Tuesday, March 31, 2009

buckles are down and locked - 30 here I come!

after two weeks with a cold and one week in reno, i have curbed my desire, want, longing for something surgary and sweet and bad for you. well almost. actually, i'm in panic mode. realizing that in less than two months i'm turning 30 and in less than one month i have to put lay on a beach on the red sea as part of my difficult vacation.


now i'm taking my diet seriously. seriously! i am not consuming alcohol regardless of whose birthday it is or what celebratory event occurs where alcohol will make it sooooo much better. i am also eating more vegtables and fruit and trying to get more protein. who knew that you could trick yourself to believing that unsalted almonds are actually good? fiber comes in the form of instant oatmeal.

i'm also drinking copious amounts of water and you would think that i'd be running to the loo 45 times a day. contrary to that belief, i'm not! i always have been drinking a lot of water and my body is finally realizing that it's a good thing. i maybe have a diet coke [my vice].

last night i was good. usually i would over eat on the sushi with my friend Melissa, but i didn't. i had takeout from nuba an authentic lebanese cuisine place with really good and healthy and relatively inexpensive food.

oh and i've cleared my social calender to ensure i go to the gym 6 days of the week. regardless of it being 5am or 9pm. i have to, must, need to hit the gym/workout. should be interesting to go to the gym after dinner with friends tonight. whoot to salad and grilled chicken with dressing on the side....while at a pub where theres so much good food all of which is bad for you. *sigh*.

back to my almonds.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I'm sick.

I have a cold.

I haven't worked out.

I haven't been eating right.

I'm sure I have gained weight.

I'm sure that I have a gut again and I desperately need to focus for the next little bit.

I go on vacation April 24th to Egypt. This requires a bathing suit.

I go to Reno next week for work.

I need to find a resolve within myself to really meet this goal.

Multitasking my life goals with a social life with work has never been my strong suit.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Back At It!

Last Sunday I strapped on the court shoes, pulled on the knee pads, taped up the fingers and flew across the court playing the game that I love and have missed and thought I would never be able to play again. And I can.

This is my game. Volleyball.

I have been a fan of it since I was 12. I enjoy the strategy, the angles, the power and the true team effort. All without physical contact with the opponent. I'm not the best at it, nor am I the worst. I just ejoy it. It's a full body workout and the only one you can blame for injuries is yourself and bad luck.
After Sunday night, my body had those good aches you get from a great workout. I'm no addicted and wanting more.
I went to the gym 3x this week after work, doing interval training on the treadmill for 30min and doing 30-40min of weights. I'm not going to run the SunRun here in Vancouver, I'm just going to concentrate on the fact that I'm turning the big 3-0 at the end of May and bathing suit season is approaching. I want to be confident and sexy as I turn 30 and when it comes time to hit the beach I'm not going to be insecure. Mainly because I have signed up to play some beach vball too.