Thursday, July 06, 2006

Feel the burrrn!

It's a good day. I am functioning on approximately three-and-one-half-hours sleep, but my early morning trip to the gym and that glorious post-workout cup of coffee were SO worth foregoing that extra hour of snooze.

A friend and I have decided to challenge ourselves to improve our overall wellness. We've given ourselves 50 days to shape up, and hopefully this will lead to a permanent overall lifestyle change. Thus far we have gotten off our sedentary butts and into the pool three times per week and are currently working on getting said butts to the gym at least twice per week (I like to go early early early because there are no 'beautiful people' there to make me feel like a self-conscious idiot, which has always been the starting point of my downfall in the past...).

We have also upped our H2O intake to a minimum of 2 litres per day. It's amazing how much better I feel just because I'm now properly hydrated! (for the first time in a decade, I suspect...)

Our plan took a bit of a hit over the weekend, as the camping was not overly conducive to our typical regimen... that's not 'virgin' watermelon there... let's just put it that way. BUT I think we managed to keep up at least our cardio, and we did so in the following ways:

1. Walking for miles along crowded streets and beaches on Canada Day.
2. Running around chopping down trees and constructing emergency rain shelters with holey tarps (note how proud Chuck looks of our design! We bled for that sucker... BLED!).
3. Evading a pool-side 'terrorist cell' of ten year old girls who decided it was their mission in life to expel our group from the pool by jumping on us... little @%&*!@ darlings...
4. Sprinting to and from afore-mentioned shelter during occasional torrential downpours.

Also, we have Bocce ball to thank for the addition of a bit of weight training... hmmmmm... all in all, it appears that we didn't really slip all that much...

Needless to say, camping was a blast, rain and all. We even had green and blue fire!!!


At 7:09 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

Sounds like you had an AWESOME time.


Woo for non-virgin watermelons! I love melon! Hehehehe...

At 7:26 AM, Blogger jenn said...

Therese: Yes, but how do you feel about VODKA melon?? Really, I think it got our creative juices flowing and helped with the construction of our shelter ;) (it also dulled the pain of the scrapes and bruises incurred by said construction...)

At 3:38 PM, Blogger León said...

hahahahaha, i think the same way about goin' early to the gym.

:( i hate watermelon. ...

Like Therese said, i think you had a wonderful time.

Buen dia Jenn.

At 8:50 AM, Blogger jenn said...

Leon: We did indeed have a great time ;) And as for your aversion to watermelon, we can always fill other forms of fruit with liquor for you! Name the fruit, and we'll see what we can do ;)

At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dear Jenn, you look like you got quite the burn in that picture.
Hope you are okay.


At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dear Jenn, you look like you got quite the burn in that picture.
Hope you are okay.


At 5:21 AM, Blogger jenn said...

No worries, Jules ;) I was a bit day-glo around the shoulders, but a lot of the red is from the liquor ;) All is well here in Freddy!


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