Category: exercise

please forgive me

it’s a good thing i took vacation so i could get poison oak and not be able to go back to work the day i’m supposed to. instead i went to the urgent care for a cortisone shot. hope it kicks in soon. i feel like a zombie with a flesh-eating virus.

i’m watching a johnny depp movie called The Ninth Gate. it’s old-ish. mellow but creepy. cool stuff.

i have soaked myself in baking soda paste, apple cider vinagar. taken hot showers. used calamine lotion, hydro cortisone ointment, tea tree oil, etc etc. my reaction is pretty severe.

it is definitely time for me to start making some changes. should i wait til the new year? haha. i feel guilty every time i eat, now. i know that i am FAT and having my abdomen all swollen from the poison oak is only making that more obvious to me. i caved to this today because i had to wait for two hours at the urgent care. it’s no excuse. i had other options. this type of food comforts me, duh. i’m gonna change my habits really soon!!!

but eating food is so much fun! look at all the wonderful things you can eat! why can’t it be GOOD for me??

this movie i’m watchong, The Ninth Gate, is like reading a book or watching an after-school special mystery. very slow and soothing.
perfect for a sick day.
roman polanski

so, my mom and i took a trip to go visit my sister in socal.
my sister made us turkey dinner. neither i nor my mother really helped much. my sister made it look so easy, like help would only get in the way.

it was all delicious.

it’s hard to get pics when you are living life and busy and in the moment, etc. didn’t get a lot of pics…

sweet potatoes, green bean casserole. i really didn’t help make any of this. i feel bad about that, can you tell? i just didn’t have any energy and i think it’s because i was busy coming down with an epic case of poison oak. oy!

also, nobody really understands me and it’s like i am from another planet or something.
life can be awkward.

my mom took me to eat at in n out. i wasn’t hungry but i wanted to eat in n out with my mom, so i did. isn’t it lovely? so picturesque. i already facebooked it and made it my profile pic. saying there that the best part is the crispy inside part of the bun.

went to my sister’s gym with her to check out her routine. i was quite successful at disrupting her routine horribly. i apparently have gym A.D.D. and every other kind of A.D.D., too, most likely.

that must be why she is in much better shape than i!? plus a lot of other reasons.
had to borrow her flip flops because i forgot mine at the hotel.

i really do have to start going to the gym. i just have to make it be a part of my day. none of this “i’ll do it tomorrow” b.s. because tomorrow never comes. or it does come, but i do not go.

no excuses! it’s prescribed. must fit it in! mandatory. required. and i must begin to show some restraint and responsibility when it comes to what i eat. don’t indulge the bulge.


refrigerator engines

this was my April Fool outfit.
like, you know.
it’s not march anymore so
does that make sense?
it somehow does.

peep my toe shoes.
those pants are weird.
they are a size too big for me.

earlier i’d been wearing a really cool thai vest, but i got too warm from doing tai chi, which IS actually a workout, in case you thought it was just all namby pamby b.s.


i love these.

i am watching Anna Karenina right now. it’s not bad. not bad ‘tall.
i’m lovin’ it.

i am pretending this is my easter basket.
it’s a carryover from christmas..
a gift i’ve yet to open because i am savoring it.

now it’s in my new apartment’s bathroom looking all dapper.

it’s easter! let’s poison our kids with massive amounts of sugar!

how do you like my momshorts?

my stove still has no knobs. i am knobless!

can’t even figure out how to get pliers to do the trick.

the lamp’s from me mum.

not bad for a chronic book hoarder, eh?

homework time and thank-you-note-writing-for-birthday-gifts time.

lisa frank is the BOMBdiggity since the eighties YO
not gonna lie.

easter ringpop demonstration.
happy easter!
sugar bomb!

i wore these all day.
when my daughter saw them she said “you’re wearing swim shoes!”
and i said, “I know! Silly Mommy!”
because yes. yes, i am.


flying squirrel t’ai chi

tai chi teacher was talking to me.

these are screen shots from a video carl took with his phone.

i almost didn’t even go to t’ai chi today.
i’ve had a stubborn/rebellious streak of not wanting to go hardly ever.
but today was good. glad i went.

it’s fun. there’s a lot of joking that goes on. at first, that got on my nerves for some reason. i guess i wanted everyone to be quiet because that is how i picture t’ai chi… but you can do it and still have fun. who knew?

this evening we had some really yummy fish tacos. we bought a costco kit to make them. $10 for six tacos plus lots of leftover salsa, sauce and shredded cabbage.

i pretty much have no idea what i am doing, but so what!?

while we were doing t’ai chi a SQUIRREL FELL out of a TREE! plop!
there seemed to be nothing wrong with him. everyone ventured guesses and hypotheses as to why the squirrel fell.

so that was t’ai chi. hip hip hooray. we also did other stuff today which i will blog later. ttyl!