Thursday, August 01, 2013
August 1st, it is the start of a countdown for me. I have been working at this same office/department for 28 years. The countdown is to my retirement, I get my "80 points" on August 1, 2014, and I am so excited for this time in my life. Although, I will be 51 when I retire, I have been working all my life (I started out as a waitress in my families restraunt at age 12, and have literally been working since). I am plum tired. I had my children while I worked here, and I am ready to be a mom. My kids have no idea of what it is like to come home to a hot meal, or to cookies and milk. I have felt that guilt for 25+ years. I really look forward to taking care of my family and myself. I also look forward to finally not seeing or hearing from the people at my job (so much drama and back stabbing). I am blessed to have a husband who now will take care of me, maybe we won't live like the rich and famous, but we will live in our happy little home with a mom inspiring to be a great cook :)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Well, this week went pretty fast. I tried my best to stay on track and exercise each day (I wear a pedometer almost every day to make sure I put in my 10,000 steps). I weighed myself today and I weighed 175.8, so I did lose about 2 pounds, but for some reason I don't feel so joyful about it - I just really detest being in the 170's. It is hard working full time, wife, mother to two kids with Autism. It gets pretty overwhelming, but I will not give up on my dreams.
So who is the "free spirit", well if you are a Dave Ramsey fan you would know that is the spender/shopaholic of the family, and that would be my hubby. It takes a great deal of love and patience not to strangle him when he looks at his tool magazines, my hubby so loves tools and anything to do with cars - that is where the majority of our debt stems from. Anyhow, I lovingly removed his cc from his wallet, and told him that we were starting to steal from Peter to pay Paul (haha). He was all on board agreeing to end our bit of spending splurge, and I hope and pray that he stays on board. Anyone have any good ways to get your shopaholic to stop shopping?
Until next week.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Well, this morning I did Kenpo, and completed my 6th week of P90X. I changed my routine this week, from doing P90X in the evening to the morning. It was hard getting up at 4:00 a.m., but I did it. I kept visualizing other P90X'ers getting up in the early morning, so it kind of made me feel like I was not alone. I am glad that it is summer, because in the winter time getting up at this time in the morning is torturous. I have not weighed myself, I will try not to until my 90 days are completed, but I feel my pants very loose and my blouses (from when I weighed at 150 fitting me just right). My husband is so cute, he is always getting my work-out clothes ready for me, making sure I am in bed by 9p.m., and just telling me "you go girl..." My youngest is helping me on days that I do Ab Ripper X, he holds my feet down. Writing all this makes me realize how fortunate I am to have a family that supports me.
Onward to Week 7 "BRING IT ON"
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Well, I completed week 3 of P90X (classic), on Friday July 9. The week was tough and draining. It probably doesn't help that I also go to the gym, at lunch time, do a quick 30 minutes on the AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) machine. Then a quick 10 minutes of weights. But, needless to say I feel great afterwards. I have not weighed myself, waiting for the complete 4 weeks of P90X, and PMS to be over with. I can agree with many people on why they quit after the second and third week, I did it myself a year ago. Wish there was someone in town, maybe close to my home, that I could share or do P90X with. I am still lucky, though, that my husband and kids are supportive. I especially like it when my 7 year old can wrap his arms around my waist, make me feel very thin and proud that I am not a total embarrassment to him. On ward to week 4.
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