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Aaaand Exhale


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm happy to report that I'm back to nearly normal now. After a very good night's sleep and some positive thinking, I woke up fever free and clear-headed. The cough is lingering as are the sniffles, but I feel human.

Today was a great day in all respects. It was great to get in the office and get my hands dirty. People are actually expressing gratitude that I'm there! This is so new to me... I'm starting to like it instead of being suspicious. I think I work better when I know I'm wanted and needed. The work so far has been challenging, but not hard. So far, it's a good workout for the brain.

Food was exactly where it needed to be - all planned and tracked. Today at lunch I got taken to Panera, which is awesome, because it is a restaurant with their nutrition information online. A quick check and I was ready for lunch.

I made a brilliant discovery today, too. There is a gym in my building. And I get to use it. For FREE. Now, I haven't yet seen this gym. I need to fill out a waver first and then corporate will add access to my badge. I want to see this gym before I start making plans around it - it could be a treadmill and a water fountain, who knows?

My question is going to be, "when?" Before work is silly. I leave my house at 6:30 as it is. If I got up at 4:30, put on my workout stuff, walked the dog and then dashed to work, I'd get a 45-minute workout and then just get dressed at work. But if I get up at 4:30 I could do my step aerobics at home just as easily. And I really don't want to get up that early: at least not in the dead of winter.

Maybe lunchtime? But then I have to shower and change again. And it is a pain, because I have to wear ultra professional garb to the office. And this often means nylons. Taking them off and then putting them back on grosses me out a bit. Sure though, I could plan ahead and wear pants. No big deal.

After work? Maybe a couple of days a week. It will mean paying to have Punim have a ride home, because daycare closes at 7.

I have decisions to make, but this also means I HAVE OPTIONS! I love options. Options are cool. Options are liberating.

I also learned that if I leave the office precisely at 4:30, it only takes 45 minutes to get home (assuming there are no accidents or bad weather). This means that I can get home, change my clothes, speedwalk to daycare and then walk with the boy home. That's 40 minutes of fitness right there.

And more fitness news! My office occupies several stories of a low-rise. Several of my meetings are two floors up. I discovered today that unlike in my old work building, the doors between the floors aren't fire doors. This means I can use the stairs.

I must really seem bipolar to y'all.

Saturday I'm getting on the scale. It has been four weeks and change since I stepped on the thing. I know I've put on a little bit of weight at least, but somehow I don't think more than 5 lbs. We'll see. I'm going to live with whatever it is and just keep going from there.

Someone please remind me of this when I get on that scale and see numbers I don't like? Thanks!
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BIGPAWSUP 1/16/2013 6:34PM

    I'm so happy for you! Sounds like you've found a wonderful fit on the job. Everything is moving into place. How wonderful!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/16/2013 7:50AM

    I am so glad you're feeling better!! Like you, I love to have options. Havin options makes exercising so much less of a chore -- you can mix it up & keep from getting bored. emoticon emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL121 1/15/2013 10:57PM

    Don't worry honey. You're doing great, probably better than you realize. I'm glad you're feeling better and that you like your new job - that's wonderful! Your eating, exercising and everything will get back into balance. You're going through a lot of changes right now... don't be too hard on yourself. You'll be fine!

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SNOWJESTER 1/15/2013 9:59PM

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