Saturday, June 08, 2013
Today I'm headed to a day-long wellness fair. I'm so excited! There are fitness classes, nutrition workshops, and cooking demos going on all day. There is also a big expo - I love a good expo!
I have my workouts planned for next week. I'm excited to be getting back into a routine. It's amazing how much better I feel when I work out - I already feel like I have more energy and more motivation to *do* things, not just sit on the computer, looking for jobs and feeling sad.
- drink lots and lots of water!
- be friendly and outgoing at the wellness fair - I can make some good connections there!
- don't let myself get too hungry; last night I was STARVING after Spinning, and I ended up eating a bag of cheese curls. Bleh. I knew I shouldn't, but it just happened.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
...are better than moving backward or not moving at all.
Did you ever have something in your life cause you to feel like you just slammed on the brakes, stopping your momentum? I didn't realize that was happening to me until just a few days ago. Since January, I've been busy with grad school, teaching Spin classes, and driving back and forth to school. Well, school ended, we're settled in the new place, and I'm not teaching Spin anymore (hopefully that will change soon - I have an "audition ride" coming up next weekend). So I was busy busy busy, and now I'm not. I haven't had to get in my car in days, and my internship hasn't kicked into high gear yet because it's the summer.
So what do I do? I sit on the computer and look for jobs. And boy, is it depressing. This is such an awful time for a music teacher to try to find a job in PA. So I've been really really bummed out the last few days.
But the baby steps forward are the important things here. I have acknowledged that I CANNOT sit at the computer all day and night and look for jobs that aren't there. I am going to make myself (even more) crazy. I went out to a beer tasting at the library last night and met some awesome people. I went out for a run this morning and met with a trainer this evening at my new gym. I MUST get myself out of the house and experience the awesomeness of my new city!
I'm very much an introvert, so this is totally going out of my comfort zone. But i think it's helping me to grow.
So anyway, this is rambling... here are some goals.
- drink all my water every day
- write up a workout plan and GET TO IT
- take the time to get Sparky, tracking workouts and nutrition and getting re-involved in some teams
- limit my computer time, especially time on job search websites
OOOOOOOOKAAAAAYYYY here we goooooooo!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I can't believe how much walking I do around here! And I love it. Walk to get groceries, walk to the bank, walk to get falafel for lunch...
It's been a week since I've been back at a gym. I'm so glad I found a good one - I didn't realize how lumpy I had become until I went back there. I'm looking forward to getting back in shape like I was in early spring. Tonight there is a 90-minute yoga class! I definitely need to go - my legs are really sore from my killer lower body program I wrote up for myself. Sheesh.
My to-do list is shrinking for today. I am really trying to get back into a solid routine...
OK! Off to drink some water and cross of some more stuff!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Today was a big step for me - I joined a new gym! I was holding off until I was done with my classes, and now that they are finished and I'm not driving all over creation, I have time for the gym! So I found a really nice gym only a five minute walk (yes, WALK) from my place, and it's clean, the people are friendly, there are tons of classes, and there is a POOL!!! Totally excited about the pool. I think I needed to join the gym more than I realized. I've been feeling a little bummed out, and I think a lot of it is that I've put on a few pounds and I've gained a bit of flab. Not much, but enough to make me take notice. I'm thankful that I caught it early enough that I'm confident that I will be able to get rid of it (relatively) quickly.
I think I'm ready to get back into my Sparking. I'm ready to lose some flab and get back in control. I feel like I'm really settling into my new home. Joining the gym was a sign of that - I even got a great deal on the membership.
Ok... time for some dinner!
Monday, May 13, 2013
This week I have my last final exam and I'm teaching my last two Spinning classes at the univ. gym. Yay! Maybe...? I am quickly realizing that this means I can't use "I'm really busy with school" as an excuse (for anything) anymore. Excuse for not working out, for not working, for not cleaning up the laundry... and this is a little scary for me. Yesterday I had a serious "now what?" moment.
I'll be doing an internship this summer, which is wonderful - I'm super excited, but I still need to actively look for a job. I'm in a little panic. I often think about not ever finding a job again. I loved my old job - what if that was it? What if nobody ever hires me again? These are actual thoughts that I have, and I don't like it. Hubs always reminds me to concentrate on the things I can control, but that's easier said than done (I know, I say it to people all the time).
I think I'm going to work on getting back into some regular working out as I wait to hear back from places I sent my resume. I was feeling so good when I was strength training and running regularly. We've been in our new place for a little over a month now, so I think it's time to get back to a routine.
- finish my School Law final paper
- put together my final two Spin classes for this week
- get my stuff together to go to school
- drink water!!!
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