Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I've attempted (and failed) at C25K a couple of times now. I've never made it out of week 1. I'm always full of excuses which at the time I believe are genuinely valid reasons, but really they are just excuses.
I love new months. Everytime a new month is approaching, I make a new month resolution. My new year's resoluation was to stop swearing. I have the worst potty mouth you will ever know! Also, I wanted to start saving $100 a week to go towards my new home down payment. So January's resolutions were pretty much new year resolutions.
February's resolution is to not borrow ANY money from savings at all. Not even from my piddly everyday savings that's linked to my checking account. Next is perfect attendance in all my classes for the month. And can you guess the last? I will give you a hint.... I didn't just happen to come back to Sparkpeople on January 31 on accident! My last February resolution is to consume between 1200-1550 calories a day! And TRACK!
So, March's resolution is to start the C25K program... again. I do have to wait until it's warmer because I need the college track to be clear. I don't have a gym membership, and the outdoor track is free! Usually I try to go in the early morning, around 6am and then come home, wash up and leave for work by 7am. I was a little confused at how I would work this out because my boyfriend recently switched to my same work schedule, so he leaves with me now which means I end up running late and there's no way I'm getting out of the house at 6am without a million questions and motions to make me stay home (for no reason, either! UGH!)
But.... he is accepting a promotion which will start in 2 weeks after he signs the official offer letter, which means he will be going back to leaving at 6am! Wooooo-hooo! So now there is nothing holding me back from running starting in March. All I have to do is stick with it!
There is more news regarding that promotion, however. We talked about it alot, because as most of you know we're buying a house. So with the promotion comes more money of course, but also I think he will have more opportunities for transfer to Michigan. For example he could transfer as either a Center Specialist like he is now, or he can also transfer as a Assistant Manager which he's becoming. So this was my reasoning when telling him he should go for it. So he decided that he would, and he verbally accepted the offer and then we talked about it more that night. I said "Even if you end up hating this new center, all you have to do is stick it out for 5 months, and you're out of there." And he goes, "6 months." I said, "No, because this is February, and February til July makes 5 months!" And he replied "When I take a new position I have to stay there for 6 months before I can transfer out."
Oh. My. Gawsh. (Not taking the lord's name in vain is another new year resolution). We had talked about that a LONG time ago but I forgot all about it!!! I pushed him to accept it and now he won't be able to come with me on our planned moving day! July 29, 2011. Realistically, he will only be a couple weeks-1 month behind me but it just FEELS different now. Like, this is our first home and we should move TOGETHER and be TOGETHER our first few nights in it, unpacking--AND WHAT ABOUT THE BEEDDD??? Where am I supposed to sleep?! UGH! He said that this is a move he has to make to better our future, and it's only a couple of weeks but still... it just feels ooky now. :(