Thursday, February 04, 2010
Every day around this time (6:20am) I think "Today is going to be a great day." I visualize myself going to the gym, eating my healthy dinner, and getting something done when I come home from school. Usually I'm pretty good at following an evening routine, but yesterday - not so much. I think it started when my salon called and told me they were running 15 minutes behind. Fifteen minutes is not a big deal, but when I finally got into the hair-wash chair, it was almost 1/2 an hour after my scheduled time. Sigh. The head massage was nice, but I just wasn't feeling the cut. I usually LOVE getting my hair cut. But I'm trying to grow it out (I can't afford every 4 weeks for a really short cut anymore) and it's at the point where it just doesn't seem to want to do anything right. Bleh.
So after my lackluster salon experience, I headed up to the gym. I am very good about going to my scheduled gym time even when all I want to do it go home and nap. Yesterday - not so much. The feeling of "please just go home" was overwhelming me. It overwhelmed me SO much that go home is exactly what I did. Plopped my rear on the couch, and that was it.
*Note - a really good part about last night is that even though I didn't go to the gym, I got some good practicing in. Singing Carmina Burana is hard - it's a mix of Latin and German pronunciation.
Dinner was not so bad last night, although lately I have been going a little overboard at night with the eating. Not totally sure why, but I need to explore this a little more. I'm thinking about changing my weight-loss goal to 1/2 a pound a week instead of 1 pound - maybe just for February...?
So today is a new day. My nutrition and fitness goals for today are set and I'm ready. Tonight is some yoga and stretching - I have totally been feeling the yoga lately. My iPod is ready for a little TM running and some upper body work.
Today will be better than yesterday.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I love two hour delays. We don't have to make them up at the end of the year, and I get to sleep in a bit.
This afternoon I go to get a haircut - getting my haircut is such a relaxing time for me. I get the best head massage. After that is a little TM and an abs class.
Don't have much to write today...
Drink all my water
Stick to the eating plan (didn't do so hot with this yesterday)
Get some schoolwork done
Clean up the downstairs a little bit (I think I'm sleeping so much because I'm taking this evening relaxing thing too far. I need to do *something* at night - not just sit my rear on the couch.)
Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Last summer I decided that I was going to get Invisalign braces. What made my decision easier was that the process would only take 5 months.
So here I am, at the end. Finally! This morning I put in my last set of molds. Wahoo! I am SO excited and notice a really big difference. The miracles of modern dentistry...
I did everything on my list from yesterday. Wahoo! and today i will:
Drink more than enough water
Stick to my eating plan
Clean up my room at school today
Check the classifieds to see if anyone is in need of a mattress set - I hate to just throw it away
Finish transferring my CDs to iTunes (almost there!)
Call my dad re: moving the piano
Phew! Tonight is a Power Zen class - basically yoga on a Reebok core board. I took a class a few months ago and it was super hard - I'm looking forward to seeing if tonight is any easier.
I measured myself this morning - noticed some nice differences. Didn't enter them in - I think I'll do that tomorrow morning. Yesterday I got two more compliments from people at school - it amazes me that the compliments are still coming. I love it!
reason #562302 why I love Spark - my best friend is coming over for a "Tax Party" on Saturday (we do our taxes together every year) and I suggested I take pizza dough and marinara out of the freezer and we could have pizza for lunch. Spark has taught me how much pizza is a serving, and I can still enjoy it. Said friend is doing Weight Watchers, and the first thing she asked me was "do you know how many points are in the pizza?" Sigh. No, I don't. A bag of flour doesn't have WW points on it. But I *do* know how many calories are in it, and I know how big a serving is! She is doing well so far on WW and I think it works for a lot of people, but for me personally, I love the way Spark is helping me learn how to eat.
I have to take honey to pick up his car this morning - he called me at 1:30 am on Saturday to tell me his car shut off on the way home. Got it towed and had the alternator and a belt replaced. Not a big deal, considering the car is a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciara (sp) and was given to him for free when his grandmother died. That said, I'll still take my newer car and my AAA membership.
I would love it if Phil would not see a shadow... I'm getting real tired of this frigid weather.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Today was my planned rest day. My knees are thanking me and so are my quads.
Honey and I went grocery shopping this morning and I spent the better part of the day making food for the freezer. Since we started eating more fruits and vegetables, our food bill has gone up, but we have healthy food in the freezer for weeks! No calling out for pizza (honey made a lot of pizza dough for the freezer and I made a huge batch of marinara), no stopping for Mexican (we have a ton of chili in there), and there is some Moroccan lentil-apricot soup that smells delish.
Tonight honey is cooking scallops and maybe some fresh bread... I'm trying to sway him into making bread, although he *did* already make fresh pita for lunch (to go with the amazing falafel he made!).
So enough about food, I'm getting hungry!
Got an e-mail last night about going to South America with my singing group. The itinerary looks great, and the price is right. I have to seriously look at everything and decide if I can afford it. The two tours I've gone on with the group have been well-organized, and the really nice part about the trip is that is gives me the opportunity to go on a trip that I probably would not have otherwise thought about taking. I would *really* like to go... Tonight is going to be budget night.
Tomorrow is Day 1 of the New Plan. (I have lots of New Plans.) Since there are no classes at the gym tomorrow night, I'm going swimming in the morning. I'm going to get up early and get my 6-6:30 am swim in.
- Drink more than enough water
- Stick to my eating plan
- Read my assignment for class
Off to look at some budget stuff...
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