Friday, June 12, 2009

Woohoo!! It's Friday. I swear I live for Fridays. My boss is on vacation so my work load is considerably slower, so I'm finding myself having to do little things to "look" busy until my boss's boss leaves. It's times like this that I'm glad I don't have a BodyBugg because I think I would be so depressed by the number of calories I burn sitting on my butt behind a desk all day. I really wish I had a more active job. I'm really working on finding out what my true passion is, so hopefully it will be something that allows me to be a lot more active. I have really high expectations for myself as I coast into my 40's. My 20's and most of my 30's were depressing and a huge struggle, so I'm excited about creating a better life for myself as I start this new decade of my life.

I've been following my diet and training consistently for the past few weeks now and I do feel more energetic. I'm not seeing the changes in my body as quickly as it seemed like I did in the past, but I'm not giving up. I know they will come. I started doing tabatas this week as my cardio along with weight training and MIIT. My first attempt at videoing myself doing them was a big fast bust. I thought I was standing far enough away from the camera to get my entire body, but nope, nothing but my head bobbing up and down and me panting, sweating and grunting like something from a bad porno movie. I'll try it again this weekend. I may go train with some friends and have them video some of my basic exercises (squats, dl's, bench press, etc.) so I can see my improvement over time. I need to post my measurements too. I haven't been able to to find my tape measure since I moved a few months ago, so I trip to the sewing section of Walmart may be in order.
On another note, my boss (who happens to be the coolest boss in the world and no I'm not just saying this, since she doesn't even read blogs) has the best gym bag in the whole world. I'm in love with it and she better keep an eye on it because I might steal it since I'm having a hard time believing I'm actually considering spending $75 on a gym bag. My current pink New Balance one was $10 at either Marshall's or TJ Maxx. Here are a few pictures of the latest object of my affection. It's called the Sherpani Meta.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ughhhh, off to a very frustrating start today. To begin with I slept horribly last night which caused me to oversleep big time this morning. I woke up at 7:38 and have to be at work at 8:00am. Of course traffic didn't cooperate. I got behind every slow moving, left turning driver in the greater Atlanta area. Now I really can't complain about my commute, especially for Atlanta. On a good day when everything is moving smoothly I can make it to work in 8-9 minutes, but of course today wasn't one of those days. Today took 15 which is still fabulous by Atlanta standards, but not so fabulous when you leave home at 8:05. I did manage to get to my desk around 8:20-ish and that was with the elevator having to stop on EVERY floor before I got to mine. Today's just one of those days I need a do-over. In my mad dash out of the house I didn't grab my cooler so I have nothing to eat that's on my plan until I can go home at lunch and true to form EVERYBODY wants to chat this morning and I'm just not in the mood. In fact, I'm doing this blog entry right now because hopefully it looks like I'm feverishly cranking out an important email and people will think I'm busy and leave me alone until I shake off the morning's yuckiness and ease into my morning a bit. Please let it work because I really don't want to be rude and tell someone to STFU so early in the day. LOL.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I realized about a week ago that beginning June 1, 2009, I am entering the last 30 days of my 30's. On July 1, 2009 I will be 40. I'm actually pretty excited about it. My 20's and 30's were nothing to write home about, so I'm ready for some really positive changes to happen in my 40's. I'm pretty much over the cliche of "40 is the new 30". I wanna vomit everytime I hear it. It's right up there with "touch base" , "thinking outside the box", "stepping up to the plate" and all of the other tired cliches floating around. I never got the whole being depressed about being a certain age thing. I mean yeah, I have some regrets, who doesn't, and I'd like to be further along in several areas of my life, but it's nothing to fall into a deep depression about. It's not like a can change the past anyway. All any of us have is right now.

I got a new toy a few days ago. I haven't played with it much, but I think I'm going to enjoy it. I caught a really good deal on a FLIP camcorder. I found it on Amazon for less than $50. I was excited because I've only seen the ones prices over $100. Mine only shoots 30 mins of video, but that's fine for me. I'll be trying it out soon doing some VLOG postings. I think it will be a cool way to chart my progress. I also know for me, sometimes it's easier to sit down and just talk vs. writing everything out in an entry.