Monday, August 27, 2012

The Road Not Taken: The Cake Not Eaten

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
-Robert Frost

In other words, I didn't eat the cake, and "somewhere ages and ages hence" it will make all the difference in how I feel and look.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Get Me to the Church on Time: Or at Least in a Dress That Zips Up!

I gotta be there in the mornin'
Spruced up and lookin' in me prime.
Girls, come and kiss me;
Show how you'll miss me.
But get me to the church on time
! Guess Today ISN'T a rest day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Neither One of Us Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye...

It's sad to think we're not gonna be here
And it's gotten to the point
Where we just can't fake it
For some ungodly reason
We just won't let it be

I guess neither one of us
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say good-bye

I keep wondering
What I'm gonna do without you
And I guess you must be wondering the same thing too
So we go on
Go on together
Living a lie

Because I guess neither one of us
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say good-bye

Ok I am back. I did really, really well up until my trip to Vegas...heck, I even did well IN Vegas! I did my 6am bootcamp before I flew out. I ran The Strip one morning and hit the gym another. I ordered egg white veggie omelets and split entrees and ordered appetizers. In the interest of full disclosure, I am sure I MORE than made up for the calories I saved by drinking  mojitos by the pool, wine, and chocolate martinis, but I did come back from Vegas the same weight as when I left! And then I came home and couldn't seem to get back on the bandwagon. Both of my bootcamp classes had ended, so there went four workouts a week! Instead of finding something else, or working out on my own (I DO have a membership to gym after all!) I did next to nothing.

It is easy to let the world know blog when things are going well, not so much when you are sitting on your fat ass shoving donuts in your mouth six weeks before your sister's wedding, so I stayed away feeling like a failure and sitting on my hands so I wouldn't call my sis and tell  her I couldn't be in her wedding.

Last week was the six week! I dug out my Slim in 6 DVDs. These are  series of three DVDs where a very perky, and svelte looking Debbie Siebers promises to slim you and your fat ass down in 6 weeks. Challenge accepted.

Last week I did one day of the first DVD, Start it Up!...and crushed it...then went to the second, Ramp it Up! for a week, even taking it with me for a quick trip to Corpus last weekend and doing it in my mom's guest room while I made my family wait for me to finish: "don't bother Mommy, she's got a bridesmaid dress to zip up in six weeks!!" 

I've moved on to  third DVD, Burn it Up! and suddenly Ms. Siebers isn't so cute and friendly anymore! Damn! But she looks hot, so I keep working out hoping I can absorb some of her hotness through osmosis and wondering how much she would charge for me to get her to be my body double at sis's wedding...

And then the coolest thing happened. I posted on twitter that I was doing the workouts and guess what...Debbie herself tweeted me back! She has responded to several of my tweets with tons of encouragement! How cool is that? The fact that I've lost three pounds this week is pretty cool too.

So I guess that neither my workouts/desire to get into shape nor I want to be the first to say goodbye. And neither does Debbie Siebers. (although I'd still let her be my body double!)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Forget the World

Forever can never be long enough for me
To feel like I've had long enough with you
Forget the world now we won't let them see
But there's one thing left to do

Now that the weight has lifted
Love has surely shifted my way
Marry Me
Today and every day
Marry Me

One of the great joys of my life is running the Las Vegas Strip early in the morning. No humidity, lots of other runners, perfect desert morning. Up until about a month ago, I believed I was never going to do this again. Yesterday morning, I proved myself wrong and forgot the world.