Category Archives: Zeus
Let me start by giving my Dad a shout out. Yesterday was his birthday.
We all went out to dinner to celebrate, and even though the camera was in the purse, I got nothing.
Happy (One day late on the Blog) Birthday Daddy!!
I guess I’m going a little “memento” on ya, and I’ll recap skating from the last time I blogged.
So, on Wednesday nights, it’s only $2 to skate. I love a cheap night out.
I could have brought my rollerblades, but I really wanted to
get a wicked foot fungus go old school. REPRESENT!
It’s so much fun to roller-skate. It reminds me of birthday parties from my youth, especially the smell of the rink. It’s a distinctive aroma, I can’t really describe, but it knocks you on your ass the moment you walk through the doors.
And it never leaves your nasal passages until you walk out the door.
Even after all that, I can’t wait to go back.
We’ve done this before, we’ve gone skating, had a great time and promised to go back every Wednesday. We’ll see.
Let me leave you with this today.
It’s cold outside, but someone is toasty warm…
AAhhh!! A PUPPY WITH A COAT ON!!
Ok, guys. Let me explain a little something to ya.
First of all, Friday’s Purple Haze fueled post was really a test.
Currently, Adam and I are having an internet issue. What that really means is, right now, we have no internet. So, I tried my hand at posting through an app on my phone, but I wasn’t happy with the results.
Why the heck did the picture show up on top?
Obviously, the app didn’t work out like I would have liked, so I probably wont be using that much, unless you want photo less posts.
And nobody wants that!
Here’s what’s been going on.
The healthy life is eluding me. Yesterday, I ate a bagel for breakfast and hit up some Wendy’s for lunch.
I don’t feel bad about heading to Wendy’s because I was pissed off at something, and I am an emotional eater.
We were having an issue with the new dishwasher we were getting installed yesterday.
Long story short, we ordered a new dishwasher, it didn’t fit, but it’s the exact same size, so WHAT THE F’ING F???
Our only option was to order a “special sized” dishwasher, which only means “more money”, and this did not make me happy.
I was like a psycho beyotch, and I smashed glass stove tops, and spit in the face of the sales guy.
Adam had to drag me out of there. All while I was screaming “Don’t quelch me”!”
I don’t know why, but I thought quelch meant “to hold back” but Urban Dictionary set me straight.
And this just got awkward.
I know now, that word I was looking for was Squelch- “to silence”
Lesson uncomfortably learned.
After my ridiculous afternoon, I felt like I had an ulcer, and I spent the remaining hours of the day taking a nappy nap on the couch. I missed dinner, and went to bed with a relatively empty stomach.
And it all makes sense now as to why I had a crazy dream. I dreamt that Adam and I were moving to a different city and Adam’s mom was throwing us a party, except it wasn’t really Adam’s mom, and we were already somewhere else. I got mad because there were these little girls at my party that I didn’t know. It was apparently the girls birthday and everyone was singing to them, and I started freaking out. “THIS IS MY PARTY, WHO ARE YOU?” I stormed out of the party and found myself wandering around a new city, with a rocks glass in my hand.
Today is going to be a little less chaotic and ulcer inducing. We’re heading to the Eastern Hills Mall, where there having a Pet Expo from 11 am to 4pm.
Meghan has started making adorable dog collars, and she’ll be selling her wares at the expo today, so we’re heading over to support her, and maybe even buy a few collars for my little guy.
Maybe? pssh, of course I’ll buy some collars. I can’t resist that smiling face.
And right now, I’m sitting in Wegmans, uploading this for ya’ll.
I’ve got to get the internet back. This whole “poor college student, using Wegmans free internet” thing just isn’t my style.
I went to the gym after work today and did a circuit training routine I found on Julie’s blog.
She mentioned it a while ago, but never got around to jotting it down and bringing it with me.
Today was the day.
Pyramid Arm Workout
10 push ups (on my knees b*tch)
20 tricep dips
30 bicep curls
40 second plank
50 tummy tucks (plank position, lifting alternating knees to chest)
40 second plank
30 bicep curls
20 tricep dips
10 push ups
So, there’s a few things I have to make mention of.
- I did 10 tricep dips, and my baby arms could barely handle that!
- 40 seconds in the plank position had me sweating like “whoa”.
- It was way harder then I thought it would be, but it felt good when I was done.
I started my workout today with a 10 minute treadmill warm-up and after the pyramid workout, I hopped on the elliptical and did a 20 minute routine.
I used to do a lot of 20 minute intense routines that I found in Jackie Warner’s book, “This is Why You’re Fat”
Yeah, thanks bitch.
Anyways, that woman knows what she’s talking about. Her cardio routines are fast paced and intense, and she says that 20 minutes, when done right, is all the cardio you need.
This is the elliptical workout, I’ll post the others on the exercise page (soon)
Start with the cross ramp between 1 and 5, keep your resistance at a pace where you can go fast and hard. Try and keep it around 170 strides per minute. Do this for 2 minutes.
For the next two minutes, raise the cross ramp as high as it will go, and increase the resistance so that you were struggling to move your legs against it.
For 1 minute, lower the ramp between 1 and 5 and decrease your resistance so you can pedal at a comfortable pace.
Repeat this interval 3 more times for a total of 20 minutes.
It’s a good workout, and if you give it a try, let me know what you think.
Now, in case you were wondering what the heck my title meant, well Immabouta to give it to ya!
Zeus was due for his yearly physical at the vet, but the vet had a field trip of about 8 girl scouts. They asked if we (or Zeus) would mind if the scouts observed the physical.
Zeus was terrified of being at the office, so I thought the little gals would be a welcome distraction to my shaking puppy.
The girls were all so gentle with my little guy and kept him distracted while he got blood drawn and a shot.
There was this one little girl though, ummm, yeah. She kept like, getting in my way when I was trying to soothe Zeusy with a mothers touch. Always in the way, gurl!
I kinda wanted to shove her and I might have stepped on her toes to show her who’s boss.
I’m kidding, I do not condone child abuse in anyway.
We sure showed her when Zeus refused to give her kisses.
In yo FACE annoying scout!
After my little rant last night, I realized I forgot to tell you quite a few things about my evening.
First, I made a pretty awesome dinner, if I do say so myself.
We had some spinach parmesan chicken sausages, but no rolls, so I popped the meat out of its casing, and browned it in a pan. Once it was cooked, I dumped it into a pot of spaghetti sauce. I let that simmer, and at the same time, I had some zucchini roasting in the oven.
I had planned on just eating the sausgage-y sauce over the roasted veggies, but couldn’t resist a scoop of that whole wheat rotini.
I’m sure it would have been delicious without the pasta, but it just tasted so good with it. Very filling.
So, good that I packed the same thing for lunch today.
And also, when I went to the gym last night with Adam, I just did a walk for 2.5 miles. I also did a few ab exercises, but was having some tummy issues and felt like a crunch wasn’t going to turn out well.
Today, I’m heading to my gym after work, cause that’s how I like it! Then we have to take Zeus to the vet. He’s due for his yearly shots. EEK!!
He’s not going to be happy about it, he doesn’t like going to the vet, but they give him cookies!
Who doesn’t like cookies?
When we first decided to get a dog, we knew that it was going to be a lot of hard work to train him. We knew that it would continue to be a lot of work as he got older.
Some people might have even said that it would be like “baby training”.
That comment really ran through my had this morning, when at 5:30ish, I heard Zeus barf all over the place.
I turned to Adam in bed, “I know you heard that”.
I don’t want him to be one of those guys that “doesn’t hear the baby crying” because he’s “sleeping”.
And yes, all those “” are necessary to get my point across.
Adam and I got out of bed to tend to the baby , I picked up the puke and Adam got up with him. I promptly went back to bed.
Couldn’t do that with a baby.
This isn’t the first time I’ve thought that Zeus is preparing us for our future.
There was a prior “puke in the bed” incident, and also a “poop in the bed” incident.
Probably not your proudest moment, my little love.
Seriously though, I know that having a dog is nothing like having a baby, and I’m sure that raising a baby is 100 times harder than raising a dog.
But in a good way.
Whether its good or bad, I’m just not ready. I know my Mom’s ready, she’s been ready for about 3 and a 1/2 years.
But right now, my biggest concern is what I’m going to wear Saturday night. And I’m ok with that.
I have a little change in my workout routine. Adam wants to start working out again, and he likes to go in the evening. So I told him I’d join him after dinner.
I’m not sure if it’ll stick because it’s hard to come home from work, eat dinner, and then go out. I like to go right after work because I’m already out, once my bootie hits the couch, it’s OVER.
But I’ll try it, cause the couple that sweats together…..
Well, I have no idea what that couple does.
I’ll let ya know.
Yesterday, I did a whole lot of nothing. The only thing I did that actually felt blog worthy was my newest pizza creation.
Adam and I had gone grocery shopping, so I picked up some things that were rolling around in my head.
I started my spreading a thin layer of fat free ricotta cheese on a flatbread. I topped the ricotta with a thinly sliced granny smith apple and some chopped red onion.
I added a little bit of mozzarella cheese to help everything stick together, and finally, sprinkled gorgonzola cheese on top of the pizza.
I placed it in a 450* oven for about 12 minutes.
While the combination of flavors was interesting, it definitely wasn’t my favorite.
I ate it all though! It wasn’t that bad.
This morning, I got up a little earlier than usual, and no, it wasn’t because I was heading to the gym. Wah Wahhhhh!
Zeusy was cramping my sleepy style again, Ya know, he’s only 28 pounds, but I swear it’s like having another adult in the bed.
I might even prefer another adult in the bed , because they understand English, so I could shout, “GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE” and they would actually get it, and not just do this:
Nah, I love my little guy, I can tolerate a billion more kicks to the stomach.
For breakfast, I decided to make myself an egg sandwich. Now that we finally went grocery shopping, my breakfast options are a little more open.
Ham, egg and cheese, on a toasted everything bagel thin. Good way to start my day!
What’s your favorite breakfast?
With my new gym membership, I went to bed last night raring to go. Excited about my first AM workout since my P90X days. When Adam’s alarm went off at 5:50, I was awake, we even had a small conversation. Zeus hopped out of the bed (yes, our doggie sleeps in our bed, judge away) and it was over.
Ya see, Zeus is a snuggler. He likes to get so close to you that you can’t move. When he finally jumps off the bed, gives ya some room, it feels like you’re moving your legs for the first time. And that “first time” stretch was glorious.
It just kept happening, stretching, and rolling around in the bed by myself.
Adam came up a little while later:
“Are you getting up?”
Slept until 7:45 today. Greasy, unwashed hair, minimal makeup and a mish-mosh of easy things to grab for lunch.
Should make for a long, interesting day.
This is helping
First off, I want to say a big “Hello” to you all, new and old readers. You guys must have been loving my Halloween pics, my views hit my highest yet. Thanks for that, and if you are new, I hope you like what you see and stick around for more.
I didn’t have time to blog this morning, I was feverishly trying to scrub off Saturday’s temporary tattoos, without much luck. At least I managed to scrub off the big ol boobies I had on my left arm.
*Amy Winehouse really did have boobies on her arm, FYI.
I had my gym bag packed and I headed over to the gym after work. I have to admit, taking the past few weeks off, made it really hard to get going. I’ve gotten quite used to coming right home and spending extra time with Adam and Zeusy.
But I accepted long ago, that working out is just a part of my life now, and I need to make time for me.
I started out with a 10 minute warm up of the StairClimber. I did a level 8 with 2 minute intervals of single step and skipping a step. I pushed myself in the last 2 minutes, by upping the intensity to a level 10.
Then I hopped on the treadmill. I did a total of 2 miles, .25 miles walking, .25 miles running. I could feel that my hip was not right, but I was comfortably able to do the quarter miles, so I kept going. Sure enough though, the pain has gotten increasingly worse. I popped an Aleve as soon as I got home. Plus, my father in law had given me the names of a few Dr.’s he thinks I should check out. I just keep forgetting to call them.
When I got home I started dinner. I decided to make a frittata. I started my frying up 6 slices of bacon. I chopped up some red and yellow peppers, and red onion.
I’m not sure what I was thinking, but I decided to make the frittata in the pan with the bacon grease. How very Paula Deen of me, no? After I removed the cooked bacon, I put the peppers and onion in the pan, and let them get soft and brown. Then I crumbled the bacon and added about 11 scrambled eggs. (I know, odd amount, it’s just what I had left.)
Throw it in a 350* oven for about 20 minutes, or until the center is set.
I was a little concerned that it was going to be too greasy, but luckily I only made 6 slices of bacon, so there wasn’t too much grease. Plus, who are we kidding, fat = flavor.
It’s true, and it’s ok.
And it’s delicious.
My wonderful Mother in Law stopped by my work today, to bring us some homemade Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potato soup.
It sounded delightful, and I threw it in the fridge, figuring I had tonight’s dinner in the bag.
I got about 10 minutes away from work and realized that it was still chillin’, in all it’s corned beefiness, in my work fridge.
The failed dinner attempt left me with a serious hankering for some soup, and there isn’t any soup at my house, so Adam and I decided to go out.
We actually decided to treat ourselves to dinner, as an early celebration, for something special tomorrow.
We went to Danny’s South, and if your from Buffalo, then you know Danny’s, and the chicken wing soup.
Both Adam and I decided to go with just the soup and salad bar, as it’s always more than enough.
I had a couple trip to the bar….
After all that, I was full, and the Buffalo Wing Soup had given me a little but of a tummy ache.
But, don’t you worry about me. I’m good.
Adam and I finished the last of our gourmet Jello shots tonight for a party we have on Saturday. I’m dying to show them off, but I want it to be a big surprise for the party-goers.
I think I’m going to add a tab on the top of my blog to share some of my fabulous shot recipes, because, yeah, that’s right, I don’t mess around with the same ol’ vodka-water-jello business.
I bring it!
So much so, that my brother suggested an alternate blog title for me…
My Life Through Jello Shots.
I like it.
Lastly tonight, I just have to share the funniest picture Adam was lucky enough to catch on film.
When I try to pick up Zeus, to give him snuggle time, he always goes crazy.
And in exhibit B, look at how he sits, so precious, in Adam’s arms:
So, in my attempt to pick up my little guy for some kisses, Adam caught an action shot of this:
I was literally LOL’ing when I saw this, and I just had to share it with ya’ll.
I may have to consider changing my blog rating after this.
Have a great night.
I was grateful that I had a half day today. I was actually starting to feel a little sleepy and lightheaded while at work.
It probably had nothing to do with the ‘ol sinus infection, and everything to do with the face that I’m eating way less that I’ve been used to this past week.
I had a little snack to tide me over until lunchtime. I enjoyed an apple pie Larabar.
It was delicious, but it was giving me a little gastrointestinal pain, if ya know what I mean. Toot, Toot!!
I came home and made myself a delicious lunch. I had a big salad consisting of romaine lettuce and some rainbow salad (shredded broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage). I topped it with tomatoes, some chow mein noodles and a grilled Morningstar Vegan grillers burger.
I also had some grapes to satisfy my sweet tooth.
While the grapes were good, they certainly weren’t a bag of chocolate frosted donuts.
I have about 100 things I should be doing, but all I really want to do, is give this guy some play/love time.