02 August 2014

Finally, it is over


The last two weeks have been pretty hectic for me. First I had the AP seminar for a week. There they fed us all the time. I tried hard to not eat junk, but with it in my face for hours at a time, eventually I caved. I was not pleased with that, but what was was. Then I had a 3 day weekend - always nice, and then it was meetings, meetings, meetings for school. They fed us breakfast and lunch for three days, and lunch yesterday. The food was good and I made every effort not to go crazy, but still it was more than I wanted and not the kind of food I wanted. Plus, one of the people who run the cafeteria at school (that's where all the food came from) is an amazing baker. So each meal included some kind of dessert. And yes, I indulged. But it is over and time to move on.

The moving on began last night with dinner. I had chicken and salad. It was awesome and I felt good after eating it. I was really tired though and was in bed by 9pm. Slept really good and up at 6am to start the day. Lots to do this weekend. Assignments for my classes due and school starts on Monday so I have to have everything ready for the week. Whew. I feels good to be back to work though. I think I'm going to enjoy it at Damien.

Now though, it's time for breakfast and some school work and possibly a dip in the pool.

27 July 2014

Lessons learned


I made some connections today. For the past few weeks, I have struggled with my Ph.D. work. It was no longer fun and interesting and had become this huge burden. I dreaded having to do things and I would generally wait until the last moment to even look at the instructions. It was horrible. Then, yesterday, I sat down and looked over the assignments that were due today. I read some stuff and did just a little bit to prep. Actually, my intention was to write the papers yesterday but something came up. When I sat down to write them this morning, they just flowed. I felt like doing my best, which I haven't felt like doing lately, and I really put some effort into them. One class has an ongoing assignment that we have been doing a little bit of every week. I opened that up and looked it over and was appalled at the work I had done. It was not up to my normal standards and I can't believe I got a B on these. They were junk. One paper I redid 8 weeks worth of work. Anyway, apparently my motivation was back. I really don't know where it went or why it left, but it is back.

This happens in living healthy too. I lost interest in Crossfit a while back. It had become a chore instead of the fun it had been before. The same things happens with healthy eating. I'll go for a while doing great, then all of a sudden I just can't be bothered. Hmmm...Do I sense a pattern?

So what have I learned? I just need to keep on moving. I may not make a lot of progress, I may not make any progress, but as long as I keep moving I will eventually reach a place where things start to look up again. So just keep moving.

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....