Friday, March 08, 2013
My return to the workforce is well underway. I logged 14 hours for training this week but am thankful that we get tonight off. Last night I had my first test and got a 98%! Next week I have a test on Monday, hope to have Tuesday night off, the will do CPR/First Aide certification and Wed/Thurs and I'll be ready to start as a DSP. William & I have already started talking about some of the activities we want to schedule. It will be nice having the extra income in the house and I can finally feel like I'm contributing to my family's well-being.
Tonight I need to go over to church and help set up for our Silent Auction Fundraiser for tomorrow morning. I also need to do some printing/signage for the event and work on a script for the style show. This afternoon I also need to go to our school Administration Office and finish my paperwork for substitute teaching as my sub license came through last night...YEA!!!!
What amazes me most is that in all the chaos that has been going on this week, I've found time to exercise every day. Some days it has been only 15 or 20 minutes, but I've gotten at least a mile in either on the treadmill, outside, or using my Leslie Sansone videos. I don't know if it's "normal" but since I've been working out, I CAN'T STOP EATING!!!!! Although I'm not really losing weight (I'm at a plateau and I'm taking in a lot of calories!), I'm not gaining either and my shape is definitely altering! I haven't taken measurements but I know that my waist and hips have toned and tightened! I'm trying not to focus on the number on the scale because if I do, I'll get depressed that I'm working so hard and the number isn't going down. I think my workouts are going to get even better as the weather warms, at least I'm hoping!!!
Lastly, I want to say that I count myself incredibly blessed to have so many encouragers and supporters surrounding me as I make changes in my life. My husband, my mom & step-dad, my kids, my bosses, and even my Sparkfriends are a vital part of what keeps me going. It would be easy to get overwhelmed and just want to quit, but there has continually been someone standing close by that gives me a nudge when I feel like falling down! I just want you to know that I couldn't do it without all of you.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Do you ever have one of those days when you just feel "off" and really don't care? That's me today. Actually, that's been me for a few days now. All week long I've been running and chasing my tail trying to get a ton of stuff finished, and I think it's finally caught up with me and I'm just plain tired! I may be at the bottom of my bipolar cycle too and that certainly isn't helping matters.
We had to be up early today to pick up my son's new bed frame. I also got a little shopping done while I was in Greenwood, but I didn't really feel like doing much. I tried to lay down for a bit although what I should have done was hit the treadmill. I didn't really sleep although I got away from everyone and everything as I shut myself off in my bedroom.
After my break, I went to a bridal shower. Fortunately there weren't a lot of things there to blow my eating schedule, but there was some really rich chocolate cake with a ganache; it tasted wonderful (although the sweetness eventually made me queasy since I haven't had much lately). By the time I got home, I just wanted to go back to bed again. Now I'm sitting here typing instead of closing my eyes because if I go to sleep, I'm afraid I'll miss my exercise again and I've already missed 3 days this week!
This is not the way I like to start a new month! I have new goals but I'm not really working toward them yet. When is this "funk" going to break so I can be successful again? I've been through this enough to know that it will get better, but when you're in the midst of it, it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tonight I took my son to visit a prospective college. They do not offer the course major that he wants, but I'm not sure he can make a living doing what he wants to unless he is willing to move out of state. He is considering Computer Aided Drafting or 3D Design which could be a good fit for his talents. It took everything in me to sit and let him answer questions without my butting in. I'm a control freak and I know it, but he's 18 and I have to accept that he's not a little boy anymore
Today was not a good day for diet or exercise but I guarantee to get some time in tomorrow including at least a mile of Leslie Sansone. I need to start moving in the right direction but I'm having a lot of trouble getting motivated. I know it will happen, but I have to push.
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