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 .
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Recently Sparkpeople had a poll asking if you current or have worked out with a buddy in the past. I took the poll and answered that I have buddy. Over the next day or so, I gave this some thought.
In the beginning, I worked out with my friend, Will. Over time, he started to say he couldn't go with me. I continued on without him. Since than, a two year span, I have worked out with basically myself. This was my me time to work out my frustrations, to think, or even read my smut, ah, romance books. Once and a great while a friend would want to work out with me. It'd work for a couple times but eventually, they didn't want to. Again, I would continue on without them.
Well, this week I have been more annoyed with people more than usual. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Last night, I just wanted to be away from like most everyone.. and today, I won't be hanging out with anyone until like 5ish when I go to Cultural Night. It wasn't until after my workout that I figured it out.
My workouts this week have been with people or rushed. This means NO me time for.. well.. ME. In the last couple weeks, I have been running with my friend which is great fun. This is where we catch up. On the other hand, the time where I clear my head is gone.
Anyhow, I found it ironic that in the beginning I needed someone to work out with and now I'd just prefer to work out with ME. It gives me time to think and straighten things out.
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