05 March 2011

Update on the day

So I did not finish everything on my to-do list and I ended up taking a nap, but that's all okay.  I got much more accomplished then I would have without my list and I love that I didn't waste the entire day.  A nap was okay because I worked out for an hour then took Bella to the beach and we walked around for about an hour.  It was awesome.

I was watching TV last night and saw a piece on Ruby. She is the woman who has her own reality show on her losing weight. She was on a shopping spree to Lane Bryants for sexy costumes for a date she was going on. That is just one thing I never really got into - sexy underwear. I like to look nice but I just never really got into the whole matching sets and little lacy numbers. Probably because I was always so big on top little sexy, lacy things didn't work for me. Anyway, I have no idea why I'm talking about this....

Tonight's gonna be a good night....

Actually, today is going to be a great day. I have found that if I don't have goals for the day I just seem to drift through my life. I spend too much time on the computer and way too much time on my butt. So goals it is. Everyday - goals. Starting today. My list of goals are as follows:
  • Workout  Complete
  • Take Bella on a grand adventure
  • Clean and scrub the puppy room
  • Wash sheets
  • Work 1 hour on my thesis
  • Work 1 hour on school work
  • Clean off my desk. 
Not a crazy list but things to do so I know something got done today.  Right now I am off to get my workout in and start knocking things off my list.  Later....

Another week goes by in a blur

Monday thru Friday is unbelievably busy. These weeks just fly by...Crazy...

I don't know how long ago I stopped moving but I've reached the point where I have to do something. I'm sitting here and my legs are all twitchy. That only happens when I'm not working out regularly. So that has to change. I've been spending far too much of my time worrying about money. I've been looking for a part time job to help supplement our income. What I'd love to find is customer service representative work that I could do from home. I know those jobs exist but living in Hawaii makes the hours bizarre and they just don't work for me.

Anyway, enough worrying and more doing. Since I can't find a second job I'll work out. Tomorrow morning I'm going to do my Bob Harper DVD and take Baby Bella for a walk, maybe at the marsh. Then in the afternoon it will be dog walking all around and Dance, Dance Revolution. More activity.

I am also going to start limiting my computer time. I will not turn the computer on first thing in the morning and I will sit at it for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. I'm even going to set a timer.

Okay, I'm tired and it's time to go to bed.

28 February 2011

Hunger is an interesting thing

Today I stuck to my plan really well - I was kind of busy so that always helps. But hunger effects me strangely and I can't help but wonder if it's from my years of dieting and starvation. Anyway, what happens with me is that I get hungry and on the WW scale of 1-5, with 1 being ready to pass out and 5 being Thanksgiving stuffed, I will generally feel like 2 - really hungry but able to go on. What happens next is the interesting part. If I don't eat within an hour or so I stop being hungry and I start to get sleepy. Really. Really. Sleepy. Like I can hardly hold my head up sleepy. At that point I could lie down and sleep and not even think twice about it. Of course if I do I will wake up with a whopper of a headache. So I try very hard not to eat if I'm not hungry but I have to be careful if I'm tired. I have to make sure that it's tiredness and not hunger.

27 February 2011

Persistent anyway...

Last Monday I tried a new DVD I had gotten, I talked about it here. When I did it last Monday it kicked my butt. Completely. I was exhausted the rest of the day and I was sore for like 2 days. Horrible...I didn't really do anything resembling a workout the rest of the week and yesterday I had to go to school early and by the time I was ready to work out it was way too hot and humid. So this morning when I realized we were not going to walk the dogs (Hubby's fighting a stomach flu thingee) I decided to whip that DVD out and try it again. Overall I really like the workout it is just killer. So I did it. Yikes. A little over 1/2 way through I thought I was going to throw up. There were some moves towards the end that I just could not do at all. It's not that they were hard, it's just that I was wiped out. So the truth of the matter is, I really, really like this workout and I want to do it more often. I'm going to try and squeeze it in 1-2 mornings a week. To do that requires me to get up at 4 and hustle so that I am ready to shower by 5:30 but with a little planning it's doable. So that's my next goal, conquer this workout.

Things I've learned from a puppy

We've had Bella 3 weeks now and she has taught me a lot.
  1. There is always fun to be had
  2. Life is great adventure
  3. New things are cool
  4. When scared run to those you love, they will protect you
  5. Food is great but if something better comes along it can wait
  6. Sleep when you're tired, eat when you're hungry and don't confuse the two
Watching a puppy helps you remember how exciting life really is. Everything is new to them and therefore extremely exciting.  They have a short attention span because there is so much to do and see.  I love watching her and being reminded of that.  Life is a great adventure, we should never take it for granted. 

In some other news, I've been looking into getting a food delivery to the house. They have those places that deliver local, organic veggies and fruits directly to your house and I'm considering it. I love fresh fruits and veggies and is they came to the house once a week or even every other week, that would be awesome.

Right now, I'm off to see the puppy.

A good day

Today was a really good day.  I got lots of things done that I wanted to - not everything  but that's okay.  I ended up doing some things I wasn't planning on so it all balanced out in the end.  I did not do Dance, Dance Revolution because by the time I was done it was too hot.  I did nap for about 30 minutes so that's not too bad. And I even remembered to take my vitamins so overall a totally awesome day. I am pleased.....

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...