"Hey, don't write yourself off yet,
It's only in your head you feel left out,
Or looked down on.
Just try your best,
Try everything that you can,
And don't you worry what they tell themselves
While you're away..."
("The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World).
Well, Monday's post was a bummer, and I'm an eternal optimist, so I figured I needed to balance out all that negativity with some good thoughts. Here we go...
I have been doing an awesome job remembering to test my blood sugar in the morning and after dinner. It really helps that I set an alarm on my phone. I'm supposed to test two hours after I eat dinner, so I usually forget. Now that I have an alarm, I don't!
I have stuck to the 2,000 calorie (or very close to it) limit every day this week so far. Even the day that we got Olive Garden take-out! Yes, I'm proud.
I've been moving my butt every day. Monday, MFN and I did the 5 flights of steps here at work, twice in a row. Yes, I almost died, but I made it up those damn steps. Nothing like a set of stairs to make you realize exactly how out of shape you are. Hopefully one day soon, I'll do those two sets without stopping, or pulling myself up with the railing. I hate those steps, and I will beat them.
Tuesday, I did a 35 minute fast walk on the treadmill at a (whopping!) 1% incline. 35 minutes, a mile and a half, around 200 calories or so burned off. Really, The Biggest Loser is the best motivation out there. I just can't sit on my ass and watch those people, who weigh a hell of a lot more than I do, work their butts off. Inevitably, I have to get up and get on that treadmill while I watch the show.
Yesterday, MFN and I did those damn stairs again, which was harder than the first time because both of our calves were killing us. We did two sets, though. And we'll probably do them today.
Today, I've got my very first Yoga class ever. I'm really excited, since I know a lot of people who love it. It's only the second class I will have taken at work. I took the first boot camp class, and really hated it. It's not the type of workout I do. I really have to enjoy it to do it, and that? That was not enjoyable.
Speaking of enjoying your workouts...I'm running a new fitness class at work. Starting next Wednesday, I'll be facilitating a Cardio Dance class! It sounds more difficult than it is, though. We'll basically just be doing every fun line dance imagineable. I just want to get people moving, and get some cardio in our class schedule. We're going to be doing the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, the Hustle, and some others. Do you have any favorite line dances that I haven't listed? I'm really excited about this!
In other (random but good) news:
Spring is on the way! And unlike last year, there's no chance of a freak blizzard on my birthday (which is fast approaching)! Woot! With spring comes sunshine, and rain (which I love!), and leaves on the trees again! And it means a trip to Gatlinburg.
I heart Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Have I ever told you that? I have been there at least every couple of years, my whole life. I have an immeasureable amount of memories of go carts in Pigeon Forge, Hillbilly Golf, and the Sky Lift, and the Smoky Mountains. One of my favorites? Lets just say it involves The BFF and I when we were younger, and had elements of not telling our parents, a car wreck, cops, and pepper spray! Intrigued? I bet.
Another one of my favorites? The Hubs and I stayed in this amazing chalet for our honeymoon. And now, a little over 6 months since that amazing trip, we're going back. In late April, we'll be joined by The BFF/BF and possibly by Candice and Harby-Man for a nice, long weekend in the mountains. I. Can't. Wait.
We've also got a camping trip in the works for May, but we're having some scheduling difficulties. I really hope we can go, because I've never been! Of course, it's not extreme camping out in the middle of nowhere, but there will be sleeping in tents, and hamburgers, and beer. Sounds great to me! And, I want to go because The Hubs is an Eagle Scout and I feel like I need to prove that I can do it. We'll see...
So there's your random post chock full o' good news. I'm achieving my goals this week, my birthday is in 4 days, spring is coming, and trips are planned! All good stuff...I can't wait!
What are you most looking forward to this spring?
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