Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm going to PUMP me up!

Before my story begins, make sure you have read the title of this post in an authentic Arnold Schwarzenegger voice. Good. So today I went to check out the gym at our new apartment. I'll admit that I haven't been in a gym since I graduated college. Our old apartment had a "work out" facility but it was really just a treadmill. My goal had been to start working out as soon as we were moved and home from vacation because I want to be a hot wife. I guess I want to be healthy too.

I wish that I was one of those people who loves to work out. But I'm not. I don't like sweating. I don't ever know what to wear. It takes up time I could be doing something else. I get bored easily. You have to shower afterwards. However, I would like to become someone who enjoys working out so I'm trying to change.

I decided that today was the day to become someone who works out. (Ok, so yesterday was supposed to be the day but I got busy applying for jobs and decorating our guest room......). I walked over to the gym. I went up to the side door. I pulled on it. I pulled on it some more. It wouldn't open, though it was obviously unlocked. So, knowing that the people inside the gym can see me through the windows, I casually gave up and walked through the pool area, into the office, down the hallway and went in through the back way.

The first thing I was excited about in the gym was the elliptical machine. I used to enjoy using the ones at UNT (well, as much as you can enjoy sweating on a machine). I climbed on. Squeak. What is that? Squeak. Oh, I think this machine is a little rusty. SQUEAK! Oh my goodness- this machine is so awkwardly loud! I can't possibly pretend that this is okay. After about 10 seconds of hard working out, I hopped off. I'm sure everyone in the room was laughing at me in their head. I got on a different elliptical. I put in a tough 5 minutes and burned about 50 calories before I was ready for something else.

I noticed there were 2 TVs in the gym. I love watching TV while I work out! It keeps me distracted from watching the clock. But, I didn't see the remote and since I was already feeling like a schmo I decided not to attempt a massive remote search.

Instead I attempt to use the weight machines. Other people are using them so easily, I'm sure I can figure it out! I think every machine I walked up to had complicated instructions for changing the seat height or weight or angle of the bars. I can't help it that I'm short and not as strong as these other fitness pros!

After giving up on the weight machines, I got on the bike. That was hard. So I got on the treadmill to walk. With no TV, the time passed pretty slow....

In the end, I cut my workout short because everything was so awkward. I decided that I need to go back tomorrow at a time when Ryan can go with me. Working out is hard enough, I don't need to feel like a nerd just walking into the gym. :)

2 Years and Still in Love!

Yesterday was our 2 year anniversary. Wow. Its crazy to think that its been 2 years. In some ways, it seems like our wedding wasn't that long ago. But at the same time I feel like we've been married for a long time because we already have so many fun memories. Being married to Ryan is so much fun and I love the way he makes me laugh all the time! Of course we've had our share of difficult moments but when I look back over our 2 years I feel so blessed.

We celebrated our anniversary by going to eat at Saltgrass. We both got really good filet mignon. I think Saltgrass is quickly becoming one of my new favorite special occasion restaurants. We were so funny sitting at our table, each time we took a bite we talked about how good our steaks were!

Ryan also brought me home a beautiful bouquet of white rose! It made me feel like a bride all over again! On to year 3.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We are all moved in to our new apartment. We stayed up past midnight getting the final things packed on Friday night. Wow. We ended up with WAY too many boxes. It's shocking how many boxes it takes to pack stuff. Bright and early Saturday morning we packed up and headed out to our new apartment. We were so thankful to have the help of Bruce and Cindy (Ryan's parents), Brian and Amanda (my sister and brother in-law), and Erica ( my best friend!). Without them moving day would have been alot longer. True friends are the ones that help you move.


Since arriving Saturday morning we've been busy unpacking and setting up our new home. It is much more fun to unpack than to pack! I'd rather figure out where to put all of our decor than have to worry about packing it so it doesn't break. One of my favorite things about our new apartment is our view. We have a big window in our living room and sliding glass doors that open up to our patio area. Its so pretty when the sunlight shines through. .
The very 1st thing I set up was my pink kitchen! Cindy and Erica helped me quickly get everything out of boxes and nestled in.
On Sunday we went to Royse City to celebrate the 4th of July. We ate some good cooking at Ryan's parents and played card games. I won!!!!!
Cosby didn't quite understand fireworks. He mostly stared at us, looking away from the fireworks.
Amanda and Brian watched fireworks with us!
Tomorrow we are leaving for VanCouver, Canada for a great vacation with my family. I will share all about it when we return!