06 June 2009

Line in the sand

That's today. I debated going to WW all day yesterday but finally decided that in order to stop this serious backsliding I have to go. Today is the line in the sand. I can wallow in the misery or I can work on shaking it off like a wet dog. I choose to shake it off. I'm not looking forward to the scale this morning but it will be better then waiting until next week. After WW I'm running. Either the marsh trail or around Lanikai, not sure yet, but I'm running. I'm running most days from now on. Running and running and running. It's the thing I can do most easily. I can do it for 15 minutes or 2 hours depending on how much time I have. (Okay, I can't run for 2 hours yet but I'll get there). I'm going to start carrying running stuff with me at all times and I'm going to run. Run. Run....Run.... I want to get in some swimming and biking too but I have a marathon to run in December and I want to run it in under 5 hours. Time to run.......

05 June 2009

Sometimes you have to look beyond the obvious

I've said it before, this week has been rough. I've been super busy, lots going on. I haven't had a chance to sit down and really relax all week. My eating has been horrible this week. Just horrible. I kept putting it off to being so busy and tired and making poor choices. That seemed the obvious reason. But I was wrong. The reason was money. I've mentioned before that money has been tight, really tight, the last couple of months and even though I have a job it will take a month or two for all things to straighten out. Well, I just realized that what's been causing the overeating. Every time I thought about money I would head towards the food. Oh yeah, the exercise has been none existent for the same reasons. I was just sitting there planning out how I was going to get a grip on things when it hit me. I need to straighten out the money before anything will work on the exercise/eating front. So I did. I sat down and worked out the bills and it will be tight but it's doable. It will be much better when I have a consistent paycheck coming in every week, but I think we'll make it. So having faced the money demon I now feel ready to face the eating.

It's always something

I'm either too busy or not busy enough. It's too hot. It's too cold. I haven't eaten. I just ate. It is always something. This week has been a perfect example of that. Every single day I had the intention of working out yet due to one thing or another I didn't. I was good there for a while but then my laser like focus moved off target and it was all over. I have to shift my focus back. Now.

I started my Thursday night class last night and it runs until 9:15!!! Ugh!!!! Don't they realize that I'm in bed by 9??? Yea, that's going to take a little adjusting. The good part is today is the last day I have to be up super early. Next week I have off and then summer school starts but I don't teach until 11. When school starts again it will be tough but that will only be for a couple of weeks.

More important though is getting back into working out. I signed up for the marathon in December!! I have to run!!!!

04 June 2009

A little time to regroup

The days lately have seemed crazy busy. I'm trying to think exactly what's going on and I'm not really sure but crazy busy they have been. I know the foster dogs are taking up a lot of time. They are puppies and the male is incredibly high energy, so there are lots of trips to the dog park, hikes, etc. That's good, it keeps me a little active. But I need to get back on track with the working out. This morning, since it's finally not blazing hot, I'm going for a run. I also want to get in some weights before I head off to class. And, I'd really like to take the dogs to the park for a bit. And let's not forget that I have to start writing my proposal for my thesis for my Masters. That I'm excited about. I finally have a topic that is really cutting edge and extremely interesting. I could of course, take things to the dog park to read while the dogs run around. I could even take my laptop to work on my paper. We'll see. Right now I want to do a little research, wake up just a bit more, and then head out for my run.

03 June 2009

Enough of all that

With the last week or so being in such turmoil, it's now time to get back to the business of taking care of myself. Between the job interviews and the schedules all thrown off and putting together a portfolio, I just haven't been working out or paying attention to my food intake. I was at a mental point where landing a job was much more important at that moment. Well now I landed the job and that moment has passed and it's time to get back to real life. I also need to really structure my time. By taking this job I cut my summer down from 6 weeks to 1 week now and 1 week in July. I have a lot I want to accomplish so I need to have a solid plan for it. So my plans for today:
  • Eat right and track everything
  • Work out a plan to get my thesis done over the summer
  • Study for the PLT
  • Get some activity even if it's just a walk.
Not overly ambitious but a good start. I have tomorrow off so I will really knuckle down and set up a program tomorrow. Right now I must find something to wear and get ready for work.

01 June 2009

I just have to share

I got a teaching job!!! I'm so happy and excited I could just burst. I'm going to be the Chemistry teacher at St. Francis High School come this fall. I'm also going to be the pre-Algebra teacher this summer. I am so freaking excited I have been doing the happy dance all night. I had to sit through class trying to pay attention when all I could think about was all that I had to do in the very, very brief 6 week summer. I'm relieved to know what's happening now. I can make my plans and move on with my life. I'm so stoked..... Okay, I'm also pretty darn tired. I'm going to vegetate in front of the TV for a little bit and head off to bed early.....

31 May 2009

It's not always perfect in Hawaii

After having living here for almost 20 years, I have to say that 99.9% of the time the weather is perfect. We get days where it rains a lot but that doesn't bother me, I love the rain. We also have days when it's darn cold for here and I complain a lot about them, but honestly it doesn't last that long and it's really not that cold. But yesterday was one of those days I really, really hate. We had no tradewinds and the temperature and humidity was up there. During the afternoon it was so hot there was nothing you could do. You couldn't move, you would sweat, and when you sweat it just stays on your body because the humidity is so high. It was miserable. I went to bed around 9 pm and had to take a cold shower to cool off and turn the ac on. These are two things I usually never do in conjunction with each other, but yesterday was special. I'm just hoping today isn't as bad. Right now it's pretty cloudy which at least keeps the sun out so I'm hoping it will be a little better today.

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...