Tuesday, April 17, 2012
. . . . .I do my blog updates in the morning. I started doing all my SP stuff in the morning to:
A. Make sure I got it done (spin, tracking, trivia, blog, bonus spin - anything else is bonus)
B. Think through my day and make a plan and a road map to follow, to
3. Increase my odds of success every day - planning to fit in exercise and navigate challenging hurdles (parties, eating out, etc.)
So everything has been locked and loaded and on a solid routine since January and I thought (the first sign of trouble), I'll see if I can move the routine back to the evening so I can reflect on the day closer to the events and plan ahead for tomorrow.
As you can see, NO blog entry for 4/16/12. I sat down and had one half written and deleted it. I wasn't done with the day and I wasn't feeling reflective (or something). I went for my walk and never got back to it.
SO - we'll be sticking with what works whenever possible. AM posting it is. It just seems to work out better to write about yesterday instead of today - when the day is not even done yet - and I haven't had time to mull things over.
Yesterday was touch and go on the food. I had a solid plan, but Michelle sent me a note to see if I wanted to do lunch and it was the only day she has this week. We used to see each other several times a day and now it's a couple times a month, so I try to go when she can. Glory Days has the Very Berry Salad back!!!!! So I moved my mixed steamed veggies with wasabi teryaki and tuna to dinner on the food tracker, deleted most of the snacks and put in half the salad for lunch and half for a snack. But I still ended up with a bunch of little snacks that took me right to the limit of my counter. :-/ Pretty sure everything would have been fine without going out for lunch.
To add insult to injury, I was supposed to use lunch to go to weights at Providence for the first time (to make up for missing Sunday because of the party). Never happened and I didn't go to Wakefield later either. So today is my regular day and I'll get back on track with lunch on the weight machines today.
I was going to do weights on my way home, but I didn't do all the math and brought the frozen veggies I picked up at lunch home with me. DUH - Can't leave the frozen veggies in the car for an hour while I'm in the weight room. So I took them home, planning to go back later. But then Ty came home and agreed to take me (with his truck) to go pick up my bike from the shop. Then I sat with Maura for awhile before she left for bowling. And then it was 8:00. :-/ So I went and did my 3 miles and decided to just get back on track with weights today. The 3 miles was a little rough. I don't feel like I worked that hard on the 5K on Sunday, but my hamstring was really weak and slow. The good news is that since it was so slow, I played around with my stride and realized I can take a normal step without having to keep my knee partly bent to keep from tweaking the hamstring!!! Pretty excited about that. Need to work on that and strengthening.
The plan today is tight on the food, weights at lunch, elliptical after work, and Ty's lacrosse game. Have to fit in the 30 minutes organizing at some point, but depending on timing tonight, I might have to double up later in the week.
The possible GREAT NEWS!!! is that Shauna has applied for a job in Ft. Worth that "everyone" has told her she should apply for and would be great for. If she gets it, she could be out of Kabul in a couple of weeks instead of a couple of months!! And she'd be with Liz - her friend from Kabul who has transferred back to Ft. Worth. I'd much rather have her here than Texas, but mostly I want her out of Kabul.