I went to bed around 10:30 last night but still didn’t get a good night’s sleep. The argument with my mother was weighing heavy on my mind. (We have since made up.) I was irritable with Jason because of it. It was too hot in our room and Murphy decided to sleep with us. We only have a double bed. Murphy is a 60 pound dog. Murphy is a 60 pound dog who likes to sleep on my side of the bed.
Okay, I’m done having a pity party.
I’m just stressed out about the wedding. I don’t know why. There is nothing in particular that I’m worried about. I just find myself arguing with one of my parents at any given moment and it takes a toll. Seriously, wedding planning for an out-of-town wedding when you have divorced parents is not exactly a walk in the park. I’ve cried in my office more times in the past few months than I care to admit. I feel like everyone has his or her ideas of what my perfect wedding is supposed to be like but no one listens to my ideas (or Jason’s). I just want it to be over and to get on with my life. Does that sound bad? There is so much emphasis on the wedding, not even so much on the ceremony, but on the party. The party lasts for 5 hours. My marriage lasts for the rest of my life and that seems to get lost in all of the chaos. The marriage is the important part, not the party. No one seems to remember that.
Oops, I continued the pity party. Let’s talk about something else.
Since I’m trying to kick the diet coke habit for the millionth time, I’ve been trying to find something to drink that’s low-calorie and doesn’t hurt my stomach. So far, there are only two things that I found and have since become mildly obsessed with:
But only the lemonade and orange flavors. The other flavors are kinda yuck. The orange one either tastes like Sunny Delight or Tang. I haven’t had either of those in probably 20 years so I can’t remember which it reminds me of. And, the best part is that since they are sweetened with Truvia and not aspartame or Splenda, they don’t seem to hurt the ol’ tum-tum. I wish I could just drink water, I’d save a lot of money, but sometimes I just like the taste of sweet drinks.
I got my workout in at lunch and was able to have time to make last night’s intended dinner, Greek Barley Salad with Feta, tonight.
Since I can’t follow a recipe to save my life, I made some substitutions. I didn’t have any garlic so I omitted it. I used several baby peppers for good color and I used goat cheese instead of feta because I had it on hand.
Jason turned up his nose when I told him that I was making barley for dinner, but then he said it was really good.
So, that lunch-time workout? I incorporated some of the iFitness Glute Definition workout and then added some extra ab moves:
Dumbell Calf Jump – 20 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
Machine Leg Press – 126 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
Dumbell Lunge – 25 lbs, 8 reps (each leg), 3 sets
Dumbell Front Squat – 25 lbs, 8 reps, 3 sets
Single Standing Calf Raise – 20 reps (each leg), 2 sets
Side Lunge – 10 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
In-out (I have no idea what this is really called, it’s the first AB Ripper X move) – 12 reps, 2 sets
Forward Bicyles – 12 reps, 2 sets
Backward Bicycles – 12 reps, 2 sets
V-ups (so f’n hard!!) – 8 reps, 2 sets
Reverse crunch – 12 reps, 2 sets
Bicycles – 12 reps (each side), 2 sets
Oblique Twist – 12 reps (each side), 2 sets
Do I have any techy readers? Do you know if I can run Snow Leopard on a PPC machine?