03 February 2017

Well that didn't work out as planned


I had such grand plans for this week. I was going to push myself. I was going to workout. I was going to get things done. None of that happened. Sunday was great. Made some food. Got some things done. Was really in the groove on Sunday. Then Monday came along. I did not get up as early as planned, but I did do some sun salutations in my classroom before the day started. Then the morning progressed and I started to feel worse and worse. My sinuses were acting up and my face felt like it was going to explode. After my first class, I even ran to the store to get some sinus medicine. When I came back, I ran into the prinicpal. She said I looked like hell...awesome....which the secretary overheard and came and handed me a bottle of doTerra Breathe


I put some on, it's a roll-on, and literally within a minute or two I started to feel better. She showed me where to put it for maximum effect, and within 20 minutes I felt fine. I could not believe it. I did not take any of the drugs I bought and just used this. Amazing!!!! One minute I was planning on going home and the next minute I'm ready to take on the day. Un-freaking-believable. By the end of the day I was tired though, so my aspirations of Crossfit went right out the window. I came home and took a 15 minute nap and felt much better. I used this when I went to bed and slept like a baby. Woke up the next morning feeling awesome!!!

Tuesday didn't go as planned either. No yoga when I got up, think I stayed in bed just a few minutes too long. Then we had a paint guy coming over after work so no Crossfit. Did feel pretty good all day though. Wednesday was another day. No yoga, no Crossfit - though I'm not sure exactly why I didn't go. Then yesterday the same. I was going to go to Crossfit Core & Stretch last night but it was cancelled at the last minute. Story of my life. I did not do any work on my dissertation either. So it really looks like the week was a complete loss. But it wasn't. I have gotten so caught up at work that I not only didn't bring any work home, but I seriously have nothing to even think about over the weekend. Nothing. Except possibly planning the video for my NSTA entry. If I make it to the next level, I want to have a video ready to go. It is a huge relief to honestly not have to think about work this weekend. There are many weekends when I don't think about work and then panic on Sunday night.

Okay, I walked away up there and went off and lived my day. We went to the dog park, then off to Costco. There was breakfast at a little whole in the wall place near here and a stop at Skechers outlet for some new kicks. Oh yeah, a stop at the dairy too. Then it was home and we hung some pictures. I got some prints in Africa years ago that I have always wanted to frame and hang. I finally got frames for them and we hung them way up high. Then it was off to the couch for some TV watching.

I'm at my desk now and it is time to fill out the reflection pages of my passion planner. As I'm going through the questions, I realized that I'm not thrilled with how last month turned out. I had such big plans when the month started and I achieved absolutely none of them. I am really bummed about that and a little disappointed in myself. The good news is, I had a lot of fun this month. We went to a friend's house for a birthday. We saw movies. We went to shows. So we did things. That puts things into a little different perspective. I may not have gotten everything I wanted accomplished, but I lived my life. It's not like I sat in the house and did absolutely nothing. That definitely makes me feel better about this month. That also makes me appreciate the time and effort I put into keeping my planner up to date.

It's funny how we only really remember the negative things. I remember the bad things that happened this month. I remember when I hurt my foot and could hardly walk and had to go back to work. I remember feeling fat and lazy and not happy with myself. I did not remember the night at my friend's house drinking and talking and just having a great time. I did not remember the free screening of Hidden Figures and how much I love that movie. But I remember feeling fat in my clothes one day at the beginning of the month. Ugh!!! Time to stop focusing on the negative and focusing on the positive.

Well, now it is bed time. Just came in to shut my computer down and realized I never 'finished' this. So time to call it a night.

29 January 2017

It is a start


Yes, I know it is Day 1 of a very long journey, but I did take the first step already. I did 10-minute trainer, full body yoga. It was only 10 minutes, but it was yoga and it was a start. That small thing has made me feel so proud of myself because I did it. I set a goal last night and I followed through. One step in a very, very long journey.

Just got back from the dog park and getting ready to eat breakfast and head out to go grocery shopping. I'm going to make some meatballs and lasagna chili for my lunches. Also, will include rice and some veggies. I think for the veggies I'll make a stir fry for the meatballs and the chili will have the veggies in it. I love eating bowls of stuff. Bowls of leftovers. Bowls of stew. Bowls of anything. I love putting it all together in a bowl over rice and just going to town. So why not do that for lunches? So that will be my food prep for the week.


Okay, it is now the end of the day and things went well. I got almost everything on my list done, except for getting paycheck stubs. For some reason I can't download them. I also didn't get the bills transferred to February, but I have a couple of days to do that.

Now, I'm off to bed.

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