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Attitude adjustment

That was a phrase I used with my daughter through the teenage years. When she would get all snotty and whiny I would tell her to go get an attitude adjustment. She would generally stomp off to her room and come out later not so bad. She knew what I meant, I knew what I meant and it worked well. I think it's time to start using that on myself. Only this time I'll do physical activity to adjust my attitude. Anyway, here's another video blog I did today:


Seriously, there has been a major shift

in me. In my thinking. In my feeling. In the way I view things. It's very cool. I didn't workout yesterday because of that weird headache hangover I had. I did however go out taking pictures and walking around. That was fun. This morning I planned on working out and I realized just a little while ago, I'm just not feeling it. When I tried to examine why it came to me. I've been home for 2 weeks during this spring break. I do not take this much time off. I get bored. When I get bored I do nothing. When I do nothing I stop working out. That is exactly what is happening. I know myself well enough to know that I can not be a stay at home person as much as I would like to think I can be. I need structure and routine in order to get anything accomplished. I think that I'm basically a very lazy person and with no pressure or deadlines or anything like that the laziness wins. It's not good but at least I understand it and can work with it. Before when…

March Top Droppers

Strange mental place

I'm in a very strange place mentally. I'm waiting to hear if Nala has lymphoma as well as brain cancer. Not that it will make much difference. Her quality of life has deteriorated so much that, unless a miracle happens, I know we will have to put her down before the end of the month. That has put me in a very strange mental place. It feels like my future is rushing towards me. We are planning to move to Colorado after the dogs pass on. Well, with one facing the inevitable it sure feels like the future is just coming at me full tilt. I don't know if I'm ready. I don't now if I'll be able to handle it. I don't know how I'll deal with not having Nala around. She's been such a huge part of my life for the past 12 years. How can I go on without her. Wow, this is going to be harder then I thought.

I dropped off some pictures of her today, the tattoo guy is working up a tattoo for me. It will be two angel wings with a heart shaped center with…

Yesterday

I had the worst headache yesterday. I woke up with it and thought it was because I was hungry. I ate and it was still there. I ignored it. I went for my run and it pounded the entire time. It was there all day. Finally, last night it got so bad I had to take something. It seems to be gone this morning but I have a headache hangover. I feel kind of foggy and a little out of it. So, this got me to thinking why? Usually when I get a headache I can figure out why. Also, my headaches are different from different causes. This was suspiciously like a lack of food headache. Hmmmm....Made me think. I stopped using artificial sweetener on Tuesday. Hmmmm.....could this be the problem?? I really think so. I stopped once before and had a headache for 3 days. Then for some inexplicable reason I started using it again but in a much lower quantity. I think that's what caused the headache and the foggy feeling today. I've said it before and I'll say it again, those thing…

15 days until.......

Making the video post yesterday was fun. I may do that once in a while just to spice things up a little. Also, it will be a good way to visually track my progress. I take pictures but I think I like this better. It was interesting, it took me a long time to hit publish on that post. I was debating if I really wanted to post a video of me. Then I just said what the heck, I can always take it down later.

I have got to start writing down my food intake. Not because I'm eating too much, but the opposite. Yesterday I ate; an egg burrito, salad, flat bread with hummus, 2 string cheese, steak with rice, slice of lemon cake. That is not good on any day. I need to eat more and more consistently. So it's April 1, that's a good day to start tracking food. It's just like working out. Once I get into the habit of it it will be easy. Right now I'm off to make a protein shake and get ready for my run.

This is what happens when I'm bored

I'm actually not really bored. I have a mountain of work to do I'm just avoiding it. I got up super early this morning and I'm just not ready to start reading journals yet. So I headed off to workout and decided to do some video blogging. I've seen people do it a lot and I decided to give it a go. Warning, I'm in my workout clothes and that is not a pretty site. More warning, after my workout I look particularly attractive :) Anyway, here goes, hope you enjoy:


5* miles later things are much better

I allowed myself to wallow in the misery yesterday. 24 hours. That was all I had to freak out. When I went to bed last night I told myself it was over and it was time to get a grip. One way of doing that is by working out. So when I got up this morning I headed out for my walk/run. I'm working on getting back into running slowly. At this point everything feels fabulous so I don't want to overdo it and hurt myself. Again. So I've been doing a program that was in Women's Running magazine which is basically a walk/run program. You warm up for 5 minutes (I go 15 because I want the extra time) then you do 4 - 5 min walk/2 min run intervals and cool down for 5 minutes (again, 15 for me). Every week you increase the running time while keeping the walking at 5 minutes. In 10 weeks you will be running 40 minutes straight which should be right around a 5k. Last week I did the 5/2 and overall felt pretty darn good. Today as I headed out I decided it was a great day …

Not going to let it happen....

I'm not.

The backstory: I lost my job in December. I got a part time job in February. The money has been stretching just barely. I had a root canal on Thursday. I owe taxes. Do you see where I'm going with this?? If we didn't have any unexpected expenses we would make it fine. With these things looming, all around the same time, we are not going to make it. I'm starting to freak.

Today: I woke up at 5am worrying about this. I got up and started doing what I can at that time on a Sunday morning, not much. I ended up sitting at the computer until almost 9am. I did not feel like working out so I blew it off and went and showered. In the shower I realized something. Normally I would allow something like this to completely derail me. I would spend so much time worrying about the money that I would allow my workouts to fall by the wayside. That serves absolutely no purpose at all. My workouts don't cost me money. It doesn't take anything away from lo…

Don't Stop Believing

The last couple of nights Journey has played here in Honolulu with their new lead singer. Initially they were going to do 1 show. That sold out immediately. Then they added a second show. That sold out immediately. Then they added a third show. Guess what happened?? Right! It sold out immediately. The main online ticket place is one I just hate. With a white hot passion do I hate it. They charge too much money and their site is slow and it never seems to work right for me. Never!! So, not knowing what else to do, I tried to buy tickets through them. Yeah, I failed miserably. As a result I didn't get to see Journey. Bummer.

Now I know there are other sites that sell tickets but I haven't had much luck with the ones I've found. I found this one that like resold tickets and they were so expensive it was unbelievable and when I registered for the site I got so much garbage emails from them. Not necessarily spam just crap I wasn't interested in. So today …