So, Connor and I are suffering from the same ailment, yet again! This nasty cold thing SUCKS!! SUCKS!! It all starts with Connor waking up in the middle of the night just randomly... that's always how it starts. Then, within 24 hours, we've got a full-blown snot situation! And, of course it's only a matter of time until I get it, too, thanks to the sneezes I get in my face and mouth and the runny nose that I have the privilege of wiping about 125 times a day (that may or may not be an exaggeration... at this point, it all runs together!) I blame our super active and cool lifestyle of hitting up the gym twice a week and Gymboree once a week (haha - that was supposed to be a joke... everyone knows, our life is pretty lame!!)
That said, I was SO good last week about going to the gym. After a million reasons had come and gone over the last 3 months (from Christmas, New Years, New York, Super-Bowl, and well, cold weather in general) I finally decided to do the one thing that every girl dreads. The one thing that will actually get me motivated to get my butt in gear and sweat. The one thing that we NEVER look forward to and then cry about to our girlfriends for weeks afterward... the dreaded "First trying on of the swimsuit" of the new year. (pause for the gasps and shock) Yes, I was forced to do this a bit earlier this year than normal due to our upcoming trip to Jamaica and needing to figure out what to pack, buy (hopefully nothing!), etc...
Side note: If you are a girl who does not understand what I am talking about ... please grab a donut and kindly move down to the next paragraph. IF, on the other hand, you are like me and millions of other women out there, stay with me.
I don't think I need to explain the horrific disgust (and maybe a little bit of denial) that goes with this ritual every year. For instance: "Why do swimsuit bottoms shrink in the winter time?" "It must be the cold weather." Or, "I'm pretty sure that didn't look like that last year... maybe it will disappear when I get a tan." You get the picture.
All of this to say, this totally motivated me to get back into going to the gym! I went 4 times last week, AND walked at night with friends from the neighborhood! Connor was doing SO much better in the play area so that I could actually do a 45 or 60 minute class! It was awesome!! I wish I could say that I ate and drank less, but lets face it, that's pretty much not going to happen ever.
With us being sick over the weekend and through today, there has been no gym time, so I'm crossing my fingers that Connor will bounce right back into the play area with no regression! I worry about that more than me not getting to the gym... I can work out in the basement (not that I do) but I really go more for the socialization time Connor gets out of it!
Pathetically, I actually got us both dressed to go to the gym today, but sidetracked over to TJ Maxx instead ... and then I decided that we needed to go to Target more than I needed to go to the gym (ha) so that's what we did. On a bonus note, I snagged a gorgeous J.Crew sweater at TJM for only $14 that's still online right now for $99! Score! It got my heart beating so fast, who needs to work out??
Tonight I'm fixing a New Orleans style meal. (pause for kudos on Fat Tuesday-Themed dinner!) I'm not sure where I've suddenly gotten my urges to cook, but last night I actually made homemade lasagna! (another pause for the shock to wear off) This is the last night this week I'm making a really good meal ... I don't want the fam to start getting used to it!! ;)"Poor little sick Connor!"
PS: Do you ever click on a button or link online and then just sit and wait forever for something to happen without actually paying attention, but it turns out that you never actually hit the button and you're sitting and waiting for nothing... you really just needed to click the button again. This happens to me all the time ... just had to get that out!