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Trying to get my head back in the game.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Everything has been a HUGE tornado of events for months now, and I see the dust clearing, but am afraid to believe it's really over. I must, however, start getting my head back in the healthy living game. I feel good about myself emotionally, but I know I have a lot of hard work to do if I want to feel the way I know I can physically. So today I started tracking for the first time in months. I usually won't track my food if I have eaten "bad" stuff, or feel guilty about an item or items I have eaten. But it is ALWAYS better to track, no matter what I have eaten. Then I know just how bad it is, or maybe I find it isn't nearly as bad as I thought. Which is kind of the case today. I did not eat well, at all, not even a little bit. But my calorie intake is still below my daily allowed level, so I am not feeling like burying my head in the sand just yet. I do believe that even though I was not sparking these last months, I did retain a small amount of willpower and knowledge from the previous two years of trying on and off to do my best.

I have an early morning hike planned with my sister tomorrow, which is a really great way to start my day. I am most likely going to get a walk in tonight, unless something really crazy gets in my way. The weather is gorgeous, and I still have about 4 more hours of daylight and nothing keeping me from getting out there. I even bought new headphones today so I have absolutely no excuses.

I really need to dig deep into this website to recapture my healthy eating spark. I have lost it somewhere along the chaos of the last few months and must find it. I have a nice bag of kale waiting for me in the crisper, I am sure tonight or tomorrow I can mange to cook something wonderful with it.

On the bright side, we got a new car. It's a 2010 Dodge Caliber, if you all don't know what that is, because I didn't before we got it, it is a crossover vehicle. It's between a car an an SUV. It looks like a big car, or a small SUV. It's pretty nice. It has some scratches and dings and a few small spots on the interior, but overall it is pretty clean. We bought it with the option to take it back and trade for something else within the next 10 months, so we aren't getting too attatched. We might keep it, or we might not. I like it pretty well, but hubs isn't sure yet. I am just glad to have a second vehicle. I was getting really stressed with having only my 23 year old Toyota, especially with my 80 mile round trip commute to work.

My new job is going well. It is really demanding compared to any job I have had in a really long time. But the money is good and I love the schedule. Most of the people I work with are pretty cool. I really like my manager and the head manager really isn't too bad either. The two hard parts for me is the pickiness of the head manager.............she wants every single haircut to be beyond perfect, which is hard when you are dealing with trouble hair. The other hard part is the hours, some days I don't get home until 9 pm, and that is really hard for me, especially after standing on my feet all day. My back has been really hurting, and I am SUPER exhausted when I get home. Having said all that, I am still really thankful for this job. It is giving me an opportunity to make some serious money, and for the most part the haircuts are pretty easy. Also, the schedule is really cool. I work 4 days, have a day off, work 4 more, have 2 off, work 3 have 2 off, work 3 have 2 off, then back to the 4 and one off, and it rotates like that. It is a really cool schedule, I think. One week I have Monday, Sat and Sun off, the next week is Thurs/Fri off, and the third week is Tues/Wed off, then back to the Mon/Sat/Sun. Every third week you have the weekend off, and the other weeks you only work three days then have two more days off. I really love it. Since we are open 7 days a week, we get full 5 day work weeks, except one week is 4. I think it works out pretty nice. Since this job is so exhausting physically, it is really great to know that you always have enough time off to relax and get back in the swing of things. (And get a massage!!)

Wow, I didn't mean for this blog to be quite so boring. Sorry guys!!! Sometimes I am writing these more or less as a way for me to look back on things throughout the year. I hope any of you that read this found something entertaining!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Catching up!!
    Love your work schedule. You can get so much more done when you have some weekdays off - like doctor's appointments and such.
    Glad you found a reliable car for your commute!
    1424 days ago
    Glad you are back and this was a nice catch up!
    1436 days ago
    emoticon So glad to have you back! emoticon
    1436 days ago
    I'm working on getting back my focus too. Let's just get it done!
    1436 days ago
    1436 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    You know what it is you gotta do - and also that you need to do it no matter what or how you feel.

    That said, it's totally understandable that with this new schedule and other changes, we need to figure out how we're going to fit in all the things we need to do - and I have faith that you'll do that, too.

    You'll get there... one step at a time!
    1436 days ago
    I've just recently gotten back into the game myself. Tracking my food for me is a hard thing to do so I tend to avoid it. Tracking the exercise--much easier. Thanks for the nip in the backside to track my food. I know it will help me do better than I am.

    Congrats on the new job!
    1437 days ago
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