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Two Successes and a Lack of Motivation

Thursday, October 03, 2013

This morning I had to weigh in for my Biggest Loser challenge I'm doing here on Spark, and I am happy to say that I was down almost 3 lbs from last week's weigh-in. I know its probably water weight since it went up a lot last week. But I am happy to see it back down again :) Now hopefully, it keeps moving in the right direction. I have not seen the 130s at all this year, and I really want to before the end of the year!

I finally went to the DMV to renew my vehicle registration. Since I registered my car as a non-resident here in Colorado, I cant just do the registration online because I have to actually physically show my orders, pay statement, and an affidavit all showing that I am in the military stationed here, but that I am a legal resident of a different state. Otherwise, they will charge me for a vehicle tax that military members are except from - the vehicle tax is like $270 per year! That is crazy! Anyway, my registration expired on Monday, and I got all of my paperwork together but hadnt had time to get there. Things are pretty quiet today so my paralegal convinced me to go to the DMV. I mentally prepared myself for being there for at least an hour - we all know how slow the DMV (any DMV) can be! But I am happy to say that I was in and out in 25 minutes! I think the fact that they move active duty military in uniform up in line, and that I went before the lunch rush helped a lot! Colorado has a 1 month grace period so I wasnt charged anything extra for being a few days late, and now I am good for another year!

But in other news, I am really unmotivated to do anything today. I didnt sleep well last night despite taking Zzquil. It took me about 2 hours to fall asleep, and then I randomly woke up at 2am. I thought it was Friday, but then I was sad to realize it was only Thursday. But on the plus side, when I looked at my clock I realized my alarm wasnt set! So at least the 2am wake up ensured that I had my alarm set. But I am dragging now. My eye is bothering me - kinda feels like it is twitching a bit. Random.

I skipped out on my workout yesterday because my stomach was still bothering me, but I did at least cook something for dinner, so time well-spent I suppose. And I finally finished Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries last night - just in time for the season premiere tonight! I dont watch a lot of tv regularly - mostly just netflix because I like watching tv show episodes in succession so I tend to stick to netflix shows that are over. But there are a lot of good tv shows out this season! I'm DVRing like 6 or 7 of them - havent watched any yet, but I think I know what I'll be doing on Friday night while J is having a guy's night!! I am planning to get to the gym today, though. I want to get in an ST session, and then I have dance class tonight. Hopefully I'll at least be motivated for that! I also let my paralegal leave at lunch time today so that she can take care of some things at her house, and I think this is also affecting my motivation, because I would rather be at home, too. I really want to spend some quality time cleaning and organizing. I'm starting to get antsy, I guess.

Kind of feel like I am rambling. Feel like I have a lot of random rambling thoughts in my head, though. I think the fact that the building I work in is really empty/quiet doesnt help. The furloughs have essentially shut down most offices in the building I work in. I joke about getting a super sweet parking spot in the morning, but no lie the parking lot is 2/3 empty. Very eery. Not many people are really getting anything done around here. We really do rely on our civilian employees for many things!

Ok, guess I'll go and search for something productive to do until its gym time. Definitely leaving early for the gym today.
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  • BEBARB149
    Often just starting to exercise creates the motivation to continue. Another good reason to exercise: it helps focus the mind. Hope things come together for you.
    1089 days ago
    DMV for me today emoticon
    1090 days ago
    I woke up this morning thinking that it was Friday too! And, on Monday, I felt like it should already be Friday. So, finally tomorrow, it will be Friday! Have a great day!
    1091 days ago
    I have yet to spend an hour waiting at the DMV. I could get done faster if I could stand for the 20 minutes the line usually takes, but then I don't go to Denver. I'm in Adams county. It is no fun to have interrupted sleep.
    1091 days ago
    I'm glad that you cooked something last (Wednesday) night.

    I understand feeling unmotivated after getting interrupted sleep; if I don't get good sleep, my mood tends to be odd/unpredictable the next day.

    I hope your sleep evens out and that you have fun catching up on your shows Friday night.

    1091 days ago
    Yay for getting through the DMV line quickly!!
    Enjoy the gym.
    1091 days ago
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