Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I'm on the weirdest vacation ever!!! My Hubby is taking a class in Austin Texas, that's where I am today! It's so beautiful!

Anyway, as usual, I had my mind made up on how I was going to spend my time....Lounge by the pool, soak up some rays, shop etc. Except it winter here too!! Why did I think just because it's Texas it should be hot. Anyway, the weather is just like at home, so I'm in for most of the day. There will be no lying by the pool or catching rays. Drat....

So I had to switch gears. In my mind, I envision myself a different person. You know, someone a little more refined. Someone who listens to Classical music, reads the Classics. I'm a wanna be. The reality is...I think that radio and TV talk shows are the best and I read Christian murder mysteries. Humph!

So on Monday, I decided to change my perspective on life and see what it's like to do something different. So instead of having the TV on or listening to my podcast radio show, I would find a Mozart radio station. You know they have them on Pandora. I turned it on and it was just lovely. So that morning while reading my Bible, I listened to Mozart. It was kind of cool having back ground music, it seemed to follow the story line and it really made the reading much more interesting!

Then I hit the gym. I have always wanted to hang out in a gym and just do what I wanted to do, with no time limit and that's exactly what I did. I spent 65 minutes on the Treadmill, did my whole weight routine, including planks and push ups, then I did 30 minutes on the bike, did some stretching and then went to the pool for some laps, ending up in the hot tub!! Three and a half hours later I was done! I really did something I've always wanted to do and it was certainly different than my normal workout routine.

Then the rest of the day was spent reading blogs and working on my Bobybugg.  I don't think it's tracking my steps correctly, so they asked me to do another 30 minute walk, which I did. After that was done, they wanted another 30 minutes. I said, "Look lady...I've now spent 4 hours in the gym today, and I'm not doing any more. I will do it tomorrow!" Which she agreed would be a good idea.

We are staying at the Embassy Suites and they are doing major renovations on 3 floors below me. So every day between 12:30 to 2:00pm they turn the water off. Oh and of course, they are making tremendous noise from about 9am to 6pm. So my Hubby gets back from class around 3:30 or so, so after my workout, I thought I had time to get into the shower before he comes home. But nope...the water was still not on at 4:30pm. So I had to use wet towelettes to clean up. Thankfully I smelled more like chlorine than anything else. My hair was a wreck, but what can you do? We went to dinner and thankfully Hubby is willing to split everything. So we got a sandwich and a salad. I really had an OK food day, except we got a little bag of pistachios and we mostly ate the whole thing that night. Geez!

So after a great Monday, I thought I would repeat it again on Tuesday. Nope, not such a great day! I did not get up to read my Bible or to listen to Mozart. I spent a lot of my day working on the Bodybugg instructions...They wanted 10 minutes walking warm up, then 20 minutes on the Treadmill, then 10 minutes rest and then 2 hours of normal activity. I was still stuck to my room, because I could not take the armband off and of course there was no water for a shower.....Then after that I spent a good part of my day talking with the tech people, who were running diagnostics on Bodybugg. Still don't know if its working or not. I will find out in 7 days. Needless to say it was a wasted day for me. Also, I spent the whole day watching crime shows. Which did not really help my disposition! When I was done with my tech person, I went to get a shower and the water was on, but cold. Augh!! When Hubby got home, after a very short time, he said, has this noise been going on all day. And I snapped "YES". I mean yes....I have to admit it was getting to me. Then he made the great decision to see if we could move to a different floor to which they agreed. So we spent a good part of our evening moving and then we went to dinner. Again splitting the meal.

My food was not that great yesterday. I went to the little store and got a rice crispy treat and Rollos. I don't know why I did this. I guess I needed something familiar...something I could control.

I totally got home, had my healthy lunch and ate both of my treats...super fast!! Augh!

So my perspective showed me, that when I put myself first and do the right thing. Great things happen. I have a successful day, I feel good about what I got accomplished. When I choose to let my circumstances get in my way, then I fall back to my old habits, which does not make me feel accomplished or successful. Just makes me feel bad. Real bad!!!

So this morning, I got up and had my healthy breakfast and then promptly fell asleep until 9:00am. I thought, well since the morning is almost gone, I might as well turn on my crime shows, you know...give into the circumstance. I almost went there, but instead, I got up and turned on the A/C and got the room really cold -- that got me revved up! Then I got myself dressed, cleaned up my room, wrote this post and then I'm off to the gym. I'm going to do a similar routine as Monday, then if the water is on....which I hope it will be, I'm going to shower and I'm getting out of this room for the afternoon. I'll walk to wherever is safe to go to and I'm seeing some stuff. Then when Hubby gets home, we are going on a 8 mile trek around the lake. I guess there's a  Stevie Ray Vaughan statue he wants to see. Then it's off to dinner.

Hope you are doing something different with your health and fitness plan. Are you getting a new perspective?

Keep focused!!!!


  1. Good Job! I wish every day was like your Monday! Have a great day today! :)

  2. Sounds like a perfect day on Monday. I always said it must be nice to be able to spend a big part of the day working out--I guess that is how the Hollywood star do it LOL.

  3. Joy you amaze me. All that exercise in one day!

    Sorry about the shower ... that stinks lol.

    You are on focus and the best day is today.


  4. I am back from my trip and exhausted! Hope you are having a nice time!