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Mar 8 -- One week of training down, another week to go


Friday, March 08, 2013

My return to the workforce is well underway. I logged 14 hours for training this week but am thankful that we get tonight off. Last night I had my first test and got a 98%! Next week I have a test on Monday, hope to have Tuesday night off, the will do CPR/First Aide certification and Wed/Thurs and I'll be ready to start as a DSP. William & I have already started talking about some of the activities we want to schedule. It will be nice having the extra income in the house and I can finally feel like I'm contributing to my family's well-being.

Tonight I need to go over to church and help set up for our Silent Auction Fundraiser for tomorrow morning. I also need to do some printing/signage for the event and work on a script for the style show. This afternoon I also need to go to our school Administration Office and finish my paperwork for substitute teaching as my sub license came through last night...YEA!!!!

What amazes me most is that in all the chaos that has been going on this week, I've found time to exercise every day. Some days it has been only 15 or 20 minutes, but I've gotten at least a mile in either on the treadmill, outside, or using my Leslie Sansone videos. I don't know if it's "normal" but since I've been working out, I CAN'T STOP EATING!!!!! Although I'm not really losing weight (I'm at a plateau and I'm taking in a lot of calories!), I'm not gaining either and my shape is definitely altering! I haven't taken measurements but I know that my waist and hips have toned and tightened! I'm trying not to focus on the number on the scale because if I do, I'll get depressed that I'm working so hard and the number isn't going down. I think my workouts are going to get even better as the weather warms, at least I'm hoping!!!

Lastly, I want to say that I count myself incredibly blessed to have so many encouragers and supporters surrounding me as I make changes in my life. My husband, my mom & step-dad, my kids, my bosses, and even my Sparkfriends are a vital part of what keeps me going. It would be easy to get overwhelmed and just want to quit, but there has continually been someone standing close by that gives me a nudge when I feel like falling down! I just want you to know that I couldn't do it without all of you.

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ONEMONSTERSMOM 3/11/2013 12:54AM

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GOOSIEMOON 3/8/2013 10:17AM

    You will figure this thing out. Please be patient with yourself and give yourself lots of encouragement. Set small goals and congratulate yourself along the way.

It will add up to improvement as long as you keep going!

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