Thursday, October 25, 2007

Coughing up a lung!

We've been having fires in CA the past couple days. My work is VERY close to one of the sites. There's so much smoke in the air that the sun looks red all day long. When I walked out of a local shop I could see fires blazing in the hills in front of the store. On the drive to school, I passed a fire that was at the old El Toro base.
My work is retarded! The are obviously all about revenue and not the employee's health. The last two days we have gotten email that say
"We are continuing to monitor the current Santiago fire and smoke hazard with the Orange County Fire Authority. There continues to be no OCFA evacuation order in effect for any of our Southern California facilities.
While employees can't make it to work because the 5 Freeway is closed, school districts are closed, and employee either aren't coming in or have to leave early because their house needs to be evacuated. But hey, at least today they gave us mask. Of course with 2k employee they didn't want to spend too much money on masks, so there is a packet, YES ONE packet of them on the receptionist desk and no formal announcement has been made that they are there.
I was chatting with Cindy about them and she made me laugh with
i'm so sure if you go up in flames the mask will at least keep you
from smoke inhalation so you can burn to death instead of suffocate.

Camera happy gal

It's been crazy over here lately. I am moving, have 3 family birthdays in the same week, mid-terms and my regular life stuff. Last Thursday, October 18th was my nieces b-day. She came home to a surprise b-day dinner with her friends and family members.

I wanted to get her sneakers so bad, but there were none in her size, so I went with a gift certificate to Hot Topic, a bookmark with a timer on it and the book "5 Effective Habits of a Successful Teen." She is in her HS years and I wan to give her whatever tools I can to help her be a great student! I am sure she will use the GC before the book, but oh well... teens will be teens.


I stayed home and starting packing, sort, reminiscing. I was eating a bowl of cereal and a HUMONGOUS flake came out of the box! It's so blog worthy!

I attacked my kitchen and this is midway through the battle. Flat Coke hope you have a more organized mess when you move then I have.

My Mom stopped by to drop off dinner and pick up plants that I am giving to her and my sister. While she was there she went through all the stuff I was getting rid of and to my surprise took almost all of it. My Mom is involved in many churches and took the stuff for either the homeless, church plays or for herself.
These are 4 bags of clothes that I am getting rid of and am happy that they are going to homeless/less-fortunate in the Orange County Community. All that was just from my dressers. Last night Jay helped me sort through my closets and I came up with 5 MORE BAGS! There was some stuff that i placed on the floor near my apartment dumpster and they were gone in less then 30 minutes. What I find interesting was that it was 11:00 PM! What are people doing that late at night getting stuff? But I was happy that people were taking them verses going to landfills.
Jay and I went to Cirque de solei corteo.

Neither one of us had ever gone to a Cirque de solei. I must say it was one of the coolest shows I had gone to and I hear that if I enjoyed this one, the ones in Vegas are 10x's better. We will have to make a trip up to Vegas to see another show!
During intermission, we went through all the neat stuff in the gift shop/tent. Guess how much this mask cost? $100+ I guess that have to make money somewhere.

No camera were allowed inside, but I took a picture anyway with my flash off. My MOST favorite part was when they had a small lady attached to 4 HUGE balloons and pushed her into the crowd. Crowd members would push her feet and around the arena see went.
I met up with my sister and my niece and went to the Bridal Expo at the Orange County Fair Ground.
How appropriate that it would be here and me and the bride-to-be used to spend many summers here with our live stock. In this very ring we won tons of awards for showmanship and market.
Aw! Look they give the bride a sticker so she can be easily ID'd!

The Expo is filled with everything for before, during and after the wedding. And almost each both has samples of wedding cake, catering yummy and if they are not a food vendor they have candy or cookies. Needless to say we sampled a lot.

Then we passed by the both that made us all want to jump on a treadmill! This is what 5lbs of fat looks like. That's a big bulk. Eeeww!

I'm sponsoring my sister and her hubby's wedding invites and we found the ones! It's a royal red with gold boarder. The writing will be in gold, as well. It comes in a cute box, too.

For ordering the invites at the show, I got 10% off the entire order AND a purple (my favorite color) shirt with rhinestones that say "bridesmaid" and my sis got one that said "Property of the Groom."
Afterward, I rushed home to set up a surprise for Jay. We have a reward system that we use for each other and he had one coming for completing his Marketing class, Marketing Plan and getting a good grade, as well! ( ithink it was an A, right?) But I wanted to make it EXTRA special because he made
GO BABY! When he got home from work there was rose petals leading to the bedroom and bathroom. In the bathtroom a warm bath was drawn for him with his favorite scent bath salt, cinnamon spice. Candles were lit leading to the bathroom and in it. When he was taking a bath I brought in abreakfast-in-bed tray with his favorite beverage, snacks and magazines. While he relaxed int he tub, I finished preparing dinner. I cooked (yes, you read that correctly I COOKED!!!) BBQ flavored chicken, rice pilaf and steam veggies. From the bathroom to the bedroom was a trail of rose petals that lead to a heart shaped with rose petals in the bed. We enjoyed a great dinner and then he was treated to a full body massage by yours truly.
Bay, I am SO PROUD of you! You rock!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Plan B

I was on a round of antibiotics for 5 days for that wonderful (NOT!) bladder infection. You are supposed to not have sex or if you do, use protection because the antibiotics lower the effectiveness of birth control pill. So what do you get when you put two horn balls together that don't like condom? A pull out session. Since pre-cum can have some armed sperms ready for the hunt, I opted with the morning after pill. The name of is too funny -- "PLAN B" So $45 later, I'm protected!

So no mini Jaynessa in the works and would like to keep it that way!

I was Shot

It's super smoky by my work. My car is full of ashes and from my work windows you can see white smoke and black grounds where fires have blown through. I am in building A and today's meeting with the needle was in building C, so instead of walking, I got in my car and drove down two building.

I have never been a fan of needles. I remember being a kid and my sisters and I had to go get blood drawn. My cousin had gone the day before and had a huge bump from it. She forgot to mention how the bump got there. She was freaking out, had to have 3-4 medical assistant to hold her down and as the needle was in her she was moving, so no duh she would have a HUGE bump!

I hid under my bed and pretended to be asleep. My family looked for me and with some "coaxing" words from my Dad (ie. You have 5 seconds to get out or else you will go to the doctor with a bruised butt). We headed off and even though my two sisters before me didn't come out with a big bruised bump, I cried, and cried and made a big deal of it. I ended up sitting on my Mom's lap and got the blood taken from my veins. I didn't get the "I didn't cry" sticker or a lolli pop, but oh well!

To this day, I get weird about needles! I have to have the phlebotimist talk to me, I can't see the needle and can't walk them put it in either.

Which reminds me of another story.

When I was assigned to my little Navy group and we went down to get all our medical done. I learned the next drill weekend that they lost my first set of paperwork, so I had to get my AIDS test taken again. I went down to medical and I was an official guinea pig. The girl doing it had a person behind her walking her through the steps!

And who, I got my flu shot by our employee nurse today. She my job has a nurse. What can I say, we are spoiled! If you ever need anything from anticaid and cough drops to an ergonomic work setting evaulation, she is your gal!

I am ok and alive fromt he situation. I felt a litle warm and faint afterward, but nothing serious. It's just all in my head.

Friday, October 19, 2007

GREAT DEAL... Don't miss out!

Victoria Secrets has to be out of their mind! I get an email today that if I spend $150 online I get a FREE mini VS dog. But the ad says with any pink purchase. I think they need to revisit there marketing scheme, cuz this doesn't make want to jump and go shopping!

Gonna be a bear

In this life I'm a women. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.

Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that, too.

When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that!!!

If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them, too. I could deal with that.

If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.

Yup, gonna be a bear!

My bubble burst too!

To make a long story short, I had to return my original Tanita Inner Scan weight scale and my new one came in today. I was so excited, that I took it out of the box and set it up at my cubicle and did all the measurement. With out going over all my measurements, fact is I'm fat! :(

They came with protein bars and cookies, but now I am not excited for food as I was before I got on the scale.

I'm not missing my gym workout for sure!

Getting to know you

I got n email from Cindy yesterday saying she was bored and asking people to post… so this should entertain you for a little while!

Not too long ago I was being a typical girl and asking Jay tons of questions… so here are some and guess what, if you are reading it YOU ARE OFFICIALLY TAGGED to answer the questions on your blog!

Why were you given your particular name?
My Dad picked out my name. In fact, I think he picked out each sister’s name. If you haven’t heard the story before, it goes like this. My Dad was in a grocery store parking lot, when he spots a very attractive girl. The significant other of this girl called out to her, “Vanessa” and there the seed was planted in my Dad’s mind that his soon to be born baby girl shall be named Vanessa.

Funny, my Dad names all his daughters after attractive girls.

What is your favorite cookie?
Chocolate with white chocolate chips and/or macadamia nuts.

What place would you like to visit?
1. South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore

2. Egypt to see the pyramids
3. Turks and Caicos – for their diving
4. Cancun – See the pyramids
5. Northern CA – Redwood Forest & Yosemite (Yes, I live in the State and have not experienced these two treasures)
6. NY (so much to see there and it looks like I will be visiting this one is spring)
7. Spain – To see where my ancestors came from (another one that will be happening in Summer )
8. New Zealand/Australia

What is your favorite thing about your mom?
Her cooking

What is your favorite thing about your dad?
EVERYTHING! Mainly, the way his mind worked and that he would love to share it with me.

What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My randomness

What musical instruments can you play?
“One time at band camp..” Yup, I used to play the flute! Haven’t pick one up since the 5th grade, tho.

What is the strangest thing you ever did?
Funny how the sexiest, stupidest, smartest thing I ever did pop in my head, but strangest, not so easy!
I guess being bored and have nothing to do at 2AM. I would dress in full goth and walk to random locations to see what time they opened. Also, I have play hide-and-go-seek in a cemetery.

What is the strangest food you ever ate?
Besides, accidentally eating food that has good bad. The weirdest thing I ate was a hollowed out pickle with strawberry ice cream stuffed in it. No I was not pregnant. I was in HS and a friend recommended it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

After class last night, Jay and I went to the gym. He taught me some lifting exercises and we hit the steam room. I was already super tired to begin with, but the steam room put me over the edge.

We headed home were I noticed I had a frequency need to urinate.
AH! I think I have a bladder infection. I’m going to the doc today to get meds. In the meantime, Jay was kind enough to make a trip to the local store for some over-the-counter stuff to help me. And had to make a second trip because he got the right brand, but was the wrong stuff -- cranberry concentrate supplement. So right before he left, I passed out on him.
(Btw, I am on the phone with him right now reliving the moment) He was gazing at me admiring my peaceful look as I drifted to dreamland. He said he thought “ah, so pretty…!”


I started to snore! AND it woke me up! We laugh for a little while and now today, I am cracking up at that moment over and over again!

Conversations with MOM

My Mom stopped by my work to bring me lunch. I was going to go to the gym and run 3 miles, but once I saw her I decided to skip the gym and spend some QT. We sat near the horse trails behind my work and talked about everything! My relationship with Jay, our family past, she gave me motherly advice, sex, my Dad's estate, we talked about my friend Santa and what's up in her life, about mothers in general and their POV. As I was walking her back to her car, the conversation of anal came up. Not sure exactly how it came up, but it did. And then I shared with her that Jay and I have had anal and the conversation went on.

(I am picturing Jay reading this and his cheeks getting red)

I interrupted her sentence with "do you think it's weird that I just told you Jay have done it anally? Her reply "No, that's FANTASTIC!"

I love it that my family is so open and that I have a Mom that I can talk to like a friend!

oh, and she brought me a spinach salad, plantain bananas cooked in molasses, sweet potatoes, and chicken enchiladas. Can you tell she is used to cooking for a big family!

MOMs, you gotta love them!

Uh-oh, spaghetti ohs!

*head bowing down in shame*

Yesterday, YES YESTERDAY, was boss' day and I had no clue! =(

Nothing I can do now! I guess I better use my boss' credit card to order my own flower for Administrative Day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kick butt to pussy cat

Saturday evening, Jay and I enter the world of ancient warriors who have perfected the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat through hours of daily training for more than 1,000 years. It was Shaolin Monk Warriors displaying their art and some deadly moves!

Coolest moment of the night was finding out that this was Jay's first theater style show!

The cutest part of the show had to be the 2 youngest monks that were about 5 - 6 years old.

Funniest part had to be when kids from the audience came up to the stage and learn a kung fu kata and at the ki-ah part, on kid screamed "soy sauce!"

Most amazing part was when one monk laid on the sward blades (YES! THE SHARP PART), the a bed of nails was rest on his stomach. They proceed to place another monk on top of the bed of nail and placed a cement brick on the second monk's tummy. You probably guess what is next! A third monk brought out a sledge hammer and broke the cement block. Talk about an OUCH sandwich! But both monks walked away unharmed!

Sunday I met up with Cindy to join a bunch of gals and learn some new dance moves. I am not gifted when it comes to choreographed stuff and was being a little goof ball in class. The style of dance was burlesque and I couldn't stop laugh at me in my ballet shoes. The recommended something with soles so that you didn't slip and break something. Some girls were in heels and didn't falls, trip, slip once. I don't think I would take up the class, but a good time was had!

p/s Cindy can swing on a pole! Mr W. time to invest in one!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Be green

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

On October 15th - Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone's mind.
In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be co-ordinating bloggers to tackle the issue of the environment.
So here is my issue... stragely enough I just wrote my essay on this for my first in-class essay of the semester.
Alaska is truly our nation’s last frontier. It is also the last place in the U.S. where a few hunters still use aircraft to chase and kill wolves and other animals. They shoot these animals from the air or chase them to exhaustion before landing and shooting them point blank.

More than 30 years ago, Congress put an end to aerial hunting. But Alaska is exploiting a loophole in federal law to resume the practice. Other states could soon follow suit. It’s time to stop aerial hunting once and for all.
To read more about it and see what you can do to help stop it, visit website.
BTW, 14-20 is Wolf Awareness week

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What is the world coming to?

I step out of my car and the parking stall ,divider lanes had an advertisement on it. If you in one of the first 10 stalls, then you are officicall a desperate housewife as it is reserved speciaffically for them. SO what happens if a guy parks there?


After this morning's ordinal with my Dad's Estate loan and everything else that goes along with Probate, I've decided to do this..

*stepping on my soap box*

To all that have property, kids, own a vehicle, have final wishes, want a specific person to be Executor, etc, etc...

For the love of God, please get a trust!

If you have a bank account, go there and make sure you have select a beneficiary and that beneficiary know that they are it!


*stepping off my soap box*

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fire lit...

Now how do I keep the fire that has been lit from under me to stay lit?

A girl's worst nightmare happened to me, I GAINED weight! And now many of you might say it's muscle, blah, blah, blah... but I HIGHLY doubt it.

I went to the doc's office this morning and I was excited because I saw that my weight had a zero at the end, so I THOUGHT I had lost weight. See I was at 1(blank)2 early this week. I told the nurse that I was excited and she walked out saying maybe she saw it wrong and then came back in the room and notified me that I was wrong. Her eyes were fine and my eye balls need a check up. My little bubble had burst!

Earlier in the week I had weighted myself and lost 2 lbs and now I have gained 8? AH! Maybe it was that pint of Rocky Road ice cream. Maybe it's the scales? Or maybe it's the fact that SHE is here! Either way, I am hitting the gym tonight and TRYING to stay focused and motivated!

Oh, I need to get back on that running program again, ASAP! I act like I don't have a FULL marathon coming up or something! You would think that would be enough motivation...but it's not cutting it for me.

Any advice on how to stay motivated on my day to day basis???

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Family blues

Yesterday, I received a call from my Mom letting me know that my aunt Lili's son was stabbed and he is in the hospital. When I was younger I visited my cousin and his family a lot, so I was surprised when my Mom said, "David was stabbed... do you know David???" Of course, I do! We used to go to their house specifically becasue the had two playgrounds!!!! How could I forget? It was kid heaven! Maybe it was because she was stressed, but I found it a little amusing that she would think I would forget him or didn't know him for that matter.

It all went down on Sunday when my cousin was at a party and his friend and some person (not in their group) got into an argument. My cousin doesn't speak Spanish so didn't know what the two guys were arguing about. Moments later the guy returns with a group ofhis friend and my cousin gets stabbed in the stomach during a fight. He was rushed to the hospital and admitted for immediate surgery. Yesterday when I called he was in and out of consciousness, but stable. He will need to remain in the hospital for 5 days. He was lucky! The knife pierced through a main artry and he was close to death.

Moments like this I don't know the protocol. Do I visit while he is in the hospital? I remember being in the hospital many times and I was so out of it, I didn't get to enjoy the company or recongnize that people even came. Maybe I need to be there for my aunt, or shoudl I just stop by her house when he gets released?

Monday, October 8, 2007

Boot Camp Challenge

Prerace meal was breakfast burritos made by the one and only, Jay! Very yummy! We made it to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot ready to go with our breakfast for Champions in out tummies.

Prerace motivation was watching recruits in formation on the Parade Deck.
Jay is not a huge fan of taking pictures, so here I am taking one with out him know and it came out pretty good!

When I saw this big on my screen I wanted to die! Am I trying to make a fashion statement with my pants so high up?
Look at us, it doesn't even look like we just ran for 30 minutes through hell and back! Little do you know, we were just there. j/k
My race results:
Time: 30.08
Overall: 695th

Mr. W is modeling the Go Girl energy drink that was given in out goodie bag. In the bag was dog tags, coupons, muscle mag and my favorite on a $39 50 min massage coupon. I will be cashing in on that soon!

Poor Doggie! What is your owner doing to you?

After a cool recovery lunch & shopping with Cindy, Mr. W and Jay at the outlet, Jay and I headed off to the BEACH! We were in search for the nude beach, but the gate to enter was closed, so we went to the next one down. I improvised and wore my panties and sports bra as a bathing suit.
We ended the night with watching the movie Knocked Up. Why is it that everyone that had seen it never told me about the vagina shot of the baby coming out????

Friday, October 5, 2007

A little bit of everything!

I have about 30 minutes before it is time to clock out and instead of doing work I pull out my camera... and look I have PHOTOS to share!

As you all know I have two pussy... CATS (get your mind out of the gutter!) and I bought them Halloween outfits. Maxwell is gonna be a lobster, once I get a bigger size.

Here I am, a proud mommy with her little Angelina!

Awww... she is shy!

There she is! Isn't she the cutest???

Last Saturday, my sister performed at a Christian concert. It was an all day affair and she performed a couple times.

You go FLOWTRISS! "God is good, AMEN!" and it's all for "Mr. G-O-D!"

This is my favorite picture of her performing that day!

HELLO SEXY!!! Where have you been all my life?!?!

Jay got a "sign" from above! He caught a t-shirt that was thrown out to the crowd! And btw, Bay, LOVE your sneakers... my TWO favorite colors in the whole wide world! No Joke!

Afterward, Jay spotted my DREAM car, so we parked, J walked across the street to capture me right next to a Prowler! My dream one is purple, just an FYI if anyone was thinking about surprising me!

Oh.. and what is this??? what are we pointing at???? Why it is Santa's tummy!!!

...cuz SANTA is PREGNANT! Congrats girlie! I am thinking it is a BOY! But she won't know until it pops out.

My untanned bottom

Monday was my first workout during lunch and I was a trooper. I workout even after realizing I didn't have a pair of socks! Silly me only brought ONE sock and I wan't about to make a fashion statement and sport just one!

Wednesday went SMOOTHLY!

*patting myself on the back!*

Today, however, after a good workout I found myself towel-less for my shower. Seeing how I was going back to work, I couldn't skip out on the shower. I frantically look in my bag for something to wipe myself dry with and found a clean shirt that I was going to use for my run tonight.

Normally, since the gym is literally 3 minutes from my work, I get dress in the shower to avoid seeing any of my coworker nekkid. Or worst, them seeing me nekkid or any of my tattoos!!

So there I am getting dress, have my bra on, then I put on my black undershirt, topped off with a cute, orange, v-neck and reach for my panties and they are NO WHERE to be seen! ICK! I grabbed my stuff and made a mad dash to the locker for my panties. (SORRY, no photos! LOL!) Good thing there was no co-workers in sight. Had this been Monday I would have had three co-workers and my VP's wife in the locker room all seeing my untanned butt!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


GREAT news... Jay and I are officially going out!

So this is how it happened . . .

I wasn't supposed to see Jay last night. I had class that evening and was planning on packing and cleaning up because my Mom was coming over the next day. (Side note: I forgot to put away my porn video. Oh Lord, please don't let me Mom see them!!!)

He asked to see me that evening and said it would be a quickvisit and of course I said yes. On the drive over Jayla was passed out, until he pulled up. She just woke up and was bright eyed N bushy tailed. We watched a portion of Over the Hedge and then Jay put her to sleep and himself, too, for that matter. Prior to he made a point to ask me to wake him if he did fall asleep, so I did.

When I woke him, we made our way to the living room floor and cuddled. While laying down he asked "aren't you wondering why I drove all the way up?" I asked why and he said he wanted to spend time with me and then we drifted off to la-la-land.

We woke up some time later and made it to my bedroom were again I passed out and was awaken by Jay telling me he LOVED ME! AWWWWWW!!!!


If I would be his GIRLFRIEND!

Of course, I said YES!!!!!!

As I was texting people like crazy this morning to tell them the good news, I was surprised to see that many already thought we were. Nope, but we are now. :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Spring cleaning time – cuz I’M MOVING!

Got a call from my new landlords and I was accepted to my new place! Time to get out the boxes, Sharpie markers and bubble wrap!

I am moving back to my childhood city. My new place is a tiny house behind a house. I am sure there is a technical term for it, but I obviously don’t know it. My sister lived there 5 years ago and rent at that time was only $400-$500. Since then, it has gone up to $900 due to remolding, which is still VERY reasonable for the area. I will be saving $210/month and everything in it is NEW!

My new place is a 1 bedroom, plus a bonus mini room. New oak cabinet and granite tops. After school I will be less then 5 minutes away from home. The only downside is that I have to get my lazy booty out of bed earlier, because my morning commute to work will be about 30 minutes longer… OUCH! Double ouch since I am NOT a morning person.

After I received the news, I started going through stuff and packing. I don’t waste anytime! I recycled two bags of paper, have a mini bag of stuff to shred, filed, have another bag filled with stuff to get rid of and am getting rid of a drawer of porn mags. Plus, Jay taught me how to fold my clothes real tiny to conserve space in my new, SMALLER place.

Train station

This morning I felt as if a never ending train of thoughts was passing through my head. One just lead to the next and circled back through again. What I wouldn't do to be able to pick up the phone and talk to my Dad. Moments like this I want him to be here to run this train of a MILLION thoughts by him, get some feedback and advice. He has been here before and would know what to say.

I can recall the millions of times I would call or just hang out and chat with him on stuff going on in my head and he could lay it out on the table and make me see it for what it is.

The breeze, the ringing from the wind chimes, him asking for a massage and the words of wisdom that flowed from his mind into mine.

Thinking back, I am sure he made sure to pour as much wisdom out as possible, not just for my benefit, but to ensure he got an extra long massage.

Support our troops - OperationDVD

I received a letter from my chiropractor letting his patients know that his office is a drop off location for DVDs in support of OperationDVD.

“Operation DVD is an appeal to Patriotic Americans to donate their new and used DVDs which will then be shipped to our fighting men and women overseas.”

Please check out the website.

You may send DVDs to the address below or make a contribution here.

Operation DVD

31337 Huron Street
Temecula, CA 92592

Pass the word!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Rebirth - Now slap him on his bottom!

So there is someone very special to me that has decided to revisit this whole blogging thing. Yeah, another blog to read!
My sweet stuff, Jay, has a blog.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Freshman 15

Ok, so since school has started I have been slacking on my workouts. I remember this dedicated person that would stick to her workout schedule almost to the T! Then school started.. and she wasn't so motivated. Thanks GOD I haven't gained 15 pounds, but I did have my measurements taken yesterday and even though some where down, overall I was back or close to my May measurements. It wasn't a shock. I could feel the fatness growing!

In addition, my trainer said that you "normally" gain weight when you are happy in a relationship and made a comment that Jay must be keeping me happy, which is VERY true! Nonetheless, I don't need things getting out of control, so back to a workout schedule I go.

I have dedicated my (3) one-hour lunch periods to weight training and on top of that I have started my marathon training. Btw, the marathon is ONLY 15 weeks away! AHHHHH!!!

My hands and fingers are still shaking from the workout. I did 3 sets of 9 chin up/dips, then 3 sets of 10 crunches/back work out thing, then 3 sets of 20 dead lifts and shoulder wkout, followed by 3 set of 15 right/middle/left plank and ended with 10 minutes of cardio.

I feel great! The only thing I need to make a mental note of is to take a big towel to dry off with. There were a few co-workers and my VP's wife there and the last thing I need them to see is my tooshie or my tattoos.

Oh... and you guessed it, I signed up for more events!

On top of the Boot Camp Challenge that will be next week, here are the monthly running eventss that I will be participating in (I can hear the fat burning already!!!)

1. Santa Monica Trail Run - Nov. 18th - 18km (approx 11 miles)

2. 7th Annual "Say No To Drugs" - Dec 16th - 5k (this one I am doing with my three sister and my niece)

3. And January is the MARATHON!