Merging Blogs and Moving

June 18, 2010

If this blog is in your Google Reader or bookmarked or you subscribe… (and BTW – thanks SO much if you do)..

I have merged RandomShelly, MotivateMeDaily and TheRoadBackToSexy – into one blog…  WOO HOO… no more confusion, or worrying (on my part if I should put a thought or post somewhere else…)

They are now located at www.randomshelly.com When you go there, the main focus is the store… but my blogs are me, the jewelry is me and I FINALLY decided that I want them all together…

and if you subscribed to more than one of them, wow, and you will get this post more than once – since I am making this my last post on these sites and will leave them up for a short time…

I launched the site before everything was perfect – so I WILL have issues… but I needed to get out of my own way and just get on with it already!  I thought I had lost all my comments when I moved the blog – but I didn’t!  woo hoo!  I love my comments!

I hope you enjoy the new site and as just stated, I love comments, suggestions, and definitely let me know if you find any issues!!

xoxox,

Shelly


So… I peed my pants..

May 29, 2010

Seriously.

You know how you keep hearing things from different people, in different places…  and it eventually builds up to an epiphany?

Well I had one after reading Alison Kramer’s (@nummiesbras) guest blog post on Elizabeth’s (@ElizabethPW) site… found here >> http://elizabethpottsweinstein.com/run

The post made me want to get up and run – something I NEVER want to do…

But because Britty (@britteliz) planted the seed and has been doing such an amazing job with the Couch to 5K program – so inspirational – Allison’s post put it over the edge!

But I didn’t run after reading her post…  I had to go to my son’s school and walk with him to his new kindergarten class next year, and see what they would be doing…  Then he came home and we played…

About 10 pm last night, I was ready to go run… but the mosquitos here in Florida at night – PLEASE!  I could have done the treadmill…  don’t think I’m altruistic or anything.. but I get SO bored on that thing, I never last 2 minutes…

So about noon today, I was about to grab a book, go lounge in the pool on a raft and read.

But then I thought… WTH are you doing Shelly?  GO RUN… Then I said (to myself – don’t judge) – You have got to be kidding… it is NOON in FLORIDA, are you crazy…  You can run later… maybe start on Tuesday after the holiday

So now… Cue the epiphany…

I ALWAYS, ALWAYS procrastinate starting exercising…  The fact that I have kept up on the Tae Kwon Do twice a week is phenomenal I tell ya…

I decided it was now or never (as it has been) – I went and ask hubby if he would like to run with me…  He said sure.

We grabbed our iPods, put on our shoes, grabbed some water (did I mention noon in Florida?) and we took off.

We stretched a bit (Hubby IS a runner) – so we start a brisk walk and I decide to jog until I can’t jog any more…

As I’m jogging, I feel this heat down my leg and in my pelvis (read the about section for the story of my jacked up pelvis).  These pains are a normal part of my day…  Been to many doctors, won’t take pain pills – so I live with it…

So when I stop to cross the street, I feel this trickle down my leg…  Turns out the heat wasn’t just from pain, I had peed.

Now I know that is WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION – but here is why I share this…

I stopped my husband and showed him what happened – he asked why – I said – I don’t know… so we walked back down to our house…

AND… I didn’t quit…

I went and changed my shorts… and then we went back out…  I didn’t run again.. but I did power walk over 2 miles…

I repeat….  I didn’t quit…  that is why I shared the TMI – because I thought it rounded out the whole issue of me running/working out in totality…

To quote Britty “Can I get a HELL YEAH?”


Testing Wednesday

May 24, 2010

Wow – I can’t believe I have been going to Tae Kwon Do Class enough to be testing for my next belt…  After Wednesday, I will no longer be a white belt, but an ORANGE belt…

Some of the girls in my class practiced on Sunday – for a long time.. we went through the form, and the steps and spars (forgive me for incorrect terminology).

I found out that I am saying some things wrong in class…

Hello – we don’t speak Korean, so we need to ENUNCIATE the words and/or SEE them LOL – I hope nobody has really heard what I thought we were supposed to be saying (what I have been saying – it’s not bad – just WRONG!!!)

Then tonight at the practice session which is speak for come let me try to teach you one last time, and give you help where you are LACKING…  we all learn that we were calling the bow the wrong thing…  IN YAY, PIN YAY??  Nope.  It starts with a K.. KIN YAY (learned that, check)

So it’s been fun… and we are all getting our toenails painted orange for Wednesday morning…  (quit rolling your eyes at me.. it’s fun) 🙂


Letter to my blog…

May 8, 2010

Dear workout blog,

I have ignored you.  I’m sorry.  I know why I have… but I feel I must tell you, lest you feel you are unwanted.

I have been going on Wednesday and Friday mornings to Karate class, and while those REALLY kick my butt, it is all I do.

I feel guilty when I don’t workout, I don’t want to write ANOTHER blog post about how totally lazy and unmotivated I am.  SO I ignore that you exist.

There is some good new though…

Some of the women in my neighborhood are getting a yoga/pilates class together… so one more day of doing something is coming… YEAH!

They are also running in the mornings at 5:30… BUT even if I could roll, drag and crawl my way out of bed at that ungodly hour – I can’t leave my 4-year-old in the house alone!  So that is out!

I am seriously considering starting to run the couch to 5K program too..  not there yet – but am thinking… 🙂 (thanks Britty!)

I also have decided to pick a time of day and do a different workout during that time… Tae Bo, weights, walking, etc…  Now just to pick the time (and force myself to stick to it!) – because I also need to pick a time to write! 🙂

So please don’t feel bad, it is not your fault that I have been so remiss… and I have ignored you long enough…

I will be better.

Please forgive me,

Shelly


Always?

April 22, 2010

So I am starting to wonder if I will ever stop getting sore from these TaeKwonDo classes?

Never fails – 24 hours after the class, it’s like the instructor jumps up and slaps the sh*t out of me!

So today, I start aching, my arms, my sides, and OH.MY.GAWD. – my legs…

Now all I can think as I sit here is – How in the H*LL am I going to make it through class in the morning.

Seriously…. Kinda scared!

There is some good news though…  I have stopped snacking at night…

Baby steps right??

🙂


Oh my!

April 17, 2010

So Friday at my karate class…  One of the girls in my class said OUT LOUD to the instructor…  “My legs have never hurt after one of these classes”

OH MY GAWD….

I could have slapped her.

I am not even going to go into the fact that she is perky and a size 0 and has a new baby… this is not the place for me to air my jealousy…  I actually really like her, she’s sweet…

But seriously – don’t you know what happens when you tell an instructor that you just aren’t feeling it??  He PUSHES it harder… and those that were already dying are headed for disaster… 🙂

SO let’s just say that I can barely walk today… and if her legs aren’t hurting too – something is wrong with her!  Even the black belts in the class were moaning.

OH – and did I forget to mention that we had an odd number of people in there Friday, so guess who my partner was… the instructor…  and I bet you can guess how much he eased up on me… NOT AT ALL… #understandable – It is the point of the class to teach us and push us to the limits… and he is VERY good at that.

I wasn’t liquid when I left this time… only Jell-O – and I thought I was ok until I woke up this morning…

Need to stretch…

Need some traction 🙂


Second Karate Class…

April 14, 2010

So I cringed all weekend…  every time I stood up or sat down, I sucked air… and cussed out my karate instructor – but in a good way … really!

Well… Sunday night it started being in a good way 😉

I went to a golf party on Sunday and I didn’t sit down once.

Thank goodness I could use the club as a crutch to put my ball down on the green. (It still hurt though)

Yesterday, I was finally feeling back to normal and kept reminding myself that I need to work out on other days besides just karate days…

I will get there. I will!

Today, another class, more cussing…  when I left there I wasn’t Jell-o… I was pure liquid.  Kept feeling like I was going to just melt into the floor, then my car, then the couch…

Who knew you could push that hard?  Oh yeah, my instructor… He’s a good one!

The class is fun.  Since we are white belts, I assume that is why we are allowed to joke around a little…

When we can breathe.

Of course, I had to go back tonight to take my son for his lesson… and after his class the instructor asked me how I was doing… I told him I wasn’t cussing him. Yet.