Monday, January 07, 2013
In the past, I've known summer is coming. So hey now, I should totally get into bikini shape!
It never happens. Because I no longer live near a beach and I certainly don't go sun tanning by the pool. I'm butt white people, tan is not a word in my vocabulary. No joke. I go from white to red to freckle-y to whiter. It's just such a vicious cycle, so I remain comfortable in my nether regions white-ness.
So, the whole get into a bikini thing has never been a particularly strong motivator.
Ok... so... I'll be wearing cute little swimsuits/bikinis/whatever floats my boat in Miami. Which means... I finally understand what in the world is oh so motivating about all of this! I never got it before. But ho boy do I get it now.
I woke up at 4:30... and didn't shut off my snooze! I actually got up and *gasp* worked out! Got my morning wog on the tready in - yes, I'm re-training my body up to a faster jog. I decided to just roll with doing C25K, so I don't overdo and then give up. I'll lift in the afternoon.
I had a healthy breakfast and I'm going to have a healthy snack after I go make copies. And then a healthy lunch that I actually packed (who is this person that's writing this right now?!) and my dinner will be easy enough to prepare, mainly because I've already planned it as I'll be at a meeting :P.
Otherwise, a big night of cleaning as my executive vice president is coming over tomorrow night with wine to discuss our year and gear up for my first meeting as president on Wednesday. We don't discuss the state of my apartment. I'll give you a few hints: I'm from LA and I'm cleaning out my closets. Of which I have three. And they are packed full. And that's not including the clothes still in storage. I'm dying laughing at myself right now.
So here's the big things coming up:
Feb 2: Mom comes
Feb 16: Huge dressy event where me being prez will really be put on display
Mar 26: MIAMI/Spring Break
Jun ??: Cali
And since I'm going to be oh so bathing suit hot ;), maybe another beach related trip somewhere in there over the summer??? ;).
WAHOO. I've instructed people close to me to just say the word, "Miami", as a reminder/check-in that I need to keep rocking it. So feel free to join in!
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Tonight, I went to watch some football with the gal I call my younger sister. We hung for a while after and chatted. She said she wanted to go to Miami for "spring break" and when was mine because she wants to go with me.
I jumped all over that. I haven't had vacation since my dad first got sick, almost 12 years ago. Sure, I've had short weekend trips with a crap ton of travel time, but not an actual legitimate, relaxing vacation.
Ok, so that's about March 26th we'd leave. I'm already beyond motivated now to lose some. She is TINY and while we have different body types, I don't want to feel bad about myself all week or feel like I didn't at least try to look good.
So I get home. Think more on it, am so excited, bopping around to music to get out some excited energy, when I flat out start to bawl. Like blubbering mess because wow.
It's been a long ten plus years of my dad being sick off and on, school being insane and more trouble than it should have been, cheating boyfriend, emotionally abusive boyfriend, rape, unemployment, and just constant other things I'm not even going to get into. And mind you, I'm not saying I have it worse than anybody, because there are plenty I think are "worse" off than me. Just stating the facts of some of that load.
To just think about getting a chance to go somewhere and be away, even for just a while...
So I started bawling. I won't lie. I'm struggling to stop. Oh man. This is just so mind blowing.
Who would have thought???
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
The new year has begun!
With it, the end of the semester is approaching. Three short weeks! I can't WAIT. Next semester, I will finally have a real curriculum.
With it, I am officially president of my alumni organization in DC. It's going to be a whole lot of work. And I mean, a whole lot. Especially since the outgoing president, who remains on board, and I are not getting along. So I will be working hard on not letting him affect my general working on positive behavior and outlook.
With it, the new me! I just plain feel rejuvenated. I'm ready to try new things and not set myself up to fail.
I decided to give paleo a go. I'm specifically doing the Whole30 program, with 30 days of hardcore. I like how it resets the system and then adds foods back in to see what affects your body in what ways. As in with everything else, not everything in paleo agrees. In one book, eat when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not. In another book, eat three square meals and snack only when ACTUALLY hungry. I'm going to be going a little more by the first one, only because I don't have a set schedule at school. As I have block schedule, never do I have an exact notation of when I can do what consistently. So I like that little bit more of freedom.
Yesterday was technically day one, but I'm changing my mind and calling today day one. Mainly because now that I'm back to real life, this will be the real challenge. So yesterday was a practice day. ;). TOM is also a-coming, so this is an "exciting" time to be making these changes (yes, that was most sarcastic...In a I'm laughing at myself kind of way).
I remembered food today! Granted, not as fleshed out as it's supposed to be, but dude. It's a start. I'm cooking the chicken tonight, so that I always have protein on hand to munch on. It's what I forgot to do last night, so that's fine.
Otherwise, no real resolutions. Monthly goals with longer term goals in mind.
For instance, since this search and 30 day thing is about health, I have finally done it.
I put away the scale. I'm not weighing in or measuring or taking pictures until the 31st. This will probably be the hardest thing for me, oddly enough. I'm so used to waking, restroom-ing, dropping clothes, and stepping on scale. So this will be a big change.
So that's that!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Reference my last blog as to what I'm doing and why.
There was a request for what I do, so here goes!
Act 1 (Done 12/20):
Through a program at school that provides gifts for kids at our school in need, so that they might also have gifts to open.
Act 2 (Done 12/21):
The administration team and department heads all came around to carol for us during first period. I doubt really anybody would say thanks, so here's a thank you for them! I had all of my first period sign the back.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Before class this morning, I was reading MSNBC and came across this article. I'm going to admit before writing more that I've been a little out of touch with most news, due to crazy life (more on that later). But I'm getting caught up!
Here's the link to show you what's up: usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/
The gist of the story is to commit 26 acts of kindness you might not otherwise for the victims of Sandy Hook in honor of those that passed.
Ok, granted, you should always commit acts of kindness, blah blah blah, but when we all get busy, we tend to forget to do things with intention. And I feel like, for me at least, that's a part of it. Taking the time to intentionally complete an act of kindness. And moreso for me, doing it for a stranger. I could easily "do" 26 nice things for my kids throughout today, but... I don't know... It just doesn't feel quite the same. That's something I'd normally do, know what I mean? This could just be me being a weirdo.
So that's my goal over the next couple of weeks. 26 Acts of Kindness. It doesn't always have to be for a stranger, no. Just using that as an example of something I rarely do.
Ok, I started this blog like a half hour ago and then had to explain five billion things to five billion students.
Ok. So now I started this blog hours ago and now just getting back to it... Um.
I'm confused with life. So I'm just going to shut up and say hi!
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