19 November 2010

Fighting it off

I am so glad it's Friday - you can not even begin to imagine just how glad. Last night I was pretty tired and didn't go to workout. Well, I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat and a little congestion. As the day wore on it got worse. Not so bad that I need to crawl into bed or anything. At least not yet. I hate being sick and I hate giving in to illness and admitting defeat. So what am I going to do? Why workout of course. Tonight they are having circuit class and that really pushes me. I think it will be just the thing to either put me down for the weekend or kick it right out of my system. What is that athlete saying? If it's in the head go ahead, if it's in the chest give it a rest. Well, it's all in the head so I'm off to try and force it out.

I am looking for some apps for my Evo. A friend of mine got the htc desire android and has spent the time to find some really cool apps. He found this great personal trainer one that I want. I can never remember the name of it and just do not have the patience to sit and look through them all. Maybe I will do that when I come home tonight. The HTC's are amazing phones and the Android system is completely awesome. I really should make use of the power in my hands.

Okay, I'm off to workout. Wish me luck....

18 November 2010


I'm soooooooo tired tonight. I don't know if it's because I worked out 3 nights this week so far. Or because tomorrow is Friday. Or because teaching is physical and mentally draining. Whatever it is I am tired tonight. So I did not workout tonight. I took the night off. Also, my back hurts. By the time I got to work my low back had an ache that was very annoying. Over the course of the morning the pain seems to migrate from my low back to my right side. It felt like a cramp that would wrap around from my spine to my ribs. It was terrible. Luckily a teacher at work used to be a physical therapist and he did a little work on my back at lunch time. It worked. It was still sore but at least I did not get this screaming cramps that would double me over. So, short story long, tonight is a night of rest.

The other day we had a company come to school to demonstrate s a new technology. They handed out a bunch of free stuff including promotional flash drives - 8GB. I wanted one so bad but everyone else snatched them up. The reason I'm blathering on about this is because the flash drive I used for school work died today. I could really use a new one. Okay, enough.....time to watch some TV.

Not blogging is a good thing

It really, really is. I have now worked out 3 times this week. That is huge. Huge!!! I have not worked out that much in a couple of weeks, so I feel awesome.

For the past couple of months I've had this horrible feeling that something terrible was going to happen. The feelings of apprehension centered on Hubby and that scared the hell out of me. Well on Monday Hubby lost his job. While that is not a good thing it is not near as bad as I was imagining in my mind. It is terrible and we have to be incredibly conservative and Hubby needs to find a new job fast, but the things I was imagining in my mind were way, way worse. Things like cancer and accidents and all kinds of insane nonsense. Things that not even the best acne treatments would help. I also have not slept well in a long time. I toss and turn, wake up multiple times, and just feel like I was exhausted all the time. For the last week or so I have just been exhausted, just exhausted.... He got laid off on Monday and Monday night I slept pretty good. Last night I slept great!! I even overslept which is something I never do. So things are tough but we'll get through this. Sucks that it happened around the holidays though....Oh well...life will go on....

14 November 2010

Bringing it all together

The foot is feeling much, much better today. I am going to buy new shoes today and that should solve my problem with the foot - or at least keep it under control like I've been doing. Also, Hubby is working nights all week so there will be no large dinners and no desserts. Also, zero excuses for not going and working out. So this week I'm going to focus on bringing it all together. Eating right, working out, lots of rest. I may have to get a dehumidifier for the house though. With the rainy season here the humidity has just gone through the roof. Everything I touch is sticky and slimy - yuck!!!! In spite of the fact that we live on an island, there are very different weather conditions just short distances away. Now we are at the base of the mountains and that makes for wet, humid conditions. Fun, fun, stuff. Okay, things to do today....I'm off....

Be careful where you step.......

it could be a trap.  I'll get to that in a second, but first, let's get caught up. Since my last post, things have been going ...