Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Gettin' My Workout On and Randomness!
Sorry folks, but I never got a chance to post a workout summary yesterday. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in a day.
Yesterday's workout went well. I am back to doing Leslie Sansone because although I would like to do the dance workouts, I am a big girl living in an upstairs apartment in a hundred year old house. I can't do to much thumping around. So I will stick to Leslie for now. I am getting to the point where I don't have to listen to her verbal cues anymore so I turn the volume down and turn on my own music, which is totally fun!
I am still doing The Firm Sculpting video's. Yesterday was lower body and today was upper body. I am doing a bit better at being able to keep up with them and have even added some weights to a few of the exercises. Mostly upper body exercises though as my lower body is still working on just making it through the whole workout. I think this is probably because I am doing it after the Walk video and my legs are already getting tired. I may try flipping that around and doing the strength training first to see if I can get through the video a little easier.
On a side note, I have a confession to make.
I got on the scale again this morning to check and see if the 5 lbs where still gone and found that I was down 3 more lbs! And this was a post breakfast weight. I don't really understand why my body has decided to suddenly drop a bunch of weight. I am not really doing any more exercise than I have been, and I am eating a healthy 2000 cals a day. They only thing that I can think of is that my stress levels have gone down a bit now that all the events of the last two months have passed. Although I am not sure that makes sense either because I am starting to freak about the end of school and my externship and a weekend job.
Don't worry, I have not lost my mind and started complaining about loosing weight but I don't want it to come off too quickly as that can be a sign of bigger health problems, which I really do not need. So what do you all think?
On another note, I think I may have found a weekend job. A lady that goes to class with me has a 16 year old Down's Syndrome son and a 6 year old son and she needs a baby sitter. I would be paid by the state as a child care worker and there is a possibility that the weekend could lead to more hours when I am done with school in a couple of weeks. I am so excited about this because it means I will finally be bringing in some money again. Things have gotten pretty rough around here financially. We have been forced to borrow from family to help with expenses and I hate doing that. I is bad enough that Whit is covering for me but to have to except money from others as well really gets to me. I was not raised to let someone else pay my way. My family is full of independent women who take care of themselves and everyone around them. I always followed suite until now and I will be glad to be back in the ranks of the proud women I was raised by.
My externship placement is not going as well. I have had a site set up for about 3 weeks and the office manager was supposed to call me to set up my schedule for my externship and an appointment to meet everyone in the office. Well I have been calling about once a week as have the placement people at school but none of our phone calls are being returned and frankly the receptionist is getting rude about having to leave messages for the office manager all the time. I called the school today and told them that if we did not hear anything soon I wanted a different externship.
I am not usually one to cause problems but honestly isn't three weeks long enough to return a phone call. I am supposed to start my externship on the 24th! Is it wrong of me to expect some professionalism from the office that I will be working at? I just don't understand what the hold up is. I know that they are a busy office but seriously, all I need is five minutes for a schedule to be set. She has probably spent more time reading my messages than it would take her to call me and settle the issue. Am I being irrational?
Anyhow, that's my randomness for the day. Take care everyone and please pray for me, I really need it.