- Monday Dec 16, 2019
We had a really busy weekend. I ended up driving to BF's on Friday night after coaching at the gym because I had forgotten that my godson was playing hockey in BF's town on Saturday morning. So friday was a late night.
Saturday we were up and watching hockey all morning; in the afternoon, we drove into the city (about 2.5 hours) to pick up the gifts BF and I bought for each other for Christmas, and a few other things we still needed to get. To give ourselves a break from the activity, we decided to check out Jumanji II in Ultra 3D. It was really good! Then we drove to my place that night.
On Sunday we spent much of the morning setting up our Christmas gifts in the living room. We bought ourselves a new spin bike as well as a massage chair. They were big purchases, but we've been saving up and we decided the massage chair would be our gift this year and next year ;) We'll see if that holds true a year from now LOL. Then BF's son came to visit with his gf, and we all went out for supper. After that, it was off to my friend's to give my godson his presents and visit with the family. We stopped quickly on the drive back to BF's to fix something at his daughter's. It was another late night by the time we got back to BF's.
This morning I was up early and on the road home to get ready for work.
I work today, then coach at the gym tonight, and then i'm off both jobs until next Monday. We have numerous funeral services to attend for my grandma this week. I have a lot of cleaning to get done tomorrow before Mom flies in to stay with me over the holidays. I'll work at the gym for my regular Mondays and Fridays starting next week, but will be on holidays from my full time job until after the new year. So I probably won't be updating here much.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of love and comfort! <3
- Friday Dec 13, 2019
Thank goodness it's Friday. I believe this week must have had 16 days in it...
Coaching tonight; I hope it will feel good to get back at it.
Weekend plans: head to city to pick up the last of the Christmas gifts - the ones for BF and I; workout; spend time with my best friend and my godson, watch him open up our gifts and then we'll go on a twinkle tour of the Christmas lights.
Last night and into this morning I am feeling extra weepy at short intervals. It's wierd how I felt fine for the last two days, and now I feel all weepy and stuff. Grief is such a strange monster.
- Thursday Dec 12, 2019
Two more days until the weekend; just needing to remind myself that time still goes on.
I'm trying to wrap up things at work this week so that when i'm off things can still run fairly smoothly here. There are a lot of Christmas-type things happening at work next week, and i'm sad to miss it but at the same time it's a huge relief to not have to deal with the logistics and planning of it all! There - I said it out loud! LOL
Mom will be staying with me for Christmas this year, and I have mixed feelings about it. I know I should be glad to have the extra time with her, but it's really hard for me. I never did have a great relationship with her. It's like we are distant relatives that have to put up with each other at certain times of the year. I'm sure it will be fine, just feeling some anxiety over it. Anxiety seems to be the norm for me these days.
I also need to start working out again. I've been really sporadic this month, and I really wanted to push it hard to the end of the year. This whole week has been one giant rest day, LOL. Tomorrow I have to coach, so I will get in a workout then. And hopefully on the weekend also. Once I get back at it, it will be easy to keep it up.
- Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
We got called to Grandma's bedside this weekend, and she passed early Monday morning. Once she started to decline, it happened very quickly. No more suffering.
Just got back to work today; no coaching for me until Friday; funeral services will be late next week. Then Christmas. I'm so sad.
- Thursday Dec 05, 2019
It was a nice night out with the girls; it does remind me to be grateful to have a close group of friends that I can call on if I ever need help.
I ordered the spring rolls - it was the only thing on the menu that might have been vegan! And I don't really think it was 100% vegan, but we're going to have to be ok with that LOL. This way of eating is really teaching me a lot about freeing my thinking and not being so restrictive about food. You'd think it would have the opposite effect - that I would freak out more when I don't have any immediate vegan options - but i've been able to shrug it off mostly, and use it as my :20 opportunity. Today I feel once the vegan trial period is over (whenever that may be), I might stick to it, maybe more like 70:30, but I don't mind it at all.
BF is coming tonight so that we can get a head start on the drive to the city tomorrow; we both took the day off work so we could get some things done in the city. It will be a busy day, and then I have to be back at the gym by 5:00 p.m. to coach. But i'm looking forward to the day off!
- Wednesday Dec 04, 2019
Mom called out of the blue last night, she had a birthday party to attend but she called a few minutes before she had to leave. I was so surprised by the call that I forgot all the things I had to tell her LOL.
I have mostly just gift cards left to buy people for Christmas. It's easier that way, especially with most of my family so far away - it gets so expensive to send gifts. I ordered a medical sheepskin for Grandma, and Mom and my brother will go in on the gift with me so it works out to around $35 each for something that I think she will really enjoy having.
The first gift exchange happens tonight with my girlfriends. There are six of us; I got three girls Christmas scarves and the other two cute bracelets.
Looks like it might be day two of rest for me today. Once again, not upset about it. I think I am getting a cold, so just trying to law low and stay under the radar until it passes.
- Tuesday Dec 03, 2019
Just plugging along...
Worked, coached, and worked out yesterday. Got home around 9:30 p.m., had supper, and checked emails, messages, etc. and in bed at 11:00 p.m. Mom wants to talk, but we can't find a night that is free for both of us for even half an hour. She is almost as busy as I am. Oh well, it will work out eventually. At least we can still text LOL!
I am not sure I am going to go to bootcamp tonight. It is the start of my reboot week in my workout program, so it might be prudent to take it easy on the hiit cardio. Maybe i'll bike instead. Or maybe I am just being lazy.
A full list of things to do today at work, so i'd better get at it! Have a great day everyone!
- Monday Dec 02, 2019
One goal is to continue with my workout program; I am at the end of week 4 right now. Week 5 I will drop the weights significantly, and then Week 6 will start adding it back in and try to go higher.
We will also continue eating vegan 80:20. I don't feel as if I can really give a complete review yet of our vegan eating, so at least another month and then we'll re-evaluate.
I was sick over the weekend with TOM. I knew it was coming, because the week leading up to it I had been feeling a
little lot low. Hormones are crazy. TOM this time was really painful. I feel like we still accomplished SO MUCH this weekend, even though I was so sick. We didn't end up going to the city to shop because the roads weren't great. So we did a little shopping at home, BF fixed the kitchen sink that was leaking, we put up all my Christmas decorations and lights, cleaned and did laundry, and I even got in a workout yesterday.
Sure didn't feel like getting up this morning though! But I did anyways LOL.
Coaching tonight after work, and then hopefully SLEEP. I might also be getting a head cold.
- Friday Nov 29, 2019
1. Eat vegan 80:20
2. AT LEAST two rest days per week
THURSDAY - rest day, vegan 100%
I managed to get some housework done, so that's good. House looks a little cleaner now. Coaching tonight and then BF and his daughter will be near the gym i'm coaching at; not sure if they are coming to my place tonight or not. I think we want to drive into the city tomorrow and do some Day After Black Friday shopping LOL.
- Thursday Nov 28, 2019
1. Eat vegan 80:20
2. AT LEAST two rest days per week
Didn't manage to get anything done after my work meeting last night; just went home, ate, and took a bath. I looked at the dishes, and that's about as far as I got LOL.
I checked my calendar just now and realized that I have my second rest day scheduled for today, so that lifted my spirits exponentially. I was thinking I would have to get on the bike trainer, and i'm starting to really dislike that thing believe it or not. Not necessarily the trainer itself, but more the seat on my bike. Ouchies. BF and I are thinking of going in together for a spin bike as a christmas gift to ourselves; if we do, it will be much healthier for the bum and sitz bone area.
WEDNESDAY - worked late, rest day, vegan 100%
I went a little heavy on the bread yesterday. BF found vegan margarine and boy I didn't realize how much I missed bread and butter until I tried it! I wish he'd never found this stuff! Oh well, let it roll off.