Tuesday, February 05, 2013
HOLY GOODNESS I have been so busy.
I am, no joke, typing up this post on my phone at the gym because I am THAT BUSY.
SO, major points to cover:
1.) NEW JOB (!!!): New job is, well, okay. Depending. The honeymoon ended that first week. Long story short, I work for a micromanager who isn't entirely familiar with what my job entails, so she's trying to train me, but when someone from the other center comes in to train me I find out that I've been learning it wrong and need to relearn it. Also, her priorities are kind of...off. And it takes forever to get things done. But when she's not there, I'm busy getting ALL the things done and I LOVE it. So it'll just take time, methinks.
2.) BUYING A CAR (???): I test drove five cars last Friday. There is a serious chance I might betray my family and NOT get a Toyota (GASP!) The Honda Civic is preeeeeetty sweet. It has all sorts of cool tech toys, and all on the BASE model. And the base model is the same price as the mid-level Toyota Carolla (which is what I'd want because the one feature I really want is cruise control, besides working lights and heat). I also test drove a VW Jetta (hated it), Toyota Camry (when did they get so big!?), and Hyundai Elantra (also nice, but I've heard mixed reviews about the quality). Is there something else I should totes test drive? A friend of mine is hounding me to try the Chevy Cruze.
3.) Boyfriend: We are well. I have a super romantic story to share with you all, but I need my computer to post pictures for that blog. But I warn you--prepare your tissues and box of chocolates!
4.) My health: is lacking. -_- I AM SK ASHAMED. Here's the deal--people found me so inspiring because I was SOO dedicated to my health last year. But that is easy when my full time job IS my health, more or less. I was working part time/minimal hours for the past year. My new work schedule is tough, so squeezing in exercise time is difficult. And I get tired, so finding the motivation to eat well is hard when I just want pizza or some chocolate.
Truth Time--I gained 4 lbs over Christmas. I know it's not a big deal, but my body is not as firm as I'd like it to be. And I've been maintaining since then. And I'm only surprised that I haven't GAINED. I'm eating salty foods too much, not drinking enough water, exercising as little as twice a week, and my motivation is totally deflated. But my will to fight/stubbornness is too strong to give up now. I've been preparing my week's lunches on Sunday so I always eat well for lunch. Boyfriend is in charge of dinner M-Th which we plan out Sunday, so that's generally healthy. This week I'm trying to hit the gym at least four times. I'm disappointed in myself, but I'm not giving up, and that's what matters, right?
Also--I hate this cold, dry weather. My skin is drying out and is super itchy--I keep scratching, and that's not good. Any suggestions?
I'm sorry I haven't kept in touch with ANYBODY. A special shout out to Aly for writing on my wall recently--this post is largely because you asked how I've been. I hope to find the time to catch up with you all soon!
I gotta go--time to shower and get ready for work. I hope you are all well, and I'll try to be more sociable in the future!