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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So I guess yesterday's morning of feeling sick wasn't just a fluke... I took a sick day today with what I am self-diagnosing as the stomach flu (which, I learned, is not actually the flu). All I have eaten today is two bananas and some crackers. A cup of tea and a glass of water, and now I'm drinking a 7-up. I've been on the couch ALL DAY.

So there go my grandiose fitness plans for March. If I have to find a bright side, though, it's that I can start my appetite from scratch - which means when I get back to eating, I can eat good stuff instead of a lot of the junk I've been eating lately.

Brad's restaurant had a wine-tasting tonight - I obviously didn't go - and I was so bummed about not going. I was really looking forward to some good food and wine!

Back to the couch... and soon it's time for bed. If I feel like this tomorrow I am heading to the doctor.

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    How are you feeling today????

Maybe it's not a stomach virus???? is it possible that there's a little some'one' else in that tummy? Just asking~please don't take offense. emoticon

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PILLOWFOOL 3/3/2011 12:14PM

    I hope you feel better soon!

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MUFFIY831 3/3/2011 10:24AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon and March can get back on track for you.

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    I hope you're feeling better. I've been sick twice this winter and that's so unlike me. I like your positive attitude about getting back into eating well when you're feeling better. Sounds like a perfect plan. But I'm a little disappointed in your attitude about your March fitness plan...this is only the 3rd day of the month...there are still 27 days left...and if you're sick for 2 or 3 more days, that's still plenty of March to make some great progress. Make a chart...I know how you love that! You can still make March amazing!

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PINKCOCONUT 3/3/2011 7:47AM

    Hope you feel better, I think I may be starting to come with something myself. My throat has been a touch sore since last night. Hope it's nothing!

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COOPSM 3/3/2011 6:11AM

    Carrie--hope you are better today!!!!

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CAMROLA 3/2/2011 10:59PM

    Oh, no! Feel better. Don't see it as a deterrent to your fitness plans, but a forced rest that will make you feel stronger after!

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Lately I have been coming home from school and either sleeping or eating bread.
But today, to celebrate March, a good friend and I are going walking after school. I'm not sure how warm it's going to be, but a little bundling up never hurt anyone. I am awake already for a little run at the gym... I got some new running shoes and I am itching to break them in!

- drink all my water (I mean it!)
- Schedule March workouts
- Update gym play list and other music on my phone
- Go to bed kind of early

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    Yay for new running shoes!

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ZORAHGAIL 3/1/2011 2:38PM


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    It's amazing what the start of a new month can do...especually when the month means spring is right around the corner!!

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JENJOEJILLY816 3/1/2011 7:18AM

    you go girly!! i have the same idea in my head!

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BETS44057 3/1/2011 6:04AM

    March forward!!

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    Now that is a fantastic idea.

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Can it be????

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh yes it can! Today is Friday! For being a short week, this week was sure long.

I'll just get the junk out of the way...

- I ate horribly this week
- I decided (for some reason) that I just didn't want to go to the gym
- I didn't drink all my water, despite telling myself and all of you that I would
- A first grader said to me "you look funny in your glasses." Me: "Wow honey, that was rude and it hurt my feelings." Girl: "well, you do." Huh.

But here's the good stuff!
- It's Friday!
- March is Meditation Month. Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 I will be "ohm-ing" my way to peace and serenity
- My honey is FINALLY getting a vacation!!!
- My honey is supportive and picks me up when I need it
- I have wonderful friends who understand my funk but won't let me get too bogged down in it.
- It's Friday!
- This weekend I get to pick up my mom's dog from the Dog Lodge and spend some quality pup time with her. I feel like the proud auntie.
- Tomorrow night is Wine and Chocolate (and appetizer) night for a library fundraiser. I get to see some people I haven't seen in a while, so I'm super excited. And wine and chocolate? Hello?!?!?!?!?
- It's Friday!

Have a super day!

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PILLOWFOOL 2/27/2011 12:12AM

    you make me smile :) wine and chocolate? YES, PLEASE. :) have a fun weekend.

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COOPSM 2/26/2011 10:42PM

    Here is to a new week.....I am sure you enjoyed the wine, chocolate and pup.....enjoy having your honey around since he is on vacation!!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 2/25/2011 6:17PM

    I need to join your library.

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ETTEZEUS 2/25/2011 5:29PM

    You forgot JASR!! Especially since I will be running it!! Woo Hoo!!

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TORTUETOO 2/25/2011 4:21PM

    Oh Carrie, I hear ya. I think sometimes we just need to have "funk" weeks and rebel. It's hard to be good all of the time. As always, I'm lovin' your upbeat attitude. Happy Friday and just a few weeks until JASR! Wahoo! emoticon

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CFMOSS 2/25/2011 3:59PM

    You make me smile - thanks for being you with your struggles, your joys, your successes, your frustrations. It's Friday. Enjoy.

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MIAMIA7 2/25/2011 2:50PM

    Pups, wine and chocolate...Three of my favorite things! Oh yeah....and FRIDAY!

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BOBBYD31 2/25/2011 2:32PM

    lets just add that JASR is 4 weeks away!

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GONE2014 2/25/2011 12:03PM

    I'll agree ... whoopie ... IT'S FRIDAY!!

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    Sounds like you have an awesome weekend planned! Have fun!

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PINKCOCONUT 2/25/2011 9:59AM

    Have fun with the pupsters!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 2/25/2011 9:46AM

    Happy Friday! TGIF! (well for me it's school vacation week so of course Friday came all too soon)

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/25/2011 8:57AM

    Nothing like time with a dog to make all the worlds problems go away! Wine and chocolate sounds....awesome.

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    Have a lovely, lovely weekend!

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Ways to get out the funk

Thursday, February 24, 2011

- buy a new pair of purple running shoes.
- Set the alarm for an early morning gym session
- kick your own butt at the early morning gym session
- have in one 20oz. bottle of water BEFORE work
- Look at the sun
- sign up for a meditation class

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    I have a pair of purple running shoes too! Well, not totally purple...just trimmed in purple.

I would love to learn meditation. My mind races way too much and I need to slow it down!


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KATZABELLAMAMA 2/24/2011 10:05PM

    Hope you are feeling better! and Those purple shoes lift that funk right out you.

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COOPSM 2/24/2011 9:09PM

    can't wait to see the shoes!!!

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SHORTLY 2/24/2011 5:16PM

    I need the meditation, maybe the shoes, it's snowing, no sun. but you go for it and don't let anyone stop you. God Bless.

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SEPPIESUSAN 2/24/2011 12:20PM

    Purple running shoes - I want a pair!!

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CAMROLA 2/24/2011 12:20PM

    You rock!


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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/24/2011 12:17PM

    WOW!!!! you are kicking that funk in the butt!!! Way to go!!

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ONECOOKIETWO 2/24/2011 12:17PM

    Nice list!

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    That's a great list! Purple running shoes are my favorite part!

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GSDMIKE 2/24/2011 9:59AM

    This formula could not work for me. They don't make men's shoes in purple. I don't have an alarm clock. The phrase "early morning" attached to anything...

Hope it kicked your funk to the curb. Have a great day.

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JUDIL62 2/24/2011 9:44AM


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    Yup...that'll do it. emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 2/24/2011 8:11AM


Sounds like a great morning. I've never done meditation seriously, just dabbled in it a bit.

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The power of shoes

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I am in a funk. A serious funk here, people. Well, maybe not *serious*, but a funk nonetheless. I feel like Thursday and Friday's BEAUTIFUL weather was a big "Eff you" from Mother Nature, who promptly brought us back into the single digit temperatures and dropped six inches of snow. And to add insult to injury, the snow came on a day we had off anyway. So we didn't even get a snow day out of it!!!! WTH

I haven't been to the gym since Saturday. Bleh. Last night was Brad's night off, so I wanted to come right home. This afternoon I felt like poo, so I didn't want to go tonight.

This was my night:
- bag of chips (it was the 4-serving bag, "only" 600 calories) eaten ON THE WAY HOME from the grocery store. I HATE eating in the car - I think it looks awful - but I couldn't help it.
- PB&J sandwich - Brad had made some bread (YUM) and I was SO excited that I could throw together a sandwich instead of cook.
- Mango Sorbet - this was maybe only (ha! only!) 300 calories worth of sorbet. I'll tell you what, though... Haagen Dazs sorbet is absolutely AMAZING.
- Nap on the couch while watching Lost Without a Trace (that and Criminal Minds... I could spend a whole day watching it. Oh wait - I did. On President's Day ION TV had a Criminal Minds marathon. I was in heaven.)
- Wake up and talk to my mom... her dog is at a Dog Lodge... she's away on a trip, so her baby is being boarded for the week. She (the dog) has a suite with a pink princess bed. She gets doggie play time. She gets a nap EVERY DAY. She may even get her nails done (by "done," I mean painted). I think I want to stay at the Dog Lodge.
- Wander aimlessly around the internet and end up at Zappos where I find myself looking at running shoes.

And this is where the title of my blog comes in.

I found my running shoes in PURPLE. Not just the little Brooks thingie on the side, THE WHOLE SHOE. WITH BLUE LACES. WHAT?!?!?!?!? How excited am I!!!! I was planning to buy new shoes anyway; I need to get my arse back outside and running, but I just HAD to buy these tonight. They should be here within a week. And I suddenly got this urge to be healthy again. Like go to the gym and stop eating chips healthy. Like suck it up and get up early for a gym session healthy. Like "remember how good it feels to go to the gym early and get it over with" healthy. I am even going to set my alarm tonight so I go tomorrow before school. When I'm half asleep it's harder to talk myself out of the gym.

So I'm off to take a bath, get my gym clothes ready for tomorrow morning, and plan some sort of workout for when I get there. Next week is my "official" start of The New Rules of Lifting for Women workout and getting back into a running routine, but I can certainly do something worthwhile tomorrow morning.


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PILLOWFOOL 2/27/2011 12:10AM

    purple is the best color ever to be a color. also: I would watch criminal minds all day every day if I could. and then I would have to sleep with the lights on. HA!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 2/24/2011 10:04PM

    I was in a funk as well. Hope you get out of it soon. Something tells me it is weather related, dang will winter end already?

Purple shoes!! How awesome is that! Nice Score!

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ESBELL 2/24/2011 9:04AM

    Isn't it amazing where we can find our inspiration!

You will rock those new runners!

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SWAZY33 2/24/2011 8:18AM

    As I sit here eating a half box of bunny graham's!...I had to laugh at your eating of the chips! YES, we ALL have those days! Mine apparantly is today! haha...

I need to see a picture of those purple shoes!! I love purple! I have so many pink and black pairs, a new color sounds good!

Enjoy your new kicks!:) emoticon Hope they bring you the motivation

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PINKCOCONUT 2/24/2011 7:53AM

    It was totally the purple that did it! :) Way to go, get back on it woman, you'll feel so much better and get OUT of that funk!

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GONE2014 2/23/2011 11:16PM

    Hey if purple did the trick ... GO PURPLE!

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    So glad those wild shoes brought you out of your funk!!! that wasn't very long lasting. Now, be sure to tell us all about your morning gym time!

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CFMOSS 2/23/2011 9:58PM

    Purple - huh? My daughter would think - outstanding:) Glad motivation is back - understand the doldrums glad when they are gonzo. Here's to a good exercise.

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JUNGLESKIP104 2/23/2011 9:26PM

    I bought a pair of purple and silver (best colors ever!) Skechers tone-ups, and now I walk so much more! "One shoe can change your life" - Cinderella :)

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CASSIOEPIA 2/23/2011 9:24PM

    We find motivation in many things, even purple shoes with blue laces!
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