Thursday, April 28, 2011

86 the gym bag

I am such a gym rookie. When I see people falling into the gym with the massive gym bags, gallons of water, and handfuls of trinkets...I just snicker. At this point, I am not ready to shower and disrobe at the gym. I just can't imagine lugging all of that stuff into the gym, then into the locker room, then change, then workout, next shower, redress, primp then leave. WOW, that's a workout in itself. Plus, after an hour and a half in the gym, I am over it an ready to go.

Typically, I go to the gym three days a week. I do 35 minutes of strength training and 40 minutes of cardio. Then I leave. I really don't want to keep up with all of that stuff, hold any water bottles and definitely not lugging in a gym bag.

I guess I'm a rookie for now who drinks from the fountain and changes before she gets to the gym.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

15 Days and Counting

One of the ugly things about PCOS is the abnormal cycles. Sometimes it's here today and gone tomorrow, while other times it seems like it's here to stay. Weeelllll, here's one of those here to stay moments (x100). It's been 15 days and counting. I am over this already. I did do a few things differently this month which includes taking Saw Palmetto, Kelp, and strength training. I certainly wish things would even out so I can feel a tad bit normal.

That's all for now.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

30 High Protein Challenge

Today I am starting a 30 day high protein challenge. During my mini vacay and a week before, I engaged in bad eating. I kept having these weird cravings for cheesecake and Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches. Whew and boy did I much so I gained three pounds. However, only after a few days on going to the gym and eating correctly, I've lost 5lbs. So, for the next 30 days, I am challenging myself to a high protein diet (minus the eggs and fish). I am hoping for great results. I am also trying a revisited strategy of hot lemon water first thing in the mornings. My fellow blogger is also giving it a whirl. PS. Sorry for being sporadic. I've been nursing a broken heart.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DC Cityscapes

I visited my sister last week. It's amazing the beauty that I saw in the city that I once loathed.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Dear AirTran,

  • the leg room sucks

  • the flight attendants are rude

  • you only service peanuts (I'm allergic)

  • your fees are ridiculous

The End

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Field Trip to Lowes

Welcome to Lowes, how may I help you?

Every year about this time, I take a trip to Lowes or Home Depot to get a huge haul for my lawn. This year, the haul didn't seem as large only because I wanted to hit Ikea before making the final decisions. After the trip, my mom and I worked on the flower bed a few hours (that counts as exercise right) and dug up old plants that just weren't attractive anymore. After seeing some beautiful Iris plants on Lisa's Blog, I was inspired (I copied) to add a few to my flower bed. We also removed a few bushes that the builder but in. IMO, they were just awful and very dated looking. I prefer a clean, fuss free and modern flower bed. (I may post pics).

Thereafter, I had to load up on allergy meds because the pollen was thick and it was a little chilly. Most of all, I didn't want to be too sick to travel or have fun for a day spree in Ikea.

Hope you guys enjoy the photos

(Click on the pics to enlarge)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Got Thrify and Almost Broadway

Thrifting Ain't Easy!

Ok lovelies, The Lady Girl went thrifting today. It wasn't really on my agenda and I was really looking for a side table for my foyer but this is what I left with instead; 4 bottoms, 1 top, 1 jacket and a new frame. The ON jeans are new never worn (yes ma'am), and the others are quality picks as well. I must say this is my first time in a while thrifting. I NEVER find clothes so I rarely venture into that area but today, something was calling my name. So I patiently combed through the hodge podge of clothing, scattering dust about and irritating my allergies further. (That was the bad part). Other than that, it was a cool experience.

Typically, I NEVER EVER go shopping with people other than my mother because they can't quite understand the patience it takes to go through stores like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Ross and thrifting. These are NOT stores that one can speed through with the hopes of just finding's a careful art. Today I went with my old co-worker, it was ok but she's just a patient shopper.

After thrifting we decided to do a little shoe shopping. I really need some black sandals. These are the only ones that caught my eye but they were ill fitting so I left them in the store (Off Broadway Shoes). I keep thinking about them but my baby toe on my right foot always sticks out of sandals and I hate that. (Thinking about the tags of Perfect Imperfections on YouTube). Today was swell, I overate and now I'm a bit sick. BARF. My mom comes to town tomorrow and I need to get spiffy.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Ain't No Fool

In honor of the obligatory use of the term April, I attempted to draw you in with an engaging title. (Did it work?)

Well, April Ain't No Fool and neither is The Lady Girl. Spring is here and if you're in this area, you know it's with a BANG. OMG. I am miserable in regards to seasonal allergies. Any stint outside causes mayhem. This makes me uneasy because I need to be outside walking and soaking up vitamin D but when it looks like it's raining pollen, it's best that I stay inside.

As far as exercise, I've been slacking on that. I really need to do better because my legs aren't as smooth as they use to be. (insert sad face here). My thighs are becoming jiggly...ewww and no. I can't have that. So, in response to a great special for the gym, I joined. I was once anti gym because it took too much to get there. So now, I've mapped out a route from work and before grocery shopping on Saturday mornings. I am only committing to three days per week at the gym. (The rest will be exercise tapes at home) I have to get in shape.

After reading Amy's blog, PCOS takes huge toll on my facets on one's life. I can't anymore. This has gone on for too long. I have to regain the element that fuels me and that's my femininity.

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