17 May 2014


As I said yesterday, I have had enough of being a bum. Enough. I have also had enough of succumbing to the allure of ice cream every night. Or the allure of not working out. Enough. I do not like the way I feel right now and I have a suspicion that my knee is bad because I'm not working out enough. So, boom, it's over. I can do anything I put my mind to and I will do better starting next week. I will workout. I will eat right. I will keep myself busy and active. I will find some work to occupy my summer. I will stop feeling so sorry for myself and playing the pity game. Done. Over. I can and I will do this. Just watch me.....

16 May 2014

I've had

I have now been home for 10 days and I have had enough. I can not just sit around and do nothing. Because that is what I do. Nothing. And I've had enough of doing nothing. My classes are basically over, I have to turn in both final projects this weekend, so working on those won't be happening. I do have to finish up some discussions but that will be quick. I also am working on putting together a science notebook for my classes, but again, that does not take a whole lot of time. So I need to have a to-do list and I need to do it. Starting Monday I will take care of some things I put off this week, I will work on organizing some paperwork I have, and I will work on cleaning this house. I will also exercise. Every. Day. I need to keep busy. I need to not take a nap in the middle of the afternoon, at least not every day :). I need to be productive. I will also need to prepare for my upcoming classes. I've got things to do, I just need to buckle down and do them. That is all.

This week....

My first full week off. Let us review what I have accomplished. I heard from the mother of the boy that needs tutoring. I spoke to her on Tuesday and she said she would get back to me...{crickets}..I do know that the final is next Friday and that he does not have school next week, so maybe that is what she is planning on. Whatever. I also talked to Michael about tours. I loved my tour guide job. Taking people around, introducing them to Hawaii, and being outside all day. I did love that job. I have not gotten back to them yet, I was supposed to call them on Wednesday, but I will today and get that ball rolling. I have spent the better part of two days sitting on my okole in front of my computer making a movie for a class. I had no idea it was going to take so long. Good thing I had the free time. It is still not done but pretty darn close. I would like to finish it today and get it posted that would be awesome. Tomorrow at the absolute latest. I have my final project from the other class due this weekend also, but that one should be fairly easy.

As a result of this project, I have not gotten a whole lot of activity in. I'm thinking of going to Crossfit tonight, but I'm not sure. Definitely going tomorrow. I have been walking the dogs, so I've been getting some movement in.

And that would be my week. I need to get moving on a job just because I can't do this. Sitting around will drive me absolutely batty. I do have a lot of cleaning to do. Maybe I will do that today, or at least get it started. This desk is a disaster. We'll see. Right now, it is time for breakfast.

14 May 2014

Knee pain

Of the many problems I have with my knee, pain in this area comes and goes. Usually it's not too terribly bad, but suddenly last night- yikes!! I could hardly walk. It hurt bad. It feels somewhat better this morning, but still not great. I have told the ortho and my PT about this pain and both nodded knowingly but never said what it was. So, I don't know what this is. But in looking for pictures for this post, I think I have discovered it. I think it's the IT band. I have had issues with it before and I have been doing a lot of sitting. A. Lot. Also, not only does the outside of my knee ache, but my butt does too. If the IT band has tightened up, that would make sense. And sitting does not help it. At least when I'm working I'm up moving around the room for most of the day. But for the past week, that has not been the case and I think that is the problem here. So, to test that theory, today I will not sit much. I will walk on my treadmill while I do some school work. I will do some house cleaning and just generally keep myself busy. When I sit down I will actually set a timer so that I don't sit for more than 10 minutes at a time. I have done this before and it really works. Moving seems to be the best medicine for aches and pains. Okay, I'm hungry and want some breakfast, then it is time for some schoolwork, I have a video to make by Sunday.....

13 May 2014

Time to move

It kind of does. Even when I was running very regularly, I never got to the point where it didn't hurt somewhere. I guess in that way it's like Crossfit. It hurts, it generally demoralizes me, but I keep going back to it. And that's what I'm going to do today. Go back to running. For the last couple of days I have been sore from Crossfit on Saturday. Today, while still a little sore, I'm feeling a whole lot better. So it is time to get moving again. I could go to Crossfit, but I'm not really in the mood for that. So I think I'll run/walk and do a short WOD here. Then I will master OneNote. I have it and I intend to use it. Between OneNote and Evernote, I should be completely paperless and completely organized. Ha, we'll see how that goes. I just had to run off and change some passwords. I realized that I had been a little lax with some of my accounts and I needed to make sure they were secure from certain eyes. I have now enabled a two-step verification process and signed out from everything I was logged in to. Not that I have anything to hide, I just don't want them all up in my business. Having done that, I am now back to the workout stuff. But, that took about 30 minutes to change everything and add the two-step verification to all the accounts so now I've lost some interest. Ugh!! It's a fine line because sloth and motivation. Hmmm....this just gave me the spark of an idea for my thesis. I need to work on it and develop it more, but it just might work....hmmmm.....interesting.....Okay, now I'm hungry. So I have to decide, do I eat or workout? I think I'll probably eat.....

12 May 2014

Here comes the sun....

It is Monday morning and I love, love, love new beginnings. Time to shake off the old and move on. I am still really sore from Saturday, so I'm thinking that another day of rest might be in order. After yesterday's rain, my house is a mess, so cleaning will be on the agenda today. Finally, my project is due on Sunday, so I need to devote some time this week to those. I need have been really slacking in my classes and I need to step up and pull this out. So I'm thinking a little school work, then some cleaning, then my appointments, then walking the dogs. That should take care of today and should not hurt too badly. I need to move but not too much to keep these muscles supple. Then tomorrow I'll go to Crossfit. Okay, time to get my day started.

11 May 2014

Time for a plan

The stress of the last few months have taken their toll on my health. Now that the stress is gone, it is time to come up with a plan, or two, to regain my health. I have 11 weeks of a fairly open schedule. I think in that time I should be able to get a grip on my health again. So, Plan A: workout, eat right, move more than I sit. Plan B: eat right, workout, move more than I sit. Those plans should be easy to follow. Tomorrow it's back on Paleo but I don't know if I want to go ultra low carb. Maybe I will just because I can. I don't know, I'll have to think about that tonight. As for workouts, those have to go around my knee. I will walk on the treadmill and run if possible. I will go to Crossfit either tomorrow or Tuesday or Wednesday and if not I will do a short WOD at home. This will happen first thing in the morning because otherwise it won't happen at all.

Okay, I have a plan and the time to execute it. I'm off.....

Focus and clarity

It is amazing with a little focus will do for you. I had 2 assignments due today and all week I have not been able to focus on them. I would sit down to do them and just not be able to. Ugh!! I got up this morning and said to myself, enough. I will sit down and finish these two assignments. Even if they aren't very good, I will do them. Then I will develop a plan. There are only two more weeks left in my classes and I have two huge projects due. I need to devote at least a couple hours a day to them. So I sat down and finished my two assignments. In 3 hours. Wow. That really wasn't very hard at all. So now I need to clean my desk and work out a plan for getting the two huge projects done. I also have to prep for my next set of classes. I just need to focus on the task at hand and put other distractions aside. Now it's time for breakfast.

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