12.13.2009

wally world is wild...and a nsv.

Hey all,
I had a long and interesting day. I took the kids shopping at walmart.
I had to buy a few things, most especially for my nephew. I bought him two outfits and a toy.
I bought him some wooden blocks with the alphabet on them. It was fun to shop for a little one again.
I got home and got ready for the gym.
I did 45 minutes on Christian and burned 450 calories...my heart rate has been much lower on this machine than it used to be. I was clocking in at 120-123 bpm. Target fat burning zone.
I spent another 30 minutes on the dreadmill. I plodded out 1.5 miles at an average 3.0 mph and a 2.0 incline. I burned 151 calories...mostly because of some faster intervals I threw in.
I hate the treadmill.
I would rather walk outside or do the elliptical.
I don't know why, but with the elliptical you can feel the burn and the intervals are quicker and harder. I know I could run, but don't want to just yet...Right now I do arnold four days and christian and walking two days. I want four hard higher target heart rate zones and then two long, low and slow workouts. My next official weigh in is on December 18th. I really do wonder what I'll clock in at. It should be interesting.
I need some excitement.
Now I am going to write about a personal victory for me tonight.
This is not to trash my husband...but as we all know we all have our 'moods'.
His frequently occur just prior to departing for work. He is never together and demands everyone find everything.
This is usually fine, when Tom isn't knocking.
But he is....and I wasn't much in the mood to be condescended to.
(never end a sentence with a preposition.)
So, He can't find his tie, and he has to leave in five minutes.
I said, "oh, I think I know where your striped tie is..."
So I go to look for it..and he yells up..."For the last time (!!!???or what???!!!)...on Fridays and Saturdays, it's the striped tie, on Mondays and tuesdays it's the black tie.."
I look over the balconey...most of me wanted to just flip him the bird.
I just arched my eyebrow and said "Tim....I don't need know that...I'm not your mother."
You see, he is a full grown adult...fully capable of finding his own tie. Black or striped, I give a rats *ss.
I don't need to know what he needs to wear when, that is his issue.
He just looked at me. I stopped looking for his tie and started doing laundry and by happenstance found his tie.
I was proud of the way I handled that. Before I would have either gotten very angry at his "tone' or would have taken it upon myself to 'fix' his situation.
Why do we do that? By we I mean women. Men aren't children, and by treating them like they are, I don't think we are doing them any favors.
I know I don't want him thinking of me as his mother...or his doormat.
I relinquish the title to both effective immediately.
I am not going to watch t.v. anymore.
It doesn't do a thing for me. I will clean, do school, spend time with my family and blog...
But I really want to start drawing and painting again...to do that, I have to give up something...I think that something could be television. Most of it is crap anyway.
well, hope you all had a great day....
exercise 1 hr and 15 minutes.
Food-under 1500 calories.
Hugs,
Your slightly irritable blogger,
Chris

10 comments:

Miz said...

ok susie sunshine here :)
your drawing was my meditating and I DIDNT WANNA GIVE UP TV (yesIsaidit).

could you start slowly? would that even work with something like drawing? 10 minutes a day where youve stolen 2 minutes from 5 different things so you dont have to, say, stop watching THE SOUP? :)

just a thought as it worked for me.

MizFit

South Beach Steve said...

I am cautiously approaching your comment box today. :-)

I had to finally give TV up. There are too many other things in life that are more important to me, one of those being blogging right now. It's one of those decisions that most of us have to make at some point. I think Mizfit offered some good advice though. Perhaps you could steal a few minutes here and there to get started.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

With the exception of a couple of shows every week, I've given up tv-and don't really miss it. I prefer to blog and do projects around my home.

Your art is so much more important and you'll have something to show for your time. I think it's wonderful that you want to do something for yourself too.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I might've put the tie through the shredder before handing it over, but then I'm a trifle mean-spirited. I think I'm blame TOM, too...

Christine said...

LOL! Good job not making a noose for him out of that tie. I agree with you. Sometime you just have to rationally and calmly say, "I'm not your mother, you are a grown man, and there are other services I provide for you which should MORE than make up for me not being your mother or your doormat." Usually lightens the mood considerably. Usually it makes my husband laugh and apologize and grab my behind. Other times you just gotta shrug it off.

TV time is definately something low on the priorities for me too. You gotta budget. Great workout routine, you're a warrior! Keep pluggin'.

Melissa said...

I've given up TV to a point, other than a few shows here and there and honestly I do not miss it at all. Blogging, facebook (did I really admit that?), and cleaning and running have taken its place.

You are totally rocking the exercise. I am really looking forward to your weigh in.

Leslie said...

I NEED to give up t.v. With blogging, knitting and breathing, tv takes up too much of my time, and I know it keeps me from reading as much as I used to.

Good for quietly holding your ground in the interaction with hubby. Can be tough, especially if old patterns of communication are entrenched!

Staci Dombroski said...

I like Jack's comment! Loved the post, I know how those days feel :-)

Hanlie said...

We gave up TV over a year ago and it's been absolute bliss. We read, talk, sit outside, etc. Some nights we get a DVD and watch that, but that is only because we don't like going to the movies. I never want TV back in my life again (well except for the month of the Soccer World Cup)...

bbubblyb said...

Boy this post sure hit home, I feel like I'm always dressing my husband lol. Thanks for the smile even though you weren't really feeling smiley at the time lol. I'm moving on to the next post, I'm behind. Way to go on the exercise.