I have a friend who does “Friday Facts” every week on her blog. I really enjoy reading the short recap of her week. I am going to try to do that here… we’ll see how that goes!
1- First week of unemployment. The good thing is- I am really still under the weather from the surgery recovery- so this week gave me a chance to really rest and heal. Lots of naps were in order. (Did I mention that I am a stress=sleep kind of girl! LOL) Good thing sleeping is so healing too! I am having a hard time not looking at my phone every 3 minutes to check my emails and take care of business. It is starting to get easier… today I actually left my phone in my purse when I got home from the mall! THAT was a huge step! LOL
2- My To-Do list is growing! You know I will say that I am going to just take it easy- but MY “take it easy” and other people’s “take it easy” are sometimes different! I couldn’t sleep at all at night for the first week from the time I got the notice until about Sunday of this week- so before bed I have been writing down all the things going through my head to try to get them out before I tried to fall asleep! Lots of things whirling around in my head keeping it from turning off.
3- Coffee! I am making a lot of coffee dates. Meeting girlfriends, getting out of the house at least once a day all next week! Had coffee with my friend Kylee on Monday of this week. That was nice! (Even if she DID get me up at the crack of dawn on the first day I could sleep in!) I know I cannot stay in the house all day every day or I will go stir-crazy! So meeting up with friends is a great way to keep me getting out of the house.
4- Follow-up with the Surgeon is Monday. I do not think he is going to release me to start running yet. I am still in quite a bit of pain in my stomach. When I walk heavy I swear I can feel the insides jiggling around in there. However- I am going to start going to the gym and doing some easy classes (Yoga anyone?) and walking as much as I can. (my friend wants me to try Zumba! LOL I might just try and if I have to just sway to the music if it gets too much!) My ribs/side were sooo sore the other day I could hardly stand up straight. Thank Goodness for my AWESOME Massage Therapist! (Her link is on the side here! She rocks!) Seeing her one day and resting the rest of the day- I felt 1,000X’s better! YAY! Guess I was going a little too fast and hard again! This going slow is killing me!
5- I find myself feeling like I am starting over with the healthy living. I gave myself permission to be a little less “strict” the last few weeks (I know- not the best decision!) and it is amazing how easy BAD Habits sneak back in. I was in the grocery store- and I had to FORCE MYSELF to walk past some of the junk. I didn’t do so good with some other junk- but every little thing I walked myself past- I counted it a victory! For a while- it was almost easy to eat the right thing- and shop the right thing… but now I am feeling like I need to learn some of those self-discipline skills all over again!
6- Due to the above mentioned difficulty monitoring myself… I am no longer at that lowest weight of 156.8. The scale has been sitting at right about 160. (I almost think I saw it creep up to 162 this morning- but I am not sure!) I have to really keep an eye on that -with the lack of exercise and the lack of discipline combined I have going on right now.
7- NEXT week? No more laying around and letting myself adjust. Time for the gym! Time to meet friends out! Time to get things ticked off that to-do list! Did I mention I have this strong desire to organize the closets? This may be a very small apt… but I have 4 good size closets (only 1 is a clothes closet!) to straighten up and switch the summer/winter clothes!
8- I think I am just about set for winter running gear! Getting myself set for when the Doc says “YES RUN!” Most of my winter gear from last year does not fit any longer. I still need one more hat (one is not enough if you are running every day) and pair of gloves and I may need one more jacket… but I think I am ok for compression pants and long sleeve tops now! The picture above? New store- lululemon Althletica I am loving it!! PLUS? That whole outfit is a size 8! LOL They clearly size generously! LOL I cannot wait to get out and run in these new pants!
9-I am looking forward to a few jogs around Barcelona! I will just be starting up running again when I go- (I cannot believe it is only 13 days away!) but I cannot wait until I can just kind of cruise in Spanish! In Castalan! So excited to run in Europe- to site see as I cruise and think and get my run in! THIS is like a dream I didn’t know I had- actually coming true. Really!
10- Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me! Thank you to everyone who has said a prayer for me- for my job situation, for my health situation. Thank you to every friend who has made a coffee date with me to help keep me sane. Thank you to every friend who has called me just to say I love you- and to those of you who have listened to me talk and talk and talk. I have the best friends and family. Such an amazing support system- this girl is VERY VERY BLESSED!