Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rewind, Review, Reboot?! Work....

Things are going okay in my world. 

Work on the farm - It's the end of yet another farm season and my love is working through his stressful season much better than he usually does.  My farm-related responsibilities are wrapping up as well....still have some financial stuff to deal with, but am getting there.

Work at the university is crazy as it always is, and I have a new opportunity right in front of me that I'm working through......more on that eventually, once I know what direction I'll be taking.

Work on me....well, as always it's a "work in progress" - but at least it's on my TO DO list and I am making slow progress.

This week - I'm getting yard work done and putting various things away for the fall.....sad, but let's face it, with the frost we got yesterday morning, this is definitely the beginning of the end for this coming growing season.....bbq season, etc.  What I'm trying to say is that I have not made time to get back to the gym at this point, instead, I'm working out in the gardens! 

I think the gym will see me retuning next week.  Next week is October......nice new page on the calendar to fill up with good-for-me items.

Work on my menus - that will improve over the next week or so as well, with more time to dedicate to being creative.  I'm eating as cleanly as I can, following WW's healthy guidelines and doing not too badly.

Work on tackling on-going stress in general.....well, as always, it's at the bottom of my list.  Once I knock a few of the top items off, I think I'm going to make a concerted effort to possibly put it at the top.

Weight loss is moving at an incredibly slow pace....but at least the scale is actually starting to move again.

Working on water this week.......and tracking.......and stopping to smell the "roses" that are still in the garden.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

......and, it's a wrap!

Yes, corn season is finally O*V*E*R!

This is such a relief, though it's with mixed feelings as I love corn season - exhausting and overwhelming as it is!

So, what's on deck for the rest of September?

1.  Take care of my sore muscles/bruises from a slip/fall I had over a week ago while putting one of the corn trailers on the truck.  Nothing broken, just a bit bruised and banged up.......and SORE!  Still walking a lot (yesterday) and today as it's raining, likely will do a stretching/Pilates workout.  Slowly and gently.

2.  Get back to the gym once #1 above has resolved itself - I figure next week - back to my old regular schedule which was Tues/Thurs and Sat or Sun. 

3.  C25K.  Again, once #1 above has been taken care of.

4.  Clean eating - already on that!  Water is something I could likely drink more of, so this week am focusing on getting MORE than 8 glasses in me.

5.  Purging.........clothing that no longer fits, my sewing area, the office.

6.  Finishing - all of those UFOs around my house.

7..........Taking time to BREATHE!

Monday, September 10, 2012

One More Week!

Well, I'm now back to working full-time....and corn season has one last week until we close for the season.  Truly, I cannot wait for that to happen.  I'm tired.  My partner is exhausted, but he likely still has a good month before things will wrap up for his season....and then lucky guy gets to take the winter months off!  Yes, I am jealous!  But on the flip side, he's my rock when I'm working full-time in the winter....he spends some of his off time playing in the kitchen....YUMMY!

So, I'm down one more pound, and have been STS for a week or more now.  166.  Not a bad number, just not in the decade I'd like to be in.  I'm NOT going to stress over it as I know it's just exhaustion and survival that are making me hold onto weight, even though I'm eating exactly how I should be to manage a loss.  No biggie, it will come with time.

Next week, my first week without duties on zee farm after work, I will be going back to my gym.  I've promised myself 3 workouts per week....either at the gym I usually work out at or the one closer to home.  One way or the other, that's where I will be headed.

Simple planning is what I am going to use......not crazy expectations, just realistic ones.

Simple eating
Simple workouts
Simple living

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These two photos were taken while driving home from one of our corn stands over the weekend!  Definitely a double rainbow......I think at one point, almost a triple♥