Sunday, February 15, 2009
Now that I have been consistently walking almost everyday and most days twice a day I have so much more energy. I'm not drained at the end of the work night. I also find I never use the elevator anymore no matter how many floors I am going. Tonight I noticed that there were people waiting up to 5 minutes for the elevator and I felt like putting a sign up that says it is only 44 stairs to the 2nd floor and another 42 to the 3rd floor, why wait? It made me realize how lazy I used to be and how lazy people have become. I mean maybe they aren't in a hurry but who wants to wait 5-10 minutes for the elevator.
I also noticed that I am not tired even though all other signs would indicate that i should be. I work nights but I have been up since 5am I worked on the house all day, got an hour nap (half dozing) before work and I feel like I could go another 24 hours, which I may in fact have to do. I am again working on the house, I have got walking group at 2 and tonight at midnight is our first track practice and we are having a six hour lock in. I can't wait I love coaching track although this is going to be my last year for getting paid I may volunteer after this year, but the school district is changing their hours so it is not going to work with my schedule. I am bummed about that but it will make me attempt to get a promotion at work with more heart because I will be able to flip flop schedules now. So there is some good in it. I am currently going for a promotion at work although it is only a small step it will head me in the right direction to get where I know I should be and to be honest my weight loss gives me a little more confidence going into the interview. At this point it is not a lot and not hugely noticeable but a I feel it and it feels good.
I started working on more strength exercises yesterday and today hopefully this will help tighten the weight loss I am having . Currently I am being the cardio queen but some strength exercises will help get rid of that flabby feel and I think it will make the weight loss more noticeable... although today I did notice in my face that it looks a little leaner.
I guess the point of this is things are going well mostly in my exercise, diet is about half and half right now, but at least it is going in the right direction and I am feeling a lot more energy because of it.
One side note that is bad but good. Tonight I didn't bring any lunch to prove that I wouldn't starve to death if I didn't eat, and that I do not need to go to the vending machine if I forget my lunch and (hopefully) that I can eat something sensible when I get home if entirely necessary. Granted it is not the best thing to go 14 hours without eating but it is something I needed to prove to myself.