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....
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