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Back on the wagon

Today is day 5 in a row that I have exercised. A small feat!!

I have brought back this oldie but goodie and the first time I did it, I had to pause it 3 times and was a hot, sweaty mess at the end. 🙂

the firm

I am out of shape.

I have been alternating The Firm workout with Callenetics Express, a 17 minute total body, non impact workout. Sounds easy but it is not.


These two workouts have been kicking my butt in a good way. I plan to do each video three times a week and then take a day of rest.

While I am not convinced I will be returning to my day job at the beginning of June, it would be nice if my clothes still fit comfortably just in case. Elastic waist pants are too forgiving.

Not much else is going on. My night job is handing out hours like it’s candy on Halloween. I have yet to work a week that was less than 40 hours. In fact, I keep getting requests to start earlier. Great for my wallet!

I have also started looking for a new day job. I know this is probably not the best time to be job searching but I am not certain that I will actually be returning to my current gig as the date keeps getting pushed out. Plus I am ready for change and should keep my options open.

Hope all is well in your world and you are healthy.

Impromptu challenges

On Monday, I randomly decided to try intermittent fasting. Stop eating by 8pm, restart again at noon the next day. It was easy as I was working Monday thru Wednesday night. Thursday however … I decided to grab a bite with a friend, which ended up being much later than I would have liked. And just like that intermittent fasting is over for me. lol

While I was intermittently fasting, I was also having a few no spend days. Yeah me! But again once the fasting fell off, so did the no spending.

I bought the Samsung S8. After putting feelers out, I was given a price that was about 45% cheaper than what I had seen in the stores. I debated it for about 12 minutes. I was tired of running out of storage space. So I am now the proud owner of a new phone. The camera is fantastic and I will be taking a ton of pictures moving forward. Especially when I hit the west coast next week. 🙂 There is a bit of a learning curve and a search for a few favourite features. I did lose the ability to give personalized message tones but I’ll get over it.

I accepted my fate for a minute and bought 2 pairs of pants in a larger size. I am tired of being uncomfortable. But not tired enough to consistently commit to a diet and/or exercise program. When I return from vacation, I will be getting back on board. I am still doing some exercise but it’s more maintain than create change. I put My Fitness Pal on my new phone and will start tracking everything this week so I can get back into the habit. It will probably be very discouraging to see my lack of progress.

Wednesday, I am meeting with my financial institution to finalize the renewal of my mortgage. I am glad to get this resolved before going away.

Got my schedule for the PT job for this week and was surprised to see that I am on the schedule on Saturday. That will be hard to do when I am not in the country. I think that when I asked for the time off, someone confused June with July as I had an unexpected week off last month. Hopefully no one will be calling me when I am off to ask where I am.

I am counting down to my trip. I am in need of a change of scenery and some down time. My cousin has my whole trip planned out and I am looking forward to doing new things and the food. I have already sent her a long list of places I want to go to. I tried to get her to commit to driving me to the nearest In N Out Burger, 5 hours away but she does not seem game.



21.75 Hours

That was last week’s schedule at the PT job … Wednesday & Friday night my shift ended at 11pm. On Wednesday after work, I came home to bake chicken as I had taken it out of the freezer on the weekend and it needed to cook or get thrown away. This was especially great as I had roasted veggies to eat.

I brought my lunch in on Friday, then was tempted by a coworker going for sushi. Later I went into the fridge and my lunch was gone. My container no where to be found. I think it was mistakenly taken by a particular coworker who has done this before as we have the same sets of containers.

When I was in Maryland in October, I ordered some items from Amazon and they were scheduled to be delivered before my Aunt came to visit. It did not arrive before she left. No big deal as it was not anything urgent, just workout DVDs and Tubshrooms. My Aunt who lives in town, went to visit and came back with my purchases.

You know how I love my 20 minute workouts. 🙂

Next week I am working Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I will be getting up early to workout. These videos will be part of the lineup. I am determined to take control of my schedule and my health.

Other than that … I threatened my kids with eviction. On Sunday, our kitchen sink stopped draining. Of course it happens when there are way too many dirty dishes piled up. The super came and determined the blockage was in my unit. I still don’t believe it was but whatever. He offered to snake the drain for me “as a favour”. In doing so, a hole was created in the U joint of pipe … Not impressed, but not the end of the world.

On Monday, the plumber came and I am still not sure what exactly transpired as my kids were home dealing with him. When I got home the pipe was fixed but the kitchen was a hot mess. Since he had to weld, he removed the batteries from the smoke detectors. I asked my kids to replace and put them back on the ceiling … they are still taken apart.

To add insult to injury, I asked both of them repeatedly to clean up the kitchen as I was busy and tired. Ask me how my kitchen was looking …

To top it off, my sister is losing her cool over the fact that our mother asked her to pay to fix the gutters on the house. The long texts of ungratefulness grated my nerves. My sister does not pay rent. She works full time. She has no debt. My mother is retired. I am beyond annoyed.

Calgon take me away.