Thursday, January 05, 2012
For the first time ever I actually told off my buyer yesterday. I have been working with him for about a week. He was a referral from another seller/buyer of mine. This guys is going back and forth and up and down. I asked, "What monthly payment do you want to stay at?"
His response, "You asked me that the first time we met and just like a car salesman whatever I tell you, you'll have me spend more."
I exploded. I said to him point blank that my husband takes off time from his regular job for these showings during the weekdays. I spend hours on MLS looking for houses and it is a waste of my time, my husband's time and the buyer's time if we don't know how much he wants to spend. I am not going to show him $200,000 houses if he only wants to spend $800 a month. He then can not afford a $200,000 house. I also stated that at no time have I ever pushed a buyer into something that they do not want as that would be pretty stupid because I need referrals to make a living. Further, I said that I am not a car salesman..not that I haven't been offered a job as one. In the end, he did apologize. This is one strange dude with some issues, but I just will not put up with being accused of not treating people fairly.
On another note, I noticed that something wasn't working with my heart rate monitor. Every time I did exerbeat it couldn't get a reading. So, I thought it was the battery in the transmitter. Changed the battery, went to the barn and rode JC yesterday and everything worked fine. Went to do exerbeat again today. HRM is not working again. Then I had my "aha" moment. With exerbeat, you use 2 Wii Motes. I think the battery pack in the Wii Mote was interfering with the watch picking up the heart rate. I move the watch farther up my arm and all works well. Go figure
I am doing very well with my tracking which is my goal for this month. Haven't missed a meal or a day, but some I've had to punt. Took my son out for dinner last night. We had a Charcuterie..yeah try and find the calories for that and figure it out lol I figure as long as I'm trying, I'm on the right track
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I got exerbeat a few weeks ago from Amazon. I originally purchased it for $29.99, but then a week later, I saw they had it on sale for $19.94. I called them and they credited me the difference.
At first, I was kind of iffy about it. You do a 2 minute workout and then some lady who looks like a musical note comes on and you are supposed to be walking around the world. This goes on between every exercise until....aha you open a new one. Yeehaw. That was neat. Now, I have one that goes on for 10 minutes without stopping WTG. Again..back to the lady. After about a half hours worth of exercise you get to go into personal trainer mode.
That is nice. You get to tell it how long you want to work out for and you can either set it at random exercises or set the ones you want. This is a nice feature as it doesn't stop and have you go back to walk around the world and stop at your check points. Eventually, you do open longer and longer workouts. I've gotten up to a 20 minute one with boxercising, 15 minutes with aerobics etc.. you get the picture.
It is after doing one of those long boxercising or hip hop workouts that you no longer mind the lady coming on to tell you how many miles you have etc. It is at that point where you reach for your water bottle and the towel and say, "thank goodness for a 2 minute break." I have also used that type to throw in my strength training. While she is talking, I do my strength training and just press A when I need to.
Overall, I really enjoy it. I find it addictive. I know my heart monitor says I burn a lot of calories on exerbeat. It is actually about the same amount I use riding my horse. You can do exerbeat for what will say 30 minutes on the main menu, because it doesn't count the time when she is telling you about the places you are visiting, but again, I just keep moving and exercising until she is done. I think it is a great workout as there are so many options. For the $19.95 price, you can't go wrong. You just have to stick it out until you open those other longer workouts.
Monday, January 02, 2012
When I first started on SP, I loved getting all the spark points I could every day and I tracked everything. I tracked my nutrition, my fitness, read the articles, tracked other goals etc.
Now, I find the only thing I am really tracking is my Fitness. I like seeing those points add up. I'm no longer tracking my steps. My nutrition I generally only track once a day. That is going to be my goal for this month...I am going to track everything. Sometimes with Nutrition, I can't get it exact, but I can get it close.
That is the only goal I am setting for this month is tracking. I have decided to just set one goal a month. Many of my prior goals have become habits. I now eat breakfast everyday, workout at least 5 days a week, blog at least 5 days a week, check in every day.
Now, I have to be honest enough with my accountability and TRACK!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
This blog is not to write everything I will do in the upcoming year and what my goals are or how I will change etc.
This is just to say thank you to all my spark friends who have been with me all year. You've stuck by me through everything with my family, my colitis, my non weight loss, my feelings of self doubt. You've kicked me in the a@@ when I needed it. You've also been my friend when I've needed it.
I've a long road ahead of me in 2012 and that I will write about tomorrow. But, for this the last day of 2011, I just simply want to say thank you to all of you.
I wish you nothing but health, happiness, prosperity and, for those of you who need it, some weight loss in the upcoming year!
Thank you. You are true friends!
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