Wisdomist Wednesday : Working out

I’ll be honest, I’m not sharing any sort of wisdomist knowledge today … just blabbing a bit.

How many times have I nagged your beautiful faces off about my love hate relationship with working out?!?

Oh, only a zillion times …well … I’m about to do it a zillion and one times.


I hadn’t worked out for at least 6 weeks … maybe a little bit longer.

First, it was Ramadan and while fasting – I couldn’t keep my eyes open or my energy level high enough to make it through a day of work, there was no way I was about to put the added pressure of working out on my body. Granted, I’m a slightly psycho – but I also don’t desire sending myself to the hospital.

After Ramadan, I decided to jump back in and resorted to my usual work out – Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, level 1 … I’ve been doing level one forever. It kills me, I get the workout I want – it hurts, but doesn’t leave me splattered on the floor like roadrunner. What I completely forgot though, is since I hadn’t been working out for a while – and since my body wasn’t back to it’s normal strength this probably wasn’t the best idea!! Doctors orders – I couldn’t work out for a week.


Last week, I tried the treadmill … something a little lighter … 40 minutes, 3 times for the week. I DIED. I wasn’t even running … I was frustrated. I am frustrated.

This week, I said ahhh what the heck – I jumped back on the Jillian Michaels train – I’ve done it 2 days now – tonight, I’ll do it again. But HOLY MOTHER of all that is sparkly and sweet … I’m getting destroyed by it. It’s frustrating to think that mentally I’m so ready to work out, I want to … I hate missing my workouts, it’s part of my routine .. I don’t actually love working out, but I love the feeling after. Physically, I don’t know what the heck is going on with my body.

Today, I sit here, SO incredibly sore. My legs are wobbly, my arms can’t go over my shoulders. I’m not complaining, I understand that part of working out, is being sore at times – but it’s definitely discouraging. I understand if I was unwell, or even getting older, but it’s strange to feel that my body isn’t keeping up with my mind.


Just venting I suppose … and yes, this can totally count as a first world problem. I plan to just stick with in, eventually my body will get re-use to working out and it will all be well and good again – until then, I plan to hobble and smell like an old lady with sports cream ( dear husband, it doesn’t get any sexier than this … sorry ;) ).

I hope you lovely folks are having a great week, I’ll be back sooon with a trashy banana bread ( … and that right there, is why I work out!!)

Life … and things .. mostly random things

Howdy doooody my dear interweb friends …

Did you miss me? I missed you! A lot. Too Much.

But I’m here to tell you that

  • I haven’t forgotten you
  • I love your faces
  • I want to do a giveaway soon because this girl has over 500 instagram followers and that boggles my little brain!!

So I took a bit of a blogging hiatus; not on purpose … just a life thing. There was a bunch of other stuff I needed to focus on.

My bestie is married. MARRIED! Yes, no longer my right hand-partner-in-crime … also, this officially means we’re both adults … married, responsible for husbands, paying taxes and all that jazz. Kids of the playground, don’t rush this stuff … it’s not as shiny and sparkly as it seems … it has it’s perks … but don’t get blown away.  But it was a love filled, happiness exploding ball of sunshine … aka it was perfection. And, it’s very possible that I ugly cried more at this wedding, than at my own … she was just so beautiful!!

One more wedding to go at the end of this month, and then officially my group of friends will live happily ever after … until kids come along. OMG one of my girlies had a little boy and he’s as cute as a button and I’ve nicknamed him Joe because 1) It’s no where close to his actual name 2) I’m a jerk. But I love his face, and I’m so proud of his mama and papa .. they’re going to be amazing parental units.

I also haven’t been feeling all that jazzy, and I didn’t want to bring that sort of negativity to the blog. Even though summer is supposed to bring about sunshine, happiness, laughter, and extra ice cream sprinkles … it’s just not jiving with me right now …  I think part of why I love blogging is the honesty associated with it, but seriously mixing butter, sugar and anxiety does not produce cupcakes!

But I’m back.

Back and full of inspiration and tons of fun stuff I want to share. I want to know what you’ve done over the summer – have you traveled? WHAT HAVE YOU EATEN!?! How many ice cream cones can you down in one cottage trip … you know, the essentials of life.

Speaking of essentials, can someone PLEASE tell me how to rid the world of stupid mosquitoes … I have enough bites for someone to mistake me for having the chickenpox – one specifically on my neck that makes me look like i’m a 16 year old with a hickey … SO NOT CLASSY!!

They know me so well!!

They know me so well!!

In the next couple of months, you can expect giveaways … tons more cookies … and recipes that are sure to leave you with a slight sugar high. Also, I feel with us finishing the first week of August, I need to do all the summer things and ease us all into back-to-school and then fall.

Ready to throw up a little, my favourite local grocery store already has  pumpkin spiced cookies out … I gagged … and then proceeded to buy 2 boxes. #SorryNotSorry … and I’m still eating all of the strawberries, peaches and watermelon I can wrap my fingers around.

I think that’s enough random mammer-jammer for a while. Happy Friday you gorgeous people!!