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Little Bitty Pretty One (Everybody Hurts, Sometimes)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

emoticon First off, I want to give a big shout out to all my Sparkfriends who commented on my blog yesterday. I think it was crucial to me to being able to push past this difficult point. Because I don’t know about the rest of you, but in my life when the poo hits the fan, fitness (exercising, tracking, eating right) usually goes right out the window. “Im sorry I can only handle these emotions right now, I cant worry about staying on track.” Excuse me? Since when did my metabolisim notice if Im having a crisis? Does my butt think its okay to have a donut just because Im having a bad day? (Let me sidebar here to disclose I have no formal training as a nutritionist or in biological chemistry, Im just making a point) So Im going through a thing right now. And some of the best advice I got yesterday was ABC’s simple: keep exercising it will help with the stress. Now I cant speak to the quality of my food choices yesterday, but Im pretty sure I stayed in calorie range since I didnt have much for lunch due to poor planning (see:crisis) And I did my crossfit exercise as planned. I even did and extra ½ set as I finish in 15 mins now instead of 20 when I started. I actually was doing my workout while watching The Voice. I looove Shakira, damn what a body! And accent? No wonder men fall all over themselves for her. Iv always liked Usher, hes pretty hot and seems pretty humble. Adam was kindof getting on my nerves, he seems a little conceited, but I cant really fault him too much, he is a product of the media. I could care less about the other guy who ever he is, I guess hes a famous singer or something. But seems really nice and I like his attitude. I watched some of the last season but never REALLY got into it. Iv never been much of a reality TV fan.

emoticon But I did watch a bit of The Blacklist after, I liked it, but only watched half before I put my daughter to bed and just wasn’t really into enough to go back and watch the rest. It kind of seems like is trying too hard. Like the character is kind of a Sherlock character, but just not as cool. Or House. I don’t know, I guess I will have to give it another chance. And my daughter has discovered Glee, so we will probably watch that tonight. Iv always meant to watch it, it looks like something I would like, but I was too embarrassed to have my husband mock me. Ok ok I do watch Kardashians sometimes when hes not around. And I really liked Ice Loves Coco, but that’s just a guilty pleasure.

emoticon Anyhoo, did my workout, finished if off with a some jump rope. Im getting better at the jump rope. A week ago I could skip 3-5 time before Id trip on the damn thing. Im a little out of practice. (Ya think?!) Last night I was able to do 23 in a row, I kept trying to top it to hit 30, but I was getting tired. I feel kindof silly mentioning it as an accomplishment, as Im sure its just ordinary working out for some people, but Im pretty happy with my progress. Im going to try to start looking for those other measurable things besides the scale. Like 50 in a row. Then, a min without stopping. That kind of thing.

emoticon In other things good that happened over the weekend, on Friday my daughter and I went to see her Middle School Spring play: Beauty and the Beast. And it was really nicely done. Great sets and costumes. A full production, they got permission from Disney and had to follow their guidelines and not change anything. It was about 2 hours long with a 20min intermission. The actors were very good, committed. I had encouraged my daughter to try out for the play, but she had been too chicken. She said only one 6th grader was cast in the play. I hope next year when she is in 7th grade she will try out, I think she has natural talent. She enjoyed taking drama 1st semester and her ‘Wicked’ workshop I had her go to for Fall Break. And shes super pretty and tall so that doesn’t hurt.
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  • PICKIE98
    Just checking in to see how you are doing today,, thinking of you...
    2714 days ago
    Keep at it! You have every right ot be excited about ANY accomplishment! emoticon
    Just to prove your point...typically when life gives on a lemon you kind of just sink into the problem...You are able to talk about the positives, your fitness, and your daughter. Keep your head above the water! Keep putting yourself first!
    2715 days ago
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    emoticon for exercise, and support, and finding your voice.

    Have a great day
    2715 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    You are just racking up the fitness minutes! FAN-tastic!! Strong bodies carry strong minds.. Drink that water, love that person in the mirror, and big kudos to you for encouraging your daughter in her strengths!!!!
    2715 days ago
    Oh man, my bestie and I watch The Voice religiously! Now that we live a couple of hours apart, we text through the whole thing with our comments and craziness. It's good fun. The thing I love about it how positive it is: it's not like Idol where the judges trash the people and make them cry. You really feel the sense of caring and family that forms between the coaches and the singers. It's awesome!

    Ok now that I have that out of my system, good for you for not giving up or giving in! Usually when crisis hits for me, I go sit on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and don't come up for air until it's gone. No, correction: that's what I used to do. I think during times of crisis it becomes even MORE important for us to care for ourselves, though. So it's awesome that you stuck to it and pushed ahead and kept going. You inspire me, my friend!
    2715 days ago
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