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Feeling fit at the gym

Lifetime Fitness

Lifetime Fitness

Off to my 4th workout of the week. This week Marcus and I joined a gym: Liftetime Fitness. It is an amazing facility; the cardio room is FILLED with rows and rows of machinery. It’s such a breath air from my gym at college, which felt so cramped and always seemed to have a wait anytime you wanted to use the equipment.

I’ve been trying to do a variety of workouts, so like Marcus said, “Don’t let your body get used to any one workout.” I’m working on toning my triceps, abs, and legs. I’m not looking to lose weight. I just want to firm up like I used to be four years ago. However, I have a feeling I’m going to have to get used to my evolving body, as it’s a part of life. le sigh…

Also, I wouldn’t mind joining a group fitness class. I think I would like pilates for an overall toning workout. Any others out there that you would recommend?

Ever leave notes around the house? Share ’em with the World!

Came across this cute website today. It’s called, which is a place for spouses to upload notes left by their significant other.

Spouse Notes

September 23rd, 2008: Being in a relationship

I’d be lying if I said being in a relationship is wonderful 24/7. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t think Marcus was the “One.”

Marcus and I have been dating for almost a year now. Our one year will be in December, which feels like it’s just around the corner. Our relationship has been such a whirlwind of happiness with a few rough patches thrown in here and there. The rough patches are necessary for growth in any relationship. I think what tests us now only makes us stronger in the long run. What makes it work is that we’re able to have an open line of communication between one another.

However, it has been difficult recently. He has been working long hours, which makes it tough to even have a short 5 minute conversation about each other’s day. As soon as he crawls into bed in the wee hours of the morning at 3:30am, I think about how much I’ve missed him. With one eye open, I proceed to turn over to kiss him and snuggle for 5 minutes and then reality hits me when it hits me that I only have a few hours left of sleep before I have to wake up for work. He’s pretty good about keeping this in mind and will go to his house if it’s cutting it close to my wake up time. However, lately, I told him I don’t care when you come in, “I just miss your touch.” Despite the stress at work, he’s managed to set aside a few hours to share a few dinners together. It’s interesting how sometimes I feel like I am getting to know him all over again as if I just met him. Luckily, his deadline just passed and things are slowly getting back to normal. While it’s had an effect on our relationship, it’s nothing that we can’t work through.

I was prompted to write this post because I got a warm email back from his dad about pictures I sent of us at the Redskins game from this weekend. It was such a sweet email; so sweet that it just made me crave his parents’ presence. I am so excited at the prospect of having them as my future in-laws ๐Ÿ™‚ I love them so much. I am so blessed to be surrounded and loved by wonderful friends and family.

Tonight makes me realize what I’m thankful for having. Oftentimes, I complain about what I don’t have in life that I overlook what I do have. Something that has been shamefully pointed out to me. I’m struggling to look at the good things in life and be appreciative.

On a side note… I have a huge crush on Eric Violette, the Free Credit Report guy on TV. Apparently he’s French and lipsyncs the songs in the commercial. I don’t care if he can’t speak English well, he’s a cutie ๐Ÿ˜‰

TGIF! It’s the weekend :)

Another work week down. It’s Friday and I’m debating what to do this weekend. If I had all the money and time in the world, I’d venture up to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. It looks like a great time. Has anyone gone? Not to mention, the food looks delish! My coworker told me about the fried mac & cheese on a stick. Talk about gluttonous.

However, what I’ll end up doing will probably be a little more low-key. I have plans to catch up with a good friend of mine over a few cocktails. Apparently she moved back to the area from NYC. I’m kind of sad (but totally happy now that she’s back!), since she was my only real connection to the city. By the way, isn’t it funny how “the city” implies Manhattan? Especially for those who have lived in one of the five boroughs of NYC. In the event that I ever wanted to visit, she had always offered up her place as a place to crash. Should have taken advantage of that… drats!

I wouldn’t mind going up to NYC this Christmas for a weekend trip, or at the very least, a day trip. I could probably get a Saturday roundtrip train ticket for a decent price. I’ll have to drag Marcus with me (he and I have been dating for about 10 months now… I’ll have to save the “how-we-met-story” for another post ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. He’s pretty good about being spontaneous and enjoying the same things I enjoy, which is a huge plus! Yay. Speaking of him, he’s been uber busy with his job. He’s been working insane hours, oftentimes more than 24 hours at a time. I think last week he logged 100+ hours. Poor guy barely sleeps. I don’t know how he does it.

Glad I don’t have to do that with my job! ๐Ÿ™‚

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