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Day 145

Monday, January 2, 2017

Temperature: High 48° / Low 45°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

Today was a great start to the New Year! I did everything I wanted and needed to do and couldn’t ask for anything else in a day. Quality time on Che’s last day before returning to work? Check! Workout completed? Check! Something completed on the wedding checklist? Check! Everything else? Check, check and check!


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

I didn’t have much pain, but I was a little more tired and a little less coordinated than usual. It happens...what can say?
I guess, thanks Lupus??? Whatever...
My hands weren’t in pain, but they were kinda weak, so I appeared to be more clumsy than usual today - which is pretty clumsy. I was droppin shit all day! Food, water, weights...every damn thing. BUT, I made it through AND my pain was only at about a 3...not bad. I will be taking a pain pill tonight to be safe and I’ll pay closer attention to my body tomorrow.


Workout Time & Duration?

Booty Day started off with a bang, but my energy did fizzle out mid-workout. That’s why it is so great to have a workout partner! Well, that's one of the reasons...We struggled together and made it to the finish line. It wasn’t a more difficult workout, it was just the past partying that was catching up to me. It was all worth it, but I paid for it all today! My struggle was real, so it probably took us about an hour to complete
...but hey! The shit got done damn it!


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

I finally completed the spreadsheet for our destination wedding ceremony and reception music playlist for Che today. I was supposed to do it on or after Day 149, but I’m human...so hey, I got it done today!

Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?


Loving Black Love Moment?

Between the wedding and the New Year, I feel like either I'm getting more sensitive, or other people are getting more insensitive. I haven't figured it out quite yet, but I think it is a combination of the two. Che is amazing at knowing my feelings better than I do and protecting me from myself. We had a great conversation about feelings and I was reminded of the fact that with the industrial-strength foundation of love and support that we have built here in our home, all of the other bullshit means so much less. Things that would have crushed us in the past still hurt like hell, but can't have the same effect before we built this.

That's our Black Love at its Best!  

What am I happy for?

Workout partners! Well, at least MY workout partner!

Shout of to Alecia for keeping my head in the game for Booty Day today!
I don’t know that  would have made it without her today...like for real...no...seriously.

Workout partners make the world go around...I’m convinced.  


What could I have done better?

I must confess that although my wedding day is a mere 145 days away, I had a fucking pizza today! Pepperoni, black olives and mushroom pizza.

Not one slice...oh no...4 slices throughout the day. 4 fucking slices of pizza!  I paid for that in the gym today too!
Hopefully I will be so ashamed by this confession that I will get my life together and realize 2 things:

1. This is NOT the way to start off a New Year; and

2. Pizza will not make my wedding dress magically fit the way I want it to fit so I have to stop being an asshole to myself.

There! Now that I have put that out there, I'm officially pizza shamed.
I’ll count it as a big ass cheat meal and won’t mention it again!
A big ass cheat meal that I didn't earn...okay, now I'm done. 


What am I doing tomorrow?

Since I think I may be feeling a flare up coming on I’ll be juicing or making a smoothie this morning! And at some point in the day I need to check in on the wedding to-do list. I’m sure there’s something I need to be doing this week...Other than working out!
Wow, These days are breezing by!