Friday, May 6, 2011

Day Two and -- Friday at the Basement

Take that will-power! Today was day two of healthy Alice. I laced up my knock-off balance ball sneakers and away I went. I didn't go as far today, but I went faster. Today I was prepared. I had my healthy snack packed and I didn't go into any store. Yeah for me! So now my reward...cold savignon blanc.

I'm sure after my health update that you want to hear more of my basement escapades. I got to the basement at 9:30 this morning which is perfectly on-time. I march up the front walk-way and knock on the door and try to walk in because the door is usually open and the knock is just a courtesy. The door was locked. Mmmm I think, that's strange. I ring the bell and I hear a definite scamper of feet. This is odd. So I go around to the side of the house and peek in the garage. I'll bet you've never peeked in your office windows have you? Ah ha I see that only HIS car is in the garage. HERS is missing. I get back into the car and I call HER and there is no answer; I text and still no answer. So I decide as if I'm still in college and waiting for a late professor that I will wait 15 minutes and then leave. I was doing a little Friday happy dance in my head. Then I swear 14 minutes later the garage opens. It's HIM and he doesn't even try to fake surprise. He knew I was out there the whole time. I ask him if SHE wanted me to work today and HE just shrugs...seriously just shrugs. I then put on my professional hat and say well I'll just check my desk and see if SHE left anything if that's alright(of course). HE says go right ahead. Then HE leaves. Okay here I am in their house alone with well nothing I feel like doing. I figure out a few things to do and then HE comes back. Yikes I need to look busier. Meanwhile SHE texts me that SHE will be home in a bit. Whoo hoo can't wait. So in SHE comes like a hurricane (so cliche I know) with the two angels. SHE checks on me and then announces that the housekeeper has arrived (thus the screams from the angels)and SHE is off to get her hair done. The noise that ensued when SHE left was a caucaphony (always loved that word)of non-angelic sounds. Finally, it is 2:00 pm and I am on my way. I climb the stairs and emerge into the kitchen where I see one of the darlings sitting at the island being coaxed by the housekeeper to do her K*umon sheets. English is not this woman's first language but her eyes tell the story. Ridiculous and they don't pay me enough for this crap. I know, I feel you I say back with my eyes. Then the little cherub takes off and this woman chases her around the house. I just stood there watching--not believing what I was seeing. All the while HE was in the basement doing well I'm not really sure what. I yelled good bye have a good weekend and made my exit...Can't wait to go back on Monday-NOT!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gettin' Healthy

So I've decided to get in shape. Yes I know I've said it before but this time my goal is health rather than size. Hopefully, size will be a nice side effect of health, but only time will tell. Today is the day, I get up eat a small healthy breakfast, complete with fruit. Impressive eh? Then I laced up my balance ball bottom sneakers, drove (I know what you're thinking) to Main Street for a walk. I live on a vertical hill which would be a great work out but even my friends think it is over my fitness head. I thought about parking at the bottom and seeing how far I could get back up but decided against due to the embarrassment factor. I walked 1.6 miles -- not bad I think to myself. Please do not day I'll run a 5k really I will. Then in my infinite wisdom I decide to go to the local health food store. I needed to pick up some vitamin e oil for Julia's hands. So far so good where did it all go wrong? Well by this time it is 12:45 p.m. and my small healthy breakfast is long gone and I'm starving. Everything in the store looked good. Still I press on and I try to pick up only those things we need. I almost made it, sigh. On the way out I pass the ready-made counter, what could it hurt right? I promise to remain in control--NOT. So I decide to get myself a cup of soup, no harm in that. Yum, white bean soup. I ladle it out into the container and don't take the bread--good for me. Then I decide I should get a small container of the black eye pea salad. I'll have that later--again sadly NOT. I also get a package of organic lemon cookies--bad bad idea.

So the end result was I ate the soup, I ate the salad and a handful of cookies. The moral of this story is yes I should have the healthy breakfast, lace up my sneakers and take a walk and then go home and have lunch. I should NOT go to a food store when I'm hungry. I suppose I should know better and I should also know my weaknesses. I have NO willpower. At least I made some healthy choices and I found a cool app for my phone--cardio tracker thingy that will tell me how far I went and how fast I did it...very cool all while I'm listening to classic books on podcasts on my phone. Tomorrow again I will lace up those sneakers and do better -- really :)

Let's see how tomorrow goes.