Saturday, April 05, 2014
How the heck has it been 44 days since I last logged in?! Oh my god.
Things have been crazy - I'm not even sure where to start. I've been working hard at college to get good grades. I've dealt with a few sexist remarks but they seem to be more out of ignorance than true sexism. I'm one of the top in my class. I've also been executing some personal projects at the campus - including creating course related events and having rep's from companies in so we can get free product. I installed my first toilet!
Every day I'm in contact with potential employers - I've been trying hard to get my name and face out there which means a lot of job-shadowing and ride-along's, and interviews and on-site meetings with journeymen. I've got three potential employers right now and the DND; I've been hired on by two of them but its still only a trial period. This is HUGE, by the way. To put this into perspective... from what I understand, most students are still only typing up their resumes.
I have final semester exams coming up starting this week and I'm trying to wrap up my final project of the semester - getting everyone some tools at a discount from a local supplier that I've built a reputation with.
SO NEEDLESS TO SAY! it has been busy!
I've been working out, but not tracking it. I wish it was more but I do what I can. I'm also focusing on building muscle rather than losing weight. I've kind of been trying to accept that I'm never going to look like what I want to look like - not because I cannot reach my goals but because they're just not realistic. I'm not built like a model and I will never function like one - therefore I will never look like one. That skinny, frail, perfectly tanned and toned woman that I've always idealized as being the ultimate goal isn't the ultimate goal after all.
^ No matter how hard I wish, I'm just not built like Paulina Gretzky
I also have not lost anymore weight - actually not in a while. Not sure I've plateau'd, but maybe my body just doesn't want to go any lower. I've never been skinny so I'm not sure my body knows what to do at a low weight. When I get below 150, I'm uncomfortable - constantly hungry, moody, grumpy. I'm pretty steady at 151-152. As long as I can hold here for now, I'm ok with that. Especially while I'm trying to build muscle mass.
I miss you guys and look forward to catching up. Cheers to the future.
P.S. I downloaded the C25K app today for my phone - my first app ever! - and look forward to getting back into running for the season. t-minus 3.5 months until mud hero 2014!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Wow it's been a whirlwind month! Things have been very busy with college, I'm getting right into it all. Of course theres been some other things with the girls and just the every-day challenges. I've been making it top priority to go to the gym. I'm still doing yRide (and collecting pledges!) for February 22. If you'd like to donate, please private message me or comment and I can send you the link :) I'm very excited, I feel good. I'm really appreciating being at a satellite campus of the college. It's nice to walk down the hall and know everyone and not feel like it's so big that I'm a nobody. I'm not sure about weight, I believe I'm down three pounds but that could definitely just be water weight. Hope everyone is rocking their New Year. Just because it's the end of the month doesn't mean you can let things slide! :D
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Happy New Year everyone! We made it past week one. My resolutions are proving to be harder than I thought and I could list all kinds of excuses as to why but the core of it comes down to lack of effort on my part, which I don't mind owning up to. Nothing like a good reality check :)
Things have been busy, I'm doing some major crafting for the girls birthdays at the end of the month, school started this week but its been blizzard weather so most of the roads, schools and businesses are closed. I'm also trying to support a family I know through the death of a loved one (not the ones that I mentioned late last year, however they seem to be doing better). It's been crazy. :)
I have been trying to get in as much activity as possible, I joined in a plank challenge with a group of mom friends that I have but I seem to forget about those kinds of things after a few days lol. Absent minded mom-ness :) I'm trying to hone in my eating but it's been a challenge, my sugary-food intake is up again and I need to clear some stuff out of the house.
It's nice to see so many people on here reaching their goals and putting in the effort, very inspirational!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Well I made it to a cycling class today. It was a lot more than I expected it to be, and I have way more respect for people who go to "spin classes". It was sweaty, and surprisingly quiet, and I discovered more about myself (as I'm finding to be a common occurrence during the weight-loss journey.)
The minimum four things you will need to bring to a cycling class, should you choose to do one :)
1. A towel. Or two. Hand towel size. Not big bath towels. One to put over the handle bars because your sweaty forearms will get slippery and your palms will need somewhere to wipe quickly, also to wipe your forehead neck and shoulders. The second in case the first one soaks through.
2. A tank top. Don't be that person in the sweater. You will be hot and sweaty and will need the breathing room. Even if you normally work out in a t-shirt (like I do), you will benefit greatly. Don't be self-conscious. :)
3. Water. Sip throughout. Very important to keep energy up.
4. Perseverance. This is the most important thing you will need. Bring it, and bring all of it. Push yourself through and amaze yourself.
Final thought: I'm going to do another. I've signed up to do a charity event for cycling and I need the practice. However, I don't think after that I'd be a regular there. Just not my cup of tea.
I hope I can walk tomorrow. lol
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