Friday, January 20, 2012
I am making some positive decisions which came about after reading a sparkpeople article on what to do to get through stress. One thing it mentioned was taking a trip. We were supposed to leave next week, but my dh has two days of training he can't get out of and it is my kid's first week of the new semester. So we ruled it out and did not revisit it until I read that article
I thought ok if we can't do it this month. We have 3 closings coming up the last will be February 17. Then we have the appointment with the health person on the 20th. I don't want to miss that. Talked to my husband and we agreed we would go on the 23rd of February. After much discussion and mapping, we decided to go to Tennessee like planned, but keep going down to New Orleans. I think there is a lot of culture there for the kids to see. We will go through Memphis and stop at Graceland and I also want to do a side trip to Biloxi. Having our own car also means we can go and visit some of the plantations on our own without having to pay a fortune for a tour
On the way back, we will go toward Nashville and hit Hurricane Mills and then go to the Grand Ole Opry. We figure on 10 days for the trip. The kids will miss school, but they can get their work ahead of time and take it with them. We used to do it. Can't afford to go during Spring break all the rates soar Not to mention I do not want to wait until the end of April. I want to get out of Dodge!
Another decision, I joined the 10k step team which lead me to a government site of a virtual walk through the United States. I joined that. I thought that would be cool and just another inspiration to get going. I haven't been doing too much Walk it Out lately just my exerbeat. This gives me a reason to start walking again
The best positive is I have no work all weekend I know I should be worried about that, but I'm not. Right now, some time off would be good.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
This rant is over the same buyer who accused me of being a car salesman. He signed the counter offer on the house. I spent over 2 hours on the phone talking to him about the next steps. Such as the earnest money and the home inspection.
I find out from the home inspector my buyers usually use that he has already set up a home inspection. He never bothered to tell me and I have to be there. I found out that he set it up at 11:30 a.m. next Wednesday. Now, he had just told me he wanted to move closing to January 30. There is no way to do the home inspection on the 25th and close on the 30th. He did have the home inspection set for tomorrow with the guy I recommended, but his boss told him to call the other guy. I don't care who he uses, but that is pretty far away. Also, I told him that I do not start before 12:00 noon. One reason is because of the colitis. I never know what my mornings are going to be and the second reason is because I am on the computer in the mornings taking care of e-mails and files that need to be done etc.
It is how I choose to schedule my work day. Many days I am on the phone with buyers or sellers until midnight. They generally don't start calling until they are done with work.
I told him I could not do 11:30 next Wednesday. He said it wasn't his problem that I chose to lay in bed until 12:00. I said that I had never had a buyer treat me with the disrespect that I have gotten from him. Starting out with our first conversation when he asked if I was a member of the "tribe" when he found out I lived in the Jewish section of Milwaukee. I should have told him where to go then and there.
He keeps saying that he has never bought a home before and didn't want to be rushed and I rushed him. I said he had since Saturday to look over the papers. If he didn't want the house, he shouldn't have taken it. There was another offer. I have no control of when offers come in. I told him I would keep showing him houses. Heck, I'm making nothing off this guy.
I talked to the listing agent who knows this home inspector and gave him some of the background and told him I could not make it to the inspection. Now, I just couldn't even if I could because I can not imagine spending 3 hours with this guy. The listing agent said he trusted the home inspector to be in the house without an agent there and he would stop in and see how things are going.
I just want this over. I feel like I'm back at MPS with the way this guy is treating me. I can honestly say that if this deals falls through, I will let him go to another agent. No one has to put up with being treated this way.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Last night I started thinking about what exercise really is. It began when I was reading reviews of different Wii "Games". I know a lot of us use these "games" for our workouts. I started wondering if these were truly workouts when I read some of the reviews saying these weren't true workouts, but fun games.
Then I started thinking about what a "workout" really means. Does it mean going to the gym and slouching over the treadmill? What about swimming in the pool gradually just back and forth with no real effort. Are they any more of an effort than using Exerbeat, EA Active or Walk it Out for Wii just because they are done in an gym?
I don't think so. I think any of these "games" can be revved up to be a workout. I add resistance bands, hand weights and weighted boxing gloves to a lot of my workouts. I know when I add those to the Leslie Sansone workout which I do along with Walk it Out I burn a lot of calories. Same is true when I add the weighted boxing gloves to Boxercising in exerbeat or the handweights to other parts of exerbeat.
Then I thought about it even more and thought that if I am moving with my heart rate up to the music or whatever it is you have to follow, isn't it exercise?
I once had someone tell me that horsebackriding wasn't exercise. No, try grooming one twice (before and after riding) and keeping your balance while riding this animal who has great forward momentum using only your legs. It's not like you have anything to hold onto. I use a cutback English saddle so I don't have a horn. It's not like you can balance with your bridle because that just hurts the horse's mouth. It is all in your legs and your abdominals to keep straight on that animal.
Exercise is different things to different people. I believe as long as you are continuously moving and getting your heart rate up, it is exercise. I don't believe you have to kill yourself to do it. I did Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred and the other one. Those can do some serious damage to your body if you don't know what you are doing. Not to mention I hated them.
I read somewhere that, even if something is fun, it can be exercise. It should be fun. If you don't like what you are doing, you are not going to keep it up.
One other interesting note...I did notice that many of these "games" have many of the same moves you do with Leslie Sansone or Freitag (I forgot her first name). Everyone does the high knees with the twist and the arms up and down and side to side. They all incorporate the grapevine, A steps, V step and side steps. So why is it that these "games" are not exercise?
I humbly disagree. "Game" on my friends
I always wear a heart monitor to see how many calories I burn.
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