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Thursday, September 22, 2011

How Yesterday Got Better.

So yesterday I wrote a post early in the day explaining how horrible I've been feeling the last few days and how hard it's been to get moving.

After I wrote that post I decided I needed to do something, Anything to feel some sort of accomplishment. After picking up the house, sweeping and washing dishes I decided I needed to do something more so I decided to make a list.

The first thing on the list was to finally mail my friend her charger which I kept forgetting to do, and then I was going to go to the grocery store to buy what I needed to make broccoli beef. While doing all this I wasn't feeling any better but I was doing Something and that was fine.

While I was looking up a broccoli beef recipe online (and cauliflower 'mac & cheese' yumm!) I got a call. I picked it up and it was the job I had interviewed for the day before. They had finally gotten a hold of my references and the second they finished doing that they called me to offer me the job.

What? A job? Me? And it starts next week? And it's in the field I've been hoping for? And it's two hours from my house so I can stay close to family? And it comes with housing? And I get actual weekends off this time??

I told the guy yes and thank you and I'll call him later so we can start talking about paperwork and details. I hang up and jump up and down with a little screech (I'm not a screamer so that's as far as I got. LOL). I updated my facebook status (yes, I know... lol) and went out to finish my errands.

I went to the post office and finally mailed my friend her package (I could hear the little box yelling "Alaska here I come!") I went to the grocery store and bought a ton of broccoli and cauliflower. Went home. Made the best broccoli beef I've ever tasted and had a cheese explosion with the faux mac & cheese.

I called the employer again and got all the details. Signed up for a CPR class, called up other places I needed before I head out next week and got it all done before 3p.m.

To top it off I had missed going walking with my mom in the morning so I told her if she wanted we could go walking after she finished work. I met up with her and we power walked the high school track while the football team practiced and the cheerleaders practiced cheering.

I talked to my mom about motivation for weight loss and we talked about how hard it is to change our habits. How much I've been struggling to lose weight the last month and she countered with having trouble losing weight the last 20 years. Touche' Mami. Touche'.

In the end as we walked we were pep talking each other and when we got back home I decided to try making banana nut muffins.. and then banana nut and zucchini muffins. Both batches needed sugar but turned out moist and fluffy. :)

At the end of the night I was tired, happy, and with a nearly complete crossed off 'To Do' list. But as 9pm rolled around I noticed that there was one thing I hadn't done yet... and that was swimming.

I promised myself I'd go swimming. I promised YOU, the blog reader I would go swimming. I didn't have an excuse (it's called 24 Hour Fitness for a reason) and after a little bit of inner whinning I got my swimsuit, my goggles and a towel and walked out the door.

I was surprised the gym was packed and the pool wasn't empty (why is 9:45 pm the perfect time to go to the gym on a Wednesday??) but I had a whole lane to myself.

I finished 30 back-and-forth laps and took a few minutes in the hot tub. When I got home I was exhausted but happy.

And the icing on the cake?

When I woke up this morning I felt good. I didn't feel bloated or lethargic. I woke up a little groggy but with energy. I woke up feeling skinny. I woke up feeling good.

Isn't it amazing how taking initiative and getting off your ass can help how you feel and what you do?

Have a great Thursday everyone and thank you for the kind words!



Amber said...

What an awesome day!! Congrats on your new job! Hope today is just as great!

Angela Pea said...

Happy Dance! Happy Dance!! Happy Dance!!

I LOVE that you got a great job, close to home, and that WOW!! You feel amazing today!


Betty said...

Wow! You did good girl. I´m proud of you. Two work outs in one day. That´s awesome!!

Congrats on the new job too!

lv2 said...

What an amazing day, a new job and ex, etc. Keep up the good work.

"KT" said...

What an awesome day! Congrats on the new job and just kicking so much butt! :)

Julie said...

YEAH!!! That is awesome. Both the job, the talking with mama and swimming at 10:00 a night. Plust the 30 laps. I did 12 yesterday and thought I did good, I know I can't do 30.
I am so happy for you, really. This is great and being in a field you want, being close to family that's awesome. Good luck with your new job and really good luck with your life style changes. You can do it, I know you can.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.