Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Name is Ashley and I'm a Couch Potato

I'm fully aware that I have not blogged in quite some time. I would love to say that it's because I've been so extremely busy, but that is not the case. I have turned into a couch potato and it's an addiction that is hard to quit. I come home after a long day at work, lay my stuff down and collapse onto the couch (or futon in my case). That is where I remain for the remainder of the night. It's sad really. I blame DVR (because you have to blame something other than yourself....clearly it's not your fault) because I have just too many shows that require me to watch them. The TV networks would probably take them off the air if I were to stop watching them. I'm just doing my little part for mankind. You're welcome.

In all reality I know I watch too much t.v. And in all reality I have no desire to stop. I love mind-numbing t.v. that requires absolutely no brain cells to process. A few of those little gems would be Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Real World, Real Housewives (yep all 27 of them), etc. So basically reality t.v. It's great I don't care what you say. It is getting a wee bit out of hand so I've decided to set some goals for myself to keep me from permanently planting my tushie on the couch when I get home.

They include (and are not limited to):
1. Learning how to cook
Yeah I don't know how. Get off my back.

2. Yoga
I hear it's good for the body and soul. I'll be the one to make that call.

3. Biking
Just gotta get a bike - slightly important

4. Running
Lets be honest, this probably isn't going to happen.

5. Reading
Okay I already do this, but I felt like a list of 4 things seemed lame. So I cheated and added a 5th that I already sue me.

Okay so those seem pretty do-able, right? Well we'll just have to see how these work out. Other suggestions are ALWAYS welcome. If you give me one that I use then I'll make you a special t-shirt that reads:

Partner in the "Help Ashley Get Her Booty Off the Couch Foundation"
Proud member for ____ days and counting.
Fight the addiction...move your fanny.

It has a nice ring to it. If you don't help me, I might turn into this and I don't think you can handle having that on your conscience:


  1. oh my gosh I miss you!
    1. I don't know how to cook either
    2. Yoga sucks and is way over rated. Pilates is better. They have work outs that are usually free on the On Demand channel.
    3. I LOVE riding my bike!
    4. I was so proud of myself for running BUT it is just so dang hot. When I ride my bike I get the wind in my hair and I can go faster than the mosquitoes!
    5. Good for you for actually reading. I've been trying to read more...

    Let's see each other soon!

  2. i am definitely up for doing 4 out of the 5 things on this list with you. i'll let you guess which one i'm not so interested in. :)

    just a few more weeks until i move and we take over Amarillo!

  3. I wish I could just sit on the couch but moving into a home with a small amount of furniture and nothing to organize with takes up a lot of time. I have been trying to learn how to cook for years haha! But it is fun once you get down to it. I recommend investing in a slow-cooker for the easy meals. I even have some really amazing recipes. Since moving into a neighborhood I have decided to start enjoying the lovely nights and walking or jogging but I haven't started that yet. We can encourage one another! Let me know of your progress!

  4. This is hilarious. I love the couch potato dress.

    I myself am quite a couch-potato.

    Good luck!

    P.S.--Mat Pilates is also awesome and does wonders!


    That is all.

    Actually, no it's not. I just started reading a book that will be required reading for you once I'm I'll try to finish it by the time you come here, whenever that is.