Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I was just outside weeding the garden, and this is what came out from under a rock:
It wasn't really big, but it sure made me jump!
I went to yoga tonight, and boy, did I need it. This morning, my contact ripped. Tried to get a hold of honey, couldn't reach him. Drove home at lunch, honey was home. Turned out his phone "didn't work." The jury is out on that one... so anyway, I was in a foul foul foul mood. I was SOOOO mad at honey for not answering his phone, but I didn't have time to fight about it. I had to get back to school. Got through the rest of the day. Vented to one of the first grade teachers and just lost it. I haven't cried like that in a while. I couldn't help it. When honey didn't answer his phone, I felt really let down. Sort of like I couldn't count on him to help me out when I needed help. I knew he was home - he doesn't go into the restaurant until the afternoon. I was just so upset that he didn't answer his phone.
One of the parts of my vent to my colleague was that our family is over an hour away, which isn't too far, but it's far enough that I can't call any of them to run over to our house and get my contacts or glasses. I count on my honey to be my nearby family, so when I can't get a hold of him, it's very frustrating.
He will get home late tonight, but I definitely need to talk to him about what happened today. Bleh.
So I was SOOOO mad during the afternoon, but I still went to yoga. I got to think about what happened and put it all in perspective. I managed to get home and get my contacts, and the day went on. My principal is totally understanding and told me that I shouldn't rush; she'd find someone to cover my class for a bit until I got back (if need be). At the time, though, I was so upset because I have really horrible eyes, and having only one contact in gave me a huge headache, not to mention it was really difficult to teach. AND, the contact was brand new. I just put it in this morning. So there's another thing that ticked me off. A little time was just what I needed to really think about what happened and figure out exactly *what* I was mad about. Yoga is a wonderful thing.
But the phone thing. We don't have a land line, we both have cell phones so we don't really need one. But I still think that honey needs to have his phone on and ready when he is home and available. It's one thing not to answer it in the car or while at work, but it's another thing to be sitting at home on the computer with the phone off (not working? battery dead? hm...).
Tonight will be an early night. Tomorrow morning I have to get up at 4:30 to go meet a friend - we're going to NYC with some of her middle school music students. I'm super excited - a personal day is just what I need after these crappy two days. Yesterday was just as bad - I forgot my lunch, I got pulled to cover a class, and the interstate was backed up when it was time to go home. At least I got my morning swims in!
Bleh - I'm taking a hot bath tonight, drinking a lot of water before bed, and packing my bag for tomorrow. I have some bananas and Kashi bars for snacks.
Since this was a mostly downer blog, here are some good things to end with.
- I hopped on the scale tonight (just to check) and it's still moving in the right direction. Official weigh-in day is at the end of the month, so I'll adjust the tracker then.
- I discovered that I have some really good friends at work. It's nice to know that I can vent to them and they will listen. Sometimes I feel as if what I have to say isn't that important, and it's hard for me to share my feelings with people.
- Yoga was WONDERFUL!!!!!!
- The traffic on the way home this afternoon (to get my contacts) was clear and I made the trip quickly.
- I have a tub in which I can soak.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Yesterday honey and I went to visit his parents. His mom wanted to take us out to eat, which is fine. I was all ready to make some good menu choices, but we went to Buca da Beppo which, if you've never been there, serves gigantic family-size portions of food. His parents really like the baked pasta dish, so we got that. HOLY CHEESE. My tummy is SO not happy with me today. The salad had a ton of (tasty) dressing on it - his mom says "at least the salad is really healthy." Um, not so much. Tons of oil, pepperoni... oh well.
The good part was that honey and I both resisted dessert, and I LOVE tiramisu. But we only have a week, and then he's going to make a really delicious dessert for us to eat on Sunday.
This morning I went swimming. I thought about hopping on the scale, but with all the cheese and saltiness from yesterday... not such a good plan. So I'll wait until the end of the month (which was the plan *anyway*) when I've had lots of water, no sweets, and consistent exercise.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water (goodbye, sodium!)
Give my running 110% tonight. I haven't run since my 5K last Sunday (yikes) and I have another one coming up on Memorial Day. I MUST push myself a bit.
Pack my gym clothes for tomorrow. Power yoga is tomorrow night and I totally miss taking yoga classes.
Eat light to make up from yesterday. My lunch is a strawberry salad and low-fat plain yogurt with honey and oats. Lots of water and fruit/veggies today.
There are no more full weeks of school for me! I have a personal day on Wednesday to go into NYC to see a show... Yippee!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
A rainy Sunday = a blah blog.
Did I meet yesterday's goals?
Water - YES
Water at breakfast - YES
house into shape - YES
time to read - well, I took a two hour nap and watched a movie - I count those two things as some good "Me Time."
Honey and I are going on a week-long No Sweet Challenge. I tried the No Prepackaged Baked Goods/Candy Challenge, but this just means I ate a ton of homemade cookies. For me, doing an all or nothing sweet challenge just seems to work best.
This week is also the first full week of the Get To The Gym Three Days Before School Challenge. I felt so good all day on Thursday and Friday since I'd gone to the gym in the morning; swimming is perfect for the morning because 20 minutes is a perfect time to get the heart going and still have enough time at home to enjoy my coffee and pack my lunch for the day.
This afternoon is a visit with the Future-In-Laws. We haven't seen his parents since January. They have been on an around-the-world cruise. Can't wait to see pictures and hear about their trip! We're going out to eat, which could turn out to be a good thing. I can be in charge of my own food and don't have to eat unhealthy foods that his mom might make (not like they're *really* unhealthy, but scalloped potatoes and giant steaks aren't exactly my first choice). This also means that I can avoid sweets after dinner; no pressure to eat dessert. Phew!
Had a great time at my friend's bridal shower yesterday, but ate WAY too many cookies. They were so good! After I stuffed my face with cookies, I realized that I felt horrible. If I would have just slowed down and asked myself if I was actually hungry for a cookie, I would not have eaten that many. It's amazing to think I used to eat like that all the time. A little self-awareness goes a long way.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water (I already had two big glasses - yahoo!)
Eat consciously. Ask myself if I'm really hungry before I eat.
Clean up little stuff around the house instead of putting it in piles to clean up "later."
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I didn't go to bed particularly early last night. In fact, it was relatively late when I got to sleep - 10:15 pm. Usually it's between 9-9:30 when I fall asleep. The birds started chirping, I didn't feel tired anymore, so I thought "it must be about 5:45ish or so." Oh no. It was 4:50am. WHAT??? I stayed in bed for a while, deciding if I should sleep a little more or just get up. I got up. Had my coffee, my pre-run toast with honey (yum!), and I'm ready to go.
I attribute my really good sleep to the hour of biking I did yesterday afternoon and the 20 minute swim I did in the morning. Yesterday's weather was just BEAUTIFUL and I just had to take advantage of it. I went back to the gorge trail I've been on a few times and had a great ride. It's very shaded with beautiful waterfalls; the trail runs along the river - the view is just amazing. I see myself making frequent trips out there over the summer for some biking lunches!
My running buddy and I are meeting at 7:30 for a run. We didn't go last week, and I'm looking forward to getting back into the Saturday morning run routine. This afternoon is a wedding shower - I LOVE shopping for shower gifts! Got some really beautiful crystal toasting glasses with a little platinum band around the top - something I'd definitely want for myself.
i MUST get some cleaning done this afternoon and tonight. The house is not a terrible mess, but it's not up to my standards. I really don't like coming home from work (or anywhere, for that matter) and seeing a mess.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water.
Drink only water if we go to breakfast after our run.
Get the house into shape.
Take some time to read.
Hoo-ray for the weekend!
Friday, May 21, 2010
One of the most interesting things that's happened since I've been doing more fun outdoor stuff after school is that Friday, while still a wonderful day, does not have the same feeling as it once did. I used to think "OMG I can do just what I want to - it's the weekend!" But since I discovered a love for biking and running on the Rails to Trails trails, *every* night can be filled with something I like to do. It doesn't get dark very early, so I have lots of time to get some good biking/running in.
Last night I met some colleagues for coffee (I had iced tea) after school; it was almost 5:30 when we left. A few weeks ago, I would have thought "oh, this night is shot. I am just going home." But since I had my bike in the car already, I came up with Plan B. Driving just over 30 minutes to get to a trail wouldn't work, but going up to the local state park and doing a few laps around the top of the mountain *would*. So off I went. And even though I only did a little more than 20 minutes, it was still better than doing 0 minutes. I'm packing my bike again today and my running shoes in case I feel like heading out after school today (which I think I will - it's going to be a beautiful afternoon!).
Today's positives (and it's only 7:30!)
- I went swimming. This is two days in a row! I feel so good.
- My lunch is packed. I'm getting good at using what we have in the house.
- I am drinking a big glass of water. I'm working really hard on getting more water in every day.
- My workout stuff is in a basket in my car - I put my biking gloves, weight gloves, a headband, and stopwatch in there so I have them ready in case the mood strikes me.
Today I will:
Drink lots and lots of water.
Do something outside after school.
Eat a healthy dinner.
Give someone a compliment.
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