Thursday, June 24, 2010


Well my friends, it's been an excellent and highly successful morning!

I woke up in plenty of time to make breakfast - I made Orange Bran Flax Muffins, possibly the healthiest muffins ever (that still taste good, at least.) If you want the recipe, it's posted at Basil and Buttercream. So Mark and I ate breakfast, talked through our plans for the day, and I sent him off to work with his lunch packed. (Wife win!)
Then, I cleaned the kitchen (of course, while rockin' out to my favorite playlists on my iPod...)
And then I did my morning workout. (Well ... I call it my morning workout. It's the second workout I've done in a LONG, LONG time.)
It went well. I think, for now, I've found a solution that works for me. Basically, I started with about 15 minutes of calisthenics to get me nice and warmed up. Then I ran, then walked, then dragged myself up and down the stairs for the entirety of Maroon 5's song "Harder to Breathe." (SO appropriate, right?)
And THEN ... I had my own personal dance party. For like 20 minutes! So exciting! I'm positive that I looked like a TOTAL goofball, cause let's be honest, I'm a really, really white girl, and I can swing dance and waltz with the best of them, and I've got rhythm (It seriously just took me about 6 tries to spell that word right) ... but I don't have much there to shake. So it was a lot of jumpy/bouncy/kicky stuff. But it was fun, and it's all my favorite up-beat music, and my heart rate was up for a good 20-25 minutes, so that's all that matters, right?

But still. I wouldn't want to have a PUBLIC dance party. I might invite my sister to join when she visits. But that's about it. Because (and I'm about to embarrass myself here), it'd be a lot of this (which was taken AFTER the dance party, not during):
And really, who wants to see that? (Besides all of you in BlogLand, of course.)

So anyway, all that to say I had a really great morning. I was pretty tired after my workout/dance party, but I didn't feel like I was going to die like I did yesterday.

So hopefully I can be at least semi-productive this afternoon, and then tonight is Girls' Night! So excited ... I haven't had a good girls' night in a while.

(EVERY night will be Girls' Night when Kelly comes to visit again though! Can't wait!)

Hope all of you have a fantastic Thursday! It's almost the weekend!


  1. YAY for dance party and Girls' Night!!
    My Thursday was pretty good too.
    I painted some walls and the garage door, and cooked and watched TV and painted some more, and watered the garden, and cleaned the kitchen, and played with Stitch (my ferret!)... then my parents called and we chatted for half an hour! and... while I was cooking dinner, I received another phone call: I GOT A JOB!!
    I start next week!! YAY!!
    So it's a pretty good day!! I'm happy!!

  2. You look like a doofus. But that's the point of solo dance parties :)

    That's really about the only kind of exercise I get...

    I'm totally down with joining!

  3. haha I used to do dance parties all the time by myself. Also I ALWAYS spell rhythm wrong. hahah in fact it just took me 4 tries.

  4. my favorite workout is a personal dance party!! i even bought a little urban rebonder trampoline that i use to bounce around to my favorite tunes!!

    those muffins sounds perfect! can't wait to go check them out!

    hope girls night was a blast!