Yesterday I was annoyed as I often am in general. I was attempting the front crawl in the pool and unfortunately at my weight I am just too buoyant. I can feel that my butt is out of the water ‘cause there is just that much junk in the trunk. My back is arched too much because my breasts want to head for the surface as well. When I do the back crawl all is fine. My body is supported low in the water by my inner-tube butt and the chest is no longer an issue. Unfortunately you can’t zone out doing back crawl or you will hit the wall so that workout becomes boring fast.
I’m two weeks into my new schedule of working Noon to 8PM and swimming 2 hours a day. So far it hasn’t been too difficult. My legs are often sore and I had a persistent cramp in my right butt cheek. That was kind of embarrassing! I would walk along like a normal person and then get one of my cramps and start groaning like I was possessed while dancing around like there was a mouse in my pants. This schedule has done a good job of cutting out any late night snacking. Nothing convenient is open by the time I get home and I just want to go to bed anyways. I can find the weekends difficult mainly because I don’t usually plan ahead what I am going to do and eat. I haven’t gone off the rails but it has been a struggle.
So drink Water! Water! Water! I knew it was going to be hot today, but I was still surprised this morning when I walked out my front door into a wall a stagnant, hot, wet air and I was still in the shade. At one point during my trip I passed a gas station and I could actually taste the gasoline in my mouth. Blehh!!!
You may recall my article from May 30 all about my definition of happiness. I promised a follow up article to let you know how things worked out. If you have not read that post you will not have a clue what I am talking about here. Well … a funny thing happened on the way to happiness. If that raccoon had been paying attention as I watched my favorite show (Game of Thrones) he would know that “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
This Fat Chick gal sure is arrogant! She disappears of the blog-o-sphere for a month and then comes back and thinks she can define happiness for everybody. No I am not back from vacation or some other amazing experience I have actually been just mopping along spending too much time at work and not enough time on myself. In fact in the spirit of being a mopey, grouchy pants I’m not going to share the ultimate secret of happiness, but I will tell you what made me happy today! Coyote piss!
So today is known as “Blue Monday” the most depressing day of the year for people living in the northern hemisphere. This is the day that the accumulated effects of months of extra night plus holiday debt plus failure on resolutions results in the blues. Well I have to say that on Friday when I discovered there were racoons in my attic I was feeling pretty blue. I had my usual reaction of that’s it I’m moving. I can’t take this! I don’t have time for this! All is lost! I need to start dialing back the drama! The raccoons were having a party and kept me up much of the night. I called pest control and they patched up the hole in my soffit and put out traps. Apparently I will know and so will all my neighbours once we catch one of these guys. Hmm Great! You know it will happen at 2AM. So far no caged critters. These are city racoons they may know what’s what with the traps.
Bah Humbug! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I have found that I work best setting daily goals and assessing how I did as I wait to fall asleep each night. If I feel I came up short on a day then I try to push a little more the next day. If that doesn’t happen, I’m fine with it I just start fresh and forget the past. I know it seems like the slackers life plan but it works for me. I find even weekly goals are too far away and vacuous. Using visual representations for my goals like a gold star for each job completed or a monetary reward just doesn’t grab me. I can be a competitive person in the moment and that can help me in a tough workout but generally I don’t care who wins the race or gets the prize. Don’t think that didn’t drive some of my coaches crazy. My daily goal is just to stay in my healthy routine and once the routine is solid experiment with some additions or subtractions. When things got too far off the rails go back to the basics and get the routine running solid again.
No more messin’ around! I have not written a single article in December unbelievable! Yeah! Yeah! I have lots of excuses one of which is biting me in the back right now, but that is not a good enough reason to be neglecting my blog. So what have I learned in December… Hmmmm. Well sitting around feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t get you anyplace. That is one of my go to comfortable places. Somehow I have it stuck in my mind that when you are in trouble if you just hide in your cave and don’t move it can’t get any worse. The reality for me is that I need to drag myself over to the pool and move. Clears out the garbage rolling around in my brain and gets the physical parts working. At least I didn’t eat too much junk and actually I did get to the pool some. I have some good friends that kicked my arse repeatedly. Thanks guys! Still working on it!