So apparently it's my turn now to send this off to a few others. Five to be exact. Here are the rules:
Pass it along to 5 fellow super bloggers, and comment on their blog to let them know how lucky they are today!When you present your Super Blogger awards, link back to the super blogger who gave it to you.
Here are my pics, bear in mind that I have waaaaaay more than five but I'm tagging those that haven't been tagged yet as well (or at least not that I've seen):
1. Ben @ http://graized.blogspot.com/ This guy is heartfelt, honest, and has been a huge inspiration!
2. Blendergrl @ http://timetouncovertherealme.blogspot.com/ She's just adorable and has done so well. I love reading her blogs and love seeing the uber delish looking foods she whips up. She's like a modern betty crocker.
3. Dina @ http://sizewhatagain.blogspot.com/ If you haven't read her blogs, go now and do it! This girl is hilarious!
4. Wildfluffysheep @ http://infatuationwilleatyou.blogspot.com/ She's very much like me in this journey...lots of ups and downs and bipolar tendencies lol...it's all good though. I adore her blogs and her overall attitude!
5. Aimee @ http://aims41.blogspot.com/ I've just recently started reading her blog but already I love it.
Okay now give me a break, I don't know how to do the fancy linky thing so it just shows the title of the blog. Deal with it! :oP
Second for woohoo moments, I had entered a contest on JBe's blog http://exhotgirl.blogspot.com/ for a book, and I won. Seriously I've never won more than $5 on a scratch off ticket! And I love reading so...double woohoo!
Okay on to the restless. Lately I've been feeling very trapped. Trapped in my job, trapped in my marriage, trapped in my home. I want nothing more than to get the hell out of this city. Unfortunately due to finances this mama ain't goin no where. So yesterday I packed up my kidlet and took him to the cheap theatre to see Coraline. Excellent movie! Of course we indulged in theatre popcorn, yup, it's bad for you, but oh so delicious. Also a box of Reese's Pieces...shut up...it was worth it!
I woke up this morning and was still depressed and feeling utterly trapped. I told the hubby to take me to the mountains. He had to work today so that was a no go. We don't really have the funds for a trip to Jasper right now either. The gas and sustenance starts to add up. So...packed up the kidlet again and spent the afternoon at the zoo. We got there about 12:30 and stayed til closing (4 pm). We only took a couple breaks for some munchies but otherwise walked the entire time. Now, the Edmonton zoo is tiny. Microscopic even. We went to see the sea lions twice (my favorite). Seriously you could tour this entire zoo in like an hour. We drug it out big time, but it was fun, so very worth it. The only crappy thing was that it started raining close to closing time.
I'm feeling pretty good right now so hopefully when I wake up tomorrow and know that hubby'll be working all day it'll be ok. I think it's supposed to be raining for the rest of the week too...so maybe that will force me to get the damned housework done. It's never ending. I'm really getting sick of the day to day grind. The never ending pile of dishes and laundry. The floors that never stay clean. The carpets that take about 20 seconds to be covered in cat fur again.
As far as diet/exercise go. Well food has been...ok? I don't know. I try very very hard to stay within points and had been doing so well not eating after 8 pm then I started working out and find myself soooo hungry at night. So hungry all the time! I'm trying to make better choices too when I do eat but, being a woman, TOM is making a visit next week so this week is good ol' PMS. Craving junk like mad and finding zero will power to say no to it. I've been shredding again this week. Bumped it up to level two and have been sweating buckets...it's disgusting but is sooo cool. Well it was anyway, til yesterday. I think I may have bumped to level two just a little too soon. Things were going great yesterday with the Tonester until after the movie. Went out for a smoke, talked to hubby, hung up the phone, felt like I was dying from the inside out. Seriously. I didn't know muscle pain could ever be that bad. I toughed it out for a bit so Tony and I could play some games but ended up having to leave. I felt soooo bad. I know he wanted to race some more on that stupid Daytona game and I would have loved too, but it hurt so bad I was starting to see double. So hobble to the bus and get home then the pain starts to ease a little. I finally realized it was my muscles...not my abdomen exploding and killing me slowly.
The pain has eased quite a bit but is still very much there. I decided to ease up a bit, incorporate Carmen back into my workouts along with Jillian, and maybe keep it at four days a week instead of five. Or doing something extremely low intensity like yoga on Wednesdays instead of something hardcore. I've never hurt like this before, and I don't ever want to again. It wasn't sweet workout pain, it actually crossed my mind that maybe my appendix had burst and was leaking toxins into my body...had thought maybe I should go to the hospital.
So anyway, today I walked for a couple hours. Not all brisk and shit, just leisure, but it was good. Maybe I'll get a workout in tonight before bed, but I doubt it. Tomorrow morning though, I've got a date with Carmen!