Sunday, October 30, 2011

First time in months

Recently, my friend asked me to keep her accountable for working out and this in turn, has motivated me to work out more.  It's been quite awhile since I've set foot in the gym, but I finally got back in yesterday.  The first thing I did was have my BMI and body fat measured, and let me tell you, it ain't good.  Let's just say, it's on the border between FAIR and POOR.  So, it's time to get back on track.  I've been Pinteresting lots of fitness tumblrs in an attempt to motivate myself and I think it's working!  Here's one from Healthy is the Way to Go.
That is pretty much my ideal body.  Especially the abs.  I've managed to get the shoulders and biceps in the past, but I could never get beyond the top row of abs.

This is what I did yesterday:
Leg extension- 3 sets of 15, 75 lbs.
Pec fly- 3 sets of 15, 30 lbs.
Abductor- 3 sets of 20, 55 lbs.
Adductor- 3 sets of 20, 70 lbs.
Leg press- 3 sets of 15, 90 lbs.
Heel press- 3 sets of 15, 90 lbs.
Bicep curls (dumbbells)- 3 sets of 15, 10 lbs. each arm
Shoulder flys- 3 sets of 15, 5 lbs. each arm
Chest press- 3 sets of 15, 45 lbs.
I tried to keep it pretty light since it was my first day back in awhile.  I'm slightly sore today, so I'll probably be worse tomorrow.  Plus, I went bowling for the first time in years today, so that probably won't help with the soreness.
And now I'm going to go make salads for lunch tomorrow (for myself and the husband) and go to bed so I can try to get up and ride my spin bike tomorrow before work!  Night everyone!

Monday, October 24, 2011

I am that person.

I'm perusing my email on my lunch, thinking about going to get a cherry coke from the vending machine because I forgot to bring a drink when I saw this ad in a sidebar on my email.
So, I of course clicked on it, because who doesn't want to look like that?  (And clicking on it will make me magically look like that!)  It took me to Smartwater's Facebook page.  Where I found a funny video, which of course made me want to drink Smartwater even more!
Unfortunately, the vending machines at my work don't have Smartwater (or anything even remotely healthy) so it looks like I'll be drinking that cherry coke with my Amy's organic burrito for lunch!  But, I will grab some Smartwater later, just in case it does work!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I want to move to Brooklyn

It's not new that I've wanted to move to NYC for years.  As I get older the dream gets less and less likely and the fact that we now own a house we'd need to sell or rent to move doesn't help either.  Last night, my husband mentioned moving to NYC again and of course that got me daydreaming.  I did a search for Brooklyn apartments and came across The Brooklyner and decided I need to live there.  Never mind that the rent is like 3 times the cost of my mortgage.

Rooftop deck

A little tiny, but I think I can deal.

Living room



Um, I could definitely write a book from that desk with that view.

Who needs a gym membership when there's a gym in your building?

Perfect tan, here I come!

Isn't it amazing?  Seriously, I don't think I'd ever move if I lived here.  Now I just need to find a job in NYC where I make about 5 times what I currently make so I can afford it.  A girl can dream.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Nikon 1

Can I have this please?

Thank you.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Philip DeFranco Show

Yesterday, I updated my Iphone and Ipad to IOS5 and so today I was trying to watch Gossip Girl with Apple TV Airplay.  Apparently, Gossip Girl is not online to watch, which is annoying.  But after trying to search for it on YouTube, I came across a video of sxephil in The Philip DeFranco Show and I gotta say, I'm in love!  Yes, I know I'm married, but whatev, I love him (I also love mini apples, so don't get too excited).  He's cute, smart, funny.  I've only watched like three videos so far, but I subscribed to his show.  And here's one of his videos.  It combines my love for him and Steve Jobs and my desire to not do something I hate for the rest of my life!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Maybe We'll Just Move Away

I've talked about it a little on here, but not too much.  I'm never sure how personal to get on this blog, but whatever, here goes!  My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now and it just hasn't quite worked out for us yet.  I've basically been told by my midwife that I have 3 more months of trying (really 2 at this point) and if I don't get pregnant it's time to see a fertility specialist!  It's funny, you spend all this time trying not to get pregnant and then when you want to, it just doesn't work.  I'm not sure I can really handle this for all the years it might take.
Today,  I was reading an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about a couple who sold all their belongings and is planning to travel abroad for a year.  And I told my husband that if we don't get pregnant in the next few months we should sell our house (and everything else) and just move away.  I mean, at that point it'll be getting closer to two years of trying with little success and a lot of heart break, so maybe it'll be time to switch gears?  Neither one of us is in love with our jobs and our house is nice, but it's not our dream house.  Moving away and traveling would not be a bad thing.  It would definitely take our minds off of baby making.  The only thing that would be an issue is being away from family but we're only talking about a year.  I guess we'll see what the next few months bring!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Two Year Anniversary!

Today is my two year wedding anniversary!  Here are some photos from the day...

All photos by Alyssa Maloof.