Sunday, January 11, 2009

Workout Clothes and Dates Don't Mix

I spent all my time tonight working on another background that I'm not thrilled with. Mostly I was adding the quote. I had cuter backgrounds, but couldn't get them to work properly after I added text. ?? So, now I have less time to post.

Interesting, Useless Fact:
We wash the kids' toothbrushes every time they use them (in the dishwasher). We also have tons of them, I am going to count them for you (there are 42 in the drawer plus 3 in the dishwasher from tonight = 45!).

I've noticed that the more I play the Wii Fit, the more likely I am to dress comfortably, knowing I'll work out later. You just can't properly yoga with jeans on. So my standard dress on an average day is yoga/workout pants, tee (could be short- or long-sleeved) and a matching jacket. Not so stylish, but my shirt, jacket, and shoes always coordinate! My newest Nikes are white with reddish pink. They are cool-if I wear red, they seem red, and if I wear pink, guess what? They look hot pink! They are magical. And they make me run faster!
If I am wearing all blue or something, sometimes I'll wear the next newest pair which have blue and pink. I can dig deep into the older ones for red, navy, or silver and baby blue. I am not a packrat, but I have a shoe purgatory. The newest ones serve me daily. The next oldest pair are backups, and maybe get to be worn once a month. The third pair are usually for work outside. The fourth are workers, like to clean the garage or do gross stuff, in case they must be trashed! The fourth are currently the lowest on the totem pole. I used to have piles in the garage that I would choose to work in, but it was too much! Now I've narrowed it down. If I get another pair, the oldest will go to Salvation Army. They are still nice, I promise. Especially since I don't do yard work but twice a year or so.

Do you notice that as you are married longer, your date-y places are a little less cool? We used to go to a restaurant, sometimes a club, go out with friends, go to the movies, go to other cities and go out on their town? Well, now we still travel, but when we pay a babysitter and go out ("real" date night) we go eat and go to a movie, sometimes go to church alone together. Then, if we have time in between those two or three, we go to Target, WM, Sam's, etc. When you pick up milk and dental floss, and get gas, is that still a date? Or have you taken a commercial break in the middle of your date? It just happens, you are still thinking about home when you're out!
It does help when we're out of town-but we still check out their Target and take back snacks to our hotel room! Maybe every couple is different. We just aren't partiers. We've taken in our share of cities and excitement...We just do better in our groove. What do you do when you date your spouse?

Just a sidenote: I'm currently enjoying Dale & Thomas Popcorn (Dark Chocolate Popsters). Just 12 of these are a serving! So, you have to have serious self-control. They are caramel covered mini popcorn balls (1 popcorn in the middle of each) thickly coated in dark chocolate. They should be criminal...But I'm in the few days before that time of the I have serious cravings and need chocolate to function! It's like my blood requires more caffeine and chocolate. There isn't an i.v. for it, so I choose junky chocolate food that when looked at in two weeks will make me want to throw up it's so rich. But now, I'm living it up! And, I just had a bowl of *new* Cinnamon Honeycomb! It's really good! The color is lacking-it's the color and looks of Cheerios, but looks fail it. It's cinnamon-y, crunchy, and you can still taste the honey. See why I need the Wii Fit and workout clothes? I enjoy my food!
Yes, I had a pretty healthy dinner (garlic and pepper-crusted pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, and brown beans) and drank a full bottle of water during workout to avoid the carb and chocolate desire. I'm even eating almonds and walnuts to fill me up. I'll get there..
Gimme a week, and all will be welll! : )


Gigi said...

Well...I just posted, but you changed the opening text, therefore I was in blog stratosphere and lost my comment.

I guess we were doing it at the same time.

Nice quote/text.

Holly said...

That's so funny! I almost called you at 11:30, but thought you might be in bed! : ) Guess not. I'm working on it a lot lately... Sorry.

Gigi said...

My heart is warm with the friends I make,

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay,

Here are (a few) St. Vincent Mallay quotes:

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell."

"My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!"

"God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart."

"I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year."

"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over."

"Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does."