Monday, October 01, 2012
I had a great weekend. I made a nutritious dinner to share with my sister (who hung out at my house Friday night) and we watched The Avengers. It was awesome. I had no idea it would be so funny!
Sunday I went to Avenue Q at our local theatre with a couple of friends. It was hilarious!
What a great, relaxing weekend. I'm really glad I chose to finish my homework during the week and take the weekend off. I could have used it to get ahead on this week's assignment, but I chose to give myself a much needed rest.
P.S. I got a sweet new haircut on Friday, so I'm feelin' pretty sassy.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
My great grandmother passed away last night, about an hour after I left her side.
The experience of visiting her for what I knew would be the last time left me physically and emotionally exhausted. For both our sakes, I kept my chin up, my eyes dry, and spoke with her like it was any other conversation. After telling her I loved her and leaving, I was completely drained.
The feeling seems to be carrying over to today. I'm at work, trying to stay awake and be productive. I'm not very motivated. I've got homework to do this evening too.
Trying not to do any emotional eating, or any "keep myself awake" eating.
Lots of praying.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Well, I'll be at home this evening, doing a bit of Walk Away the Pounds, and then finishing the Gandhi book for my World Religions class. I'm going to finish the assignment for my Research class because tomorrow I'm going to a college football game and I don't want to be thinking about my schoolwork.
In the past I would have put all of this off until Sunday afternoon and worked right up to the 11pm deadline. Now, I'm all about not causing myself undue stress. Plus, having my Sunday free will let me plan my meals for the week and get a jump on the Siddhartha book that I have to read next week.
Progress, not perfection.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
So. I ordered a workout DVD (Xtend Barre) I found through the video section on Spark. It arrived in the mail yesterday. I was totally jazzed to do it.
I get all un-officed, put on the sports bra, yoga pants, tank top, and I'm ready for this workout. I pop in the DVD, watch the introduction, the tutorial (so I know what she's talking about if she uses terms I'm not familiar with) and hit play on the six minute warm-up.
THEN... Reality punched me in the face. I am SOOOOO out of shape. It is amazing how good I've been at lying to myself with regard to the state of my body. I nearly didn't live through the warm-up. I was DRIPPING sweat and breathing heavily. It was six minutes.
However, I figured, hey, I'm obviously warmed up (sweating like a pig), so now I should really do some kind of actual workout. So, I grabbed one of my collection of Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. I did two miles with weights, then the cool down/stretch and I feel really good about that.
So, I learned two things. 1) I'm totally not ready for the Xtend Barre DVD just yet, so it'll take time for me to work up to that point. Challenge accepted. 2) Just because I couldn't do the workout I WANTED to do, didn't mean I couldn't do SOMETHING. I still got a great workout. Excuse denied.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yep, you're right, it's a cliche. I've been learning why cliches are around - because they're true.
If I look at my eating/fitness habits for the next 10 years, I will get overwhelmed and dive right 'off the wagon.' I can say this with conviction, I've done it before. Many times, in fact.
However, I can do this today. Just for today, I can go for a 30 minute walk. Just for today I can make my nutrient goals without going over my calorie goals. Just for today, I can make sure I get my daily variety of fruits and vegetables.
It doesn't seem so difficult now.
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