It's been SO LONG since I've participated in Friday Fragment over at Half-Past Kissin' Time! And I have no idea why because it was always FUN!
I'm just going to jump right in and share the FANTASTIC news first- Deanie will be coming home the same day that Birdie comes! What does this mean? It means that ALL FOUR OF THE LOVELIES WILL BE HOME AT THE SAME TIME!!! I'll get Breezy for the weekend, Birdie for 5 days and Deanie for an entire WEEK! Of course, DoodleBug will be here too---but then, luckily, she always is as she only lives 10 minutes away! YAY!
Sunday was a fantastic day- Hubs and I sat around the house and watched 4 movies on Netflix. And that's all we did--Oh, wait- Hubs did serenade me on his guitar which I recorded and would post for y'all but I can't figure out how to get it off my phone. It was an awesome day! Except that, after the first movie, we had to watch two comedies in a row because that first one was FAH-REAKY! Watch it if you want, but you've been warned. Oh, the title? The Vanishing.
We've had rain this week! We still need it so I'm not complaining. And I'm trying not to complain about the upper 70 degrees either. But that's not easy. UGH. All this humidity coupled with the heat is wreaking havoc on my running regimen. It makes breathing nearly impossible. And, with no freezing temps to kill off the bugs, they will eat us alive this year.
Speaking of running, I got totally bored with my little learndtorun/runforweightloss schedule so I changed it up. I now walk the outer loop, try to run the inner loop, then continue walking until we hit 3 miles. Once I can run that inner loop without stopping, I'll add distance to it. When I can run 3 miles without stopping, I'll work on time. This is not easy when the temps are in the upper 70s and the humidity is 100%. But I will NOT let the weather stop me! Probably.
Every week our Spring Chick Challenge host, Stormy, gives us a little mini challenge (isn't she just the sweetest thing?--those last six words were dripping with sarcasm just in case you didn't already figure that out). This week's was to intensify our exercise regimen. Like I said, she's so darn nice. So I did it. I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred on Monday. What an idiot! (Me, not Jillian). I thought I would hate it because I think Jillian is a bully and whenever someone tells me what to do or that I have to do something, well...I either do nothing or I'll do the opposite. Surprisingly, Jillian is NOT a bully on this...at least not on Level 1. Today is Day 5 and the very first day that I can move without pain. Major pain. The first three days I even put off doing anything that involved moving because it hurt so bad to stand up, walk, sit down, breathe deeply... I know I'm doing the moves correctly because my thighs, butt, abs and arms are telling me so. At the end of 30 days, should I actually survive, I had better see some major results or Jillian Michaels goes on my sh*t list.
Ok, so related to running and the shred, while walking yesterday I looked down. What did I see? I saw my entire legs from the tops of the thighs down! I know this isn't a big deal to most people but to those of us who haven't seen our thighs in years because of a Jabba belly, it's tremendous!
Every once in a while I'll go to Bi-Lo instead of Whole Foods for the sake of convenience. I've caught them trying to scam me twice now. They have a very small organic section in the store. The first time I caught them scamming was when I was checking their price on coconut oil. Funny thing- on the baking aisle it was priced $13.29 but on the organic aisle it was priced $11.99. WTH?
So, I took pictures of both and brought it to their attention. Along with the fact that Wal-Mart sells the same brand for $5.98. They were not pleased. When I went in Wednesday of this week, I caught them at it again with the gluten free linguini. I took pictures with my phone- again--and they were not pleased--again. Really people?
I realize that we aren't talking big dollar amounts here but 1: it all adds up and 2: it's the principle of the thing. And I did NOT like that they acted offended because I pointed out their tactic. Poop heads.
That pretty much does it for this week! If you live in a place that is having winter-complete with snow- post pictures! It's the only way I can enjoy winter this year!
Have a fantastic weekend y'all!