Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gotta love him...

I have been working hard to make good on my intentions to be healthier this year. I have been trying to eat better. I have forced myself to visit the gym at least 5 times a week. But this takes time. And work has been crazy and uncooperative, so things get a little bit behind. Like today, we were running out of food around this house. Not just food. We could almost live without that. But I am talking coffee here. Coffee and creamer. Those are 2 things that are mandatory. Well, there are 3 things, actually. Coffee, creamer, and pet food. Everything else is trivial.

So, my husband got off work first, and made the grand gesture to do the grocery shopping. I LOVE him because that is one of those household chores that I dread. Loathe, even. I don't know why but I would prefer to scrub toilets or do mountains of laundry if it would get me out of the grocery shopping duty. He set off to shop, and I got the time to run by the gym after work. Yay! Everyone is happy, and life is good.

Until I got home and saw that he had bought....wait for it.....3 cakes!!! Not one, not 2, but 3! Seriously? His explanation was that he went to the store hungry. He picked up the first cake, and it got covered up on the bottom of the cart so that he forgot about it. And then he came to the Pepperidge Farm cakes in the freezer section and they were buy one, get one free. He couldn't resist. And there you have it. I am a woman on a quest for health, sitting here surrounded by 3 cakes.
(insert a heavy sigh of the soul right here: ).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gym Etiquette (a few pointers for the clueless)

1. Don't put anyone's life in danger trying to get a parking space close to the front door. I mean, seriously!! You are at the gym for a reason. Walking a few extra yards won't impede your progress in your quest for health. Plus, you will not have to go to jail for vehicular manslaughter.

2. If you walk into a room filled with elliptical machines (or treadmills, or bikes or whatever), and its basically empty except for 1 lone person (like me), please don't come set up shop right next to me. Please. I am begging you. The machines are close enough together that it feels like a violation of my personal space. And while I force myself to deal with that if I have to be there at peak times, and all the machines are taken....I specifically try really hard to get there during the off hours so I don't have to deal with someone else's sweat and hot breath all over me.

3. Also related to #2 (see above)...if you are insistent upon sweating right NEXT to me, please refrain from trying to carry on a conversation. I don't know you and I am out of breath and about to die. Conversing during heavy exercise just feels wrong. I need to conserve my breath to keep living. Also? My mp3 player died about halfway through my workout, but I kept the ear buds in just so you would think I was STILL listening to music and couldn't hear you.

4. The antiseptic spray and paper towels are there for a reason. When you finish, do not forget to sanitize everything that you sweated on. Its gross anytime of the year, but right now? Its flu season and we are all doing what we can to stay well.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Not Infallible

Apparently, my new favorite e-shop ModCloth is not entirely infallible. Behold! The Van Gogh Romper:

Seriously, no one over the age of say...5...could pull that off without looking stupid. What were they thinking???