Saturday, February 26, 2011
I started the day with a little strength training. I used my kettlebells and was discouraged that some of the exercises seemed really tough. Then, I realized I was using the 10 pound weight instead of the 5 pound one. No wonder! Yet, WOOHOO! How cool that I could even use it at all! That got me pretty excited!
I went shopping and did not get much walking in then. I was going to take a walk when I got home, but it was soooo cold outside and I suddenly could not keep my eyes open. A short nap was not particularly refreshing.
Surprisingly, BF wanted to go with me to see if I could find a DVD for beginners about kettlebells. He hurt his knee the other day, but said he could handle the walk through the shopping district. We did not find any, but I got in a lot of walking. We did find some "sweet black rice" and "red" rice. That should be fun to try.
We're going to a larger bookstore tomorrow and, if I don't find one, I'll order one from ebay or Amazon as an early birthday present to myself...
Friday, February 25, 2011
I feel as if my role in life right now is trying to corral mercury from a shattered thermometer. Of course, you're not supposed to touch mercury, but I remember from science class that it is really hard to round up!
I've blogged ad nauseum about my work situation. I just don't think I will ever be on top of my work load and all the other stuff surrounding work does not help.
My living situation has challenges (but whose doesn't, right?).
In short, as I commented on someone's page or blog yesterday, I feel as if I can control nothing in my life save that part of it that is SparkPeople. Yesterday and today, I abdicated my responsibility. I did not eat as if I care about me and I have not exercised much. Amazingly, I got nearly 10K steps today, but that was more accident than planned.
I am not proud today...
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I did not feel well this morning. Allergies and a consequential stomach ache. I ate a doughnut and a half in the hopes that the carbs would quell the bad feelings in my stomach. At least that's what I told myself. I did feel better insofar as the stomach goes, but it made me feel worse knowing how that would look on my food tracker. I still feel like eating, too! I really don't like this.
Sleep calls and, tonight, I intend to go to bed earlier than usual, or at least on time. That should help tomorrow's energy level and, perhaps, help me fight off whatever is trying to attack. My throat is sore, there's a possibility of snow in the Bay Area and it's a good night to snuggle in early...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This will be a shorter blog than usual because I worked late and studied. I have to complete this certification class by the end of March or I will lose my money.
At work, I heard my former team talking about doing a small task that I have been doing for years. I just happened to be walking by when they were talking about it. I butted in and admonished them to be careful how they do this task because, if they create duplicates, it gives work for someone else. Their boss (used to be my boss about 5 years ago) made a really snarky comment as he walked by. I'm not sure how to react. The back story is that we never "clicked" and have had some awkward interactions in the past. We have to work together on a new project and I am not looking forward to it.
I sent a confidential email to the lady who will have to clean up whatever data mess they make. Separately. I sent an email to the team apologizing if I was rude for butting in, subtly reminded them that this task is mine and offered to be of assistance if they need it. I copied their boss and mine. I also copied an attorney because there are some other issues that they are not considering...
So, obviously, work is not going well.
Despite intentions, I did not get on the elliptical or pick up my kettlebells today.
I did get 32 minutes walking and 5600 steps. Not much.
Nutritionally, I am within range on most metrics.
The coolest thing is that BF was giving me a massage just before bed last night and commented about my back. I have muscles! I have not been doing kettlebells long, so I was very surprised and pleased!
I have muscles!
I will get / find more!
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