- Friday Apr 23, 2010
So yesterday after work I was thinking about skipping out on doing whatever it was I had planned to do and just lay on the couch and veg. I still wanted to watch the last two episodes of Taking the Stage, and the movie Stomp the Yard. It was the perfect opportunity. I had nothing else to do, right?
Then I got a phone call from my Mom. She had some boxes that belonged to me and wanted to bring them over. While I was waiting for her to show up, the dog and I went outside to do some more raking in the backyard. Mom came, we went through the boxes, then she helped me rake some of the flower beds.
Some phone calls and paperwork after that, and it was already 8:30pm! Essentially, I didn't accomplish anything that I had planned (which I had already decided to skip anyways), but I got a lot more raking done and the dog got some much needed exercise! After doing some laundry and picking up around the house, I decided to try and watch Taking the Stage and managed to get those two episodes in.
Tonight, because I procrastinated and was lazy, I have a lot to do to get ready for the girls trip on the weekend. But just this morning I was asked by a co-worker to go for a couple drinks after work. Hmmn. It's looking like Sloth is going to win the battle again today. And you know what bothers me the most about this choice? I don't really care.
I was asked to run as part of a relay team for the 10k run in August. I was going to run the timed 5k, but I think the relay might be more fun and a bit more of a challenge. I believe, as per my posts of late, that I'm going to need a bit of a challenge to get me going again. Yes, I think this may be the kick in the butt I need.
- Thursday Apr 22, 2010
I'm writing off April. It sucked. I know it's not over yet, but I think I can confidently tell y'all that the rest of it will probably suck. Everything except for the trip to the States this weekend with my girls. That part won't suck. Ok. I'm done.
- Wednesday Apr 14, 2010
So yesterday afternoon at work was horribly boring and long. So much so that I eventually broke down and bought myself a chocolate bar. I had to get through the rest of the day somehow. And it worked. I had energy for about three hours afterwards, wowzers. So now I have a question:
What are some good energy boosters for mid-afternoon? If I had the energy, I could run right after work with the dog, instead of himming and hawwing and eventually opting out of exercise. I had lots of energy yesterday from the chocolate bar, but eventually I crashed and well, I know that milk chocolate isn't exactly a health benefit - especially if you're eating it every other day. Just a lot of suggestions would really be helpful - i'd appreciate your input.
- Tuesday Apr 13, 2010
Mmmmn. I'm sitting here munching away on a banana/chocolate chip muffin for breakfast. Bad choice. Yes, they sell stuff like this at a HEALTHCARE centre. I can't believe my luck either!!!!!
Yesterday after work I called up a friend and we took our dogs for a run. And when I say that, I mean the dogs ran, not us. We walked, which was nice too. I think we were gone for about 45 minutes in total. Not bad.
When I got back home, I made myself something to eat, washed the dishes, then gingerly stretched out the muscles in my body that were screaming at me. It didn't help. I was in pain all evening. To top it all off, I decided that I needed to wax my legs! OUCH! Two hours later and i'm ready to either collapse into bed or bawl my eyes out. I did neither, instead I watched tv for half an hour, and went to bed far later than I wanted to.
A friend suggested that did I possibly crack a rib and is that why i'm in such pain? I laughed then, but i'm not so sure now. Another day or two will tell the tale, but today I am still in pain and can't sneeze without also whispering "ouch, ouch, ouch" at the same time. And I sneeze a lot at work. I know it's strange, but it's true. I'm allergic to my job. Everything else on my body still hurts as well, so i've probably just torn or stretched some muscles that I haven't used for awhile.
I don't know what's going on today. I'm playing it by ear.
- Monday Apr 12, 2010
The dog park fundraiser on Thursday evening was a success, and a wonderful time. I am continually amazed at the generosity our small community has shown in the past year, not only regarding our fundraiser, but in support of other individuals as well. If we are rich, it is a richness in our hearts and a compassion unmatched.
Friday evening I slacked and slept most of it away. It felt like I was coming down with a stomach flu so I wanted to take it easy. I'm glad I did, because by Sunday I was feeling much better.
Saturday morning I had another meeting for the dog park, then went out for coffee with friends. After that, I went home and did some tidying up. Not even close to the tidying up I should have been doing, but oh well! Saturday evening a friend made supper and we spent the evening watching Charmed episodes! Today I also decided to start earnestly looking for a BBQ. I haven't found one yet.
Sunday morning I had slo-pitch practice, which brought up the importance of buying myself a new ball glove and new batting gloves. More money to be spent, sigh. After that, I took the dog for some exercise, and spent an hour or so in the yard, picking up debris from the horrible winds we had last week and raking up leaves and doggy doo. Once that was finished, a couple of friends came over for drinks on the deck (how wonderful to sit outside again!). Then, I drove around town looking for another friend of mine, finally found her at home, chatted, left, went for supper to a friend's place, played some Wii... jeepers, Sunday was filled right up.
This morning when I woke up I thought I had died and gone down below. Everything hurts. Slo-pitch, batting, throwing... works a whole new group of muscles. My left side in particular is kind of bothering me. I continually forget that i'm 33 and should seriously think about starting to protect my body instead of working it into the ground. It takes me an extra two days to recover from things these days, LOL. Too bad it feels great to hurt like this.
- Thursday Apr 08, 2010
Yesterday was good. I didn't choose lunch very well (A&W momma burger), but dinner was chicken and rice and I snacked on cheese and crackers later.
I had an evening meeting for our slo-pitch league which dragged on for so long that it was time for bed when I finally made it home. I hate meetings like that, but we had a great turnout so i'm not going to complain much about it. Now I just have some paperwork to do and we'll be able to start our season beginning of May! I can't wait!
I did manage to take the dog for a walk. We went to the park and ran around for a bit, until her tongue started hanging out of her mouth, then we walked home. She drank a good cup of water as soon as we got back into the house. I think she is out of shape!
Tonight I am attending a supper fundraiser. I am a member of our community's dog park committee and we're trying to raise funds to build a dog park in town. This supper will raise at least half the amount we need, so it's a big deal for us. I took the afternoon off of work so that I could get ready for it, plus do a couple other things I need to do, like make dentist and doctor appointments.
It's busy, but so long as I don't forget what I need to do i'll be ok. I'm having a BLAST lately!
- Wednesday Apr 07, 2010
My recent trip to NWT was great. There were the usual obstacles such as flight delays and whatnot, but it was so nice to get outta Dodge for awhile. I found myself letting go of a lot of insecurities I was still holding on to. It's hard to remember that when we continue to be angry with people we're only hurting ourselves. I'm happy to say that i've let a bit of that anger and disappointment go during the last two weeks. Of course, I am still fond of the words "retribution" and "karma", but there are more important things in life!!!
Unfortunately I gained 4 pounds while away on vacation. Boy, can my family EAT. Anyways, i'm working on losing it and hopefully it won't take me months. I walked almost every day, ran three times, and went dogsledding so the gain was purely food-related.
I have a busy week lined up - I work from Tuesday to Friday. Last night I did my laundry and went to sleep early. I was disappointed to wake up in the middle of the night and had to sit up watching tv for a bit before I could get back to sleep. Tonight is a meeting, then running around to do some chores, tomorrow is a supper fundraiser all night, Friday will be the first free day. I'm thinking of going for sushi! Then visiting family on Saturday, and housework on Sunday. It's warming up here and most of the snow is gone, so i'll be working on getting the yard ready for spring this weekend.
Hope you're all doing great!
- Friday Mar 19, 2010
I'm taking off on vacation soon for a couple of weeks up north in NWT, and everything that needs to get done before then is creeping up on me now. It's been a crazy week, full of emotion about my job, family, etc. I'm ready for some time off, I just hope there's no drama to deal with up there.
So the last few days have been a bit of a blur for me. I overate a bit on Tuesday, thankfully I went to the gym on Wednesday and ran. I plan to go to the gym again tonight, so hopefully that will happen if i'm not too brain dead by then. This weekend is going to be busy as well with income tax forms to fill out, a birthday party, and a dog biscuit baking party. Also, I have to fit leg waxing in there somewhere, and a coffee date with a friend who needs some cheering up. And I need to pack. And I should probably clean the house. Yikes, that's a lot. Feels like i'd much rather sleep through it all! If only I could!
I will try to run for 20 minutes today.
Sorry I have not been commenting. Hopefully once I get back from vacation I will have more time to devote to this site. I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! Good luck to you in the next couple of weeks and i'll 'read' you all when I get back! Take care!
- Monday Mar 15, 2010
Didn't add up any calories on the weekend. I'm running out of groceries so i'm starting to eat out of the freezer and that's never a good thing. There's only frozen junk food in there! Anyways, other than the freezer foods, i've kept to a good breakfast of yogurt, fruit and granola; lunch of brown rice with veggies chopped in, or eggs and toast; and supper of more brown rice with fish or frozen junk. I didn't overeat, not even once this weekend.
Went to the gym on Thursday, could barely run (I think I ran for 7 minutes, then called it quits). Total 30 minutes there; then recumbant biked for 20 minutes; then stair-climbed for 10 minutes. That stair-climber burned up whatever energy I had left that night. I went to bed very, very early.
Friday took the dog for a walk, about 45 minutes.
Saturday and Sunday both days I took the dog for a walk, 30 minutes. The snow is really melting now, it's awesome!
I'm trying to get enough water down today to give running a try at the gym later. I don't know how far i'll get, but I need to get something in.
- Thursday Mar 11, 2010
Finally I got my butt down to the gym last night. Early, even. I ran on the treadmill for 25 minutes and I think I may have done something to my right hip. Hmmn.
Eating is back to normal. I'm surprised (pleasantly) that my weight did not sky rocket during this sort of 'blah' period i've been going through. I haven't been adding up my calories (i'm still writing everything down) and I would have thought i'd have added a few pounds to my midsection. Geez, I was even eating ice cream. Lactose-free, but still ice cream. Anyways, my weight is exactly where it was when I was still doing really well, so thank goodness for small favors. Or maybe this would be viewed as a big favor. Yes, I think so. Small or Big, Big or Small, a favor given is a blessed thing.
What else. I don't know. Seriously, I should've just waited to journal tomorrow - I don't even know what i'm thinking right now.