Monday, August 29, 2011
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Yeah, it didn't happen. Things got crazy busy and once again my own health and wellbeing got pushed aside. It happens
I had plans for a run this afternoon, but after staying up half the night to finish an assignment it just wasn't happening. I had a nap instead. Priorities. However, my assignment is nearly done, 3 weeks early. It means I can focus on the other...7? 2 are group assignments which is always tough since we get along REALLY well. We even got told off in class today for laughing during class. We need to settle down and do some work!
In other news I passed an assignment today!!!!!!!!!! C+, but a pass is a pass and I didn't do as badly as I could have. This has given me a lot of confidence because a C from this lecturer is like a B from anyone else!
This week I am working 40 hours, as well as having to do many assignments. I have no planned exercise but I will try and walk when I can. Next week I only have to work 20 hours so I plan on picking up the exercise a bit more. I would like to drop 10kg by xmas, so I really need to get onto it.
In other, other news, my grandad is doing well. I went to visit him on Friday and his curtain was half closed, all I could see was his bed, which was empty. I said to his roommates "Oh, he's not gone and died has he?". I heard a laugh from behind the curtain and found grandad sitting up, in a chair, eating dinner. BIG progress. And he laughed at my joke, which means he is fine. I have a morbid sense of humour, clearly, but I think grandad is just grateful that I'm realistic. He is hopefully being moved to a rehab unit closer to home this week. He will still get round the clock care, but will be encouraged to be more independent so hopefully he can go home soon.
So thats my life. I am still around, but I will be very busy this week. Don't miss me too much!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I like having a plan, and I like telling people what I am going to be doing so I am somewhat accountable. Barring anymore family emergencies I will hopefully stick to the plan!
M - Playing hookey. Run and eat well. Do sociopolitical assignment
T - Day off. Spinning, dentist and assignments
W - Uni. 5pm boxing class
T - Run then work
F - Off - Working
S - Walk after work, if I can be bothered
S - Off -Working. Assignments after work
So thats the plan. I have done some shopping and gotten some healthy snacks. I have little bags of scroggin (trail mix) in my handbag and car to avoid fast food stops.
I really, really need to get back on track. I feel like my life is spiralling out of control and my health and fitness is something I can control.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
It has to be. Grandad is getting better, and mum is back tomorrow which means she can take some of my responsibility which is going to free some time up for me!!
I am taking tomorrow off uni. Call it a mental health day. I need a day off to rest, catch up and collect myself. I plan on going for a run, eating well and finishing an assignment that is due on Wednesday.
Last night (Russells birthday) was awesome fun. I ate pizza and cupcakes. We also watched this video and decided to recreate it all over west Auckland
Apparently getting 2 sax players slightly intoxicated makes them do silly things. We did a McDonalds, a supermarket security guard, night fill staff at another supermarket, a service station and a bum who came up to the car and asked if we had 50 cents. It was very very funny and the hi-light of my night. For reals. And yes, we did film it.
Anyways, wish me luck for the week ahead!!
Friday, August 19, 2011
My eating has been awful the past few days, and unfortuntly it will continue for today as well.
It is Russell's birthday party today, and he has requested pizza and cupcakes. Can't really say no, can I? I WILL be better next week, I WILL get to the gym, I WILL go for a run, I WILL eat better. Eating and exercise is just the one thing I can let fall to the wayside if needed. I can't flag work, or uni, or visiting grandad (where admittidly I sit and do my assignments anyways because he mainly sleeps), so exercise and planning my eating go. I start eating out and getting take aways and thinking "skrew it" and having dessert. And I know I shouldn't. The scale really knows I shouldn't. The mirror knows I shouldn't as well.
Next week WILL be better. It has to be.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Grandad was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon. The meds he was on for his heart can cause dehydration in the elderly, and this is what happened to him. He was servely dehydrated and his kidneys may never recover their normal function. He will be in hospital for a little while, so my workout time (eg. my ONLY free time) has been reallocated to sitting in hospital with my grandad. My aunt, nana and I are taking turns sitting with him, since he is so sick he is having trouble talking and processing information, so he needs an advocate at all times. My mum is in Aussie, so I am pretty much filling in where she would be.
When life decides to get in the way it REALLY gets in the way, huh?
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