I AM ON VACATION!!!!
I don’t have any “fun” plans like a trip away or anything, but I am going to enjoy every minute of my time off. My job is always busy in the fall and I work a lot of overtime. This year seemed worse than the others. There were lots of unusual problems, and they kept coming up. I worked almost 60 hours every week for 6 weeks in a row. Plus I still had parental duties. It was absolutely exhausting, inside and out. So I am thrilled to be off work and don’t go back until December 2.
What am I going to do with my time off? Well, today I need to do some MAJOR cleaning. Tomorrow my sister and I are supposed to have our annual shopping day. We go to the Mall of America and walk the entire mall, popping into any stores that interest us. Sometimes we do a fair amount of Christmas shopping. Other times we don’t. We’re expecting maybe 4 inches of snow tonight and the morning commute will be impacted. So depending on what happens, we might postpone our trip. I hope it turns out roads are decent and we can still go…I always look forward to this fun sister day!
I also have a ton of miscellaneous projects I need to work on. I haven’t started Kody’s baby book, and he’s 2 ½ years old. Luckily, I have all the information. I just need to take the time to write in his book. I have tons of pictures to organize. I have more painting I want to do in the house. Among many other projects. So there is plenty to do.
I have been struggling to get back on track with my diet and exercise. How can I have a weight loss blog and struggle so much?? No matter what, I will continue to blog about it. Sharing my struggles helps me, and hopefully helps others out there realize they aren’t alone. As long as we keep fighting, and make a valiant effort, we are making progress.
Over the past week, I’ve been thinking about my goals. It seems I don’t do well with specific ones. Goals like lose 50 pounds before Christmas. So I think I am going to stop making these goals and just focus on the day-to-day. As long as I am making healthy choices today, I know it will help my tomorrow. And then I will worry about tomorrow when it gets here. If I do this, I will make progress. Once I make some progress and build momentum, this whole thing will be a lot easier. Right now I feel like I can’t get over the hump, but I will continue to climb.
For now, I am going to work on drinking more water. I have really slacked on that, and I know it helps with weight loss, among other things. Yes, I will work on making healthy food choices, but no matter what I eat, I will drink 96 ounces of water every single day. I’m at 16 now, so I better drink up.
A couple of weeks ago, my sister mentioned a plank challenge to me. You know the type…the first day you plank for 20 seconds and gradually increase your time every day. I decided to do it! Not a real plank, mind you. I tried and was lucky if I could hold it for 3 seconds! I am doing a modified version with my knees on the ground. I am up to 60 seconds now and am starting to find it to be challenging. By about 45 seconds I am struggling but have made it to 60 seconds for 3 days in a row. Tomorrow I’m supposed to do 90. I don’t know about that! I’ll try it and see how it goes. One thing I do know is I do feel like my core is stronger already. When my core is stronger, I feel taller and leaner. Even if I’m not! Lol
Another thing I’ve been up to is trying to update my wardrobe. I rarely buy things for myself because I don’t think we can afford it. Then I literally have no clothes that fit, so buy a few inexpensive things that I really don’t like and that don’t last. I am finally making myself buy things that I really like. They’re fitting a bit snugger than I like, but I think they look better, so I feel better about myself.
Okay, enough rambling. 🙂 Thank you for reading if you’re still here. I must get off the computer now and tackle the housework! I will feel wonderful when things are cleaned up!