Random thoughts of an upbeat mind

It’s that time again

New TV season!!

There are so many new shows and so little time. :(

Since I don’t have all day to watch TV we have tried to narrow down the list.

First up is Gotham.

Gotham (2014) Poster (Source)

Princess has been on the look out for this show for quite some time.  Even if I wanted to not watch it that is not an option.  My girl even got ready for bed early so there would be no reason not to watch it tonight.

Next up is Forever.

Forever (2014) Poster (Source)

I’m not sure about this one, but I’ll watch a couple of episodes before I make my final decision.

Another Princess pick is Flash.

The Flash (2014) Poster (Source)

Can you tell who is a complete Marvel Comic fanatic??

Lastly one just for me

How to Get Away with Murder (2014) Poster (Source)

Because I need more ideas. ;) LOL


Almost failed before I started

I am sore.  But that’s not why I almost failed.

Yesterday when I got up I changed my alarm to an hour later so that when I got in the shower I wouldn’t day-dream the time away.

Guess who didn’t remember to change it back?

I woke up this morning just before 7.  Not really enough time to get a workout in.  So I rolled over and went back to bed.

I was very disappointed.  Even more so when I remembered that I had to run some errands after work so it was unlikely that I would work out then either.

But I managed to surprise myself.

30 Day sculpt

I pulled out this “light” workout and got my 20 minutes in for today.


Yes, I have set my alarm for the proper time for tomorrow.

Off to bed with me so I may get up and work out bright and early.

Just do it

Nike has it right. 
I am starting to feel sluggish.  I stepped on the scale recently to confirm a slight increase in weight.  It could be “water weight” but it’s still additional pounds I do not want.
I read Theodora’s account of becoming someone who works out in the morning and decided I really didn’t have a great excuse not to join her.  So last night I set my alarm 30 minutes earlier and said “let me just do it.”
The alarm went off this morning and I would be lying if I told you I jumped out of bed like a bunny rabbit and went to work out.  I pressed snooze and then crawled back into bed.  Thing is in my head I was thinking “you don’t feel tired, so what excuse are you going to use today?”  Yes sometimes I talk to myself in 3rd person.
Anyhoo … I could not come up with any real reason to stop me from working out.  I even bargained with myself by offering up 30 Day Shred as a “quick” 20 minutes and I didn’t have to follow the advance workout; I could play beginner. LOL
I was out of bed and ready to work out within 10 minutes of the alarm going off.  I was mighty impressed with myself.
At the end of it I was a hot sweaty mess but so glad that the workout monkey was off my back. 
I am feeling a little sore ALREADY!?!
The true test will be tomorrow morning.  Hopefully this starts a brand new routine. Especially since winter is coming and I have a very hard time getting up when it’s dark outside.

Sunday musings

It’s 3:45 pm and all I have eaten is a yogurt and a cup of coffee. :(  I need to get it together better on the weekends.  As this is the norm.

So far though I have been very productive.  All the laundry is done. Yeah!! :) I’ve pulled out pork chops for dinner.  The kitchen is on its way to being tidy.  The apartment has been dusted and vacuumed.  I’d like to say it’s all me but well we all know how I love to “delegate”.

I am back to tackling the box of CDs again. LOL  I really need to get this done.

Procrastination really should be my middle name.

The elevator is still out of service and expected to be so until next Friday.  Granted they said that it was to be available last Friday so I am not holding out hope right now.  It is okay as I still haven’t really looked at furniture.

I want to trim my hair today.  Random I know, but it’s overdue.

The weather has really turning chilly which means time to pick up my crocheting again.  I have an afghan on the go that I stopped because I got to a part that was not coming together easily.  Time to knock that out of the park and move on.

I went to the eye doctor yesterday and my prescription is the same as it was 2 years ago. :)  I am always concerned about going blind.  My kids’ eyes are worst. :(  My Aunt says it is due to the frequent looking at computers and their iTouches.

I still have to meal plan for the week and finish up the kitchen.  And then it will be time to sit on the couch and take up space.



A very lazy weekend

I got out of bed yesterday after noon.  I haven’t done that in a really long time.  I only moved from my bed to the couch where I spent the rest of the day reading and napping.

My Grandfather's Blessings (Source)

I finally finished My Grandfather’s Blessings which I really enjoyed.  And no it was not from my bookshelf.  Reading down my house is not going so well.  I have managed to reduce the amount of magazines I have but actual books, not so much.  But I will get there eventually, just probably not this year. ;)

Since I did nothing yesterday today will be a bit busier with chores that never end.  Currently I am on my 4th load of laundry and once I press publish I will get up to tend to the bathrooms and figure out what we are eating this week.  I suppose someone should run the vacuum and dust as well.

I have one more week without an elevator.  Once it is back up and running I will start seriously thinking about living room furniture and removing some of the larger items in my house I no longer want/use.  I really want to do something with my space that makes it work better for us.

Alright, no more procrastinating, time to get this show on the road.

Every so often I wander around the Internet and find new books or videos and I think hey this looks interesting.  The books, I put on goodreads.com for future reference.  But the videos … if the library has them, I put them on hold.

Which brings me to my latest find.  I don’t even remember where I first found it, so I can’t even direct my misery in their direction.

Ballet Beautiful (Source)

15 minute workouts!?!  Sign me up.  However, I should have taken the “trainer to Natalie Portman in Black Swan” as a warning instead of an accomplishment.

The workout was “just” 15 minutes and I cried through ALL 15.  This #$%$%^ lady did 4 or 5 reps of 8 on each side.  ALL AT ONCE.  I was heavy breathing even as I cried.  It was a hot mess.  I hurt.  I hurt.

I did the whole body workout and I am hearing my muscles complaining talking.

I thought Jillian was tough, but I think this lady has her beat.  Pretending to be all nice and gentle then BAM!

I also have this one.  But I’m afraid.  I’m not sure I can handle it.

Ballet Beautiful 2 (Source)

Doesn’t she look all innocent and kind?

Eating out the freezer

Princess has thrown down a challenge.  Even though she’s been complaining that there is no food in the house, she is proposing that other than perishables we not buy anything else until September 15th.

This is completely doable as we have tonnes of meat and carbs in the freezer and pantry.  So other than produce & milk we really don’t need to buy anything.

So I am getting on board.

Tomorrow I am going to pick up milk, yogurt, cream, eggs, some fruits & veggies AND NOTHING ELSE!! LOL  I’m even taking Princess with me to make sure I stay focused.  Although I do want some kind of sugary treat be it ice cream or Popsicles.  Hopefully I can sneak it in the cart when she’s not looking. LOL




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