Sunday, August 7, 2016

Training for Gold

Is everyone else as obsessed with the Olympics as I am?! It's really the only time I have my TV running constantly and I cannot get enough. I opted not to go out with a guy last night so I could watch women's volleyball, this morning I was shouting at the TV during the women's cycle, this afternoon I was so engrossed with seeing an Italian diver get a medal after failing in her last three olympics - and she did! Now I am watching gymnastics and reliving my glory days. [I just had a failed attempt at doing a split but was semi successful in doing a front walkover in my living room.]
The amount of USA gear I have is a bit embarrassing :)
HW is pumped about the Olympics too!
Aside from watching the sports themselves, I love watching all the backstories about over coming adversity, injury, tragedy, disappointment and of course, defending a title. Its been a couple of years since I have trained for something - the last time being for the Dallas Half Marathon in 2013 [which ended up being canceled for Icemagedeon, grrr]. In that time I have been busy with other things like traveling, grad school and getting fat. Grad school was such an artificial environment from what real world is like that I kind of lost a bit of myself. Yesterday I got dressed to run some errands and as I walking out of the house I noticed how much looser the outfit was since the last time I wore it in Australia. Y'all I have lost 30 pounds since January! Woo hoo!

Now that I am back to work and being a motivated adult, I need something to focus on. My hours at work have been pretty intense. But after gaining some perspective this weekend I realize that they are that way because I don't have anything else going on. I joined a gym two weeks ago and have yet to actually go. So starting tomorrow, things are changing. I get to work by 7:15-7:30, work through lunch and stay until about 7:30. But no more! Tomorrow I am going to go to a tennis drill at 6pm. Mark my words! lol [ok, more like fingers crossed]

Tuesday I am going to go to a spin class, also at 6. And... that's all I have planned so far :) To say I am out of shape is an understatement! I managed to lose 30 pounds without stepping into a gym. There was a two week period where I was really good at walking but basically I attribute it to eating less, no drinking [I didn't really drink before but figured I'd share that it included no alcohol] and Shakeology. Have I mentioned I am technically a BeachBody coach? Clearly, not a good one because I do not into selling stuff. But if you want to order some shakes or want more info lemme know... I am sure I can figure it out for you :)

Ok, so yes, I'm out of shape. I am proud of how far I have come. I do look a lot better in clothes. But I have no tone. So my "gold" is to lose 10 more pounds - with exercise!

Ok one unrelated story... I was supposed to have a date on Saturday night and on Friday he texted me asking to schedule because he was running low on funds and could not afford to go out. Um, yeah. I canceled indefinitely. I know that sounds harsh, but I am nearly 35 years old. If a man cannot afford to take me out for a DRINK [not dinner, not a day at an amusement park or sunset cruise] then he has a lot to get together before I would entertain going out with him. Instead, Winston and I went to a Pup Crawl at a local brewery in town and bought ourselves our own drink AND a hot dog! This event is probably the highlight of moving here because I got the most adorable picture of HW and I that we have ever taken! I already have it framed! And as you know, this is the "Summer of Winston" so it is really more than I could have hoped for! Oh, and of course we were on the local news... he is a celebrity wherever we go! haha
Seriously, if I ever go missing or suddenly die, this is the photo I want flashed on the news!