This has been quite a week! Mostly it’s work stuff that has gone crazy, but what would my life be without a little crazy? I am in that zone where I have so much to do that I’m spinning around in circles unable to land on one thing to work on so I can get it off my list.
Workout: This week I managed not to jack my back, or anything else, and except for one small food timing miscalculation (aka don’t eat within a BIG time window or you will BARF) I made it through an entire week of P90X.
How do I feel? Old. Very, very old. My knees are pissed, every muscle in my body has been pissed at some point, and I am tired at a cellular level. But I also feel pretty good about myself that I can actually do most of the moves. The yoga, surprisingly, is where I feel the least able to keep up. There are too many moves that, at this point, I can’t do. Some of it is because my knee just doesn’t work the way it used to, sometimes my bulk gets in the way because as much as I’ve lost my weight still starts with a 2, but mostly I’m just the world’s least flexible human. I’m getting better, and there are some things I can do better than I could before, but if you’ve been reading here very long at all you know that better is not good enough and I will not be happy until I master that which defeats me right now.
The week hasn’t been without comedy, of course. This is me we are talking about. Take, for example, the time my husband was trying to teach me to do “real” push-ups. I can only do “girly” push-ups on my knees right now, which of course frustrates me (see above with the yoga), so he was trying to explain how to get the full range of motion. See, I have this fear of landing on my face. Like I will go down to a certain point, lose my hold, and smash my face on the floor thus flushing years of painful orthodontia, which really isn’t my idea of a good time.
So he gets down on the floor in plank position, with his shirt off of course so I can be impressed by his musclitude, and tells me that what I need to do is “charge my lats.”
Him: See if you squeeze your sides and charge your lats, you are using your lats to control the motion. You try it.
So I get on the floor in plank position.
Me: How do I flex my lats?
Him: Squeeze your sides. At your ribcage.
Me: How the hell do you squeeze your ribcage??
Him: Just put your mind there and squeeze.
Me: (flexing with all my might, which really means squeezing my eyes shut and trying not to fart) Maybe girls don’t have lats.
Him: *falls on the floor laughing*
I will do those bastard push-ups if it kills me.
Downsizing: For the first time ever I actually sold something on Craigslist. Since I’m not using it anymore, and I now have a gym membership, I couldn’t justify keeping my elliptical so I listed it on Craigslist and it sold. It took a while, but I actually got what I wanted for it and I’m really happy with the whole thing. My husband is also happy because he has a big chunk of space back in his shop.
There are a lot more items in my house that I should part with, some of which seem pointless to sell. Like my cookbooks. I have a crapload of cookbooks that I don’t use because I got a little crazy about collecting them at one point (I can read a cookbook cover to cover like a novel because I’m weird like that), but I think selling them would be more trouble than it’s worth. If I listed them on here (for free) is there anyone who would be interested in them? I’d like to see them go to people who will use them, and I’ll pay to ship them, I just want to pare down my collection to books I actually use. I have a bunch of cake-specific books too that could go to new homes.
Moving: I have chosen a new domain and will be slowly building a new space and moving this blog. I will let you all know when it happens. It’s just time to move away from the floatingprincess name. It hasn’t fit me for a long time, and I’ve been anxious to try something new. I’ve already changed my Twitter name to ellemmes, so if you were wondering were the p*rncess went that’s what happened. It’s time.
I think it’s time for me to head outside. It’s a beautiful day and we’re supposed to have snow next week (what the what?) so I’m going to soak up the sun while I can and go for a run. Have a great week everyone!