Wednesday, April 23, 2014

i'm a liar

over a month ago i said i would blog more. haven't blogged since. lucky you? vacation in mesa was great. beautiful weather. relaxing. on april 1st i started to track what i eat again. sigh. again. i still don't know how much i weigh so i took a waist measurement to be the judge. right now i am using 3 apps. one is called "way of life" which basically is supposed to help you build a routine. i track drinking water, exercising and eating fast food. you mark yes/no for each day. i have been using this since the new year. i usually exercise and drink my water. i still waste money on fast food. i like that i have worked out 17 out of 23 days this month. the other app i have been using is seconds pro. i use it to do a run/walk program similar to couch to 5k. you can also create your own timers and i have used some of their strength training timers. the third is tabata timer. tabata is basically 20 seconds of an exercise, then 10 seconds of rest for 8 mins. i use this for both strength and cardio session. with strength i normally alternate between 2 exercises. for more of a challenge i do one exercise. doing squats for 8 mins straight is hard!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1 more work day, one more work day

i work tomorrow (monday) then i am off work until next wednesday. to say i am excited is an understatement.

it is raining and dreery right now. i am so looking forward to some days of warmth and sunshine in Mesa.

h is going to a snowboard lesson on tuesday and then we fly to mesa wednesday. he is really excited about going from the mountain to the sun. it is probably going to be sunny on the mountain on tuesday but i think you know what i mean.

i was on track with workouts this week. moved my arse 5/7 days last week. i also started couch to 5k and did my 3 runs. not sure if i will run while i am away as my dad said he had some hikes planned and that is good enough for me.

i found trx class today especially hard. not sure why. it is done though and i can enjoy the rest of my sunday.

I love gif's. do you? they make a normal thing hilarious sometimes.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Madness

March has come. One of my goals is to blog more. So lucky you I guess? I need to get my feelings out and communicate. Ok, not many people interact with me here but at least I feel like I am being fun and crazy!

I have a busy month ahead of me. Ok, not really busy I guess since H is done all sport stuff until April, but some fun stuff to look forward too.

First H and I are heading to Arizona to see my parents for 6 days during spring break. Last time I went to Arizona H was a mere 4 months old. We headed down South for much needed spring break sun and when we got to Sedona it looked like this.
Yeah it snowed! Serious snow? This time there is no snow in the forecast thankfully. It is supposed to be sunny and warm!  We are not going to Sedona this time but living it up in an old folks trailer park at my parents in Mesa. It will be nice to see them. They love being snowbirds but it sucks they are gone 5 months of the year. I can't wait until I am old. I am moving to Hawaii though or somewhere tropical. I am already looking for real-estate. 2032, you can't come soon enough.

So I spoke about blogging more as a goal. I also am going to resume working out. Minimum 3-4x per week. I am very out of shape right now relative to how good of shape I have been in the past. However, yesterday I came to the realization I need to let go of what was and work on what is now. I may never been in that great shape again or maybe I will be even in better shape? I was throwing myself quite the pity party for one. Feeling bad I was going out for a FUN 10 mile run on a rainy Saturday or whizzing through a Jillian's Making the Cut barely breaking a sweat. By thinking this way I was just setting myself up for disaster. 

Another goal is to eat salads for lunch at work at least 3x. 

Last week I batched good some pasta thing for my lunch but then I hated it and tossed it all. Instead of going to the store to figure out a new plan I went all nilly willy for the week. Nilly willy is never good. Especially when you are not feeling great already.

Ok, gots to go. My boys are home from the Whitecaps game and I am going to go eat homemade lettuce wraps with them. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

no workouts this week


I don't remember the last time this happened. Not working out even once in a week. I have been very tired this week. Probably on the verge of getting sick but not quite sick. My throat gets sore and i get tired very easily.

So tomorrow is Sunday. New week, fresh start.

I have been tracking since January. Not calories. I have been tracking how many days a week I drink the appropriate amount of water, how many days I work out and how often I ate "fast food" that week.

I rarely go on Facebook except to play candy crush. I find Facebook highly annoying right now. I may just delete  the app from my phone but it is the only way a couple of my friends seem to communicate now.

I was looking at my cell phone usage for last month. Take a guess at how many minutes I used? 100? more? less? immmm, it was 10. Yes only 10. I swear that most of my calls now are now via FaceTime under wifi. We still have a home phone, however I never answer that or use it. I lied, I ordered S a pizza tonight. I think working in a call centre I tend to avoid actually speaking on the phone as much as i can. I spoke of stress on my last blog. Well my work cell rang over 100 times last monday. on top of answering the phone that many times i am also responding to instant messages, emails and just people walking up. I am done with the world at 5pm.

that's it for today.

Tomorrow, all of Canada will be awake early for THE hockey game. I will be sleeping.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

oh boy

i haven't posted since september. oh my! i know it has been a long time but i didn't think that long????

i am not going to try to even recap what has happened over 5 months.

work has been an absolute gong show. new system and we are not doing well. stress is through the roof with everyone. trying to keep stress down but that is stressful in itself some days.

i have been working out 4x a week. doing a trx class at least once and more recently throwing in a tabata class. both are great classes and are very hard.

i really should have worked out tonight but i didn't. hard day at work and changing the channel on the tv is daunting. i know deep down exercise would help but today i just feel paralyzed. so in order to now work out 4x this week i need to get moving for the next 3 days. i can do it.

in one month i get to go see my parents in Arizona for a week. Hopefully the sun will be out. A little vitamin d is always good for the soul.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Color Run or Colour Run as we say in Canada eh

Last Saturday H and I did the Color Run. I actually find it humorous they call it a run because there wasn't much "running" going on. It was really fun though and I would do it again as a fun family outing. Not as a planned "run" though. We did jog quite a bit between the stations.

Packet pick up times were ridiculous. They were from 12-6 right downtown. I guess the organizers of the color run don't understand that most of Vancouverites don't actually live in Vancouver and it takes us like 30-60 mins to get downtown on a good day so if you work, which i assume you do, getting to packet pick up is pretty much impossible before 6.

We enjoyed dressing up like nerds and frolicking in the cornstarch colored mist. The volunteers at the pink station were very gentle with the coloring. The volunteers at the yellow station were quite aggressive. All in good fun though.

In other news we got a new old hot tub! A kind neighbour who could no longer use it due to health issues donated it to us. We are enjoying it. My dad hooked it all up for us and now H can relax after a hard day with a glass of water.

Tomorrow we are off to Seattle for the night. S is going to the Seahawks game and H and I are going to just relax, go on the duck tour which H always wants to go on and of course eat dinner at the cheese cake factory. Hopefully I will also pick up the quilt I want at Target cause our Target doesn't have it.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Summer is done???

Wow. Summer is done. I'm at the skatepark with H for his last hurrah before his first day back at school and had some time to write something today. I can't believe my baby is in grade 3. He is so big. 

I did not accomplish much this summer. No exciting trips either. One night in Whistler and one in Victoria.

I had lots of goals this summer...

I had a goal to ride my bike more. I rode it less.
I had a goal to hike every weekend. I went twice.
I had a goal to go to bootcamp every Thursday. I went 5 x. I guess that wasn't a complete bust? So 

September is here and I need to move on. In two months we head to Kauai. I am back to tracking om MFP and exercising more regularly. I would like to do 2 fitness classes a week. I haven't chosen which ones yet as my gym is revamping. My bootcamp class no longer exist. Will probably end up doing a TRX class and then a Metabolic class which is similar to bootcamp. H and I will be doing the color run on the 14th. I am looking forward to that. Not the 'run" part but the experience.

That's all for now.