway this gives me a focus for my goals.  Since I get a piece of my closet back every 5 pounds, I shall set the goal of going to each bee meeting in a reclaimed piece of clothing.

So, there.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 40

yup, felt that

Combat 60 Live:  Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Yowza!  the legwork on this one.  Still sore from the two workouts on Saturday and the bike ride Sunday.  This kicked a little bit of my bootay today.  But it was a lot of fun.  Well, til the push ups.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 38

Power Kata

Went ahead an knocked this out a couple hours after Day 37 since I was behind.  Yeah, not going to be able to walk tomorrow, but totally worth it.

I should actually catch up by Thursday!  Woo Hoo!  At least I'll knock out 1 goal this month.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Monday, April 7, 2014

Just Say Yes

Yesterday was kind of chilly.  Early in the day the BF mentioned going and getting coffee and picking up a few caches in the arts district.  Nice little hour long bike trip.  But it just stayed cold, then he went off to the cable company to change our subscription and came back and had to upgrade some stuff on our wifi network.  That ate up a good part of the day.

By 4 I was like are we going for coffee?  We almost said no.  But we went ahead and skipped the caching but went for coffee and bagels anyway.  I am so glad we did.  

You see I don't get out much except for school, so the local coffee shop is super awesome to me.  It's almost never crowded but neatest people show up.

Hipsters with their patterned tights wearing girlfriends. 
Skinny pants wearing red bearded engineering students.
Grungy twenty somethings in khaki and sleeveless BDU tops.
Errand running moms.
White bearded old dudes that look like famous writers.
And this kid...
Seriously, this kid is on an honest to golly unicycle.  Thing was almost as tall as he is.  And he's wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.  You should have seen him haul himself up on top of the air conditioning unit to get up on that thing!

So, this is what I'm saying, folks.  Say yes to stuff, sometimes you don't really feel like it, but from time to time go anyway.  You might just see something you have never seen  before.

Sweat hard folks and go live this life on purpose.