The Gym

Being that my weight loss has been at a stand still I decided to get back to what worked in the past. Stop eating junk food (why oh why does ice cream taste so damn good in the evening?) and get back to the gym. I chose to return to The Maxx Challenge work out at; get this…the 5 am class. One of the teachers from my school, Vanessa has been going at 5 am for years and a few years ago I used to work out at 4:30pm class. I used to envy Vanessa leaving for the day when school ended, she already had her workout done for the day and I was rushing home to change and make it there for 4:30. Don’t get me wrong I had a lot of great times with the friends I made at the 4:30 class. Awesome women that we still keep in touch via Facebook. We used to laugh, a lot and it made the workout go so fast.

So now that I’ve returned to working out I decided to give 5 am a try. I’m up at 4 and have my coffee because God knows I’m useless without coffee. I’m on the road to the gym by 4:40, it’s dark out lol. And on the upside there is no traffic. The workout class begins at 5 and ends at 5:45. Then I’m on the road to go back home so I can get ready for work. I have to be honest, it was hard getting back into working out. Leg day about killed me, every walk up and down stairs was a new adventure in the pain of sore leg muscles. Finally today it’s not that bad. And have I mentioned how much I don’t like cardio? I’ve never liked cardio. I don’t know how to breathe and exercise at the same time. I’m missing that gene I think.

All in all though this past week worked out well. I walk back in my house at 6 am. The only issue I have is trying to squeeze in breakfast between getting ready for work and leaving for work. I’m sure things will fall into place soon.

I really do like getting my exercise done early in the morning. I have the freedom after work to do whatever I want, and honestly it works out for my family. Samantha has volleyball practice (she made the team yayyyy!!) every afternoon until 5pm. I’m free to pick her up and also get Lelly from the ferry after her classes at FIT. I’m hoping there will be an after school program where I work. I love overtime 🙂 if that happens things will work out with people needing rides and to be picked up.

Out on the Boat

We are out on the boat this afternoon Tommy and I and our good friends Bill and Martha. Being out on the water is a good escape for everyone. The water is calming and the friendship is genuine. We had dinner last night with another couple we are close with; Jenn and Gary. Jenn and I have been friends since we were 17 years old and her and Tommy grew a few houses away from each other. I remember when I met Jenn; I mentioned I had a boyfriend “but you wouldn’t know him,” I said to her. Jenn answered, well try me you never know.” We both almost fell over when she said they grew up together ! Life is funny. Who would have thought that at 51 years old we would still be friends.

So here we are on the boat. The weather is great, sunny but not too hot, very few clouds in the sky. Our mission is to get to a restaurant across the bay to New Jersey and have dinner then ride the boat back. I haven’t asked how far or close we are to the restaurant. To be honest I’ve been pretty quiet this whole trip. Just soaking up the sun and enjoying the waves. I turn around every now and then but I don’t know what I’m looking at, so I’ll just sit here quiet and enjoy the ride.

End of Summer

September 1st, wow. Hard to believe how fast July and August went by. I worked most of the summer and the time working didn’t fly by so fast but the time I am home seems to be. Last week Tommy and I were in Las Vegas and I’m so grateful our vacation wasn’t a whirl wind. The time seemed to pass at just the right speed: And then we are home again. Back to an odd rhythm, I’m not back to work until the 9th but Tommy is back to work. Lelly started back at college but Samantha doesn’t start high school until the 13th. Plus Lelly is at school some days and at work other days. She’s hard to keep track of.

I’m enjoying being home for the time being. It’s nice to do a couple of projects that I wouldn’t normally have time for. Samantha and I cleared out Alyssa’s things from her room that she left behind after she was married, and we cleared out things from Samantha’s old room that she no longer had the need for. The trash collectors are going to love us this weekend. I’m glad we were able to get rid of so much “stuff”. Now we have a proper guest room/office. Although I don’t know if anyone will use the room as an office. I earned my bachelors degree at the dining room table. I mean we all have laptops so the days of being tied to a desk top computer are pretty much over for us anyway.

I’m debating continuing on for my Masters. I’m totally enjoying not being in school right now so I’m not sure when I would start that. Things will fall into place when they are meant to.