Even though I’m at the beginning of week 3 of the Game On Diet, I’m just now finally finishing the book. I understood enough that I’ve been able to do it without reading the entire book, but there has been some good points made farther into the book that have been helpful. Overall, this has been a great motivator. I’ve lost about four pounds in the past 2 weeks. I’m feeling better overall. And while the first week was difficult, it is getting easier. I felt like I was hungry that entire first week or so. Eating five meals a day has been an adjustment and I’ve had to work and making sure my portions aren’t too big or too small. But I like that I just need to remember the four kinds of foods for each meal and now that I’ve done it for a bit, I’m doing better at getting the portions right. I’ve even started to notice that besides not being hungry all the time, I’m better in tune with when I am actually hungry and not just eating because I’m bored or stressed and also I’m noticing when I’m full long before I used to notice it.
Being back on an exercise routine helps as well. I’ve been doing Zumba on Monday and Wednesday, and on the other days I’ve been doing the Couch to 5K program on our elliptical. A part of the game is that you choose one bad habit to quit and one good habit to start. My good habit is doing a little bit of yoga each day. Normally I do this shortly after waking up, but I’ve also thrown it in at the end of working out, or just when I feel like I need a good stretch. I just do some rounds of Sun Salutations. Even a week into it, I noticed it was getting easier to bend over without having to stop half way to let my back catch up with what I want it to do. I can go straight to a full front bend now when I used to have to stop about half way, then work my way down.
I’m really hoping all of this means that Cross Fit won’t kill me. I start the foundations class on Monday. I’m torn though. We were supposed to have a Freshman Enrollment meeting at the high school last Monday, but it was rescheduled due to the weather. So of course, they rescheduled it to this Monday. Adrian can take Colten to the meeting, but I want to go to that too. It’s at the same time as my class. I think I’ll call them Monday morning and see if there’s a different time that I can come in for the class. I’m pretty free on my time right now. If I can’t, I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I’m usually the one that does all of the school stuff. I can’t decide if I’m being selfish by going to Cross Fit anyway, or if I’m having a hard time letting Adrian take him because I’m used to being in control of that. Hopefully Cross Fit will work with me and it won’t be an issue.
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So just today, I sat down with Adrian to watch some shows we’ve recorded. Actually this is how we watch most of our shows. Then we don’t have to watch the commercials. So one show we watched was called Arrow. This was the first time I’ve seen it, but it is in it’s second season (look out Netflix, here I come.) Arrow is based on a DC Comic and is really a good show. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the main character of Arrow – a vigilant to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
What caught my attention was one of the actors. I have these moments a lot actually, where someone from another show is in a different show that I’m not expecting them to be in and it takes me a bit figure out who they are, all the while feeling a sense of familiarity with them. So it took a couple of scenes, and I finally figure out, IT’S CAPTAIN JACK! No, not Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who! I knew I liked him! Only I’m not sure that he’s a good guy on this show. I need to watch more and figure it out. And so then at the end of the show it happened again, only this time, I knew exactly who it was – RIVER SONG! I wonder what the connection is that both of them are in this series. Like how Christopher Nolan and Kevin Smith use a lot of the same actors in their movies, maybe someone on Arrow has a connection on Who. Going to have to figure that one out. Unless one of you know and can clue me in.