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The necessity of routines

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I guess you can say I've fallen off the wagon just a bit.

Ever since moving back to San Francisco from Los Angeles and moving back in with some family I've been having trouble adjusting. As I'm still sorta unemployed/underemployed I have had plenty of time to hit the gym so that's not the trouble. But. I have been having such a hard time with eating! And I almost think a lot of it does have to do with not having a routine that having a full time 8-5, Monday-Friday job provides. I didn't realize how much I relied on my routine to keep myself on track food wise. So now the question is: how to get back into a routine without having a routine. So far 2011 is looking to be a but challenging.

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SLIMTHICK2 1/12/2011 6:51AM

    You've recognized your challenge and you are willing to do something about it, you're halfway there. You'll figure out the rest in a while. All the best. emoticon

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It's like starting all over again.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I'm still without a routine and it's throwing off the way I eat. When I was working it was much, much easier to plan my meals and stick with it. I'm finding myself not using my measuring cups and scale as much as I was before. So I need to get back into my grove in more ways than one. Hopefully sticking to a plan will help me get me back to where I want to be.


Taking time for me

Thursday, October 14, 2010

So my contract at my last job ended 3 weeks ago today. I was completely upset that I had to leave because it was a job and company I loved and I know if they could have kept me they would have. Since then I have moved back home and I'm taking the time to just breathe and relax for a bit. Luckily I moved in with family so I don't have the rent worry. (My grandpa though he wants me to work is loving the fact that I'm keeping him company a lot.

In terms of eating well and getting to the gym - it's definitively easier to get to the gym since I don't have a job but it's also harder because I don't have an actual routine to my day. And I fell of the eating well band wagon a little bit but not enough to effect my weight goals at all. So now it's time to pick myself back up again and get back to work. Hopefully with the help of a new challenge from one of my communities I'll make it through the holidays not on physically ok, but mentally and emotionally ok too.

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Cha-cha-cha-changes. . .

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So this week begins my last week at work. It was an internship that turned into an additional 3 month contract position. And I have loved every minute of it. The only downside is that without a job scheduled for me to begin like next week, I'm going to have to move home. When I started this internship a year ago I was all geared to go back home and find something in my profession there. But. (Oh, the dreaded but). I have fallen more in love with where I'm out now than I ever imagined possible and I really don't want to leave. The people who I've met and the people who I could meet. . . It's going to be a very bittersweet next 10 days.

In the running area of my life: I've moved on to Week 8, Day 1 of the C25K challenge. I was originally going to repeat week 7 again because I haven't felt as confident/haven't been able to completely go through the 25 minutes straight. And even today, I took a 30 second break at the end of the first mile and had to walk for 1 minute 30 seconds before continuing on for the remaining time. It's like I have this mental block against going straight past 12 minutes. It's really weird. One upside about not being employed and living with my grandpa for a while - I'll get more sleep and be able to spend more time at the gym and maybe find some trails outside. Sigh.



Sunday, September 12, 2010

I told myself that I really did want to blog about my journey through the C25K. And then life happened (well, life, vacation and a big deinstallation at work). So it didn't really happen as much as I wanted. But that's ok! I'm ready to dust off my keyboard and keep going.

Week 5 of the plan was actually one of the most challenging because I was on vacation and wouldn't be inside a gym. I ran outside for the first time ever and on the last day ran 20 minutes straight! It was amazing! I'm struggling a lot with week 7 and running 25 minutes straight. I feel a lot of it also has to do with the fact that I didn't get more than 6 hours of sleep each night last week. Work is going to be physically demanding for the week coming up so I have to get more sleep if I want to successful repeat Week 7. I'm so close to that 5K I can feel it!


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