Saturday, July 25, 2015

The post about a vacation, a training calendar and a photo from the archives...

  • It's #coffeetime and today is going to be busy. I've a meeting with my supervisor this morning for my work appraisal. Then I have reports to write, July expenditures, and a bunch of phone calls to make. And I may have a client coming to see me for lunch. First I have to run 8k. And drink more coffee. It's going to be a long day because I can't leave until everything is finished. It's my last work day for 2 weeks. The summer is flying by. Since I'm going to be in the office all day I think I'll wear my hair down. It may have to be a jeans day. I'm feeling uninspired to put much effort into an outfit today. Maybe I'll get a vision during my run. With the closet of clothes I have you wouldn't think it would be so hard to dress myself in the morning...

  • Got my sweat on this morning. Slow and steady wins the race right? Nope. My legs felt like lead. But I did shuffle along for 8k. Tonight I make an official training calendar. I need to work out a schedule that includes running, cycling, yoga and a routine at home with free weights and kettlebells. My 2 days a week with my personal trainer are already set. I need structure and routine. It's how I function best. With a schedule and an eating plan I'm going to take my training to the next level. This is the year I get into the best physical shape of my life. I'm so excited to see where my fitness level will be next summer...

  • Today's #sunroofselfie and something delicious. This afternoon I took a client to Springrolls for the all you can eat lunch menu. I stuck to the meat and veggie dishes. My fave was the salt and pepper calamari pictured above. Now I want to nap. 
  • It's #FlashBackFriday and my girlfriend Nokomis sent me the pic on the bottom left this afternoon. That was taken 6 summers ago. At that time I was really struggling with my health. I was on two blood pressure medications, had severe back and joint pain, and heel spurs. I couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs without getting severely winded. Times have certainly changed. This morning I ran for an hour. Yesterday I did 60 push-ups. On Monday I walked up 43 flights of stairs without needing a break. I can barely remember feeling like the woman in that picture. But I'm glad I knew her. She gives me motivation to keep moving forward. To keep making new goals for myself. Without her I wouldn't be who I am today. She drives me to be better today than I was yesterday. As challenging as maintenance is, it's totally worth it. Because although she has taught me valuable lessons, I never want to be her again...

  • Such a fraudulent photo. I know Victoria's Secret:-) So as promised, I bring you #watertime. I should be having wine to celebrate the beginning of my vacation. The first thing I'm going to do is go to bed early and sleep in tomorrow. Then when I wake up at (hopefully) 6am, I'm going to run 7k, then bike up the escarpment while doing HIIT (high intensity interval training). 
  • I'm using this time off to get my fitness schedule and eating on point. Veggies and protein will be my focus. And water. Lots and lots of water. I love the way I feel when I'm dairy free, bloat free and hydrated. So that will be the goal. 
  • On a completely unrelated side note (but I feel the need to vent), my new neighbor is fecken loud and crazy. Don't care to hear about his views on politics. He seems to feel that teachers have it easy and have no right to strike. And every other word out of his mouth is "fuck" and "God damn". Ugh! Young single male moved into a family neighborhood. There are kids everywhere. I'm going to have to say something to him. I hate doing shit like this...

1 comment:

  1. This is the year I get into the best physical shape of my life.
    one of our neighbors from hell
    died last month
    after 25 unpleasant years
    I think her daughter is staying there
    right now
    the nut doesn't fall far from the tree
    I pray she leaves us alone
    unfortunately, there are more
    neighbors from hell to ignore
    one day, I pray we can move
    where there are no neighbors