Mar 23, 2011

Day 1

I'm alive.

I survived my first night of BootCamp.

I got there a few minutes early to prepare myself for the intense workout.  I laid everything out (mat, gloves, weights) and then wandered on over to some girls who were standing around.  They were all newbies too, but this was their 2nd workout.  They all said Monday was really hard but the good thing is that came back. That's what I'm hoping for- even when it hurts- Just GO.

I didn't go all out during every exercise but I definitely worked out! I felt like JELL-O after my first run.  Red Jello.  My face was a nice rosey red color during the runs and ground work.  (If you are familiar with TWUMC you run from the church bldg to the Loft bldg (we did that 3 times).

I met a few older ladies too.  Most were veterans of almost a year.  I got some advice-  don't look at the marthon runners, or the ones that are out doing you, do what you can do and you will see results.   That's exactly what I wanted to hear.  I know I'll never be skinny, but I can be confident, healthy and feel good in my own skin and right now, sometimes I don't.

So, atleast I'm trying this route to challenge myself and do something for me. 

Now, I'm off to drink my water and wash the parking lot grim off of me!

Mar 22, 2011


Tomorrow is the day (drum roll) I'm starting Boot Camp. 
No, Mom I'm not joining the Army.
Just the Texas Boot Camp Fitness program.

I received 2 emails this week about signing up.  The awesome Groupon is what sold me. 
I had also heard that a lady at my school is going through the program too but she does the morning classes and I'll be doing the evening ones.  There is a chance that I could join her on Friday mornings assuming that I don't pass out and die during my first day "at camp" on Wednesday.

I also know that Susan is doing baby bootcamp and I think she might be slightly addicted to it- she's up to 5 days of sweating it out all while toting around 2 precious little boys!

wish me luck. 

Mar 21, 2011

Spring Break 2011

This spring break we loaded up my mom's 4Runner and headed to the hill country. We made it all but 2 minutes into the drive when we heard the most popular phrase of all road trips, "ARE WE THERE YET?"

We decided to stay over night in Austin to break up the drive a bit and to visit with Nini and Noni...oh, and Uncle Travis, too! We saw Maxie practicing her beam routine at gymnastics, very impressive! We went to a few shops and made a visit to the park in Buda, but mostly just hung out at Stephanie's for the night.

We left in the morning to go to Fredericksburg. Gigi was happy to have company. We did most of our exploring on Friday, when we went to the Pioneer Museum. I had been once before but in the last few years they have expanded it and during the week of spring break they have the exhibits "working". We heard a folksinger sing, Hickety, Pickety. We watched a blacksmith turn iron into a nail. Cade helped make a rope and we sampled homemade biscuits cooked over a campfire. I definitely enjoyed it. Cade loved the school house with the wooden desks, blackboards, etc.

While downtown I went to Rather Sweet for an Iced Coffee and then to a new store, Eve Couture. I bought a few hair accessories and then made my way down the street. Mom and I met up to go to Phil Jackson's and then had dinner at Bejas. If you go, be sure to try the tacos.

Travis and I are planning our 5th wedding anniversary out there. I know there are a million other places to see and visit, but I'd pick Fredericksburg over all of them.

Here are some of the places I'm interested in: The Sunset Grill, Fredericksburg Herb & Farm and SilverCreek Grill. There is also my great Grandfather Althaus' house which is now known as Chateau Merlot, a bed and breakfast just a block away from main street. The list will probably continue to grow. There are so many unique places popping up, I just want to try them all.

Thanks for the fun time MOM!