Friday, June 8, 2012

Almost Slipped

Special thanks to Jennxaz for texting me yesterday afternoon. Just knowing that she'd be checking in kept me motivated to get my work out in.  And get it in I did.  I did the 30 Day Shred again.  I gotta tell's a pretty tough workout for somebody who hasn't really worked out in so long.  It wasn't quite as intense as the day before as I was already sore and once I got into it, my muscles were SCREAMING at me to stop but I didn't. I pushed on, did it and felt really good about it.  That's 3 days in a row this lady's worked out and it feels good.  I'm thinking some water aerobics with the kiddos after work today...maybe some treading water and throwing the kids around.  I like the sound of that.
My after workout "glow" (it's so wrong that I think my hair looks better after sweating on it than first thing in the morning)

So I almost slipped yesterday.  I went to my favorite little gyro place for lunch.  I usually get the combo when it's on sale...a gyro with some hummus and a drink.  They don't have any regular iced tea so I usually treat myself to a raspberry iced tea from the fountain.  It's sweetened but no carbonation.  Well, that one was out of order so only soda left.  I filled my cup with Coke and stared at it.  "It's just one cup," I said to myself.  I didn't take a sip.  I figured I'd let the fizzle get knocked out of it on my way back to work.  I get back to my desk and took 2 sips and it was like the sweet heavenly nectar of the Gods!!!  And then an alarm went off in my head.  "Amanda Marie Johnson!!  What exactly do you think you're doing?  It's like giving 'just a little' smack to a crackhead and expecting it to be fine.  Is this cup of sugar (and let's face it...not much else) really worth the possible 3 days of pain you're going to be feeling for that carbonation?!?! I don't think it is."  So I threw the cup away...full.  I drank my water with my lunch and it was just fine.  Crisis averted.

The week is almost over and a crazy workweek it's been.  Next week's going to be even worse as Boss Lady is on vacation and I'm her back up.  Both of my partners are out today.  One gets back Monday but she's been out all week so she's got some catching up to do.  For some reason, Boss Lady's boss has been paying me some compliments lately so that's probably a good thing.  I'm also on call for System Assurance next week.  That's 24/7 that I've got to have a cell phone on me and handle any issues that come up.  I've never done this's a fairly new process for our group so I'm a little anxious about it.  My luck has been historically bad when my boss is out of the office and my having to handle crises as they come up.  I handle them fine but things always seem to blow up.  I don't know why but just adding in this 30 minutes of exercise after work has totally screwed up my housekeeping schedule.  Must find way to keep house clean and work out at same time.  That will be my goal for next week.  I'm doing a big clean this weekend and then hopefully will figure out how to maintain it without being exhausted next week.

This weekend will be fun.  Hubby's going to Vegas...quick turn and burn...he leaves tomorrow morning and gets back Sunday night.  I think I'll take the girls to the splash park again...they really liked that.  We'll probably do some swimming my parents' house.  And of course I have my bandster lunch tomorrow!  A little nervous meeting people in person...the whole awkward in social situations thing but I think it'll be a lot of fun.  I'm also catsitting which is just an odd thing since I don't really care for cats that much (I'm allergic and am just more of a dog person in general).  The hardest part about this is to remember to actually go feed the darn thing.  I'm trying to remember now how I got myself into this.

I picked up my Disney tickets yesterday.  So excited to actually be able to use them this year!  We're thinking October or near Christmas.  We shall see.

So there you have it.  The exciting life and times of MandaPanda in Candyland.  And without further ado, our Friday Funny:


Sarah said...

I think you should change the title from almost slipped to triumphed again! You are so strong. I cannot even begin to imagine saying no to something in my hand!

jennxaz said...

yeah I think you should change the title WarriorPrincess! You worked out, you dumped out a full coke!, your boss is COMPLEMENTING YOU---shut the front door! and you want to Frolic in the pool for more exercise....dang are doing AWESOME--pretty pic btw---you look good working out! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!!!!

Jeanette said...

That's so great that you didn't end up drinking that coke... shows what is really important to you :) :)

LDswims said...

I understand the hair thing. Washing my hair makes me feel better but it makes my hair look like crap! My hair is longer right now than it's been in over two decades and it's just weird to me. For two decades, I've had to take a shower first thing in the morning to fix bedhead and my uber-oiliness. But now, taking a shower first thing, well, hair is long now, so I'm no longer getting bedhead - and by bedhead, I mean hair flying every which way but none of it in a downward direction, and without bedhead, the only other reason for the shower first thing is the uber-oiliness. But it takes 12 hours for the oils to get redistributed from the scalp which means my hair is finally starting to calm down from being too clean when I'm going to bed. Anywho - for the first time in over two decades, I'm better off showering and shampooing before bed so that when I wake up those oils are finally starting to work. And working out just makes it that much better. This is just weird.

I'm totally running away with this comment. All that to say I get it. Yikes.

So proud of you on the coke! You are awesome!!!

chloes_countdown said...

fight the good fight, girl. You are worth it!!!

After workout glow looks sooooo good on you :)

Jen said...

girl, you look great after working out!! I look like a sweaty beast so I'm jealous!!!

Way to go on dumping out the coke, totally not worth it!!

SEe you tomorrow! Excited!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Holy Kryptonite, Batman! So glad you were so strong! In Awe!

Pen-Up Girl said...

You "don't really care for cats that much"? LOL...that is putting it very lightly, yes? ;)

Leigh C. said...

Great will power Amanda! You rock:-)

Anonymous said...

From one Coke Crack addict to another- great job.
I have taken to repeat the word 'danger, danger' to myself in the grocery store when I get near the soda aisle! I can't even look at a red coke can without almost feeling a physical pull. Do you think this will ever go away???