The Dirty 30 and Bacon

Day 5:

Today was sponsored by bacon.  I’m sure of it.

I got up early – threw my workout clothes on, got my laundry together to take to the laundromat and sat with my coffee as I went through the grocery store coupons.

This was my first laugh of the day.


Mmmmm!  Healthy bacon!  AND – save 65 cents!

That out-of-the-way, I loaded the car and headed to the offices.

Today was called ‘Dirty 30’ AKA: ‘ouch’!

I thought it was even harder than last night’s cardio.  “Don’t quit on yourself” had to show me proper execution and position a few times.  Which is good – I want to do this thing right.

Here’s a peek at one of the less painful routines we did this morning, you can see that I’m tuckered out!


I think what is more exhausting than the actual moves, is getting off the mat from a floor exercise to a standing position for a stand up one!  It dawns on me – that’s probably on purpose.  Not a move is wasted.

Sadistic.  Sneaky.  Smart.

Round three was up and the instructor started end stretches.  We usually have a ‘bonus’ exercise.  (I’m sure I’ll look at it that way one day) but this morning, one wasn’t mentioned.

This is when beautiful-realtor-with-killer-calves spoke up.

“No bonus?! There’s always a bonus!”

To which I responded “Shhhh!  She’ll hear you!”

Of course, considering the instructor is on video, that wasn’t likely to happen – but still.  The bell rang and it wasn’t my fault the teacher forgot to assign homework!

“Don’t quit on yourself” made healthy shakes that I guess are part of the diet.  (I’m not doing the diet part – I’m not crazy.  I know I’m thin.) I wasn’t left out.  I tasted it and … Diet mud, herbs, chocolate and ice came to mind?  Very earthy and thick.  In fact, so thick, that after 2 hours, I was still nursing mine.  I brought it with me on the rest of my errands.

No offense to anyone who respects the shake.  But I was not used to it.


After that, I ran by our local big box store on the hunt for healthy chips to accompany my daily lunch sandwiches.

Bacon was back.


I turned back to the chips.


These came home with me.  As did vegetable chips and sweet potato chips.  I looked for kale chips – those things are $6!!! And come with probably 12 chips in a bag!!!  They did not come home with me.

Tried opening the Bacon chips and struggled.  I thought perhaps it was because my arms were tired – turns out there was a notch I was supposed to tear.

This is how much it opened.  Definitely not made for ramming your whole hand into.


Guess that’s how they can sit in the healthy section of the store.  Portion control.

So it’s been a looooooooooooong day.  13 hours after I climbed out of bed, the workout is done, laundry is done, groceries are put away, house is clean, dog had a bath and offices are sparkling.

So I just took a much needed shower and was drying off when I noticed something different on my body.

Above my hip, and on my abdomen, is a lump. 

I poked it – then noticed a matching one on the other side!!!

I think I have a baby muscle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s right about here:


The rest of me doesn’t look like that though … YET!

As long as I don’t quit on myself, and stay away from bacon sales, it just might happen!

About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on February 22, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Congrats on the kick ass workouts. I’ve lost 8 lbs since Feb 1, but I don’t look nearly as purty as you… 🙂

  2. You can get bacon flavored mints at Casa De Fruita, next time your in California!!! 🙂

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