Sunday, March 25, 2012
I did something different with my hair. Really different. And it's sparked (no pun intended... but nice that it kind of works here LOL) an interest in me. I feel like it's time for a change.
A new job?
A new place?
A new experience?
Yes please. I want it all. I feel like my life is growing kind of stagnant right now. It just really seems that every area of my life right now is being affected-- weight loss, personal relationships, career progression-- it's like somebody is going around a big house shutting off all the lights, room by room.
I need a change.
I don't know what's holding me back. Fear of failure? Sure. Fear of the unknown? Yeah, why not. But I can't let these things rule my life. Whatever it is is quite literally sucking the life out of me.
And I'm ready to take it back.
And I'm not afraid to fight for it.
Monday, January 23, 2012
So. Remember that Biggest Loser competition I was telling you about? It's kaput.
I'm kind of disappointed about it! I'm actually REALLY disappointed!!!
My coworkers decided to "suspend" the biggest loser competition because none of them were doing anything towards winning, and by that I mean exercising, eating healthier, drinking water, etc. Except I WAS!
When we started at the beginning of December, I was excited. Knowing their personalities, I knew it would take encouragement of the team to keep it going. So I told them about Sparkpeople . One person checked it out, but I don't know whether or not she joined.
I printed out articles I thought they'd like, especially some I thought were really motivational, and made copies for them to take home. One article I really liked that gave ME motivation was about how you're really not too busy to work out, and gives practical realistic ideas of fitting fitness into your day. One coworker really liked it, and we have since talked about how much that helped him. He wasn't even participating in the challenge, but I'm glad to have helped him take steps to get healthy!
I think where it went south was right before the holidays. I took vacation for 2 weeks at the end of December and I guess they didn't have the motivation to continue since I wasn't there to push them. I just wish I had more encouragement.
This doesn't mean I'm stopping. No way no how. I started this journey alone, and I'll just keep on keeping on. I just wish I'd been able to motivate them to continue on in their healthier lifestyles.
But on the bright side, I got through to one person. I guess it wasn't all bad.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
They say it can't be done. People at work. People in our families. Even people on Sparkpeople. They say with winter bringing things like Thanksgiving, cold weather, waning motivation, holidays, and busier schedules, you can't lose weight.
But I have.
I've been exercising consistently and losing weight. It's been slow, I'll tell ya painfully slow it seems, but it's happening.
So to all of you naysayers I respectfully say, "In your face."
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
So as I mentioned before, a group of us is doing a biggest-loser style competion at work and so far, it's going quite well, I'd say. I've exercised in some capacity in some way every in the past week and I feel pretty good. I really want to win! Let's do it!
Friday, November 04, 2011
I suffered with a horrible bout of insomnia about 4 years ago. I was only sleeping about 3 or 4 hours a night, despite being tired, exhausted, and miserable. I was terrible. It lasted for a little over a year, and gradually it went away. I began to sleep more and it was wonderful.
Aaaand, now it's coming back. I'm averaging 5 hours a night and now that I'm out of school and working full time on top of all of my other responsibilites, it's really starting to wreak havoc on my whole way of life. I first noticed when that Monday-morning-tired feeling never really went away. I come home exhausted, wake up exhausted, and count down the hours till I could get back in the bed, only to be evaded by sleep.
So I decided I'm going to try melatonin. I've done some researching and it is supposed to help support my circadian rhythm and help me sleep better.
A friend of mine told me that the cure for insomnia is vodka, so if the melatonin doesn't work, I'll try that.
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