Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Meredith's Flop

What have you done today to make yourself proud?!? Stop and think about it for a minute. If something doesn't come right away, then either you're being too hard on yourself. Or maybe you need to find something to make yourself proud. For me, I went to the Y tonight even though I talked myself out of it all day long. Whew. It was a long day and the last place I wanted to be was at the Y. Strangely, on my favorite class day too. A friend of mine was supposed to come, so I didn't want to let her down. Once I finally got to the Y, it was all good. I got to see my good friend ARV and even read Eclipse a bit before class.

Let me just tell you. This. class. is. amazing! I'm always soo proud of myself after completing an hour of this class (Body Flow). We may not be moving very quickly, but let me tell you this, we sweat and breathe heavy. We had a sub tonight and she was so good. She brought us to another level, physically, which many of us didn't know we could go.

Sometimes I look around when I'm hanging upside down doing downward dog or other such moves or sometimes I just close my eyes and breathe. But tonight, I noticed a lady in the back watching me, copying what I was doing. Perhaps it was happenstance, but it made me feel good. "Self," I said, "You've come a long way and you should be proud of yourself!"


The Biggest Loser comes on Tuesday nights. I spend the whole two hours alternately crying and getting motivated. Tomorrow I'm doing cardio and weights and I can't wait!! I get so inspired watching this show. I look at those contestants and think, if they can do it, why can't I? I've added more speed to my cardio training. That might mean less time, but overall, I think it'll be a better benefit. I wish it was tomorrow night already, but alas, I must go to work.

However, I'm off to read a bit of Eclipse by Stephenie Myers a bit before bed. Ohhhh wait, I forgot to share something with you. OK, so my coworker's birthday is tomorrow and I told her I might make her a cake with my new pan I got for Christmas. Everything was going well, until I tried to take it out of the pan. Apparently I didn't wait long enough for it to cool? I don't know, but this was the result.

Thankfully, I'd already decided not to bring it to work tomorrow, so I didn't really care. It's just interesting is all. Oh well. I guess I didn't wait long enough for it to cool? I'm still learning how to bake.


Staceystace said...

I have had so many flops! Once I made a beautiful two layer cake for a family gathering but somewhere in the middle of dinner it split down the middle and fell apart! Of course my stepmother, who makes works of art out of her cakes informed me that I had not allowed it to cool long enough in the pan...so I am guessing maybe you should have turned your pan upside down and let it cool completely before taking it out, too!

Poet4Him77 said...

Well, it was a comedy of errors really. This is stoneware, so once it's seasoned, it won't need any cooking spray... but I thought you weren't supposed to spray the stoneware, so I didn't. Two mistakes in one. No worries though. I ended up not taking it; obviously, and just ate on it for a week. It was very moist, I don't know if that had anything to do with anything.