Well, now that I'm an international siren of the silver screen...
and by silver screen I mean the silver screen of your laptops!!
Now that I have actually posted ONE video blog... I am feeling rather famous.
and by famous... we all know I mean in my brain movie.
..please...no autographs - please people...I just want to live a normal life - go to Starbucks, and then go shopping with The Kardashians and maybe end up on the cover of US Weekly...you know...normal things like that.
I'm just a simple girl with simple needs...like Barney's and Botox and eventually a recommendation for a good plastic surgeon.
I think it's important to stay focused on what REALLY matters in life.
HA! see.. this is EXACTLY why you all shouldn't say so many nice things to me ... It will go straight to my head and I will certainly become intolerable around the house!!!
I am so glad everyone seemed to have enjoyed the video blog! It was kind of silly- but fun, none the less.
I'll try it again in the near future - now that I know I can at least upload the dang thing.
Maybe some roving reporting even....hmmmm.
But- all kidding aside - thanks for all the precious things you all said about the video blog...
It made my feel very special! thank you. :)
There were comments ranging from "Loving the Thass-cam!" to "keep vlogging" and LOADS of nice things to say about my TAM arms...maybe we should all re-direct those comments to Tracy Anderson!! Thanks Tracy!
Anyway - now I'm really starting to let my brain movie run away with me after all the compliments - If I'm not careful, I will lose half the day dreaming of accepting my award at THE BLOGGIES.
THE BLOGGIES!!!!- hahahaha!!! sorry , I just made myself laugh a little.
I'm kidding...about the bloggies...but not about the thanks you's! Thank you. Seriously, means a lot to me.
Ok...I am trying hard to step up my game here ladies...but this food thing is GETTING MORE DIFFICULT!!!!
Damn... today - made ANOTHER big pot of chili so I could have some on the stove when my family arrived. Then my mom gets here with an actual shopping bag FILLED with sweets, snacks and lots of WTD's.
She keeps going on and on about these little chocolate bumpy mounds of deliciousness -something called a "Lammies" or "Lambies" - She's asked me ten times if I want to try a "Lammie"...
MOM! stop it already!
I am trying to get the back of my thighs to not have the texture of a "Lammie" - You've only been here two hours and the "food pushing" is in full force!!
I know at this exact moment my friend Barbara is saying "Now, wait one minute! You are every bit as bad as your mother!" (I tried to push some chili off on her today and she refused it - saying I needed to stop bringing food to their house!!!)
Barbara .. you're right...I'm just as bad! :) at least I come by it honestly!
So- I did successfully avoid the lammies...and I had grapefruit for breakfast while James had zucchini bread with butter... but I am fairly confident there was little snacking going on in the afternoon. and maybe in the evening too...
No biggie- but I can tell I'm going to have to watch it - tomorrow night is a dinner with friends and a Garth Brooks concert (and probably a little festive cock-tailing) and the next night is a night out to dinner at Morton's...
this train could run off it's tracks in a hot minute!!!
Here's my survival game plan...
1. Keep working out. When time is crunched - I will probably opt for cardio over mat.
2. I will watch what I order at meal time and then my little bites of things shouldn't be a problem. But add little bites to big meals and my Christmas goose is cooked.
3. WATER, WATER, WATER. and more water.
4. and here's a little party survival tip... DON'T EAT ANYTHING THAT IS PASSED AROUND BEFORE THE MAIN MEAL!!!! if you are at a party and there will be a sit down dinner - or main meal served - SKIP ALL THE HORS D'OEUVRES!!!
Basically if it has a tooth pick sticking out of it - SKIP IT!
Those little Thass balls on a platter...served with a smile and a napkin...they are killers! You can easily eat the same amount of calories popping a few of those bad boys in your mouth as your entire meal.
Besides... I would rather have a glass of wine... cause when was the last time a swedish meatball turned you into the life of the party??? Just sayin... one gives you a big ole buzz... the other gives you a big ole butt. You choose.
5. Lastly.. don't drink too much wine!!! because that will have you looking through your hostesses fridge after the party looking for the dang meatballs you passed on earlier...don't ask me how I know this.
I am not so happy to report that I got up this morning at ...wait for it...3:30 am. It felt much more like a nap than a good nights rest. Just couldn't sleep - so I got up and was working out by 5:30 or 6:00 am this morning.
All I could think was..."wasn't I JUST here?" ....
Funny, I never seem to pause and ask myself that same question when standing in front of the Banana Nut bread...
anyhoo...worked out hard, made it through PDS III (this was 7 of 10) and about 40 minutes of cardio.
The three hours of sleep caught up with me about the time I hit 10 minutes...the next 30 were agony.
It was like a hostage negotiation ...I was both the hostage...and the negotiator.
"Just let the girl go"
"she's not going anywhere!!!"
"She clearly needs medical attention" (like oxygen)
"She's staying here and finishing ALL her workout"
"DAMN IT, man! She's not gonna make it!! Can't you see that? Have you NO Heart, let the poor girl go!!!!"
Right when I thought I would die...Bruce Willis swung through my window with some other swat members and they rescued me.
Not really...but since I'm a CLEARLY a big movie start now- it seemed more fitting to have a big flashy ending rather than tell you what really happened.
Which is - I told myself to piss off.
I turned Tracy off mid song ...about 40 minutes into it...
apparently the skinny girl in me acts a little like the fat girl in me when she's tired.
Bitches, both of them...if you ask me.
I just couldn't do it anymore. 40 minutes is a respectable effort - I had just planned on going 60. No biggie...
BUT ONE DAY...soon, I hope...I'm going to get through 60 minutes of dance cardio - I mean all from the dance DVD...because that is one TOUGH disco party !!!
I am still mixing and matching the dance cardio with boot camp cardio.
I'm really sore today. Honestly - I have noticed that anytime I REALLY focus during my Mat DVD - I am more sore the next day!
Once again...just like our little mighty mouse (Tracy) said would happen...that chick is ALWAYS right.
I am exhausted, my friends! Going to go hit the hay!
All my friends doing the five day challenge have been checking in with me - and are all rocking it - I think better than I am...
but we are trying together and that's what makes it fun!
Tomorrow's goal for me: drink about 10 glasses of water!!!!! With lemon!!!!
I need to flush all this salt in my system out...not even sure where it has come from..
but the bloat got ta go!
I adore all of you!
Thanks for stopping by and checking in - we will hold hands through the holidays as we gingerly navigate the weapons of thass destruction ...and then decide on a full out plan of attack for the new year!!!
thanks again for all the sweet things you all said!!!
tomorrow I think I will share with you - some of my MOST favorite comments - there are some really funny ones!