A couple years ago (Dec. 2009) the whole family (including my uncle, aunt and cousins from Minnesota) went to Disneyland to help CELEBRATE my granpa’s 90th birthday!! To CELEBRATE his 90th birthday he wanted to go on Space Mountain!!! Here he is on the Space Mountain ride. If you look closely, he looks awfully bored, doesn’t he?
Ok, so I went ahead and did it. I entered this Challenge sponsored by one of my fellow So Cal Lady bloggers. Go check it out; Wendy Will Blog— I Will Rock This Challenge. I don’t know if my current job situation enticed me to want to do this (since work is beyond slow due to all the budget cuts in education lately among other things), or the fact that I have quite a few weddings, my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary parties to go to, and the summer just coming up in general and I would love to lose like a gazillion pounds, or my competitive spirit since I know this is something I could do well in, if I really decide to put the effort into it. I think it is a combination of all of these things together that pushed me over the edge to take the plunge and go for it. This challenge started just over an hour ago on May 1st. It ends on July 1st.
I just finished (or am just finishing now I SHOULD say) my last soda I plan on having until this is over, or possibly longer. So HA! Yeah, we’ll see how that goes, right? I plan on drinking a LOT more water, and exercising more (hoping this challenge will give me more motivation to do so, instead of making an excuse not to get out and go to the gym or get outside) I usually have been going to the gym at least 3 days a week, but would like to be going at least 5 now. Going out for less Happy Hours and dinners will also help, I always make my own lunches for the most part, so that’s not an issue. Cutting back on the Starbucks would probably be ideal too I am thinking…. I’ve done this before, losing weight, so I know it is possible! I just need to find enough things to keep myself busy with.
One problem though…. this would all be PERFECT if it weren’t for my birthday being THIS THURSDAY on the 3rd! (See post below about all the TASTY YUMMY DELICOUSNESS you can get for your birthday MONTH) Plus how can I say no to all the happy hours and dinners with friends when it’s for my own BIRTHDAY? Looks like I will have to say no to a lot of the birthday goodies, but will still have a few things to go out and celebrate or opt for any healthy options there might be on the menu. I DO have to have one Pop Rock Margarita though!! Otherwise…. I WILL stick to just water!!! And CAKE! How can you say no to a piece of your own birthday cake, especially if its cheesecake? Seems pretty rude to me, if you refuse to take a piece of your own cake… 😉
I have to weigh in sometime today… So.Not.Looking.Forward.To.That 😛 If I don’t end up working today, I think I will spend the day at the gym. Get a head start on working off all those calories I will probably gain from any birthday festivities going on this next week. If I can just make it to May 7th, then I think I’ll be ok. Will take the whole not eating out part more seriously then replaced by much healthier options… 😉
Only 61 more days and 22 1/4 hours left to go… But who’s keeping track of that… Certainly NOT ME! 😉
Birthday Freebies– Hey It’s Free!! LA & OC 🙂
My birthday is coming up pretty soon, so I am starting to get all my birthday goodies through the mail and e-mail. Who doesn’t like getting stuff? I know I do. Especially on your birthday? FOR FREE?? You gotta be kidding me! Here is a list of places that have some amazing freebies that are up for grabs on your date of birth, birthday week, or even birthday month. Whether it’s a free car wash, spa day, movie tickets, free game play at Dave & Buster’s and Boomers (Unlimited FREE rides and mini-golf for 4 hours too!), dinner, ice cream, or pizza, there is something here for everyone. Many of these places offer gluten-free and other healthy items for those with special diets. 😉 Enjoy! Feel free to add any that I may have forgotten (Or just do not know about yet!) I love learning about more great deals that I can add to my list! So Happy Birthday everyone! 😉