26 February 2011

Critical mass

defined as the minimum amount of a substance required to begin a reaction (kind of).
I have reached it. I can no longer stand certain things around here. For example, when my step-son was here I could not get into this room. As a result, mail started to pile up on the kitchen table. He left 3 weeks ago and I still have not gone through the mail. The stack has gotten larger. Enough, that gets cleaned up today. Also, since we got this puppy this house reeks of pee. We use papers for her and she's pretty darn good but the house still reeks of pee. I hate that. So today it gets cleaned. From top to bottom and I'm buying some puppy pads to see if those help. And now me....I did not like the way I felt yesterday at all and I know it has to do with my a) lack of exercise and b) crappy eating. So that changes today also. First off, no junk food at all. I am going to go shopping this afternoon and I will buy good things to eat - no crap at all. Second, I need to move it, move it. I have gotten into the habit of spending far too much of my Saturday and Sunday with my ass planted on the couch or in this computer chair reading acai reviews. No more. It stops today. I am going to make a list of things to do and I am going to allow myself a specific amount of time to nap/goof off if I want to. Otherwise, I have things that need to get done. One of the problems I have is that when things get out of control - like I feel they are now - I feel the weight of these things on me. This slows me down and causes me to stop. Everything. Just stop. So I need to break off the shackles of the weight of out of control stuff and get moving again. In all ways. I also need to do fun things. I have to have fun in my day or my napping on the couch becomes my fun.  And today that begins. So here's my plan:


  • Go to school for Interview day (bleh)
  • Clean the puppy room - good, really good
  • Clean off the table - file, organize, throw away everything
  • Dance, Dance Revolution
  • Plan for next week
  • Pull out my thesis stuff and start working on that.  
That is today's plan.  In there I will also eat good and drink lots of water.  Okay, now I'm off to shower, get some breakfast and head out to school.  It will be a great day.

25 February 2011

Figured out??

You would think by now I would have this all figured out. I'm 51 years old and have been doing these same things for years now - nothing has changed. When I don't work out and eat right I feel like crap. But it takes time to build - it doesn't happen right away. For example, I worked out on Monday and cleaned the bird room and was exhausted for the rest of the day. Tuesday I felt pretty good. Wednesday I felt pretty good. Thursday - ehh, not so good. Today - horrible. I seriously almost feel asleep driving home. Yikes... and I just feel terrible. Okay, I'm an adult, I know what to do, this has got to stop.

So once again, it starts tomorrow. I'm going to get up and workout - I may take the puppy for a walk though I would like to do my new DVD. I am not going to eat junk. I've supposedly been on WW but I haven't been following that much either. I'm resigning up tomorrow and I'm following the program. I know we don't have much money but there is no reason to eat crap. I've said it for years and now it's time to walk the talk. Time to stop looking for best weight loss products and start doing what works. When, oh when, will I learn????

24 February 2011

DOMS

Delayed onset muscle soreness. I has it. After my workout on Monday I was sore as hell on Tuesday. A good sore though. Needless to say I didn't work out on Tuesday - I could barely walk up the stairs. Yesterday I was still kind of sore, so again no workout. I wanted to workout today but that just didn't happen. The good news is I'm no longer exhausted. That is good. But I should probably check into tren xtreme if this not working out continues. Tomorrow I will workout. Definitely. No excuses....

22 February 2011

Sleep - I needs some

I have not been sleeping well. And I hate it. Between the puppy, the big dogs and the money situation, I am just not sleeping good. I have a friend who has a prescription of Ambien but I don't think I need to go that far. I could probably just use some over the counter sleeping pills. Shoots, Nyquil works for me. Maybe it's time to consider something like that.

21 February 2011

The best laid plans...

I had every intention of getting back to tracking again.  Of using the Great Aloha Run as a jumpstart to my workouts.  But.....none of the above happened.  I haven't tracked all weekend and the eating wasn't the best it could have been.  Also, the Great Aloha Run didn't happen. Well, it happened for23,000 people just not for me. My heel was hurting when I woke up this morning and I did not think I could do 8.15 miles.  Plus, I really want this heel thing to go away and walking 8 miles on it may have made it considerably worse.  So, in a probably very adult decision, I decided to pass on the Aloha Run. I'm kind of bummed about it, but I'm positive it was the wisest decision.

Today was not great.  I have felt exhausted all day. I have just wanted to sleep all day. I did take a nap for about an hour and felt like hell when I woke up. After running a couple of errands I still felt like crap and spent an hour lying on the couch. I felt like total crap. I finally  decided that it must be the vog (volcanic fog). It was grey and yucky all day and I decided that was what was making me feel like crap. I'm starting to feel better tonight, it's getting dark and it's raining. I did not like that feeling at all and I hope it doesn't happen again.

I did workout this morning though.  A few weeks ago I got this:

I haven't had a chance to try it out so I did this morning. It was a killer workout. I had a hard time getting through the whole thing - it was brutal. I haven't worked out in a couple of weeks and since I don't want to have to resort to electrosurgery, I figured I better get my butt moving again. What I really like about it is that it's not pure cardio. It's a combination of functional type movements and strength training. I like it. A.Lot. I need to figure out a workout schedule with that workout.

Now, I need to relax a bit - it's been a rough day - then head off to bed. Work tomorrow :(

The end of laziness

I am on the last few days of summer break - we go back Monday - and the laziness has become unrelenting. I have done nothing the past wee...