Thursday, May 03, 2012
I should be writing a paper and not a blog...
I have to work on the review article, I will work on the review article, I will get off Spark and work on the review article... in a bit. Oh and the other paper we're going to try and get done in three weeks. I did say I work better under pressure right? I may even *gasp* work on it over the weekend! But for now I'll just blog.
I started going to sleep earlier in the night. I'm aiming for 10-10:30 instead of 11-11:30. I thought this meant I would get up and attam in the morning, but no... I just sleep more. Or not according to my BodyMedia Fit armband. When it does stay in place during the night, I apparently still am only really sleeping, sleeping 3-4 hours out of 7-9 hours of laying down. I dunno what else to do, and I'm not over tired during the day, so for now I'm going to ignore it.
I slept in this morning, ate a tiny breakfast, and then did Bob Harper's Totally Ripped Core workout. I almost made it though all of the exercises (excuse me, SIDE burpees?! and roll-outs!?! -- yea I'm working on those) but I managed to physically watch and attempt everything until the sweat poured off me and my legs and abs and back and arm muscles (aka--everything) were shaking. I thought I had a good core, but I have core muscles now that are so sore and I didn't even know they existed! This was out of my routine (working out in the morning), as I usually work out at night. Tonight though I plan on going out to a graduate school freeze booze and food party. I'm trying to socialize with other grad students (aka--find a man, haha), and I've got two friends who are going to go with me.
So that's it. I need to get back to working, but I just felt like blogging. I'm sure I'm not going to be able to walk tomorrow.
Also random thought -- do you think you burn more calories walking around in heels? I think so!
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
So my boss just took a month off. No reason. He's going to a meeting in Europe for 2 days... but then staying for another 3 weeks... so yay! Lab party.
Which basically means I need to kick my own butt and stay motivated. He asked me yesterday to write a review paper, so I've got 26 days to get it whipped up into shape. Then I'll just use it as one of the chapters in my thesis so two birds + one stone.
Not having him here has greatly reduced my stress levels. Plus I've been sleeping in, eating healthy again, and working out. And you know what -- I feel great! I was kind of surprised at the turn my mood took once I ate healthy and worked out. I was kind of mopey, and felt like crap -- but the good food and exercise endorphins have turned that around.
And the weather! Its fantastic outside. I love summer/being warm, so the turn from 50/60s to 70/80s has been great -- and perfect hammock weather. So between my hammock therapy and diet/exercise I feel as good as I did last month.
And now the annoying news: I only lost 2 pounds in April. Admittedly I didn't watch my food, binged a bit, went on a 2 week business trip/vacation, and went through an emotional roller coaster. So all in all, trying to eat smart and walk/exercise a bit kept me from backsliding. I won't reach my birthday goal of 176 in a week and a half... but I've switched it to the 4th of July. I think that's pretty reasonable. Freedom from obesity!
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