Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Well. I've been commissioned to write...unfortunately it was in a Sparkgoodie payment instead of real cash.
Let's see...since my last blog, I bought a membership to the awesome gym on campus and started going there fairly consistently during my lunch break. Then I stopped for some reason... And now I've started back up again. It feels good. I love when I'm sore.
I always start out on the track for a walk and jog, but lately it hasn't been doing much for me. So I've branched out and flirted with the rowing machine and elliptical. Normally I would be super snobby about machines and think that they do all the work for you and what a waste of space when you've already got arms, legs, and the ground...but good lord, the elliptical kicked my butt. I set it on the interval program so it pretty much did hills with massive amounts of resistance...and let me tell you, I was DRIPPING with sweat. It was awesome. The rowing machine is going to be a good friend of mine too I think. All through high school and college I thought about how being on crew would have been great....can you say KILLER shoulders?!?! So I'm hopping on there more often to get a nice upper body, and I think I'll be taking the elliptical for a spin more often too.
Plus, I've been doing weights more often, which is great to add to the soreness. Not pain, people...but the soreness of growing muscles and losing inches. :)
On a different front, some of you remember my adventure in veganism last year....well I'm dabbling with it again. Mostly I'm working on cutting out dairy, most particularly fatty dairy (butter...oh how I love it, cheese...I'll need prayer for that one, and cream/milk/etc) because it's the hardest thing to cut out! Also, I'm drastically cutting down on my meat consumption, which actually isn't very much, so pretty much I'm cutting out meat. At most I eat about half an egg and a tablespoon or less of ground sausage in these mini-frittatas that I've been bringing into work. I cooked them with soymilk this time, so no dairy at all in them. Otherwise, my little treat is Dove chocolates...darn Valentine's Day... I may continue eating the egg things, but soon enough I'll be sick of eggs (it happens often), so we'll see. :)
Hmm...as for my personal life, I recently got a promotion. Well, I guess I can't consider it a promotion seeing as it is a lateral move (salary-wise) in the office, BUT it is definitely an upgrade in job title. Hello, I'm no longer Secretary, but Student Teaching Coordinator (for the largest teachers college in the state of Indiana, thank you very much). I'm happy that I was able to move up, move to the third position in answering phones in the office (cha-ching!), and move to a desk that's much farther away from the front door. :) Plus, since the last coordinator left, I'd been doing the job anyway....so there's no training period or anything. I'm already making it my own too, changing the way we do some things, making things more streamlined and organized. It's nice. Plus, I've been organizing my desk and getting rid of unneeded things...that's always a nice feeling. :)
I think that's all from me for now! Bye!