Sunday, September 06, 2009
I've been encouraged to write an update. Sorry I haven't been on SP very much lately. I have SO much going on in my life right now that something had to give before I lost what's left of my mind. So I have had to let a lot of things go that aren't things that absolutely need doing right now. I get the SP emails and respond when I can, and that has to be good enough. I was taking a painting class, and I'm giving that up, too. I have one more class left that's paid for and I'm having a hard time managing getting there to do it. I want to do some work on my painting before I go again, though, and I haven't had time for that, either. **sighs!**
So what have I been busy doing? Fitness-wise, pretty good. I got back on the wagon with tracking my food. I kind of slacked off on that for a while. I wasn't eating out of control, still maintaining a pretty healthy diet, but I wasn't tracking it and I gained a couple of pounds. I've lost them and I'm back to 128. I'd kind of like to get to 125, but my body doesn't seem to want to go there.
I've been working out really hard with my workout partner, a "girl" (she's my son's age, so I think of her as a "girl," even though she's married and has three kids) and I wonder if I've put on a couple of pounds of muscle or something. I didn't think it was possible to gain that much muscle in such a short period of time, but I was noticing this morning that my pecs are really defined across the top attachments. I'm determined to make it up to Peak Academy and do the Bod Pod test this month. I was involved with a Health /Fair last month and got a coupon for $5 off, so it's pretty darn cheap.
Meanwhile, my massage business is doing quite well, relatively speaking. I had a random call from a guy who saw the sign on my car, and it didn't sound like he was interested in any "funny business" so maybe the sign will finally pay off. I've gotten several calls from random guys, but they all seem to think I'm some kind of trained hooker or something. GRRRR!!! What is WRONG with people? Anyway....I had an unexpected client yesterday, and I've had several extras recently. I'm starting a new service of aromatherapy massage, where I will mix essential oils in a 2-ounce bottle of carrier oil and give you a massage using the oils, which not only smell nice but are therapeutic as well (for relaxation, pain, etc.). The whole bottle never gets used up and I don't want to use it on another client, so whatever is left over, you get to keep to take home and use it for an after-shower moisturizer, which is better for you than baby oil. Baby oil is mineral oil and you really shouldn't put that on your skin. So anyway, that service is $5 extra. I had a client get it and she LOVED it.
I've also been spending a lot of time going to networking meetings and learning how to do social networking on the Internet...just a lot of stuff to learn to make my business better.
So that's what I've been up to. What's new with you all???