I decided to catch up on sleep today. Will try again tomorrow.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Because of the storm last night I didn’t make it to work today so I slept in as long as I could and made the drive back home. Then had dinner with some friends. So I’ve been busy and jump on the exercise mode tomorrow hopefully.
I know I said I would blog yesterday but I got busy this weekend so I’ll post now. Skipped the workout today, but that’s okay. It’s not like I want to be a body builder or anything.
I’ve been trying to read more lately. For my birthday in November I got a Kindle Paperwhite. If you haven’t noticed, my side bar that tells you about my Goodreads postings is mostly the Harry Potter novels. When the books first came out in 1997 my brother got into them. I tried reading the first book and got to about chapter nine when I decided it wasn’t for me. I was more of a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants kind of girl. I did watch the movies and I loved them and now thirteen years after the first movie came out, I’ve decided to finally read the books. They’re a super easy read especially since I have the Kindle, I’m able to read anywhere. I’m on book three and so far I can’t see why I couldn’t get into them. I can’t say it’s my favorite but I definitely don’t hate it. It gets kind of annoying trying to imagine the scenes and not get confused with the movies though. Also, because I’ve seen the movies and know what happens at the end of it all, I get to see all the foreshadowing that people who read the books first probably didn’t get, which is a gem in itself.
In other news, this whole Midwest Polar Vortex thing sucks. I came to visit my parents for a weekend in a town about two hours away from where I live now. I needed to go back home today so I could make it to work tomorrow and I’m driving on the interstate. Huge gusts of wind carried the snow from one side of the road to the other. It was a huge cloud of doom in certain areas that was so thick I could barely see the lines on the road or what was in front of my car. It took me an hour to drive what should have only taken twenty minutes. At that point it was the worst it had been the whole trip and I pulled over to call my parents and see what they suggested. As my dad was telling me it was up to me and if I could continue or not a police car came up behind me. I get off the phone to talk to the officer and tell him why I had stopped. He says the roads will be getting much worse and I shouldn’t have even left my parent’s house. I had seen at least one jack-knifed semi-truck, a tour bus with it’s butt end in a ditch, and several cars on the side of the road. The officer was right, I shouldn’t have left. So I go to the nearest exit and try to get off the interstate to turn around. I couldn’t see the exit and think I may have cut two lanes of traffic. Getting back onto the interstate going the opposite direction I don’t even think I was driving on actual road. At one point I couldn’t see the lines in the road, the clouds of doom were so thick I know I was all over the road, swerving and some jerk decides I’m not going fast enough and passes me. Well with the swerving I could have almost sideswiped the guy. And now I just feel like I’m ranting for no reason.
Time for bed so I can get up early in the morning and try to make the drive back home.
So I got up, ten minutes later than usual but I got up. Roommates had a party and there were random people sleeping on our couches. The workout buddy was no where to be seen so I went to my room and worked out by myself. Quietly, since the boyfriend was still sleeping. But anyway, it went well. I can’t dance as usual and it didn’t help that I couldn’t hear the music to bounce along with. Tomorrow is rest day, so I plan to rest and maybe actually post a real blog. Or story, but probably a blog.
Despite being out late last night, I got up and worked out this morning. My workout buddy and I decided to switch between Insanity and Hip Hop Abs and today was Insanity day. I picked a random video out of the booklet and it happened to be “pure cardio” which if you know anything about insanity and cardio… you would know it’s crazy. Even Shaun T mentioned something in the warm-up that he was afraid for what was to come. Again, I can’t do all the moves so I just jogged in place. I think I maybe should have worked harder because I felt no different throughout the day. Though I did have energy and didn’t even start yawning until my work day was way over half done. Tomorrow, should I actually wake up and not feel horrible, will be my first consecutive workout since I started this all on Sunday. Maybe I should get off the internet and sleep so I will get up.
Excuse excuse tired excuse didn’t workout today. At least I made a post.
I actually got up this morning and actually worked out and ate breakfast and went to work. No dizzy spells either. So that’s great. I can feel the muscles as I lift boxes at my job so the workout is doing something. Still very uncoordinated, I think that puts me in the category of “white girls who can’t dance.” Though, my exercise buddy was just as uncoordinated as I was (especially since she hadn’t done day one with me) so that made me feel better about myself.