Thursday, January 8, 2009

Then Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes...ah!

All the children sing...


I have weird and strange stiffness today. I did 2 hours of bellydancing last night. The cats kept trying to help by sitting on my notes, so I have choreography taped up all over the wall and mirror now, but I got a lot of practicing in. I'm starting to feel the coolness of my solo...I hope I can pull it off, as I *love* the music. Having my iPod to dance to is great...I can restart and skip around the song as I need to and J isn't forced to listen to the same song dozens of times...

I ended up stopping at 10 when I realised I wasn't doing proper hip circles anymore, as my muscles were just used up...no more to give me. I couldn't practice proper technique anymore...so I stopped and did some proper stretches on everything...except my arms. You don't realise how much you use your arms...until you wake up with aching shoulders at about 3 AM. Eep.
Note to self: stretch your arms...
I'm feeling good today. I have to register for spring bellydance classes tonight...I can't decide between another basic moves class or a bellydance fitness class where you work the muscle groups together with yoga moves for toning and fitness...the classes are only $25 each...and one after the other on the same night. I wonder if I should take both of them?? I can't decide...

On the food front, I'm getting better. I really slacked off on the whole snacky thing over the holidays, and it's hard to get back to diligence again. I really can't eat after 8 PM if I want to maintain/alter my weight, and it's hard getting back to that. But, I'm trying. We just got groceries and I've tried to get tonnes of fresh ingredients and healthy snacks, and I'm determined to make good lunches for myself at work, so that I have the energy I need to not come home and devour tonnes of crap at the end of the day to silence the grumblies. Also - no more eating snacks in front of the TV, and only 3 drinks a week...I can hoover down immense amounts of food/liquor and not even taste it. Watching the empty calories...back to basics again.

You've got to keep the loonies on the path...

Oh well, it's the little things that help me stay on track...and last night I made some blueberrry oatmeal muffins and a big pot of potato and leek soup. It's thick and yummy and very low in fat - a healthy supper and good lunches the rest of the week. I'm going to start cooking up a pot of low fat, filling soups once a week to use for my lunches. I used to do that back when I was actively losing weight and I somehow fell out of it, once I had to start making lunches for both J and I, as he's not much of a soup guy, and it was easier to just make double lunches the next day. No reason why I can't make me soup and him something else...extra work is OK when it means good health right? Yessiree.
I love soup...next week is curried cauliflower soup...yum...my subscription to Vegetarian Times is such a good thing :) So many good recipes. I'm curious...it has an apple in it. Sounds yummy.

Anyways...I'm woolgathering.
Off to the lab to listen to the White Album and get some serious science done.
Buhbye...

3 comments:

Haley said...

Sounds like you're getting back on track in a big way -- good for you!

I'm with you on the soup -- so nice and filling. I have tons of lentils leftover from making the christmas gifts, so I'll be eating those for quite some time...

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Wow, I step out of the blog world for awhile and you become a belly dancer on me! How fab!

Crabby McSlacker said...

It's so cool that you're having so much fun with the bellydancing!

And soup is such a great healthy and filling thing to eat, a weekly soup is an excellent idea.

Note to self: more soup!