Monday, March 14, 2011

The good, the bad and the UGH-ly

Workout: 30 minutes stationary bike, 15 minutes elliptical and 1.25-mile walk with Denali.

I hate house hunting, I hate house hunting, I hate house hunting.

There - I said it.

Despite being in a buyer's market, we are now in competition for the house on which we made an offer and have until 6 p.m. to sweeten the deal or walk away. I have a sinking feeling, too, that Mark and I are not on the same page as to what we should do.

I hate house hunting, I hate house hunting, I hate house hunting.

The whole process is tough and only made tougher with a looming deadline, aka baby boy's birth, and the preggo hormones. I seriously cried in the middle of the newsroom ... twice ... today about the situation.

But anyways, I noticed something good this morning. Despite feeling like a complete blob, I still have a decent amount of energy during my workouts. The only times I wanted to hop off the bike and make a run for it were a result of boredom and an uncomfortable seat - not because I couldn't do it anymore. I probably could have increased the resistance and been fine. But I didn't. I was a good girl.

And another good thing: People watching at the gym. I saw someone on an elliptical - or something like it - working a sudoku puzzle. Another guy had his treadmill on such a high incline and at such a great speed that he had to hold on. I sort of think you shouldn't have it at a level unless you can move hands free. Then there was the old guy with a white undershirt tucked into snug Kmart khaki shorts, white tube socks (pulled up, of course) and white sneakers. I loved it and sort of wanted to hug him. But I didn't. I was a good girl.

After the gym, I headed to Walmart to pick up a make-do slow cooker. I haven't been able to replace the lid on my current one (if you remember, Denali broke it) and needed a vessel for my MIL's famous marinara. I didn't have much time to peruse but I ended up with a $9.88 2-quart one. I was really tempted to buy a better one. But I didn't. I was a good girl.

I'm always a good girl.

So what did you do good today? Make it a good answer. My favorite response will win a POM Wonderful tote bag, with coupon and filled with healthy edible goodies. A winner will be chosen Friday night after my envy-inducing standing date with the husband: cheap eats and the grocery.


  1. I dealt with one crisis after another at work. Seriously, my time today was NOT my own. As a result, I missed breakfast and lunch and all my potty breaks - sigh.

    Good luck on the house hunt. Try to enjoy it - hopefully you won't have to do it too often.

  2. I booked a seven-night anniversary trip to Negril today! Ahh! I think it's the best thing I've done all year! :) I am so ready for this vacation.

  3. Way to go, good girl!

    All I can say is I wore big-girl shoes to work, despite it being spring break!

    Also, after a couple (or more) spoonfuls of sunflower-seed butter, I made a conscious effort and put it away. Mind over matter!

  4. Peed in a cup at the doctor's without making a mess. C'mon - we all know that is HARD.

  5. I came here and read your blog. That's good, right? :)

  6. I HATE house hunting as well. We must have looked at 70 houses before we found ours.

    I was good tonight at the gym too, stationary bike and Precor machine plus weights...I too giggled watching people at our gym.

  7. I don't think anyone likes house hunting - not if they've actually experienced it! My husband and I had to house hunt from out of state when we moved in 2009...blurgh.

  8. I put all of the thought racing in my head onto paper. It made me feel SO much better :)

    Like I said in my post, everyone has their own "training program." I've been following you since you commented a couple of weeks ago. It sounds like my MD is a little more forgiving than yours, though. Keep up the great work!

  9. Perhaps you can focus on finding a good starter home instead of your "dream home." Find a home that "works" for the time being with the proper amount of room for the babe, and then make plans to upgrade in a few years.

    I think the pressure of find the "perfect one" is what gets to a lot of folks.

    Spoken from a non-homeowner of course!

  10. I made the decision to put my corporate career on hold so that I can be a stay-at-home mom to my 2 year old and 4 month old. My husband has wanted me to do this for some time, but I was so used to being the breadwinner of our family. So, I called my employer and voluntarily resigned. Wow. I am now turning over the reins to my supportive husband.