My blogging has sucked lately, sorry ’bout that! I feel like I don’t have much to say, but then I have stuff going on in my head ALL.THE.TIME. It always helps to write it out, think it out, and get it out. So, here I am!
I’m at the lowest weight that I’ve been since last year, right before the big triathlon in September. So, after getting up to about 218 after the triathlon, I’m back down to 207.4. I need this momentum to keep going, which means that I need ME to keep going. I can feel that it’s different this time. Every other time (and yes, there have been a lot of times), I get complacent with food, exercise, wine. And once I stop worrying about it, I start gaining. And woops! There’s another 10 pounds. Right on the belly. NOT.THIS.TIME. That last time? That was the LAST time.
Work has been really busy lately — adding a whole new product to manage, with a new 5 person team will do that to you. I’m certainly not caught up to where I feel that I need to be. I only have a few more weeks until the guy I’m replacing is completely transitioned, so I’d best get my butt in gear.
Haven’t been able to pick up my prize (a FitBug!) from the gym — the trainer who has it has been out. But, I’ve been rocking at the gym. On Monday, in honor of the Amgen Tour of California bike race coming through this week, our gym held an outdoor spin class. I LOVED it! Last year George Hincapie actually taught the class — this year another pro cyclist (not sure of the name — he’s Austrian) gave a bit of a speech ahead of time during our warm up. Yesterday I met with my el-cheapo trainer (got a local deal for $38 for 4 sessions!!!) and had a really good workout (although he’s more into the high heart rate, lower weight, with cardio in the middle — it’s a good mix from what my “normal” trainer does). Unfortunately he’s going out of town on Wednesday, so I’m on my own on Thursday (which isn’t that bad, since that means I can meet up with friends to go cycling!).
This week/weekend is going to be busy:
- Wednesday night: Hair appointment at 4, then off to Happy Hour (?) Pick up the house, because the cleaning people are coming tomorrow (WOOT!)
- Thursday: Cycling after work. Dinner out with friends at The Counter (?) Bask in the clean smell of our lovely home! My favorite day of the month. Seriously.
- Friday: Swim practice at noon. Happy hour with my sorority alumni. Sushi dinner for a friend’s birthday (?)
- Saturday: Party in Santa Monica (bring your own dumpling fillers!)
- Saturday: 7 AM Swim practice
Wow, that’s a lot of eating out! Tonight I really need to cook some of my CSA stuff, plus grill some artichokes.