Feels exhilarating sitting in front of my laptop blogging. I decided to channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw by sitting my busy self down long enough to share my thoughts. Why the Sex and the City (SATC) reference...I recently purchased seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, and the other half of season 6 for $49 bucks at a going out of business sale. So, last week I lulled myself to sleep every night while watching season 4. I puffy heart SATC and I am anxiously awaiting the movie this summer!
Okay, so back to blogging...where do I start? How about a recap of the events distracting me from blogging? As usual I spent some time socializing with my crew from work:
Still keeping my healthy lifestyle in mind, I ate one of everything, maybe two and felt satisfied. On my weight loss quest, I learned I can still attend happy hour and lose weight. I keep a few handy pointers in mind:
- Watch portion sizes, which is why I only ate one or two of each appetizer purchased.
- Avoid sugary alcoholic beverages. Instead choose a lighter version of your favorite happy hour elixir.
- For a planned happy hour, I tend to conserve my WW points and eat lighter throughout the day.
Next...let me update you on the status of my C25K training. I am in the process of completing Week 8, and then I move on to Week 9...the final week. What's next after Week 9 you ask? Well, you will need to come back to my blog and find out.
Let me introduce you to my running partner. Behold...the Polar F6 Fitness Monitor.
My mom purchased the monitor for me as a reward for losing 50 lbs and I LOVE it! While jogging I keep track of calories burned, as well as my heart rate. I try to keep my heart rate in the maximum fat burning zone. I frequently wear the monitor during the day while at work. After a long exhausting day, I sometimes fall asleep on the couch watching TV while wearing the fitness monitor. The next day I wake up to over 2500 calories burned.
Other blogging distractions include my kid's extracurricular activities. One day out of the blue, my youngest decides he wants to run track. So, once a week we attend his track meets which start at 4:30 PM and end around 8:30 PM. The bus usually returns to campus after 9:00 PM...talk about a long day.
Yes, that's me yelling GO, GO, GO, GO...LOL! I laugh every time I hear it!
Lately it seems as though we also spend most of our time at the dance studio. For the first time in a long time, the boys (whom I refer to as TURBO and OZONE) finally found something they love, and they BOTH decided to stick with IT. This summer marks their second year with the company. You can find us at the studio 3, sometimes 4 times during the week and on Saturdays.
This past week my oldest performed with the crew on Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. The double booked crew performed twice on Friday and Saturday. Needless to say, I look forward to next weekend when I can hang up my TAXI driver hat, and actually get some rest.
Here's a video of the kids free-stylin at the studio. BB Dom Bomb is the one in the turquoise tee and black sweats. BB Real Lil is the one in the jeans, FLY tee, and red & black Vans:
Well here's to another busy week which includes a birthday celebration from my oldest...he is 16 going on 17 (remember that song from the Sound of Music).