Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gym Decision, Poker Fun, Celebrity Sighting!

So... be more awesome! You can't! You guys' gym advice was SO helpful! I think, because of your suggestions, instead of just joining up I'll go over to the gym and see if I can get a pass. Tell them the truth - I moved so I quit, but I miss it and want to see how my commute would be if I join back up. I believe they do 7-day passes so this gives me a chance to go over on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (the days I needed another gym) and I can see:
  • How the travel is - is it too far? Or is it not that bad?
  • How the classes are - are they fun? Are they too crowded?
  • How the atmosphere is - is it as 'pump me up' as it used to be? Or has it changed?
Testing it out instead of just jumping right in is the plan - FOR SURE. THEN, I can decide if it's right. I also love the idea of testing out different gyms by me - I know there's a crosfit and I"m pretty sure there's a Gold's Gym. Why not go to all and test it? If nothing else this activity alone would be good cardio testing it! Stay tuned, friends - i'm a lady on a mission!

So not much has been up with me. Thursday was rough. I had horrible tummy cramps and was practically bed ridden. Awesome. No workouts. No nothing really. Just the basics: work, chilling with the family and eating. Yes, i'm way off my workouts now. Already. Sigh. Friday was work, then lunch with co-workers, then a hectic day that involved me working until 6:30 p.m. No gym, again. SIGH. I got home at 7 p.m., had a quick dinner, then Katie & Cush came to pick us up - it was poker time! I haven't gotten to play in so long, but we had a blast going over to their buddy Ryan's. My friend Tyson met us over there and their friends Travis and Jackie - great group! I was catching cards all night and ended up winning $80. Say wha? Loves it! Then we headed back home and visited with Tyson for a bit (he's staying with us this weekend), and now we're about to sleep. I will say that I measured today as planned - yay! Tomorrow, I hope to get in a great workout, go to Kroger/Publix, cook a bit, and work on the pantry a bit - have a nice little Saturday. hehe

I can't leave you without a picture, so here is a pic Austin snapped on his iPhone when he was in Miami traveling for work last week - yes, it's Jillian Michaels!!
He said she was yanked out of line RIGHT after that! I was like DANG, I so would have been like YOU'RE AWESOME! HEHE

Q: Any celebrity sightings for you?

Q: Are you a Jillian Michaels fan?

14 comments:

Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

Good decision on the gym. I think a trial pass would give you an idea of how it would work for you!

Cool that Austin got to see Jillian!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Good call on the gym.

Kacy said...

Great idea with the gym!

Cool! I've never spotted a huge celeb like that. Not a HUGE Jillian fan but I still prob would have been star struck.

Kelly Olexa said...

It's funny, as I travel, I run into some of the more random celebrities- like Ice Cube and some Chicago Bulls players...Brian Williams from NBC....and I so don't run over and say hi. ;-) Just me.

fittingbackin said...

Marisa: Thanks!! I agree!

Heather: Thanks. :)

Kacy: I'm pumped - can't wait! I think it's fun to see them - in NY we sat on a bench across from Keanu Reeves for like 30 minutes, passed by the actor who plans Anthony (from SATC!) and here in Atlanta we've seen Chris Tucker out, Ludacris (rando!) and... I think that may be it for my celebrity sightings!

Kelly: oh I hear you - that's how Austin is too - I think for me it depends on what i'm doing (if i've been drinking), what they're doing, etc. Like we didn't talk to any of the above, but Chris Tucker was at a bar 10' away so I was like whatever - i'll say hi!

milesandmanhattan said...

Ah that's so fun!!! JMichaels!! :)
xoxo
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Tyler said...

I like the idea of getting pass. I think that is a very wise decision!

Melissa said...

Is Jillian wear a baseball cat AND boots with heels? Hmmmm....

I do like watching her on The Biggest Loser though. ;)

soistart said...

OMG!!! I am OBSESSED with Jillian Michaels. I have even called up to get on her radio show (long distance since I live in Australia) I LOVE LOVE LOVE her.

Great to get a few trial passes and try some new classes and gyms. :-)

Im pre cooking two of your recipes for my hub this week.

Biz said...

I once saw Carla from Top Chef in Chicago as I was just walking down the street - I didn't think twice and said "Hi Carla!" when I walked right past her - like she would know who I was?!

$80 win - score!!

Mica said...

I love how methodical you are about this gym decision. It's totally something I would do.

Hmmm, I'm not really into Jillian Michaels, but I might get "30 Day Shred" anyway.

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

I like Jillian Michaels for the most part. There are some things I don't care for (like endorsing weight loss pills)...but on the whole I think she is pretty kick ass. How cool he spotted her.

And gyms are always the easiest places to score deals. I'm sure they will have no problem letting you try it out for a week. Especially if you aren't afraid to walk away!

haute.teapot said...

I've met B&A Pitt, celebrated New Year's with them, so that was the biggest.

Others have just been people I've worked with. Oh and once I saw Adam Brody coming out of a diner on Fairfax in LA. I like Jillian too though, that's definitely fun he saw her and she looks so feminine too!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

I like Jillian Michaels for the most part. There are some things I don't care for (like endorsing weight loss pills)...but on the whole I think she is pretty kick ass. How cool he spotted her.

And gyms are always the easiest places to score deals. I'm sure they will have no problem letting you try it out for a week. Especially if you aren't afraid to walk away!