Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Getting down to business!

Whoofta! It's been a day. Not a bad one, just a busy one. First order of business! April over at April Showers is having a month full of giveaways! All of you should totally head over there and enter to win her amazing prizes. Actually you should just head over there anyway because she is hilarious and entertaining and has an adorable blog (she is a blog if you're in the market...*wink wink*). You can follow the link in this post or click either of the two cute buttons over on my sidebar and they will wisk you away. :)

Next order of business, I thought I'd try the Writer's Workshop hosted by Mama Kat. The theme I'm picking is: Tell us about that time at the playground when that thing happened.
I'm a clumsy kid, so there are a few things that have been noteworthy during playground time, lol. Like most kids I loved the swings. And also like most kids, my friends and I would swing as high as we could and then try to jump off. One particular day, I jumped off at the peak of my swing, landed perfectly....and left my back pocket attached to the swing. I had basically ripped my pants in two, which is totally awesome for a kinda shy and quiet 5th grader. Mortified, I wore my coat around my waist for the rest of the day since both my parents were at work. Second incident, it was winter. In Montana there tends to be a lot of ice in the winter, and the playground is no exception. We were running in from outside after recess was over, one of my friends gave me a shove, I slipped on the ice, fell, and cut my knee to the tendon. Fun times. Slap some gauze and medical tape over that...we're good to go. Left a knarly scar though, which I'm actually quite proud of lol. Last incident I feel is worth telling was my one and only attempt at trying to play football. I can't catch. In fact, as one of my friends so kindly pointed out I "have the catching ability of a post-it note." This is not to your advantage in football. So on this day, I missed the ball that was flying RIGHT AT MY HEAD, which proptly smacked me in the face, breaking my glasses in two. Yup. Dead center. I taped them back for the rest of the day nerd-style...really classy. I wish I could say I got more graceful as I grew up...unfortunately that is not the case. However, I do laugh at myself now instead of getting embarrassed, and I usually tend to be fairly entertaining in the process so bonus! :D

Alrighty, so I have to say that along with what seems to be half of the blogging community, I am torturing myself with this:

That's right ladies, the 30 Day Shred. Can I just say I did NOT realize how out of shape I really was until I tried to do this? Day one I made it through, but I was definitely jello. It felt good though, oddly enough. I'm on day three of doing it and actually even in the past two days (I skipped a couple...for Easter weekend...bad I know) I've noticed a difference. I'm still a puddle of sweat, but today I no longer had jello legs when I was done. Tired legs, yes. But I could still walk lol. I'm really excited about getting back into shape, so I'm trying to kick my own butt and keep up with this now that I have no holiday to use as an excuse. If any of you are doing this too, how far into the 30 days are you and how do you feel?

I also did some mad shopping today (I'm totally into retail therapy lately...which is not good for my checkbook) and I'll post pics of my cute finds later. Happy Hump Day everyone! I'm out! :)


The Blonde Duck said...

I may have to check out that DVD. I've heard good things about it!

Island Girl said...

WooHoo! Welcome to the Shred family! I, too, could tell a difference after just a couple of days! I take a day off a week and somedays I really just want to run instead, but it does get easier and you can really feel yourself getting stronger. My biggest difference is my arms - I have muscle lines now :) Super excited!

Good luck! and Keep us posted!

Small House said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by, it's nice to finally meet you. OKAY...I've been wanting to get this workout DVD. But I'm certain I'm more out of shape than you. Hmmmm....Makes me nervous. I hate being sore.

Have a great day.

Donella aka Lazy Housewife said...

Jillian scares me, even in video form. I think she'd make me cry like a pansy.

Loved your playground stories; I'm equally uncoordinated. Most of my accidents involved my two little brothers, though. They conspired against me.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I've been on my edge of my seat waiting to hear how the DVD was going. Man I so need to do it, ok girl next payday I'll have to buy a copy.

Man no pics of the shopping! You're killing me! LOL

The Stylish House said...

I OD on jelly beans and chocolate eggs last week, so need to be very, very good this one. Have a great day from a sits, sister.

Debbie said...

Hi! Stopped by from SITS.
I need to exercise but that is as close as I've gotten in awhile.