28 November 2010

well ladies & gents...

I hobbled my way through 1.5 miles on the Punahou track yesterday afternoon... thanks to Marcus who kinda hounded/mentioned/encouraged that I need to start working out again (getting cardio up, and running/jogging).

Anyway. By lap 3 I was totally done for, lungs were burning. Lap 4 I wanted to quit, then finishing up lap 6 I took my headphones out cause I was trying to push it, man I sounded like I was going to die. I cannot imagine what all those other people who were on the track and had to listen to me breathe were thinking. Thankfully I finished, in 16:30. My goal (for early Feb) is 15:50. Not bad, shave off 50 sec or about 8 sec/lap. It'll take time, but prayerfully I can get there. I also need to work on pushups and situps, something I've been putting off because let's face it, it hurts my jaw and it hurts my back and my hip.

Now it's already the next day and I haven't posted this yet. I was considering doing some walk/jog with the kid this evening, but somehow that doesn't sound exciting (and yet laundry does :P) Hmm... I gotta beef up cardio...Wish my stupid Jillian Michaels DVD would get here.. hmmph

25 November 2010

Hmm...

Well I guess it's been a while hunh? It's funny, I don't really get any emails complaining about a lack of post, I just get monthly emails updating me with life, and then I try to respond back with an update on us.

Thanksgiving is today (but tomorrow to me, since I haven't gone to bed yet). I was dreading it because I'm not really sure what we were responsible for, other than hosting the location. Needless to say I was very cranky and anti-cooking... so I guess not *having* to cook anything was actually good, especially since I worked a swing shift tonight. But, after perusing the long overdue blogger dashboard, I saw mama heada's Pot Roast recipe, and BOY did it look like something I needed to do. And I asked Marcus if there was something he wanted, and he said ham. Random (to me at least), and slightly freaked me out, since he told me Tuesday night, and again, I worked 4pm-midnight on Wednesday, and people were coming over to our place around 10 on Thursday...

Thankfully my two meetings were cancelled today before work, so after my orthodontist appt, I headed to run some errands, including the commissary. Unfortunately by this point I was deliriously hungry (you know, the shakes, and the pit in your stomach, and so hungry you want to just eat canned food)... so I thought, "Hey, why not? Make a pot roast!" So I bought ingredients (good thing all I needed was cream of mushroom soup & meat, I had the french onion powdered soup at home). I also bought a brown sugar & honey ham (to be heated tomorrow), and some yams... just in case I changed my mind and wanted to make something for Thanksgiving...

Low & behold I found an amazingly delicious sounding recipe from eatingwell.com (a favorite of mine)... and instead of sweet potatoes I figured I'd use my yams.

So here I am, 0151 in the morning... waiting for the yams to be done so I can put them in the fridge (to be reheated after the ham in the morning), and excited that the pot roast recipe is a crockpot recipe. :D