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I Need a New Activity!

30 Sep

Today was my last sword fighting class, sadness. Last week I was kinda looking forward to the end of the classes, not that I wasn’t still enjoying myself but I was ready for a change, well today when it was all over I was a little sad. I guess I got used to going there twice a week and learning how to skewer people. lol. It was a decent workout, more toning the upper body then cardio but that’s ok, who doesn’t want some toning? Anyways, it is over and I need to find something to replace it with.

I was looking at a class called Yogilates (a combo of pilates and yoga), but it’s only once a week and the only time I would be able to go is early saturday morning – uh, No! Sooo…what else to do? It has to be fun, burn calories, happen twice a week (maybe three), be in the evenings, not be expensive and not last too long (cause I get bored). Anybody have any suggestions?

So far I have thought of bikrams yoga, pole dancing (that was a suggestion from a friend) and um, well that’s it. I don’t want to go to a gym cause it’s just the same thing over and over and I’ll be way bored. There is a bikrams place near me but it’s over $100 a month and I can’t afford that. I haven’t researched the pole dancing yet…who knows what’ll pop up on my google screen when I type that search in! lol. Maybe there is a walking club out of  The Running Room that is near me…but weather is about to turn cold and rainy for winter so do I really want to go walking in that??

Hopefully I will come up with something soon, I don’t want to go too long with out some form of exercise activity. Well, ok, that is a lie, I would rather not exercise at all but since I have to I might as well find something sooner rather then later. Otherwise I will get out of the rhythm of doing anything exercise-y and it’ll be that much harder to start again.

Today I ate:

29 grams honey nut cheerios = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 banana = 2 points

1 plum = 1 point

1 salad = 0 points

1 tbls Three Cheese Ranch dressing = 1 point

1 Smart Ones Creamy Rigatoni with Chicken and Broccoli = 5 points

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

2 triangles laughing cow cheese = 1 point

1 sweet chili and citrus salmon steak = 3 points

grilled veggies and corn = 0 points

1 piece bread = 1 point

1 tbls Nutella = 2 points

1 tbls light Peanut Butter = 2 points

Exercise Points earned = 3 points

So, I ate 24 points today, that is 22 daily points and 2 out of my 3 exercise points. I didn’t mean to leave a point behind (never leave a point behind! lol) I just miscalculated and thought my snack would use up the last of my points. Oops! By the time I had my snack and realized I left a point behind it was too late at night to eat anything else and really, there isn’t anything I want. shrug.

I am a tad concerned for tomorrow, I have no yogurt, no cottage cheese, almost no fruit, no salad…I haven’t made any soup or yams so I have no leftovers…this could cause a slight food emergency when I am at work…should leave me with a bunch of points at the end of the day though so I s’pose I could just deal with eating a smaller amount then normal during the day then eat a nice big indulgent dinner…we’ll see. I am gonna raid my cupboards and see if I can find something to make now that is uber fast and I will take that.

If anyone has any suggestions for an activity that meets all the requirements I listed above pretty please with a cherry on top share the knowledge, otherwise I may end up learning how to pole dance and who knows where that could lead! Cause ya know, a fat girl in baggy clothes working the pole is oh-so-sexy. 😛 hahaha

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Too Much Too Fast?

23 Sep

So I went back to work today after two days off sick and thought I was gonna hafta curl up in a ball under my desk and sleep. lol. I woke up a freakish half hour earlier then normal and had some moronic thought that hey, I’m awake why not get up now? And I actually did! This is why people should never make important decisions in the morning!

Anyways, there I am, up, early, oy, and at work nice n early. Now this might lead you to believe that I could then leave early at the end of day so no harm no foul right? Wrong. Thursdays are sword fighting night and if I have to stay downtown until class starts I might as well stay at work and get paid for the time. shrug. So there I was, at work, for what felt like forever and barely able to keep my eyes open. I apparently didn’t look very good cause I kept getting comments from co-workers, sigh, way to make me feel better people! eesh. I didn’t think I would make it to sword fighting class, I mean, if I can barely stay awake sitting at my desk how am I supposed to be able to hold my sword up for an hour and a half?

AC, who is a mom and sits beside me, was very mom-like in telling me I shouldn’t go to sword fighting I should go home, eat some soup and go to bed early. Isn’t that such a mom thing? Now, if I was vaguely responsible about things I would have taken that advice…and I let her think I was taking the advice btw. I learned from my own mom to never let them know ahead of time you aren’t gonna listen. lol. I left work and gee, somehow ended up at class. *shocked gasp* How’d that happen? 😛

I hate to say it but I think she was right, sigh, why are moms always right?? I had trouble keeping the correct posture and holding my sword up and I was so tired I felt like I was in a fog…course I was in that fog all day so that wasn’t really new…anyhoo, no energy me attempting to hit targets with my rapier…didn’t work out so well. 😛 Oh, but for all that I was not doing very well others did worse! One of the girls hit one of the other girls in the face with the tip of her sword. teehee. Now before you get all “omg, you’re laughing at someone getting stabbed with a sword!” the swords are tipped and she did not die…or lose her eye which was quite close to where the sword hit…she is bruised a bit but it’s like a victory wound. I am only bruised on the shoulder and collarbone area, shrug, nothing I can show off and give a good sword fighting story about. sigh.

My appetite was wonky today, didn’t want to eat for most of the time but then would have these moments where all of a sudden I was hungry. I managed to eat all of my points, yah me!, but haven’t managed to eat my exercise points, boo me!

Let’s run down what I ate:

29 grams Honey Nut Cheerios = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1/2 banana = 1 point

1/2 cup Sidekicks Three Cheese pasta = 4 points

1 cup butternut squash soup = 2 points

1/2 cup cottage cheese = 2 points

1 Activia = 2 points

1 plum = 0.5 points

1/2 cup Chipotle BBQ baked beans = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

1 light cheese slice = 1 point

1 Jolly Time Kettle Corn pckg = 1 point

1 pckg Quaker Granola Crunch’ers = 2 points

That puts me at 21.5 points for the day and 3 exercise points earned.

I know I said I ate all my points for the day and I thought I had until I was typing out my food list and realized I counted the full 2 points for the banana but I only ate half the banana, oops! Meh, a measly 0.5 points under won’t kill me tho…and I know I know, I have exercise points and I should eat them but come on, it’s 10pm and I am not hungry. (and yes, you imagine a whiny voice saying that, lol)

The plum, in case you were wondering, is only 0.5 a point because it was so small. There were two of them so it should have been a one point snack but one got bumped around really badly in my bag and was too bruised to eat, too bad cause the one I had was really yummy, nice n sweet. 🙂 Oh, and that granola snack at the end of the day, weirdly awesome. Something I bought on a whim, one bag is two points and one bag is a decent sized snack so that’s all good. They are odd tho, this granola and chocolate ball thing that is bite sized…it reminded me of something I can’t quite place, don’t you hate when that happens? I’ll just hafta eat them some more till I figure out what it reminds me of, oh the hardships! lol

So overall for today I feel like maybe I pushed it a bit but I am glad I went sword fighting…I could have done with another day off work tho, but hey, who couldn’t do with that? 😛

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