Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Morning After

I didn't mention anything about the election on my blog, namely, because who I voted for has nothing to do with my weight loss journey.... however, I do have a big smile on my face today. And I stayed up until 12:30 to listen to Obama's victory speech. And, in between Charlie Gibson calling the election at 11PM and when I went to bed at 12:30, I did have a few celebratory glasses of wine. Which also means I slept in this morning. But... when I awoke, I had this revelation about one of my research projects and what direction I want to take it in for a conference in February. I leapt out of bed and jotted my idea down quickly. Awesome.

You guys crack me up!! I know that I can't use my extended calories to eat pizza, chocolate, or gelato or to drink a half bottle of wine (um... sorry, I did do that last night). But I also made a lovely chicken stirfry with peppers and onions for dinner and so I didn't splurge so much foodwise, just celebratory wine wise. Therefore, your advice (warnings?) are duly noted.

I went to spin again last night. I got there a little later than I wanted to (texting with E about Castro and Black Panthers... and dealing with said chicken), so I had to figure out my bike measurements/adjustments. I looked it up, and then about a minute into our warmup, I had this thought... "WHERE ARE MY KEYS??" I usually leave them up front at the desk (they have a little hook system), but I couldn't remember if I did or not. So, I got off my bike, got a lot of weird looks, ran to the front desk, saw my keys hanging on their hook, and ran back to the gym and got on my bike. I have to say that yesterday's class went a lot better. I didn't get so sore, maybe because I'm getting more used to how the resistance on the bikes work, and also that I realize that I sweat ALOT and this makes my butt slide on the seat, so I need to use my abs and legs to keep me in place. This instructor was a lot less yell-y than the other one, and I really liked the class. So, Tuesday nights are a keeper, and I'll be home in time to watch the Biggest Loser too!

10 comments:

Marcie said...

I missed everything last night! I fell asleep on the couch around 8:30 and went to bed at 9:15. My husband told me who won when he came to bed. I'm looking forward to the nightly news so I can hear some of the speeches.

Good for you on spin class! I was always afraid to try one of those. lol... I'm chicken when it comes to new things.

off subject...but the "word verification" word for me below is "gorker" and it made me chuckle. lol... Gorker...sorry, I just find it funny! ; )

Cammy said...

So glad you found a spin class that "fits"! (I like less yell-y instructors too.)

RooBabs said...

Spin class again? Wow, I'm impressed. And that's funny about your keys- totally something I would do (otherwise it would drive me crazy thinking about it).

Angie Eats Peace said...

I was up late with some wine, too, for Obama's victory! Woohoo!

MizFit said...

go you on the spin class.

some day you may get me (& my v'jayjay) back there as well.

Miz

dadivastreet said...

Whoo Hoo for the spinning! Perhase a towel on the seat might help to keep you from sliding.

HollyALP said...

I want to try a spin class! I'm afraid someone will have to peel me off the floor... but maybe that's a good thing?

Scale Junkie said...

Your food splurge sounds yummy and like a very healthy splurge!

I'm still watching clips of the speech and still getting tears in my eyes.

Great job on that spin class!!

Mark said...

Good for you! Enjoy the weekend!

c said...

I was very happy as well. Happier than I expected even though I voted for him. I felt very inspired during his speech and I'm looking forward to his presidency.

And just cause Marcie told you what her verification word was, mine is Steve. How random is that?