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February Goals

I’ve had this post in my head since last weekend … Better late than never, right?

Right now I am struggling with life/work balance. I am so unhappy at work I have started looking for another job. I moved to the early shift and still find myself working at least 2 hours overtime almost every day. ūüė¶ The only “bonus” is that I am still leaving work at a “reasonable” hour. I really thought that work would get better since we were bought out but that is not the case. It also does not help that just about everyone in my department is miserable including my manager.

Friday had me running around like a chicken with my head cut off as we’ve just implemented a new pricing process that requires multiple busy people to look at our costs before the quote goes to our finance department and then back to our VP of sales. If she changes a penny, it must go back to finance for approval …

The process is taking 5+ days. Unacceptable, but what can we do. It honestly feels like we are being set up to fail. I am told right now is our busy season and it will slow down but I am not seeing it.

On the fitness side, I am still managing to fit in at least a 20 minute workout into my day every day. My body is tired but I am getting it done. I want to increase the amount of time I exercise but I have not yet convinced myself to work out before work. And when I get home, some nights I am so hungry that I inhale a yogurt before exercising and then choose a 20 minute workout. I still have not attempted a Jillian workout.

I need to get a better handle on my food intake. I was supposed to start tracking it on Feb 1 but … I neglected to. Made myself the world’s most awesome sandwich for breakfast today and yesterday. Put it into myfitnesspal.com only to cry at how calorie heavy it is. No regrets, but it is an eye opener. Also my water intake has fallen by the wayside. ūüė¶

Financially … I have not been as diligent as I used to be with my money. I have been having way too many coffees out. Considering I am/was a one coffee a day kind of girl and 99% of the time it was instant from home as I am not a “real” coffee drinker. I like coffee that doesn’t taste like coffee, flavoured is my jam. This new habit of going for a second coffee 3+ times a week needs to end.

Basically I am a hot mess and need to get myself back on track. This is the month to start focusing on me.

 

2013 Goals

Happy New Year!

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This year will be better than ever!!

Isn’t that what we say every January first? ¬†Only to have life return to “normal” by February/March?

Then all resolutions or goals and plans are forgot or deemed to be out of reach.  Too hard.  Takes too long.  Requires too much effort.

I can’t say I have elaborate resolutions … or even any resolutions at all.

There are some things that I would like to accomplish but they are not resolutions per se; more of a lifestyle plan.

Family

I don’t see my family nearly enough. ¬†My Dad & Mom often but my Uncles and Aunts that are in Toronto, not so much. ūüė¶ ¬†I need to do better than once a year. ¬†I see my family in MD more than I do the ones that are local. ūüė¶

Friends

Other than my BFF, I can go months without seeing some of my friends.  We will talk/text often but we are not in front of each other often enough.

Fitness

Project Get Healthy will continue. ¬†I have not worked out in almost 2 weeks and even thought my weight is remaining steady, it’s time to get back on the exercise wagon. ¬†While it’s nice to see the numbers on the scale decrease, it is not the most important factor. ¬†I don’t want to turn into a “dieter”. ¬†I just want to eat healthy 80% of the time. ¬†Life without cheese¬†treats¬†is not as exciting to me.

Financial

Reduce my debt is still on my list.  Along with increase my net worth.  Try to keep my eye on the prize and not get distracted by shiny new toys.

Personal

Learn and grow. ¬†I think it’s been a long time since I have really stretched myself. ¬†I haven’t learned any new skills that I can think of. ¬†I’m stuck in a rut. ¬†In the future I would like to learn something new. ¬†What that is I have yet to determine. ¬†But I will push myself out of my comfort zone. ¬†I will remember the following quotes and try to live my life by them.

Life¬†is too short. Live your life worthy while you’re here. Because we’re only here temporarily. Live life to the fullest! ~ Unknown

Life¬†is too short to be sad all the time, so laugh everyday, smile when you want to cry, love the ones that care for you, forget the ones that don’t, hang out with friends whenever possible, regret nothing because at one time it was everything you wanted, never backstab someone cause they will backstab you back, and just live life to the fullest because you only get one life. ~ Unknown

Nothing too outrageous. ¬†Just common sense. ūüėČ

IWIW – 07/04/12

I want a toned strong body. ¬†Particularly strong arms. ¬†I have spoken before about my fear of “Oprah arms”.

I really like¬†love Ciara‘s body.

And I understand that she’s 16 26, AND has never given birth to a child AND it’s her job to be in shape but that still doesn’t change my desire to have a body like hers.

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While trolling the internet I came across Ruby Carter-Pikes.  She is a 64-year-old great-grandma who is taking the body building world by storm.

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And Ernestine Shepherd, a 75-year-old body builder.

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Body building has never appealed to me but what these two older women are doing is just phenomenal.

Very inspirational and motivational!!