Wednesday, July 17, 2013
So I've started a new project with work and it's huge...so is the staff we've brought on. I will have basically two full time jobs and one part time for the next several months. Thankfully, a large portion of my time is working from my home office. I'd rather be busy than not...but I'm looking at a lot of working.
I'm not very good at putting myself first and exercising. And this week as I've worked hard to get all the training materials written, scheduling the training, getting the project up and running...I haven't been working out.
I'm sorry Team Tangerine...I'm letting you all down.
I'm also letting myself down. My neck and back hurt a lot again...from too much sitting and having my head bent over charts, books and papers. I'm struggling with staying focused and keeping myself on track with everything.
I want to exercise every day...but I also have to work. How do I do all this? How do I also take care of my husband and the animals? How do I balance it all? What do I give up? What do I do differently?
I eat a healthy breakfast and a healthy lunch most days. I'm cooking dinners at home more often (yep...somehow finding time to cook too) so that helps cut down on calories, fat, etc. But some days I don't eat as well....and some days, like this past week...I haven't exercised.
I'm kind of lost right now in terms of how to do all this....how do I juggle things? I'm not the greatest morning person. In fact, I hate mornings and despite wanting to get up and exercise early...it just doesn't happen. And I've already put in 12 hours working today and still have another 3 or so to go...so when do I exercise? When do I sleep?
Does anyone have any advice? I know a lot of you are far busier than I am and have kids to boot...so how do you do it?
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I just read a post from someone and it inspired me. I'm sitting here today still feeling tired from last night and the heat we're having. I've been debating for 2 hours about going to the gym. The post I read said, I am worth it! And I am. I'm worth the time it takes to work out. I'm worth the time it takes to read articles, blog, journal, chat with SP teams. I'm worth whatever effort is required to change my health.
Back in January, I purchased several Living Social deals for an unlimited month of yoga, an unlimited month of barre classes and 5 TRX fitness classes. It's now July. Two of these deals expire in August, so I don't have much time left to use them.
I started my month of yoga last night with a yoga basics class. It was a wonderful class. I had a few back spasms but the teacher assisted me and helped my back relax. I came home and signed up for a class nearly every night/day for the next 30 days. I'm going to take full advantage of this unlimited month of yoga. This location also offer mat pilates classes which is really great for the core and my back. So I signed up for a few of those too,
I have to sign up for the barre classes next...these will be a bit more challenging, but I think around the 15th or so of July, I'm going to add these classes to my schedule.
The TRX classes are the most challenging but I have until October for those. I think I'll take those classes in August or September after finishing the barre classes.
I've gotten some really great deals through Living Social and Groupon. And it's been a great way to try new classes and challenge myself.
I need to keep the mantra "I AM WORTH IT" in my head because I'm starting a new project this week that will have me working about 60 hours a week for the next 3 months. I want to be sure that I continue to work out, watch my nutrition and stay active on SP. So when I'm tired, I need to be sure that I still get at least 10min of exercise in.
It isn't easy juggling a busy schedule, exercise, school, a husband, etc. Life isn't always easy. But those things that are truly important are worth the effort. And I am worth that effort. I am worth whatever it takes to be healthy.
We are ALL WORTH IT!!!!
Monday, June 24, 2013
Finally feeling better. I've been up and active for most of the day now and will return to work tomorrow with a very brief audit. Then resuming full days on Wednesday.
I still sound like a barking seal when I cough....but it's good for two things 1. clears the room...2...gets everyones attention.
My back muscles and my ribs are sore from the coughing...wonder if there are activity points in there??? Kidding about the points. I'm going to stretch tonight and do some light weights to try and help those muscles a bit.
Unfortunately, my voice is still pretty scratchy and I can't talk for long without losing my voice altogether. I think my husband is happy about that...
I have many SP posts and entries to catch up on....and I am so grateful that I had SP to look at and read while I was in bed. I am a terribly grumpy patient, so having that distraction truly helped.
Now...for this next paragraph...if anyone is squeamish or doesn't like snakes....skip down past this paragraph.
The other fun thing we had happen was on Friday...we had to go to the pet store and pick up food for the snakes. While there, one of the managers was showing us a very lovely ball python...we brought him home and named him Bonzo...he's 23in long and weighs 155grams; he's big at only 5 months old. We also adopted another ball python...a little baby only about 2 months old who is suffering from malnutrition. The pet store was having trouble feeding him and getting him to eat so the poor thing is terribly thin. They adopted him, Floyd, to us so we could nurse him to health. I had to use a method called 'force' feeding, which is basically having the snake open its mouth while you put the mouse in and then hold it til the snake eats. That first feeding was successful (and not at all forcing as the name implies). Today, my little Floyd successfully ate on his own! I think he will make it. As I watched Floyd eat...I cried. Whether you like snakes or not...he's one of God's creatures and to know that he was so malnourished was heartbreaking. To see him come around, even if its only a small amount and feed on his own....just overwhelmed me with emotion, joy, happiness, relief. He's already got my heart....as do all of my pets.
And I just enrolled myself in the courses needed to obtain another credential. It's considered the 'master' of credentials for coders/auditors. I hope to have the studying done within the next 3 months and then hope to obtain the credential before the end of the year.
I also heard that our weekend at the conference in Palm Springs was successful in gaining two new speaking engagements and possibly one additional client. I'm so excited!!!!
So...despite being sick, it's been a pretty good week!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Well I went to the doctor today as I've now been sick for a week. Lucky me I have both an upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. I now have antibiotics and hope to be much improved by Monday. I did walk for 10min while waiting for my meds to be filled. And now I'm exhausted so I plan on taking a nap.
Hope everyone else is enjoying their weekend!
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