Diet + Exercise = Confusion

I love food. I tolerate exercise. So, how on earth do I combine the two in the healthiest way? Apparently, I haven’t been doing it right at all.

For example, eating a high calorie, high carb energy bar AFTER my workout and then parking my ass on the couch is a huge FAIL. Makes sense though. My body’s in “go” mode and I’m making it do nothing. Fail #1.

Also, after I came home & showered, I devoured a bagel with cream cheese (light cream cheese, in my defence!). Fail #2. What can I say? I’m a carb whore!!

Anyway, Kyle informed me of my mistakes (Darn him and his BCRPA certified mom!) and now I’m going to try and make a better effort to eat properly after my workouts. I guess giving my body fuel and then not using it isn’t so good. Goodbye carbs! Hello healthy stuff! Maybe I’ll even bust out the blender and start making myself smoothies. I just have to find myself a meal plan I guess.

On a random side note: My laptop is down for 2-3 “business days” :( My USB 2.0 drives stopped working and my camera card reader (more times than not) freezes my computer completely. I’m a little sad about it, but at least we still have Kyle’s desktop PC. And thank Cheesus that my cellphone is uber wicked-awesome and I can catch up on my blogs on there :)

On another random side note: My wedding dress arrived today and I’m picking it up tomorrow. I’m SOOOO excited to get back into it!

Any post-workout munchie tips for me?

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Today I Love …

I got the idea to do this post from Amber, who got the idea from Caitlin for Change the Way You See – Not the Way You Look Week

It’s all too easy to look in the mirror and see nothing but flaws. I know, because sometimes, that’s all I seem to do. A little belly fat here, a little weird body hair there … it all makes you self conscious.

It’s interesting; the same day I stumbled upon this amazing idea to promoting loving yourself for who you are, Kyle told me that he never notices all the little flaws I seem to find in myself. He said that the only time he ever notices is when I’m picking or poking at something on myself. This just made me think: I need to love myself more.

Today, I love my  shoulders and arms. Sure, they’re out of proportion to the rest of my body, but they’re wonderfully strong. My shoulders are there for someone to cry on, my arms are always open for a hug when you need it.

My ginormous arms and shoulders are courtesy of my dad’s side of the family, where they’re not petite, fragile Chinese women but wonderfully healthy and stocky. Chow women are strong women!

I’m ready for the gun show, to point out which way the beach is and to point out the gum on my shoe. I love my arms.

What do you love about your body today?

WTF Friday 4.0

Hold onto your hats kids, it’s time for …

WTF Friday! Yaaaay!

Today I’m WTF-ing over Kyle and his ridiculous kidneys. This past week he has been home in horrendous pain with kidney stones. Yeow! The killer part? This is the 5th time he’s had them bad enough where he’s had to miss work. FIVE!!! WTF???

I had to take him to the hospital Sunday evening and he was hooked up to an IV with shots of morphine and Gravol for about 4 hours until he felt good enough to get home. Then he was prescribed some wicked painkillers and some stuff to help him pee better. Then, the next day, he still felt horrible, so he went back to the hospital for his scheduled ultrasound (to see how big the stones were) and then checked himself back into emergency. A CT Scan and more bloodwork later, he was prescribed more pills and drugs. WTF?

So, I present to you, my at-home pharmacy, courtesy of my darling:

And the other WTF? The rules that go along with them: (From left to right!)

#1 – Take with plenty of water; Do not take dairy products, antacids or iron preparations with 1 hour; Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to [real or artificial] sunlight.
#2 – May cause drowsiness or dizziness; (On the hand-out) May cause constipation; Avoid operating heavy machinery or driving.
#3 – Take with Food!
#4 – Take with Food!; Don’t use acetaminophen or ibuprofen;

Basically, Kyle is restricted to sitting on the couch, drinking water (he’s not allowed to have juice says the urologist) and eating dry toast. W.T.F.

We had a good chuckle about it the other night, but I hope he gets better soon. I become a little lost when he’s out of it. The sad thing is that he has several more forming in both of his kidneys, not normal for someone his age. :( WTF.

Well, that’s it! Happy Friday everyone! :)