There are many confessions to be made with this overdue posting. Number one: I should be doing homework. This semester started weeks ago and regardless of how many nights I come and ignore the readings, they will continue to pile high. I’ve had a snow day and now this two day weekend to catch myself up, and yet, at four o’clock in the afternoon, I’m just starting to get myself moving. I can no longer use the excuse that I need a weekend like this- because I’ve had multiple (in a row)! So after this post I will jump in to my coursework.
Number two: although my apartment has been clean for a week now, I still continue to ignore the dishes. I know, I know. This was a resolution for me that I made for my new year just two weeks ago, but I look at it like this: not all bad habits can be changed over night. They take time, right? After this post before my readings, I promise to wash my sink full (and counter) of dishes.
Number three: my clean eating was thrown out the window the weekend of my birthday and unfortunately I haven’t been able to buckle down. I’ve gained back quite a few pounds and ugh- it’s frustrating. But I know why it’s happening- I’m not writing everything down, I’m not weighing in at my meetings and I’m just not making the right food choices. Fed up, I drove myself to the market this afternoon to get all the clean foods I need to get on track. It’ll be easy this week to jump back on board because my apartment (cupboards & fridge) are pretty much empty besides the clean choices because I’ve been scrounging for about two weeks. After about a month off from classes, it’s been tricky to get back into the routine of planning/cooking ahead of time- which has left me to eat (a lot!) when I get home late after class. So, tomorrow I plan to cook for the majority of the morning, to get myself prepared for the week.
Monday will be the start of my three week challenge: to reach my 10% goal. Before my birthday, I only had four more pounds to go. Now I must lose all that I’ve gained back and those four pounds. I have to get myself back on track and will be pretty darn strict with my clean eating intake, but watch out! It’s going to be done. I can longer make excuses of being in class– I have a whole year before I graduate and putting weight back on this quickly is a scary thought of what I will look like at graduation. ha! My plan is to get up three to four days a week before work to start working out more. Either on the treadmill, doing a little pilates, or utilizing my p90x videos that are collecting dust on a shelf. Hold me to it fellow blog stalkers. I’m determined to get myself back into gear!
Number four: I’m addicted to words with friends. I’m not the best speller and this application is driving me insane. Some of the words that my opponents are using are outlandish- and yes, I just googled that word to make sure I was using it in the right context. There is no way some of these words are real. But I’m learning, and I find this a good addiction.
This week will probably bring more snow (I’m kinda liking a snow day once a week) and long hours of catching up on homework. But one thing that I am looking forward to is a mini photo-shoot. As many of you know, I love taking photographs and really haven’t been snapping away recently. But a co-worker and new friend was pregnant so I offered to take some photographs. I’ve never taken baby-bump photographs but I have taken hundreds of newborn shots thanks to my years with the kiddos. Friday brought great news- the baby boy was born! And I will be making a date to stop by and enjoy his new presence. Here are a few of my favorite moments from my night filled with gyros, barking pups, and funny videos off the internet.
Even though the last one is barely in focus I love love love that baby bump sticking out and Bella all cuddled up. There will be much love in this home. Can’t wait to meet him and catch up with the mama- but until then, dishes, here. I. come.