Monday, May 31, 2010

time flies when your life is crazy

I hadn't realized it's been a week since I last posted.  I've been falling down on the job on so many fronts.  Not only have I not been posting, I haven't checked up on many people (not that I don't care, cause I certainly do), I haven't been working out in the mornings, I've been drinking way too much coffee and my nutrition is out the freeking window.

Whew!  Confession is done.  Now back to blogging.... LOL

The past 2 weeks have been completely nuts for me.  Between getting the gardens together and my girlfriend's wedding, not too much else has been happening.  This is us below.  It's actually my fav pic of us ... I've got a post in the works about the wedding.  It was an interesting experience.

I desperately needed to start eating before 8 p.m. since I go to bed by 10.  At least I'm supposed to.  But here's the conundrum.  I'm not getting up to work out therefore my eating isn't the best (it not THAT bad, but it ain't pretty ... and yes, there is a corelation between the two).  Because I'm not eating great, and mostly eating too late, I can't seem to get to sleep when I need to.  Because I don't get to sleep early enough, I can't get myself out of bed early enough to work on.  And round and round we go.

But it's 8 p.m. and we've already eaten, I've taken my tour of the gardens for the evening, didn't do a damned thing, Barry was wonderful enough to clean the few dishes that were left and here I am!  I even set up a gmail account so you can email me there.  If you had any wish to.

So much has happened in the past 2 weeks, I can't begin to explain it all.  So I'll do individual posts over the next several nights ... one topic per night, I promise.

One thing that did hit me tho' and it kinda ties in to my own struggles with my weight.  I was standing waiting for the GO train last week and noticed that almost every person I noticed was at least 20-30 pounds overweight.  Mostly they were people who were probably 40+.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  I happen to be one of them (on both accounts unfortunately).  How sad is it that so many people are dealing with excess weight (and I'm not talking 5 or 10 pounds) and therefore not living the fullest life that they could.  I hate not working out.  I feel tired and lethargic and not nearly as upbeat and positive.  I love when Bill Phillips says "the most important person to stand up to is yourself".  I have to start kicking some butt again.  I've re-set my "12 week challenge" to run from yesterday (not a great start but that's ok) so I should end mid-August.  Which is perfect 'cause Barry's bro is getting married early Sept. and I will look amazing.  Not nearly as amazing as my future sis-in-law 'cause that would be (a) wrong on her wedding day and (b) impossible ... she is just WAY too cute for words ... but not in a cutey cute way ... she's pretty hot in fact.  But I'll try to give her a run for her money any day other than her wedding day. LOL.  I love her to pieces .. she is absolutely amazing and so good to Broski and that's the main thing.

I noticed this morning on my way up to work (I have about a 7-8 minute walk) that I couldn't get my speed up and I was having a tough time with my breathing.  Not good.  A sign that I've been neglecting my workouts.

So.  We ate at 6:30 tonight.  I'm going to have my evening snack soon and get ready for bed and sit and chill for a while, go to bed by 10:00 at the latest, then get my ass out of bed at 4:15 and go a good cardio and ab workout and stay off the coffee and eat healthy.  I don't want to find myself 2 weeks away from the wedding and not able to wear what I want to wear.

So goodnight all.  I will see you tomorrow.


  1. High Heeled LifeMay 31, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Sandy, great to have you back. Your wonderful posts have been missed!

    You and your friend look beautiful! looking forward to your post on the wedding.

    Ok don't be hard on yourself, you can't go back and change what you "haven't been doing". But just pick it up again and keep going... and remember its ok to take little breaks now and then... :)

  2. It was a good weekend wasn't it? So glad the commotion is over though.

    And hey...what a great photo! Who's the talented guy who took that? :)

    Now that things are settled I'm sure you'll have an easier time getting back to your program. You did a hell of a job with the wedding and I know Jen will be eternally grateful.

    Love you.

  3. Sounds like a busy week! Yikes! I'm glad you've been keeping busy, despite all the frustrations.

    And I absolutely ADORE that photo of you and your friend. So cute! Your hair looks so pretty and that necklace is fabulous. ;)