Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Staying Accountable

So to follow up on yesterday's post:

I did walk on the treadmill again tonight.  I should probably start having some sort of time telling device near me though.  I say I was on there 30ish minutes but it was heavily interupted watching a 3 year old.  Although, I must have stayed at workout level the whole time because I was definitely sweating and my legs were kind of jelloy while I was stretching afterwards.  Also, when Karen came down, I was stretching and she said it was 8:45 and I had started shortly after 8.  I wish the trackers on her treadmill worked but oh well.  Toy Story will just have to work as my tracker/time telling device for now.  That movie is always the movie Corbin (the 3 year old) wants to watch and since he was with me downstairs, it is what I watched while walking. :)

Today was a good day at the shop.  I had two scheduled appointments and then a walk in made my day.  I love walk-ins!  I don't get many of them which is why I almost jump for joy when one comes my way.
There is no one my book for tomorow so I am going in at 1.  Maybe by the time I get there someone will want to come see me.  Here's hoping.

Also, following up on yesterday's spray tan.  Before my shower, I definitely felt and looked dirty, actually down right filthy, like I enjoyed rolling in dirt all day.  Don't get me wrong I love dirt but I hate looking like a scuz bucket on purpose for 8 hours.  You're supposed to wait 6-8 hours before getting wet in any way, sweat, rain, shower, anything.  I waited 7 hourse before walking and then by the time I took a shower it had been 8 hours.  Everything is all well now.  No more scuzzy Rachel and the pray tan  looks very natural.  That is if becoming 5 shades darker over night is natural.   :)

I think it's time to read and then zonk out.  Sleep has not been nice to me as of late.  Hopefully tonight will net me more than 4 hours.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Things

I received my first spray tan today.  As step one to learning to give spray tans I made an appointment with Trish to spray me so I could get the run down on some do's & don'ts.  I also watched her in the mirror so I could see what she was doing without ruining my spray (of course!).  It was definitely very interesting and I am more than positive I will have no problems spraying someone else as soon as I get the spray pattern and tempo down. 

The second new thing was I walked on the treadmill today for almost 30 minutes.  Although I have been on a treadmill before, today is day one of doing it everyday.  I even jogged for a little bit.  I do mean a little bit though, it was one time for less than a minute.  I have been saying I want to lose weight but have never done anything about it.  Recently I went to cheer Jen on in her 1st 5K race.  I am so proud of her for finishing the race with no walk breaks.  I am also thoroughly impressed, inspired and proud of all the weight she has lost doing the couch to 5K program, eating healthy and just being overall amazing.  After seeing everything she has accomplished I have decided what better time than now to start doing what I have been talking about for years.

I am thinking blogging about what I do for exercise everyday will keep me accountable and motivate me to keep up with it.  My only issue, that I just need to get over, is working out when Dave is here.  I know he would do nothing but encourage and possibly even join in but I become extremely self conscious at the thought of him seeing how out of shape I am.  I don't know what my deal is.  He sees me everyday.  He knows I am not in shape by any means but for some reason my brain is just retarded about him seeing me exercise.  I guess the phrase "Suck it up Buttercup!" is going to apply here.

Well I'm off to bed.  I have an early client in the morning.  Not that 10 am is early but when you don't normally start til 12 that 2 hours can make a huge difference.  ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Goodies Round 2

Today was a fun filled day of holiday goodie making with Mom & Tasha and eventually Jen.  Five batches of patties made, three zucchini cakes with cream cheese frosting, two batches of peanut butter fudge and one batch of chocolate-peanut butter fudge, all made with love over large amounts of laughter.  Dave came down with me as well as Corbin.  Corbin played very well with Suzanne all day.  An amazing feat let me tell you because we have been working very hard to rid him of the potty mouth his mother's now ex-boyfriend instilled upon him.  He played, didn't get lippy with anyone and he didn't say a single cuss word all day.  Progress!!!  Dave went and visited his parents and then his friend Kyle while us girls laughed the day away. 

Some people think it's nuts that we have to break our holiday goodie making into multiple days but we just can't do it all in one day anymore.  I mean if you think about it we make a LOT of delicious, yummy goodies.  There are two more days necessary for goodie making and we have already made 20 dozen peppermint patties, 15 dozen cherry patties, 10 dozen rasberry patties, 5 dozen blueberry patties, 10 lbs of peanut butter fudge, 5 lbs of choc-peanut butter fudge, 5 lbs of no bake cookies, 5 lbs of fruit cocktail cookies and consumed 2 birthday cakes.  The last two days are to prep any more patties for coating, make at least 5 more batches of fudge and finally coat all the patties on the last day.  We used to do all goodies in one weekend which required long days, short nights and not nearly enough laughs.  I think we finally are doing this the right way.  It makes for a very enjoyable tradition no matter how busy our schedules get.

Well I think it's time to curl up in bed.  Although amazingly fun, today has been long and I need to be peppy for work tomorow.  Good night and sweet dreams.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Lately I have been told, quite frequently mind you, I've changed a lot over the last few months.  I know some mean for the better because apparently I seem happier to some people.  (I am by the way!!)  I am also assuming some mean a change in a not so positive direction.  I am choosing to hold off acknowledging those comments until I see how things play out.  In either case I hope I have changed.  To remain the same is to stop growing, learning, accepting and ultimately becoming a better person. 

Tara F., a person whom I never get to see but hold very near and dear to my heart commented on a post once and these days her comment rings more true than ever.

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, and forget the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy but I promise it will be worth it."

I realize this is someone else's quote but to me it will always be from her and it is remarkably true.  I took the chance, it is definitely changing my life, has been down right torturous and most importantly it, has been so very worth it!

With a little luck, a lot planning and a great deal of self control this coming year will be adjusting and accepting the recent changes in preparation for actively making some very large life changes soon after.  It's time to chill out and get ready for bed.  Good night!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I just don't know

It's November 6th and the clocks are set back.  I just finished watching a couple movies while walking on the treadmill through the 1st one.  For some reason I want to get in the car and just drive.  I don't know where I just want to go. 

So not that long ago RJ asked me to go to the movies with him.  I hadn't really been avoiding him I just really wasn't thinking about him.  So I was surprised to get anything from him because in the not thinking about him I haven't talked to him.  Well I did respond to his invite, I told him that would be a bad idea since Dave and I started dating not that long ago.  I had never told him earlier because I didn't think it was any of his business.  Well about 2 seconds later he responds with "Wow, that was fast!   *sigh*"  I didn't answer back and I haven't heard from him since.  Dave then came home from work the next morning and informed me that RJ requested to be scheduled so that he would never have to see Dave even for a little bit.  When I first heard this I laughed out loud for quite a long time.  I know that's not right but I thought that kind of reaction was a little overboard.  I guess we'll see what happens soon enough.

Tomorow I have plans to buy a printer, possibly go clothes shopping and then watch Corbin for a few hours.  As much as I love Corbin and want to help Karen, watching him will be interesting since he is just coming back from living with Jeremy again.  Today alone he called his grandma Karen a motherf*cker 3 times!!  Why does Ashley always pick the crappy ones and then move right in with them?  This happened the last time she took Corbin over there for only a couple nights.  I don't know how that guy speaks normally but from the sounds of Corbin's mouth when he gets back I would say Jeremy cusses like a sailing trucker.  Hopefully Ashley gets her head screwed on straight because Corbin doesn't need influences like that ever!

On a positive note, Dave and I have been talking about babies and having two of our own.  He thinks it would be amazing to have twins.  Although there are twins in my family I am more than certain I would rather have one at a time.  We have even talked about names!!  Beverly Anne for a girl and Gabe for a boy.  We still haven't nailed down a full name for a boy.  It's kind of funny to me because when we were with our ex's neither of us wanted children at all but together we are all about having them.  I think he will make an amazing dad.  He is so amazingly good with his nieces and nephew and he is also very patient and wonderful with Corbin.  We aren't in a super hurry but the 1st will happen in the next 2 or 3 years.  I definitely want all child bearing done before I'm 35.  I don't know what is so special about that number but it's the one I picked.

Well I'm off to read I think.  Maybe driving my imagination will satisfy the want to physically drive.