Sunday, January 2, 2011

Getting Organized ... and Getting Back to Working Out

For some reason, I've been wanting to use my parents' original kitchen table.  I tried to replace our existing round glass table that if someone isn't careful and they brace themselves to get up, the whole tabletop tips.  We've had a couple of interesting situations.  My parents' table is nothing fancy.  It's starting to look her age ... I think my parents got her in about 1948.  So yeah, she's getting up there.  But until I can afford to get a new desk, she will work quite nicely.  We spent some time this afternoon removing the old desk (which wasn't really a desk after all ... it was a portion of a "U" shaped desk.  This table is deeper, sturdier and more leg room.  Woo hoo!

I had decided to clean up the office this weekend ... fortunately my weekend doesn't end until Tuesday morning.  Yay!  So tomorrow will be about getting food ready for the week, journalling and tidying up the office.  It's a mess. 

Today was my first real day back to my schedule ... my Day 1.  Circuit training.  It's a great workout.  I've never been a huge fan ... I prefer strength training.  But I know this will help me achieve my goals faster ... together with proper nutrition, lots of water and little coffee.  It felt great to get up, work out, have a shower, breakfast and I was set for the day.

Barry has decided to get serious about this.  So today was his Day 1 of circuit training.  I basically have him on the same program as mine ... with a few tweeks.  He enjoys the variety, which I admit I do too.  After a shower and dinner (meat loaf, sweet potatoes, asparagus and red wine), we're a chillin' for the evening.  He has to go back to work tomorrow. :(

I, however, will be up at 5, cardio and yoga (I know, odd combination but it works for me), shower, make brekkie and latte (last one until Saturday), then I'll get to work doing stuff I want to get done around here.

The Christmas tree and decorations are down and packed away.  Our house is back to "normal".  I feel so good about this year. The laundry is almost done, I'm focussed on getting myself and Barry (I have a LOT farther to go than he) in shape, getting back in touch with friends and family, entertaining frequently and just generally enjoying life.

Oh yeah, here's a picture of Barry and I at his brother's wedding.  I haven't felt this good about a picture since our wedding photo even though I'm still somewhat heavier than I was then.

Cheers :)