Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank Goodness for Tivo and Mia Goes MIA

So You Think You Can Dance is on Mondays and Tuesdays now? Didn't it used to be one Wednesdays and Thursdays or am I just losing my mind? Quite possibly, I guess! If it wasn't for Tivo, I would have totally missed it! Whew! I know what you are thinking: "That would have been a crisis!" Agreed.

It is a good thing that season 2 of the Rachel Zoe Project is over because with Gossip Girl also on Mondays, it would have been hard deciding which two of the shows to record! Thank goodness Husband has his very own Tivo so he can record Monday Night Football. I think we would be in trouble if we only had one box! I must say, this post makes me realize that I watch some impressive TV shows and I am probably too old to watch most of them. It is good thing that it is free country! Good luck to anything that tries to come between me and my quality entertainment.

Anyway....I am excited to watch the official show of Season 6, but I was so sad to hear that Mia is leaving. Why, Mia? WHY?????? Well, I forgive you. If only because you created the bench routine. How could I stay mad at you? You will be missed. SYTYCD will not be the same without you!


Monday, October 26, 2009

F-U Swine Flu

Dear Swine Flu,

Let's just say that I am not a fan.  Not only did you rack my body with the worst fits of coughing that I have ever experienced, you have also depleted my cardiovascular endurance.

I went to my once-weekly (lately) kickboxing class this morning and was lightheaded by the end of class.  I couldn't even complete all my roundhouse kicks.

I almost feel like I am back to square one, which is so frustrating!  Before I got sick, I had turned into a little kickboxing machine.  Now, I can barely finish a class.

What did I ever do to you, Swine Flu?

Not end close to fondly,
Joy

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ode to Kickboxing

There is something oh-so-satisfying about kickboxing. Not the Tae Bo, "hi ya-ing around my living room" kind, but the "punching and kicking a heavy bag" kind.

When work is stressful and life feels like it is out of control, I can always go to my kickboxing class and take it out on the bag. I love coming home after class, no longer a Little Ball of Hate (LBOH), but a happy Little Ball of Sweat (LBOS). I had no idea that I would enjoy hitting and kicking something so much. I shouldn't have been surprised. I have been known to have a slight touch of the "angries" from time to time.

I love my boxing gloves, too. I have this pair in blue/white and I keep them in my car. I never know when I might need them! It makes me happy to look at them on the floor of my car. For some reason, they make me feel like an athlete. For someone who has been the antithesis of an athlete all her life, this is a big deal for me.

I have been going to my heavy bag kickboxing class for a little over a year and it is time to renew my membership. I haven't decided if I want to pay for another year because it is expensive and sometimes I kind of feel like my body is craving something new. It is hard to justify when I have access to a free gym at work that also offers free fitness classes of all kinds. Good classes too, taught by good instructors at various times during the day.

I could go to kickboxing over my lunch hour and get an extra hour of sleep. It has been nearly impossible to get out of bed in the morning to make it in time for my 6:15 class. I have only been to 1 class a week for the past 3 weeks. Not an impressive statistic. But, when I finally got by butt to class yesterday morning, I remembered how much I enjoy the class. I never push myself that hard when I am working out by myself and it feels so good to reach a "Level 10" in a workout. And I got to hit the heavy bag. A lot.

I think this post may have just answered my question about renewing my membership. The gym at work might be free, but there are no heavy bag classes.

Long live the heavy bag!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy New Shoes Day!

The search for the elusive perfect pair a red heels has ended.

My new shoes came in the mail this weekend! Thanks to my favorite blogger, Chloe, at The Chloe Conspiracy, I am the proud new owner this fabulous pair of red heels by Baby Phat.

In order to compensate for my 5'2" frame the 4-inch stiletto heel with a ¼ inch covered platform is exactly what I need to feel like I have joined the land of adult height. These shoes are surprisingly comfortable as well. I can't wait to show them off!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Job Search Continues

It seems like the job search process is designed to make a person feel bad about themselves.

With nearly 10% unemployment, it is easy to understand that there are millions of people looking for work and hundreds of people applying for the same jobs. I am sure that this overwhelming response to job posting makes it hard to respond to each and everyone job applicant personally.

BUT - I would like to know why it is so hard to treat people like human beings after they have actually interviewed for a the job in question. Do people forget what is like to be on the other side of a job interview? How, after the interview, you hope every phone call is a the one that will offer you the opportunity of your dreams? Or at least a change from your current nightmare?

Interviewees put time, money and effort into preparing for and attending job interviews. Why, then, does all that count for so little? Why does it take over a month to hear back about a SECOND job interview? Just to hear that the answer is, "I am sorry, but we have elected to go with another (and usually external) candidate." Well, that was tough. I am sure that took a month to compose.

Thanks.

 
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