First week of boot camp complete

I completed the first week of boot camp this week! Yay! It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and honestly, that’s a bit disappointing. It seemed like a few too many times the instructor took time to modify segments for those who could not keep up – that’s not my fault…. 

We did get an email from the director of the program a) congratulating all the classes on completing the first full week and b) assuring us it was going to get way harder! I’m ok with that. Of course, we’ll see how I feel at the end of next week.

The last day of the first week is always “the fit test” – a test of endurance I guess, it consists of:

  • how many push ups you can do in 1 minute – real push ups! (35)
  • how many crunches you can do in 1 minute (54)
  • how long you can hold the plank position (1 minute, 39 seconds)
  • how much you can run in 12 minutes 1.1 miles

The run was tough because I forgot my watch and so I had no idea how I was on time, so I really could have pushed myself more. I was listening to my iPod and not paying attention to the teacher calling at the time.

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The plank is the absolute devil I have determined. I hate it. I know it works and you can feel it working immediately, but I still really hate it – ALOT!

Here’s to 3 more weeks of Boot Camp and hopefully 10 more pounds gone!

Happy Nuevo de Mayo!

I’m a bit late in posting anything for this mucho American holiday but cinco de mayo in Fayetteville was pretty much a wash out due to the torrential rain and winds. And I was at Fayetteville Dining Club… see a few posts prior.

It used to be a fairly formal standing traditions for me to go to Little Rock and celebrate with Liz and Chad, because … well there’s really no reason, except that we really like to drink margaritas and found this an appropriate reason to skip work and start drinking early in the day.

Please note that this picture was taken after a few too many celebratory margarita’s! 

Cinco de Mayo

However, they live in Denver now, so it’s not a quick a jaunt to hang out. We’ll be going out to Denver hopefully in August to celebrate Elizabeth’s 30th birthday!

forgot to post last night

I do apologize for not posting a damn thing last night, but I HAD to get outside! It was one of the very, very few nice evenings in a long while!
It has literally rained every day for as long as I can remember. And guess what? It’s raining again… Severe Thunderstorming actually!

Isolated = every hour on the “hour by hour” forecast for the entire weekend! Yuck!
So I had to get a patio stat, otherwise I might have shiveled up and died actually.

FDC = Fayetteville Dining Club

Last night was another meeting of the Fayetteville Dining Club! We went to Mellow Mushroom for yummy pizza. 

The FDC is just a group of people who work in Benton County and live in Fayetteville. I’ve been allowed to stay even though I don’t work in Benton County anymore. But in my defense, I don’t work in Fayetteville, so the theory of working outside of Fayetteville yet LIVING in Fayetteville still holds true for me.

We meet about once a month and go to different local eating establishments. So far (since I’ve been going) we’ve been to Tapinazo’s (RIP), Theo’s, Soul, Noodles, Greenhouse Grille, Wasabi and most recently Mellow Mushroom! We normally have about 8 or so people and it’s always great conversations paired with tasty food and drinks. We haven’t had a disappointing outing yet!

Who knows where we’ll end up in the month of June… if you’re a local reader, please suggest a great place!

Thanks to my twitter followers!

Here is a snapshot of all of you that follow me on twitter! {In no particular order} If you are reading this and do not follow me on twitter… and would like to…. simply click HERE: http://twitter.com/graciefabulous

Twitter is such an amazing tool, I love it and wish I had more time to “tweet” and pay even more attention to what is happening in the “twittersphere.”

If you see a tweeter of interest below, simply click on their icon and it will take you directly to their twitter page!

Get your twitter mosaic here.

Bootie Camp – Day 1

Today was the first day of boot camp – or bootie camp, as MZ calls it? 5 am was quite the rude awakening but I was up and ready to go! I was actually the first person there – shocker… I’m always way early for things. 
This boot camp is about 35 women from 530 – 630 am for 4 days a week for 1 month.  I was a bit surprised at the range of ladies that turned out for this. It specifically states that you should be in some sort of physical fitness, and frankly some of these ladies were not. I feel they are in for a long month, but maybe it will be just what they need. I know it’s what I need. My recent routine has been getting a bit stagnant as of late so this will be a great change up! It also helps to have a really skinny girl yell at me – not sure what that type motivation says about me… oh well, it works!

I’m also going to try my own little experiment – Blogging Boot Camp: where I actually post on my blog each day of this month…but please don’t yell at me if I don’t! =)

Thanks! 

Woooooo pig fluie!

Hair Socks

I remember when I was little, when ever we would go on a long road trip, my mom would take a long sock and wrap her hair around it and tie it all up in a knot. The socks she used always looked like they came straight out the late seventies with wild colors. The benefit of the sock would always be bouncy hair that looked exactly like it did when we left 6 – 8 hours before. My sister and I would always have matted hair from sleeping against the window or probably drooling on ourselves while napping. 

While I was on the plane headed toward NYC I piled all my hair and it’s terrible roots on top of my hair and twisted it around and put a clippie in the pile of hair. 3 hours later great hair still. It really works! YAY!

These guys don’t have the Swine Flu

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Here’s a quick test to see if you have it. http://doihavepigflu.com/

On a more serious matter, here’s what we received at work today.
Please take note that one of the most important things is that YOU DO NOT CONTRACT THE H1N1 VIRUS FROM EATING PORK!!! Also, wash your hands early and often and if you are feeling sick – stay at home!

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The following is from my employer…h1n1-info

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