I had no classroom classes today - so I just did some exercising. Walked on the treadmill (tried to kick it up a couple of notches, and between that and the new humidity in the building - I was one sweaty mess!), did my strength training, attempted a small amount of belly dancing (I don't really know anything that has utilized my grace and fluidity of movement quite like this!! I was a MESS!) and then cardio circuit in the pool (we used steps in the pool! Pretty cool). It is amazing how much more I can do in only 3 weeks! It is amazing what eating well, and moving your rear will do for you! Yesterday I have a couple of ladies commenting on how fast I can go on the eliptical machine - which is hysterical, because come on! We have all seen me move. Fast is not an adjective to describe it. I guess when you are so young, and pretty coordinated - you can do amazing things!! Did I tell you that one lady guessed I was 22?!!??!?! Hysterical. I love it. Bless her heart - I think her eyesight needs to be checked.
I have discovered two great things (I am certain there are more, but for now I am going to just list 2 that really stand out) about doing this blog.
- It has gotten people who rarely used their computers to use them almost daily! I have gotten so many comments from people who read regularly, and I didn't even know they checked their emails! They may have needed a small tutorial (shout out to my sister Wendy) to get started - but now they are on a roll!! Everyone is becoming so much more technologically advanced... it is fantastic!! Not to mention, I LOVE reading the comments! I feel like it is keeping me in touch with home, even though I have been away a long time.
- I have gotten emails, and comments, from people I have never met. Friends have forwarded the blog to friends, and so on - and I love that!! I always knew I wasn't alone in the battle of the bulge - but it is really nice hearing from other people who are finding some sort of motivation, understanding or just entertainment - reading about my experiences. I love that! I never would have thought that was possible when I started this thing. It is sort of amazing.
I also have a tip for people who love to eat salads, but haven't found a dressing they like that isn't a zillion calories. We use "Galeo's" Ceasar dressing down here. It tastes nothing like ceasar, but it is scrumptious! I have been told they sell it at Whole Foods - or you can order it online. It is low in sodium, and only 30 calories for 2 tablespoons. It is Miso based (whatever that means!) which is apparently some sort of delicious magic?
Well - that is all for now. Have a fantastic weekend everyone! I will be enjoying my last weekend here (I can't believe it is my last weekend already!) by laying low, and watching movies. First up? Love Actually (LOVE IT!!!)
Suggestions on how to better spend my time? I will entertain other options.... =)