Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Uff da!!

Well...I"m having a rough day. I really don't like my job anymore, and so after being ill the last 2 days, it was harder than ever to go back. I'm sure the 40 below wind chill factors had nothing to do with that, also. ;-)

I am a bit more stressed as of late. I am in the last 4 weeks of my MT course. Finals are right around the corner!! Not to mention then taking employment exams, the RMT exam...uff da!! I am pulling all As right now, so I'm not overly worried. But they are not as high as I would like. I'm keeping in mind that in the field, my accuracy has to be 98% or better.

So I know that exercising will help me relieve my stress, and I am another step closer to having my workout area. My son & I cleaned the upstairs den, we call it the Broncos room because that is where my husband's Broncos stuff is. The bike is now set so I can watch TV while exercising. My goal was to ride it while watching the evening news, when I get home from work. The floor is cleaned up enough that I can do a WATP dvd, or a bellydance dvd, or whatever. Where my treadmill is located is good, it just needs some tidying up. But I can use the treadmill. It's just that my waterbed is so much warmer!! lol

I do have a positive, though. For the first time, my 2 year old nephew said he loved me!! We live 300 miles away, so it's hard to see him as much as I would (and his little brother!!). My brother called me, and at the end of our conversation got his attention enough to get on the phone. I said "Hi Chad, I love you!" And he said "I love you, Bye!" lol So sweet, though!! So that will be my happy thought for the night!!!


Monday, February 18, 2008

Monday, Monday....

Well, I'm up a couple pounds. No biggie. I mostly expected it. I didn't feel good a lot of the weekend, ate more than I should have, and just went off-kilter. I could beat myself up over it, but what's the point? Learn from it and move on.

Part of what killed me was having the fiesta platter at Taco Bell. For future reference, eat 1/2 there, and the other 1/2 for supper! lol It really was very good, though.

I didn't make my goal of exercising 3 days last week, so it will carryover as my goal this week. Also will be my goal again of limiting myself to 1 soda per day. I love my Diet Dr. Pepper, but I'm sure the sodium isn't helping!! :-)

I'm staying home today. My son went to his first dance last night, it didn't get done until midnight. While my DH took him and picked him up after, I was doing homework until 11 pm anyway, so figured I would just stay up. I thought I would be OK going to work today, but ultimately decided against it.

That means I can get a little ahead on my homework this week, right? ;-)


p.s. - That's my hedgehog, Tiggy. I should start to follow her example! She runs on her wheel for 1/2 hour every morning!! :-)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I did it!!!

OK, so it's not a huge deal, but it still took a lot for me to get up the gumption to do it. I don't like to exercise where anyone can see me, I never have. Probably goes back to 5th grade gym class. lol

I have this nice, brand new treadmill and recumbent bike upstairs. The bike I've used a couple of times, the treadmill...NOT ONCE. Until today. (You know where I'm going with this, right? lol)

Today, it was about 11:30 a.m., I was at a good stopping point in my studies (still home with a sick child), so I went upstairs and did 20 minutes. Go me!! Now, granted, no one can see me up there. But it is the thought of them listening to me that gets me "buggy." Go figure. My DH has even told me he can't hear the treadmill. So then it is the thought of them just "knowing" I'm up there exercising and being all fat and scary looking. LOL

I did it anyway. Then I took a nice long bath, and for lunch I had soup and salad. Back to the books!!!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Motivation? What's that??

Well, as most of you know, I've been struggling a long time with my health, primarily my weight. I have all the tools I need, I just need to get up and use them. I have a brand new treadmill. Brand new stationary bike. Strength-training progam lined up. Weights where I can use them.

The alarm goes off at 4:55 (I have to be up at 5 to ensure my son gets up and is on the school bus at 6:20), my workout clothes are sitting right there on the dresser. I go downstairs, and curl up under a blanket. That doesn't get much accomplished.

So I found the above motivational quote, and hopefully I will use it to inspire myself today.

In the meantime, I'm home for the 2nd day in a row with a sick child. I hope he gets to feeling better soon!!