Let's see, where to start...
1.) MY BRIDESMAID DRESS FITS. Huge news. Big. Huge. And best of all? I'm feeling not so big and huge anymore. I'm down a solid seven pounds, my body fat has decreased by 6%, and that gorgeous chiffon number hanging in my closet actually looks respectable on me. The 'fleshy-ness' has decreased substantially, and I no longer have the urge to run and hide when it's zipped up. Maybe I will make Tiffany proud next weekend . Let's just hope I don't fall in my nude heels. (eek)
2.) I LOVE THE GYM. Okay, well, kind of. I've never been an athlete, I've never been naturally graceful, and I've forced myself for years to run, jump, lift, and hang with the other dogs at the gym. And I've pretty much hated every minute of it. I really wish I was one of those 'outdoorsy' people, but aside from gardening and the occasional hike, I'm just not. But...on Wednesday night, my life changed forever when I tried a Boot Camp class. There was no biking involved. (I HATE spin, FYI. After several long discussions with my former trainer, we decided that I just don't have the right body size for spin. My legs are too long, my torso too short, and it all equates to a very disorganized Kim on a bike). There was no counting, no music, no timed reps. No, Boot Camp was reminscient of high school gym class, except in my case, I never actually had to take gym. (Thank you, Mr. Bimm and MCSH Marching Band.) But - this class was amazing. It was ab work (that you just do - no counting, no synchronized, dance-like moves), stretching, and then cardio. KILLER CARDIO. Like, the guy set up cones and stuff. Wind sprints. In lines. Where you are racing against other people. Can I just say...love? I get to be competitive in a safe environment? This is great! No balls are flying in my face, I get to take short breaks (to watch others run), and people were actually cheering each other on. It was so fun! I was super pumped when I left and I even stopped to thank the instructor (which I almost never do). I can't wait to go back.
3.) MY PARENTS ARE FLYING IN TODAY!!! Yup, Grandma and Grandpa should be touching down in about 90 minutes, into our little 115 degree paradise. But aside from the heat, they will be on Midwest time, which means their 8am is our 6am...can you just guess who will be sleeping in for the next three days?! AHHH! I can't wait! And oh yeah, I'm really happy to see my folks too.
4.) BRIAN AND I LEAVE FOR CALI IN 3.5 DAYS. BY OURSELVES. WITHOUT A BABY. OMG. Again, there will be lots of...sleep. Mmmm. We are first going to the Surf & Sand in Laguna Beach, eating, drinking, and sleeping to our hearts' content, and then heading to Santa Monica on Friday morning. I'm a little concerned that much of my hard work re: my weight will be derailed during this time, since Brian has largely based our itinerary around Chik-Fil-A, but whatever. As long as the damn thing zips up and the reception site doesn't run out of champagne, we're all fine.
5.) ADAM AND TIFFANY ARE GETTING MARRIED IN SEVEN DAYS!!!! I think the excitement for this one speaks for itself. I don't know if I'll be a weepy mess (hopefully not), but OMG I am just so freaking excited. (sorry, that was the most boring sentence ever. I am so excited I can even come up with an interesting way to say it). YAY, Adam and Tiffany!
And finally, #6...drumroll please....
WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST GUEST BLOGGER ON MONDAY NIGHT!!!
Yes, you read that correctly. I will have my first official guest blogger joining us on Monday after 'The Bachelorette'! Yes, I feel like a true blogger now. My friend Kris E from college is not only fun, fashionable, and fabulous, but she also has all of this inside knowledge about this season's scandals. She is about as warm and fuzzy as a hot cup of cocoa and a chenille throw, and has the wit to match. I can't wait to see what she comes up with.
Case-in-point: while Ali may need a thesaurus to get through everyday conversations, Kris does not. She was well-known in our sorority for coming up with new and fun ways of talking about potential new members. Most notably, while the rest of us just said, "Oh, she's great, love her, blah, blah" Kris coined the phrase, "I love [this rushee] so much...I just want to pet her." I believe Xi Chapter is still using that phrase (it was a good one). I just hope they cite their source. Kris is hilarious, sweet, down-to-earth and now holds the honored distinction of guest blogger. And thank you!!!