Monday, March 12, 2012


While it's been less than two full weeks into March, I feel confident in saying that I've started out pretty successful at fulfilling my proclamation last entry of going to the gym 3x/wk for the whole month. I spent the first week after writing that deciding on a gym (I figured it wasn't yet March so I didn't go at all that whole week after writing that, irony of ironies). I quizzed my friends on where they go to work out, compared prices, and then impulsively joined one without actually going to visit any of the recommended gyms.

Despite that, I've managed to go 4 times, 3 of which were before work. Meaning I'm waking up around 6:25 which let me tell you is ASTOUNDING. Seriously, I think that is one of my biggest challenges, since I had difficulty waking up by 7:10 to get ready for work. I'm still kind of running late by the time I'm done, so I am going to try getting up around 6:15 (::shudder::) as well as try to make it out of the house quicker. I move in such slow motion the early that even when I'm out of bed without hitting snooze, it takes me 20 minutes to get out the door.

So far I'm just doing to elliptical machines because it's easy and mindless and I don't have to think about it at all, which is exactly the kind of outlet I need right now. I think once the routine is down I will start doing the treadmill and paying attention to stuff and possibly do the Couch to 5k plan. We'll see.

I can already feel the benefits, which I'm really taking in to keep me motivated. I like actually being awake at work in the mornings, and feeling awake before drinking coffee is pretty impressive. Overall I can tell my mood is better and I'm less roller-coastery, although I had a mild to moderate freak out before my party on Saturday, but that was extenuating circumstances.

I have been really excited about the party. And thinking through all the minor details. Planning themed food and drinks (Speakeasy spinach dip! Sidecars!) and even drawing up a menu to post to the event invitation.  Considering everything else I was doing I ran out of time, and forgot some things, and wasn't completely finished when people started arriving. Then, I was taking 30 hand breaded chicken tenders out of the oven for my modified version of Chicken a la Rose, and they were sticking to the foil, and I realized I forgot to make Waldorf Salad, that I lost it. I had to step outside for a few minutes and David finished putting the food together. (Chicken Tenders a la Rose were a huge success). But, after that, I managed to pull myself together and had a great evening. The game was fun, although a little hard to figure out, but everyone enjoyed themselves.

(I'm just thinking if I hadn't been working out all week I may not have been able to pull myself together so easily).

Anyways, here's an adorable picture of me and the hubby for you to enjoy! I don't know when the Jim Henson comp will be available but when it is, I will be sure to post.