Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 4 and 11, 340 days to go...

Yikes, I missed posting on Thursday! However, it's 1:12 a.m. Friday morning, and I haven't been to bed yet. So it's sort of still Thursday night as far as I'm concerned.

I had a really fun night out with my best girlfriend. We went to dinner and a movie, which was a lot of fun.

Dinner was at Joey's at Southcenter, a place where the wait staff all look like young, beautiful models. No one is overweight or unattractive. It's kind of weird and a little disconcerting. They don't look like real people, kind of like Stepford-people. If you've ever been there, you know what I mean.

I had Panang Curry Prawn Bowl with organic brown rice (no peanuts because I'm allergic). It was one of the lowest calorie items on the menu, but it was still was 680 calories and 24 grams of fat! I'd eaten lightly all day so I think I'll be okay. It was delicious, but that's a lot of calories and fat for one meal.

We saw The Switch, a really fun movie. It's a chick flick, but if you like Jennifer Anniston, you'll love this movie. It was Jennifer at her best, basically playing Rachel from Friends (a few years older, but just as pretty as ever...actually, I think she's gotten prettier). It was her typical role, but she's good at it so why not play what she's good at doing.  Plus Justin Bateman was excellent and he's a cutie.

I managed to drag myself to the gym this morning at 5:30 a.m. My goal of an hour of cardio a day is no longer my goal. After 36 minutes on the elliptical I thought to myself - I'd rather take a bullet to the head than do an hour of cardio a day. I wouldn't mind biking for an hour, or hiking, or even walking outside. But stuck on a piece of cardio equipment in the gym, um, no thanks. Total and complete boredom. Even with my iPod and the TV and people to watch, I really don't enjoy it. I know it's necessary, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.

In case you're wondering, the title of this post, "11, 340 days to go" is how may days I have left to live, approximately of course since no one knows when they'll die. If I live until I'm 86 (same as my mom), then that's another 31 years or 11,340 days. That's how many days left that I need to eat healthy and exercise...not the 127 days until December 31,'s more like forever.

The moon Thursday morning at 5:20 a.m., on my way to the gym.

The strange thing is I love lifting weights. I can't explain why, but I can easily lift weights for an hour or more and not get bored. I wish would be to only lift weights and never do cardio (unless it's outside). If only...


Roxie said...

Totally counts as Thursday in my book. I'm glad you had a nice time with your friend. And thanks for the movie review. I may try to catch that one. While I'm sort of lukewarm on Jennifer (excepting Rachel, of course), I adore Bateman.

So I ask this question - why must you do cardio? Is there a weight lifting routine that you could tweak somehow to get some cardio benefits that you might not hate?

Gorgeous picture - have a spectacular weekend, Diana. Get outside (if it's not raining ;-))!

Natalia said...

Great job getting to the gym! That early is tough!

bbubblyb said...

We are so much alike Diana, I am totally the same way about cardio, if it's not outside I dread it. Mike on the other hand could walk the treadmill for hours I think lol. Yea, maybe Roxie has a good question there. Maybe we need to do some kind of circuit training. hmmmmm. Anyway, sounds like you're doing well other than getting to bed early (so me too) lol.

Baby Stepping said...

Great picture!! Yep, it counts as Thursday if you haven't been to bed. :) There needs to be a "get your butt moving" supplement. I love exercise, but the transition from couch to road is often the demise of my best laid plans.


Ida said...

The verdict is in and it seems that it DOES count as Thursday!
Great picture. It is wonderful that you still do the cardio, even though you'd rather not.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana, Love to read your blog. I wish I had the drive you have. I do have one hint for you. Instead of cardio, you might want to try tabata sprints. When I have the willpower to exercise, intervals work wonders for me. Much better than boring cardio and only take about 20 minutes. Just google it.
Take care and keep on truckin!!!

big_mummy said...

saying forever isn't as scarily specific!!

doesn't it suck that the moan is out again at that time and dark, ugh, summer was over so effin fast this year