My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Thursday, January 14, 2010

teas and gyms.

Well, there were 4 Princess bags left after my tea party. Each bag held a teabag of each type of tea offered at the party. This means I have quite a bit of tea to drink! So far I'm about through the fruit flavors and thought I'd do a little review.

Very Berry - hmmmm, fruit....tea....odd. but nice

Black Cherry Berry - yummmmmy!!

True Blueberry - yummy

Peppermint - well, okay in a toothpaste sort of way...maybe if I add chocolate it'll be more like the Andes mints I L.O.V.E.??

Raspberry - goes well with chocolate....lots of chocolate.

Country Peach Passion - tastes fuzzy. don't ask me how, but it does. This isn't odd though, I prefer Nectarines because just about anything with peaches tastes fuzzy to me.

Now, my long term readers will remember that this is the THIRD year that I've made a weight goal. I started in Jan of 08 wanting to lose 50lbs. Well, you can see the weight ticker on my sidebar and know that the pounds aren't leaving very fast. Therefore, hubby and I have decided to (once again...) join a gym. I'm heading over there tomorrow to see about signing us up.

Which means that the following email that I just received is quite timely!



Dear Diary,For my New Year resolution this year, I purchased a week of personal training at the local health club. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear. Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.

MONDAY: Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!! Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines... I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

TUESDAY: I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.

WEDNESDAY: The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot. Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members.. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other crap too..

THURSDAY: *&&&#$%@! was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes. He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny witch to find me. Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.

FRIDAY: I hate that #$%^@** Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it. Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the darn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich. The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?

SATURDAY: Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel...

SUNDAY: I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year I will come to my senses and pick a New Year resolution that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!


Sara said...


I'm working out with My Fitness Coach for the Wii---she's not quite that hard on me!

MightyMom said...

I've been told Wii fit is actually very good!

But I don't have Wii, and probably wouldn't do it if I did....right now the ellipticals are calling to me.....and I don't need a coach for them! haha

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi M-M!!!!

I do so love drinking teas. My newest 'favorite' is green tea with mandarin orange.

Gotta say to you this dreary wet morning----YOU MADE my day with your comment about the "Texas'isms!!" Gotta love your style.

Mary said...


Losing 13.2 lbs is nothing to sneeze at. If it's staying off, that's the main thing. As of my doctor's visit last week, I've lost 4 lbs since December 15th. Not much but gaining ground here. I need to lose in total, about 60 lbs. I am taking it one day at a time. I didn't do so well yesterday.

I keep a tupperware container of raw veggies in the fridge. They are all washed, cleaned and ready to go. If I get hungry or for my diabetic snacks, I eat those. It helps.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Evansmom said...

Great post - good luck!

diana said...

the diary story was hilarious. and even though i've never had a trainer, i can relate to the lady's feelings =)

i have a wii fit and am actually planning on using it this year. that's my story and i'm sticking to it... at least i can say that here in january.