Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 14...nearly halfway!

It was hot chocolate and cookies day today with our holiday gift exchange at school. The girls were fabulous as usual. These kids could organize anything in 10 seconds flat! I leave the room in chaos, and come back and have a gift table, desks covered in tablecloths and chairs all arranged. You think they'd come organize my house? Hmmm. We had way more than enough cookies, which kind of sucked. I had three very small cookies. And a wee cup o' hot chocolate. It was a lot of fun, I must say. The only black spot was one teenage doofus brought a container of Oxy pads as a gift. We were to buy gifts with a close to 10 dollar value that a boy or girl would like. But ACNE CLEANSER??!? Really?? This is what you think someone would ENJOY getting as a gift? I hope it was plain ignorance, and not willful malice behind it. The boy who got it was incredibly gracious about it though.

I made one of the girls go out in the hall with the leftover cookies to get rid of them. I think they lasted 8 seconds out there. Just as long as they weren't in MY room anymore!

Now, onto the exercise portion of my day. I said I was going to bike after shredding today, and YES I DID. Yeahh! Ok, it was only 11 minutes, but it's a start! The problem was my knees. They are getting sore. :( I was walking up the stairs today and they started to ache. Boooo! I tried to take it easy on them whilst shredding by not going down so far down in the lunges. On the bike, they ached too. ARGH. It would KILL me to not be able to finish my 30 frickin days!

Speaking of the Shred...my co-worker came up to me today and said she couldn't find the DVD at the mall, and when she asked about it, the clerk said, "Why is everyone asking for that lately?" Hee hee! I'd like to take some credit for that one! Now about that stock option...

So I am still planning on trying to up my weight loss for my b-day. It's funny how many people are looking at me like I'm a bit nuts when I say I want to lose 15 more lbs. One friend was like, 170 is good, you should stop there. Um. No. :P Another friend expressed concern that 160 would be too thin! Hahaha! That's pretty funny. Honestly, yes, I think 15 lbs will make a difference in my body, but I am so frickin tall that it really won't be a HUGE difference. My weight is fairly evenly distributed, and it seems to leave me in the same way- all over. Just wish more belly fat would go...NOW. That's my biggest body beef. I'm sure I'm not alone in that one!

I know my body is changing, though, I think largely because of the Shred. The husband was eyeing me earlier. I asked if I looked any different, and he said, "Yes, your face is skinny! And your legs look thinner, too." Nice, eh? Tomorrow I'll see what the measurements bring! I am also taking pics, which I will post at the end.

I know, you are a-tingle with anticipation. :)


karen@fitnessjourney said...

If your knees are really aching with your workouts, I'm wondering if you are stretching enough after your workouts. It sounds like you are doing exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the knee so that will help with knee pain. (I am a licensed massage therapist and I recommend to clients with knee pain that they hold their stretches for 20-30 seconds. Most group fitness classes that I've attended only have participants hold a stretch for about 5 seconds. Stretching is really helpful for knee pain. Hope that helps!)

Madame DeFarge said...

Can't wait to hear the outcome. Good luck!