My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Letter to My Personal Trainers

Dear TFT (aka Gary and Eric):

Clearly,  I'm sure you both are aware that I have not attended a workout session for over two months.  You are probably wondering why I suddenly dropped the face of the earth after I promised I would not skip another month ever again, right?  It's not because I decided to gain weight all of a sudden.  It's not because I didn't care about my body anymore.  It's not because I'm broke as a joke.  It's not because I became a traitor and joined the gym.  It's not because I'm living temporarily in the East Bay and the drive to your facility is too far for me to drive.  It's not because I wanted to eat whatever the hell I wanted during the Holiday season. 

I'm writing you this letter to let you finally know that I'm pregnant.  Yes indeed.  I am now with child once again after twelve years.  Unfortunately, I have to follow my doctor's orders and lay off running and any strength training for the duration of my pregnancy.   This saddens me as I am only limited to walking.  Yes....walking.  Three months have passed and I'm miserable.  I miss the leg matrix.  I miss the prowler push.  I miss the tire drags.  I miss the plate pushes (even though that was the one exercise that had me puking my guts out).  I miss the deck of cards workout.  I miss the tire flips.  Most of all, I miss the surprise workout finishers.  
I'm also letting you know that I'm most confident that you will fulfill my goal this year.  I'm estimated to gain about 25-35 pounds during my pregnancy.  Let's hope no more than that!  Once the baby is born, I want to lose as much baby weight as possible.  I am 100% reliant that post baby delivery (estimated to be on August 3, 2011) you will help me get back into shape.  I also want to run yet another Nike Women's Half Marathon this Fall (October 16, 2011 to be exact) so I will need your assistance to regain my endurance, as well.  So, please....until then, I beg you to pray that my ass does not turn into a swollen "Michelin Man". 

You guys will always be in my thoughts.  I certainly can't wait to join the TFT Crew once again!  See you in approximately 7 months.  Hope all is well!

Best Regards,