6.23.2015

What I've Been Up To

Recently I've been...

Working out almost every day.  I have never, ever been a work out every day kind of girl so this is a crazy thing for me.  Friday is my rest day but six days a week I either work out at home, go to the gym or power walk.  I am currently in week 12 (out of 12) of The Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines.  The workouts are killer and I can't believe that I am almost done with the whole thing.  Stay tuned for my beach body reveal on Instagram.  It's actually been a good thing having this time to myself to focus on getting these work outs in.  MJ is a very good and welcome distraction, but a distraction nonetheless.    
This is how I pack
Planning our vacation. That's the fun part where it becomes really, real that vacation is not just some abstract concept that you long for but something that you will actually be doing and experiencing in the near future.  I'm in charge of planning our itinerary and so far we are boating, biking, hiking and beaching.  I've got a few more things I need to pick up and I started packing over the weekend.  Not fun for me at all, but I made progress and then I decided to go bikini shopping at Target.  They are having BOGO 50% right now.  I found one, but it was brutal. Even after 11 weeks of steady exercise.  It's just a hard thing for me.

Seeing a lot of my friends.   There have been quite a few dinner/lunch dates over the last six weeks.  One of them was even a spur of the moment same day invite.  Normally I can't even wrap my head around that, but I was just chillin' at home by myself so why not?  I invited the girls over for a girls night.  I'm not fancy so neither was my party but there was wine, pizza, chips with salsa and other assorted easy bake appetizers and everyone had a great time. 

Hearing a strange noise coming from my car.   I didn't want to be the crazy lady who takes her car to the shop complaining of a strange noise only to have them not be able to recreate it and find nothing wrong.  I put it off for two weeks and finally got it taken care of over the weekend.  I recorded the sound on my phone and in doing so stumbled across other unnamed recordings from 2011 and 2013 of very similar car sounds.  MJ says I'm hard on brakes and he's right because every other year they need replacing.

Eating a lot of Subway.  I was really good at first with cooking a proper meal for the week on Sunday as I had gotten into the habit of doing, but then one week I just didn't want to do it and then that was it.  I cooked again this week, but I think there will still be Subway in  the near future.  I can get two meals out of $6.00.  It's quick, it's cheap, it's healthy, it works.

Watching a lot of movies.  When MJ is gone I push all the chick flicks languishing at the bottom of our Netflix queue to the top.  It's been three movies per weekend every weekend and I will be sharing them in a movie review post soon.  I've also gotten into Lifetime Movies again.  It all started with Cleveland Abduction.  Then, I'd see a preview for another one that looked good so I'd record it.  Then while watching that one I'd see another preview and so on and so forth.  They know how to get you.  Since then, I've seen The Secret Life of MarilynKidnapped: The Hanna Anderson Story,  The Wrong Girl, Double Daddy, I Killed My BFF and Perfect High premieres this weekend.  I browsed titles and they are so funny.  There is Girl He Met Online and Boy She Met Online just in case you want to see a different version where the boy is psycho.  More primo examples:  All the Good Ones are Married, The Last Trimester, Sorority Surrogate and Sexting in Suburbia.  For a while LMN movies were just a bit much for me to take but I'm liking them again.  All the ones I watched were really good until Adoption Gone Wrong with Will Farrell and Kristen Wiig.  Hilarious; and not because it was a comedy.  I expected so much more.  I'm sorry, but Will Farrell's bearded bookish character was totally unbelievable as the object of obsession and there were so many over dramatized to the point of ridiculous scenes.  The worst was the one where the camera zooms in on a pair of heels as they are attached to someone who is supposed to be going over a bridge.  So bad.

Missing my husband.  He's 9 hours ahead and his good morning is my good night so it's mostly been texting and facetime on the weekends if he has internet connection.  Six weeks is not forever and I've gotten used to this sort of thing, but I'm ready to have him back.  Netflix doesn't work.  All my iPhoto pics (that were so carefully recovered and sorted from being lost before) have disappeared, Amazon Echo won't work, the DVD player downstairs stopped playing DVD's, I can't figure out how to watch TV on the upstairs one in the loft, the app for our Thermostat isn't working and I don't like taking out the trash or watering the mini tree.  At least I haven't seen any spiders.  I could also use a good smooch and his awesome bear hugs.  It won't be long now.

What I have not done is watch a single episode of Orange is The New Black! I am lagging.  Between movies, reading and staying caught up on DVR I just haven't gotten around to it. This is not acceptable and needs to be remedied ASAP. 

11 comments :

Susannah said...

Good for you for working out so consistently! I'm trying to as well but it's HARD with a baby to be dealing with all day every day.

Lauren said...

Eh, OITNB was fine but not amazing, so it's okay that you waited! I think the Will Ferrell movie was supposed to be so bad it's good. I need to find it so I can DVR it!

Law_Fal said...

I wish I had the discipline to work out everyday. I'm sure you are looking even more amazing! Surprisingly I haven't watched OITNB either. I was so excited and then life happened and the thrill wore off!

Faith said...

I'm excited to see your beach body, lol. I need some motivation!!

Planning vacations are the best.

I've tried to get into Lifetime movies and I can never finish one, lol. They weird me out. As for OITNB, completely watched it all and I LOVED it! Such a great show. It really felt so human this time around.

Food, Booze, & Baggage said...

Very impressive working out everyday, wow!!! Glad the husband will be back soon. Goodness, six-weeks is a long time! I don't think P would survive if we had to be separated that long. I'm joking of course, but he would be a basket-case. He worries about me when I'm alone. Of course I tease him because I survived for pretty much 30 years on my own.

Amanda @ MyLifeIGuess.com said...

I could eat Subway every day, so don't be ashamed :)

Ashley R said...

Is it weird that I am so excited for your vacation? I can't wait to see/hear about it!

Ameena said...

I finally took the plunge and bought a new bathing suit this year. I debated so long and hard and finally went with one from Macy's. Usually I do the Target / Old Navy thing but this time I decided to splurge!

I hope you have the best vacation!!

Pegster said...

Welcome back, you have been busy I see. Wow, working out everyday, that is awesome, can't wait to see your body reveal.

Vacation is the best from planning to enjoying. Hope you have a great time and share with us when you get back😜

Catherine Gacad said...

i love subway! i just went to a 1st birthday party and my friend had it catered by subway. we were like, "subway is the best!"

Janna Renee said...

Look at you making spur of the moment plans! It's definitely Murphy's Law that everything happens when they are gone. But it's really good that you recorded the noise and pay attention to the noises that your car makes. You can avoid major damage by fixing problems when they first arise. Brakes aren't so bad, though.

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