Tuesday Tangents and how not to get killed on a treadmill

So MacGyver and I put in a new floor in our home gym and we also bought some additional equipment and now we have all kinds of machines up there.   Then we ordered a mini split system so it’s not so hot up there.  Do you know what all that means?

It means I worked out 6 days last week.  Six days of weight training.  Don’t get me wrong, I would still rather be running but since I have 3 more weeks til I can do that I’m trying to develop the very good habit of weight training in the meantime.   Maybe it will last this time….

weights oh joyI wasn’t able to work out yesterday and believe it or not, I actually wanted to.  I would have rather done almost anything that what I was doing yesterday.

summonsIt really wasn’t all that bad though.  The parties ended up settling and I got to go home without serving and I’m good for another year.  YAY.

Did y’all see the video of the man running on the treadmill in the gym who almost got run over?

It kills me how she goes back to get in her car like, well this parking space sucks, I’m outta here.  And she looks like she has no concern at all for that man she almost killed.  Crazy. And where are her shoes?

This is precisely why I have a home gym and I run on my treadmill at home.  People are crazy y’all.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen happen on a treadmill?

Have you ever had to serve jury duty?  I’ve done 7 tours so far.

Thursday, some things

Remember when I used to have a blog and wrote things on it like, a lot?  Yeah, I forgot too.

airhead

The truth is that I’m still working on this year long project and it’s so time consuming I barely have a moment to spare.  Oh, and also it has been raining for like a year, (actually 4 or 5 days) and the grass and weeds are taking over.  So yesterday we got a break in the rain and I spent the better part of the day weeding the mulch beds and trimming the massive overgrowth that is my lawn.

exhausting

Remember how I told you that MacGyver and I had been on the Keto Diet but we switched back to our regular Paleo diet?  Well, for some reason MacGyver has managed to stay in Ketosis even with eating a few more carbs and he has lost a whopping 9 pound WITHOUT working out.  I however, am working out an hour to an hour and a half every day, eating less than 1,500 calories a day with a carb count under 75 and somehow I managed to gain 2 pounds in the last 2 days!

This is an accurate representation of me this morning:

I cannot believe this shit

Here’s the plan.  There is no plan.  I’m gonna eat when I’m hungry, continue to work out and fuck it.

Did you see the news reports of the 30 year old who was evicted from his parents home?  This story was so great I wanted to posted it yesterday for WTF Wednesday but I didn’t have a chance.  So today, I am giving you the most awkward interview ever.  Oh, and also, this man will never in his life go on another date.

How is your week going?  Hopefully better than that guy!

And I ran, slow and steady, but I ran

Well, this weekend it happened, I started running again!  I mean, I’m all kinds of awkward and slow but then, is that really a new thing?

silly running

Nope.

I walked around 10 miles last week and my hip felt fine so on Sunday I decided to run and I ran a whole 5 miles.  It was a slow and steady run but it felt so good.  I can definitely tell the difference in how I feel since I started cross training more.  I’m gonna veer off my beaten path from now on and keep doing that.  It seems to work. 😉

We had a pretty low key weekend around here.  It rained on Saturday afternoon and pretty much all day on Sunday.  It didn’t stop me from getting some yard work done though because we’ve entered the rainy mowing season here and I have 3 lawns to mow on the reg.  If I get behind it’s a bitch to catch up.

For some reason I happened to be awake on Saturday morning and caught some of the royal wedding.  I loved both dresses though the second one was my favorite.  The first one would have been pretty in a tea length but then it wouldn’t have been a wedding dress now would it.  That train!  Oh my gosh, I would have gotten it caught on a pew or something and ripped off the crown jewels so that would have been a no for me but she pulled it off so Go girl.

I wasn’t really all that interested in the actual wedding or who attended and all the customs and pomp and circumstance.  I was interested in little Charlotte.

Charolotte

her wave game is on point!

MacGyver and I did manage to go to a few estate sales over the weekend and I did very well.  One of the places that we went to had some various things in the garage and I found this unique looking rooster.  I offered the person hosting the sale a dollar and they accepted.

Turns out it’s a Dala Rooster from Sweden, circa 1950’s.

I found one just like it on etsy selling for 92 dollars!  I’m not selling mine, it’s prominently displayed in my kitchen on a shelf above the sink.

Now let’s talk food.  I know it may seem like I’ve been a bit evasive in talking about the diet that MacGyver and I have been on.  It’s not that I didn’t want to tell you about it but rather I wasn’t sure exactly how I felt about it and so until I figured it out, I didn’t want to talk too much about it.

eat all the cheese

Anyway, we were doing the keto diet.  We didn’t plan to stay on the diet long term for many reasons but mainly because it is very hard to keep your body in ketosis and in order for the diet to work in the way that it’s supposed to, that’s what you have to do.  I have to say though, when I read I could eat ALL the cheese, I was on board.

The problems that I had were that I had to keep my carbs under 8 grams a day just to even get my body in ketosis and then if I went over 20 grams of carbs in a day, my body would not stay in ketosis.  Also, no matter what recipes I found or tried, I could not get enough fiber.  And I NEED fiber.  I will say the diet did a good job of breaking me of the sugar habit that I had developed over the past few months but I could no longer eat all the fat.  I mean, let’s be honest, food was going in but nothing was coming out!

So I had to Veto the Keto.  MacGyver and I are now back to our paleo way of life and while it’s still fairly low in carbs, we get enough fiber and not so much fat.  I lost weight after the first 24 hours of getting off the diet.  I’m not going into details, I’m sure you can figure out how 😉

Have you tried the keto diet?

Are you strict with your diet or do you splurge whenever you want to?