Right before bed, the aches were intense but, as annoying as they were, I realized I was happy to be feeling that "good pain". It means I pushed myself, and I did something to improve my well being. My chest hurts, my shoulders hurt, my legs and knees are weak but I love it.
This morning thankfully other than the initial feeling stiff while getting out of bed, I'm rocking and rolling and the twinges of soreness that are left are reminders of a bit of excitement I have for tonight's workout. Let's hope this feeling continues.
Mike and I have been watching Mad Men like it's our job. We started the series last month and have finally worked our way up to be ready for the next season. I can't wait for April 7th!
Mike emailed me the link to this promotional poster yesterday and it got me even more excited!!!
Our good friend AK told us to stick with it that it doesn't get exciting or interesting until like episode 5. She was right, that was when all the biggest drama started. No worries here folks I won't give away spoilers but it's just a true fact. If you give it until at least episode 5 you'll be sucked in and won't turn back.
I am completely taken by this show. I love the history, the drama, the comedy and the characters. One minute you completely hate someone, then the next you think 'Aw maybe he/she has changed.' Two episodes later you think NO I always knew he/she was an ass. It's a roller coaster but so fun to be a part of.
I think I've said about 20 times per season "I love that lamp." or "Those chairs are awesome." I clearly have a love for all things 1960's inspired. I think it's because while growing up, my home was filled with antiques, not modern or trendy furniture items. Unless you count our television, and my father's easy chair, most, if not all of our furniture in our home, including our beds were antiques. My parent's were avid collectors. I am sure it drove them nuts when I would ask for a tacky 70's or 80's style lamp. Or when we visited my grandmother and I would beg to take home an old lamp she had she was getting rid of, that was reminiscent of something Don would have in his apartment. [See the hanging lamp near the fireplace below - I adore it, and if you can imagine three of those, much smaller and with rainbow colored "faux stained glass/plastic" on a post, you'll get the idea of the lamp I wanted to drag home from my grandmother's home. Eventually I won the battle, I just wish I had held on to that lamp all these years. And the grass cloth wallpaper - don't EVEN get me started. I love it, LOVE IT. It's in every room it seems in most of the early episodes. My father always hated that wallpaper. We had it in our powder room in my home growing up. And it was a huge selling point for our first apartment that Mike and I had together (the huge window, and grass cloth wallpaper in the kitchen). I'm odd, I know.
|via // Such a swank pad.|
I am also smitten with the Civil Rights movement themes in the TV show. As well as Women's Rights. There are two very strong female characters and on some days I can't figure out who I like more. Joan or Peggy. I love them both for different reasons. They are both making it in a man's world, by their own means. It's not always pretty, but it's refreshing to see females making headway in a male dominated industry while still trying to hold on to their femininity. To me that is what Feminisim is all about.
|Peggy, Harry, Joan and Ken // via|
|Jimmy and UTZ // via|
The show is dramatic, beautiful and the styling is amazing. I just can't get enough of it. And I am dying for April 7th to start watching it again.
Favorite Characters: Roger Sterling, Joan Harris, Don Draper and Peggy Olson
Characters I love to hate: Peter Campbell and Betty Draper (and sometimes Don).
Characters I root for the most: Ken Cosgrove, Joan Harris and Peggy Olson
Character I feel most sorry for: Trudy Campbell and Sally and Bobby Draper
I watch this show like I'm watching Jerry Springer most times... I yell insults at the TV when characters act like idiots. And I think Mike gets a kick out of it. I truly do have a love/hate relationship with Don Draper.
Any readers fan of the show?
I'd love to hear your 2 cents!
3.12.13 - WOD: Turbo Fire 30 / Stretch 10 - COMPLETED [Instead of Plyometrics]
3.13.13 - WOD: P90X Shoulders & Arms / Ab Ripper