Dr. Hubs and The Sexy Professional Business Lady

16 Dec

Saturday The Hubs done went and got himself graduated!

When I say that this has been a long journey for us both…I mean that in the most extreme way possible.  I really felt as if I had given birth after a very exhausting and sometimes trying 11 years…yes 11 years.

Hubs could be a brain surgeon or rocket scientist in the amount of time it has taken him to get his doctorate of music.  However, I probably would not have fallen love with a scalpel wielding doc to be or a science nerd extraordinaire.  I love my creatively brilliant boy who loves music even more so than I do.  I have helped to support him through 3 undergrad major changes, 2 years of masters and 4 years + of doctoral studies.  Needless to say, this chick is glad for this chapter to be over with.

Since his graduation was at 10 am on Saturday and his school is located 90+ miles from our home…yeah imagine that commute…I missed weigh in this week.  I did weigh in at home and the scale was stalled out at 253…same as last week.  No big.  I have been there done that before, and I have had a cold from hell this week, so the fact that I did not stuff my face with total crap all week to comfort my whinny tush, was a success.  I also rocked heels for the first time ever to work this week.

I always want to wear cute shoes, but my weight always made my feet swell and made heels and such just so uncomfortable that it was impossible for me to endure.  I have rocked the same pair of Payless shoes for about 5 years.  Now, I have not had the exact same singular pair.  I have purchased probably 10 pair of the same exact style of shoe over the last 5 years.  They take a beating being worn 5 days a week and I go through about 2 pair a year.  I was nearing the end of my current pair, and my mind was consumed with getting something different preferably with a heel.  I looked and looked but was terrified to commit to the dreaded heels.  Luckily these shoes met their very timely demise mid-week, and I had no choice but to wear something different.

Rancid....that was the word you were looking for.

Rancid….that was the word you were looking for.

I had to pull out the one other pair of dress shoes I had in my closet…aka the shoes I bought when I needed to be fancier one time.  I decided these will be my work shoes for now.  I can get used to the heel and make a more informed decision when I go to buy more shoes.  Funny thing happened with these shoes, besides me sometimes walking like bambi just birthed…I feel more confident and dare I say more sexy.  I like the added height…I am already 5′ 7″.  (Now I know what Larry Bird must feel like when he uses the bathroom.)  I just feel like I carry myself differently.  Hubs even commented on Friday how “professional business lady” I looked and how confident and therefore sexy I was in my heels.  I think I am a convert. (I might have cussed them and wished them firey death on Saturday after walking up and down 3 levels, climbing several stairs to the nosebleed seats all while carrying my 23 lb daughter in the basketball arena at IU.)

So despite my sexily rocking heels this week, a failure of sorts has been my workouts…other than getting my #merryplanksmas grove on, I have done absolutely nothing.  Workouts will remain a challenge this week, as we are travelling once again to the great state of Arkansas for our family Christmas.  We will see what I can manage eeking in.  I have two more nights to get my house in order, and Tinks gifts ready for Christmas eve.  We plan on being back in our on home by Christmas eve afternoon, and I do not want Santa to have to put together a toy kitchen after all that traveling and family togetherness.

Elbow planks are still a weakness…however this is my PR on a Push-Up plank. I want to break 1 minute on the elbow and 2 minutes on the Push-up by the end of December.

I will definitely get some more posts up between now and Christmas, but they will be more sparse than normal (like they have been the past couple of weeks).  So, have no fear.  I am not slipping or hiding out.  I am just in full on “my hubs just graduated, my kid needs Christmas crap put together, I need to get packed for traveling with gifts and the arsenal that kids require, oh yeah and I have to work and plank…mode.  Blogging is taking a backseat to sleep and Christmas movies at the moment.

I hope you all are keeping up with your planks.  I know it is a crazy time of year…as I just mentioned, but seriously this takes less than 5 minutes a day and you will be glad that you at least did that if nothing else.  #merryplanksmas

What are your plans for the holidays?  Is your life crazy right now or by some Christmas miracle are you one of the two people on the planet with nothing going on? lucky so and so

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,


7 Responses to “Dr. Hubs and The Sexy Professional Business Lady”

  1. storechick December 17, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    I’m in retail, so I will just crash and enjoy some peace 2 b ready for the second half, the 26th !!!!!!

  2. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic December 17, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Congrats to your husband on his huge accomplishment! Hope you all have a great Christmas!

  3. Sharesa January 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    OMG!!! I have those same shoes!!! I have read through almost all of your posts today. My hubby and I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and have been sticking to the calories it told us to eat and so far I have lost 6 pounds since the 1st. I’m pretty excited about that! My goal wait is 160, too. I weighed in this morning at 258. I was really debating having weight loss surgery, but I thought I would try one more time on my own to lose the weight and so far I have not cheated!! Thanks for the motivation. I was wondering if you could do a post about the exercises you do with the kettlebell. Or if you have already posted it, let me know. Thanks again for sharing your journey, it has given me so much inspiration!

    • fatchicktofitchick January 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

      Sharesa, I am so glad you found my blog! I too was going to have weight loss surgery and it was not covered by my insurance. I made up my mind that all that meant was I had to find another way to do this. If you mind is made up, and you stay strong, I think you are guaranteed success. Keep in touch with me and let me know if I can help in any way.

  4. Sharesa January 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Just saw the kettlebell post! LOL!! Thanks~~

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