Sunday, May 09, 2010
ok, I have an interesting story about work today lol. I'm a cashier at a grocery store on weekends and today is Mother's Day so everyone was buying lobster. Mostly live lobster too, I only like it AFTER it's cooked. Now I've never bought live lobster so I didn't know if they killed it before giving it to you or if they gave it to you still alive. I made the mistake of asking one of my customers this lol. He opened up the box and took one out, practically shoved it in my face and said "see? still alive and wriggling" Oh so gross. He was trying to get me touch it right, to prove it was still alive, and i said no thanks I don't want to smell like seafood for the rest of my shift right. Well, then he puts it away and shoves his hand toward me and says smell my hand it doesn't smell like seafood. A couple of the other girls working there saw this happen and they were saying if anyone had done that to them they'd have run screaming lol. It was pretty weird though, and I'm ok with seeing, just not touching until it's cooked lol.
I tested for my green stripe yesterday too, I have an orange belt in hapkido, now with a green stripe. That means I'm halfway to green for anyone who doesn't know. I'm still sore from that test lol. We started with our physical requirements of course, which mean in the first 30 - 45 mins I did 100 jumping jacks, 100 crunches, 50 burpie pushups, 25 normal pushups and attempted 15 back of the hand pushups and 10 fingertip pushups, couldn't do all of those last 2 but I did some then just finished with more normal pushups. also, i can't do any on the back of my hand, but most of them can't, so he accepts on the knuckles. then we got into punches and kicks and falling. Then we did patterns, I had to do 3, each one 4 times. Which was easier because since it's a midterm not a full belt I didn't have to do everything from white, just yellow and then my stuff now. Then we got into techniques, and again I didn't have to do everything, then we were finally done. We were there for 4 hours and 2 people were testing for a full belt, well black stripe which is considered a full belt. They had to do everything, they were up for the full 4 hours. i was up for about 1 1/2, but next test will be at least 2 because it'll be for full green. Mainly my legs are sore, but my one knee I hurt on friday practicing, then yesterday i hurt my elbow, from one of the joint locks I think.
I'm going dancing again tonight, but I won't be doing any of the faster dances, and I'll be sitting down mostly I think, unless the dancing can loosen up my muscles enough. At least in class tomorrow we're doing some easy stuff, some breathing exercises. They're supposed to be good for relaxing and lowering blood pressure ^_^ We did them once before, a long time ago, and I think it'll be nice to do them again.
I'm not doing anything for mother's day because my parents have gone to their new cottage and they wont be home early enough. I'm excited, I'll finally get to see their new cottage on the long weekend, and we'll be having dinner for my birthday up there. It's actually the wednesday before, the 19th, but we always do my birthday stuff on the long weekend. I won't be getting much in the way of presents because my parents recently had to replace my laptop for school, my last one crashed and it wasn't worth it to get it fixed. I'm fine with that though ^_^ my new computer is enough of a present, and of course spending time with my family.
Anyway, I need to get ready to leave for dancing. Hope everyone had a nice weekend, and happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
So I set those new rewards for myself so that I would hopefully get back on track and losing again. Yesterday was my first day after choosing the rewards and I did mess up at lunch. Not too bad though. Then last night, I decided what I would eat today and this morning I tracked it all. The idea is that its in there now I have to eat what I planned. Then also, I'm still under my minimum by 240 cals so I can have an extra snack or have a little more at dinner or something if I want to. So far though I'm doing really well and sticking to it for today.
I'm going dancing tonight too, they have a practice party at my dance studio so I'll have a lot of fun and hopefully do a lot of dancing. I may even try asking someone to dance tonight. I've never asked anyone before, I wait until they ask me, but I want to ask someone eventually. I've been trying to for a while now but I'm too shy lol. Also if I asked someone, then I could be up on the floor more and getting even more exercise and having more fun ^_^
I posted a pic of me at the competition on the weekend. It's pretty blurry, I need a new camera, one of my rewards ^_^ Then I also posted a few short video clips of my friends dancing during the competition. But I didn't get any videos of me because videos weren't actually allowed. If I had got caught they could've taken away camera lol. I'll be getting some better pics soon.
I plan on starting a scrap book too. Of my progress and successes and drawbacks, just of my whole journey to a healthier me ^_^ So when I get my new camera I will be able to put some good pics in it. I picked one out already, it's $250 and it's a really good one. It has some functions I'm gonna need to play around with and have some fun with. I'm fairly new to cameras, mine I've had for a few years and I got it because it was cheap. But I've been doing some reading online and I think this one will be really good and I'll have it for a long time. I actually want to start taking more pics because right now I have no pics in my house. Just what's in my photo album and those stop when I'm around 12. I want reminders of my past, especially of friends and family and things that are important to me.
So with the new camera in mind, and the dance shoes I'll get before the camera, I am trying really hard to eat healthy and stick to my plans. I want the rewards sooner rather than later lol. This way I'm actually thinking in smaller steps as opposed to the 130 pounds that is my goal right now. Normally I find it hard because I have so much to lose. I think why bother I'll just fail anyway. But right now, I actually feel like I could do this, like I can lose the 30 pounds to get my camera. I think it's because I picked rewards that will really mean something to me, I love dancing and I'm excited about the camera ^_^
Ok enough about the camera lol. My mom got her test results back from the stroke clinic. Her family doctor said she was having mini strokes, and lots of them. Apparently it's not, the spots on her MRI were from all the migraines she's had throughout her life. And sometimes her vision would black out for a second, and apparently that's just aura without the migraine because she's not really getting them anymore. So this is good ^_^ I don't have to worry so much about her now.
Oh, this saturday I'm grading for my green stripe. I'm kinda nervous about it, though when I test for full green in 3 months it'll be much worse lol. I plan on doing another routine soon at the dance parties. I know my last one never happened because my instructor left, but I'll do one with an instructor from the other studio. My instructor Marko, I found out recently he only left for the summer and he'll be back in september so that's good. I like dancing with him, he's fun ^_^
Ok, that's really enough rambling from me for today lol. Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The couple in front is very good but they`re from another school and i don`t them. My friends are in the background, Larry with Heather, Dan with Mira and Debbie with Joe.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
This is my friend Marilyn and her instructor Joe doing the Samba at the competition
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
This is my friend Bobbie doing the ChaCha with her instructor Andrew at the competition.
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