Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Went out to belatedly celebrate Mom's birthday at La Parilla. The Mema got to come along too. I explained to the waitress that it was mom's birthday but somehow it got lost in translation.

The birthday hat of fun landed on Mema's head. This made all of us happy! I got a picture of Mema in a sombrero, mom didn't have to wear the sombrero and announce that it was her birthday, and I think from her big smile it is evident that Mema just likes wearing a sombrero.

This also means that I had leftover mexican food for after work. Woot Woot!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Park Tavern

Was thinking tonight about what a great time Clay and I had at Park Tavern for our last weekend in Atlanta. Amazing that the weather was so nice in June, it was warm but not too hot.

Loved the skyline view!!

We had some delicious sushi!! I think I like to look at sushi almost as much as I like to eat it. The patio outside allows pets so there were several dogs at tables around us which kept me entertained, plus it is right next to the park so I got to watch all the doggies running around the park too.
I had a very tasty and delicious drink that was made with cucumber vodka. I think I liked Clay's even better which was a lemonade with elderberry liquor.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Goodbye Strep Throat

Last night was the first night back to work after being off and entire week thanks to strep/tonsillitis/oral abscess. It was a decent night, but I was so weak and drained of energy. I almost passed out a couple of times and had to keep sitting down (I usually am on my feet for the majority of my shift). I had been out of the gym and had not exercised in 2 weeks, YIKES! I had been too sick to do much of anything except for move from the bed to the couch and back.

I was still feeling run down after last night but I didn't want to wait too long to get back in the swing of things so I hit the gym with Joey today. 15 on the elliptical, 30 of abs with Joey, then 25 min walk. I couldn't even muster a little jog. That being said, I did feel better after exercising and certainly was glad I went. I bet I will sleep well tonight!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Poor Assessment

Hello from shameville. 1st assessment where I had not lost any weight or made any significant improvements. I have been working out with Joey for 5 months now and this was the pits because every other month he and I both have been impressed with my assessment results. The good news is: I did not GAIN any weight, I lost about 2 inches total between arms and waist, but all other measurements and weight stayed the same. I LOST strength in arms and legs *I have been doing cardio but slacking on weight training. I also just maintained my HR post 3 minute steps 160 bmp. My resting HR was 96, YOWZA. I am quite sure that this is just nerves because I knew the results were going to be crappy, because I had totally let myself punk out over the last month. So in honor of my new resolve so I can avoid the walk of shame next month I am posting a few workout photos today.