Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Fries Recipe

Mmmm, yes please!

Thursday, January 21, 2010





The pain today when I woke up was unbelievable. I couldn't bend my legs, couldn't even get comfortable while LYING DOWN!

I somehow got to work (very slowly - it took me an extra 10 minutes because I could only manage walking at a snail's pace). I mainly sat at my desk all morning and heaved and ho'd everytime I had to cross my legs, tie my shoe, get up to go to the bathroom.

And I was REALLY nervous about going to my second training session during lunch, because I didn't know if I'd be able to actually move at all. Funny - my trainer didn't care! He laughed it off and started me warming up with 200 crunches. When I realized I wasn't going to get any sympathy, I just bucked up and starting working. It was a great session and not only has the pain somewhat subsided just by moving my muscles, but I also feel energized and excited to get back to him next week.

Next session is a full week from today... I hope I can motivate myself (and remember whatever the heck we did) enough to keep it up until then!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So, I went to my first session with my new personal trainer last night. It was great! He gave me a full hour and we did old school stuff that I haven't done in years - sit ups, lunges, squats, push ups, etc. I forgot those things worked! I am so gloriously sore today.

I'm a little nervous about how to keep it up when I don't have him pushing me every step of the way. Unfortunately, it's too expensive to afford more than one 1/2 hour session each week.

If anyone is reading this who has worked with a personal trainer in this way before, please share your experience with me. I want to be reassured that I'm not wasting the money on a 1/2 hour per week workout!

Can't walk,
The VP

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yeah, baby!

I just ran for 16 minutes straight at 5.5!!! That was new! I wish I could say what was different this time, but I really can't. I was happy with a few great songs in a row on my playlist, maybe that was it?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bored to be Buff

Have another run planned this evening. I'm up to 3 minute intervals after 2 minutes of walking, for a total of 30 minutes. Once I ran 8 minutes in a row at a speed of 5.5 and haven't been able to do it since.

I keep doing it for the Runner's High, but God, I get so booooorrrrrrrrrrrrred most times.

Bored to be Buff,
The VP

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fat and Frumpy

Well, that last post was a crock. I still haven't worked out.............

At all...............

Since Saturday.

And I've been maintaining life on a diet of chips and candy for an entire week now. My legs were actually SWOLLEN last night from the salt and sugar. Sweatpants that literally fell off of me to the ground the last time I put them on actually fit like a glove last night. Scratch that - they were tight. I holed myself in bed at 6pm and ate until I fell asleep. What's with the self-sabotage? It had been awhile. I guess I thought I as cured.

I feel like mush. I started back on the right track today and am hoping to get to the gym tonight, but God, I'm defeated. By no one but myself :(

Fat and frumpy,
The VP

Monday, January 4, 2010

Candy Mask

Sooooo sorry for the lag, folks. I couldn't stop enjoying my week and 1/2 long vacation long enough to write!

So, running is going well. Dropped the speed down to 5.5 the other day and ran for 8 minutes straight. Epic for me! I also tried a yoga class. It wasn't too difficult to get through (besides ignoring the flighty language and dippy instructor while trying to concentrate on the moves) but I was so sore for the following two days, in a wonderful, wonderful way. I'll definitely try it again, though running is where it's at for me right now.

Went right back on the carbs at Christmas and ate, oh, I dunno... like 89 crackers and 7 dinner rolls. Did a little better during the week and then flubbed up at New Years again and ate soooooo much candy. I have to say, I don't feel heavier per say, but my skin is atrocious. It's enough to make me stick to fruits and veggies, nuts and beans all the time. The added sugar of the candy just put my complexion in a bad place, and my energy is shot from all the complex carbs.

So I want to take tonight off from the gym (I took yesterday off too so this is a risky game)
because I have to unpack, food shop, and set a serious facial mask of some sort to get rid of these pimples. So, I'll allow myself this, and will hit the gym every day for the rest of the week. Deal? Deal.

Happiest of New Years!
The VP

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