Thursday, October 07, 2010
I love learning...I could be a full-time student if it paid better, LOL.
Doing school while working essentially a full time and a part time job...and with a family...is not always the easiest thing I've ever done.
Add in there "losing weight/gaining health" ...and everything is a juggle. Time is of the essence ALL the time..and it would be so much faster to hit drive thru for dinner on the way home than cook real food.
But, I'm working on it. I went to costco last night and stocked up on stuff for easy meals, including some the kids can just fix for themselves on nights I am too "done" to cook while Jodie's in Louisiana.
Of course, Jodie coming home next month or so will be a whole new experience, LOL...cuz since she's been gone to help her mom through chemo...i've quit diet coke, stopped eating out, started working out 5-6 days a week, and changed up what we're eating. jodie's a southern gal....and she eats southern. Fried everything and her idea of a veggie is corn out of a can, LOL.
I'm going to have to be strong in these changes when she gets back. Within a year of our living together I'd gained 45 pounds from fried food and eating out all the time. I got on the "food ride" and didn't get off. When I tried to do better, I got some resistance, LOL. So...it will all be an adventure.
I'm committed to gaining health, and losing weight...and I'm working on being strong in my habits by the time she gets home I can STAY there. No, she doesn't hold a gun to my head, but it's so much easier to go along with someone about food than to stand your ground day in and day out.
Fall allergies are kickin' my heinie. not sick enough to stay home, feel crappy at work. woo hoo. :)
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Shameless self promotion. This is actually not a problem I struggle with.....I struggle with promoting myself at all.
Taught that pride is a terrible sin, (instead to strive for humbleness). So tooting my own horn is a struggle.
I sit back and wait quietly for my accomplishments or hard work to be noticed. If I get praise, kudos, hired, whatever...then I am rewarded. If I get little or no response...then i don't.
All well and good if it doesn't bother you. if it begins to bother you...the seeds of resentment are sown...and eventually bitterness and anger blossom.
I really dislike people who constantly are on about "mememememememe". In the world of art..."arteests" are often known for their self centered or egotistical characteristics. So I see daily posts on Facebook etc by my dance peeps...who have no problem saying "I'm ALL THAT!" and in response...they get hired, they get booked to teach etc.
Sometimes I am more qualified than those people. I have awards under my belt. I've been dancing 2x as long. I have training and certification they don't have. But they promote themselves and I don't and they get booked and I don't.
So it seems easy to say, then promote yourself! but how do we brag on ourselves when A) we were taught from birth its the rudest thing ever, B) and that not to mention rude, it is egotistical AND morally wrong, C) we have 45+ years of being a certain way. D) we're afraid we will shamelessly promote ourselves...and not be successful.
Not so easy...easy to say..not so easy to change years of being and DO
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I said, "i need to bump up my cardio". i've said that before...and I've been less than successful for more than a day or two.
The last week - I've nailed it. Frankly, i've amazed myself. See, the reality is I'm busy, I'm tired a lot (for various reaons, health issues included), and I have a lot going on that i use for excuses. I have homework, or work, or the kids or blah blah blah. So being able to work out consistently has sort of eluded me. had a bad attitude about it...takes time. I don't "feel" like it.
Charming, I know. The fat chick wants to lose weight but she doesn't really wanna have to "do' anything, LOL.
This week I exercised 6 out of 7 days, taking that one day off on purpose, and averaging 40 minutes per session, with two days of strength training in addition to the cardio.
Last night, after teaching a class then taking someone else's class....I hurt all over, LOL. but it was a GOOD feeling! A feeling that I really DID something and didn't just talk about it.
go me. :)
Monday, October 04, 2010
I posted goals a couple days ago, but an extra credit for the LC Challenge is to post 5 goals in a blog entry, so here it goes...
1) LC cafe 1000 calorie challenge - goal to burn 1000 calories a week. This fits right in with bumping up my cardio!
2) 5 fruits and vegies a day
3) Wear my CPAP every night. This goal is not going so great and it's only October 4th...
4) Stretch every day
5) Stay organized so I don't get behind in my college classes. This is a big issue - organization.
There we go, 5 goals for October!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
My daughter and I have been walking a few times last week. One day we walk the butte (steep incline - for me anyway) and the next day we walk for distance. The first day we did the butte, I would say I made it about one - third of the way. I'd thought we went farther, but when I looked at a map, i realize it's a big circle up this hill and we hadn't gotten as far as I thought. Last night when we hit the butte again...I said, a little farther. I had to stop and rest several times, just standing there for a few breaths cause my heart was pumping and I was puffing like a train...then I'd say, "a little farther". We made it 3/4 of the way up this time.
Nothing like walking up a long hill to tell you how out of shape you really are!
It feels like a huge accomplishment tho and I KNOW I'm burning calories and building endurance. That said, I'm not into doing it every time we walk. Every other time is plenty, believe me.
Want to try something new? Even if you have never bellydanced, and have no DESIRE to belly dance....There is a free three-day trial of the program I'm doing (see link). Go to the level 1 classes and try one. The first 45 minutes of the 90 minute class...all workout. Stretching, sit ups, sometimes push ups. "bellydance bootcamp". Try it. It's free, you don't have to put in a credit care number or anything, just put in your email and it's good for 3 full days.
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