Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I went to the bank (about a half mile from my office) and I was remembering there was more than one day where I planned to come in late so I could park at the bank to be there when it opened. The same bank I walk to. I actually had a "good" excuse, I was not very mobile after pulled my hamstring. Be that as it may, it is nice to know there is progress when you make an effort.
I was chatting with a colleague about his teenage daughters this morning, and we talked about how they go through phases. That made me think about how I go through phases too. Right now, I am trying to turn myself into having a healthy phase, one where I walk frequently, take stairs instead of elevator and eat processed things less often. I'm really starting to dial up the fitness because when I have had success before, it most often came from this area. Also, less cake helps. The key will be turning it into something longer lasting, but that will come in time as I do more and more positive steps for myself.
I had a good walk and I am happy with myself today. :)
Monday, April 19, 2010
I like everything all sewed up. That is just my nature. I like things to either be perfect, or to not be at all. That thinking has not done so well for me in the past. I realized (last night) that I can have imperfect plans. Things don't have to be just so, or perfect to be fine. Sometimes I get paralyzed into thinking things are not good enough and I get stuck in not being able to improve them so I give up. It's weird even as I talk about it, but I am also realizing things can be different.
Here's my improved baby step.
I wrote down what I was having for bfast and lunch today. This morning oatmeal and I took my vitamins. Check. I followed through. I wrote down: bagel thin, Cottage cheese, string cheese, banana, pudding and water. Made another note that my water bottle was in the fridge. I do tend to remember things better when I write them down.
Genius! I packed my lunch this morning, according to plan and ate the oatmeal. I stayed on track with my commute time, (leave at 6:30am) and made notes for my work day also.
The imperfect part for me is that I have always thought that I "SHOULD" have my meals mapped out at least a week in advance,.....and have never done it. This is much more manageable for me. I can do this. It actually felt really good to get this done and do it well. WOO HOO!!!! Mission accomplished!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Had some orders to drop off at two different offices. Frequently, I would send my staff out for this purpose. Not today! I did it myself and enjoyed a good stretch of my legs while completely these little errands! It is good to get out in the fresh air too. I'm not up to 10,000 steps yet today, but I am a heck of a lot closer than I was 15 mins ago. Woo hoo!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Been a busy week but have had lots of opportunities to shine. I am very good at playing the mentor role at work --- and I am doing it all very well right now.
I have one more super busy week after this one, and then vacay for a week.
I am keeping myself on track with walking at least 5k steps a day. Once the pollen counts reduces in the next couple of days, I'll re-up my ante to 10k, and try to make up for my "lost" steps this week.
I am handling going to be a smidge earlier and getting up a smidgen earlier better - at least I could do it last night.
The house looks FAR from perfect, but good enough for a couple of delivery guys to drop the new tv and stand and pickup the old stuff. Tonight I can make a few more adjustments before the FIOS guy comes Sat morning, and it will be good enough.
I did let my husband do the lion's share of the stuff this week in terms of prepping for the FIOS guy. I really had to work to let that "all" go but once I did, it made it better for both of us. I had to recognize that I could not be in both places at once. I'm being up front that that yesterday and today and Thurs-Fri next week are days where I will potentially get home late. I was glad I had a lean cuisine in the freezer last night. It took the guesswork out of what I was going to have. :)
Looking forward to another great day! I'm drinking all of my water, not eating in the car, and walking at least 5k.
Woo hoo for Friday!!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I told my husband that I am in the busiest time for me right now at work. Today and tomorrow are two big days at work, where I have to participate and do a lot of advance work to help make things go smoothly.
He is Mr. gung ho at getting FIOS installed in the house immediately. Not sure why it needs to be immediately. But, since he is on a tear, I told him ok --- but I just can't be around right now to help so he is pushing ahead and doing most of the prep stuff on his own. I feel bad about it, but I think that I shouldn't. I asked for more time, like couldn't we do it after vacation? but his postponement was from 4/3 to 4/17. Gee. Thanks. (I was visiting my sister last wknd).
I am praying that God lets me release my impatience and irritation about the whole scene. I know that everything will work out if I just let go and Let God.
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