Misc Rambling

Over 50 jump rope fun- come join me

I had always heard that once you turn 50 or atleast get close to it that the metabolism changes. Well holy hairdo, does it. The hormones changes at 53 (soon to be 54) has brought my metabolism to a screeching halt.

I have had to say hello to a belly that is not cute, can you say bloat. Now in fairness to my body, I do love wine and it is not a friend of hormone menopause belly. I have thought about cutting out my wine for 30 days but then ask myself “will I want to do this longterm”? ugh NO, I am an owner in a winery, so this is out (Willamette Valley) winery if you are interested. What are other options:

  1. walk everyday- already doing this, when it is nice outside I do atleast 3 miles a day and if it’s rainy the treadmill at the gym is my backup
  2. eat less- I can do this and just need to get inspired to do so
  3. lift weights- I like to lift, but sometimes making it to the gym does not happen, I have purchased weights for home so now I have no excuses

Last and what this post is all about is a jump rope challenge. I saw this video on TicToc and the girl was doing 1000 jumps per day using a digital jump rope. I went out to Amazon and bought the least expensive cute pink electronic jump rope I could find and have decided to commit to 30 days of doing 1000 jumps per day.

This morning was day 1, I did the first 100 and thought I was going to die, and mind you I walk everyday. This means nothing, jumping rope is different. I completed the first 500 and will do the next 500 on my lunch hour. I will be posting updates to my blog and TicToc (@ssgreenbean) if you want to see my progress. Come on all you over 50 folks, let’s get fit together or just have fun trying something new, either way it’s a win win..





Misc Rambling

2020 thoughts

Let’s just be serious, 2020 has been a shit show. It has brought to light a lot of interesting things. 

  1. I tell my dog at least 150 times a day how much I love her
    1. This got me to thinking, I don’t even tell my husband I love him this much
    2. I think this is because he would not appreciate me saying; “I love you fat piggy” and rubbing his belly
  2. Since working from home for 7 months, most days I look like a 10-year-old boy
    1. My hair is super short and a baseball cap is my daily attire
    2. I do not put on any makeup
    3. Friday’s have become my day to get up and get dressed in something other than jammies or workout gear, I put on makeup and even lashes just so my husband knows he lives with a Woman
  3. The last 4 years in the United States have been ridiculous at best
    1. This is not based upon the political climate so don’t come at me sideways
    2. People have been given the go ahead to be openly racist
      1. I have never in my life seen such back-wood ignorance openly on public display
      2. I guess the positive of this is we now know for sure who is racist 
      3. The orange man who lives in Washington DC has encouraged this behavior (fact)
      4. I now more than ever am inspired to be part of the change 
        1. Equality, accountability, access to serves, equal pay, criminal justice reform, care, dignity, compassion and in general humanity for others 
    3. Innocent people or color are being killed with zero accountability
      1. I never thought in my lifetime I would see what my parents told me was allowed to occur in the 60’s but here it is in full color
      2. murder is murder no matter who committed the crime, police qualified immunity must be removed, prosecute  
    4. Covid (and the response to it), needless deaths 
      1. Had this been taken seriously by the leadership of this country this would have been under control by now
    5. The lack of empathy and care for others
      1. I have become much more patient and understand that none of us know another person’s journey so don’t judge what you aren’t living
    6. The deterioration of a moral compass
      1. My mom from a young age taught me to be honest and treat others as I would want to be treated, easy
  4. Smoking weed has increased by 9000 % I’m sure
    1. In the state I live in THC is legal and the dispensaries are packed
    2. If you have to stay home, I guess why not be high?
      1. I do not smoke weed but more power to my stoner friends and family
      2. There are certainly proven medicinal benefits to THC
        1. So spark up that blunt and have a great time but know that you reek

My issue is the smell, my sniffer is super sensitive and I can smell weed at 500 paces (can you say skunk)

  • Let’s be clear, This smell is not a pheromone 
  • I prefer to smell like Flower Bomb and YSL 
  1. Thank God we are not alive during Prohibition
    1. My budget for gas in the car has all but been eliminated 
    2. The budget for alcohol has increased by 100%

I took the batteries out of the clock because at this point is always 5 o’clock

Holy Menopause Weight Gain

  • My hormones have no idea what is going on
  • My waistline is not cute at this point
  • When you can’t button your pants, this is a problem
  • Hello work out pants
  • I joined weight watchers and am down 9.6 lbs as of today
  • Ugh side note alcohol is not helping with this situation

I took some before pictures, oh hell NO