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In Which I Ramble, A Lot

Two more days until I head out to Wisconsin to see my loveeee!  Hooray!  Although, in looking at my flight info, I see I’m not scheduled to land in DC until 11 pm on Sunday night.  Why do I always think that’s a good idea?  It never is, especially when I need to be in work at 7 am on Monday morning.  Sigh.

Yesterday during lunch I finally had the opportunity to take one of the fitness classes at the work gym.  I have missed spin class dearly since dropping my old gym for the one located across the street, and a 12:15 pm class worked for me yesterday.  Unfortunately, it sucked.  Big time.  The music was blah, the instructor was not good, and if I hadn’t cranked my resistance up where I knew it should be, it would have been the lamest workout of all time.

There were a lot of first timers in the class, so I can understand taking it easy, but at least throw out some alternatives for those of us who have taken a class before.  This instructor was all about hill climbs, but kept us in the saddle for all the tracks except one, I would like to work other muscles in my legs please!  She never specified hand positions on the bike, where your RPMs should be, and she was recommending the resistance between 1-6.  Uh, I kept mine between 11-19.  Extremely disappointing :(.  I think one of the other trainers teaches a class sometimes, so I’ll have to ask her when she’ll be teaching and check it out.

After work I headed home to again immerse myself in the world of daytime drinking, casual sex, and two packs a day.  Dre and I are somewhere near the end of Season 2 I believe, and dreading the day when we’re all caught up and have to wait for episodes to air in real time.  We have also decided that what they say is true, if you watch enough smoking on TV, sure enough you’ll want a cigarette.  It doesn’t help that both of us used to enjoy a cig with our booze either, sigh.  Thankfully there is no longer a 7 Eleven across the street.

Ok, now for some beauty tips, because I am clearly qualified to give them.  Or not, but whatever.  I’m a sucker for marketing, and having naturally curly hair that becomes unruly in the summer humidity, I’ve missed having it straight.  So, when I saw the commercials for the new 3-Day Straight from Frizz Ease I had to try it.  I haven’t tried to wear my hair straight since I was in Chicago in June, it’s that bad.  Also, trying to blow dry without air conditioning is torture in and of itself, but that’s a story for another day.

So, I showered, sprayed the crap throughout my wet hair, blew dry it, and then took my straightener to it.  I was super impressed with how straight and shiny it was right off the bat, but the real test came when we went outside.  It was 98 and humid on Sunday, and my hair stayed straight and smooth while walking around outside, after sleeping on it, and after my sweaty spin workout yesterday.  Granted I didn’t wet my whole head, but what did get wet from a combo of sweat/shower spray, stayed straight when I dried it, without a brush.  It’s in a pony tail today, because it’s looking a little greasy, but still super straight.  I totally recommend this shit to all my frizzy/curly haired ladies.  And no, I did not get compensated for this review, I just feel your pain.  Proof?  This was yesterday:

And then today:

Not too bad for $9.99.  I like it.  Yes, I am making weird faces, I dunno, that’s just how I look.  Also, my hair will only look like that for another 8 hours, as I’m getting it done tonight.  Pray for my head, who knows what I’ll do.

Heavy Lifting

Thanks for the great recipes yesterday guys!  It seems we all are excited for the start of summer bbq season.  So after discussing with my sister the nurse and our friend Google, we’ve come to the conclusion that I was probably suffering from sun poisoning and wasn’t actually hungover.  Which explains why my feelings of death lasted into Monday.  Good to know.

Last night I returned to the gym and did a 60 minute spin class followed by an upper body workout.  Spin was super hard, and my legs were burning by the end.  This instructor is a slave driver and wants you to keep your RPMs at 75 while on a 17 resistance.  Yeah that’s difficult, and we never drop below 11, I was jello after.  Upper body workout looked like this.

Dumbell Curls

Set 1: 12 x 15 lbs
Set 2: 12 x 15 lbs
Set 3: 12 x 15 lbs

Tricep Kickbacks

Set 1: 12 x 10 lbs
Set 2: 12 x 10 lbs
Set 3: 12 x 10 lbs

One Arm Dumbell Row

Set 1: 12 x 20 lbs (upped my weight!)
Set 2: 12 x 20 lbs
Set 3: 12 x 20 lbs

Bench Press, Dumbells, Inclined

Set 1: 12 x 15 lbs
Set 2: 12 x 15 lbs
Set 3: 12 x 15 lbs

Needless to say I was famished after my workout and headed home to sweat (literally, there’s no ac in my kitchen) over the stove and make dinner.  When I was at the store on Sunday, I picked up the ingredients for my favorite salad of all time and couldn’t wait to stuff it in my face.

That bowl is bigger than my head, btw.  About half a head of iceburg lettuce, half a tomato, ground beef, Mexican cheese, a scoop of sour cream, some crushed up tortilla chips, and fat free Katalina dressing. It was delicious, and not surprisingly, also what I’ll be eating for dinner for the next three nights :).  You people who use greek yogurt instead of sour cream, I don’t get you, there is no substitute.  Sorry. (I’m not really sorry)

Anyway, it’s Wednesday, which is nice especially since I get to leave early on Friday and have Monday off, yay.  I have my fitness assessment/orientation/tour of the new gym today after work.  I’m pretty pumped to be able to use it finally.  Hopefully it’s nice and the classes start soon.  Alright, I’m out, later biotches.

Annoying

First, to the douche that was beeping at me to change lanes, as I was trying to merge on from the exit this morning, S my D.  All you accomplished by honking your horn was make me wonder who was beeping, look around more to make sure I wasn’t going to hit anyone, therefore taking longer to merge.  You suck.

Second, it’s Thursday already?  Well hot damn, I can get behind that.  I think the roommates and I are going to see Bridesmaids tomorrow night, because despite lame looking previews I’ve heard it’s absolutely hilarious.  Apparently it also takes place in Milwaukee and I could use to see something fun taking place in Wisconsin.

Third, the spin instructor never showed up for spin last night and since I was already on the bike peddling for 15 minutes waiting, I decided to just grab my iPod and teach myself a class.  I was in “I want to take a spin class” mode and I knew if I tried anything else I just would have slogged through it.  I did 60 minutes listening to Adele, and I think I gave myself a better workout than the instructor typically does.  I’ll take it.  I wrapped up my workout with body weight squats, and plie squats with a 12lb medicine ball.

Somehow it managed to escape me this week, that my trip to Chicago is exactly a month away!  Granted I will actually need to do some work while I’m there, but I’m still excited to see the city in the warmer month of June.  March was nice, but still a tad cold.  I’m still trying to figure out a way to skip out of my conference a little early on Saturday and make it to Wrigley to see the Cubs play the Yankees.  Seems like sort of a once in a lifetime event that I don’t want to miss.  Stupid work getting in the way of fun things.

Alright, I actually have a shit ton of work to do this week, so I suppose I should get on that.  One more day until the weekend!