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September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yesterday was actually a good day. I had finished my 3000 word report on the weekend as it was due yesterday and Im so happy its finally done. I also signed up for music lessons through my college`s music department. It was a really good deal and Ive been wanting to get back into it for a while. I play the piano and the flute but i havent played either for quite some time. So she had me take my music books and then we went over some stuff on the piano. Then at the end of the lesson she took me over to talk to the director of the program as she said i was too advanced to learn from her. Her major is flute and she also teaches basic piano and Im at level 4 which is apparently not basic. So we decided that I would do flute lessons instead because it would be very complicated rearranging the teacher`s schedule to get me a different teacher. I dont mind, I like the flute too. I dont have as many books for it, and I havent played it as long, but I enjoy it!

Im actually considering taking piano lessons again though, because if i drop the hapkido class i can afford it, but not both. I havent really been going to hapkido lately so it would probably be better anyway. Im going to think about it for awhile and see what i decide. If i do drop the hapkido I will make up for it by going to the gym more often. Which as of right now I dont really have a lot of time for it anyway. It would free up my schedule a bit as music would be once a week and hapkido is twice. I wouldnt be learning to fight though. Learning to defend myself would probably be super good for my confidence, Im still a beginner there lol, but thats only if i actually go. the hapkido is really difficult for me as well because I havent been able to improve my fitness level very much, I keep slacking, and so the fitness requirements are very difficult.

I want to start running to help with that, maybe even run a 5k someday but I dont feel like I could even start the c25k program right now. I also wouldnt do it front of other people and I dont have my own treadmill so thats not an option. I would just feel like an idiot doing it in front of people at the gym. Ive decided im going to get back on the swimming again. I did it for a while but then quit. I will start again as a way to work on my fitness until I feel ready to start to the c25k. Swimming is supposed to great for fitness level but not so great for losing weight because it keeps your body temp lower, so I will keep seeing my trainer and doing my dancing.

I have no classes today so I will start to plan my meals for the week again. I didnt have time on the weekend because of my huge report. I will then go shopping tomorrow morning as Im seeing a friend today and wont have time. I know nutrition is my main problem. I always screw up and overeat or eat the wrong things. This I know so I need to somehow gain the discipline to limit the bad foods. I did good for breakfast today though, oatmeal! My friend has also agreed to make something for dinner that is healthy for me, hes very supportive. Then were seeing a movie and Im going to save enough calories today to have some popcorn and a drink.

Ive still got that reward list i made in mind and Ive only got 10 pounds til my first reward on it. I actually wish I didnt live alone right now. Then there would be someone here to help me keep control of my eating.

Anyway, I have to get ready to go to the gym and see my trainer so I will talk to you all later emoticon
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    WOW, what a lot of decisions you are making.......good for you!!
    I am trying to take advantage of kids being gone at I am off to a new start (again) but I guess its better than not trying at all.....
    I love that you have musical talent, I don't even have rhythm much less talent!! LOL!!

    Keep up the good work babe!!
    Love ya!!
    3104 days ago
    If your interested, I would like to "live" with you, sorta speak, I can keep an eye on your food and exercise tracker, and give you advice and pointers? I could be your online buddy! emoticon emoticon

    My 1st bit of advice would be, Don't fill up your day so much with "other" things you DO NOT leave time for you CARDIO and Strength training! The moving and calories burning, and muscle building are TOO important in your physical health to do that now! emoticon Make time for a minimum TOTAL of 30 min a day! emoticon Even if you have to break it up into 3/10 min sessions!
    3105 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/21/2010 11:07:41 AM
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