Hmmm, March already. I must be getting old because I swear we just started this year last week. But, there’s no point in going backwards when there are so many good things to look forward to this year. Things like, achieving those dreams. Split and fit is what I’m going for.

With 91 days until vacation, the most awesome thing I could use right now is an accountabilibuddy. I’m going to work my tail off (well, hopefully not off, but maybe up) to really push through this round of P90X (back to the original) with doing Ab Ripper and following it with stretching. It’s likely that my writing will suffer because of this as there’s only so much time in the morning and I’m not getting up at 4:30. 5 is my early morning limit unless we’re flying out on some ass crack of dawn flight, which we’ve been known to do.

So yes, for the next 90 days, this is going to be focused around working out, getting that effing split, and vacation. I’ll try to keep it interesting for those who hang in there and still stop by on a daily basis. No measurements, no pictures unless I’m flat on the floor in that split, just me blathering on and you suffering through because you’re troopers! Way to go! Great work on  your part!

What’s on your agenda in this new week? I’m looking at pole class, Zumba, firing range, maybe more Zumba, and mostly looking forward to getting to the mountains on the weekend but never forgetting a shoutout to my dad who would have been 69 this year. Still miss ya, man! Go forward and spread good cheer even though it isn’t Christmas, k?

Soul Sellers

Welcome to the first Monday of 2014! The day in which NYRs really start. The day where we “really” start putting our best foot forward. The day in which I sell my soul. Yep, welcome to pseudo-management. But work, who wants to talk about that? Not me.

Up at 5 this morning, per the plan. First day of P90X3 went pretty well. To only be a half hour, I was surprised to have still broken a sweat. I don’t know what I was expecting. I mean, it is still a P90X product. Not as holy hell difficult as the first one, but hopefully I’ll still see results out of it. Followed that up with a little stretching for splits. I keep saying that I want to get these damned splits, but then I keep not stretching. 1 plus 1 does not equal splits here. But if I can stick with this plan for a while (and I should be able to), perhaps in a few months, I’ll be closer to getting there than I am now.

Right split Left split

There’s the starting point. Pretty much the same place it’s been forever. *sigh* Time to get flat. (but not ass and titties…ass and titties).

The morning routine will be deemed a success. 5am isn’t so much worse than 5:30, especially when my body says “hey, wake up!” anyway. More years, less sleep. The fun never ends.

Fun week ahead! The morning routine continues, Zumba on Tuesday and Thursday, FabPole on Wednesday. Snowboarding on Saturday. Good times.

Well, the time is rapidly approaching for me to go shake hands and sign for my soul on the dotted line. I can do this. I can do anything! Have a great day.

Sorry spiders

It must be spider season.  I’ve had to (yes, had to) kill two in the last day.  Now, I’m not complaining, because in the year and almost a half that we’ve been here, I’ve seen a total of 4 spiders in the house.  There were 2 last year at about this time, and now these two.  It would be one thing if you guys were maybe right by a door, but when one of you is in the kitchen (hot water down the drain) and one of you is right by where my head would be when I’m doing floorwork during P90X (shoe smash), you just gotta go.  What if it crawled into my hair?!?!  I might never find it, lol.

Last night I taught my second class at Boulder Spirals.  It was an absolute blast!  I’m getting comfy with being in front of the ladies and teaching and everyone is rockin’ receptive.  Of course, I still have things to work on as I’ll always have things to work on, but I feel like in another couple of months, I’ll just be crushing it.  Also, I’m bringing back leg warmers.  In the classes I’m teaching, we don’t really need that part of the leg for grip, so I’m wearing them.  I think a trip to American Eagle or some online shopping is in my near future.  I can’t help myself.  I like to be cute.  And that’s something that I NEVER thought I would say.

Oooh, yeah.  As a group, we’re working on getting that damned front split.  It’s good though, as it’ll make me want it more.  I’m a little competitive like that.  Stretching is in the goals.  Perhaps I get that split by Halloween.

Work is just so worky!  Crazy things are going on and they’re still just gonna get nuttier.  But, my replacement is picking up everything very quickly.  I was thinking I would come home today and put up the pole or maybe go do some boxing, but then I remember we have a work thing from 4-6.  Fun!  Beer!

Well, time to go.  Have a fantastic day, folks!

Going strong

I was just wondering if someone out there might do me a solid and add a couple more hours to the day.  In return, I promise to put them towards reaching my October goals.  I swear that I won’t use them for sleeping, Facebook, or Twitter.  Only for reading, stretching, or choreographing a class, be it Zumba or pole.  I’ll be waiting.  You can reply here.

It’s a good thing that I love my job because it gets crazier by the moment.  Yesterday, in combination with four meetings, I started training my replacement. Apparently, it wasn’t widely known that she was starting today.  Umm, oops?  I don’t think that it’s my responsibility to make those sorts of announcements.  Which is why I didn’t.  Surprise!

There are some other things in the works regarding the goings on at work, but they aren’t definite just yet.  Let’s just say that I may have more than originally thought, sooner than originally planned.  At least they like to keep me busy and they respect my fresh.  Any time that I have even an inkling of disappointment or disgust, I just remember where I was a mere two years ago and that makes me overwhelmingly happy to have what I have now as opposed to the nightmare I had then.  Pass the peanut butter.

About those October goals…..P90X is still going swimmingly (I just wanted to use that word).  Into week 2 now and feeling good.  I won’t lie, I was extremely sore over the weekend. Between doing legs and then a gazillion pull-ups, I was walking around looking like, oh, um, Frankenstein.  Oddly enough, the only thing that fixed me was getting back to the exercise on Monday.  (I know there’s scientific reason behind this, tyvm have a cookie.)

Day 4 of the month and I’m tackling 1/4 of my pole teaching goal.  I revamped my class structure to make it a little more up-tempo and a little bit more difficult in the stretching and conditioning.  “This is Level 2, people.  Come on!” ~ that’s my Tony Horton impression.  Since I’m poling today, I’ll get one of my stretch days in today.  I’d like to get a class in as well, where I do work on my skills, but that may not be in the cards for today.  I do still have to put together a playlist.  We’re either going 80s Hip-Hop and R&B or Hair Metal.  Bwahahahaha, my musical tastes are ridiculous.

Reading is going slowly because one of the books is just a difficult read. The writer writes like I do…too many damn words to say things.  At least I’m not as repetitive as she is though. I hope.  I will still finish the both before the end of the month.

Zumba, I hope to work on you this weekend.  But there’s housecleaning and yard work to be done also.  Why is it again that I can’t clone myself?

Alas, my time has run out for this brain dump.  Until later….

Hello, October!

I love the first day of the month.  Why?  It’s new contacts day.  Putting in brand new contacts feels like they just aren’t even there except that I can see.

First of the month is also a great time to make some goals.  New Year’s resolutions never work for me (or anyone else, probably), so I’m going to go with just some things I want to accomplish in October.

  •  Continue on with the P90X.  One week in and I’m going strong.  Strong and sore.
  • NaNoPlaMo – otherwise known as National Novel Planning Month.  I’ll be trying to head on back to Mrs. C’s eigth grade English class to outline the book I’ll be writing in November.
  • Zumba – I need to put together at least one class so I could sub in emergencies.
  • Teach/assist at least 4 classes
  • Read two books that have been sitting on my shelf.  Both start with ‘w’.
  • Stretch!  Try for 3 times a week.
  • Pole.  Home or studio, but at least 3 times a week.
  • No minds
This is  probably a ridiculous amount of things to try to accomplish in a month, but, as I was recently told and will paraphrase to fit here, I need to just do and stop thinking so much.  I’m off to do.