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Aniki's picture

It's that day again, STalkers! Tone-up/Tubby Tuesday is here. Someone asked me if there is a full moon. Well, aside from my white hiney when I'm nekkid, the REAL full moon is April 19th, which is also Good Friday.

Speaking of good... have you been? I've been good at being bad. That dirty rat, Insomnia, has had me tightly in its grasp and I've been working loooooong hours. Translation: Aniki has been eating sugar to be alert and functioning. I feel like a kid whose had free rein in a candy store. Bad Why can't SALAD wake me up? Sigh... The temps are in the 30s, so I can run outside for some fresh air for a pick-me-up. Unfortunately, I've only been able to manage that about once a day because work has been NUTS. Anyone else ever ferel like the phone/headset is rooting into your head??

I'm going to try adding some berries to a big salad to see if the natural sugar helps my energy/alertness.  And since I'm pretty much chained to my desk, looks like I'll be doing some of those desk exercises I posted awhile back.

How goes it with YOU?


Siemprematahari's picture

Hola Aniki!

I hope work gets better for you and that the long hours come to an end soon. Along with berries why not try a banana for some energy? Do you like coffee? Maybe a nice short walk outside will help clear your head and regroup.

Work has been ok and focusing on what activities I want to start this Spring/Summer....

Have a great day Amiga!

Aniki's picture

Hola Siempre!

It's been cuh-razy around here! And being tied to the desk is NOT helping my back. It's a bit of a clusterf*ck, y'know?

I LOVE coffee (I'm a Finn!). Unfortunately, caffeine has NO effect on me. I could (and have) drink 4 shots of espresso and fall asleep. Bananas don't do anything either. Unfortunately, sugar has been the only thing that keeps my mind firing on all pistons. Without it, I'm completely scatterbrained. Total suckage.

What activities?? Tell us, please! We plan to go canoeing soon. I may have to whack myself with the paddle to stay alert. LOL

Gracias, amiga! xoxo

Thumper's picture

Hi Aniki

Yikes...30 degrees. 

Great idea about the banana.., it's  a daily thing for me. Sometimes a teaspoon of peanut butter makes it easier.

Now about the berries...LOVE LOVE LOVE berries. Especially black berries. Not sure about you but I have to eat them with a glob of fruit dip that has mostly fluffy yummy cream cheese. I have been known to eat a container of berries for lunch minus the dip. Wink

Hate to hear your stuck at your desk.



Aniki's picture

GL, I luuuuuuuuuuuv cold weather and find it invigorating! Warm/hot weather makes me sluggish and I want to hibernate.

Blackberries, blueberries, thimbleberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries.... you name it, I eat them. I can honestly say I have never had fruit dip.

I'm ready to go full rebel and run down the hallway, screaming, "WHISKEY ME!!!"

futurobrillante99's picture

Hey girl!! Been cycling my ass off but I don't mind. The weather has been so nice. Got 2 more rides this week.

The work week diet is on point, but I think I need to add protein to break this plateau.

Need to get in the gym for more strength training and swimming.

I am rarely at home, and it's getting a little out of hand. When I'm out, I'm usually doing something physical, but it doesn't help when the crew goes for food usually ends up in my hand. LOL

Last night, on my way to a drywall repair class with the crew, I met them at a restaurant, but I was good. No beer and I ate a Kind bar for dinner (brutal). Goals, baby!!

Aniki's picture

FB, it sounds like you have LITERALLY been cycling your arse off! LOL

I cannot remember the last time I had a beer. Hmmmm....

A drywall repair class? Cool! DH knows zilch about drywall. It's one of the few things he CAN'T fix.

futurobrillante99's picture

Well, my ass looks amazing from all the squats and lunges in the gym. Now if what's left of my jelly roll would eff off, that'd be Greeeeeaaaaaat. LOL

Beer is not a friend to my waistline, but my taste buds love it.

I need practice on the drywall, but I gained some knowledge last night. I have a couple spots to repair. Wink I'll let you know how THAT goes. It's surely an art.

Aniki's picture

So are you saying you can crack walnuts with your glutes? Wink

I do love a good beer! Stout is my fave and I typically drink ones so strong that ONE is my limit. Those waist-friendly beers have no taste. Plah!!!

I've heard there is a way to do drywall with little water to cut down on the mess.

futurobrillante99's picture

Girl! I'm a porter and stout girl, too. And I'm good with one and can make it last. Two on special occasions.

I can probably crack peanuts with my ass. Biggrin Working up to walnuts with the ultimate goal of brazil nuts!!

Gotta be careful with the water. When mixing the materials, it should be pudding consistency. Teacher showed us not to buy the crap marketed to people like us, but to go for the contractor stuff. Showed us how to mix it, how to keep a clean "blade", to wipe the blade clean after each stroke, don't overwork it, and that the goal is not a perfectly flat surface. 3 coats, expanding the area each time (sanding in between), and feathering it out on the edges. Need a little work on the wrist motions. Also taught to use mesh over a certain size hole and how to use blocking for larger holes. No lessons on how to make assholes disappear as easily, though. LMAO

Guess you had to be there.


Aniki's picture

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Nom nom nom...

A friend of mine told me to use "the real stuff". What we have is basic - straight lines; no holes. Hopefully soon!

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

Been doing good about getting back to the gym. My biceps are more defined again. I'm doing harder exercises. It's a good process. I'm doing at home workouts starting this week when I can't get to the gym too. My sister and I are holding each other accountable.

PLUS my coworker brought some of her kid's clothes for me that she was getting rid of (kid is 19. LOL) Super cute and super expensive crap. Everything was smalls. And it fit! So that feels great!

But besides all my mental and emotional issues, I'm actually really getting some progress in over this last week!!! Plus I've been running DH's dog and he really seems to be perking up. Hopefully we can get some of his fat off of him and down to a healthy weight!!!

Aniki's picture

Good news all around for you, PA!! The ONLY person I can buddy up with to hold each other accountable is in Texas. Sigh...

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

That's where my sister is... It's more of a "hey, remember to do the thing."  So it's still distance... But better than nothing for now.

Aniki's picture

The last time my buddy and I spoke was over 2 months ago, then he emailed me yesterday. So we're not doing too well for holding each other accountable. Sad

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I'm sorry Aniki. Any chance you two can talk more frequent to help with it? Sad I know things get busy.

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I mean amazing for him to be able to do that!!! BUT, that does make him busy enough to make it hard.

advice.only2's picture

It goes well, just started a new job and have been running 3 plus miles every other day, sadly I don’t think the running is doing anything other than shifting the fat around!