Bender Ball Boot Camp–week 5

I can’t believe I’ve been doing this now for 5 whole weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever stuck with any workout this long. Even when I first discovered 8 Minute Abs and Buns back in college, I think my longest run was like 2 weeks. And, I was probably tipsy the whole time, so that probably doesn’t count. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever even stuck with anything for 5 weeks. Maybe this goes back to my ADD. That I’m pretty sure I probably have. Anyway, I did lose weight this week, but I’m not really sure how…

I lost .5 pound…wah wah wah. That is in my best Debbie Downer voice. But, another .5 inch off my waist and 1 inch off the hips, so that’s a step in the right direction. Again, I can’t really believe I lost any since this weekend I wasn’t so great. I mean I had fun, but didn’t really count the calories. Ole Miss was playing Vandy here in town on Saturday night, and since it was SUCH a nice day/night and with the promise of good looking “imports” that are Ole Miss alums, of course my faithful comrades and I had to go to the game. And the tailgate before. And the bar(s) after.

Luckily, Dara, Ashley and Lacy still like to act like they are in college just as much as I do (ok well maybe in this case just Dara) so we snuck (is that really a word? I don’t think so but I use it all the time) vodka in to pour in our Sprite. You know, and I always forget this, that SEC games do not allow the sale of any alcohol. For whatever reason, because SEC fans are some of the drunkest fans I’ve ever laid eyes on. Or associated myself with. Which just forces all kinds of creativity for smuggling liquor into the stadium. My favorite invention, which I haven’t actually seen since I lived in Birmingham, is the flask that looks just like a pair of binoculars. Genius! Of course, if I ever had those around my neck, it would immediately scream “that girl has a flask-that-looks-like-binoculars” because I’m very un-binocular savvy. I’m not a bird watcher, or a hiker, and where else do you use those things? Anyway. The people that check for liquor in your purse don’t look through all the pockets if you are not in the student section line, so of course it’s easier now than ever to get our contraband past security.

SO. Back to getting drunk at the game. Well we didn’t get too drunk because we didn’t have that much alcohol, but we did get….HOT DOGS!!!!! YAY!!!!! Again, just me and Dara. Seeing a pattern here? Hmmmm…anyway, I do love hot dogs, and I especially love them at sporting events. But, sadly, Vanderbilt games lack the talented and entertaining vendors that are so prevalent at Cubs games. Oh well. The hot dogs were still good. If only we had been wearing…sequins!!!!! Ha ha.

After sitting through 2 quarters and an embarrassing halftime show (Vandy is not known for their band–actually, most of the band is made up of students from the Belmont University music program, that is the worst kept secret around) and we were freezing–yes you heard me, in Nashville, we were freezing. It was like 48 degrees!!!!! SO not prepared for that. So we hiked back to Sam’s sports bar to meet up with the rest of our drunk friends. Who had pizza already on the table. So, of course I had to have a slice. Or 3. Leslee Bender would have had a fit I’m sure. Coupled with a few pitchers of beer, then some bar hopping till 2 am (by the way, either those Ole Miss alums have gotten younger or I have gotten older, but they were not out in droves like I remember them) and I thought I would have packed on about 5 pounds.

And add on Claire’s cookout last night. Lots of good grub. More hot dogs of course. And starchy foods YUM! My willpower was at an all-time low. So, you see how it’s a freakin’ miracle that I lost any weight at all. I have got to step things up a bit. I’m really in need of those purple potholder-like glider thingys that are in my next shipment straight from Bender Ball Headquarters in sunny CA. Wonder if I can get a rush order? OH–get this–I have a Bender Ball friend! In Jacksonville, FL!!!!! Jean. Jacksonville Jean. She’s awesome. She works with Allyson, and Al overheard her on the phone with Bender Ball customer service. So, the rest is history!!!! Jean, if you are reading this, feel free to add any comments or feedback about Leslee and the girls. Do you have the purple gliders yet???? If so, DO TELL!

So, this week I’ve got to really get down to it. The only thing I really have on the docket is the Bob Dylan show…which should be fab. I’m going with none other than Kittie–not to be confused with BBK of course. And Kittie’s brother. I hope I’ll be able to understand him. Dylan that is, not Kittie’s brother. I should be able to understand her brother just fine (I think). So wish me luck! Laying off the hot dogs, but maybe not the sequins…have a great week! And let me know if you know where to buy a binocular flask…

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One Response to Bender Ball Boot Camp–week 5

  1. Anonymous says:

    Robin! You’re NOT ADD! Never have been!

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