Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tomorrow I begin having meals delivered to my house. I get bored with my food, since I'm just cooking for one. Having a salad every single day gets old, no matter how you try to dress it up. A friend is having meals delivered from BistroMD.com, and he gave me a few that had been building up. They were delicious, and very healthy. I would never cook salmon for myself. Or stuff a chicken with pesto and sun dried tomatoes. Or eat green beans. But I did all of that with the pre-cooked meals. It's expensive, but that gives me more incentive to work even harder. I've definitely been slacking in that area.

I chose the 5 day a week meal plan. In a month I'm going to do the Master Cleanse, so I'll have a week's worth of meals pile up and I can just have them every day. My mom said if she was single, she'd probably eat Healthy Choice meals every day. It's a way to get variety in your diet. And that was the main reason I ate out so much--just to have something different. I'm really excited about the meals that are coming!

I also just bought spinning shoes. The cages have been eating my gym shoes alive, plus they hurt my feet. I will be trying them out tomorrow. It was supposed to happen today, but we were having system problems and I got a call from the IT deparment as I was on my way to the gym. I needed to get back home and see if stuff was fixed. So that part sucked.

Yesterday I got a bonus check from work. I was planning on putting it towards my shoes and a month and a half of food, but then I filed my taxes this morning (p.s. all by myself online for the first time in my life!). I owed over $900 Federal and $800 State. Boo! So, my bonus is going to pay my state taxes, and my savings will handle federal. At least next year I won't have to worry about state. That's a nice thing about Texas!

So, I'm starting my exercise again. This week has been good, though I've been really sore. I lifted and took a spin class last Friday, same on Monday, yoga Tuesday, then a couple of days of rest (though I was on my way to yoga and spinning this morning). Tomorrow is lifting and spinning with the hot spin instructor. I used to think he was the hottest guy on the planet until I wore my contacts to class. Don't get me wrong, he's still an incredibly good looking guy. But the interesting thing is, my brain was filling in the stuff that was blurry with features I personally find attractive.

The brain is amazing.

Anyway, my cousin's wedding is at the beginning of May, and I'd like to have the holiday pounds that have decided to take up permanent residence on my ass shed. Mainly, I'd like to be in better shape. I have lots of clothes in my closet that don't fit, a dress I want to wear for the wedding, and a two piece swim suit I'd like to wear this summer. As long as I can keep up my workout regimen, I will be fine.

And now, off to bed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quote of the Week

"...can someone explain to me how the singing, dancing star of High School Musical comes off straighter than a professional baseball player?"

~ The Superficial Writer

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's weird to have a forced weekend. Usually I work a few hours on Saturday, but this weekend the system is down. Today I saw Race to Witch Mountain. It was a surprisingly AWESOME movie! I figured I'd like it, but it was really much better than I ever could have thought. The directing was great, the effects were fantastic, even the script was stellar. It's a shame that probably a lot of people who really would enjoy it aren't going to see it b/c they think it's a kid's Disney movie. That's too bad. I really had a lot of fun watching it with Faith this morning.

As I was leaving the movie, I noticed Girl Scouts selling cookies. Oh, joy of sweet delicious joys! I only purchased one box of Thin Mints that have already been partially devoured. I don't expect them to make it through the night. This is the reason I limited myself to one box.

After the TM purchase, I went to the gym. :-) I haven't been in a while, and I haven't done legs in even longer. I managed to strain my knee and was in enough pain that I didn't do my 45 minute spin routine. Pushing through the pain depends on what kind of pain. I should have stopped what I was doing, but I'm an idiot and wanted to barrel through the set-and-a-half I had left. Bad Ashley. So, I've decided to alter my workout regimen. I wanted to lift 4 days a week; two days of upper body, two days of lower body. I'm going to cut out the lower body lifting for at least two weeks. I'll get plenty of strength training with my yoga and spin classes. Besides, I haven't exactly been going a lot lately, so any gym time is better than none.

Tonight I head to iO to watch Relationshit! with the delightful Jude Shelton, then Step-n-Repeat, then LIMP at 11. I'm taking still shots for LIMP, which I'm really happy about. Tomorrow a group of friends are going to see Watchmen, then Faith and I are heading up to Mount High for a day away from LA. I'm hoping to be back in time to catch some sketch at iO, but it'll be okay if I'm not.

Monday is back to work, but I like this little hiatus.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I bought a new bike this week. The one Paul got me for Christmas years ago was stolen. That's what happens when you lock it in the garage downstairs but don't look at it for over a year. Anyway, I was super excited about this bike. I even had a dream that I rode it last night. This morning I'm going over to Ben's to watch The Biggest Loser, and I was going to try my bike out for the first time. Then I was going to ride it to the bank.

It's raining and 50 degrees.


Hopefully it'll be all better by this weekend b/c I want to ride it to the theater to see Watchmen!