June 03, 2010

homegirl has been busy, son!

I've been so busy I can't even focus on anything more than tweeting on a daily basis. Work has been crazy, being at home has busy, busy and all around I just haven't gotten time to sit down and blog, let alone breathe {without wincing, more on that later}.
So here goes - a play by play of all the things I got to do on Memorial Day weekend and a list of the things I didn't do.

THINGS I DID ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
  • Friday night: Front Porch Happy Hour w/ Mike and our pets 
  • Friday night: Grilled Steaks they were ah-may-zingggg!
  • Friday night: Watched Valentine's Day after dinner {didn't love it, didn't hate it}
  • Turned in fairly early on Friday night
  • Saturday afternoon: Helped one of our Bffffff's G move in with his girlfriend S. This was the first time I met her, very sweet, very into Twilight {so we had to find other things to talk about thankfully she likes celebrity gossip and we could discuss our boys and why we love them so much *moosh*}
  • Saturday night: G & S treated us to dinner. Originally I wanted Hooters in the worst way, but I had to settle for TGIFriday's because Hooters was packed due to the UFC fight they were airing on pay-per-view. GRRR! Can't a girl get spicy hot wings when she wants them?!
  • Sunday morning: Prepared everything for our canoe/kayak trip
  • Sunday afternoon: WATCHED IT DOWN POUR!!!
  • Sunday afternoon/evening: Commenced to drinking, while watching MTV's Real Life: I'm an Alcoholic (I know it's wrong on SO many levels, what was worse I laughed during the entire episode). While hanging out with everyone who was supposed to go floating down the creek with us that evening, I cleared out what was left of our liquor stash and had a vodka/rum/frozen fruity drink free for all, and we ALL enjoyed them. Had good times and great convos with our buddies. We ate great food {Memorial Day means Grilling!} and enjoyed each others laughs and company until the wee hours of the AM. Or at least they did. {see next item}.
  • Sunday Evening: I  said goodnight to my guests and passed out at 12 midnight. Mike woke me up when he came to bed at 2 AM - apparently he passed out on the porch and AK & A (our friends) couldn't wake him up. Niceeeee! {disclaimer: we are a hot mess yes, but this doesn't happen every weekend, seriously... it doesn't!}
  • Monday Morning: Mike and I went shopping to get food for the grill out we were having that afternoon with his youngest brother and his father.
  • Monday Afternoon: Napped the day away. Seriously 2.5 hour nap. I haven't had one of those in a long time and it felt amazing!
  • Monday Evening: Dinner w/ Mike's family and relaxing evening.
  • ALL WEEKEND LONG: Stuffed my gills like I was a death row convict eating her final meal. Cheesecake, steaks, mac n' cheese, pasta salad, fried green beans, beer, liquor, you name it I tried to eat it. I am after all taking this P90X thing seriously and wanted to get it all out of my system before I started the program. Only thing I didn't get to eat were Hooters wings *pissed*!
THINGS I DID NOT DO ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!! 
  • I DIDN'T GET TO TEST OUT MY NEW KAYAK!!!! Mother nature decided that she wanted to douche all over our parade all damn day on Sunday!!! As soon as we called it a day and decided we'd have drinks and hang out for the afternoon, the skies opened up and the sun began to shine - THANKS MOTHER NATURE!
  • I didn't have to deal with my period this year! This is a positive notion! Every year for the past 3 years I've had to suffer through camping and canoeing on Memorial Day with my lovely Aunt Flo. Finally I get freedom from outdoor potty breaks, so it was a positive but a slap in the face when M.N. decided she wanted it to rain instead! Bitch!
  • I didn't go see SATC2 - I KNOW! I'm pissed too. I just didn't have the time. I should have went to the movies instead of napping but honestly the nap was what my body wanted/needed.
  • I didn't go bargain shopping because all of my money is currently tied up in healthy food and P90X items I've had to purchase for working out, as well as all the kayaking gear we purchased.
  • I didn't get any sun on my skin thanks to all the rain. This is a plus and a negative, I put on sunscreen when I got dressed  for kayaking so I had to feel gross and sticky all day long!!!
FINGERS CROSSED this weekend Mike and I will get to float down the creek on Saturday! Otherwise you might hear me screaming and crying from my small town of Alabama.

ON TO IMPORTANT, SERIOUS,  
LIFE CHANGING BUSINESS!
Tony currently haunts my dreams he's almost as tough as Chuck Norris
OK maybe not but he kicks my ass every time I put in a DVD!
via bing

P90X UPDATE: {I need a graphic of my own for this I think}

In other news: I started my P90X journey Tuesday night and all I can say is HOLY SH*T! What a work-out. But I'm pumped and stoked so here's to hoping I survive the rest of my 90 days and beyond! I won't be posting the before pictures until I make it to 30 days. They are WAY too embarrassing. But if I have noticed progress I'll feel so much better and not care about you all seeing my "girly man" physique.

The jury is still out on my opinion of Tony. One minute I want to punch his face in the next I want to hug him. I'm claiming that I just can't decide right now. One thing I will say is that his cheek bones freak me out. (The picture above doesn't show them, I think he's had surgery). That being said, he is a great motivator.

I've been following the P90X diet, and I'm so proud and happy that I really haven't been that horrible in my eating habits minus my treats listed above. I don't eat like I did this weekend all the time, I know better but just a few tweaks and close attention being paid to portion size I think I'll be a pro at the diet portion in no time. The hardest part for me is eating all I'm supposed to eat. You certainly don't starve on this system at all.

Now, mastering the workouts, that might take a lot more time! I've been suffering fighting through the work-outs so far. I have a lot of improvement and skill to gather up through this.  It hurts to stand, it hurts to sit, it hurts to reach for a pen, it hurts to do much of anything right now but I know the pain/burn is a good thing. After night 1 I could barely lift my tall glass of ice water to my mouth during dinner. Yes. it's that intense, and/or I'm that out of shape. I amazingly feel that I have ab muscles somewhere below the belly right now... I haven't felt that in forever. If you're doing this program let me know. Misery Happy loves company!

Big ups to Hutch, Kiera and my lovely coach Shandal for surviving through all this! Keep it up ladies, you inspire me! ox

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14 comments:

Natalie said...

P90x scares the shit out of me. I'll just keep the blubber.

I can't count how many times I've had my monthly visitor while we were camping. Almost as big of a pain in the ass as having her show up on the first day of your honeymoon. Yep. She crashed the party. Sucked. Big time.

Taylor Sterling said...

I feel you on being so busy your head feels like it is going to explode or like I am just going to break down and cry (I usually do)! Means your are a go getter and that is a good thing!!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Thank you Taylor, I feel you 100%!!!

Natalie if it freaks you out and scares the poop out of you don't do it that will be a messy thing to clean up ;) hehe.

Girl on your Honeymoon - OH MAN!!!

Hutch said...

I totally binged too...fast food, ice cream, soda (which I don't normally drink anyway after going cold turkey a few years back). The workouts will come with time, and you'll notice a difference as soon as next week, trust! :)

Shelli said...

At least you had a better attempt at your Memorial Day events!

Remember me?!? Tent....snow.... yeah... uh no thanks! :)

I bid you tons of luck with the P90X. You're a braver soul than I am that's for sure!

jessalyn said...

um kick ass on the p90x lady! congrats and good job!!

sounds like you had a lovely weekend. mine too was loaded with delish food and booze :) but i am not starting p90x this week, so you win.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Thanks Jess!!! Yes i totally over did it on the booze but I feel I was justified and bonus NO HANGOVER!

Hutch - I'm excited to see the changes, I feel them.

Shelli - bless your heart I can't believe the snow.. my gosh that's horrible! :(

Christine said...

My husband's twin is doing the p90x thing, while hubs is doing the bowflex/force factor thing. It'll be interesting to see who wins.(w/them it's always a competition)

Big props to you for doing it- God knows I'd have searched for the p5x version.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Christine - I will be really interested to see who wins in that. Especially since they are twins that's awesome.

Trust me today I'm wishing I had a P4x version!!!

Amanda said...

One bonus about being pregnant is that I can read about how all y'all are doing the p90x and not feel guilty because I'm not trying it too :) Kudos to you and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Aren't naps the best? I swear I could nap every single day of my life. We have fam coming in tomorrow and it's going to be jam packed until Sunday afternoon...hoping then I can get my nap on!

Shana said...

I ate like a death row inmate this weekend too. I've been eating Nutrisystem food for two months now and I needed a break. And what a break it was...filled with cake and candy and hot dogs and pancakes. I paid for it on the scale on Tuesday, but it was fun while it was happening.

I'm so impressed that you are doing P90X. All of you guys getting into shape is making me feel super fat! I have to start working out.

brlracincwgrl said...

Shew! What a weekend! I'm tired just from reading this! So sorry you weren't able to try out your kayak, boo :(. I hope that this weekends weather is lovely and you can float away!

Sounds like a fun weekend! Mine is going to be spent moving this weekend!

April said...

Your physique is not manly, silly big-racked woman!

M "falling asleep" on the front porch was hilarious, though.

Shandal said...

This post cracked me up girlfriend! You are gonna rock that P90X, I just know it!

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