.its beginning to feel a lot like christmas....

Day 9 - and still doing fine!! I am serious folk, I have really improved on a few things here. I woke up early this morning and rather than curling up on my big purple micro sued couch with a cup of coffee with Bailey's I turned the bitch on and flipped her off for 20 mins. I was tell you all that while I was doing the cardio portions of the work-out I would focus on the wall or the ceiling or whatever- and today, I totally visualized myself kicking the shit out of Jillian Michaels. I say my skinny little ass in my work out gear (complete with new kicks) and I totally round housed her in the jaw. My visualization was complete with cinematic slow-play for effect. You could actually see her mouth jobble around and jaw wrench around to he shoulder. Hmmm. I wounder if she felt that all the way in the back on her neck...like a nice stretch? I digress...so I have improved as I said...I actually attempted full out pushups today. So I made it to 10 for the first set, and then only 4 for the next set (and then reverted to modified); however, again, the improvement is being noticed. I have also seen a little difference in my posture and how I feel. Like I feel like my core is fucking strong! Not like "IM the fuckin Hulk - don't mess with me" but like, I feel more powerful. I also had an encounter with the hubby today and man, I felt stronger too!! Perhaps what is good for the goose is really great for the gander! (No pun intended - ok, maybe just a little) Anyhow, so I also have to say that as I haven't written about food as of late, I am going to again focus on that. I just am afraid that if I start to focus on food that makes me smile and drool that I may put my new regime in danger. Not that there isn't delicious food out there for while you are dieting/managing your weight; however, I CAN"T. I love food too much to let rules get in the way. I am really 100% committed to doing this 30 day shred before I turn 30 that I am taking it to the fullest extent! I will however let you all in on a secret... So tonight, hubby cooks dinner for us (which was super sweet, because I had like zero motivation to do anything after the hour of 3:00 pm.) So we were gonna have tacos...mmm...tacos! I love tacos... I love putting a ton of toppings on my tacos too. One thing I have never done before was "beef up the beef!". When he made the meat, he added egg into it..and let me tell you something..." that is a tasty meat sauce". It was kinda like scrambled into the meat. He has done this before with potatoes, meat and egg too when making a curry or something- that man has fucking talent! I know that I have it good when he is at home and inspired to cook, because there are all of these other little tricky-poos that I have never known. Anyhow, so we have the eggybeef and avocado (which is now my obsession because it's a fat burning fruityveg...(is it a fruit or vegetable??? do i care - no because if it's a veg, then I would be a vegetarian, if it's a fruit, then I love fruit!!!) anyhow, so we have that, and we also have the usual suspects at this dinner...hot sauce (it's called Death and really makes you sweat), cheese, lettuce, and tacos... I only had 2 tacos, and filled the meat up 1/2 of what I would usually. I also had some avocado, lettuce and hot sauce (to make me sweat some calories out) - no joke that was the total motivation for doing it. I also made a salad - but again, for those who have been reading since the beginning, I have a salad with almost every meal. I luvs me some salad! Again...we sit at the table as a family. Usually when this happens there is hungry laughter, belly gurgling and giggles....tonight...not so. ALL HELL BREAKS loose. Sophia takes 2 tacos, builds them and starts to eat, when all of a sudden the mild sauce is too spicey and she wont eat anything...Bella starts to talk (and when she starts, she doesn't stop - I wonder now, where does she get this from?) Lucas wouldn't sit on his butt! We have this great table and chair set and it comes with a bench on the one side...so the dood and smelly sit together...and he was doing everything but...and all of a sudden, hubby says "Lucas, sit down and eat your dinner" and he looks at his father and scrunches his nose up and retorts with "what you talkin' bout willis?" insert the lost laughter here....that was kinda friggen funny! back to nonsense...sophia starts to whine that the sauce is too hot, bella complains that all the avocado is gone, and lucas is still repeating "what you talkin' bout Willis" over and over and over again. Then comes the chorus, the salad is too green and there aren't enough cumbers mom x2 Wa wa wa...wa wa wa...fun times....I think it was at this point that Dan put his water down and raced over to the counter where his rum n coke was sitting in anticipation of decorating the tree...and he literally downed it in 3.2 seconds flat! That totally turned me on! After dinner, I do the dishes, get organized etc and the kids start to get the decorations out to do the tree...now i know it's a personal question; but if I can ask...what tree-type person are you? Me, I am all about white christmas lights, golds, silvers, twinkley lights, sparkly do dads but classic...not goddy, not cheesey and not "unorganized". Now let's let my family answer this question... Colourful, lots of decorations and the more the better!!! I love this answer because as I usually have to have my own way about everything because I am the center of the universe and what I say is pretty much next to written scripture...I have to bite my tongue (hard) because it's about them...I fantasize about the day that I have a basement where the kids tree goes and in the living room I get my way and have the best ever tree...(sigh)..our tree is beautiful really, and there is a lot of love and memories on it. I have ornaments from when I was a young child, I have ones that my nieces have made; ones that I have made year after year and then some that my grandmother had given me to always have a piece of her on our tree...When I got married, she gave me this floral box of ornaments that she made...there is a Mr. and Mrs. Clause, some bells, stars and a Love Dove. as simple as these treasures are, I was the only one who could put them on the tree to make sure they all had their own special spot. I also have this great tree topper, it's an angel that my friend's sister had made for our wedding..(I gave all the little girls them in the wedding party)...and that has been on our tree for the past 7 years. I don't have any popcorn string (yet) or other heirlooms; however, I feel that although its not my ideal tree - it really is perfect and warm. Oh! And I have these candy cane decorations I made last year for the kids at daycare to give to everyone (I made 120) and burnt like 2 layers of effin skin off my finger tips while doing them...anyhow, I have a santa, snowman and reindeer on the tree...after all, it is a time to be thankful that we have 7 layers of epidermis...right? I have to also get some gifties for the kids daycare as the big wears red does make a pit stop there next week. I went to WALMART because they are on 24 hrs now...(sooo thankful again) and I got some really great gifts for under $20 bucks each...I am all about less is more especially at christmas - the kids don't need to be spoiled (mostly because I know that our families do that very well). So I got them a few fun trinkets and spent 20 bucks on each kid...it'll be totally wonderful! As this is for tomorrow and it's already tomorrow...shit, I just looked at the clock and it's 12:28! Time totally flies, doesn't it? Anyhow, I am going to end this session now, as I have to wrap them and get ready for the morning. Tomorrow is day 10 - it almost feels like when I was graduating grade 8. Tomorrow is the last day of doing the shred at the level I have now grown semi-comfortable with. Now, I know that you can't get results by being comfortable and I know that I want to see all these results...but I am scared. I am actually terrified because I did watch level 2.. I think I may ease myself into level 2 to ensure that I don't kill myself or injure myself any more. (I think my ankles were mad at me this week) Anyhow, I hope you all are doing well, and have to say that after reading everyone's posts for these past few days, it's just great to hear about everyone's celebrations, plans for the holidays, understanding that they are only human and also about how many times you can plunge your toilet to find the white mice hidden in them. I have had about a bazillion laughs all thanks to your posts and myself and my abs would like to say thank you for them! Monday is tomorrow..and I will then be craving Friday..until then...

3 comments:



Julie said...

After reading your post, I have been (guilted) motivated to do some push ups and sit ups because I ate a truckload of almond bark pretzels this weekend. I love that you are kicking the shit out of JM. You are like Chuck Norris, but with a uterus. I now christen you Chick Norris. (Hmmm. I think I'm going to use that in my blog.)

My tree is white lights, but lots of kitschy ornaments b/c CH's mom gave him one every year growing up, and my sis and I split my family ones, which are 1970's Mrs. Claus skiing and such, but they all have some drunken flaw like candle wax on it or part of the hair missing. Those go on the back of the tree, but it would be a crime against Jesus and the Virgin Mother not to put them on.

You go, Chick Norris! And take those eggybeef tacos with you...

The Insatiable Host said...

I am Chick Norris!!! Hear me roar!! Thanks Julie...you really made my day :)

Julie said...

"Your mother never complained, Trebek!"

Thanks Chick Norris, your kickin' it. CN Quote of the Day: "There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chick Norris allows to live."