If we were having coffee right now…

In response to Day 10, “Update your readers over a cup of coffee”

over a cup of coffee

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that as of a few weeks ago, I started eating in a healthier way, buying more “veggie” type products from the local health food store and making more smoothies for breakfast. Since I suffer from high blood pressure and my goal is to reduce my medication to as low a dosage as possible, eating healthier is one of several steps towards better health.

Granted, prepackaged frozen foods usually contain more sodium but the items I purchased below aren’t bad on the sodium spectrum:

By the way, the black bean burger tastes so good that when I served them to some unknowing victims, no one knew that the burgers were meatless. They are heavenly! You should try them if you can find them.

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I actually paid a stranger good money to put me through HELL twice this past week. I would explain to you that I joined a 6 week twice a week bootcamp fitness group and that I would love for you to join me so that we can commiserate together about how horribly difficult it is to keep up. Well, maybe it wouldn’t be difficult for you to keep up. But I need someone to complain to about how, after that first class, my legs turned to Jello and then I could no longer feel them at all.

For. Real.

As I am writing this now, I’m still not sure how I actually made it back to my car.

The morning after, I could barely raise my leg to get out of the shower and when I made the mistake of holding onto the towel bar to give myself a little balance, this is what happened:

Yup, this is where the towel bar used to be before I yanked it off!

Yup, this is where the towel bar used to be before I yanked it off!

Fantastic! (*sarcasm*). Yet another repair to add to my “honey-do-it-myself” list.

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that no matter how old you are, “cliques” will always exist and that you really shouldn’t care about “fitting in” too much – just “do” you. Sometimes it is much more amusing to be on the outskirts so that you can observe how people behave when they don’t realize that you are watching.

Having gotten to bootcamp session #1 early, I had the privilege of observing all the different gaggles, ranging from the “younger mommies chit chatting about their kids”, the “older mommies chit chatting about their kids”, the “I’ve-spent-a-lot-of-my-salary-on-plastic-surgery“, to the “I-don’t-know-anyone-here-and-will-pretend-to-play-on-my-cell-to-look-distracted”, the “I’m-only-here-because-I-need-to-lose-weight-so-don’t-remind-me-okay?” and the “Could-we-get-the-f***-started-because-I-know-this-isn’t-going-to-be pretty” group.

Just to let you know, I considered myself as part of those last two groups.

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that if I hadn’t felt like throwing up halfway through that first class, I would have smirked at Ms. Skinny Minny next to me who couldn’t even nod a “hello” and who was also having a hard time keeping up,though she had boasted to someone else about how in shape she was. Mind you, one benefit of that “throwing up” feeling is that it eliminated any and all thought of snacking from my thoughts later that night.

And if we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I am determined to stay the course of a more physically healthy approach to the way I do things by adding my Xbox fitness programs into the mix over the next 6 weeks…

But uhh, starting tomorrow since I’ve regained most of the feeling in my arms and legs.

So, anyway, what’s new in your life?

Images and content ©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

 

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46 thoughts on “If we were having coffee right now…

  1. Haha! Good for you in doing what you need to do to make the changes you want in your life instead of just b*tching about them as I hear soooooo many others do. And about those clique groups… ugh. So very annoying! But you’re awesome so to hell with them! 😘 💋

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  2. I bet that this is a big change in your life! Working out is hard, and boot camps are like hell. But, I love the pain I feel afterwards. It helps me realize I am finally changing something in my life and I feel good about it.

    And, me? I am so happy that I will go to bed before 3 a.m. today because the heat is finally bearable!

    Looking forward to hearing your new stories from hell (aka bootcamp)!

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  3. I love Gardein, you can invite me over anytime for that. My favorite is the beefless burgers and the filet of fish (almost impossible to find). Congratulations on your new healthier lifestyle, keep it up!!

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    • 2 is better than none. Besides the health factor, I am so cheap that I plan on going to all except Sept 30 (Stevie Wonder)! I’m hoping to feel a bit stronger for Monday’s session! 😯

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  4. Boot camp always a fearing thought, i will wait it motivates me to even think about it. Healthy eating, I am planning to get there.. Good post, I might get motivated to start early with healthy routine. Have a good weekend

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  5. I’m amazed and impressed by your commitment to getting fit and to what you’ll put yourself through to do it. I’d be happy to sit through a coffee with you while you told me all about it though less happy if you asked me to join you. I’m always happy to join you for coffee though.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  6. Congratulations on kicking your own butt. 🙂 I feel your pain with the working out thing. The first few sessions are hard but it gets easier. 😀 Good luck! You also totally motivated me to get to my workout tonight while I still have time. Hee.

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  7. Lol, hilarious. Been there, done that…not exactly boot camp but at a time in my life I took up running. Or trying to, huffing and puffing for a minute, then a two minute walk. It got a teensy bit better after weeks, but still, I hated every step of the way. But having said that, kudos for you! Btw, the image of the towel holder was too much for me!

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  8. If I were having coffee right now I would say that my memory has a whole library full of failed “Fitness” drives, but that may well say more about me than it does about the strategy. I really wish you well in this and hope you continue and thus show me that determination does produce rewards.

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  9. I did get to know more about you through this funny and witty post. 🙂 I am happy for you and, at the same time, inspired by your motivation to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I am trying live a healthier lifestyle as well through eating more fruits and veggies and exercising at least 30 minutes everyday. The fitness bootcamp is a great idea! I’m close to trying to look for one nearby. Haha! Keep it up (both on the healthier lifestyle and the great posts)! 🙂

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  10. I laughed at the towel part, obviously. I am, like you, trying to change my habits, a bit at a time, to become a healthier eater. I decided to lose some weight and lost 11kg until now. I was told to not do too much exercise though, cause the last time I did I gained muscle and therefore lost no weight, since I gained mass Dx
    Tel me how it goes for you, I’m definitely gonna follow your struggle so I feel better with mine :p

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  11. This totally made me want to buy you coffee and have a chat. I do love your style. I am in awe of your boot camp commitment. Having chronic fatigue issues its possibly for me to get that “throw up” feeling from home maintenance (creosote get the fence last week for one). I am a dab hand with plastering though, so maybe I could put that rail back up for you LOL

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    • I figure that half the battle is getting myself there and the other half is keeping up at my own pace! Thanks for the offer to help me fix the rack! 😃 In a few days I will break out the good ol’ Bondo and get ‘er done!👍

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