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Not like that, I had a sick child and not enough sleep. Well, and I stayed up until something ridiculous like 3am (oh my god I need sleeeeeeeep) drinking bottle after bottle of wine with my friend talking about everything under the sun. She's my only fannish friend in town (aside from my sister, but we only have Buffy in common, fandom wise) and you know, I just wish I had a teleporter for my friends that live elsewhere when I want to talk about Shows/Fandom. You know? Sigh.

The weather is unbelievable today, so I'm going to pull weeds, because I know how to have a good time. But hey, 1) fresh air, 2) I've not been able to be in the garden in literally MONTHS and 3) exercise.

Speaking of, I started back up on P90X today because I got la-zy this summer, as did the Mr. I fully expect him to be there with me to the end, so he has to whip himself back into top form, or go out in a fiery blaze of scotch and steaks early so I can still be attractive while on the market. Lol. OY, pull ups, I didn't miss you. Well, I did, because I loved having Angela Basset-esque arms, but man, OUCH. I'll be feeling that one tomorrow.

Oh, and it's the next to last Jersey Housewives recap, and I think this is it for me. I am missing so much good television because of my obsession with crappy TV, and I think this just needs to be it. So come celebrate the near-end with me and make it all worth it. *cry* Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire should be up later today, those girls are hustling for ya.

OH #2. You may have missed this yesterday, but we've added a new design to our store, it's NOT SOOKIE. (It is. Well. No, because we don't want to be sued.) If you love True Blood, or you loved True Blood, you might very well love this. My sister did the original artwork and she's awesome, and the shirts are high quality, soft as hell, and at a great price. Plus, EVERY PENNY EARNED goes to supporting the staff of HDJM writers, and they're worth it. :)


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Oct. 3rd, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Well I WAS being good with keeping up with my exercise routine. I started walking on the treadmill but I hit a major slump. I need to lose 20 pounds because of the fat in my liver.

Got any tips?
Oct. 3rd, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
For fat? Hard core wieghts/resistance workouts are def. the way to go. Anaeroic workouts (go to YouTube and google HITT training) are major fat burners, but they're not for the faint of heart. But damn, will they kick your metabolism into high gear.

YOU CAN DO IT!! Walking is still one of the BEST exercises around, easy on the joints, good for the heart and lungs, and you get to look around while doing it. :D
Oct. 3rd, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Do you do pull ups at home? Do you have a "system" or a doorway doodad? I want to start doing these. Any advice would be lovely.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
I do them at home, yep! I have a pull up bar (it has stations built into it, for wide grip, close grip, parallel grip, etc) in the doorway between my bedroom and bathroom. I'm back on my "every time I walk past it I have to do at least one" method, too.

We also have the resistance bands for when my husband travels, it just hooks over the door knob, or what have you. Those are nice, too, but I feel more bad ass using the pull up bar. Go to Beachbody.com to check out their particular one, but any sports good store will have one at a good price (like, 20-50 bucks)
Oct. 3rd, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Are you using the P90X chin up bar then?
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
I am! And I'll say that the Recovery Drink and multi-vitamins they sell are totally worth the price, if you start getting hard hitting with exercise.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have a kettle bell that I love, but I REALLY want to do pull ups.
I have to take it easy because I'm knocked up. But the doc said I could start trying things slow. Treating pregnant woman like glass ornaments makes me want to shank people.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Upper body is scary when you're pregnant because your abdomen/kegel muscles are stretched thin and delicate, but leg work? Girl I was all over that bidness. When you get to that 8th month though, be kurrful. (Not that you need to be told this, I just go into automatic Mama Bear mode around my pregnant friends.)
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
I have to keep the upper body and ab strength going and consistent due to singing worky work of opera...work. I have to admit that I do not like how everything went all stretchy SO much sooner this time. Hip flexors are already on vacation.

Oh well, I can use it to further Kurt Weill female anger. My version of Pirate Jenny is going to be mopping floors with Pelvic Girdle Pain!

Also you are awesome and I appreciate your Mama Bearness. I just wish you were closer so you could bring me tacos. TACOS

Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
Curls and deep swim presses with light weights might be good if you're sitting? Not to mention yoga! yoga's awesome for pregnant bodies.

Oct. 4th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
*sob* Best online friend ever.

I did a ton of yoga last pregnancy and DDR. I turned off the jumps on DDR around 4-5 months though.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I told you that you inspired me to start weight training with your updates last year. I've been working with a personal trainer in my apartment building and it's been a real revelation what my body can do. I'm up to using 12 lb weights for things that back in February I did without any weights at all because I didn't have the strength.

Keep us updated on your new PX90 adventures. *G*
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
I did? Oh, that's so wonderful for you!! Doesn't it feel amazing to be able to lift things and see muscles working? Our bodies are pretty spectacular, I have to agree.

Oct. 4th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
I remember a few weeks in working with my trainer touching my arm and feeling the muscle underneath and getting so excited! I'm doing double sets and asking for higher weights. The only thing I still HATE!!!11!! is squats. Those are just nasty. *G*

But yes, you were the inspiration.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about missing having a fannish friend around. My one TV obsessed friend in town packed up and moved to Portland. Telephone conversation is just not the same and drinking beers and nattering on about the WTFery of "True Blood" or the heinous outfits and bitchery on "Project Runway." She can't see me flailing and I can't roll my eyes at her terrible taste over the phone.

Yay exercise, especially now the weather is so gorgeous. The mister and I went on a hike yesterday and for a bonus (above and beyond feeling all happy to be out in the sun and not broiling) we got to watch an armadillo rooting about in a river bed. I hadn't seen a live one in much too long and I am still smiling at how ridiculous and ridiculously cute it was.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
NOOOOO!!! Ugh, it just isn't the same on the phone, not at all. You need face to face squee/cry/moan time.

Oh, it's so gorgeous. I'm sprinkling some gardening in between working, and it's SO HAPPY MAKING. Except for how my arms are trembly from working out, lol.

ARMADILLOS!! A friend's dad wrote a hilarious song, "The only armadillos that you ever see in Texas/are the dead ones lying in the road, kudunk kudunk kudunk." LOL. Poor funny little things.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
That song is so sadly true, which is why we were delighted to see the snorfling thing about ten feet away from us paying us no mind at all. We watched it for a really, really long while, huge grins on both our faces.
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Oct. 3rd, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
I was never able to do them until I started P90X the first time. After the 90 days I could do ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY. That shit works, man.

Also, I am RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED for American Horror Story and your recaps. RIDICULOUSLY.
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Oct. 4th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Oct. 4th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
oh man, I'm impressed with how many plants DIDN'T die the more I dig around out there. We had the worst summer, my word.

And hahaha, there were days it def. felt like that, yes. :)

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