Showing posts from January 10, 2016

Moving forward, very slowly

Yes, I want everything to happen now. Right. Now. Instead I'm making forward progress one day and going backwards the next. It gets very, very frustrating. Very. Frustrating. But, I am still making progress. Slow. Slow. Slow. But progress nonetheless.

It is now the next day. I started this post last night because I was feeling kind of down. I had not exercised in 2 days. I went to Target after work and ended up getting - and eating - 2 bags of M&M's. I had been planning to get pizza for dinner. Luckily, those M&M's acted as a wake up call and I ended up getting a poke bowl for dinner. I got so tired after dinner, I could not keep my eyes open. I ended up taking a short nap. I don't have any empirical evidence, but I swear that eating candy, or anything high in sugar content, makes me unbelievably tired. After I eat that stuff, I always feel like I'm completely exhausted and have to take a nap. It is only a short nap, but a nap. That doesn't happen wit…

Change of Attitude

Sunday I had an absolutely rocking day as far as activity went. I walked for 3 miles in the morning. Then I walked all three dogs in the afternoon. I ended up with a total of 6.5 miles and over 16,000 steps for the day. I was stoked. I had never gotten that much activity in years. Then yesterday came and I got like 6,000 steps. Boo. Overslept in the morning, so didn't do anything then. Stayed a little late at school, then got home and was too tired to walk the dogs, so nothing there. Boo. Didn't hit my macro numbers, though came kind of close. So woke up this morning and was feeling kind of like I was starting over. Not completely, but in a way. Then I read this:

and realized, that is right. I'm not back at square one, I'm much, much further than that. Boo yah!!! So I had 1 bad day, that's okay. I'm just going to pick myself up and get right back to it. I woke at 4 am and had to go the bathroom soooooo bad, but I refused to get up. I refused because if I went…

Let's get this started

I've been up for almost an hour now. I'm sitting here trying to push myself out the door. This is the first time I've attempted and outside run/walk in years. At least 3 years. I'm nervous. Why exactly? Well, it's going to hurt. I'm going to be tired. I'm going to be sore. It is not going to be easy. And on and on and on......... But I keep reminding myself:

I know this first one is not going to be great, it will probably be far, far from great. But,

So I'm going to go feed the birds; get dressed; and head out. Wish me luck.


Last year I picked up a Passion Planner:

It turned out to be one of the most amazing planners I have ever used. Not only did it allow room for you to write everyday things, there were spaces for to-do lists and extra space to make notes. Even better, there was a way to set goals and track them and then a way to review each month at the end. I absolutely love it. I got a big one, then ordered an academic one for school, and for the new year I ordered a special edition one for home:

I love it. So I have one for home and one for school. In the home one I keep track of finances and things around the house. The school one I carry back and forth and has things like meetings and things I need to do/make and have ready for classes. It actually works out really well. There is some overlap but that's okay. I didn't want all my personal stuff being in the one I take to school in case anything happens to it. Trust me, this is leading somewhere.

After Crossfit this morning, I sat down …