Friday, July 9, 2010

Walking Queen

This 4-Day week has suspiciously felt like a 5-Day week. It has totally crept by but I’m glad that we have finally arrived at the Friday destination. While I do like the whole process of slimming down the amount of blogs I post per week, it’s weird blogging so much less. I guess I just haven’t gotten used to it because it feels like I’ve screwed up and forgotten or something.

If you will remember, I had a slight popcorn mishap on Monday but aside from that, I’ve done pretty well this week. It was one of those weeks where I never technically went over my points but I could tell that I was stretching the points to their limit. Basically what that means is that I am not as strict as I could be. I count everything I eat but I might slip in terms of portion or I may take a bite of someone else’s food and pretend it never happened. These things don’t make much difference in the short term but over a long period of time, those loose definitions of portions can get bigger and one bite turns into two and it gets progressively worse. Hopefully between the 4th of July food from the beginning of the week and the lackluster dieting won’t hurt me too bad when I weigh tomorrow. We shall see.

As of this week, I am officially 75% through with my 1,000,000 steps in 130 days. I am VERY excited about this because...y’all...I am SO SICK of walking. All I do is walk...ALL THE TIME. My greatest concern has been that once I finally reach the million mark, I am just going to collapse and never exercise again. Don’t worry, I’m not really going to be that drastic but I will definitely be mixing up the routine a bit. I will have to figure out ways to almost equal the exercise I do now but not base my every waking moment on when I’m going to walk. I have already decided that I will still do at least 45 minutes of exercise every day and 30 minutes on Sunday. This way, I know that I will be exercising but I won’t be walking around my bedroom late at night just trying to get enough steps. It’s actually quite funny to watch probably. I am in my “night clothes” and if any of you know me, you know what I mean when I say, “night clothes,” and I am walking around my room over and over again checking my pedometer. I am of the opinion that I am not getting much physical benefit from that. I’m ready to challenge myself in a different way. I want to get more cardio than I am getting from the walking because I don’t walk very fast. I also want to start working on toning up some of this extra skin and flab I got going on. Needless to say, I am looking forward to August 6th or 7th when I can celebrate the million steps and move on. I will probably still walk 2 or 3 times a week but who knows...I might swim or try a dance class or something.

Well, this weekend should be fun...



Mom and I are going to All Fired Up tomorrow. It’s a place where you paint ceramics and they fire ‘em up and make them look pretty. Trust me when I tell you that you don’t have to be Monet to have a nice looking finished product. It’s amazing what a little fire and gloss can do to make your piece of art look better. It’s kind of like Sips & Strokes. Everyone always thinks they are going to have a terrible painting but they make it a step by step process so it may not be perfect, but you are still proud enough to put it up in your house. Also, Jordan is coming into town this weekend and I’m always pleased to see him. FINALLY, on Sunday, I am going to my friend Stacey’s because her daughter Alivia is turning 1 and then I am going to a wedding shower for Sarah Morris...I’ve known her for years and she is getting married. Basically, I am going on a dessert tour Sunday between the showers and parties and my parents house...I should get my share of sweet foods. I am not complaining about that.

I do hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Today, I put the lyrics from the song, “King of Anything,” by Sara Bareilles. This is the first single from her new, upcoming album...



I am very excited...it comes out September 7th. She is one of my faves so I’m very excited for her new music that I’ve been waiting on for too long! I say it has been too long but like a month after Colbie Caillat’s last CD came out, I expected her to have another one. I just get very happy about new music. Ok-peace out y’all!

“Keep drinking coffee, stare me down across the table
While I look outside
So many things I’d say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet and count the cars that pass by

You’ve got opinions, man
We’re all entitled to ‘em, but I never asked
So let me thank you for your time, and try not to waste anymore of mine
And get out of here fast

I hate to break it to you babe, but I’m not drowning
There’s no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

You sound so innocent, all full of good intent
Swear you know best
But you expect me to jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset

I’m not the one who’s lost with no direction
But you’ll never see
You’re so busy making maps with my name on them in all caps
You got the talking down, just not the listening

And who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

All my life I’ve tried to make everybody happy
While I just hurt and hide
Waiting for someone to tell me it’s my turn to decide

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?” King of Anything-Sara Bareilles

1 comment:

  1. A) "night clothes" - LOL!!!
    B) I'm always pleased to see you too :)
    C) SO excited for you that Sara B has new music out!!! (and I'm excited for me too, because I love that song!)

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