Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish...

It's the hubby's and my 9th wedding anniversary... 9 years. Wow. I hope we'll at least get to go out for dinner tonight. It was a bittersweet morning. Our very first car was picked up for donation to the Woody James Warren Foundation, via Cars4Causes. I feel sad and good at the same time. I still remember sitting with the hubs at a Jack-in-a-Box in Goleta after we got our tax refund in 2003 trying to figure out if we could afford a down payment and a monthly car payment, then taking the bus down to the dealership to look at cars. We've come a long way since the start of our marriage, and we'll continue trucking along the road of life.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Packing is considered excersise, no?

Wednesday and Thursday were a wash for attempting any sort of physical activity, with the exception of a short walk ion Thursday to grab some lunch with a coworker.

Today, however, I have been climbing up and down step ladders, bending over, lifting things... I suppose that counts for some excersise. What am i doing, you ask? I'm helping my sister pack up her apartment in preparation for her move to her new home tomorrow :)

On another note, the weather here in Mountain View is fantastic!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Since I didn't get any exercise yesterday, other than scrubbing a portion of my home floors, I decided to take advantage of the hotel's gym today while on travel for the day. After jabbing some buttons for a few minutes, I finally figured out how to get the treadmill started... the darn thing had more buttons than my iPod!

Once I got going, I turned on my kindle and started reading while I walked. I upped the intensity every once in a while and increased the incline level too. I was surprised at how quickly 30 minutes went by! I felt really good after my brisk walk, and decided to reward myself with a nice long soak in the super deep tub the hotel afforded. Did I mention the rainfall shower too? :)

I'm sure my legs will feel sore tomorrow (my bum is already starting to feel it a bit), but it felt oh so rewarding too. I seriousy need to think about getting one for the house.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Wow, I didn't realize how long it's been since I've posted in my blog... 1.5 years? Wow. Hi. Hope you're doing well :)

Nothing much has happened except I've gotten a lot more sedentary, my eating habits have gotten worse, and I think I'm at my heaviest weight yet. I've decided to revive my blog in an attempt to motivate myself to get some sort of something going. I'm also inspired by my friend FM's memoirs about her own journey down to a size 2/4.

Ironically, I'm typing this as I'm eating palmfuls of dry roasted peanuts in an attempt to drive away the light headed feeling from attempting the insanity workout's fit test. Yes, that's right, Mr. V and I, two completely unfit people, attempting insanity. We both thought we'd give it a shot after seeing a late night infomercial.

The package arrived sometime during the week. Mr. V decided we should give it a try today. We opened up the package, and immediately felt daunted by the figures in the fit test score card. We put in the fit test DVD, and halfway through, I was completely breathless and had to sit down. Mr. V and I dcided that we might need to get fit before we even try the whole shebang. This is what I get for believing in infomercials :) Maybe the wii fit stuff will be much more to our pace.