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Working Out and Stuff (MuM)

So today I started my new thingy, where I wake up during the morning and work out before Alex wakes up. I like it! except for the bout of queasiness from trying to eat apples too quickly after everything. I think maybe I should either wait longer, or start out with the apples so I have a little blood sugar and I don’t get all weird and dizzy, and maybe lemon water instead of just water.
Anyway, I like it, and I feel more awake and significantly less grumpy-morning-kiery even though it’s all gloomy and stuff. Although right now I’m getting hit with a case of the 2’s, so I think after I’m done here I’m going to take my hazelnut iced coffee and do some painting with my photography lights. See if I can’t get some of those energy endorphins I had this morning and an hour ago back…
Also, perk: Phineas and Ferb in the morning. So that’s cool. I feel a bit more nimble in the morning too, and I started off with a round of easy Zen exercises to loosen up before I got into the work out portion of the game (yay for kinects!).
Tonks seems to like this too, as he gets fed faster. Which makes me wonder if maybe he wasn’t curling up beside me because I’m cute and warm in the mornings, but because he wanted me to wake up and feed him?….

Anniversary Leave

Our 2nd anniversary is on Memorial day, so I probably won’t be posting until Tuesday.
Today was warm, really warm – we might put in our AC soon – although now it’s drastically cooling down and we’re under a severe thunderstorm watch, so I’m almost shivering. I didn’t paint anything today, but I did exercise and play with my hair (which should be an art of it’s own, really, because the most creative I usually get with it is pigtails, ponytails or hats). I made a weird side braid that I then attempted to twist into the rest of my hair to make a bigger braid. It didn’t last long in my greasy hair, but it was kind of fun, I’ll have to play with that a little bit more.

I’ve been working my way through some of the programs on Your Shape for the Kinect and well…..my muscles are working I think, found some I didn’t know I had. I feel good even though I’m in a little bit of pain and my legs feel like jello. I like that there are programs and routines and whatever that take place over time, and that I can mix it up if I want to – they even have things for getting bikini ready, which I haven’t downloaded yet (I don’t have enough points or something?) but I would like to, sometime, after I work through the beginner levels and into the other slightly more intense programs. Right now I’m just sort of trying to get through the easy stuff.
I’m hoping that all the walking and sit ups and working out I’ve been good about since March will pay off soon, but my hormones are all nuts so I’ve actually gained 4 pounds instead of losing. I hope they figure themselves out soon, or I might look into donating them (if that were ever a thing). I feel like the medical procedures I make up should exist and have no harmful side-effects, but alas…
I also made soup today, which was fine until I couldn’t lift the pan with rue-d veggies without hurting my list and had a breakdown in which I swore off cooking ever again. I can only take so much of it, and then I flip. I’ve cooked more in the last month than I have in a lonnnng time and I started getting stressed. It smells good though, I feel like I should take another long break, but I don’t know. We need to eat, and I don’t want to eat out all the time, and frozen stuff is only so good when neither of us feel like cooking. I like it when Alex cooks. ^.^
Anyway, all that to say, I (probably) won’t be around till Tuesday. Have a great Memorial Day everyone!