Monday, May 4, 2009

Back from a Blog Break!

I can’t believe that I’m 6 months into my plan and things are going well…really well. My goal back in November was to be in shape for volleyball season. Volleyball is one of the few sports that I LOVE. I never thought that I'd be living at the beach, hopping on my beach cruiser, and meeting up with friends play volleyball on the weekends. Not to mention the fact that it’s a great workout and a very social sport. As I headed to class on Thursday (classes are the best way to meet new people), I was a little nervous. My friends were meeting me there, but I wasn’t sure who would be returning from last summer. It turns out that almost everyone was new. There were quite a few people (50 or so), and everyone was really nice. I had a blast meeting new people and refreshing my skills. I’m proud to say that I’m in pretty good shape now and the drills, which are somewhat challenging, were a piece of cake! Put a checkbox next to the goal of being fit for vball season : ) We all went out to the local beach bar afterwards and had a great time. I can’t wait until the next class this Thursday.

I am officially addicted to the sand dune workout. The first time I climbed it, I was able to go up 6 times and it was BRUTAL! Three weeks ago I climbed it 10 times!!! This was a more recent goal of mine, and I was able to repeat it the following weekend. Unfortunately my feet are really torn up and I only went up 5 times on Sunday. So I’ll have to take a little break from my addiction for the feet to rebound : )

I’m really proud to have stuck with it…I still have no idea if I hit my weight goal and I really haven’t thought about stepping on scale. I’m happy when I’m dripping with sweat after a 2 hour workout. I look forward to cooking with fresh foods. And I'm ecstatic when I reach the top of the dune after the 10th climb and I feel like I could keep going. Since I’m in a good place on the health front, it’s difficult to write about my health and fitness on a daily basis. Thankfully working out and eating right is a way of life for me again…there’s not much exciting news about hitting the gym, what I ate, small milestones, etc. And I’m bored with reading about what other people ate and calorie counts. I still love reading blogs that are about life and stories, love stories, career stories, etc. So for now I’ll refocus my blog : ) My first topic is...

Beach Bungalow Design
In two weeks I’ll be moving into a super neat apartment. I’ve had my share of pests/rodents in the tiny, garage-conversion I’m in now. So I’ve decided to step it up a notch and get a bigger place. Those of you who live near LA know that it’s really hard to find the perfect apartment, especially near the beach. I knew the minute I walked in that it was meant to be. It has a full ocean view, bigger kitchen, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. It’s a studio, but I’ve come up with some creative ways of designing the space (stay tuned) and would love your input. I’m obsessed with,, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. I have so many ideas and can’t wait to move in in 2 weeks.


Thomas said...

Let me welcome you back, Healthy Hunter.

Shoshanah said...

Welcome back! And I think any aparment with a washer & dryer inside is a catch (no matter how small the actual apartment may be.)

Amber said...

Yayy! Glad that you're back to blogging.

I know what you mean about getting bored of fitness and food blogs, I blog about it often, but not ALL the time! There's more to life!

I'm excited to hear about your apartment and see pictures. And great job on being in shape for vball season!!

The Rauths said...

just found your mom was diagnosed with lupus...the lfa is having a walk in la on sept 12 and in oc on june 6 -- the beach bungalow feel. i have not undated my blog in a while but we are in the midst of updating our house with a more beach bungalow style (in la too).

looking forward to seeing more!

Anais said...

So glad you're back!! Congrats on that sand dune work-out, I'm super envious! I saw some big hills where I live, but they're made of grass, not should still be a pretty good work-out :)

I'm also excited for beach volleyball! I've never done it before and I think I'll have a lot of fun :) It's recreational though, and you sound like you're going to be playing like a pro! :)

Can't wait to hear more about your new apartment!!

Jess said...

Welcome back to blog-land! And congrats on the new apartment. New beginnings are always good =)

Anais said...

Hey! Yeah I've been doing beach volleyball on thursdays, and it's AWESOME! I love it!! We even played in the rain the other day :) How's your season going?? :)

ps: did you write a new post? Because on my blog roll it says there's a new post...but when I click on it that's the latest one! Weird!