Monday, June 23, 2008
Well, well well. I got myself a new look today. I took the plunge and chopped my hair off!! Wow. What a feeling to have your ponytail cut off!!! It was SO FUN. My stylist was really fun too. She was just as excited as I was. Melissa and I had been talking about it and I just decided to go for it and do it. I LOVE IT! I think it is a kind of sophisticated cut. I just really really like it. I was completely freaked out when she handed me my ponytail.....yeah.....that is a feeling I can't describe. The workout clothes pictures is because I got some new tennis shoes in the mail today too. So, of course, I had to try them out with my new haircut!
Here are a few pictures. What do you think?!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I finally ran my first 5K today! When I got up this morning at 6:30 I woke Dusty up so he could wish me luck and the only thing he said was, "I have been thinking. Maybe you shouldn't run today. People usually train for these things."
Ha Ha Ha Ha.
In retrospect he was mostly right :-) It was a lot harder than I thought. I actually don't like running but I have always wanted to run a 5K. Go figure. I even had to stop off at a store and pee during the race. I took them literally and stayed really hydrated and it took a toll on me.
The race was called: Break the Silence and it was a run to help raise awareness and rally support for those affected by abuse and pornography. It was such a great race and their message was very powerful. Instead of having numbers on our backs we had messages from anonymous abuse and pornography victims, stats on the widespread and devastating effects of pornography etc. When you ran you read the messages on the backs of people in front of you and you really did feel empowered to keep going.
It was a free race but at the end a won 2 Jamba Juice gift cards and a t-shirt! :-) Overall it was a great day and I have something checked off my bucket list.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: WATER
My vieja gets mad and I don't even know water problem is!
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: BRIEF
My homie farted gacho, bad, and I couldn't brief.
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: MUSHROOM
Orale vato, when all my familia gets in the car, thereâ€™s not mushroom.
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: CHICKEN
My vieja wanted me to go to the store, but chicken go by herself.
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: LIVER & CHEESE
Some vato tried to sweet talk my ruca. I told him, orale loco liver alone, cheese mine.
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: JULY
Ju tol me ju were goin to the store and July to me! Julyer!
MEXICAN WORD OF THE DAY: WAFER
I wanted to go with my mom to the flea market pero she didn't wafer me!
Thursday, June 05, 2008
This was a trip of "firsts" in several ways.
- Dusty and I always talk about wanting to get one and I have to admit they are amazing. When I first got in the bed it was really firm and I held down the button to make them softer and it felt so nice. My sleep number is 20 think. I played around with it for a while and I think that is where I did best. It was so nice.
- First time I ever got an answer like this:
- Amy: "Do you have a non-smoking room I can be moved in to?"
- Clerk: "Well you don't have to smoke."
- Amy: "I understand that. I just wanted a room that doesn't have the aroma of smoke. It is making me sick."
- Clerk: "I don't think we got any of those."
My problem is 1) sweets and 2) portion control. I have no understanding of how much is enough. Another part of this thing that we are doing is trying to retrain our bodies in a sense that feeling satisfied is enough; I don't have to feel full every meal.
I have resisted every kind of chocolate imaginable and today even pizza! I thought about eating it and not telling Dusty :-) but quickly realized that I have power over my body. I have power over what I feel. I chose not to eat any of the chocolate or even pizza. This is a major accomplishment for me. So when it really came down to it, it wasn't too much of a temptation.
I know that I will eat pizza and chocolate again and probably too much of it at times but this little experience has been great for me to really realize the power I have over my body and how my unconscious living and eating can have severe effects on my overall well being. So next time I will consciously pig out on chocolate and pizza (ha ha just kidding). Seriously I have felt empowered as I have striven to live the Word of Wisdom a little better and create the life and health that I really desire.