Friday, October 19, 2007

I am going to brag for a little bit...

I have been doing a pretty awesome job of eating well and exercising over the past couple of weeks. While not perfect, I am making it work for me. My food choices still aren't as good as I would like them to be and I am working on that. The gym seriously rocks. I am SO glad I signed up for the Jumpstart training program and got in. It was the swift kick in the butt I needed to get back into the swing of things. Like I said before I can SEE my muscles returning! I worked out yesterday with my trainer during lunch and then in the evening I went to the Y for more cardio. I love going to the Y on Thursday nights because I can watch the Office :) I did 1 minute intervals of walking/running on the cross country setting on the treadmill for 60 minutes.

I need to finish a paper for my South Africa class tonight. I have class tomorrow (yes on a Saturday!) to prepare for the trip. I need to go shopping and buy some last minute clothes for my trip and possibly an iPod Nano. I am still deciding if I should get one... I got a perfect travel rain jacket last night at REI for $43. It was on sale and I really couldn't believe that it was just what I was looking for. Oh, and it is a Medium!

Dinner and possibly a movie with one of my friends Saturday night. We both want to try something new, so who knows where we will end up. Sunday brunch with another friend and then pizza at my favorite bar for dinner with another friend. I like to keep myself busy :) And at some point I need to fit in the gym.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I must be doing something right

My roommate who I haven't seen since Wednesday night just told me I look like I have lost weight!!! This is so what I needed to hear. The past week has been a real struggle. I have been doing really well with exercise, but only ok with food. I have had some serious run ins with the Sam's size Crasain bag. I have also had some deliciously wonderful meals on Friday and Saturday nights that were not the most point friendly. However, I think I might had had the best meal I have had in a long time on Saturday night. I think it was a little bit of everything that made the dinner so great. My friend and I split a bottle of wine. I ordered an appetizer of hummus, apples, grapes, pears, and a red pepper relish (there is some fancy word for it and I just can't remember it right now). It was served with a crusty white bread and various crackers. YUM! My entree was a perfectly seasoned pork that I couldn't re-create if I tried served over roasted potato and sweet potato spears. Topped with a lovely purple cabbage coleslaw and some sort of fried potato chips but they were really small! Oh my gosh it was simply amazing. We sat and chatted and the whole meal last well over 2 hours. After dinner, 3 of us went to another bar for a drink. It was such a great night.

Now I need to finish up my paper...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Isn't It Crazy?

Isn't it crazy that it took a boy breaking up with me to discover my dreams?

For the first time in a year (before I started dating said boy), I am living my life the way I want it to be.

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

-mary anne radmacher