Saturday, October 16, 2010
this was a CRAZY week...extra busy at work while being short staffed, more homework than usual, driving to and fro for teenagers....I was exhausted by the time Friday rolled around.
Things that went well:
I've burned 2000 calories this week - woo hoo!
I made my hours at work (this has been an issue due to slow down..hopefully that's over)
I turned my homework all in
Things that need continued attention:
Eating veggies went off track
Water went off track
wearing CPAP not consistent
Had an eye appointment and heard the lovely news I am aging, LOL, as if I didn't know that...I have a small cataract beginning in one eye and I'm going to bifocals. Sigh. aging sucks. but I plan on continuing to work on my health so I can be as healthy as possible for as long as possible!
curious how full dance class will be this week - I put out the word, if I don't have a minimum attendance, I'm going to have to cut the class. Lots of "oh no, we don't want you to quit!" but this is put up or shut up time. I've been teaching for years and didn't care whether that class made money or not, I teach for the love of it. But right now, working full time and going to college? I can't spend the prep time + the 3 hours on sunday on a class that is half full. It doesn't make sense to pay studio fees for a small class when I'm THIS crazy busy. So...i've put it out there...we will see where it goes. I'll keep my weekday classes no matter what, they are in my home, where I don't have to pay studio fees!
here's to another week of trying to get it all right!
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!
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