my year[s] of sweat!

After wasting a lifetime chasing quick fixes, I finally put my big girl pants on and took accountability for my health. I exercised every single day of 2013. And it didn't kill me. So now I'm continuing my journey of well-being into 2014. Please join me!

welcome home! (…to an empty fridge)

It looked iffy yesterday. Issues with my scheduled flights to Vegas meant a mad scramble at the airport to rebook. I was going to arrive last night come hell or high water. Even though several United gate agents, telephone-based staff and Air Canada customer service reps seemed determined to slow me down.

Mission accomplished. I arrived at the condo around 1:00 am local time, exhausted but delighted to be home.

This morning I woke up famished. Even though the clock said 6:30 am, my body knew it was really 9:30, and it demanded nourishment.

Optimistically, I approached the fridge.

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And this is what I found inside.

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Three different types of beer, half a bottle of Jack Daniels Honey, Premixed Margarita, 2 bottles of Clamato (for my Bloody Caesars), 1 mickey of Vodka, 5 mini bottles of flavoured vodka, a carton of low sodium vegetable stock and various condiments.

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I moved on to one of the cupboards and found this.

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Various hard liquor, cordials and more mixers.

This didn’t bode well for breakfast choices.

But then the real shock of shocks.

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Whoa! There are way too many open spaces in my wine fridge. Especially when I see that 3 of those precious spots are occupied by whites (yawn) and 1 by a rosé (meh).

Forget breakfast. I have some restocking to do. And sadly, since that restocking includes food, this means a trip to the evil empire, Whole Foods. Why am I so excited?

Curses.

Keep moving,

xoxo nancy

p.s. This little jewel just needed to be shared, following yesterday’s post on the sometimes ridiculousness of the yoga culture.

51 comments on “welcome home! (…to an empty fridge)

  1. Carrie Rubin
    January 16, 2014

    Another great video! That guy wears way more jewelry than me. Not to mention lipstick…

    • nancytex2013
      January 16, 2014

      Ha! Probably more than me too, come to think if it.

  2. Kathy @ SMART Living 365
    January 16, 2014

    Welcome back to the U.S. Nancy! Is there weather in Vegas as nice as here in the La Quinta? It’s amazing and supposed to be in the low 80s all week. Very nice….maybe with the weather nice you won’t be stuck inside digging up such funny and strange videos :-) Excuse me, I need to go balance my chakras right now! ~Kathy

    • nancytex2013
      January 16, 2014

      Weather is gorgeous. Can’t wait to hit those mountains tomorrow.

  3. IntrovertedSarah
    January 16, 2014

    Here in Australia we call all those bottles breakfast. I do hope you’re well stocked now and thanks for the great video. Very funny.

    • nancytex2013
      January 16, 2014

      I’m thinking I may have some Australian ancestry then… :-)

  4. Winding road
    January 16, 2014

    Not fun to wake up to only booze! Love the video, so funny! But, I am wondering self-consciously if you lump me into this culture and all of my crazy yoga posts over the last few months prompted your recent posts! :) Yoga really is awesome in and of itself but I agree there definitely is some goobery-ness in the yoga culture.:)

    • nancytex2013
      January 16, 2014

      Not at all Kerry! Much like my love – hate relationship with Whole Foods, so to is my relationship with yoga, meditation, etc. I struggle because I want to so bad, but also laugh at the sometimes ridiculousness if it. You’ll see, in a year I’ll be smelling of patchouli and chanting along to the music of the monks, while eating these words. Trust.

      • Winding road
        January 16, 2014

        Haha! Awesome, I can’t wait ;)

        • nancytex2013
          January 16, 2014

          I’m tentatively scheduled to go to a beginners guided meditation session next Wednesday. If I don’t chicken out, I’ll be blogging about it! :-)

        • Winding road
          January 17, 2014

          Remember that post I did about my husband hating that the yoga culture had to inherently be hippy? It may be, but don’t let that discourage you from digging deep into yourself.
          I think we sometimes look for all of the negatives in something new before we dive in because we’re looking to de-bunk the whole idea and save us the energy.
          I know you really want to do this and you will be so rewarded. I’ve never done a guided meditation class, I know there are some around here. For now, yoga works for me but I would love to get to sitting meditation in the future. In the crazy, non-stop, technological world we live in, it is almost a necessity to slow down our minds just to cope!
          Good luck Nancy, I can’t wait to hear all about next Wednesday…maybe you’ll do it conversation style? I am already giggling about the possibilities of that! :D

        • nancytex2013
          January 17, 2014

          That would be a fun way to write about it! And that alone could be enough to help me break through my fear and skepticism and actually attend. :-)

  5. Ice_Badger
    January 16, 2014

    White wine? Rosé?

    Get it sorted out!
    :p

  6. NW Frame of Mind
    January 16, 2014

    My kind of kitchen. :)

  7. eat less sugar
    January 16, 2014

    Love the video and, I have to say, that’s my kind of fridge!!

    • nancytex2013
      January 16, 2014

      Good to know I needn’t stress too much if you ever pop by unexpectedly. :-)

  8. PinotNinja
    January 16, 2014

    Well you did have broth, so vodka soup? That sounds nutritious and like a great way to kickstart your morning. It’s totally just like doing a cleanse.

    Or something.

    That video was hilarious! And very well timed. Tomorrow is the day that I go to my super crunchy chi filled yoga class — its a great work out so I keep going back, but if I actually listen to anything that the teacher or the other students are saying I want to start screaming because it is so ridiculous. Now, when they turn on the crazy, I’ll just start playing this song in my head to drown them out.

    • nancytex2013
      January 16, 2014

      Ha! Brilliant! I think I will borrow from your plan. I’ve got some planned yoga and meditation classes in the next week. :-)

  9. The Vanilla Housewife
    January 17, 2014

    Why don’t we do yoga together?! In your house. Near the fridge. What say you? ;)

  10. Expat Eye
    January 17, 2014

    I want to move in with you ;) I’m a little upset that that guy looks better in his Miley gear than I would ;)

    • nancytex2013
      January 17, 2014

      I will gladly accept you, under refugee status. I am 100% sure you qualify based on the horrors I’ve read and pictures you’ve shared.

      And I know exactly what you mean re the guy. Sad.

      • Expat Eye
        January 18, 2014

        At least we have Smithson to keep the side up ;)

    • Sean Smithson
      January 17, 2014

      I was going to say the same thing as Linda. The moving part that is. I look as good, if not better than that guy when I wear my Miley gear.

      • nancytex2013
        January 17, 2014

        Prove it, Sean. I need pics. Stat!

        • Sean Smithson
          January 17, 2014

          Ha. Ok well I’m not sure when I’ll post it but I was planning on doing a humorous piece about my time doing volunteer work in India. And there are more than a few action shots of me topless in just a skirt/wrap/lunghi…

          Challenge accepted.

        • nancytex2013
          January 17, 2014

          Ooooh I can’t wait!!!

      • Expat Eye
        January 18, 2014

        Now that I would like to see! :)

        • Sean Smithson
          January 18, 2014

          I’ve just had another look at the pictures… I may spoken too soon…

        • Expat Eye
          January 18, 2014

          Are you looking at yourself in the mirror at the same time??

        • Sean Smithson
          January 18, 2014

          Oh god present day Sean is a fucking mess! There’s no way I’d have hit you guys with any fighting talk in my current state… My comment was based purely on when I was in India and arguably in the best shape of my life. NO ONE wants to see me in a skirt now!

        • Expat Eye
          January 18, 2014

          I dunno – I quite enjoy pointing and laughing!

        • nancytex2013
          January 18, 2014

          That makes two of us Linda. Bring it Sean!

        • Expat Eye
          January 18, 2014

          He has to do it now! :)

        • Expat Eye
          January 18, 2014

          Now he just has to find a wrecking ball strong enough to hold him ;)

        • nancytex2013
          January 18, 2014

          :-)

  11. Ingrid
    January 17, 2014

    LOL….that video, so funny. Hmm, and that frig….wonder what that says about you? My kind of gal :-)

    • nancytex2013
      January 17, 2014

      You and I both know exactly what it says about me, Ingrid. ;-)

      You’re welcome to raid my fridge anytime.

      • Ingrid
        January 17, 2014

        Be careful who you throw an invite out to….never know who’ll show up to drink that wine LOL.

  12. The Jogging Dad
    January 18, 2014

    I re-read this twice and, still, I can’t see what the problem is with your fridge nor your cupboard. But I can see plenty with going to whole foods! :)

    • nancytex2013
      January 18, 2014

      Hahaha! Judging by the comments I’m getting, I clearly need to rethink this whole need for food thing.

      ps I have since bought 4 more bottles of red and one bottle if tequila. My readers wield much influence on me!

  13. whichwaynow101
    January 18, 2014

    Did you subscribe? I don’t wish to see him again in his tighty whities! Think you need to buy some solid food and go for a run.;-)

    • nancytex2013
      January 19, 2014

      Didn’t go for a run, but I did get a tough hike in, so I’m feeling much more clear headed now. And no, I didn’t subscribe. :-)

  14. Aussa Lorens
    January 19, 2014

    I almost forgot about my need to invite myself over because of the magic that just happened in that video. I couldn’t look away. When he was on the tire swing, I nearly died.

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