Everyone enjoying the Olympics? I have been, especially the figure skating, of course. :) I have to admit though, I'll be glad when it's over. This staying up until 11:00 pm every night is taking its toll. Not that 11:00 pm is extraordinarily late, but it is when one is getting up at 5:30 am to workout before work!
Yep, this night owl is trying to turn into a morning person. Working out after work just isn't practical for me. I don't like delaying supper and having to take a 2nd shower; plus most days I'm so drained of energy by the time I get home it's too easy to skip it. So, I'm getting the sweaty hard part done before work and my evenings are free to loaf as I want. I'm in my second week of doing the 5:30 am thing and amazingly enough, I'm sticking with it! It's really hard, but I'm a-doin it. Thankfully, one of our cats, Sisco, has become my 2nd alarm clock as around 5:15 he'll stand outside our closed bedroom door and start demanding breakfast.
Not that this is anything new for him....but now instead of it being annoying, I'm thankful for his help in waking up. :)
I can officially say I've lost 10 pounds, most of that since just Christmas. Now only 50 more to go! Oy....but it's getting easier. I'm finally in the right mindset. I can't wait until the weather starts getting warmer so I can expand my exercise options. I never thought I'd be saying something like that, lol!
The meal planning thing is coming along nicely too...I'm actually looking forward to trying new recipes, and my cravings for fast food - both for taste and for convenience sake - are beginning to diminish. The bad part is that I'm yearning to bake more and learn how to make more things from scratch, right at the same time I'm trying to lose weight. I'll need to find a good balance there so that no matter how much I bake, I'll look like this.....
....and not this.
For all you Ginger Rogers fans out there, don't forget that Ginger is the Star of the Month for March on TCM! The schedule is packed full of not only Fred and Ginger movies, but many of Ginger's more obscure, rarely seen early work. Huey aka VKMfan over at Gingerology keeps an ongoing Ginger schedule on his blog (thanks Huey!), so pop over there to see what's coming up, and try your hand at some Ginger trivia!
That's all for now, have a great weekend!