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Wind Up

Monday, December 31, 2012

...and by that I mean winding UP for the new year! :) Going to pick up some kind of champagne for tonight...last year I went through a champagne phase, and tried a variety of them; some are quite lovely, and others, surprisingly, tasted like fermented gym socks. Bleah. Lol. So I know what NOT to acquire! Lol. Probably a nice Moet & Chandon...the less expensive one. :) Though after making it through this year...maybe I should buy 2. Ha! PLAN!! YEEEEEESSSS!! I have one! Sort of. Heh. I still have to iron out details--but I also make note that the more details I add, the more frustrated I get when I don't follow all of them I may not go into a lot of details. Staving off that perfectionist part of me. It's easy to get so focused on little things that you quickly lose sight of the big picture--like how I get so focused on reading about a new way of eating or such, and kind of use that to delay going into action 'because I'm not ready yet'. Whatever. Action NOW. To that end:
-I finally hired a trainer. Yep. Session on Friday. Not sure how he will work out, but at the very least I can get some form corrections and maybe a rough idea of what I should be focusing on.
-Better organizing of my closet and kitchen so my workout clothes and lunch portables are easy access. I tend to run around in a tizzy at the last minute--so having everything right THERE is probably best for me. Yes, I do try to plan out stuff the night before, but am not often successful in that. So better to work with what I know I am like, than try to deny I'm like that, and then get frustrated when I'm not planning far enough ahead. :)
-Picking up lots of easy to grab foods that are less disgustingly full of sugar and crap. I usually stick to the same 3 or 4 items all the time, so just need to stock up on those. I find too many things and I want to eat them ALLL, so I do--usually ALLLL day long. So, limit of variety, but enough not to run out and end up stopping at Timmy Ho's for BLT bagels. Mmmm, bagels. See? lol.

I think that's about it for now. Already have my gym time scheduled in--that's actually the easiest part for me, and I don't know why I keep blowing it off. The gym is literally 30 seconds away from my work, I have more than enough time to get my workout in AND have some downtime before heading out for my 2nd I don't know why I do that. Oh wait, yes I do. The idea of just going home and nesting with my kitties becomes very appealing--especially when I'm already tired, or it's cold out, or I'm cranky/stressed out about something else. I need to connect the feeling I get after my workouts with the comfort and 'feel good' vibe I'm looking for--one of those things I need to work on. :)

Wind up of my year? Umm...unpleasant overall. Dad unexpectedly died, cut off contact with only brother, cat died, hubby lost job, I quit my job, other very beloved cat died, hubby's uncle died. Culminating with a friend's horrific loss of her son. Just a bad year. The only bright spot was finally selling our tiny house and moving into our perfect new one--although that in itself has added a different layer of stress to things. Really, REALLY hoping this year doesn't go the same way.

It will be a learning experience for me to try and focus on my health and exercise plan in the face of dealing with everything life decides to throw my way this coming year.

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  • LE7_1234

    Sounds great!
    1750 days ago
    all wrapped up in a ball . have to put an end to all the pain and all undone projects that are left undone .
    1750 days ago
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