Monday, July 26, 2010

Big Annoucement

My friends, here it is - the moment you all (or at least I) have been waiting for...


Not just any job - but like my DREAM job. I'm so excited. This Wed is my last day at my current job, then I have a week off, then I start. My first event will be about 3 weeks after and it's in Maui. SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than where I have been traveling - like Austin, Minnesota - home of the SPAM Museum.

I'm seriously so excited and here is the kicker. I have worked with this company in the past, as a vendor at my old job. And she SOUGHT me out. She found me on Facebook and wanted to get together to talk about maybe working together again. It's been a very long process, like MONTHS. And it's all finalized now. How amazing is that?

So in my days off before my new job I am going to get fully back into the swing of things in regards to health, workouts, etc. I have been traveling so darn much that all of that has gone to the birds. I can't fit in my dressy work clothes, and my new job is much dressier than what I'm doing now.

I'm just excited. Excited about my future. I can't remember the last time I said or thought that.

Life es good.
And I promise to start blogging again. I know you've heard that before. But I will definitely try.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hold Your Horses

No, I wasn't kidnapped in Cabo. I had an AMMMMAAAAZZZZZZZZZING time though.

Gourmet dinners
Pool Time
Massages (yes, plural)
Margaritas galore

Seriously a great trip. I would not even WANT to stand on the scale right now. We seriously ate so much. Drinking a lot too, but not as bad as we could have :)

A LOT of other stuff is coming down the pike over here. There will be some major updates very, very soon.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Real Trip

In exactly 24 hours I will be sitting first class, poppin' bubbly on my way to CABO.

I'm landing and getting a massage.


That is all.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Backslide On A Stick

Well, the scale went the wrong way this week. I have nobody to blame but myself. I missed my workouts Friday and Saturday. I was down in San Diego for work then stayed to have some fun with a friend in town. I figured that 3 hours of dancing like sweaty maniac would be enough of a work out, however when you add a late night burger, fries and hot wings into the mix, it is a recipe for disaster. Not to mention waking up covered in hot wing sauce.

We also hit up this little spot - Seriously GO THERE if you're in San Diego. It was so yummers. I actually went there for dinner Fri night and returned for lunch on Saturday. I don't know how to describe it - it's like high end bar food. Dreamy. Chorizo corn dogs. hello!

Leaving for Cabo in 2 days. Let's just say that instead of dropping cash on new bikinis, I purchased two new cover-ups instead.

In OTHER news... I have to say that there are alot of scummy jerks out there. What sucks is that they are disguised as nice guys. I met a guy in San Diego - we hung out with all our friends, had a BLAST. He was really funny and sweet. We texted all weekend. My friend had some fun pictures, so I texted him and asked for his email address so I can send him the photos. He sent it to me. Then I thought, 'oh I should see if he's on facebook.' So I looked him up and
Obv, I cut all contact. But seriously people - what the heck?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ewe...What's On Her Sleeve?

I've been feeling a little sicky - sore throat, snotty. Maybe it's just allergies.

I was running yesterday morning and having issues breathing out of my nose. So I blew a couple snot rockets.. and let the flood gates open!

I swear I lost about 2lbs of SNOT, which I very carefully wiped on my sleeve.

The down side of blowing snot rockets while running is that you don't have a mirror to see if there are any remnants.... you know? The captain used to call them 'men overboard." Crusties, boogies, little friends? What do you call them?

What? Are you grossed out? At least I didn't poop my pants - not naming any names AMY LAWSON.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pounds, Hikes and Trips, Oh My

Two more ell-bees down (see sidebar).
Saturday was so supa dupa fun. Dr. Dev and I headed to Laguna Canyon for a nice hike/trail run. She was planning on hiking and looking at flowers/plants, because that's her thang. I was planning on running. We had the perfect combo of both! Overall, we did about 7 miles. I would say we ran 4-5 of those. I sometimes forget how many amazing spots there are here in So Cal. It was especially interesting because Dr. Dev was pointing out all these natural wonders that I would have missed if I was running alone. But please don't test me because I would never remember the names of any of these plants. It's going to be my mission to step out of my comfort zone and check out my places. (I think I've said this before).
Please enjoy this lovely pic, courtesy of Dr. Dev and also please enjoy the fanny pack I am wearing. Over those hills, you can see the ocean. It's awesome. I heart Laguna.
Cabo is in about a week. I won't be at my goal weight, but at least I'm heading in the right direction. My sister took some photos this weekend while we were at the beach. No way in hiz-ell those are going to be posted. I even flinched when I saw them. ARGH. Note to self: Forget to bring camera to Cabo.
And, for those that are wondering, I am going to Cabo with 2 girlfriends, their hubbies and......

Friday, June 18, 2010

Workin' for the Weekend

I'm so looking forward to this weekend. I just wish it was a little bit longer :)

I ran 4 miles this morning and I really want to go to Bikram after work. But I MUST go to the market. I have no groceries and I need to make some dishes for Father's day. If only I could slip out of work early and go to the 4:30 class - it would solve all my problems. Well, not ALL my problems, but at least the problem of the hour.

I'm really looking forward to Saturday. Dr. Dev and I are hitting the trails! We're going to hike, do a little trail running and take pictures of flowers (that's her thing - check out her blog). Then we're going to go watch "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" movie. I've read the entire trilogy and can't wait to see the movie. I am also looking forward to mowing some serious popcorn-----ahhhhhhhhhh popcorn.

Sunday, I am going to hit up Bikram early. Then we're having a father's day picnic at the beach. My cutie patootie nieces, my sissy, me and pops. I'm really looking forward to the day with them. Yes, I still call my sister 'sissy'. She calls me sissy. And her kids call me "Aunt Sissy." It actually stunned me one day when the almost-five year old was trying to get my attention and shouted "JESSICA!" I looked at her and said "wow, I didn't know you even knew my real name." She said, "duh." Her new favorite thing to say is "OMG." She's not even 5. GOD, I love that kid.

That's about it. By the way - did I tell you guys who I'm going to Cabo with???

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Cure to All the Ails

My friends, I'm FINALLY feeling like I'm back on track.
  • I've got more energy.
  • I'm sleeping better.
  • Anxiety? What anxiety?
  • The scale is slowly (healthily) moving in the right direction.
  • I have a sunny disposition (haaaaaaaaaa... just call me Mary Freakin' Poppins)

The stupid thing is that I KNEW exercise would get me here. The first couple steps are the hardest. Kinda like running - the first 2 miles are usually the worst. I'm on day 5 of exercising everyday. I'm wondering if I can make it everyday until Cabo. I think I can. I only have 2 days of work trips. I can work out in the morning before one, the other might be tricky. But hey - may as well shoot for the moon.

I am going to go get new yoga dvd to do in the mornings on days that I'm not running. (Remember my old rule about not running 2 days in a row - I seem to always end up injured if I do that.) Any suggestions????

Monday, June 14, 2010

Slow Start

Weigh In this morning - 142.8
That's like 1.2 f'n pounds for the week.
Me not happy.

I didn't drink all week (except for wine during my stupid delayed flight home Friday night).
I did 4 days of Bikram this week.
I ran 3 days this week.
I kept calories down to about 1200-1500 per day (except wine on Friday).

But, I have to admit that I did eat about 6 lbs of M&Ms. Do you think that could be the problem?

17 days til Cabo. Step away from the freakin' M&Ms. I don't even really LIKE them - they are just sitting there - at work - staring at me. I tried to move away from them , but they call to me..... stupid M&Ms.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Down Side of Being Single

It's times like this that I wish I had boyfriend.
I'm totally paranoid to deal with things like this. Honestly, it's just an oil change. There should be nothing to be afraid of.