Thursday, June 21, 2012

What workout makes you happy? How the F**k should I know!?!

So I read an article recently on how the best way to stick to your workout is to do the exercise that makes you happy....REALLY!?!?!?!

If exercise made me happy I wouldn't be in the position I am now!!! Seriously, I don't understand some people.

I do like yoga though. I have purchased a membership to The Yoga Studio that is a 3 minute walk from our house. I have gone once in the past month (oops). That one time made me so sore I could not move properly for 2 days, please refer to the anecdote at the end of my introduction. But the thing is that I really enjoyed the class and I know that if I do it for a few more weeks I'll be able to continue functioning in my life outside of yoga. However, it seems like a mighty big hump to get over.

I also like to ride bikes, but I have a fear of falling so I'm not very adventurous on that front. I was debating on bring my bike to work and going on a leisurely bike ride at lunch times because it's far more active than sitting at my desk reading a book. The problem I have with this is that my bike is broken and I don't know how to fix it. Time to enlist my darling husband I think.

I have tried running and I hate it. I'm far too jiggly to be comfortable. It hurts my knees and ankles. My chest is far to big for it to be enjoyable at all no matter how high impact the bra says it supports. I do, however, love the idea of being a runner. I love the idea of the freedom of running and the ability to just go. But I think it's time to be realistic about my never becoming a runner.

I also love swimming but not as exercise, more as a way to splash around being an idiot. And I have never been good at formal sports even when I was fit. I just lack the coordination to keep it together. Not to mention that way to many people are far to serious about the games that are meant to be just for fun.

I will keep my eyes open though for the stuff that is fun. I promise myself to at least try to get over the hump of my yoga practice. In fact I promise that i will go to my second hips & shoulders class tonight.

Then I will let you know on Saturday what piece of furniture I got stuck in this time :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drunk Instructors!!!

We went to a beer and wine making class tonight to learn some new techniques. We made some wine for everyone for Christmas last year and it was a huge success.

Sadly I don't feel like I learned much. At the beginning they explained that there would be samples, but not to worry as you'll drink approximately one glass throughout the entire evening. FALSE!!! I think we drank closer to a bottle than a glass.

All free of course plus we got to try some new stuff to make next. The one instructor seemed to have some kind of one for them, one for me policy because there is no way that man was not drunk!!!!!

Ah well, we spent the night out of the house, got a few new wrinkles in our brain, and most of all FREE WINE!!!

A good night was had by all :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alcohol, Garage Sales, and Heartburn Oh My!!

I haven't done a second blog post until now because we were crazy busy trying to survive our first Garage Sale. I think we did well although our pricing judgement may have been impaired by alcohol extreme exhaustion.

Part of my plan to lose weight has been to focus on having my body working properly. My first step in that direction is to balance out the acidity that seems to be abundant by the daily episodes of heartburn that I would get. So I bought this thingy (the technical word I'm sure) that goes into my water bottle to alkalize the water. Since I started using that I have not had heartburn once in the last 3 1/2 weeks. Until last night. It is my own fault though as I don't think I ate one vegetable the entire weekend and I might as well have set up a caffeine IV drip over Friday and Saturday. But I survived and now I need to get back o n track!!

My one major lesson I learned over the weekend is that you should not go to the grocery store after 4 hours of sleep, 9 hours of garage sale operations and haggling, and a few Long Island Iced Tea (Boston Pizza Size!!). It's really not a good idea, especially if you get a bit giddy and giggly after a few wobbly pops (GUILTY). Looking back I am fairly sure that not everything in Safeway is absolutely hilarious. I am also fairly sure that several people probably thought that I was either stoned or a nut job or both.

The one major highlight of the garage sale was watching two adorable senior citizens take 20 minutes to dig through a bin of junk, literally, to pick out what they want, which in the end wound up being everything but some rocks, a broken bucket, and the bin itself. The things people will do for some cheap deck sealer, a Corona bucket and weed & feed right!

I'm going to force myself to do some yoga tonight, hopefully I'll be able to move this time.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An Intro to the world of me

So I feel like my first blog post should be some history about myself. It might seem a bit long winded and you can feel free to skip this one if you like.

I am 31 years old. In about 3 weeks I will have been happily married for 8 years. I went to school to gain a diploma in Social work but I am done with that already so I am currently working as an administrative assistant (although I am currently pressing for a new title).

I have had some weight issues since I was 20 years old. I feel like they have compounded over the years but I didn't really take them seriously at the time. In the past 3 years that I have been dealing with fertility issues I have really packed on some serious extra pounds. In my research about fertility issues I have begun to take my weight issues very seriously and want to do what I can to lose the weight in a healthy way.

The fertility issues started 3 years ago when I spent my 5th wedding anniversary in the hospital going into emergency surgery because the pregnancy that I was so excited about turned out to be ectopic. They save the tube, but turns out the scar tissue blocked it up. 3 years and so so many tests later there is still "nothing wrong with me" and I am now recovering from surgery again because they went in to remove the tube after another ectopic last summer.

To help with both the fertility and the weight I am seeing an osteopath to help get my body back to functioning the way it should be. I am also looking into seeing a naturopath. I am very tired of the doctors telling me that they can't help. I have high blood sugar and insulin resistance....but it's not high enough. I have low thyroid functioning....but not low enough. I have high estrogen and testosterone and low progesterone....but not enough. It's very frustrating to have them say that all of these things are wrong with me but there's nothing anyone can do because I haven't crossed the line.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be on a million medications, but I also feel like if I could just get a hand up I can really make this go my way.

Now to introduce my family :) There is myself and my Husband Jason. Our four furry "kids" a golden retriever named Gibson, a Bichon Shi Tzu named Kayla, and our 2 adorable cats named Izzy and Frankie.
I won't even get into extended family as there are far too many. I'm sure I'll mention them along the way, but for a quick review on Jason's side are his mom, dad, and sister along with a ton of extended family. My side has my mom, dad (step) and 3 sisters and then my dad (bio) and brother along with extended family but not nearly as much as Jason :)

So for those of you who have stuck with me this long I'll leave you with my predicament last night. I went to my first Hips & Shoulders yoga class on Monday night, I haven't worked out since before the surgery at the end of April so i was very sore yesterday. After the activities of the day I decided to settle in on the couch and read for a bit with it reclined back. My husband said he was going to bed and I just wanted to finish my chapter. So a little bit later I was going to head to bed myself but i could not for the life of me get up! I had stiffened up so bad that I couldn't get up enough to un-recline the couch!! How bad is that. Then I was thinking of how horrible it was that i was going to have to text my husband from the couch to come help me....then I realized my phone is on the charger across the room. Needless to say this was quite the first world problem!!!

Don't worry I made it up and off to bed :)