Monday, March 30, 2009

Out of Sorts

7:00am: I woke up a little later than usual because of a slight change in the morning routine today. I'm taking my grandma out to breakfast with Mandi, so I wasn't going to be on my same eating schedule. Of course I got crap from my mom (jokingly of course), she said, "I thought you were getting up every morning at 6?". I feel guilty enough for sleeping in already, thanks for that mother. I actually love it though. It feels like everybody around me is really diving in to this "new" me and helping to hold me accountable. Mandi is my little drill sergeant while my mom is that little "angel" on my shoulder politely reminding me to follow through with what I said I was going to do. They both love me and have my best interests at heart, so I have no problem with anything they say or do to me. Just don't get too crazy with it ladies!

Mandi and I did a different loop than normal to check out some new neighborhoods. We love looking at houses and discussing the changes that we would make to them. We have pretty different styles when it comes to houses though. She always jokes that I just like shoe boxes, while I always joke that she only likes mansions. It makes sense with me being in Arizona my whole life and her growing up in the Midwest. In the Midwest you can get a lot more house for the same amount of money to buy a "shoe box" out here. It's not the size that bothers her though, it's the shape. Many homes in the area I grew up are ranch style houses. For the most part, they are long and flat. That's the kind of house that I have always been drawn to. Mandi grew up around multi-level houses with large lots. I think that the AZ style of house is starting to grow on her a bit and today she figured out that it is more about landscaping with her. She's not into the dirt and rocks in front of a house. I agree with that. I think houses look much nicer if there is a little grass in front. My opinion may change though if I'm the one mowing that grass.

Back to my walk. I was coughing a ton this morning and moving a truckload of stuff up. I was coughing so deep and hard that I had tears rolling down my cheeks. There were times that I thought for sure I was going to lose my dinner. I didn't do the best of jobs sticking to my "diet" last night. Don't get me wrong, my diet has nothing to do with the kinds of food I eat, but everything to do with how much I eat. It has nothing to do with losing weight either. I just hate feeling stuffed and bloated and I have found that with smaller meals eaten throughout the day, that I feel much better. Well last night my mom got us all Peter Piper Pizza. Get out of my face diet. I love me some PPP. I ended up having 6 slices and I'm pretty sure that I only actually chewed 2 of them. If pizza didn't make me feel so bloated, I would have it for every meal for the rest of my life. And not just any pizza, Peter Piper pepperoni pizza with extra sauce.

I sure am getting sidetracked this morning, and now, I'm suddenly hungry. The walk felt really good and definitely opened me up for my treatments. My arches hurt at first but then started to feel better about half way through. It was nice to switch it up and take a look at different scenery. The only problem with something new is that J Bell turns back into Sniffy McSnifferstein and decides to stop every 3 feet. I do a lot more leash yanking when we choose a new loop. She only pooped once which was a refreshing change...and speaking of poop, I gotta go. Bye bye.

Total Distance: 2.4 miles Time: 42'47"

So the rest of the day was kind of out of the ordinary too and I ended up not getting another walk or run in. I also have to go to the gym twice tomorrow or workout 4 muscle groups to make up for today. Mandi had a stressful day of job interview stuff, so I thought that it would be much more important for her to be able to unwind and decompress. I'll be back in the saddle tomorrow ready to go!

Total Distance Walked for Day: 2.4 miles

2 people had something to say...:

CFlover said...

You know its quite funny you posted about pizza and your bathroom urge..M had 21 pices of ci ci's pizza last night and has spen the majority of today on the pot..
ahh the life of a cystic! said...

It's one of those things that just feels SO GOOD at the time! So good in fact, that I don't think I'd ever be able to give up good ol PPP. I don't care how long I'm on the throne.