Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Where was I during those 2 months? In Hell. Okay that might be a bit exaggerated but barely.. We live downtown and this year, the ambient level of noise just jumped the shark. It was pretty intense last year as well but we decided to stay another year thinking there was no chance of another summer of construction all around our apartment. We should have move.
While there is no construction there is plenty of other unwelcome noise and distraction. We live near a big corporation's building and their ventilation systems have gone berserk. 24/7 we have heavy machine grinding noise everywhere in the apartment, even with the window closed. We had to file a complaint to the city because they won't do anything about it.. we tried to break the lease but the landlord won't let us do it and nobody will rent this place in those conditions.. so we're kinda stuck here.
It's been many week since we could have a real good night of sleep so let me tell you life is a bit on the "insane" side around here at the moment. I'm totally useless when I lack sleep.. So we try to find solutions to limit the sounds and sleep with earplugs; it totally sucks and we still have 10 months to go. Hopefully it will get better with our solutions and winter, since we won't need to open the windows as often and I hope they will set the ventilation lower. It's an annoying noise, at peak I was getting sick from hearing it all the time, like I was "feeling" the sound and it made me nauseous.. We were decided to move out but it all fell to the water, so now we have to deal with it. *sigh* It's really messing with our mental health and it makes us hyper sensible. Stressful episode for all.
So I'm having a much, much needed 2 weeks vacation from work and even though I'm not sure how I will be able to enjoy it at home, I sure can take some time off the cube :) With gentle weather as we're having lately I feel a bit more motivated to move again and plan things, even if it's only to not follow anything about it, ah! This week I will try to go back to the gym for 2 sessions of strength and cardio. I expect to be sore all the other days so I'll start easy.. Then if everything goes well, I give another try at C25K. I read many running blogs and dammit, I want to RUN! AND WILL! So I just hope I won't injure myself again after 2 weeks, hehe. Other than that, I would love to commit to swimming as well, kind of a triathlon training but light. Still the same old story.
All that time I indulged quite a bit, but I never really abused of anything, I don't binge.. and eat mostly well.. so I managed to stay about the same weight. I also do some intermittent fasting and it makes me feel good, I like it. The days when I do it I see a difference on the scale, I weighted between 156 and 159 all that time. Could be worst. My body is addicted 160 and just won't let me go under!! I'm far from the 130 I hoped for but eh.. no big deal. I'll get there someday. One thing at the time!