When I started thinking about what I could post about to kick off this lovely Monday morning I realized it was a bit of a Groundhog's day moment.
Brewers win twice? Check. Packers kill it? Check. Badgers had a bye so that's about the only thing different. Oh, and the Gophers actually put points on the board this week, so I guess a few things changed. (Not hating, just stating factual evidence. I still love the U more than you could imagine, but really Gophers? REALLY?)
So in the interest of protecting my Minnesota fanbase (which is quite large) and turning this into a "HOW FRICKIN' GOOD IS WISCONSIN!?" blog...I'll write about non-sports related things that happened.
I went to my favorite spin class again this weekend. Saturday morning with Kelly. She's the best. Seriously. (And the woman has three year old TWINS. After being utterly exhausted after spending a couple of hours with him this weekend, the fact that she has TWO, that are in her care ALL HOURS OF THE DAY?!?! Well that just makes this woman a super hero.) She always has one thing she says to us that really sticks with me. Last week she reminded us we could have chosen to stay home on the couch, but we opted to challenge ourselves. Some people NEVER do that. (How do you not feel all "hell yeah!" about yourself?!) This week she was encouraging us to give a little more, push a little harder. She said, "If you wanted an easy workout you'd be watching TV on the elliptical." Again, HELL YES. Not that there's anything wrong with hopping on an elliptical for a while. That's still exercise and you're still lapping all those people sitting on the couch. My point in bringing this up is that she reminds you WHY you're there. You didn't come to spin class to effortlessly meander through your workout - you came to be challenged. To push yourself. To sweat. your. ass. off. And we did exactly that. I spend the rest of the week waiting for Kelly's class now!
Second fun story of the weekend. My brother and I met for lunch on Saturday. The nephew came too. I was eating my food with chopsticks. (Side note: my brother and I argued over why people eat with chopsticks. I said I really do enjoy it. He said it's just to show off and look cool. Either way, I can use 'em and he can't. Jealous.) Joey saw me eating with the chopsticks and soon after grabbed them and deemed them "JJ's chop-sticks." (As he does with most things I have.) He held them at the very bottom of the stick, grabbed the food with the same hand and brought it over to my plate as he said, "There you go." And after he did it, he sat back in his chair beaming with pride. I swear he was thinking to himself, "Chopsticks? Skill mastered." It was the cutest thing I've seen. Then I showed him we could just poke the food to make it stick on the chopstick. From that point on everything he ate had chopstick in front of it. Leading him to loudly proclaim, "This chopstick chicken is delicious!" So. Damn. Cute.
On Sunday, before the games, my dad and I cleaned out the insides of our cars. Vacuumed, wiped 'em down and washed the windows. I know that this is technically not possible, but I swear my car feels like it drives better when it's clean on the inside!
And now here we are, Monday morning again. I've tried three different cups of coffee and all tasted horrible. (Two were my fault, one was McDonald's) In an effort to get caffeine by any means possible I resorted to a Diet Coke (which I haven't been drinking in months). Clearly it's not my day for caffeine as the soda machine in the cafeteria was out of Diet Coke syrup forcing me to choose Diet Pepsi. And we all know it's just not as good.
And finally, because Sukie will ask (thanks acountabilibuddy!) I did get my 4 days in last week! Monday was upper bodyworks, Wednesday was lower, Saturday was spin and Sunday was a long walk with the pup.
Here's this weeks' plan:
Monday - Upper bodyworks over lunch
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Yoga after work
Thursday - Total Bodyworks over lunch
Friday - Rest / Walk the dog
Saturday - Spin
Sunday - Walk? Spin? Rest? (Depends on what Saturday night looks like)