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Bread Baskets? Definitely a Trouble Zone.

28 Feb

This blog is supposed to be about my life but I have noticed that there is one big sub-category missing from my recent postings: weight loss. There’s a reason for this and that reason is that I have sucked at it lately. I have been eating whatever, working out extremely sporadically and just not made much of an effort at all. Today though I did an awesome job food-wise (until dinner) and tried a new workout, so for now at least the weight loss blog is in effect.

This evening my workout buddy (henceforth known as C) and I did Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones Having done the 30 Day Shred, this was our second foray into the world of Jillian Michaels and I must say, she did not disappoint. While the Shred is more of a quick cardio based circuit workout, NMTZ is a longer more weights based circuit workout.

NMTZ is seven six minute circuits aimed at every “trouble zone” (think thighs, upper arms, butt, tummy.) In true Jillian fashion she keeps you moving the whole time and sometimes makes you want to punch her in the face. During the workout I could feel that my heart rate was increased and I was extremely sweaty when we finished. Overall, this is a good workout and a nice bang for the under an hour sweat buck.

In other news, I was standing by the door talking to C and I hear six legs running down the hall. Randall and Titan came bounding into the entryway all excitement, wagging tails (Randall, obviously) and big smiles. We have been waiting on some good work news for Randall and he got the call tonight that the project and client came through. This is a big feather in his cap and I am very proud. We shared a big excited hug (in which Randall picked me up off the ground; I’m not tiny, so this gives him one more mark toward the BAMF tally) while Titan ran around thwacking things with his tail, which is his preferred method of celebration.

Since I am a) a fat kid and b) from a family that rewards with food I suggested we celebrate with a dinner out. Not wanting to break the bank we hit up Carraba’s and I promptly blew past my calorie allotment with bread, Chicken Bryan and perfectly garlicked mashed potatoes. Totally worth it.

So for today, it’s a Thankful Tuesday. Thankful for Randall getting good work news, thankful for amazing goat cheese enhanced chicken and thankful to JM for kicking my ass.