Thursday, March 24, 2011
So, tomorrow I interview for a job I've decided I likely don't want.
They'll probably make an offer and if it's good I'll consider it. However, the job doesn't offer travel or field experience (my favorite parts of my current job) and it's heavy on finances and reporting (which bore me to tears.) Still, it pays more.. lots more. It has perks like a casual office environment and flex time.
Yet, it doesn't have the same opportunities.
Maybe I should call and cancel?
Best thing of today:
Back on the stairs!
My foe, the snooze button.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
It was a beautiful day here in Southwestern PA.
Another bittersweet one.
Today my grandfather, Richard passed away. He'd had a long fight with cancer. I hope he's at peace and surrounded by those he loves. I pray my cousin Patrick was there to greet him at the gates.
I can't speak to my diet/fitness right now because it hasn't been at the top of my list. However, I'm hoping to get back in the game this week.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I posted earlier this week about my cousin's death. As you can imagine, it hasn't exactly been easy to keep with the program at this time. Today was the funeral and the wake. For those who don't know what a wake is it's where everyone who attended the funeral goes and has a meal to remember the deceased by. I'm sure everyone understands that the last thing on my mind today was having a healthy meal.
I was exhausted today. That's the only word for it.
I haven't been sleeping very well but I'm hoping that now that this has some kind of closure maybe I'll be able to sleep a bit better. I was able to say my goodbyes and comfort those my cousin has left behind.
Really, my cousin Patrick was a special soul. He was eight years younger than me and really had such a kind heart. He loved animals and music. At 20 he was just getting his life in order having enrolled in college for a BS in environmental science - he wanted to work with animals. He was taken tragically in a car accident last Sunday. His car hit a patch of ice and slammed into another car that had spun out. He was wearing his seatbelt. Really, he hadn't done anything wrong and neither had that driver. No, this is a tragedy in the truest sense.
However, what I hadn't thought of before was how Patrick inspires me. He was always heavy - nearly double his own weight. Well, until he took control of what he was eating and learned about nutrition. I always wanted to ask him how he did it, how he went from being such a 'heavy' kid to such a healthy adult.
Now I'll never have a chance.
However, I want to keep Patrick in my thoughts - I'm adding a picture of him to my profile as inspiration.
Today's Best thing:
Today's biggest challenge:
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
I have to tell you all, I'm a nerd.
I want you to imagine comic book conventions. Star Trek Conventions. Places where people sit in windowless rooms and play video games and board games and debate about trivia.
I want you to think of people dressed in costumes like superheroes and pop culture icons.
I want you to know you've jut entered my favorite place in the world.
Once a year I go to the largest pop culture fan convention in the south - DragonCon. It takes place in Atlanta GA. I've been going for five years now. I love it. It takes everything I love from Star Trek to costuming and it puts it all in one place.
Why does this inspire me?
Well, actually, it's the Green Lantern that inspires me. The Green Lantern is powered by strength of will, and with my willpower I'm hoping that come September I can maybe wear spandex without fear. I want to do a Green Lantern costume.
In the past I've done all kinds of costumes and in addition this year I really want to do a Green Lantern one.
Goodness, I hope I can.
I really, really hope I can.
I want this bad.
So, on to today's best thing and challenge.
BEST THING: 40 minute walk at lunch time that got my heart pumping. It was beautiful. For the first time in a long time I was hungry for dinner when I got home
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Eating enough protein.
In other news I bought a new work out game for my Wii. So far I'm wishy washy on it. Though, I think I like it better than Wii Fit.
Keep on keepin' on.
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