My Tongue is Detached

September 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I made Heart Healthy Bisquick chocolate chip pancakes again this morning. Cal has decided he hates fast food places, after Wendy’s screwed up his burger order yesterday for lunch. (He ordered plain, it had lots of stuff on it, hard-ass Dad wouldn’t let him take it back.) Suits me. McDonald’s is so gross. Mack was really mad…he likes McDonald’s, but really only for the toys. I told him I would buy him the toy if we didn’t ever have to go there again, and he agreed. We’ll still go to Tick-Tock, our favorite 4th Street diner, for breakfast on Sundays occasionally, though. Cal did say he still likes Chick-fil-a too, but they aren’t open on Sundays.

This morning when I was putting on my tennis shoes to go to the gym, disaster struck.

I just bought these a couple of weeks ago. Of course a couple of days ago, since they had passed the 2-week test, I threw the shoe box away. I still have the receipt, though. So on tap for today: help Cal finish his book project for school, try to exchange the tongue-impaired tennis shoes, go by McDonald’s to buy a happy meal toy, go by Publix to buy the one thing we forgot to get yesterday, laundry, clear some things off of Tivo.

After bodypump this morning I did day 2 of week 2 of the Couch to 5K program and wrote about that over there. This morning when I woke up my left knee was hurting. Why does something always mysteriously hurt after just sleeping? Getting old sucks. But I did bodypump and C25K anyway. Take that, knee.

Workout Wednesday

September 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

What an active morning! First, I walked the kids to school (2.2 miles). I felt like the Pied Piper of Shore Acres  this morning, collecting children along the way:

Three boys on scooters and one little girl walking. I love having the neighbors’ kids walk with us. Scooter races ensued. I was told the entire storyline of “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” by sweet A., who walked with me. Wonderful!

Chewie was in charge of keeping track of all the bookbags on the way to school:

and also all the scooters on the way home:

I am feeling a bit of cool, or at least not sweltering, air on the morning walks. It’s still supposed to be in the 90’s today, but I know fall is coming! Hurry up, please!

After coming home and eating breakfast, I went to bodypump at the gym. My BFF Val recently joined my gym and we’ve been bodypumping together (ooh, that sounded dirty…sorry Mom! 😯 ) There was a new guy, “Ricky”, teaching the class today and he was hilarious with his, “Party in the basement!” and singing along with the music.  Totally kept me smiling while I suffered.

Immediately when I got home from the gym I set out to do my last C25K training session in week one. I wrote more about that on my C25K page. I still have the 1.5 mile family walk this evening to go. I think I can have dessert tonight!

Last night on The Biggest Loser Bob Harper said, “Your Body Wants to be Healthy!” I’m not sure about that. I think my body wants to sit on the couch, watch TV,  and mainline junk food. That’s why I say I’m a fat girl in a thin girl’s body. It truly does not feel like my natural state. But I don’t want to be on blood pressure medication or diabetic (which runs in my family), so I’m constantly battling against my inner voice, which really just wants a donut and a remote control.

Yesterday on Roni’s blog I saw this awesome video:

The dude is interviewed here also. He has a blog that is linked at the bottom of the interview. What inspiration!