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Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Guess what folks? I did get Presidents' Day off. Yay! We don't normally take off the holidays that they don't sell candy for, so this is a real treat. Better than Cadbury's Cream Eggs, even. Personally, I think we should be closed any day that the Patent Office is closed. It just makes sense. And really, we don't have enough celebrated holidays and festivals in America. I get so jealous when we get letters from our foreign associates announcing that they will be closed for a week or two for their national holidays. Bitches. At least I got today, though.

I've been spending it sitting around in my jammies, drinking many ounces of coffee, eating cinnamon bagels, making an appointment for a haircut (cross your fingers I don't get butched this time!), watching the UPS man fail to deliver my package, playing many rounds of Cooking Dash -- the latest game in the ever so addictive Diner Dash series --, and taking a bath. Productive day, if you ask me.

When I was washing my left leg in the bath, I noticed a new little valley on the side of my outer thigh. What the hell is this? I wondered, rubbing my hand over the valley. And that's when I realized I'm getting cut in my cycling class! It's very exciting, because I've never really had much muscle definition to speak of. But now there is one part of my body where you can distinctly note the place where one muscle is divided from the next. Rad! Oddly enough, it's only on the one leg, and it's not the side of my body that is usually stronger. I think the discrepancy is due to the fact that I injured my knee in December. Cycling has done wonders to help rebuild my knee strength, and I'd put it at 95% now, but I guess I still favor my left side. Will have to work on that in class.

I am also blaming this new muscle definition for my rather up and down weight trend over the past few weeks. One week I'll lose a few pounds, the next I'll gain them all back, and so on. I may not end up winning the Biggest Loser competition at work after all, but I think my body is trimming up a bit, and more importantly, I am getting prepared for hiking/biking season. The weather has been abnormally spring-like this February, which means that the days that are not spring-like make me enormously sad. And when the sun is out and the birds do sing, I am happy as a clam. However happy that is.



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9 comments:

heidikins said...

Wahoo for cut legs!

xox

Dena said...

After I quit smoking, I developed this "pudge" that I've never had before (I was alway under 100 pounds 'cause I'm teeny!). I'm determined to be ready for beach season and my pudge is not welcome. I like my weight, but not where it is. Yay for definition!

B.R. said...

I find biking/swimming giving me more visible definition than lifting.
Aerobics with purpose, I call it.
Cycling helps with flexibility, too.
The corresponding leg will catch up, I'm sure. I noticed the same thing with my right arm looking more defined that it's other pal for a while. Now, that said pal, the left arm, is coming along.

Uebung macht den Meister, as the old German proverb has it.

I raise my H2O glass to your training. May you continue to enjoy it.

sov said...

Uebung macht den Meister. Hmmm...

Practice makes the master? Oh, Practice makes perfect. Got it.

Took me a second. I suck at German. :(

FrankandMary said...

I realized I'm getting cut in my cycling class! < Just as I was getting ready to use my past medical office manager voice and ask about unclear margins & tell you to make an IMMEDIATE appt with your doctor to see if it is skin cancer. LOL. Double YaY for definition. Coffee,lounging, bagels & Pjs are the requirements of sanity on some days; just gotta have it once in a while. ~Mary

Sra said...

That's ok, I suck at German too, and I have no good excuse.

Also, not that anyone is impervious, but I expect skin cancer will be the last cancer I get, since I avoid tanning like the plague. My legs are practically see-through.

natabird said...

Hooray for muscle definition. Maybe I should start going to a cycling class... I could use a little muscle definition myself (9 months of not working out hasn't helped).

Sra said...

That's ok, I suck at German too, and I have no good excuse.

Also, not that anyone is impervious, but I expect skin cancer will be the last cancer I get, since I avoid tanning like the plague. My legs are practically see-through.

heidikins said...

Wahoo for cut legs!

xox

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