Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I haven't realized it's been so long since I visited my own blog! Must remedy that!
This blog is about doing stuff that scares me! I've accepted a challenge that both scares and excites me! I sing in a choir at work with 40 others, and the conductor asked me if I would sing solo for our Christmas lunchtime concert for the whole University!
I'm really nervous, but I strive to not be too afraid of making a fool of myself or take myself too seriously. And I wouldn't want to turn down a challenge like that, because of course I'm flattered that they have asked ME to do it. It must mean they think I CAN pull it off. I'll let you all know how it goes once we've had our concert on the 10th. I'm working through some of the "what-if's" and realize that I'll be able to live through it no matter what happens.
Other than that, I'm work-work-working to finish everything I must do to be able to take a long vacation come the 17th. We have made plans to go to Vienna to visit some very good friends and won't be back until just before Christmas. As it's pretty quiet at work between Christmas and New year I think I'll ask for the rest of the year off to recharge my batteries and spend some spare vacation days before the craziness starts again in January...
My December goal is to maintain or lose so I get back to where I was this summer. I'm around 5-10 pounds above my lowest weight and want to get things moving in the right direction again!
That's why our "Whatever it takes" GOYAAM challenge is a perfect match.
My goal is 300 minutes/week of fitness: cardio (running/elliptical), strength training or a brisk walk.
Just TRACKING the food should help me with portions, which I suspect have a tendency to grow if I don't weigh and measure diligently.
And I really need to get enough sleep, so 7 hour/night is minimum for December.
Anyhoo, that's it for now, my bed beckons.