Wednesday, April 21, 2010
When this afternoon is over, I will be done with my masters classes. Totally done. No more papers, no more lectures, no more tests. Done. I am SO excited. I think the best part will be no more nagging thoughts - "I really should work on my paper..."
And hopefully my "blah" blogs and my "blah" attitude will disappear, too.
So my new "me" project is going to be an action plan. An action plan to get me back on the weight-loss trail, not just on maintenance. I am amazed and thankful that I haven't gained any weight during these stressful couple of weeks! But there is work to do. There are muscles to grow, biking to do, and running miles to fit in. The action plan will include all of this and more. Maybe some trips to look at some art, maybe some time to work on my San Francisco scrapbook (I went on the trip last summer!). Time to get back to playing my piano - I love the way it feels to play the piano.
I have some great book suggestions (thank you!), so I'll be making a trip to the library soon. I have read some wonderful new ideas of ways to spend my free time (thank you!) and I might even try some new things.
Drink at least 4 Siggs of water
Pack Thursday's lunch
Pick clothes for Thursday
SEND FINAL PAPER!!!!
Get a 15 minute run and some strength training done this evening
Have a super day!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today was one of those days. I came home from work yesterday not feeling so good. It was that feeling like a cold was coming on; achy body, stuffy nose, sore throat... Stayed home from running club and took a sick day today. Slept for hours today, and I guess I feel a little better.
I honestly don't know if it was a day off I needed or if I should have made myself go running last night - maybe it was some exercise I needed.
I have been SO stressed about getting my school work done; I have a big paper due tomorrow night, and I had three more assignments due this week. And I really want to do well with these last two classes. So I worked hard on my papers today, submitted three of them... tonight I have a quick question to ask my prof at chat time before I submit my final paper. And then I'm done. Not just done with these two classes, but with my master's classes. As soon as I get the results from my comprehensive exams, I will know if I have earned my degree. It's going to be a little strange being totally done with school... it's been such a part of my life!
So I have to work on thinking of activities I can do in the evenings since I don't have schoolwork to do anymore. i would LOVE suggestions. On Saturday I am going to buy a bike rack for my car and a helmet, and I plan on getting out on the bike pretty often. I can spend more time working out at the gym, I can get some swim laps in, and who knows what else. But I definitely need to take some selfish ME time after this week.
Off to get my sweet potato out of the oven...
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Today my plan was to work like crazy on my final paper for a class. I got SO much done. I found my articles, I wrote about 5 pages of my rough draft, and I have a great handle on what my paper is about. I'm feeling good and I'm going to be ready to submit it for my Wednesday deadline.
Went for a run this morning - about 2.5 miles. Weather was just perfect. The rain and wind held off and the sun came out. Yippee! My running buddy is in the same group, so we went to breakfast after our run. Carrot spice pancakes were the special today, and they were delicious.
I came to a realization this morning - I don't really like to dance. I was thinking about the dance classes at the gym, and I thought "you know, I don't particularly enjoy them." I'm not a good dancer, and I get frustrated when I can't do the steps. Also, I don't feel like they are helping me reach my goal of having ripped arms. Sigh... I guess we can't like everything. But at least I am trying them. I think it's important to try new things before making a decision on whether or not I enjoy it. I think I'll spend the rest of tonight revamping my workout schedule for the week; less dancing, more biking and swimming. The triathlon challenge at the gym is still going on and I really need to get in some more miles on my bike and laps in the pool.
I know that everyone out there has really great April goals. It's been a crazy month for me, and I just want to say thank you to you all for your support and for making such good goals. Seeing how everyone is meeting their goals is keeping me from getting *too* derailed.
Good thing about today - I busted out 11 man pushups for my honey. He looked totally impressed.
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