Cake Day and Other Ramblings

Today was Cake Day, the day I celebrate passing 2500 cardio minutes since the last cake.

It saddens me to report that I was not served a slab as shown in the picture. No, I received a mere slice. Sheesh, try to splurge and look what happens. I smell a conspiracy!

I noticed while I was eating this yummy delight that the experience was a lot like a workout with the trainers, fun for a while, but a little nauseating toward the end. :)

As it turns out, I think I’ll be within my calorie count for the day, or close enough. Fat and carb counts are probably another story entirely.

I prepared for the big event by starting my morning at the gym, where I did 45 minutes on the elliptical. I’m really, really enjoying this interval training. I have no idea if it will show up on the scale, but it’s showing up in my body already. I started out at level 5 today for the easy part, and upped it to 10 for the first two intervals. My heart rate was getting a little too far up there, so I decided to do 8 for the remaining intervals. Perfect for now.

Shopping was also on the agenda today. I’ve decided I deserve an iPhone for all my hard work *g*, and I went to the phone store to get the particulars. Since it’s such a large purchase, I’ve imposed a mandatory 7-day waiting period for myself. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get one. For one thing, I need to have a phone at hand when I go the gym early, early on weekends. The gym is unattended during those hours and I’d feel a little better with a phone close by. My regular old cell phone is enough, I suppose, but then I have to carry my cell phone AND my MP3 player. :)

Plus, I just found out about hulu.com, where I can download movies and tv shows to an iPhone. The cardio equipment at the gym has plug-ins for displaying your video on the HDTVs. Buying an iPhone for these purposes may seem a bit (hah!) excessive, but there’s not a lot on television at 5:30 a.m. except informercials, fishing shows, and farm reports.

Another benefit to the iPhone is internet access. I could blogcast my workout! LOL No, it wouldn’t be the same if you couldn’t see the sweat and hear my wheezing.

I also shopped for (and found) something green to wear tomorrow. This having no clothes to wear is starting to get old, but I’m still leery of buying too much too soon. It really was an eye opener to have to give away all those clothes last month. Not to mention I’ve got an expensive movie internet phone to pay for. LOL

And that was the bulk of my Sunday. I did manage to do some de-cluttering and now I’m hoping to write for a while.

I hope you all had a marvelous day!

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