Friday, April 01, 2011
Well, tomorrow is the weigh-in so I know how far I have to go before the end of the month. 4 weeks until my birthday and until my goal of 25 pounds lost comes due. I think I'm on target, but we'll see what the scale says in the morning. I think I can... I think I can... right?
This morning I did Jillian's Shape Up Backside video - circuit training and really difficult, but felt SO good when I was done. Took the dogs for a quick walk (10 minutes - Sadies is still recovering from a pulled muscle) and then got on the treadmill to finish my walk for 14 minutes. Feeling pretty decent so far. I know today will be a LONG day at work though. Yesterday was there 2.5 hours OT, today will probably be longer. It's quarter end and a LOT has to be done before I can go home tonight. And nobody (thus far) is willing to help so I will be stuck there alone again as usual.
I really like how my boss's hours keep getting shorter and mine keep getting longer. At least I still get paid OT for it. And as of this week my pay rate went up since my merit increase kicked in on Monday, so the good news is my OT is worth more now. Not a lot more, but anything is better than no increase. So I won't complain about that.
Anyway... must get ready for work. Just hope I don't get too cranky before the day is over. I can just feel it already... Probably not a good thing this early in the morning.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
This morning was Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltodwn (level 1), which was a good workout. Then (as it's raining) I got on the treadmill. Walking 4 miles an hour (used to be 3.8), and threw in a couple of 1 minute 5 mile per hour jogs (3 of them to be precise) during my 23 minute walk. Worked out well. I really really want to hit 155 or lower this week. I've snuck on the scale a couple of times and I'm hovering right above 155 already, so I have a couple more days to shave off that last half a pound or so to get to the 155 mark. Then 4 weeks left for my goal to hit 150. I'm pretty sure I can do this. And this is THE FIRST TIME EVER that I've been able to say that about a weight goal. I've never even gotten close to a goal before. So I'm really proud of myself at this point. After I hit this goal, I'm setting another 10 pound goal by my commencement ceremony (June 26). Yes, I've decided to walk for my Bachelor's degree. I didn't walk for the Associates back in 2007 because it just didn't seem like that big of a deal, but this one is. So I'll have 2 months almost to lose 10 pounds to hit my ultimate goal of 140 (or rather, ideally I want to be between 135-140, but I'll be happy anywhere in that range.
WOOT! Now to get ready for work.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So I've been getting up at 5am every weekday morning to workout for months now. And it is always a real time squeeze to get my whole workout in, plus feed the dogs, plus get ready for work and actually get there on time (7:30am). So this week I started setting my alarm 10 minutes earlier. I typically was waking up at about that time anyhow and then waiting until my alarm went off before rolling out of bed, so I figured I may as well try it. So far it's OK, but not seeming to make much difference in my schedule? Maybe I'm just moving slower?? Anyhow, we'll see.
Worked out during a nice thunder storm this morning. Kind of fun. :) I was indoors, but lots of lightning and grumbling going on outside the windows. Did a "Biggest Winner" Jillian Michael's circuit training video (Shape Up: Front), and then hopped on the treadmill for a little over 1.5 miles. Feeling good. Now to shower and get ready for work.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I get a kazillion comments on a stupid post about my ridiculous cable company, but hardly anyone gives a crap about my actual important posts - the ones related to my health and wellbeing. Isn't this a health site?? Crazy.
Whatever. Anyway, since some people choose to leave crap comments downplaying my complaint on my own personal blog, I shall clarify my position.
1.) Comcast still frustrates me
2.) I NEED the internet. Yes for most people it is a convenience, but for an online college student it is a bit more than that. Until May 3 (my final day of my final class) it is an absolute necessity for me to get online and do my homework
3.) If you can't say something nice/supportive. For the love of god, don't say a (bloody) thing at all. Bloody subbed for the phrase I would prefer to use to keep this at least PG.
4.) Can you tell I'm irritated? My post didn't even drag on about the comcast thing. It was a quick blurb to say I'm doing OK and I'm online at work since my net is down at home. The end.
5.) People need to grow the hell up.
6.) I'm still really irritated by this. More so probably because I have therapy tonight which I know is going to be hell so I'm overly anxious about it.
7.) I'm considering turning my blog private instead of public. I don't need anyone's crap. I give that to myself enough on my own, thanks very much. But I won't at this point because I do have a few supportive friends that I wish to keep in the loop.
8.) This is actually directed at one particular comment. Everyone else was actually supportive, but see how I let the naysayer minority get me down? Stupid really.
9.) I'm totally done with this topic now. I shall delete future comments that give me crap. I don't need them and they don't support my goal of being a healthier, better me.
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