Sunday, August 26, 2012
As some of you may now I had applied for a job with the Autisim Community Network early in the month and after going through two rounds of interviews I was informed I did't get the job. I was beat out by another candidate by a narrow margin!
I took the news pretty hard because: 1) I thought it was a job I'd enjoy and would be good at. 2) It was a non-profit that supports a good cause, two factors that were really important to me. 3) I had gotten my hopes up pretty high because I really thought they'd offer me the job!
Anyway, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after allowing myself a short pity party. Yes it was a great job, but I have faith that an even better job will come along! God has a plan for me, of this I am sure. I may not see or understand it, but I know he's going to take care of me as he always does.
The Dirty Girl Mud Run is quickly approaching, December 1, and I NEED to start training for it again. I am also planning on doing the Jingle Bell Walk later in December, then Color Run in February, and finally the San Antonio Spark Team's 13.1. I had intended to add weekday walks to my plan, but never followed through with that plan. I'm hoping to get in a walk on Tuesday or Wednesday and Saturday. I just keep reminding myself that a step, no matter how small, in the right direction is better than standing still or sliding backwards.
SO it's time to shake this funk I've been stuck in and start taking control of my life. Who's with me?
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Ugh, I've been so lazy the last two weeks! I was going strong all of July with 800 fitness minutes and then I fell flat! I don't know what happened, but I missed like one workout and then another and the next thing you know two weeks passed and the only exercise I got in was the 20 minutes it took me to wash my car on Thursday! What an embarrassment! I hate being a flounderer. I always start strong and then finish weak. But August is a new month and with it come new hopes. I will try, try, try again until I get it right. Until it sticks.
But for some good news: I have moved forward to the second round of interviews with the Autism Community Network. Interview 2 is scheduled for Friday, Aug 10!! I'm super excited because like I said before I'd really enjoy this job and I'd be great at it!! The pay is right where I want it to be, so fingers are crossed. My first interview went really well, so I feel GREAT about my chances! I am a little worried about how I'll fit in exercise when I start working again. Right now, I can pretty much exercise whenever I want, but I'll have to get on some sort of schedule when I start working and I'm scared I won't stick to it. The best thing for that is to set goals. So here are my goals for this month:
*EXERCISE - 6 days a week, at least 20 min including walking 2 days a week.
*FOOD - Eat cleaner! Less processed foods, more fruits and vegetables. Start measuring and tracking food again.
*SOCIAL - I need to be more active on Spark. Blog, be active on the SA team page, and comment more on member's posts! I think my lack of interaction on Spark has been part of my failure :(
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I just realized I haven't blogged in FOREVER so here's an update:
I had a phone interview last week with the Autism Community Network and I have a face-to-face interview on Friday!! I'm super excited about this!! I haven't applied for a lot of jobs because I'm really particular about what I want to do. I'm blessed that I don't have to work and can be picky, but this my dream job!! I'd be the Community Outreach and Marketing Director so I'd be handling their social media accounts, volunteers, and coordinating special events like the Autism Walk. So I'd appreciate all the prayers, good vibes, and thoughts that you'd like to send my way!!
The Olympics start this weekend and that's a BIG deal in our house! We went to Freetail today to watch the Women's US Soccer team DEFEAT France 4-2!! It was great and we were so rowdy we got interviewed by WOAI radio to discuss the Olympics and why we love it so much!! If you've never been to Freetail, it's off 1604 and Bitters, let me warn you. It's a brewing company and the smell of HOPS is strong when you first walk in, but you do get used to it quickly! They've got yummy food to!! I had the Freetail BAT which is turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato on foccacia!! I had a side of fresh fruit and it was YUM-O!!!
I have to admit, I've been a bad girl with my exercising this week, as in I haven't done any! I know, I know, but I have been deep cleaning if that helps any. I do plan on getting in some exercise tomorrow and Friday, plus double exercise on Saturday for my normal walk and then the Spark Rally in honor of National Dance Day that evening.
That about sums up my week so far!
Friday, July 06, 2012
I'm so miserable! My upstairs neighbors are INSANE. They woke us up around midnight because they were being loud, slamming doors, running around playing with their dog etc. As if that wasn't enough, they woke us up again at 3am HAMMERING. And not hammering as in "let's hang this picture", but hammering as in "let's build a bookcase." And this goes on every night. I'm not positive, but I think there are lots of people coming in and out of there that might be living there on and off. Reiko ended up going outside to see what the hell was going on and she yelled at them to knock it off, which they did thankfully. Unfortunately, our welcome mat was mysteriously missing this morning when Reiko left for work around 6:15 and then returned late this morning around 9. So apparently it's a bunch of 12 year olds living upstairs. I'm starting to think there's something with that apt upstairs. The neighbors we had before used to fight and scream so loud at each other. She would beg him not to leave it was horrible!! It's already really hard for me to sleep (it takes me forever to fall asleep and if I wake up, it takes me a long time to fall back asleep). Waking up three times a night, not including going potty, is really starting to get to me. I'm irritated, tired, have no energy, moody, etc. So we called the mgr. and he's going to send out a noise notice or something and verify the people living there are the people on the lease.
Other than that drama I haven't lost any weight....but hey no surprise there! I'm still working out and eating right and I'm going to keep on doing that. I don't know what else to do, but keep on keeping on! Who knows, with any luck maybe I'll see a change on the scale on Sunday morning, but I'm not holding my breath!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
So I never set monthly goals for myself, but I probably should. So here are my goals for July:
1) Reach AT LEAST 1000 monthly fitness minutes including walking 7 miles 2x per week (as part of 13.1 training)
2) Stay in calorie range 6 out of 7 days a week
3) Drink 9+ glasses of water daily
4) Continue on my path to no smoking (I'm currently on Day 7)
That's it. Short and sweet and absolutely do-able!
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