Thursday, March 06, 2014

Things on Thursday

Just some random rambling for this Thursday…

  • It is March 6th.  It is still really cold, and even though it’s supposed to warm up a bit this weekend, we still have tons of snow that isn’t just going to disappear anytime soon (I don’t think, anyways).  Two years ago, my mom and I had lunch on her patio, I think it was on March 19th.  It was like +20 that day, with no snow in sight.  That seems like a distant dream now…
  • I’m a winter-lovin’ gal.  You guys know this.  I don’t like to complain about the snow.  And honestly, I quite enjoy the whole hunker-down-for-the-winter-months time of year.  But I’ve been feeling extra-hermity this year, and I’m worried that if I don’t start poking my head out every now and then, I’ll never want to crawl out of my hole.
  • Kind of feels like a catch-22, actually.  I’m excited for nicer weather and fun spring activities to begin, but on the other hand, I’ll miss the quiet weekends of staying in and watching movies.  I like the slower pace and peacefulness of winter, and I’m dreading it coming to an end.
  • I know.  I’m making no sense.  Let’s just blame the cabin fever.
  • The next few weeks are filling up with lots to do, so it looks like I’ll have no choice but to force myself out of the house!  I have a couple of meetings to go to, and church activities; going to the Sens game with my mom on Monday night, and looking forward to a Comedy Night that a local group is hosting next weekend in town.  Spring might not have sprung around here just yet, but the social calendar is definitely coming alive!
  • Time change. ugh.  This weekend.  And it’s the one I hate.  LOSING an hour of sleep is just no fair, man!

spring ahead

  • The good news is that our church service this Sunday is in the afternoon instead of at 10:30 AM, for a special covenanting service, so I should be able to sleep in, lounge around, and work out the crankiness that usually accompanies a time change for me before I have to go out in the world.
  • Today is Day 60!!! Day 60 of what, you ask?  Day 60 of my Les Mills Combat workout schedule!  The last day!!  Woo hoo!!  I’ve really enjoyed the Combat program – so much so that I’m moving on to another 60 days of it, this time following the Ultimate Warrior Hybrid class schedule.  I haven’t seen any drastic changes to my physique following the basic schedule, but I’ve also been way off track with my eating habits, so it will be interesting to see if I can make any progress in the next 60 days by combining a more intense workout with healthier eating.


  • As I’ve stated before, the ultimate goal here is to shed the leftover belly fat and work on my abs.  So far, I haven’t been successful with this goal – and if it continues this way, The Bikini Project will be a complete flop.  That being said, I started doing Jillian Michaels’ 6 Week 6 Pack program a few weeks ago (3X week, on the days when my Combat classes are only 30 minutes), and even though I’m not seeing any definition in my abs yet, I definitely can feel strength building in my core.  Exercises that were difficult when I started are now becoming much more doable.  Not easy – but no longer impossible.  If I can get the eating habits straightened out, who knows what might happen…
  • Yesterday was Day 1 of no sugar/sweetener for Lent, and overall, it was a very healthy day for me.  And not without temptation, either!  Stacy and I decided to go to the BINGO at the local bar in support of our community’s Family Centre, and my first impulse when I arrived was to grab a Diet Pepsi.  I remembered in time, though.  It also became clear that BINGO = snack time.  Everyone had bags of chips and cheesies, baskets of fries and wings.  I managed to hold strong, didn’t allow myself to be tempted – and now I know for next month that I can bring my own water and snacks!  (Wasn’t sure if that was allowed, going into an establishment that sells refreshments). Stacy brought a container of cantaloupe with her, which I thought was a great idea.  I’ll be sure to pack my healthy snack for next time!
  • My house has been turned upside down again.  *sigh*  The painting that didn’t get finished last fall has resumed.  This time, it’s the kitchen and stairwell (and touch-ups in the other rooms).  It’s only been three days, but I miss my kitchen already.  It’s been emptied of pretty much everything (all dumped into the dining room), and it’s filled with drop sheets, dust, and paint supplies scattered alllll over.  I pray that the job goes more quickly this time!
  • The good news is that my freezer is full of soup and chili and pasta sauce from my Monday cooking sessions!  Easy to microwave and clean up!!  phewf!! ;)
  • Silly thing that I’m excited about right now:  Wayne’s World.  I ordered if off Amazon and it arrived the other day.  Too late for “Old School Movie Marathon Day” (that was last Friday, I watched Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Weekend at Bernie’s, Overboard, and Look Who’s Talking) – but I think it will be my Friday evening entertainment for this week!


OK – went from thinking I had nothing to talk about today, to this very long rambling weave of stuff from my brain!  It feels good to let it all out though, right? ;)

Happy Thursday, friends!


VandyJ said...

I have fond memories of Wayne's World and my first year of college.
I'm thinking that I need to get back to the 30 Day Shred--kind of feel off the wagon, by a long way what with illness, kid stuff and such. Time to find my way back though.

Nicole said...

What are cheezies? They didn't have water at the Bingo place? And very cool about the church calendar thing. sounds like fun. Your mom makes them up?

Stacie said...

The lovely time change already has Elise waking up 1/2 hour earlier, the difference between 6:30 and 7 feels huge!

The Lovely One said...

Party time! Excellent!

I am not looking forward to the time change, either! I usually wake up at 5 to go to the gym-- I can't imagine having to get up an hour earlier!

Angie said...

I'm glad you posted about the Time Change, I'd actually forgotten about it

Anonymous said...

Spring has arrived for the most part here and I am so ready for it. We have a few weird days where we'll have flurries but most of the snow is gone, except on the peaks and the sun is shining. No weather complaints here. Def complaints about the time change. Holy crap it takes forever to get used to! I gave up chocolate for lent.

Emmy said...

Holy cow it has been years and years since I saw Wayne's World- you know I was born in the city Wayne's world takes place in. :)

Oh I should do that Jillian Micahel's ab workout- I go to a boot style camp work out but I really need something extra for my belly, after an bad over eating weekend recently someone asked if I was pregnant, I am not... so yea.