Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Getting back to my routine


The view from my napping place

I'm trying to get back to a little more of my normal routine, as I have been feeling pulled in too many different directions lately. I feel the need to put things in order a little more. When I don't have meetings, my days are kind of flipped -- I get up early and do my "me" things before going into the office in the afternoons and teaching in the evenings. I like the quiet and having time in the house with just the kitties. The house stays so much nicer when I have alone time to tidy up.

My Tuesday evening class has ended (though I still have to grade some of their assignments), so I will have another free evening.  I went to a Weight Watchers meeting with my favorite leader and weighed in. This leader is the reason I have enjoyed Weight Watchers so much more this time around, and I haven't been able to get to her meetings. Most Weight Watchers leaders are too chirpy and cheerful. Tina keeps it real, and I feel like she's in it with me and knows how hard it is sometimes.

I knew I would be up -- everyone has been bringing over food, which is nice, but when I was already feeling emotional and tired, I didn't have as much willpower.  That kind of food also is saltier than the food I make for myself. My goals for this week are simple: Track every day no matter what, and get in some kind of workout every day. 

Today I hit the pool for a swim -- this was only the second time since the outdoor summer swimming season ended that I got into the pool. I only did half an hour, but it felt good anyway. On the way home I stopped at a different grocery store and stocked up on fruits, veggies, yogurt, and other foods that fit well into my Points.  My husband is getting a cold so I picked up the ingredients for my Chicken Pho soup, which is the best thing in the world when you are sick.

I came home, put all the food away and reorganized the fridge.  Then I had a snack and took a short nap.  I'm way behind on sleep and I think it is going to take a while to catch up.

I'm hoping to be caught up at work by the end of this week.  I have an exciting new product I was sent to review but I'm not touching it until all my grading is done.  Ditto the new camera setup I bought so I could take Gwynnie Bee outfit photos by myself. 

1 comment:

  1. I wondered if you had been able to get back to the pool.

    We had a super busy weekend and honestly on Monday I slept until just past noon. Must have really needed it.

    Interested to hear how your camera stuff works out once you are done grading. Oldest has 128 in the class he is TAing, so grading is tough for him this semester.

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