Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday recap and Thursday Outlook

Sorry for the cursing in this picture. I love the sentiment though and thought I would share.

Yesterday the house was a bust. It needed A LOT of work. Now I am not afraid of work, but the layout was crummy and not at all conducive to entertaining. So a no go there.

Last night though I got in 4 miles on the treadmill before working with Eric. Then we did free weights. Chest night...So flys,presses, tricep dips, push ups, I got to play with a weighted ball and threw it down, I did donkey was fun. Then he took me for abs. I laid flat on my back with my legs hanging off. Eric explained the "positions". 1- legs straight out 2- legs 30 degree angle 3- legs 60 degree angle and 4- legs 90 degree angle. Then he would tell me a number and I had to put my legs in that spot. So he might go 1, 3, 4, 1, 2, 4, 1, 4,1, 4.....and as he told me, I would put my legs there. I was laughing but oh holy hell. Sometimes he would say them fast. Sometimes slow so I had to hold my legs in that position for a few seconds. Finally he would finish and make me go to position 4 and do 15-30 pulse ups. AHHHH. By the third circuit I couldnt even pulse anymore. LOL.

Then I went back and walked another 1.5 miles to stretch out.
Calories burned: 873. Doesnt seem like much but heart rate goes down when you are laying down.

Today I woke up and weighed 159.0!!! Only 5 lbs til goal! How excited am I??

And today I am making a new vegan dish. Black Bean Enchiladas! Ymmy! I will let you know how they turn out.

Well if you havent noticed, this post is later than normal. I just got back from my Zumba Interview. This is how it went:

It didnt.

I got to the gym right on time. Had my resume, license, and iPod in tow. Told the girl at the front desk that I had a meeting with Pam and I was told to wait on the couch.

After 15 minutes of waiting, I was asked by the girl at the front desk what time my appt was for. I told her and asked if I could use the restroom because Pam wasnt even in the building yet.

When I came up the front desk girl asked me my name and handed me the phone. I thought it was Pam. Maybe she was sick, child was sick...whatever.

No. It was a man named Mike. Told me that Pam "suddenly resigned" yesterday. That he didnt know I had an interview today.How she left them in a lurch. Asked me if I knew how to manage fitness classes (ah no) and I gave him some of my background.

He told me that he would call me once they get a manager for the fitness classes and that he was interested in talking to me. Loved my story...yadda yadda.

I got off the phone with him and left my information. One of the guys that was behind the counter asked if I could give him some background about myself if I might be working there. So I went thru the whole story again. What I did before, how I was a stay at home mom, how I lost the weight etc. I had even brought in a before picture and showed it to him.

The whole thing just felt very unprofessional. I understand being left in a lurch but I was blindsided. Maybe it was my intuition kicking in? Dont know.

Now I am just upset and angry. Time to work off the aggression tonight at the gym.

Ok so I am off. Have to go get Landry from Preschool.
Have a great day everyone!!

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  1. Annoying. For everyone involved. Geez. At least you tried and got to share your story. 159???? Jealous!!

    1. Thanks Drazil! Just one of those "I want to shank you" moments. LOL

  2. It would have been nice if the receptionist had given you a head's up about the situation before you waited to talk to the guy, whom I'm guessing was the owner. It would be interesting to talk to Pam and find out WHY she left, or if that's even the whole story.