Friday, April 09, 2010
Yesterday was just the most hellish day you could imagine. I was in such a foul mood when I woke up, and I don't know why. Well, maybe I do know why. I'm stressed out over my comprehensive exam I'm taking tomorrow, over the seemingly millions of papers I have to write for the class I'm taking, and over my crazy busy schedule.
When I went into the office to sign in, the secretary gave me some chocolate. I promptly ate it all. Then I got back to my room, decided I was still grumpy, and went across the hall for a bag of Peanut M&Ms. All this chocolate actually improved my mood greatly.
But it didn't last for long. My first class was late getting picked up, and I ended up with two 2nd grade classes in my room for 10 minutes waiting for the teacher. The wonderful art teacher next door finally volunteered to take the class (she didn't have anyone) so I could get at least part of my music lesson in. Grumpiness returned in full force. Continued to be grumpy when I didn't get any apology for the class sitting in my room, no explanation about what happened, nothing. No "thanks for covering my class for that time," no "thanks for being flexible." If there is one thing I hate, it's being taken advantage of.
Last night I had a homeowners association meeting. Just another way to make my day miserable. Our house really needs new siding, and it's been on the meeting agendas for over a year. Nothing has been done except a lot of talking. So I went to the meeting last night prepared to talk about my siding frustration. Well after some other business, we finally got to the siding. I brought up how disappointed I was that we talked about getting new siding for a long time but nothing has been done. I haven't had anyone repair what we have because I don't want to shell out the money for the repairs and then pay someone to rip off the repairs and put new stuff on shortly thereafter. If I would have known it would have taken this long, I might have reconsidered. But anyway, one of the guys was acting like my concerns were nothing big. Thankfully, someone stepped in and backed me up. I could feel my face getting red and warm and I was feeling like I was going to explode.
I need a vacation.
So TGIF. I mean, REALLY TGIF.
Tonight I have a chiro appointment after school (to which i really don't feel like going), and I have to prepare my computer for tomorrow's exam. Today is an easy day at school (knock on wood) and I plan on hiding out in my room to get a lot of work done. I'd like to get a lot of studying done today so I can make it out to run tomorrow morning. Because as important as it is to study for this exam, it's also important for me to get a little outdoor fitness time in. I think the run might actually help me for the exam - get the blood flowing, wake up a little bit.
Sorry for the Negative Nellie post, but I just needed to vent. Today is another day.
I'm off to pack my lunch and drink some water.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
I make a real effort to try different classes at my gym. I'm paying for it, so why not? It's fun to get out of my comfort zone.
Last night was supposed to be 60's and 70's Dance Party with a former Rockette and Broadway dancer. Super fun, right? Well, it turned out that she was stuck in Manhattan (she is producing the new Hairspray) so the class was going to be Dance Your Butt Off. Hm... I was already at the gym, so I decided to try it. I really slogged through it - it was exactly like Step Class without the step. One of those classes where everyone is doing exactly the same thing at the same time, wide steps, repeaters... bleh. I have taken step classes before, and there is a reason I don't still take them. I'm just not into that kind of class. It takes me a while to really "get" a step, and most of the time just when I get it, the class is moving on to something else. It's very frustrating.
So I left, feeling a little dejected, but very sweaty, and came home. Honey made some grilled chicken with avocado/onion rice (YUM) and I was SOOOO glad there was dinner here.
But on to today. This morning I planned on going swimming, but my body was saying "no no no!" when I woke up. I listened to it, and here I am.
Did I meet goals from yesterday?
Water - YES
Have fun at class - I tried my best!
Compliment - YES
Eating plan - um, no. After dinner I had some peanut butter, and then some more. And then some honey bread. Bleh.
I'm feeling a little run-down today, which is a little bit of a bummer. I was in such a good mood yesterday, and today is more blah.
Today I will:
Drink at least 4 Siggs of water
Make good food choices at dinner tonight (we have a homeowners' meeting at a restaurant tonight - they make good sushi, so I think I'll have a roll or two)
Go to bed at 9:00 tonight. I've been staying up too late this week, and I think it's finally catching up with me. I don't like it.
Off to get another cup of coffee and pack my lunch.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
I went down to my mom's house today for Easter. At the end of last week I didn't really want to, it's over 100 miles round trip. But then I thought about spending time with family and how that is really important.
It was a nice day. We had some ham and potato stew for lunch, and again for dinner. It's very tasty. My brother and I decided to ride our bikes to the bank and ended up riding around town for about 25 minutes. We rode up a really big hill - my quads are still burning! Got home, ate some dinner, and decided to walk up to the ice cream place for a dusty road sundae. The whole walk was probably almost two miles. All this on what was supposed to be a rest day! Goes to show how my life has really changed.
I really enjoyed riding around today! Enough so that I'm going to consider getting a bike (used) in the near future. I can't ride to work (there are only two ways to get there, and the roads are both scary) so I'd have to stick to state parks and other trails. Luckily, there are lots of nice places pretty near. My brother is also looking into a new bike - we're thinking of being biking buddies.
Today was not a typical eating day for me. I made ok choices and didn't go crazy, but I'm used to having more protein and more fresh veggies. But with my April goal of tracking 5x a week, I can chalk up today as a non-tracking day and get back to it tomorrow.
Off to sit in a hot bath and get ready for bed. Tomorrow is some serious strength training in the morning and then some running at night. I have to really take advantage of my last day of Spring Break!
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