Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pumped

Today is the kind of day where I’m scared I may fall asleep at any moment. The reason for this fatigue is due to the fact that I was pretty much a goddess of the treadmill this morning. If it were appropriate, I probably could have ripped my shirt in one single tug, thrown it on the ground and climbed to the top of the PARA building...OK...that may be a bit of an exaggeration. I felt pretty empowered. I didn’t feel like getting out of bed but I managed to pick myself up, one limb at a time. I procrastinated by checking my phone and reading and other things. I finally decided to get started with stomach crunches...and not the kind I usually do where I lay in my bed covered up and lift my head up 100 times in a row. I actually got on the floor and did reverse crunches and bicycle crunches and my belly could tell I meant business. I then went to PARA...and proceeded to run 2 miles. I mean...obviously, I didn’t run the whole 2 miles...I’m SO not there but I ran/walked it. The first mile was 16:58 which is only 14 seconds longer than my best time before Paris. Honestly, I probably could have beaten it had I worked harder in the beginning. It wasn’t until I realized I was going to have a decent time that I sped up. I then did another mile. That one took longer but in all it took me about 36 minutes. I don’t think that’s too shabby and I’m only going to get better. When I got done, I went to the weight thingy and did reps of 10 (yes, I said reps like an exercise pro) of several of the weights and it wasn’t my usual 3 pound weights either...I was lifting 20 pounds...what?! I felt AWESOME when I left. The sun was rising and I pulled over in the cemetery across from my apartment to take a picture and I was tempted to just get out and walk around. I don’t know what has come over me but I like it. Again, I’m really tired right now but it’s so worth it. I’m done with exercise for the day (even though I may find some sort of activity this evening for an extra boost) and it made me feel pretty good.

Also, I ate like the perfect Weight Watchers princess yesterday and today I plan on doing the same. I think I’m going to fix dinner tonight. By that I mean I will make a lean cuisine and then put it on an actual plate with some veggies or something. I know I want broccoli. Did y’all know that if you sauté or bake broccoli with olive oil (or Olive Oil Pam like I will use) and some onions and garlic...it’s SOOOO much better than just putting it in the microwave with no flavor...my Mom bakes her broccoli like that and it is very good so I think I will try it tonight. Olive Oil isn’t TERRIBLE for you but if you don’t want to count any points for oil than I would recommend Olive Oil Pam:



It tastes alright and does the job...I think Pam makes other flavors like butter and canola too but I’m not 100% sure on that. Anyway, I’ll let you know if I make it and how it tasted.

Other than my success in the gym this morning (I hope it continues tomorrow) that’s pretty much all I have going on. I need to do some catching up on TV. My shows that come on HBO & Showtime are now on and me & Cass don’t have those channels so I will have to catch up on them later at my parents so that kind of stresses me out, plus I’m still a week behind on all my primetime shows. Basically, I have my work cut out for me. I’m sure I will work through this very stressful time. Just kidding. Oh and in other news, I am in progress on things in my life. I am gearing up to prepare my manuscript and other poems to send out and I have Nichole looking into this link she was telling me about for opportunities to teach at a community college. I need to get going on my passion which is writing and my forthcoming extra bills...so...I guess it’s time to get busy.

I hope everyone has a great afternoon!!!


“She says you're a masochist for falling for me,
So roll up your sleeves.
And I think that I like her, 'cuz she tells me things I don't want to hear,
Medicinal tongue in my ear.

When will it stop? When will it stop?

When will I feel all soft on the inside?
When will I feel all soft on the inside?
When will I feel soft, soft?

You say that my skin feels like no one else's,
That it's different somehow.
But I don't understand, isn't a hand just a hand?
No you don't understand.

When will it start? My broken part?

When will I feel all soft on the inside?
When will I feel all soft on the inside?
When will I feel soft, soft?

Oooo

When will I feel all soft on the inside?
When will I feel all soft on the inside?
When will I feel soft, soft?

She says you're a masochist for falling for me.” Masochist-Ingrid Michaelson

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of getting going on your passion of writing, I think this blog is an excellently written one. As I was reading the entire first part of it I got cracked up. I love your writing style!

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