Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Our Babies will be pretty AND fit...but first I have to introduce myself

Hello Beautiful People,

Last night I attended my first book club meeting.  A recently reunited friend invited me to join and I was simply beside myself with joy.  It's no secret that love to read. LOVE to read. I have been missing my book club since I left Charlotte.  The sweet bonus is that the book for September was Rebecca.  I had read it with my Charlotte book club and loved it. I was so in for this.

I hadn't quite gotten to finish the book this time, so I ran to the mall after work.  Of course.  Actually there was a very good reason for this. First, I would hit up Subway for a $5 footlong (dinner and lunch).  Then I would sit in Starbucks and read as much as I could with a side of Iced Green tea. And then I would pick up a treat to bring.

Now I only knew one of these ladies, but I had a feeling there would be a lot of treats.  So originally my plan was to bring some veggies or fruit. And then I saw it. My fall weakness: Apple Cider.  I know I know. It's sugar sugar sugar. So I only got a half gallon.

When I walked in the first thing I noticed was the table full of treats. Keep Walking Jennifer!  Introductions were made in the kitchen while beverages where consumed.  Soon after the group moved towards the table with the treats. The host asked if we wanted to meet at the table or the couch. My head is screaming COUCH, but I'm new and everyone wants to sit at the table.

I scope out a spot by the vegetables. It's my safe spot. I end up munching on carrots, cucumber, and pistachios all night. But, my eyes do not leave the cupcakes, scones, muffins, cookies, elephant bread, and brie dip all night. We're talking about the book and all I can do is stare at those scones. Oh what's that? I think I drooled a little.

Finally I could take it no more and I got up and reached for one.  Really, it would just be rude not to try them. I mean she went through the trouble of making them and all. They were a nod to the book anyway. I was just being polite.  At least that's what I told myself. Oh it was delicious!  And really, if that's all I cheated with all night I consider it a WIN!

Since I had Book club last night I was skipping the gym.  That was two days since a workout.  Two days to rest my foot. And quite frankly it started to feel ooooooh so good. In fact, it hasn't bothered me at all today. HOLLA!

I was planning on hitting the gym tonight. The plan was a light cardio warm up and then a mega upper body workout. It has been two weeks and my shoulders are getting angry with me. As I was pulling in to the parking lot I did my usual prayer "Dear God, PLEASE let Gym Crush 1 be here. PLEASE! Pretty Pretty Please!  With sugar on top!"  It's been a while since I had seen him, but God answered my prayers tonight. I should have asked for a little more, but let's not be greedy.

I didn't see him until after I had changed. I noticed the treadmill next to him was open and made my quick walk to it glaring at anyone who looked like they were going to get on it. "IT'S MINE!"

I had planned on reading during my light warm up, but no reading with him next to me. There would be no concentrating. I was still planning on the light warm up, but I quickly changed my mind. Completely forgetting that my foot has been a problem I start to run with him after my warm up. I LOVE to watch him run. I'm happy to report that I ran for 30 and my foot didn't bother me at all. YEAH!  In fact, we ended up running on pace with each other. It was cute. He would start to speed up and then fall back in step with me. Dude runs WAY faster than I do so I was pleased at this.

While I was running he got off to do some weights. Now I had to stay on because if I had gotten off like I had planned it would look like I am stalking him, and I am not. I really truly love him!  haha.

I did still get some weights in. It wasn't the super upper body workout that I wanted, but I still hit my back, chest, and shoulders. It's okay though. It was worth it. And one day I will actually talk to him...will make it a little easier to have his beautiful babies if he knows my name.

Have a Blessed night.

****Please note****

If you feel like you are alone on your journey and you just need some encouragement I am here for you! Shoot me an email and I will do my best to check in on you or give you the words of support you need several times a week. The journey is so much easier if you have support.

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