||[Jul. 8th, 2004|11:14 am]
Whole lotta labia.
|[||how ya feelin'?
Matt cooked last night, pasta with clam sauce and clams and mussels. We discussed ways to tweak the recipe after finding out that he used three tablespoons of olive oil and nearly a bottle of vermouth. *sigh* Anyway, I had some, not a lot, and it was lovely.
Tonight we're having the remainder of the bluefish with egg noodles and the leftover mussels and clams from last night. Tomorrow I think I might be at Cait's, in which case I'm at her mercy. I'm taking the leftover pasta with anchovy/tomatoes for lunch on Saturday (there's enought for two, if you're interested Cait). Must remember to take stuff for breakfast as Caitlin is not so much with the breakfast.
I said to Matt as I was driving home (having called to see if he needed anything last-minute) "Is this a "white sauce" as in "not red sauce" or is it a cream sauce?" He said "It's cream, half a cup, but I bought fat free half and half." Love him.
This morning's workout was the usual 32min. on the elliptical with 20 minutes of weights, lower body. V-squats, inner and outer thighs, calf-raises, and hamstring curls. I did some quick abs and stretched and then hit the showers. Tomorrow will be much the same, with the exeption of which half of the body is getting worked. Matt and I may be going in tonight before dinner (since it's all cooked already) in which case I'll do abs and lower back and maybe some more light cardio.
Saturday will be walks with Cait and maybe yoga after she and J go to bed. Sunday is the gym again.
I upped my weights on the v-squat machine this morning. I got on there and made it through my first few reps before I realized that my back was hurting, I tightened my abs, pulled it all in, and the pain went away, I could feel my quads pushing and my hamstrings stretching and then tightening on the raise. I could feel my outer thighs working with the movement and my inner thighs stabilizing me, I could feel my breath going in and out and the tightness in my abs supporting my lower back and I was so happy. I love knowing that my body can do that, that I'm capable of it and that I have that kind of control over the movement.
And then I heard some woman nearby say "I don't lift weights, I don't want to get too bulky," and I nearly threw a 45lb plate at her.
Let me say this once and for all, you're not going to get bulky. Period. The percentage of the female population with the testosterone levels necessary to put on bulky muscle is wee-er than a baby Hobbit, and it is improbable that you're one of those women. Now if you wanted to devote hours a day to lifting weights and drastically modify your diet you might be able to drop your body fat to the point where your muscles were continually visible, but that's not bulky. It's just not. Weird looking and strange for a non-bodybuilder.. but not bulky.
What will you do? Oh, you'll increase your bone density and drop your risk of osteoporosis. You'll speed up your metabolism. That's right, every pound of lean muscle you add raises your Base Metabolic Rate by 30 to 50 calories per day. Chances are pretty good that you'll increase your self-esteem, balance, and coordination. You'll recover from injuries faster and it's possible that your childbirth will be easier. Joint problems? Often caused by weak supporting muscles.
Do you know what comes from a multi-year commitment to weight training in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle? This. Which is incredibly cool, very sexy, attached to a killer brain, and NOT BULKY. (It's also Krista from www.stumptuous.com, an amazing and inspirational woman.)
I'm sorry you guys had to listen to shit I really wanted to be screaming at that woman... I feel better now. :)
Matt and I went for a walk after dinner.. just a stroll to let dinner settle and check out the neighborhood. We got caught in a thunderstorm and thoroughly drenched. It was lovely. We stopped and picked wild raspberries and he told me about some of the trees along the way and when a nice guy offered us a ride we just waved and said we were fine. I realize this means I don't have the sense to come in out of the rain. Ha ha ha. I'm ok with that. :)
Ok, I'm going to post this before it gets any longer. *loves on my Tricky, who is going to have a hell of a day*