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Prepare to Gain! (no, seriously, I've been preparing lol)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sorry about my outburst in my last entry...I REALLY needed to get all that frustration out to SOMEBODY because it was driving me wild with no outlet big enough to handle the surge that was trying to explode out lol! I'm...staying away from pilates. Like, really away. I don't need to start crying after 80 seconds of trying s video.

ANYWHO, I FINALLY get the see my boyfriend tomorrow night!! For the first time since August!! I'm so excited it's unbelievable! I get to see my precious Aggieland again for a whole week! HOORAY!!! With it being practically a holiday for me (and AggieCon! WHOOP!), I do expect to go way over my calorie limits and all that for a couple days straight, so I know my weight is going to bounce back up for a bit...but I'm prepared for it. Almost welcoming it, even, considering all the fun and reunions it represents to me! Heck, I'm kind of hoping the damage won't be as bad as I'm expecting since I'll prety much be walking everywhere in town. My boyfriend is situated within walking distance (for me, anyway) of 99% of the places I need/want to go! Yes!!

Now, last night I did get a scare from my laptop. After troubleshooting/researching a bit, I've come to the conclusion that the ac port is damaged (something probably loose) and needs to be fixed. Which, from what I hear, can cost me $150ish. Still better than a totally new computer, but ouch! I do have a temporary "fix", though, so I can use my machine...I just need to duct tape the jack into the port REALLY tightly until I can get it to someone....better than nothing.

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SALAM4545 4/6/2014 3:41PM

    Congrats on getting to see your sweetie! Have a great trip!

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MCJULIEO 4/1/2014 11:55PM

    Duct tape has rescued more projects than we can even imagine!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Every time I try one of the stupid pilates video I end up crying within 2 minutes. I feel like such a failure and a stupid lump of useless. Even the beginner/intro video makes me just feel TERRIBLE about myself. I end up crying for what feels like forever afterward. I can't seem to do anything. I can't even do the simplest stuff I'm so pathetic. I hate it so much.

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SALAM4545 4/6/2014 3:39PM

I hate it too. I'd rather walk, play with kids (I'm a preschool aide so I chase the kids around the playground in a round of tickle monsters going to get you) even doing crunches is better!

Finding something else can be challenging, but variety is the spice of life. If you like doing videos, maybe you could try a belly dancing or zumba video. Don't go back to Pilates unless you feel like it will make you feel better, not worse.

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MCJULIEO 3/30/2014 12:30AM

    C'mon, Vappy! You are better than you think!

Can you imagine Edison giving up after the first or second or tenth attempt at a light bulb filament? No!

Can you imagine Shakespeare getting Romeo's declaration right the first time, or the third? Or Hamlet's soliloquey??? Heck, No!

Do you think Mother Teresa was BORN loving everybody!!??? Welllll, that one MAYBE....

But those guys didn't give up! They kept on going !

Their successes were built on failure after failure, practicing and practicing...

You can do this... and if not, maybe there's some OTHER exercise that would give you PLEASURE.... there might be something you like BETTER! It doesn't have to be Pilates, after all! You just want to be MOVING, and HEALTHY, and SUCCESSFUL....

THAT, you most certainly CAN do! Hang in there! Your Aggie bud is rooting for you!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

So I didn't really want to exercise today, so instead of a couple hours of walking I did the 11-minute seated cardio workout because I'm feeling lazy. It was surprisingly fun and actually got my heart up! I need to improve my posture, though...keeping my back straight was the one thing really killing me!

So....great news, then awesome news.

One: I finally got a job offer!! It's a seasonal position, but I hope to rejoin them in future summers if I work hard enough! I'm so excited to be able to do wildlife work again, and I've heard wonderful things about working for the company and *every* person at said company I've talked to so far as been so amazing. I can hardly wait for May to come!!

Just a few minutes ago, though, I got news that blew that out of the water. ALL of my friends are officially out of the ICU! I'm SO HAPPY!! I'm just too excited for words now! I needed to make a blog entry just to scream to all of SparkPeople how happy I am!

Accurate description of me right now:

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MCJULIEO 3/21/2014 9:07PM

    Truly AWESOME! (And that video is priceless! You must be jumping for joy to get them out of the ICU!)

Your doing the seated video was genius.... I haven't tried the seated ones, but the others get my heart going, for sure...

And Last of All, CONGRATS ON THE JOB! Woo Hoo!!!!!

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Getting Back to It

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Though we're all still worried about them, one of my friends can already accept visitors. The others are still going in and out of surgery and apparently some vertebrae are involved now so...yeah, I'll be worried sick until ALL of them can take visitors. :( Thank God for technology so I can get updates as they happen or I would just be beside myself.

In personal health related news, I've been slacking on exercise the past few days. Partly due to a slight fever on my part (which was mostly just yesterday, I admit), and cold weather outside. I was walking 2-3 miles almost every day last week (sometimes 4!), but we got hit with another bought of winter and snow and I REALLY don't want to go walking in that chill, especially if it means putting myself at risk to renew that fever.

I ate a bit too much yesterday (wouldn't have been a problem if I could muster up energy for exercise, at least?), but I'm determined to do better from here on out. I just need some indoor exercises that won't leave me feeling awful and unable to breath like a lot of cardio videos on the site tend to do. I don't want to push myself and risk getting sicker before my trip week after next. I have too much to do to get ready...and then, you know...the trip itself, lol

Even if it's just trying to march in place for a couple minutes I need to try something...even a tiny amount of exercise is better than no exercise at all.

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MCJULIEO 3/20/2014 11:45PM

    And, Oh yeah, Spring is on its way!

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MCJULIEO 3/20/2014 11:39PM

    WOW! You may be temporarily down a bit, but that 2-3 miles a day sounds TERRIFIC! Just hang in there, you can't let yourself burn out...slow and steady will get you where you want to go....

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JSAMMONS1981 3/18/2014 1:55PM

    Have your tried the Leslie Sansone walking videos? theres quite a bit on youtube from 1-5 miles and they are only like 15 min per mile.
Sorry to hear about your friends but glad they are all alive. Prayers for speedy recoveries.

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Hard Day

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I've eaten way more than I should today. Way, way more. And I honestly don't care. I don't care if it's emotional eating, either. I just don't.

Four good friends of mine were in a car accident this morning and, though they're all alive and will be alright, I'm worried sick and feel so far away and helpless. Their recoveries are going to take a good while and it's going to be anything but a picnic, but just THANK GOD they're all alive, you know? I just keep imagining what they're going through and I end up starting to cry all over again. You look at pictures of their car're just amazed that they all survived. The injuries are going to take a while to heal...and I just wish there was something I could do to help.

Whether you pray or not, believe in God or not, whatever. Please send good thoughts for them and their families.

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PATTYKLAVER 3/17/2014 9:29AM

    The helpless feeling is so hard to handle. I'm sure that your emotional help as they heal will be much appreciated and very helpful.

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JAMBABY0 3/16/2014 10:35PM

    my prayers are with you

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