Monday, November 29, 2010
Today I am crabby. Yup, that is it! I am stressed out about my schedule not working out with the YMCA. I REALLY want to work there but... I just need her to work with me for the next three weeks. Three weeks! Tomorrow, I start training and I hope it goes well!
On top of that, I hurt my hip, thigh, knee and upper shin. Why hurt one when I can hurt all of them? I took off class and iced the thigh and knee. I hope it will feel better when I walk around. I have to go to self defense tomorrow... and I might miss if it doesn't feel good. *sigh*
With all that said, there is a little light at this negative tunnel... I am the Sparker of the Week on the Jog/Walk the Weight Off. It is a wonderful team. They are constantly thinking of FUN, exciting challenges.
Check it out: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Anyhow, to be the Sparker of the Week really warmed my heart after a sucky day so far with stressing out about the YMCA job and my lame leg. I am quite honored!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
In my last blog, many of you inquired that you wanted to be updated on my new job. I start on Tuesday. And, I am already having problems with the hours the "boss" wants to schedule me. We talked on Wednesday on the phone and I feel like she was trying to guilt trip me. She was like.. "Well, I want to make sure I am hiring you when I want you to work." Okay, understandable. But, understand this. I need to go to class. I did not know my one class that we NEVER have class, now is going to start again. *sigh* I guess what is really bothering me is she's making it seem like I lied. I did not. It say it right on my application. With all this, I am starting to wonder if things will get better with her and me. I really this think I will like the job... the jury is still out about the "boss" though.
Besides that headache, I have a test on Thursday where I told her I could work 'cuz I forgot I had a test. So, I am going to email the professor and tell him the situation. I am REALLY hoping he will let me reschedule. If he doesn't, I am going to have some real issues.
With all this, I have been wondering when I should be my notice in. The job I currently have ends when the semester ends, in like 3-4 weeks. I feel like if I give the typical 2 weeks, I will be leaving them high and dry.
In other news....
I am UNDER 180! I feel like I have been working towards this for weeks. I knew it wasn't far away but than Thanksgiving came. I was really worried. Yesterday, I got a touch of the flu... and well, got the run. I know, TMI... But you guys gotta know I didn't go crazy with working out or anything like that. I am just so glad I am under 180. Officially, when I weighed in today (three times), the scale said: 178.8.
I figured.. well, it's the end of the month, I might as measure myself. So, I did. I lost 1.5 inches on my waist and 1 inch on my hip. This is so exciting for me as I NEVER lose anything in those areas it seems. Well, I did this time!
Losing inches in those areas got me thinking: what changed? KETTLEBELLS! I think I just fell in love, haha! A friend of mine taught me how to use them and we've been doing them weekly... I think today I might try to do them by myself.
In a little bit, I am off to run hopefully. Than, find the YMCA I will be working at. (It took me a couple hours the last time.) Than, off to the movie, Tangled. Than, back here... to do some homework and laundry!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
It has been nearly TWO years since I have changed to a healthier lifestyle. During most of this time, I have alternated between working out the elliptical trainer and walking (which is now turning into running).
After I graduate college and are in a fairly secure career, I will buy a house. I already know in my house I will have a room devoted as my mini gym. This shouldn't be a HUGE surprise as my dorm room is already turning into a gym with the stability ball, balance board, 5# hand weights, yoga mat and jump rope.
With this said, I decided to look at the cost of the elliptical for my future home. Well, it was a bit of a surprise to discover what I call an elliptical trainer is NOT one at all.. rather an arc trainer. In fact, the true elliptical trainers... I hate working out on!
This is an arc trainer.
And, if you are curious, these babies run about $4000-5000 at average. Guess I need to start saving my pennies!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
It has been awhile since I have blogged... like seven days! That is a long time for me considering I have blogged twice! I thought I'd write a quick blog to tell you I am still around.. just quieter, I guess.. and some other updates my life.
In the last few days, I have become annoyed with a handful of friends. Of course, all for different reasons. I am having trouble trusting one of them while another is constantly asking me to borrow her money yet while another one is ditching out on me on an event that we planned for like a month. Needless to say, I was really happy it was the weekend and I didn't have to see any of them.
Another update is that I am fighting with the 180 number. Yup, you guessed it, I weighed myself every day this weeks. Oops! I am hoping to hide it away again until Wednesday. This month I really want to leave the 180s behind but I am not sure if it's going to be possible with Thanksgiving.
I know Sparkpeople has wonderful suggestions for a healthier Thanksgiving but what about us that do not have control of what is being prepared? If anyone has any ideas, I'd be open to hear them. I am going to be home for five days and scared I am going to be back up at 185 and all my hard work will be nothing.
Some thoughts and actions I am going to aim for are:
-Just because it is offered, it does not mean I have to take it.
-Just because everyone else is having pie, you do not have to have pie.
-Have ONE piece of pie for the entire day
-Eat slowly - maybe putting the fork down after every bite
-Eat until content, not until stuffed
-Aim for a walk everyday while visiting
I hope everyone has a happy . I was supposed to run with a friend but they had to work.. so off I go work out.. hopefully .
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