Monday, October 24, 2011
Yesterday...I laced up my shoes and re-started C25K. I hadn't ran since I pulled my back...then had the heart attack scare...then messed up my foot. Like since the end of August.
So yesterday....was sucky. Right back to square one, that's for sure. But I DID it. That's what counts. Not that I wasn't able to to nearly as far as I'd previously worked up to (of course..you don't not run for 2 months then magically keep up with your old pace, LOL). I did it...and tomorrow after work I'll do it again. And I'll build the stamina back up.
Very, very conscious of my weight. Very aware of the girth of my belly. This is likely necessary to keep me motivated.
But it's not much fun.
All I have is TODAY. Right now. The choice of the next action, the next bite, the next thing. I can't change yesterday, and tomorrow is too far away. What I have is now. If I can control my actions in the now...that's the best step I can take for the rest of my life.
Whew. All philosophical at 5:30 a.m. Go me.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I can at least do two things:
1) Exercise 10 minutes a day. Today is day one of that streak. I've done it before, I can do it again. 10 minutes every day is way better than nothing for several days and then a little, then nothing again. which is how my life has been...
2) Drink more water. I've been getting more water in by this simple trick: Every time I leave my desk, I stop by the water cooler and chug a 4 oz cup of water. Since I'm drinking more water...I need to run to the bathroom more. Which means I have to stop by the water cooler...it's a viscious circle that is helping me drink water. I'm down with that.
Obviously things aren't going swimmingly if those are my two current goals. But, I'm working it. Food has been okay...but stress, hectic life etc, is keeping me from stuff. So these two goals are my focus. Simple. Easy peasy. I can do this. Right? Right!
Friday, October 07, 2011
Can I just say, TGIF?? Whew. I didn't think Friday was ever going to get here.
My partner got fall term's financial aid this week...and it was able to boost us enough to get almost all the bills caught up. I can't express what a relief that is after two months of being extremely tight and worried. The job market here continues to be sucky, just like it is everywhere else I think. 300+ applicants per job makes it hard. So school is her "job" right now. Unfortunately, that job only pays about minimum wage, 4x a year, LOL. But we continue to hang on and hope for the best. She's hearing more and more that if she wants a job in criminal justice in our area, she'd better take the leap to a bachelors degree....More school. We'll see. Meanwhile, the bills are all paid up and we can breathe again for a little bit.
Typically, this would be when the car broke down, LOL! I'm trying to keep my sense of humor, but some times it's hard.
Weight/health...eh. I've had one major success this week and that would be taking all my meds/supplements. I'm chronically low on vit D...so much so I'm so tired I want to sleep the day away. So forgetting it for days at a time is not helpful. I've gotten them in all this week and that is definitely a lil streak! So something to be proud of. Exercise has been okay, sort of all or nothing days. Food has been...cheap and carbohydrate driven. Plan on breaking THAT streak this weekend by stocking up on some food that is more health based than cost based.
First week of October gone. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and finally New Years will sneak up before I know it...Just keep saying "i love the holidays...I love the holidays..." :)
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