It’s been awhile – an Update

Look! An update!!! I just finished week 3 of a 6 week training period. I’m facilitating training new hires at work. I have one class of 30 on the sales floor, another 30 in the classroom, and 30 more looming on the near horizon. So yeah, on my feet and talking constantly for 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Plus staying late to do reports, paperwork, grade knowledge checks, and perform my weekly quality calibrations. I have literally worked every day for 21 days.

Nutrition – I’m eating pretty well and managed to lose a few pounds. Woot! This past week I dined on bacon wrapped filets and a huge t-bone steak, plus green veggies and fresh fruit. However I’ve been carb-craving but that might be due to my monthly cycle. I actually had a small portion of rice, noodles, and a slice a pizza through out the week.

Workout – Nil. Nyet. Nada. Nope. I’m so physically exhausted at the end of the day that any other activity is impossible. For example, Friday night I was asleep by 8:30pm, and tonight? maybe 9:30pm!

I’ve gotten frustrated with New Rules program and it’s been aggravating my hip/knee. I find I like simple lifts – squats and deadlifts. I’m going to give Nia Shank’s “Beautiful Badass” program a shot. Three to four exercises plus hiit, three times a week. I think it’s simple enough to keep me interested and small enough I can squeeze it in during my crazy “peak” season.

Relationships – Hmm. Well… dunno. HotHunkyGuy and I still talk. He would like to have me in his life but wants the relationship blended with his current live-in chick. I don’t care for group dynamics and know I especially could not manage well with his chicky. Simply put, and I am fully aware of how bad this sounds,but she is not someone I would be friends with in any situation. I would quickly grow impatient and frustrated with her. There are days when I want nothing more than to curl up and rest my head on his chest but I know it carries a big ugly price.

Life in General – Discovered bees starting to hive in one of the exterior walls. Luckily a local bee guy was able to get out earlier this week and take care of them with minimal damage to the house. The upside of the bees is that the house is rather tidy from the mad cleaning I did in prep of the bee guy coming.

Washer and dryer still broken. I had planned on buying myself a new one as a self birthday & Christmas present but the bees pushed that plan out a bit.

Had this weird facial pain that turned out to be to be a polyp in my sinus cavity. My doc thinks it’s allergy related. I just finished a course of antibiotics and will be on a steroid for some time. Does this mean I can blame crankiness on roid-age???

The cat has decided she needs to sit on my chest so I’ll wrap this up 😛

Damn Sinus Infection

I’ve got an ear ache in my left ear along with some cheek & tooth pain. Making it worse is that it comes and goes. I’m still going to attempt to at least stretch, get in some crunches, and maybe some curls in the morning. Not sure I’ll be able to actually lift as my balance is a little off.

Blissful Sunday

I woke up with a 10 item to-do list. I had big plans to accomplish “stuff”. All those nagging little chores that I couldn’t get to during the week. The whole list wouldn’t take more than 3 or 4 hours tops…

Nope. Not gonna happen.

I realized I needed a downtime day. I’ve been going hard & fast for 2 weeks now with the new job. I’m loving the job but right now it is very stressful. Normally I would do these chores on Saturday but we had a company picnic.

It was great! I had fun and I won “Most Original” in the dessert contest! However I spent nearly 5 hours on my feet – socializing, walking around, manning the helium tank blowing up balloons, and being silly at the dessert contest. My feet hurt. My back hurt. My teeth started hurting (onset of sinus infection). I ate a lot of carbs so my tummy & gut hurt…

So yeah, Sunday rolled around and I just can’t get started. So rather than beat myself up about it I declared that I would kickback and relax instead. And I did. I enjoyed a few delicious cocktails. I watched a bunch of dvr’d shows (Lost Girl, Alphas, Perception) and enjoyed a mini Law & Order marathon. I got lost in Pinterest. Researched menopause and diet. Learned some new things about WordPress. Read some cool blogs.

It has been just an all around excellent day. I’m off tomorrow so I’ll get those pesky chores done then… maybe 🙂

My awesome Ambrosia Cake before and after! Not only do I get bragging rights but I won a lovely pearl bracelet and matching earrings! Woot!