Sunday, June 24, 2007

I'm in LOVE!!

So Tall..

So dark..


Smooth in all the right spots...

Intriguing enough to be entranced for hours and hours...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am in LOVE!

Today I made my first journey to IKEA!!! That place is a wonderland!!!
I can't believe the things they have, the furniture, the designs, the gadgets and for CHEAP!!!!
If you haven't heard me for days you could probably find me wandering around in the newly built Ikea in Utah. Now I get what the hu-bub is all about!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Oh blog-dee, Oh Blog-daaa... Life goes on......

I went out of town this weekend. WOOO HOOO!!! I went to Idaho. I know, it sounds less than exciting but I loved it!! The more I get to know my father, the more I respect him for the person he has become. When I met him for the first time 7 years ago I was so wrapped up in processing everything that things were just so complicated. The last two times I have gone up to see my family I get another perspective, another glimpse and it makes me realize that there is always something to learn from someone.
Anyway.. pretty much I spent most of the weekend hanging out with the fam and at a bar owned by my dad's girlfriend. It was really laid back, pretty fun for the most part. Every time I go up I find myself wishing I had more time to stay.

And in other news.. I am still watching reruns of "The Biggest Loser"
So far, I have lost three pounds. It is such an inspirational show!! I don't know what I am going to do when I am caught up on all the seasons... but in the meantime I will keep watching and watching. I Love it!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Vacation Options..

FINALLY!!! I get to take a vacation in July. Not just a long weekend but ONE FULL WEEK off!! WOOO HOOOOO!!!

There are so many things I would love to do with the time but sadly many are not realistic. If I had the means and mulah.. I would go to a destination spa for a week. That would be pure heaven.
But... considering the cost for one week at the spa.. I'm not seeing that happening unless I win the lottery. (And allow me to point out there is no lottery in this fine state)

So my current realistic options are:
A. Stay at home on the couch and watch tv for a week
B. Take a small road trip. (small due to the gas prices)
C. Become a fixture for a week at the gym and work out till I can't take it anymore. Id like to do this to get over the initial "UGH I hate this!!" phase.
D. Wait until the night or two before and check out the last minute trips offered. The bad thing, these are usually based on double occupancy.

So far those are what are on the list. Still working on brainstorming.
It is still a month from now, I still have a bit more time.
Thank goodness!!!
Any suggestions??

Monday, June 11, 2007

My new addiction...

I have a new addiction.

What is it??? you ask?

Chocolate? No.
A new kind of wine? Nope.
A state of the art video game? Nadda.

My guilty pleasure is.........

"The Biggest Loser" reruns!
What an amazing show!! This show is changing people's lives! I have been watching reruns on the Style Network and Bravo. How inspiring!!!!

I am not usually a reality TV fan. For the most part, my tv watching extends to Grey's Anatomy once a week while it is on and that is about it. One night I was home alone and bored. I just wanted to relax. I turned the TV on and there it was!!

Having been overweight for quite some time, I can relate to so many emotions on this show. It has made me cry, it has made me laugh. It just inspires me. While I probably won't be on any seasons in the coming years... it has truly lifted my spirits and made me believe that much more.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Today started my adventure in cycling.
I bought a roadbike. Now shoosh.. don't laugh!

Today I had my first experience with clipless pedals. They aren't as fun as they sound. Trust me.

For those of you not familiar with road bikes let me explain. Basically there is an attachment to the bottom of your shoe and the pedal is tiny. You have to put your shoe onto the pedal and once positioned correctly and with enough pressure applied you shoe locks into your pedal. You must turn your foot to the side for it to release otherwise the pedal just goes with your foot.

Luckily, a dear friend of mine is showing me the ropes. We went to a parking lot and practiced. First time on the bike and BAM!!! down on the ground. Turns out you have to release your foot from the pedal BEFORE you brake. If you brake and don't remove your feet, you stop and there is no balance. Hence the pavement and my butt becoming close friends.

After practicing about fifty times we went on a road out by the airport that is fairly desolate and rode. My friend claims it was about an eight mile ride. I am thinking it was probably about two. Hopefully next time I will be less worried about my sore butt and burning legs to actually pay attention to my mileage!

I have a feeling I am going to be able to fear every muscle of my body tomorrow. Who is bringing me advil!?!?

I'm back in Blogland!

Here I am! I missed blogging, so I am back.

There is something very soothing and therapeutic about blogging.
I can't afford a therapist, so how about I blog instead?