Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ah, the new year - 2009

Let's start with New Year's Eve shall we? Trainer and I hosted a little party at our house. It started out as just one person coming over and ended up with 10. Not bad, small, nice...still a little crazy. Let's see...we had The Democrat, Brassy and New Orleans Boy, Minnesota and the Bear (he likes the Bears and he's a big fun guy), Home Girl and Home Boy and the Midwest Girl (although I think I'll rename her Nebraska). The party started at 8 (well, that's when I started drinking) and most people arrived right before 9. We shot the shit in the kitchen. Do you ever notice that this is where most parties end up?

Anyway, I was doing just fine, pacing myself and I really only had 3 1/2 glasses of wine, and for those who know me or if you've been following my blog you know that 3 1/2 glasses is nothing. However, Trainer decided to call upon his bar tending days and started mixing shots. Me, being tipsy and belligerent, was calling people out...and of course when you do that you have to pony up as well. I have NO idea how many shots I had, but the next morning came too soon and my stomach was a wreck for the better half of the day.

Brassy and N.O. Boy stayed the night (safety first!) and I made them breakfast. Do you know how difficult it is to make breakfast when the sight of raw eggs is about to put you over the edge? I put my own queasiness aside and made a breakfast for champions: Apple wheat pancakes, scrambled eggs with cheese and breakfast potatoes. Tasty. Although, I have no idea because the thought of eating at that point was just not there. I had probably a quarter cup of potatoes and a lot of coffee. Nothing like dehydrating yourself even further to make yourself feel better. :)

We spent the rest of the day as we did Christmas day, on the couch. We watched football all day and ate as was necessary. Pizza for lunch, chips and queso for a snack and taquitos (Oh and a big thanks to LEGS for letting me know that I spelled it wrong) for dinner. Yep, I was feeling "great"! That was how I brought in 2009.

The good news? I did join a gym!! Finally. I joined Gold's, it's close to work and has Cardio Cinema. That sealed the deal for me. They play a movie on a big screen, in the dark with a whole bunch of cardio equipment in the room. How cool is that??

The bad news? Okay, well, it's not bad, it's a "starting" point. I wonder how many starting points I'll have in my life...sheesh. I had my measurements and body fat taken. It's written down in a file. The good thing about this is that it's in a file cabinet in the trainer's office and I can't obsess over it because I didn't see the numbers. She told me what my body fat % was and I must say that I was shocked. I only told one person, Yoga Zen Babe, and she thinks that it was wrong. I think it was too, BUT I'll go with it and re-check in 6 weeks.

I start my new routine tomorrow. Spin class. 5:30am. Yikes.

Trainer and I still need to write down our goals for the year. We'll get around to it sometime soon. I already have some in mind:
  • One new recipe a month to keep cooking interesting
  • Maintain a balance between work and home
  • Be consistent with my workouts
  • Keep writing, blogs as well as other projects I've been working on
  • Get re-married (haha) in October

That's my short list. Well, I need to make my bed with my clean sheets and pack my stuff for tomorrow. WOOHOO!


fattygetsfit said...

goals sound better than resolutions! goals can be worked on and modified. i'm adopting "goals" for myself

i wanna do cardio cinema

Sexy Hippy (why not?!) said...

Not a bad start there, honey! You sound like you have a little lift in your voice (from the msg I got the other day) as well as in your writing. It sounds like you are in a good place. I'm so happy for you. Sad not to see you in Feb like originally planned but I know it's for the best. OXOX

totegirl said...

Well that sounds like a swell way to ring in the new year! Me? I fell down, gave myself whiplash and a concussion, and bit my tongue half off. So, hooray you!

Why haha to getting re-married. I think it's a great idea and a perfect way to get past the past, no? Hooray you!!!!