Happy Groundhog Day, SparkPeople!
I don't really have 'groundhog' goals, LOL. Living in a downtown community, my rodent encounters are limited to squirrel and rabbits, with the occasional chipmunk if I really pay attention.
But today is Groundhog Day and serves as a good reminder that Spring is in the distance. Granted, it may seem like it's a ways out, but so far it's always come, year after year. What sorts of things are we planning that are just around the corner? Now is a good time to envision ourselves as the garden we'll plant as the soil warms. What can we do today to help us look forward to the promise of Spring?
I am in the middle of a new schedule shake-up and I'm trying hard to manage it in stride. I'm an IT Consultant and work has been pretty steady for a year at my current client. Presently they're working on funding proposals for some new projects. My current project keeps me busy about 50% of the time, and is slated to ramp up to 100% in a month or two. So, until another project fires up - or I decide that I've had enough and move on to another client - I'm down to part-time.
I'm trying to be OK with that. After all, I have plenty of homework that needs to get done.
I could also manage a bit more knitting or even on-line gaming, all inexpensive pursuits. After working non-stop through the holiday season, I'm not complaining about a break in the action. That said, tuition still comes due and bills still find their way to the house. Here's hoping that it's a temporary pause AND that I manage to make good use of the time.
So far I'm feeling better about my habits. I'm still challenged with bedtimes and cocktails, but I've accepted the outcomes of my choices. For some reason I make things more difficult for myself with these poor choices. Why do I do this? I suppose that may be the last, great mystery.
1 - Go to bed, Trish!
I'll get it... someday. I do pretty well all week but the weekend undoes my efforts. Clearly I need more adherence to the routine no matter the day!
2 - Workouts
I'm getting there. I let SparkPeople set up a core routine for me and it feels like there are new muscles in the mix. I also determined that I can do full pushups with the help of some stairs. That makes me happy, because someday I'd love to do a full pushup without any modifications!
3 - Logging the intake
Silly me for thinking that I can do all that math in my head! Again, my sneaky treats and extra cocktails mean that I have to work harder to get / keep the weight off. It's a stupid cycle and I should really know better!
4 - Thank all my SparkFriends
What's more amazing, seeing all the great things that my buddies are up to, or knowing that support is just a (virtual) shout away? You all rock and make a difference in my experience at SparkPeople. Since joining this site I've never felt alone in my quest for health and fitness. Thank you for always being there, no matter where 'there' is!
I hope that everyone has a great week; if not, be sure to plan one!!