Friday, October 16, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Tomorrow night I'm going to have my first girl's night in a very long time. We're going to dinner and a movie, and Oscar is watching the boys. I'm even missing bedtime! It feels almost like a first date, and in a way it is. My friend K. and I, have gotten together many times to do family things with our boys (and husbands), but have never hung out just the two of us before.

There's a great shopping center about 15 minutes from where we live, that has a movie theater and a few restaurants, so we're going to meet up there. The plan is to see Whip It, which looks like a great chick flick, without being a romantic comedy. There's a great grill right next door, so that's where we plan to eat dinner.

It feels silly to be so excited about this, but I am. I really don't have any female friends, and I miss it. I love my husband, but sometimes it would be really nice to have another women to talk to about things. I'm hoping that maybe K. could be that person.

Also what do I wear? Casual? Dressy? I have no idea. I was thinking of jeans, a nice sweater, and boots. But I'm not sure.

Okay, I'm done sound like a pathetic wall flower. Let's move on to more exciting topics. Like exercise!


I've been consistently working out for three weeks now, and have lost 5 lbs in that time. I run three days a week and on the other two days I do a video or I use ExerciseTV On Demand, depending on my mood. I'm also playing with my Wii Fit every evening, because that's fun, and addicting, and it tracks progress.

Although, I totally felt stupid last night, when trying to figure out why I couldn't get the step aerobic activity right, I finally determined that I had the fit backwards, so of course it wasn't registering me stepping with proper foot. Also, why I couldn't do any of the balance games, because it was backwards. Not that turning it around improved my score for the balance games by that much. The Wii Fit says I am very unbalanced. However, I have managed to not launch the Wii remote at the TV, so I have that going for me.


  1. You are not alone! I miss girl time, too. I have a couple of close friends, and I am super-close to one of my sisters, but they all live too far away to spend time with on a day-to-day basis. I need to find people where I live. Are you near Indianapolis? :)

    Also, that's awesome about your exercise routine. I usually run three times a week, and I want to add some Jillian Michael action for the other two days. I'm still a little sick, but maybe this week I can step it up again.

    Finally, I love how everyone on the Internet is running these days! It's very encouraging.

  2. I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to go out. :( Hopefully you both can reschedule soon!

  3. Hey...also forgot to mention that my son's name is Nick (Nicholas) too! :)

    And I was reading another post on here and noticed you mentioned that Joe Gibbs event. We didn't go but it was kind of close to our area. I wonder if you live near me? I'm in VA (PW County).

  4. Frema, I wish I did live near Indianapolis, I'd love to hang out with you and have playdates with Kara, since she's only a few months older than Nick.

    I've noticed the running trend too. I'm really starting to like it. I highly recommend Jillian's NMTZ. It's long, but a great total body workout. I hope you feel better soon.

  5. Girl Down the Road, I hope we can reschedule sometime next month. However, my husband did take me out to dinner to make up for it.

    I live in Loudon County, so I am pretty close. Nick is a great name :) I got so attached to Nick, that even though I'm not big on Nicole, that would have been his name if he turned out to be a girl.

  6. Girl nights are fabulous. And so much cheaper than therapy!