29 June 2013


It is amazing how quickly good food makes you feel better. Yesterday I focused on good food and water and felt pretty spectacular all day. And I feel pretty darn awesome this morning. The thing is, I know that the rest of today will not be good food wise. We are going to lunch at Chili's and then we have a party tonight. The good part is knowing about it in advance, I can plan. I can plan to either do the best I can, or I can plan to f*ck it and eat with wild abandon. I don't think I'll eat with wild abandon, I've had enough of that lately. But I know how far I can push it. My real nemesis is wheat. That stuff just messes me up. I can eat a little sugar, as long as I don't go crazy. So I'll avoid wheat but have birthday cake. Good enough. Tomorrow it is right back to being strict. This feels too good to let go.

28 June 2013

Must have a routine

I have reached the point in my life where I function better with routine. Part of the reason I enjoy work is the routine. On breaks, like now, I struggle keeping a routine or I develop a routine that is not so good. like sleeping most of the day and night. Not good. The other day I came up with a schedule and I like it so I'm going to follow it basically. I will work for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours in the afternoon. I will add in some movement; cleaning, organizing, WOD; and try to stick to it pretty closely. I don't want to realized 2 weeks from now that I got nothing done and now need to bust my ass to get it done. I would also like to get ahead on my classwork so that I don't have to deal with that too much when school starts.

Routine, routine....boring but necessary.....

27 June 2013

That's over

Summer school that is. Today was the last day and I could not be happier. I'm glad I did it, the money is good, but it will be nice to have a break and stay home with my kids (my furry kids). I have a whole bunch of stuff to do - for the classes I'm taking and the ones I'm teaching - so I'll be busy. I just need to not sit on my ass all day. I'm thinking of doing Crossfit at 6 am, doing a small WOD at noonish, and then walking the dogs at night. I'm thinking of adding running in there too. I figure I will be taking a nap everyday - I always do during breaks - and with the sitting on my ass, I need to counterbalance it with some movement. I really want to master my double unders, so I'm thinking of doing WODs in the middle of the day that include double unders. Like 12 min AMRAP with 10 double unders and 10 burpees or push-ups - something like that. And the eating has got to get under control. I have been eating junk like it's my job lately. That stops tomorrow. I'm looking forward to doing what I want when I want.

23 June 2013

One day down

and things did go better than expected. I ate good, wholesome food all day. I ate no sugar or wheat. I feel pretty darn good this morning. I actually started feeling pretty good yesterday afternoon. My depression is lifting and I'm starting to feel like myself again. Still pissed off that I'm aging and slowing down, but I'll get over that. I did not run though. I got working on some stuff and completely lost track of time. I'm a little bummed about that but not overly. I was thinking of running today, but woke up with a sore back. Hmmmmm...how did that happen in my sleep???? That's okay. I'm actually quite happy to get a couple of days of good eating under my belt before I tackle running. I think I'll start on Friday :)

Today will be lots of desk work. I have 2 assignments due soon and I need to get them done, or close to done, to feel comfortable. So school work, a little housework, some TV. Sounds like a heck of a Sunday :)

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