Sunday, December 27, 2009
2009... well if you've been following my blog, you know it's been quite the year for me personally. It's gotten increasingly harder all year to stick to my eating right and my exercise. December actually was the worst for that.
I am REALLY getting myself back up on the horse as of today. No excuses. Just stop stewing and start doing.
The good news is that a few things have really been laid to rest in the past few weeks. Miss M graduated early and has moved out with her godmother... in some ways it's been hard, but in some ways it's a relief too. I love my daughter, but she is hugely demanding and very energy draining and when you combine that with all the problems this year from the not passing the drug test with the National Guard to the suicide attempt... It it hurtful, though, that I wasn't able to provide her with what she needed, so much so that she was out the door right after her early graduation.
Mr A has more typical problems, but he's in counseling too. Just trying to keep him motivated in school is a huge challenge. But he's getting straight A's in cello. Just not sure what to do.
I am still waiting for orders from the Army... 5 1/2 months and counting. Just joining is enough... without the stress of the wait I've had to experience.
Then there is the financial situation that has been actually starting to get better, inch by inch.
There are other, more personal things, but they have resolved to an acceptable point now too.
I've had the last week off and it's back to work tomorrow. I think that will be a welcome resumption of normal life after a wonderful holiday of doing almost nothing.
It was a quiet Christmas and you know, that's okay. I didn't bake a cookie... plenty of people sent us goodies, so we didn't need them anyway. I totally enjoyed things as they were. I got a few small gifts... and that is fine too. I asked for a new water bottle to replace my SparkPeople one... which accidentally rolled under hubby's recliner and got a hole in it. I also got a $10 gift cert for Target, a bath set, a picture frame... and some fun things in my stocking.
I got $50 from my dad, which I used with some of my personal spending money to get a new digital camera to replace the one that died on Dec 23rd. I first chose a Nikon L20, but I didn't like it at all since the pictures were often too dark and blurred... it had no image stabilization and the indoor pictures were dark. So I got up some gumption and exchanged it for a Samsung SL30, which is a much better camera that takes better pix... it has image stabilization and much better up close and indoor picture capabilities.
So today, I did 40 minutes on the treadmill and managed 33 sit ups and 11 push ups. I had my push ups to 19 at one point, but my left shoulder has been dealing me a fit intermittently since just before Thanksgiving. So I just need to rebuild.
The good thing is that even though I got kinda deconditioned, I didn't fall so far back that I am out of shape. I just need to get myself to a higher level of maintainence and work off the few pounds that have crept back on especially in the last few months.
It will be okay. I will keep maintaining. I will be a great nurse in the Army Reserve.