August 16th, 2011

Baby Chicken

Dreams: Undead, Ghouls, Magic, oh my

Last night was a night filled with dreams of magic and the undead, even if I woke up and went back to sleep the scene just changed to something else.

A powerless human girl, a 400 year old woman who is a mage through experience (and killing someone who hunted her to gain their magic ability) and made a deal to stay alive, ghouls, dragons, a newsman in chains who reports on TV for the undead, constant dusk, dawn, or night, lots of running for her life or watching in awe as powerful magics are tossed around in college-campus-wide epic battles of undead and human mages, clocks running backwards (as reported by the newsman in chains because the undead now rule) ...

Yeah, crazy night. I'm still a little sleepy, but I give up on sleeping due to said dreams and frequently waking up to escape the dreams. This must be why I rarely dream anymore, as I'm practically writing the story of a book every time I do dream.
Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Beginning weekday workout: The plan and the cause

I've started a workout routine on the Wii Fit Plus. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I'll be doing both Yoga and Strength exercises but on Tuesday and Thursday I'll only be doing Yoga for the same amount of time. The plan is to bump up the time by 5 minutes each week until I'm doing 30 minute sessions similar to susandennis's gym routine. I did a few days a couple of weeks ago, last week was 10 minutes, and yesterday was the first of this week's 15 minute workouts.

I'm also going to start watching what I eat, mostly not eating as much as I have been lately. Ben and I are doing salad for dinner this week, although we might look into other healthy options. I also had salad for lunch at work yesterday and will probably have again today. Might add some grilled chicken (or fish!) to the salad for some extra variety.

I'm also cutting soda and juice out of my diet. Once this last thing of juice is gone (of which I haven't been drinking much lately) I won't get any more for a while. For the past few weeks I've also been getting a soda or two at work, so no more of that. Just water and tea now.

I've started this because I let my weight go, hit over 170, can see a notable stomach gut (with minor sides!), and I don't like it. At all. My goal is to be under 150 again, although if I can get closer to 140 or 130 then I'll be even happier. I'm not aiming for a six pack or ultra-ripped muscles of any sort.