Thursday, January 06, 2011
Well, as many of you know, I started my job this week. And I got sick on Saturday. I stayed in bed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday trying desperately to get well for my first day and it did not work. At all. If anything, I got sicker.
I went to work Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It was tough. My throat was on fire, I could barely talk, and my ears were completely plugged and aching. Matt was begging to take me to the doctor. Then, *Squeamish Alert* yesterday, green stuff started oozing out of my eyes. I figured it was time.
The doctor told me both ears were infected, both eyes were infected, plus I have something else causing my congestion, sneezing, coughing, and so on. She gave me an antibiotic, which I was really hoping to avoid (I hate antibiotics) but you gotta do what you gotta do.
The doctor told me that under no circumstances should I go to work today, but since it's my first week, I just couldn't call off. She gave me a doctor's note and everything. I went to work this morning and got sent home. I'm going to go to sleep here shortly and snuggle with my kitties all day.
I know that even just one day of total rest is probably exactly what I need to get over all this. Well, and the medicine too, of course. Boo.
The job is okay. Everyone is really nice and it's a pretty laid-back kind of place. I think once I get used to it (and get healthy!) I'll like it.
Obviously, I'm not working out, and I'm eating whatever I damn well please... which isn't much to speak of. I'm trying though.
Hope 2011 is off to a great start for everyone!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I don't share videos unless they're really, really, really good. This is the cutest and funniest video I have seen for a long time.
Animals Singing Jingle Bells:
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I was driving home from the gym last night, thinking about my new job and going over my bills in my head, trying to calculate the total. I realized I had forgotten to add in my gym membership (because I don't "pay" it, it's automatically taken out of my account each month).
We have this friend of the family who is one of those people who always has an opinion about everything. You know the type... always has something to say about whatever it is you say. I mentioned going to the gym once, and she went off about how she would never pay for a gym membership, and it's a waste of money because she can just work out at home (which she doesn't, by the way) and blah blah blah blah.
Time for my opinion.
I agree with her to an extent- if you'll work out at home, sure, you don't need a gym membership. I, however, hate to work out at home, and I won't do it. I've tried before, and I just never stick with it. The gym is the only way I will actually work out, and that's the most important factor.
How many times do we hear, "The best exercise is the one you'll stick with?" Well, it's true. I pay for the gym because I stick with the gym. I believe that if you actually use the gym you're paying for, it's totally worth the money.
The most important thing is actually DOING the exercise. You gotta do what you gotta do to do it.
That last line is awesome. I should totally copyright that or something.
Monday, December 20, 2010
I have nothing in particular to write about. But sometimes those are the best blogs. I like reading blogs that are kind of a mishmash of thoughts and observations. I can pick out what I can relate to and comment.
I'm 3 days strong into my goal of working out every day until Christmas. I did cardio Friday and Saturday, then yesterday I went for a walk outside. It was nice to get out into the cool air and breathe deeply.
I did a little shopping today. Nothing major. I wanted new shoes. Just casual, wear-anywhere shoes that aren't workout shoes. I didn't find anything that I really loved. I'm a goal-oriented shopper. I go out with a specific purpose, and if I don't find what I want, I don't buy anything at all.
I did get a really cute sweater/wrap/shawl thing at Target.
I really wanted it in gray, but the only sizes in gray were XS and XXL. I really love it though. I might order it in gray from the Target website. We shall see. I love it because it's nice and long
I had to go to the pet store to get some kitty litter. The litter was massively on sale, so with the money I saved, I bought a Da Bird toy for Matt's brother's cat for Christmas.
If you are a cat owner and not familiar with Da Bird, you simply must buy one. It is touted as "The World's Best Cat Toy" and I don't think that's an exaggeration. Cats go wild for this thing. In fact, when I brought it home, my boys shoved their heads in the bag and got really really excited, and wanted me to unwrap it and play. I had to tell them, "No, this is for your cousin Momo!"
I slept in this morning... I suppose I should have gone to Bodypump at 9, but dang it, these are my last few precious days of freedom before I start my job and I'm going to savor them. So I'm going to Bodypump this afternoon. Promise!
I'm also going to make some buffalo chicken in the crockpot. I should go put that on now.
Hope everyone's having a good Monday!
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