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Friday musings...


Friday, October 04, 2013

Visualization for today: Imagine looking back on your calendar and realizing that you've exercised every day for an entire month.

Wow -- that would be nice to accomplish. I think that will be my goal for next week (and on.)

I am entirely too busy and I'm cutting back. I'm tired of running around scrambling for work, or running from job to job. I'm also tired of not getting PAID for jobs -- I think a client from last month has decided to stiff me, since "the check is in the mail" and it still hasn't gotten to me. This one is my own fault for not demanding a deposit -- which I ALWAYS DO!!! WHY DIDN'T I DO IT FOR THIS ONE!!!!! GRRRRR!!!!

Learn from your mistakes. Do better. Acknowledge that people are jerks, but refuse to become one.

So I'm just going to hang around at my day job until they fire me. I have some leads on other freelance jobs, and I'll pursue those, but honestly I'd MUCH rather (I think) have a day job that ends at noon or 5:00 or whatever. But I'm not stressing over that. I'm using my time at this day job to look for another day job. :) Serves them right for treating me this way.

So tomorrow is the BIG DAY -- the big Half Marathon. I wish I had nothing scheduled today. I wish I could go home and chill, but of course I have a million things to do this afternoon, and we have a mystery shop dinner shop to go to tonight. WHY WHY WHY did I schedule that TONIGHT???? I do this stuff to myself. Normally I can handle the chaos and the stress and the last minute "Can you do this right now?" requests. But stress is keeping me from being as efficient as I need to be. Maybe it's time to go back to that stress-busting challenge and really WORK at it!

I'm resetting SparkCoach to start the plateau-busting program again on Sunday. Saturday is the Half, and I plan on eating whatever I want to celebrate (Although probably it will be grilled shrimp and veggies from my favorite Mexican place, which is actually pretty healthy.) I might indulge in a fried ice cream as a tribute to those 13 miles. Yeah -- that's what I'll do. If I can run the whole thing (minus the required Galloway walking times) then I'll get fried ice cream for dessert. If I have to walk a lot of it, no ice cream, but I still get the dinner as long as I finish. Sounds like a plan. And then we'll go to the children's museum again on Sunday to celebrate the fact that my son is adorable and comes up to me constantly for "huggles."

Packet pickup is today!! My favorite part of the pre-race agenda. So many people focused on one goal. I love running.

There are two more races I want to do in October, if I can afford them. One is a "trail run" 5k, which is in a state park and sounds like it would be beautiful now that autumn is here and the leaves are turning. The other is a plain old 5k, but there's a kids dash afterward that I want Little Bear to do. He's been talking about his "medal" for weeks now, so I sure hope they have medals for the kids!!

I haven't been tracking food or workouts -- but let's face it, I haven't been working out. BIG MISTAKE because I always feel better afterwards. I should probably put a sign up in my house that says "YOU WILL FEEL BETTER IF YOU DO IT!" My dance coach tells me I need to do more yoga. The piece I'm working on for the show in two weeks is good. It needs a little more work, but it's good and I'm happy with it.

After this half marathon, my focus will be that show. After the show, I get to hunker down and start working on mechanics of dance again, drilling technique and working on the group choreography he's giving us for November. Maybe in November I can get to that tap class too!

I'm not worried about the plateau for now. My weight loss has stalled because I haven't actually DONE anything to lose weight. I'm maintaining. Right now most of my pants are too big for me, and I know I'm smaller in the waist and hips than I have been in AGES. If I lose any more weight right now, I'll need to get a whole new wardrobe, and I can't afford that right now, so maybe it's best that I stay this weight for a while! LOL! Of course, that's no excuse for not lifting weights or doing some cardio to stay healthy. Or for that matter, doing more YOGA.

Why is it that the things we KNOW are good for us are SOOOOOO hard to actually do? Too bad the Sparkpeople app can't give you hourly push notifications like:

- Get out there and run. You know you need it.
- Don't stress. Do yoga.
- You know you want it. Pick up that barbell!

Maybe I should suggest that to SparkGuy? :)
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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/5/2013 9:41AM

    Have fun!! emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 10/5/2013 9:03AM

    Good Luck with your Run Today!!!!!!!!!

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GETULLY 10/4/2013 5:00PM

    Good on You! You have a plan and recognize that sometimes everything gets thrown out the window.

Like you, I find that planning is everything. If I plan to get up at 5am to have time to walk I do it. If I do not plan--nothing happens. You have a great set of goals to shoot for and a plan how to do it. We all want things to be different, how we see them in our heads, but doing the actual nitty-gritty work to get there is hard to do, until we plan! emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/4/2013 2:13PM

    Thirteen Miles earns you the fried ice cream. emoticon

Meanwhile - I suspect (at least for me) that the best motivators are the deals you make with yourself. I promise myself to do 2 of those 10 minute video routines each day and to trade them off so I'm working different muscles. I do it because I told myself I would and I refuse to screw it up.

I'll put it out into the universe that the creep who told you they put the check in the mail actually DID and you get it today or tomorrow. Hang in there!
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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/4/2013 10:29AM

    Even if you walk a lot of it, you've earned the ice cream. Go for it! emoticon

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