The Good, the Bad, and the Lazy

Monday, August 26, 2013

So this has been ... interesting.

I stated my goal to get back to the picture of health I was before Xmas more than a month ago. And then, nothing stuck.

Oh, I'm not gaining weight, but -- with excuses -- I'm not really losing it either.

Excuses: Germany, job frustrations (and/or aggravations), and Sour Snowboards.

I've fallen off the diet coke bandwagon. I'd been doing so well, but then my job aggravations have been building up, and I really want something comforting. So I reach for a tasty diet coke. At least I've gone a whole week without buying a box of sour snowboards.

I haven't re-started my lifting program. That, however, I will blame on my coworker leaving (paternity leave). Every time he proposes going out to lunch, I say yes, so I can't use my lunchtime as workout time. He's gone next week, so I'll be losing my excuse soon. I intend to go today, however.

Upsides: I have returned to my pre-Germany climbing ability. I've been having an awful lot of fun climbing new and interesting things, partially because my usual gym is undergoing reconstruction, so I've been a visitor at the other two. The second one is having a sale on their annual memberships: $400 for the year. That means I'd need to go 40 times in a year (a little under 4x a month) to make it worthwhile. I don't usually go there that often, but the offer is tempting. I probably won't take them up on it (I probably don't even spend $400 there a year), but having a membership at 2 gyms? That's kind of cool. Losing the weight I've gained might really help my climbing even more, though: especially if I do it without losing muscle-mass. Less of you to lift = easier climbing times!

The Boy and I are moving in together in October. It's coming up, and we've been having trouble finding a place that meets all of our needs. A couple of months ago I had been really excited about the prospect of tobogganing to work, but that fell through. Perhaps not, though! An apartment has opened up in that building: a penthouse apartment! Woo! (the Boy REALLY wants to hit the PH button... I think it's a guy thing). The last one we saw was small and inconveniently laid out (not at all resembling the floorplan given)... but this one (apparently) IS the big one with full roof access AND the den off the main floor (spare room for my parents when they visit???). We're seeing it on Tuesday, and he seems super-excited about it, so I am happy. I'm also looking forward to seeing him more: we'll have space for ourselves, but we'll also be able to spend time together -- a lot of our date cancellations come from him living in the suburbs and it being a 30 minute drive for him to come in or for me to go out: when either of us are tired, it's hard to pull off.

So I am getting off my butt... and moving. And if I'm going to be bad and have either diet coke or sour snowboards, at least I'm not having both at once!
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    Wow ! A lot going on! So much excitement though! Good luck on finding the right place. emoticon
    2059 days ago
    Sour snowboards? Sounds....weird (sorry!).

    Sounds like you are doing well, and glad that your climbing trip went good.

    Hope you find and good apartment. Sorry I really don't have much else to say. But, yeah...hope things are awesome!
    2059 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    You can do it! Just stay away from the temptations... I wouldn't go with the gym's offer.. if you have a gym, then stay with that one if you like it. If you don't like it, then go to the other gym. It just depends on which one you like and is most convenient for you.
    2061 days ago
  • no profile photo WINTERPARKS33
    Hi there. You will get there soon enough. Just wanted to share a quote, "BE STRONGER THAN YOUR EXCUSES".
    2061 days ago
    Oooooo - moving in! That sounds exciting! A penthouse?! Wooooooaaaahhhhh!!!!!!

    gan to work?! Ummmm... how?! haha

    I have never seen these sour snowboards but man I could go for some sour gummies right now, ugh!

    Work really can mess with our eating habits and schedules. I hope stuff starts to balance out for you soon. Moving is going to be tough too but if you prep for it, you can come out mostly unscathed! Good luck!!!!!!
    2061 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    Looks like the cycles of life got you a little. Everything will come back and be full swing without you even noticing. I know it seem like a long way off, but it will happen. Guessing Nov 1st you'll waked up next to your "man", in the new place, have a good workout, enjoy a healthy lunch, and then do an afternoon stroll with him hand in hand. Oh, and you will be 3.7 kg lighter (that's about 8 lbs right?). emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Time for my calorie burn, Konrad
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    2061 days ago
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