That Tall Girl


May the real tg please stand up
October 21, 2008, 3:13 am
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ok, I’m here. I’m feeling pretty legit today. Why?

  • I went to the doctor all by myself, got the meds I needed to help me get over the rest of this bug, and got myself home just in time for dinner.
  • I had my first ever verbal test in Spanish. it lasted about 6:30. I was way stressed about it, but I totally was able to talk with my partner for the whole time.
  • I fixed my camera

I’m probably going to get back to the exercise tomorrow. I think that I’m ready for it. (just watch me collapse or something now that I’ve said that). At dinner I sorta had an appetite again, which is usually a good indicator for me that I’m ready to get back in the swing of things.

I’m not going to lie, it can be hard to get back up after a setback like this. Honestly I feel that if you don’t have something to motivate you, you won’t push yourself. So today, I would like to challenge you to pick a goal. Not a weight, not a dress size, but a fitness goal.

Choose something like running your first 5k, 10k, half marathon, etc. Or something similar to the 100 pushup challenge that was going around this summer. Maybe you want to squat 2.5 times your body weight- because I do. Be the woman with the 25 lb dumbbells unstead of the 10’s or 15’s. Maybe you want to participate in that triathlon next May. You get what I’m saying.

It’s much easier to work towards a goal when you’re feeling like you just want to throw in the towel… and with flu season just around the corner, start putting those goals into practice. Like Nike, Just Do It.

EDIT:And since I’m a sucker for free stuff:

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

EDIT2: Roni has a post that has some pretty interesting info on this subject, check it out!



Back From the Gym
June 27, 2008, 3:10 am
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Have I mentioned that Thursday nights are my favorite time of the week to go to the gym? Well, I love them! Why, you ask. I shall answer your burning question:

  1. Exercise. I get one killer workout. It isn’t actually killer persay, but it is fairly intense.
  2. Instructor. D is my fav instructor. She’s just really nice and she knows her stuff. Plus she’s genuinely concerned about how my training **edited out** is going. (It’s going great btw. I’m kicking it up a notch next week though!!!)
  3. Friends. Water aerobics isn’t the most intense workout  I’ve ever done, but the people in the class make it worth my time. I haven’t seen De. in a couple of weeks- work conflicts (both her and me) and it was just fun to be able to chat with her again.

I like lists 🙂



Busy Like a Bee
June 11, 2008, 1:34 am
Filed under: breakfast, dinner, food, gym, my day, work | Tags: , , , , , ,

My, my, my, I didn’t know that I could fit so much into a day. It was a go go go day right from the start.

Wake up, breakfast: cinnamon pecan special k (not my fav), frantically gathering my gym stuff, go to HyVee: get yogurt and 2 apples, go to the gym: completed my 5 cicuits 2x and took a shower at the gym (that’s a first), to nannying: make lunch and go to the pool, go to work: file a bazillion invoices by letter and then by chronological order, come home: eat dinner (rotisere chicken cauliflower and alfredo pasta= very white) read blogs, write on mine.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my day as much as I enjoyed living it. The one thing you should take away from this. Stonyfield Farms Organic yogurt is delish! I had the low fat strawberry one. The texture was unlike any other yogurt: creamy, thinner, and a bit grainy(?). It was not super sweet but still amazing! Try some 🙂