Monday, August 24, 2009

Wii Fit, more like Wii Monster

Oh. My. God. I woke up this morning so freaking sore. I can not believe that one 30-minute session on the wii fit has made me this sore. It is ridiculous. But I am getting back on the horse and either going for a walk tonight or dragging the ol' Wii Fit to confront my sore legs again. Yay me!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day 1 of my new life

So this morning I was able to sleep in until 10 AM! Wow! That is the latest I think I have slept in the last 2 1/2 years. It was amazing. And then like I I am officially turning over a new healthy leaf. So I got up, made the peanut butter brownie truffle (what it was for my family get-together, and I didn't even lick the bowl. I did however lick the beater) and worked out hardcore on the Wii Fit. Good lord I am out of shape. I was dripping sweat after running the 3 minutes for the solo run. Disgusting! I hate running as it is, but running on the Wii Fit and sweating? Ridiculous! Oh is a start! I worked out for 30 minutes on the wii fit and then got ready for the family function I am going to today. It has been a good start! Yay Me!

I wish we had a bigger house

As I am sitting here at 12:12 AM typing this I am waiting to take a shower to wash the stink of dirty bar and stale cigarettes. Unfortunately my hubby wanted to do the same so I am waiting since we only have one bathroom. Just adding an extra bathroom would make me happy. How do I put that on my Christmas list...Dear Santa Claus...please leave me an extra shower for the occasional times this happens. I've been a good girl all year. I promise *with fingers crossed behind back*. Thanks! Love, Kendra.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

T-minus 10 months

10 months until my brother's wedding. 10 months until I have to look gorgeous in a bridesmaid's dress (but not more than the bride of course!). 10 months until I am done being fed up with what I look like in pictures, the mirror, etc. Starting tomorrow I am Wii-fitting it up, eating healthier and getting on an exercise routine that will work for me. I am waiting until tomorrow because I am going out tonight, not because I'm a procrastinator. Ok, well maybe a little! Anyways...I am starting another spin class mid-September where I will go twice a week for 30 minutes. So that will only leave me 3-5 days that I need to fill with other sorts of exercises. I am going to take more walks since fall is swiftly approaching. I will get my money's worth from the Wii Fit. And I will not use the excuse of being too tired to not work out. This is where my bloggy friends come in! I want your feedback and I want your support! I know there are many others of you out there that want to exercise more. Not just to lose weight, but just to feel better about yourselves. Tell me what you do to accomplish those goals. Tell me what sort of exercise programs or videos, or whatever you are doing. And keep my lazy behind motivated! If I see other people are meeting their goals it will make me want to work even harder! My goal for the next week is to work out 4 days next week. I just want to get going and that is the goal I am setting for myself! To you and to me...GOOD LUCK! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spin Cycle: Books for everyone

This weeks spin cycle is about books. Our favorite books, books we read, etc. I really don't have a favorite book or type of books. I like a little bit of everything. I think at this point of my life my favorite types of books are memoirs. I have read Jen Lancaster's books (I need to check out her newest one...Pretty in Plaid) and loved them. She is me, except much richer and has a better job! But I love her snarky ways, how she fits with her husband and just pretty much everything about her that she writes. I wish I lived where she was touring so I could stalk her! :) I also have read Lewis Black's memoir, again bitingly funny. I wish I had their ability to articulate how I felt most of the time! My blog is pretty lame if I do say so myself and as much as I think I'm witty, I am no writer!

Back to books though...I recently read 2 books in a trilogy by Kay Hooper. They are part of the Blood series...books about psychics in the FBI. I have written about them before so I won't go into it again, but check them out! Great books!

I also got hooked on the Harry Potter books. I started reading them in high school when they first came out. One of my Christmas presents a few years back were the books in hardback (ok, more like 7 or 8 years ago, but who's counting?). I'm a nerd. I was pretty excited about that! Also, since probably book 4 I have either been at the opening of the book store (before they had the midnight opening) or at the stores for their midnight sales and got the books! I will say, I did not participate in any of the shenanigans that were going on though. Those were for the small children I had to push out of the way to get my hands on a copy! And I won't deny having my husband wake up in the middle of the night and see me, clutching my Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and my book light sobbing because of the end of the book. Don't judge me!

And finally, I am a chick lit fanatic! I love all things chick lit! I like the light, fluffy reading material that I can finish in 24 hours. I also like the good (ususally) story lines that then lead to a good roll in the hay in the books. Because honestly...that doesn't happen in real life. As much as I wished it did real life does not usually have the sugary-sweet ending that most of these books do. But it is nice to transport myself in a world that usually has a happy ending!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Corner office please

It's days like today I wish I had an office. I am holed up in a small bank branch located inside a grocery store. Space is limited to say the least. Today was my first day back from vacation and I just holed up in the back room, wedged in between the cash and coin vaults and stared at the computer almost all day. My vacation was great but it also felt nice to get back to work. Not having an extremely emotional 2-year-old was nice, but today I got to deal with extremely emotional 20-somethings. Sometimes I wonder which is the better choice. At least my son really doesn't understand how to behave 100% of the time. But back to my hole...I had to deal with all of the drama that happened in the 9 days I was gone since somebody still feels the need to be on maternity leave! I had to figure out schedules, put away the supplies that had been delivered last week that no one felt the need to put away, ditto with the travelers checks that were received. (I one does anything around there unless I specifically tell them too. It's kind of annoying...again, going back to the which is better, 2 or 20 year old.) Listen to people complain about their schedules that haven't even been made...I'm pretty sure no one bothers to see that I'm working a 7:30-8. Yeah, an 11.75 hour day. Pretty fabulous. Gotta love those! I'll just complain to you guys! You are my refuge away from work! those people...I'll continue to call them that. One person said they missed me, but just a little bit. I definitely did respond to her and said that I only kind of missed them. I get no respect I tell ya! Well that was my Monday. I don't really have much going on the rest of the week. I will be posting some pictures from my vacation so you can be jealous of all the fun times I had! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Missing in action...not the crazy pop singer. Sorry I've been MIA this week. Vacation has been fun yet crazy at the same time. And today I am semi-celebrating my 5th weddding anniversary. (only semi-celebrating because we are going out to dinner tomorrow!) 5 years ago today I married the love of my life. Even though we argue, scream, punch (no, I'm just kidding, just punch! ;) ] I still can't wait to come home and talk to him at the end of my day. I'm still glad that he gives me butterflies in my stomach when I've had a crappy day. And I'm definitely glad we're great in the sack. I'm just kidding mom. We don't have sex. It was totally an immaculate conception! :)'s to 5 years of a great thing and about 45 more to come. I'm saying 45 because I really don't want to live past 70. Too many tubes, surgeries, weird ailments...more on that on a different day! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

I don't think I should have done that

Do you ever do things that you probably know you shouldn't have done but you did it anyways? Yeah, I did that today at work. Well, I wasn't even at work but I had someone do something for me under my name and I hope it doesn't come back to bite me. I kind of just want to go back in time with a rewind button and fix it. Oh well...stuff happens. What can you do?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

If I could live in a different time...

I went to music theater last night and saw the Drowsy Chaperone. It is a new(ish) play that originated in Canada and then moved to Broadway. It is very funny and I think everyone should see it! is about an older gentleman who is alone and has the blues so he busts out an old record and it transports him back in time to the 1920s where he is seeing the whole tale take place in his living room. It made me think about if I could have lived in a different time when would it be.
I think living in the 1920s would have been fabulous because they had electricity but it was a more relaxed time period (I think!). They also had fabulous clothes and just the way people behaved (you know, I'm just basing this off of what I have read about in books and seen in movies...real educated!). I also think the 60s would have been great. Free love, peace, awesome music. Yeah...also the 60s had a time where there were actually politicians that believed in what they were saying. Just seeing how people reacted to Martin Luther King, RFK and JFK...their speeches, their deaths...just amazing how you could see them and felt like there was something to believe in. I wish we had that now. No one screams to me, hey listen to me...I'm saying something important. Yeah, not so much. Anyways...I was going to do a murder-mystery dinner thing for my birthday, which sadly passed 2 months ago but I think I am really going to do it soon and I will probably get a story based out of one of those 2 eras so I can dress up and pretend for the night that I am living there! I'm a nerd...whatever!