Monday, February 7, 2011

But Whenever Monday Comes

Hello everyone. How was your weekend? Mine was okay. I got a few things done, Moved a bookcase into my room, cleared out a few things, put a couple of items on Freecycle, went out and blew a few bucks on nail polish at Big Lots. I got five bottles of polish and a nail art striper for six dollars. Man, I love a bargain. :D Willy Dog bought some cheese popcorn, a bag of stadium peanuts and a back scrubbing brush. We spent ten bucks, altogether.

It is a pretty day, today. Sunny and it is supposed to warm up a little, later on. I am beginning to feel the first tiny stirrings of Spring fever. Sunny, pretty days like this, this early make me crave warm days, gentle breezes, rich soil and flowers. Open windows, lighter clothes, fresh air and pollen. Allergies. Sneezing. Runny nose. Itchy eyes.

All of it totally worth it.

But, there is still some Winter to get through and I need to get out of my fantasy land and back to reality. Reality is that I am having a good morning. I had Willy Dog and Pookey bring my glider up from the walk in downstairs and I got on it (yay! I have lost enough weight to use my glider, again!) and did fifty minutes/two miles. I used my arms hard during my exercise and got an arm, shoulder and back workout while I worked my legs. I like using my glider because I can get my cardio on and not put so much stress on my hips and knees. My hips hurt less after using my glider than when I pound it out on the street. Boy, am I ever going to be sore. My arm and shoulder muscles are already beginning to ache and I can feel it in my back, too. It is a good ache and it means I worked hard, burned calories and am doing good things for my bod.

I had coffee, a Fage and an apple for brekkie. I'll do something full of protein for lunch. Probably a can of tuna and salad. And I might just trat myself to a glass of Crystal Light to go with it. I am not drinking mearly as much Crystal Light as I used to... It is water, water, everywhere for me. lol

Okay, I have to pee and I need a shower. I smell like a camel and my hair is manky, so...


  1. Enjoy your shower. I will be jumping in the tub soon. I'm glad you got your workout done. I have been wanting a glider but it just isn't in the budget right now. I will make do with my treadmill for now. I seriously need something to work my arms though. Have a good rest of the day, Erika. Hugs. :)

  2. That was an excellent workout, plus it sounds a lot better for your joints than the walking did. Is a workout this intense part of the Challenge or is it you? It sounds very healthy.

    I want to lose eight pounds, and am very lazy. You'll be my inspiration.

  3. I love how many calories the elliptical burns at work. Right now I can do 10 minutes and it hurts, then I jump on the treadmill.

  4. OHMEGAH! Your weight loss is going to be off the charts if you start using that glider daily! Sooo proud of you!

  5. Ummm, is that a GAZELLE glider??? Tony Little? Good for you!!! I want pictures. ;-)

    Polar's Mom

  6. Boy that last paragraph paints such a pretty picture! LOL So glad to hear you had a good weekend, Erika.

  7. Good morning and day 2 of Allan's challenge. Good for you fo that work out. I don't think I know what a glider is, like an elliptical? I have yet been able to do that thing. It takes cordination that I just must not have. Maybe later on.
    Good luck today with day 2. Take care and God Bless!!

  8. Looks like things are going well. Winter will come to a close soon.


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