November 9, 2008

on the Sunday morning confessions...

So far this morning, I've had two peppermint mochas. That's right, two. Thank heaven for our coffee machine at work. And my favorite coworker, who decided to bring in some peppermint mocha creamer. I don't even like coffee that much, but these mochas? Amazing. (Except now I'm incredibly hyper. And seem to be blinking more than normal. Nice.)

Yesterday, my lunch consisted of a couple handfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough nubbins. Dinner consisted of a chocolate covered pretzel. When I arrived home, I decided to eat an apple and call it even. (I'm really good at justifying bad eating habits, apparently.)

When "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" by Perry Como came on my iPod last night (I'm a fan of the shuffle setting, personally) I didn't skip it. Which is a dangerous thing in itself, considering that whenever I listen to that song, I'm straddling the fine line between bursting into a grin and bawling my eyes out. And believe me: it is a very, very fine line. When it comes to being sentimental, there's no knowing which way I'll go. Things that are dangerous to bring around me: the above mentioned Christmas music, laughing babies, ridiculously tiny baby socks, and the movie Prancer. Oh, and Disneyland fireworks. Obviously.

I haven't exercised in, oh, maybe a month. I even took off the sidebar widget that I was using to keep track of my workouts once I started to consider things like, "parking far, far away from the entrance of Target" and "walking around the lobby at work several times" and "coughing so much that I'm pretty sure it's resulting in a six pack" as acceptable workouts. Someone inspire me to get back to a real schedule, please! I beg of you. Because I'm starting to feel like a potato.

I started my Christmas shopping yesterday, but bought three things for myself in the process. Wait, four things. But who could resist an $11 cardigan from Forever 21, anyway?

Today begins my protest of nylons. They are the devil. The pair I'm currently wearing are being held together by a ridiculous amount of hairspray, which is only a little tacky. Nylons should only be worn by secretaries and people robbing banks. In my opinion, anyway.

I am going to a Hanson concert next weekend. With my pregnant sister. And it's going to be the greatest night of our lives.

20 comments :

  1. I hate nylons as well! They droop and the rip and they give you funny lumps and bumps that you didn't even know you had. But at the same time, some people look really good in them!

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  2. I've mostly been the same with my workout schedule. Haven't gone to the gym in over a month. I did, however, go on a hike for an hour and a half yesterday and now my bum is sore. NICE. And now I sit drinking a peppermint white mocha, which probably has about 300 calories. double NICE. I started this food/exercise tracking thing on livestrong.com...we'll see if that motivates me more.

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  3. Going to see Hanson in concert should be not considered a confession! I hope you and your sister have a fabulous time. I know you'll love it. Taylor... swoon.

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  4. I need some chocolate in my life today.

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  5. I stopped working out once the tempratures dipped. I feel very little remorse.

    I did yoga Wednesday and then ran last Thursday for the first time in, oh, WEEKS.

    I ran 15 minutes and walked 20.

    And my body was killing me the next day. KILLING me. I wasn't sure whether to be proud or ashamed.

    It felt kind of nice, though.

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  6. Hanson. Niiiiiice. I hear they are still great.

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  7. I am sorry I am no help. I am currently in the "but my last years sweatpants are still so big so I can gain a few extra lbs!" and "the more insulation I have on my butt means the lower my heat and gas bill will be" so sorry I am not the person you want to talk to!

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  8. Perhaps the best entry ever.

    I also need to get back into being good to my body by way of exercising.

    Let's motivate each other on this one.

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  9. Never, ever feel guilty about a $8 cardigan. Those are necessities!

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  10. A HANSON CONCERT?!?!?! I AM SO JEALOUS! LOL!!!!! As far as working out... i just told Matt that my belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly when I laugh... LOL!!!! Ridiculous! I wish I had time to work out! and nylons... basically suck major.

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  11. LOVE this post!
    but seriously- nylons are the devil. take em off sister and dont look back!

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  12. Peppermint Mochas are my favorite! And I too despise nylons! They are horrid and I never manage to get into a pair with out tearing them! Although I tend to opt out of the completely if you must use them try getting a pair of dance tights! They are more expensive, but MUCH sturdier! I had one pair for two years before I ripped them!

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  13. waaaaah. i need to go back to the gym tooooo. i seriously have not worked out since, oh, BEFORE WE WENT TO CALI. actually, if i'm honest, it was probably july. eek. that's 3 months of gym membership i paid that i didn't use. wow.

    nylons suck. but spanx? spanx are love.

    also, have fun. belt out the mmmbop for me. :)

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  14. Man, what is is about the change of seasons that changes your workout? I was doing SO WELL until a few months ago when our schedules changed. I tell myself I will be better when life "settles down" whenever that is! LOL!

    And yay for Christmas music! I say we only get to listen to it a little bit out of the year so why not make it 2 months instead of one!

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  15. hairspray + nylons?

    this is all new to me.

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  16. Totally feel ya on the working out...when it gets dark out so early the lastthing I want to do is go to the gym!

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  17. Have an amazing time at Hanson - you should tell everyone that your sister is one of the brother's wives ;)

    You can hold nylons together with hairspray?? I think you're magic & you've been holding out on us.

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  18. Oh yay Hanson! I know you will have the best time ever at their concert. I'm kinda jealous. Well if you're looking for inspiration to work out and you find it please send it my way because I am also a slacker. My slacking has lasted a whole lot more than a month though. hehe

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  19. Hanson?? They're still in concert?? REALLY?!?!? Well, have fun anyways!

    And yes, nylons suck. They need to be outlawed!

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  20. That line about the nylons totally made me laugh because the ones I wore yesterday were totally being held together by hairspray (and clear polish!) too :)

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