Week 7: Es Ist Zu Heiss! (It’s Too Hot!)

Guten Tag Everybody!

Good news! I’m down to one bra extender instead of two! I know it might seem weird to be happy about something like that, but it really is a big accomplishment for me. I’ve also noticed my favorite tank top, which used to be tight on me, is now getting looser and I have officially dropped a pant size! (all together now: “oooooooh, ahhhhhhh”) I went from size 18 to size 16 pants. Yay! I can’t wait to see what I weigh on the 1st. Even though I feel I’ve been doing pretty good, I’m still nervous about getting on that scale (isn’t everybody?).

Oh ya…the whole “I’m going to start doing yoga three times a week” thing has quickly and swiftly gone down the toilet. I went to a yoga class at the rec center last week, and let me tell you: it downright sucked (excuse the French). Keep in mind that I used to do yoga years ago and I loved it. I hadn’t realized that this wasn’t just an ordinary yoga class, but a hatha yoga class. Apparently, that makes a difference as far as how strange the yogi (instructor) is. I mean, this guy was just bizarre! First of all, his pants were WAY too tight! I mean, let’s just say it left nothing to the imagination! And when this guy was leading the class through some breathing exercises, he was looking and acting like a crazed lunatic! He was sticking his tongue out, making weird noises, and doing stuff with his abdomen that I couldn’t even attempt to do. This class was too strange even for me. It wasn’t just the weirdness of the yogi, but everyone there seemed to have been going to that class for a long time. They looked like they knew what they were doing. And here I am on the floor twisted like a pretzel while everyone else is doing the “correct” pose. It was so embarrassing! I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I haven’t done yoga in so many years. Even though I’m losing weight, I’m still VERY much out of shape and have almost no strength to speak of. So I decided that once I’m a little bit more in shape (and I’ve done a little bit of weight lifting) I’ll give yoga another try. But not hatha yoga! Nope. Not for me!

Well, it has been hotter than hades out here on the central California coast. In the last week, it’s hasn’t been cooler than 85 degrees during the day and a couple of days it got past 90. What’s that you say? Go inside where there’s air conditioning? I laugh at you and find your suggestion humorous. I must say, San Luis Obispo is a beautiful place to live, has some great people, nice areas, etc. But if the city ever had a defect, it would be that these guys don’t believe in air conditioning! No joke! Very few places in the city actually have air conditioning, and if they do have it, they keep it to a cool 80 degrees. I mean, what is up with that?? I know, I know. They’re trying to conserve money and energy, but COME ON! I heard somebody say “Most places in San Luis Obispo don’t have air conditioning because it just doesn’t get that hot here in the summer.” Um, wanna bet?! Just two weeks ago it reached 103 degrees here! Is that not considered hot anymore? So needless to say, I’ve been on the sluggish side due to the heat and haven’t been exercising quite as much as I had wanted to. BUT they (as in the weather people) say the worst of it is over and that it is going to start getting cooler. Hooray! Hopefully they are telling the truth! And as soon as it cools down, I will have no excuse to not get in a good workout every day!

Although I really am enjoying my time out here, going to college, living in a new area, experiencing something new, etc, etc. I can’t help but feel homesick, as in, EXTREMELY homesick. I mean, who knew it was so freakin’ hard to leave home? Nobody ever talks about it! In movies you see kids go off to college, or see people move away from home and start a new adventure, and they always seem fine and dandy. You never see these characters bawling their eyes out screaming “I wanna go home!” (guilty). Can you guess what it is I miss the most? My family? yeah….Friends? I guess….To be honest, it’s actually Disneyland I miss the most (ya, I know, I’m strange, but let’s not beat a dead horse, shall we?). I know it sounds weird, but throughout my entire life I have never lived farther than 10 miles from Disneyland. I practically grew up there! Every night the Disneyland fireworks start at 9:30pm sharp. For almost 25 years, I could hear the “booms” of the fireworks going off and automatically knew it was 9:30 at night. I’ve gotta say, it’s weird not hearing those “booms” every night. It’s eerily quiet here at night! Not being close to Disneyland (and not being able to go whenever I feel like it) has left me with a severe case of homesickness. Fortunately there is a website that has a LIVE 24 hour Disneyland webcam that I look at (probably a little too often than I should) that makes me feel less homesick and more like I’m home again! And yes, you CAN watch the fireworks on the live cam every night! Here is the link if you are interested.

http://www.hojoanaheim.com/take-a-tour/webcam

Also, the fact that I will be at next year’s half marathon and that I will soon start training for that makes me feel better as well. It makes me feel like I have something to look forward too. That’s not to say I won’t be going back to Disneyland MUCH sooner than that! 😉

This week I’ve been focusing on just getting back into the groove of things. Meaning, I’ve started walking on the treadmill for an hour every day. Not much, but it’s a start. I’ll continue doing that through next week as well, and maybe add a little core exercise in there as well. So that’s the plan! This is thatfatgermanchick saying thank you and gute nacht!

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