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Almost time for me to relax...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This week turned into an impromptu rest week. On Tuesday my back started to hurt like I tweaked something, and I was in some nasty sort of funk. I just felt miserable all around. So I decided to take the rest of the week off planning any more workouts and I feel better. I haven't been tracking my food or workouts, and I've just been trying to relax. Hubs came home on Monday, and I realized that the whole time he was gone, I really didn't take any time just to *sit* and do nothing. I think I really need to work on that. I feel so often like I have to be doing something productive at all times, even when I really know I should be relaxing.

This morning I busted out my last midterm (yay!) and send a resume to a school. Sigh... hopefully I'll hear something when I get back from spring break. Which is coming up! I have one more day of subbing tomorrow (I'm teaching art - fun!) and then I'm headed down to my mom's house. We leave on Saturday afternoon for Sarasota! It's funny - we both have the mindset of doing nothing but sitting our rear ends on the beach and walking around and doing some light shopping. I think I'm going to rent a bike a few days and maybe try some paddleboarding, but other than that? Nothing planned. I think that's why I'm looking forward to this break so much. I have such a hard time relaxing at home that I have to really get away in order to truly relax.

Time for some more water and then finish packing my bags! Yay!

  
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MCJULIEO 3/14/2013 11:30PM

    One more time- don't forget the sunscreen! emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/14/2013 10:44PM

    Have a great trip!

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GOODGETNBETR 3/14/2013 9:55PM

    Enjoy the rest and visit. Safe travels and good luck with the resume.

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Exercise funk?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

For the last couple of days I've kinda been down in the dumps. I've been especially concerned with my unemployment. Most days I'm really okay with it - I am doing awesome things with my time, and I'm actually being productive. So I realize that I'm not frittering away my not working time. But I was getting bummed about the whole productive member of society and regular paycheck thing. It's a light year for racing - I just can't afford all the entrance fees. Which stinks, because there are a lot of really fun races I'd love to do. Sigh. I just have to be patient.

Today I was so tired and I had a little headache this morning. Ugh. I need my spring break sun and break from all this. When I come back from spring break I will be teaching my cycle class - I'm glad I have something to look forward to when I get back!

My state of mind led to me look up symptoms of overtraining. One of them was depression. And I know I'm not depressed, but I'm not my normal sunny self. I have been killing it at the gym. And while I feel pretty good, I think it's taking a toll. I actually tweaked my back at some point yesterday. While it's not *too* bad, I think it might be a sign that I'm overdoing it. So maybe this week I'll just concern myself with getting my running miles in and taking a break from everything else. I don't want to be hurt for Florida! I am planning on paddleboarding there so I want to be at 100% for that.

Also, I had a gigantic lunch today. I met my brother for lunch and ate a meatloaf sandwich and mashed potatoes (both with gravy), and a piece of cherry crumb pie with ice cream. And it was awesome. I mean, I don't feel wonderful now, but maybe I haven't been eating enough? Who knows. I think I may tweak what I'm doing a little bit...

This is kind of a rambling blog. I've been thinking about this stuff a lot lately, mostly because I need to focus on something until I leave for Florida. I can't even stand the wait. Seriously. I feel like screaming because I'm so excited to go. Not a mean scream, just an excited scream.

So anyway, I think I'm going to get that coffee because, hey, I have a midterm tonight and I need to get myself out of this funk somehow. And I think a caramel macchiato might just do it for tonight.

  
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CFMOSS 3/14/2013 7:13AM

    My dearie you have a lot on your platter and you are doing amazingly well. I agree with your organized rambles - you probably have been doing too much and your body is probably yacking at you to rest. And...within reason you do need to consume enough calories especially when your body is kicking butt. Take care of yourself lady - you are so worth it. My husband's job situation has been in flux the last several years and it is tough - each situation in its own way, but it's tough and sometimes that simply has to be acknowledged before you can accept the words Hang in there:) VIrtual hug and hope the macchiato was good.

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RUNNINGWILD 3/13/2013 12:49AM

    a caramel macchiato always makes me feel better, too.

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MCJULIEO 3/12/2013 10:17PM

    That trip isn't distracting you or anything... emoticon

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GORIANA 3/12/2013 8:02PM

    It sound like there are a lot of things going on at once and that you are listening to see which way to turn. Good luck discerning the best move!

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One step at a time...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Three midterms this week. Ugh. I did NOT feel like studying - I think I made it out to be a bigger task than it actually was. When I broke it down into sections (for half an hour I'm going to work on these questions, etc.), it felt much more manageable and much less of a pain in the butt. And this is kind of how my life goes. I over-think many areas of my life - my workout schedules, my eating plan... and I get really overwhelmed. I'm really trying to work on doing one thing at a time. I work much better when I think of things in steps rather than the big picture (most of the time).

Today:
- lots of water
- follow eating plan
- go to the library to study for my psychology midterm tonight
- do a little bit around the house to clean up

  
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CHSHULER89 3/11/2013 9:08PM

    Totally understand! I need to keep working on that too...

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BILLALEX70 3/11/2013 11:10AM

    Just think...VACATION!

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It's a low-key kinda day

Friday, March 08, 2013

I *should* be doing school work but I just can't seem to muster up the energy to do it. Bleh.

I did manage to go through some clothes today to get ready for vacay, and found some stuff that I have under-grown. It is going to stay in a bag in the closet - if it's still too big by next winter, then I get rid of it. I've read the article on Spark that say you should get rid of clothing that is too big, but I have decided to keep this stuff hidden away for a while.

This morning I did two great workouts - a cycle class and then sports conditioning. I am feeling very strong, and the classes are getting easier. Yahoo!

Today:
- do a little school work
- drink more water
- plan out meals for the weekend
- ? I'm keeping it low-key today.

  
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DRAGONCHILDE 3/8/2013 6:13PM

    Everybody needs a low key day. :) Can't keep going balls-to-the-wall every day!

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COOP9002 3/8/2013 3:16PM

    Sometimes low-key days are the best. Hope you have a relaxing vacation.

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Single digits!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I think counting down to spring break is almost as exciting as counting down to the last day of school! In nine days I will be headed down to the Florida sun and warmth. Hurrah!

So for the time remaining until I go, I am kicking it HARD for Operation t.u.m.m. Careful and mindful eating, gettin' sweaty at the gym and on my runs, and sucking down the water. I notice a difference - last night's Pilates class was "easier" than it's ever been! My core is getting stronger!

Today:
- three miles on the TM. It's pretty windy, so I'm just going to make it an indoor run today.
- yoga class at noon. I NEED some yoga. My body wants to strrrrrretch!
- lots of water
- follow my eating plan
- school work

  
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GIANNA345 3/8/2013 10:36AM

    I'm really impressed! Good for you.

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MCJULIEO 3/7/2013 10:17PM

    Yay, YOU!

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CRAFTINWIFE 3/7/2013 9:23PM

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CELIAMINER 3/7/2013 12:46PM

    Great work!

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COOP9002 3/7/2013 11:04AM

    Hope your vacation in FL is a memorial experience.

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ANDREWMOM 3/7/2013 9:08AM

    Great! Enjoy the vaca!

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