Monday, March 21, 2011
There is approximately twenty-four minutes until work is finished and I cannot believe how utterly wonderful the day has been. Entirely without stress, everything has happened smoothly and effortlessly with little cause for concern at any point. I wish there were more days like these!
When I woke up, the sky was gray and I could tell that it had only recently stopped raining – everything was damp and mucky and not at all pleasant. Still, I was in a good mood as I walked down the street. Having slept in late, I decided to pick up something to eat at the gas station while I waited for the bus to arrive at the stop. Breakfast was a bottle of Minute Maid apple juice and a Nature Valley “Sweet & Salty” granola bar with peanut butter – yum! It fails to adhere to the slow-carb diet suggested by Tim Ferriss, but it filled me up and helped curb my hunger throughout the day.
The Biggest Loser challenge has us drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water each day. Because of this, we are all running to the washroom even more than usual. Before we leave the washroom each time we are responsible for doing one set of the low-intensity workout of our choice. A few of the others and I chose to do wall push-ups and calf rises to strengthen our arms and our ankles. Since I started doing this today I have done four sets each! Wow! I never would have thought to integrate exercise in my life this way, but it is so easy and fast that you hardly even realize you are exerting yourself. Tim Ferriss actuall suggests going to the washroom before a meal and doing a minute of one of the following: wall push-ups, squats, or… I do not have the book in front of me so I cannot remember all of them. Either way, it is nice to see that we are right on track with the professionals!
Eighteen minutes until work is finished now and I am looking forward to the walk home. The sky has cleared up considerably (Houston, we have sunshine) and it looks as though there’s a nice breeze rolling through the streets. I have to remember to get groceries tonight as I no longer have anything in the house that will allow me to keep on track with this slow-carb meal plan.
I promised a few people that I would detail my weekend because the unexpected happened quite suddenly on Saturday. Here we go:
Kostian, Aaron and I planned on going shopping, grabbing lunch, and seeing a movie. I was driving Kostian’s car (I got my learner’s permit three weeks ago) and I parked right next to the door of the restaurant. We went inside, sat, and ordered our food. Fifteen minutes later, a waitress approaches us and asks whether or not we are driving a four-door Honda Accord. We are. She proceeds to tell us that there was a four car accident in the parking lot and that she thinks our car was involved. Naturally, the three of us jump up and run outside and, sure enough, Kostian’s car has been hit. Describing this through text may be difficult, but I will do my best…
If I were drawing this for you, first, in the lower right hand corner, I would draw the restaurant. In front of it is a series of parking spots, two of them occupied with vehicles. Leave room for the aisle between parking spaces. Then, drawing in the next row, there would be a parking island to the right. The parking spot beside that (directly to the left) is where Kostian’s car was parked. The car that hit everyone was coming from the left, down the aisle. Let it be known that the driver suffers from diabetes and he was having some sort of fit because his blood-sugar was too low. Anyways, coming in from the left, he hits the bumper of the first car. His car levels out and drags forward along the entire bumper. He then turns slightly and hits the next car in the same fashion. Now, after this happens, he somehow manages to shoot forward around the parking island and do a 360 spin. He jumps the curb and somehow the back of his car winds up smashed into the front passenger side, just above the wheel.
… lol, wut?
No one was hurt, but still, it was pretty wild!