Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zumba, Workouts and Anxiety

So if you follow my personal Facebook, you know that 3 things happened in the past week...
New anxiety medication (HEY-O!)
Stepping in a gym for the first time in a LOOOOONG time
My first ever Zumba class!

Let's start from the beginning shall we?

So again with Facebook (I know, I know...I probably share WAY too much...whatev), if you follow me then you might have noticed that over the past month or so my anxiety attacks have been much worse. We're talking "Stevie's freaking out at her desk" bad.
So after being bad and not seeing my therapist for almost 2 months, yes TWO (which for someone with severe anxiety is just unacceptable), I made an appointment to see the ever wonderful Melissa Harrell.
After talking to Melissa, we have narrowed down that stress (DUH) and social settings are what trigger my anxiety attacks...this we already knew...what we didn't (and honestly still don't) know and/or understand is why these attacks are happening with the above situations don't apply. More than likely, it's probably stress that I'm honestly not aware of. Anywho, during my wonderful session, we decided that the medication I was only simply wasn't doing it job anymore, and since Dr. Dumbass (AKA Dr. Chengappa) refused, yes I said REFUSED, to change my medication, we simply changed Cra-Cra Doctors. 
Crisis Averted.
So I saw my new Cra-Cra...his name is Dr. Attia and he's awesome. He put me on Zoloft, Klonopin and Ambien, and they. are. amazing. All of them. I have noticed that the Ambien makes me do really weird things, like super crazy FB status'. They're actually quite amusing. I have to go to my page every morning and read what I wrote because let's be honest...I don't remember for the life of me. Let me share with you my favorite Ambien-induced FB status:
I have the urge to poke the Pillsbury Doughboy belly and making him squeal....that is all.
And when a friend commented, "BAHAHAHAHA" my response was...
Don't squeal at me doughboy! I will eat you and your family!
I REALLY hope that she know I was NOT referring to her as a doughboy, but the actual doughboy. Like I said, I had NO idea I had posted this until the next morning, and I have absolutely no recollection of it, but we all have to's pretty freaking funny.
Now...onto working out for the first time in YEARS!!!
After seeing the highly disturbing HIGH number on the scale a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to stop complaining about my "baby weight" and actually do something about it.
***Side Note: At what point do you have to stop claiming your added pounds as "baby weight"? I say I have until Easton's at least a year old...I almost carried him for a year for crying out loud! I cooked a baby for over 9 freaking months...yes, I loved every single minute of it, but come on...give me a little wiggle room!***
Anywho, about a month ago one of my best friends here at good ole Shady J went back to Oklahoma with her brand new baby boy while her husband is deployed (and honestly who can blame her...doesn't mean I don't want her to come back NOW). I would be lying if I said I didn't go into a little state of depression for a while after she left (okay, honestly it was more like a lot before she left and a little after...). With her gone and my one other girl friend moving a hour away...who the HELL was I going to hang out with?! Cue my saving grace...a little angel named Chandler. Chandler is a new AF wife from Michigan. Her husband works with Chris, and even though I'm not replacing Jess, she's a wonderful addition to our little group! :-) Chandler actually has started to watch Easton and they are amazing with each other! One night, somehow Chan and I got on the subject of working out. I told her about a gym that was for women only, and coincidentally that's the name of it...For Women Only. I've heard wonderful things about this gym...the nursery is supposed to be one of the best in the area, they have a wide assortment of machines, they offer classes, they offer memberships with tanning AND they're are MORE than affordable! I actually know a fellow AF wife that works at the gym and was able to get Chan and I a week to try out the gym and the classes FOR FREE!!! So last night we dropped the baby off with Daddy and made our way up to the gym, which is conveniently smack dab in between both of our houses. We were both TERRIFIED! I can't count the number of times we looked at each other and said, "OMG I'm so nervous!". It wasn't the fact that we were nervous about working out because we're both pretty familiar with a gym, but the Zumba class...not so much. More on Zumba later. So the Zumba class was scheduled to start at 6:30pm, so we decided that getting there at around 5:30pm would give us a good amount of time to get everything settled with the front desk, familiarize ourselves with the gym all over again, and get in a good workout before the class started. Well, being the excited little squirrels that we were we ended up getting there at around 5:15pm, which wouldn't have been so bad if the class hadn't been pushed back to 6:45pm. So we had an hour and a half to burn before our class bueno. We decided that it would be a great idea to workout the entire our smartest moments. I ended up doing a mile on the treadmill (walking at 4 MPH), a little over a mile on the elliptical and FIVE miles on the bike. Needless to say, we were hurting by the time it came to go into the Zumba class...
So now for the Zumba class...
This was the first time either Chandler or I had taken a Zumba class. We knew it was going to be a lot of cardio, a lot of dancing around, and pretty much a LOT of us looking like complete white girls. I'm just about the clumsiest person alive, add with that no real rhythme and you've got a train-wreck waiting to happen. Turns out, Chan is right there with me, so it was perfect. We absolutely LOVED the class...there was really only one lady who had any sense of rhythme, but she came in halfway through so it wasn't so bad. If you haven't ever been to a Zumba class, you're supposed to be doing this...
But we were more like this...
Bottom line...we made fools of ourselves...had a blast...and burned all together a little over 1,000 calories!!!
I'd say we were pretty successful!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Long Time, No Blog Post

Hi all my wonderful blog followers!
I've missed you guys so much!
I know...I know...I've been a horrible blog keeper-upper...yuppers, just made that up...patent that!
Things around my sassy little household have been ridiculously busy.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know that though.
For those of you that don't follow me...tisk, just kidding.
But seriously, for those of your who don't read my 5,273 status updates a day...allow me to fill you in on the craziness.

First and foremost, my beautiful baby boy Easton.

Easton is better than ever!
He will be 10...yes, I said TEN...months old on November 10th...that's THURSDAY!
Where did this little guy go?

Anywho...Easton has SIX teeth now! Four on top and two on bottom.
He is crawling like a madman.
Pulling himself up on tables, coffee tables, couches and maneuvering his way around is one of his favorite things to do, as well as standing on his own for a little while.
As I'm sure you saw in the pictures, Nigel (his racoon blankie) is still around. He doesn't use a binky...he just chews on Nigel (which means Nigel get a LOT of baths).
He despises baby food. He would much rather feed himself "big-boy" food (Cheerios, peaches, chicken breast, macaroni, etc.).
He sleeps now just about as much as he did when he was a wittle guy...seriously, like 15+ hours a day.
He wears 12 month and 12-18 month clothes.
He was a skunk for Halloween...cutest thing ever! When my camera stops being stupid, I'll post pictures of that one!
He is in the top 1/3 percentile in his weight, height and of course head circumference...I mean...look at the dome on that boy (thank God for c-sections)!
He is in a big boy car seat...facing backwards, don't worry.
One of his favorite things to do is watch tv. His favorite shows include anything sports (this shouldn't be a shocker to anyone who knows my husband or I), The Weather Channel (seriously) and of course all of Mommy's favorites.

Let's move on to the other amazing guy in my life...Chris.

Chris is finishing up with his softball season...yup...we've been going since about April. Don't get me wrong, I love me some softball, but between the scorching heat this summer and the freezing nights this fall, Easton and I haven't been able to make it to very many. Needless to say, we're ready for Daddy to be home every night. :-)
Chris complete Airman Leadership School in July (I think).
He also made Staff Sergeant in August and should be putting it on before the end of the year! YAY FOR PAY RAISE!!!
He was awarded the Commendation Metal, which is a HUGE honor. It's a big honor at any rank, but he received it as a Senior Airman, which is pretty much unheard of. We are SO proud of him!
Ummm...I can't really think of anything else...I suck.

Now for your fabulous hostess...ME!

After being on the job hunt for over 6 months and starting up my own cleaning business I got myself a 8-5! I LOVE IT! I work as an administrative assistant for a logistics's not as fancy as it sounds...I do a lot of paperwork for a trucking company. See...not fancy lol.
I started my diet today...again. But this time I'm determined to lose the weight. Having a full closet of clothes that I can't fit into isn't cool anymore.
I'm still seeing my cra-cra doctor...she's awesome.
Yes, I realize that it is only the second week of November, but I will be putting ALL of my Christmas decorations out tonight. And no, I don't feel ashamed or embarrassed about it...I'm freaking STOKED!
My little family is also starting our nightly walks again tonight...again...STOKED!

I'm kinda tired talking about myself...more later this week...I swear!