Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Motivation in Action

You know how you can study a theory, understand its principles, think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but when you try to actually apply said theories, principles, and, er, bread, to your life, you come up short?

Yeah, I didn't write anything yesterday.

I did, however, nearly finish the second of three web design projects I have due this month, and the necessary bit of information I was missing was waiting in my inbox when I turned on my computer this morning, so I might actually wrap that up today. Three days early! Then I can move on to the third project.

We have a friend arriving on Thursday, and while he's not staying with us, he is staying at the hotel where Ibis works so I'm sure I won't be at home very much while he's here (as it should be). He's bringing things for both of us -- new running shoes for Ibis and a Flash tutorial for me (as well as a box of Nutter Butters that Ibis doesn't know about, shhh...) -- which just makes me even MORE excited to see him, even though it means more work in the near future.

I feel like I'm rambling. Forgive me. This blog post is taking on the feel of an email to a friend I haven't talked to in awhile. Do you write like that? Hmm... I hope it's not too annoying for you. But, if you happen to be a friend that I email regularly, you're probably used to it by now.


I'm still doing Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred even though I've passed the thirty day mark, and I think my body actually needed forty days to see a difference. Almost overnight things have slimmed down a bit more and that's motivating me to keep at it. I'm switching up the levels on different days and, man, it's like I never did them at all. She's tough! T0 my friend out there who has her video sitting on the TV: I'm still waiting to hear what you think! (I just realized that could apply to more than just the person I'm thinking of, so ALL OF YOU, get on it!)

Finally, poor Michigan State. I really thought they were going to come back. The announcers kept saying they're a team that always comes back. They didn't come back. Guess I'll have to win a Nathan Bransford contest another way.

That is all.


Robin said...

Don't worry! You'll get back to your book when you feel like it. Enjoy your friend's visit! It's all good!

I'm just doing my normal exercizing stuff, but I'm doing the hot guy diet. I've lost a couple of pounds, and my friend said she thought she saw "definition" in my arms, when I wore a shift dress to dinner the other night. Apparently, there are muscles lurking under my flab.

Christy said...

Well, I'm new to your blog, but thought I'd chime in anyway. I'm doing the 30 day shred too, but not as consistently as you are. I know it's a lame excuse, but my baby keeps me busy! So far today we've already gone an hour long walk - and I held her in my arms while pushing the empty stroller for the entire second half because she had a meltdown -so cardio PLUS upper body strength, check!
And finally, I also write posts that sound like an email to a friend - and I enjoy reading posts written like that too. Enjoy your nutty bars! mmmm...

Nadine said...

LOLOL - I'm doing it, I'm doing it! (Fawlty Towers reference). Finally did day one of the 30 day shred yesterday and I thought it was great. And I'm totally sore today! (and grateful that I did it before the blog mention today!) :P

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, that's the thing -- I WANT to write, I just don't have time. Grr. Stupid sleep.

I'm glad the hot guy is paying off. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Hi Christy! It sounds like you're getting a lot of exercise even without the video. :) I'm allowing myself days off now that I made it through the first 30 -- my body needed a break!

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, good for you! Tomorrow you'll be even more sore, so I suggest doing it again today or it'll take another week before you stop hurting. :)

spyscribbler said...

I love the style! When I first learn a theory, I have to manually apply it. It's not organic, and it's not as good as when I take that knowledge into the second story and it's there from the ground up, I guess. :-)

I'd love to try that! I was doing lots of working out for a week, but my foot freaked out. Now I'm back to being a lazy louse, LOL!

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, I really hope you can find some sort of exercise that works with your bum foot. There has to be something... maybe swimming or pilates?

Anonymous said...

Hey babe - I'm passing out awards.