Ok. It’s time to admit it: while I run on my treadmill lately I’m watching Keeping up with the Kardashians. I kind of feel like if I am running or working out, which is the opposite of a guilty pleasure- I mean, I love it, but it’s hard work- then I get to partake of a calorie free guilty pleasure while I’m doing it, if I want to. That’s why I allow myself to listen to mysogynistic hip hop music about bouncing booties while I Zumba and run outdoors, and when I’m running inside it’s all about Khloe, Kim, Kourtney, Kris and the rest of them these days. Or Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium. That’s what you’ll find me doing on the treadmill- partaking in some high quality television viewing. Seriously though. The Kardashians. Thank you, Caitlin Jenner, for piquing my curiosity and sending me down this rabbit whole for nine seasons. Oi vey. But who am I kidding? I’m loving it. Especially that Khloe is 5’9″, just like me, she wears a size 12, while I’m a 14, and she is considered a hottie and fashion icon. Those are some numbers and ideas that I can get behind! 🙂
Other than watching the Kardashians be, well, over the top and nutty, we had a pretty busy week. We went to the Indigo Girls concert on Sunday night at the zoo. I loved their music so much in the late nineties. If there were ever a band I would want to be a part of, it is theirs. Their poetry is so beautiful, they are one of the few Joan Baez kinds of folk singers out there today making a solid living, and their music just soothes me. It was a fantastic night. The next day we took two of our nieces and nephews to the EMP and then played in the fountain afterwards for a while. One would think that I would have had a busy enough day, but I still made it to Zumba that night. 🙂
I was a good kid this week. I ran every day for 40 minutes on the treadmill or I went to Zumba. Our replacement pedometers/Wii Fit Meters came in the mail this week, I started tracking my steps again so I got way more intentional about moving and taking steps. I also managed to get my diet somewhat back under control as well, thanks to stellar cantaloupe, perfect blueberries and the best strawberries of the year. I let myself eat as much as I wanted and it really helped. I also hit my water intake pretty hard this week and am starting to feel strong again in my diet control. It’s really nice. I still haven’t gotten on the scale, but I’ll climb that mountain when I’m ready. A non-scale victory, however, was being able to try on a super cute dress while I was shopping with my mom. I’ve never been able to just try on a dress that’s right in the front of Macy’s- like the showcase dresses they put in the very front as you walk into the store. It was 129.00, so there’s no way in ever, but I loved it. I still love it. It fit perfectly. 🙂
Someone took me up on my offer to go to Hip Hop Boot Camp/Zumba with me! My friend Rhiann met me on Friday to shake it with Camille and the rest of us! It was super fun to have a new friend to dance with, and afterward we went to Starbucks to chat and hang out for a little while. On a side note, it was kind of funny because I didn’t feel like the workout was as intense as I wanted, but then I woke up today and can totally feel it. It’s funny how sometimes you don’t think you’re working as hard as you actually are! Love it when that happens.