Monday, May 21, 2012
Well, I have been MIA on Spark for awhile now. Why? Several reasons and some may even be excuses, but I am back and that is all that matters.
To make a long story short, after my Half Marathon in February my foot has been and continues to give me issues. My podiatrist thinks that I sprained it or jammed the joint that is attached to the big toe, 2nd and 3rd toe. So, I am in pain and it is still swollen. It doesn't hurt as much as it used to so I am slowly going to start running this Wednesday for 20 minutes and then build up to longer runs. I don't even know if I can run straight for 20 minutes anymore after having 2 month off, but I will try my best and anything is better than nothing right?
Second, I have realized that I have been mildly depressed. I think a lot of it is from my foot issue but also a lot has been going on at work. Our store manager was fired due to some inappropriate discussions amongst him and co-workers and also for performance issues (rumor has it). I have been working more hours than normal - not complaining- but I am not used to getting up at 4am and then working until 1pm and then taking care of my son when I get home, I am tired ALL of the time!!! It doesn't matter if I get 10 hours of sleep I still feel tired and crappy. Ugh!
I have also been allowing myself to eat a whole bunch of junk. I am very thankful that I have a job where I do not sit on my butt all day. I walk A LOT! But since I have been eating junk I feel like crap and also feel guilty afterwards. I beat myself up about it and I know that I shouldn't but I do. I wish I could stop the madness! After so many years of doing the same thing it is very hard to change and I am really making an effort to do so.
My mom's health isn't the greatest. She has shingles now for the third time and is also prediabetic. However, she has taken control of her diet and has lost approx. 40 pounds since taking on a low sugar, low carb diet. I still worry about her because she is also depressed and I call her everyday to check up on her to see how she is doing. She is 78 and I love her and worry about her.
I have a lot on my plate, but I NEED to get back to taking care of me and it starts this week. I am not a quitter and I will continue to fight for me. Hope I didn't moan and groan too much.
I may not be here everyday, but I will be checking in almost every day.
Monday, January 16, 2012
I am really sick and tired of hearing some of the comments that my mother makes about overweight and obese people. I was an overweight teen and adult and I really take offense to her comments, but I know if I say something all hell will break loose. Through hard work and changing my eating habits I have gone from the heaviest member of the family, at one point in my life, to being the thinnest at 152 pounds. Yes, I have slipped up and gained approx. 10 pounds back, but I am consistent with my exercise and my healthy eating.
Anyway, my mom has recently lost 50 pounds. She lost it by cutting out sugar and processed foods. Good for her!! Unfortunately, she makes snide comments about any obese/overweight person that she happens to see. If we are in a restaurant she'll say something like, "Look at that. How can he eat that when he is so big?" or she might comment on the outfit that a person has on. My brother is obese and she'll tell him, "You really need to eat healthier and do something about your appearance." I am not going to tolerate it anymore and I have told her that she is the pot calling the kettle black.
My sister has also been "attacked" by my mom's tongue and she is sick of it too. I am glad that my mom has taken off this weight, but quit preaching about it and realize that what might work for you may not work for everyone else. I am tired of hearing about sugar this and sugar that...blah, blah, blah. I like my sweets!! I am not totally cutting them out of my diet so quit preaching!!!!
There, I feel better now.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I work out at Powerhouse Gym and it is costing me $39 a month and I have been a member of this gym for almost 3 years. It has many amenities - child care, classes and tanning - that I haven't been using for the longest time now.
Every once-and-a-while I would go with my co-worker to Planet Fitness and exercise with him there. Granted, it isn't as fancy as Powerhouse but it also isn't as expensive either. So, my husband and I were thinking that if we both signed up it would only be $20 a month at Planet Fitness and not the $39 that we were paying to Powerhouse. Over a year that is alot of savings!!! Powerhouse costs us $480 a year and Planet Fitness would be $240 a year. How could we not sign up??
So today I went to Powerhouse, worked out and then upon leaving I handed them the dreaded letter of cancellation for both myself and my husband. Of course he tried getting me not to leave and I understand why, but I have to do what is best for myself and my family. He offered to freeze our memberships for 3 months and I told him no thanks and he also wanted to know if we were signing up somewhere else and I told him no. It saddens me to leave this gym, but the last few times I have gone I haven't felt comfortable going. I don't know why, but it just seems like there are too many people there that are too serious into weight lifting and body building. Whatever it is I don't know, but if I am not comfortable I don't want to be there.
I did get to know some people during my 2 1/2 years here, but no exchanges of phone numbers were ever mad and if they were to quit would they even give me a second glance?
I am hoping that this new gym works out for us and I am sure that Powerhouse will go on without me. I am also sure that they will probably try to call me to get me to stay. Saving $240 a year is a good enough reason for me to go to another gym and I am sure that I will meet some new people there as well
Have a great day everyone!
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