Looking Forward to Spring

Blogging? What’s THAT?!

Yeah, I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. There’s just been so much other stuff I’ve had to stay on top of lately and by the time my days are over- I just don’t have it in me to spend another hour at my computer hammering out a post.

Training my replacement at work has been taking up the majority of my days, and of course during what’s left I have to manage my regular workload along with training for my new position. It’s not easy, but it’s good, and I’m still excited.

I haven’t had time to even think about dating lately, and to be honest my interest in it is pretty low right now. I guess I just figure that getting into better shape and focusing on my health are more important. I’ve been doing okay with that lately too, but not great. I’m eating better at home and also drinking less but need to stop eating out with friends. Going out for “a drink” always seems into going out for “drinks and appetizers” and I need to just say no to that. I also haven’t been working out. The 9 days I spent babysitting for one of my friends while her and her husband were on vacation kind of threw a wrench into my schedule and I haven’t been able to get back on the wagon yet.

I keep thinking about what Jobo said about it taking 30 days to develop a habit. I’ve made a new goal for myself starting asap, and that is to avoid eating out and to maintain my workout schedule flawlessly until my trip to Vancouver Island/Seattle in two months. I think that’s a doable goal, and I’m actually kind of looking forward to the challenge. I figure there’s no better way to keep motivated than to tap into my competitive side!

I think the timing works nicely, too. In two months I’ll be fully transitioned into my new position at work and I’ll really be ready for a vacation. I’ll get to spend 2 weeks sleeping in & catching up on R&R, hanging out on the beach, getting exercise, and most importantly I get to spend time with my BFF- something I miss all winter when I don’t get to see her. I also get to visit with other friends on the Canadian west coast, and I get to meet a couple of my best blogger-friends in Seattle!

I’m really looking forward to everything I have planned for this spring… but I suppose for now I’d better get my ass in gear to earn it!

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10 thoughts on “Looking Forward to Spring

  1. YOU CAN DO IT!!! 30 days…goes by faster than you think! My Core Fusion Challenge is over this week and I feel like I just started, if that’s any indication. Give yourself a solid week of it and you will already feel great, I promise. I give you credit for focusing on it, especially with so much else going on. And jealous of the Seattle trip!!! XO. Signed, the Baconator

  2. I had heard that two weeks makes a habit, and I haven’t mustered up that yet even! Good luck, I know you have this. The tricky part is really making whatever goal is important to you a priority, that is where I struggle. It is too easy to let the rest of our life get in the way. I can’t wait for Spring either!!!!

  3. I haven’t totally gotten on track with my exercise either. I fully plan to this wknd though! Good luck to you getting back on track!

  4. I read somewhere that to make something a habit, you have to do it consistently for three weeks. So two months should definitely turn it into a habit.

    It sounds like our lives are kind of parallel right now. I just started my new job this week, and I’m so focused on house hunting (I’m in temporary housing), getting healthy and learning my new job, I haven’t really worried about new relationships (platonic or romantic). I have spent some time with coworkers, so I guess that’s like friendships, but other than that, I’m just not worried about any of it.

  5. Let me know how it goes. I’ve been slipping so badly in working out lately. There’s just so much going on these days! I have a hard time staying with exercise when the slightest thing disrupts my routine. So all this traveling is going to be killer. But I believe in you! You can do it! We’re going to have so much fun in Seattle and make the Baconator very jealous! (Hehe, you should come with, girl!)

  6. Ohh, I know all too well what you mean about “drinks” meaning “drinks and appetizers.” And when you’re drinking you crave those apps oh so much. And the apps at a bar are NEVER healthy. Eating out is definitely a tough one when you’re trying to be healthy. Restaurant food is nearly always more fattening. Stay strong, girl! Get some great healthy recipes to try out and it will be fun!

  7. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m now at the point in my exercise routine where I actually feel as though I’ve missed out on something good if I haven’t worked out. Even when I’m tired it’s now habit to change as soon as I get home from work and hit the treadmill and now weights. Sometimes I still surprise myself!

  8. It takes 30 days to develop a habit? Is that right? Hmmm…that’s a goal I could actually keep I think 30 days. I’m so happy you’re moving positions. It’s going to be great for you I just know it. My work week sucked. It sucked so bad I can’t even explain it (mostly because i don’t want someone to find me bad-mouthing my work online!). But Tuesday it’s March and then my birthday next Friday…I’m going to have a better month next month. Winter is just sucking this year isn’t it? Have a great vacation, too! Happy for you! :)

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