I know! I know! I’ve been away for a while and I didn’t check in and let you know I was do ‘in fine. You were worried I had gone on some month long sugar binge or was sick! Well I was sick for like 3 days with a cold but actually I have been too pooped the last month to spend any time on my blog. One thing you have to know about me is that my job comes first before everything. Yeah I know that is messed up, but I was raised with the idea that work came first so if you had to miss Christmas or Thanksgiving because of a deadline at work well that was OK.
Anyway I had a big project that I said would be done in 2 weeks and it took 3 weeks with a lot of 12 hour days 7 days a week. Then I got another project that was smaller and less complex but hellish because data was deliberately concealed by a rival company so I had to glue everything together using the tiniest of crumbs of information. All of which resulted in me getting a cold and a really messy house. OK and a cat with an attitude and a love for sleeping on my neck!
My exercising suffered some but my diet stayed on track and as it turns out my April Fool’s weigh in was pretty good. I lost 28 lbs. from December 15th to April 1 and I can tell I have lost some more since then. I am still avoiding the scale. I probably won’t weigh myself again until maybe October unless I think things are going very wrong or very right. Then I will do it sooner. I rarely limp any more but, this winter really put me behind on my walking regime so I have some work to do. It is a struggle to walk 3 Km now which is really disappointing. I have to get myself back to 5Km pronto!
Way back in April my trainer helped me make some videos of me doing some of my typical exercises. I haven’t so much as looked at them but, I will post them soon and I think they might be handy for anybody who is a real beginner who looks at everybody else’s beginner workouts and says TOO HARD! It was interesting to see how off my perception of what is going on during various exercises is compared to what the video shows. I stepped out of lunges in particular because I thought I was tipping over, but the video never shows me even tilting at all. I also will often comment that one squat or another lunge was particularly well done or botched and they look exactly the same on video. My trainer and I often discuss the fact that my thoughts and anxiety are my biggest challenge when I exercise and this process really illustrated that for me.
On the personal front it’s a new year and I have a new raccoon chewing holes in my house. One friend suggested I put a strobe light up in my attic to scare critters off. I kind of like the idea of having the disco den but, what if my raccoon is the John Travolta of the critter world. Stay ‘in Alive!!! To Multiply!!!!