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Overtime and special events = excuses to going off plan

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Some days were good, some days were bad. I did well on tracking most of the days but did not track on a couple. I need to start tracking EVERYTHING. NO MORE EXCUSES!!! Tuesday is the last of my airport duties and overtime hours. There are still some Fall Flavors events which I will participate but would like to figure out when my French course is before committing to more things. I am getting impatient for them to figure out which night is class night. It is holding up my regular work. I need to ask for less hours but need to have the specifics before putting in my requests. Tomorrow I MUST get all my paperwork done and have it in the car to drop off. Then if I get the go ahead to leave early, take it and drop it all off.

My goals this week are
1) to pick up my gym pass and get some exercise in at least 3 times. I will pack my gym bag and keep it packed.
2) I will work on drinking 2 glasses of water a day and then I can work my way up from there.
3) I will track 6 days this week.
4) Get 8 hours sleep 5 nights this week.

I am struggling to leave vacation mode which I took on in July and meant to end the beginning of August. I really need to get my stuff together.

Although the scale has been winning the battle of the bulge lately, I did go see a play on my birthday. It was so long since I saw a play, other than Lavinia's school production this year. Actually, the last time I was in a theater I was actually on stage. I miss acting terribly but no longer have the memory. I am not sure I could even remember lines. Going back to school a few years ago really showed me how much harder I had to work than my classmates. My mind seems like a sieve sometimes. What I lack in memory I had to make up in organization. Oh if only I was organized when I was younger, I would have made such better grades.
The play was about King Henry, the actors were really good and the theater was really nice. It was a small space and there were about a dozen rows in front of the stage and four rows on either side of the stage. There were also two rows in the balcony on all three sides. I would have LOVED to do a play there. The blocking would be so challenging. It was almost like having a stage in the round. The director did a great job with the blocking too because there was not one time that there was an actor blocking my way of another one. I knew I would love it when I entered the theater. I would love to go again and see a modern day production. There is nothing like the theater.

Last night I also got to see Shania Twain Live in Concert in Charlottetown PEI. It was awesome. She was AMAZING. I loved her music for the longest time. She was the background of my 20's which was the most amazing decade I had yet. When I was 20 in college my friend George and I would listen to her "Woman in Me" album. George was a really awesome guy. We had a lot of good times. He had died five or six years ago and I really never thought about him in the longest time. The "Come on Over" album was out when I moved back home after being in the US for a few years. "From this Moment" was my wedding song. Her last album came out around the time when my daughter was born. I still loved her and really loved "Gonna Getcha Good" and "Up". After my marriage ended, I really did not recognize myself. For years I had stopped doing things I enjoyed most like singing and performing. In order to get in touch with who I used to be, I used to go to this karaoke bar and sing. It was the best part of a really crappy time in my life and I would always sing "Up" since it was so encouraging. Singing that song, along with some really good friends got me back in touch with the younger me that I had forgotten. During the worst time in my life, I had no desire to sing, act, play the piano or guitar. These were my major forms of enjoyment in my youth and singing and playing piano especially were my main stress relievers. I just didn't even want anything to do with it. I guess in a way that was good because last night was so awesome and each song was a trip down memory lane but only of really good times and great people.
The show itself was AMAZING. She had elaborate costumes, just like the videos. She also had things on the big screen during her costume changes. One was a cartoon image of her riding a horse and then a bad Shania dressed in black appeared. They were doing a showdown. It was really neat. Then she came out and sang "Ain't No Quitter". She also did a segment in which she called her campfire singalong. She brought up 6 people from the audience and talked with them. They were hilarious. They were so starstruck and she talked with them and she was just so funny but still really nice. Then they did a few songs around the campfire. Then she was back to the big show. At the end there was fireworks better than the ones we had on Canada Day. It was so good. Charlottetown was crazy and it took me two forever to get home. A lot of people gave up on the cabs and went to the bars. I would definitely see her again if I had the chance.

This week it is time to get back on track with my workouts, tracking and getting that water in.
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  • LIVEDAILY
    Taryn - Great goals for the week! One of the things I've really started doing is parking farther away from the door and walking more. It really adds up!

    Oh, you lucky girl!! Shania Twain is one of my absolute favorite performers!! She was my introduction into my love affair with country music! What a fabulous way to end the summer!!

    Are you going to do the BLC again this fall?

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  • GERRYH2
    Nice to see the goals that you set. I'm sure you can reach them! Good luck.
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