A quick post

before I head out of work and to my Total Body cuts class tonight. I look forward to this class a lot. I think it’s because I schedule the time to be there, it fits my schedule and usually after a weekend of indulging, which I am trying to stop, I need a good workout to start the week. I have to say my quads are still a bit sore from climbing a few flights of stairs at the Americana @ Brand in Glendale. We paid a visit there for hubby’s class. We parked on the 3rd level and walked up to the eighth level, then looked around for a cache (see here) to find out about that and walked down to our car on the 3rd level. I could tell I was in trouble when it hurt to walk down. I kept thinking what have I done. It’s only a few flights. Well the next morning on Sunday it was even worse. I stretched and massaged the quads and still this morning they are tight. So I am hoping this class will get the blood flowing and the stiffness away. Anyway I attached a photo as well. Gotta run!

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a long weekend

and I neglected my blog and generally did not do so well with my goals at all. I am not going to beat myself up too much but I can do better Here’s how it started. Friday was a good day but lunch at Topper’s was a bit much and then a  Tutti Fruitti Yogurt with my niece was over the top. I suppose I shouldn’t feel too bad…I am an Aunt who likes to spoil…but I did more than spoil my niece I spoiled my diet or my lifestyle…trying to make better choices but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. I get into this mode where I say to myself…it’s not fair that everyone else gets to eat what they want…”well life’s not fair” my daddy would say. So anyway Saturday was decent but Sunday was another bad day foodwise. Hubby and I went to The Getty. After wondering the magnificant pavillions of artwork, artifacts, and sculptures, we had a nice lunch at The Restaurant. I had the braised short ribs in a mashed Yukon Potato with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach in a red wine reduction. Not exactly light for brunch, but the meat was so tender and juicy and delicious. Kept me full for hours. I am bummed I have no pictures as I misplaced my camera. It did bum me out a lot but I tried to turn the day around and I think I did. I hope so for my hubby’s sake. Well today is a new day and I am excited to get going to my Total Body Cuts class tonight after work. Well off to get some work done, change and get the heck out of here!! Back tomorrow with more. Week 2 is almost done.

A busy weekend

I wanted to post progress on my daily goals dailyJ  but the weekend was a busy one. Saturday was supposed to be a day of catching up at home on chores; cleaning, laundry, sorting and throwing crap out, etc. It turned into a perfect beach day nice day in Hermosa. Last minute plans called me to the beach and I was so happy it did. Well partly happy, the good part was Karen and I enjoyed a nice long bike ride along the beach however we needed to after indulging a little bit too much on the Happy Hangovers and Mimosas along with a pizza for me and a turkey burger for her. This pizza was huge but loaded with good stuff: red and green bell peppers, black beans, mushrooms and some cheese. I ate all of one half and then scraped the veggies and cheese on the other half, leaving the bread behind. I thought it would save me a few calories and compensate for the alcohol a little. All in all a great lunch! Then on for a 12 mile or so bike ride back and forth from Hermosa to Marina Del Rey. It was just an awesome day at the beach. I needed to head back home to hubby and to an anniversary dinner no less. We like to have a nice dinner on our anniversary each month. I knew I would be feasting on some delicious food hubby prepared and it was indeed yummy. First up rib-eye steak, twice-baked potatoes, some broccoli but I have to say I am blanking on that part, then a nice sesame ginger dressing salad nicely topped with some shrimp. Then it was a scrumptious lava cake from Trader Joe’s topped with some premium vanilla ice cream also from TJ’s. Oh and least we not forget a nice dessert wine we bought from Red Soles Winery on our Valentine’s weekend in Paso Robles.

On to Sunday and it’s not much better at least as far as calorie counting goes. The morning started off with a nice bowl of Oat Revolution oatmeal and a peach along with a mini luna lemon zest bar on our drive down to the LA County Museum of Natural History. We headed down there for hubby’s class and spent a couple of hours looking at the many exhibits there. I’d have to say my favorite was the North American Mammals Hall. The dioramas were so realistic and beautiful. I even learned a few things too.

After spending a few hours there and the drive home we decided to have some Thai food which consisted of delicious crab cheese wontons and some traditional pad Thai. A nice and filling lunch but I was hungry after the museum and I have to say I was well satisfied for most of the afternoon. Took a nap, woke up and got ready for the next stop, the in-laws for Father’s Day dinner, which consisted of fried chicken, cornbread, a salad topped with eggs, bacon and some tomatoes and then for dessert a chocolate frosted marble cake along with a little ice cream. I truly went overboard this weekend. I haven’t even gotten on the scale but I am ready to take on the week and speaking of that I need to head out to go to my Total Body Cuts class. The first goal week ends tomorrow so I will have weekly goals to recap too tomorrow night or the next day.

Today’s a good day!

I started thinking that I could be sad that it’s my dad’s birthday today and I can no longer share it with him. It’s hard to believe that he passed away almost 12 years ago. I just told my hubby to think about one thing that is good or to be happy about and it triggered me to write this post. I could wallow in not having a father to share all life’s blessings and struggles for the past 11 years and the future, that he never got to meet his grandchildren (my niece and nephew), that he never got to meet my husband, a wonderful caring man much like my himself, that he just died too soon. Instead I focus on all the wonderful memories we had. I am grateful to have had my daddy for as long as I did. Getting teary eyed.

So more good…the good thing about today is that 6 years ago today my hubby Robb reached out and sent me a Smiley to my online dating profile and I reached back. We call it our smiley anniversary and I knew it meant something even back then. Well tonight we celebrate our smiley and first date combined and it’s going to be great! I love you hubby!

I am lucky girl…an incredible daddy and a wonderful husband. Happy Day All!!