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Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Motivation: So Excited

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
~Albert Einstein

I don't even know where to start! I am super excited about everything these days. Do you ever go through periods of sheer joy? I am delighted to just be breathing. So I am excited about this:

My husband's mother got one and he has been wanting one since. Leave it to Costco to knock $75 bucks off the price. Tonight we celebrated with some hot chocolate and way too many mini marshmallows.

Tomorrow is the screening of Hood To Coast. Are you going?
I am going and I am really excited about it! I love pre-sale.

What else is fantastic? Um, well I am excited about my new scale. It promises to get me down to 124.1 pounds isn't that fantastic?!

Ok weight wait, apparently that is just a sample number. I totally got screwed, this should be considered false advertisement. I am pretty excited that the scale was only $15 bucks...yes, I love Costco. I got the scale because I thought mine was off, but they match up. I am still keeping this one because it's fancier. I promised not to weigh until the end of January to see how Krav Maga and running helps my weight, but since it is a new scale I had to calibrate it. I think I may need to focus on my eating, but I am not motivated to do that yet.

In other amazing news, my hubby said he'd let me put him on a workout regimen. Week one didn't go so great cardio wise because he has had a little chest cold. On the upside, he has completed week 1 of our 52 week CORE challenge. That means he did 1000 sit-ups this week, YAY Super Hubby! I asked what I could do to help his cardio efforts be more palatable. You see, I though he liked the bike so the bike trainer got set up in the man cave. He has not used it. Apparently he likes biking outside, inside trainer, not so much. He said he'd rather run. So guess what? Yup, he is going to start running. He is only committing to 2 miles or 20 minutes of cardiovascular effort. It's start and certainly leaps and bounds more than he is doing now. My fingers are crossed he magically learns to like running.

Why I Kick A$$: I solved the mystery of husband and wife getting enough individual time by setting up a joint online calendar at iGoogle. I know I am a terrific ideas person, please hold your applause to the end. My generous husband does a few big guy things a year (back packing trips etc.), but he tries to keep the schedule open for all my madness. With the calendar I initiated, there are more of the simple activities on the calendar for the hubby including golf, football drafts and fishing. Now he gets to continue to reign as SUPER HUBBY, but I scored big time points which has elevated me to SUPER WIFE who created the joint electronic calendar---we are never without our iPhones. Yes we tried paper, but were unsuccessful despite them being posted to the fridge.

Thankful Three:
  1. For being deliriously happy for no specific reason
  2. For the short week ahead, I get to go to really dynamic training Thursday-Friday
  3. For my hubby voluntarily trying the running thing as a means to cardio fitness. Yippy!

7 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Fancy digital glass scale - I am a little jealous.

abbi said...

Your comment about the scale is pretty funny. Have fun while watching Hood to Coast.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i loved this post!! your joy can be felt and that is contagious!! way to go on the calendar idea

i sooo want to see hood to coast, but no one to go with

Christi said...

Yea, for the hubby!

Melissa said...

Loving the calendars. :)

P said...

OMG, I can't wait til Super Hubby decides to try a TRI!!!!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Your blog makes me so happy! I love Hood To Coast...one of my favorite races. I've done it 2 or 3 times...so fun! Enjoy the movie and hold on to that awesome hubby!