Wonderful Wednesday!!!!

Today began with weigh in, I have lost 2 pounds since my last weigh in! At first I thought I had gained because it’s been so long since I weighed in, but when I went to put it in my phone I saw that I had lost 2 pounds instead! After weigh in I started teaching a class for work that was interrupted by a whole call. No not a phone call, THE phone call! I got the job! I’m still working for the company that I love but now I’m in a higher position with new clients and a lot more responsibility! I’m so excited! I start next Tuesday, which is really fast but I’m ready. Holly and I went out to dinner to celebrate and I stayed within my calories! I didn’t walk as much as I wanted to but I still got in my steps for the day. I only walked 1.5 miles today. Today overall was a fantastic day with great news all around!


1. Get Moving: I burned 1,178 calories. I walked 3.44 miles and biked 3.90 miles today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,520 calories today

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 30 oz of water

I think I’m finally hitting my stride being on the treadmill today felt so good today.  I just wanted to keep going forever! Have to love endorphins.  It’s funny to me how often I say that the exercise helps with my anxiety (and other mental health stuff) and then quickly forget.  I don’t know if I need to give myself a daily reminder somehow or what.  Tomorrow I should find out about the job which will end a lot of my more recent anxiety is the waiting to find out.  Either way (while I really wan this job) the anxiety will end once I find out.  Tomorrow I am teaching a class for work but I’m hoping to get to the gym in the morning and evening.  I have been working on getting my pace up lately and today I did a mile in 14 minutes and 38 seconds which is about what I “ran” the mile in in middle school! I’m hoping to get under 13 minutes between a light jog and walking.  🙂



Monday Monday (sing this it sounds better when you sing it)

1. Get Moving: I burned 1,490 calories. I walked 5 miles today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,487 calories today

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 32 oz of water

Please excuse the long title it was the first thing that came to mind as I sat down to type.  This weekend I got really lucky and ended up not having to work on Sunday so I got to stay with my sister and her family which was really nice.  I’m happy that I got to spend the night instead of turning around right away to go home I got to spend time with the kids and enjoy the weather with a nice walk.  Today was a good day other than nearly being late for work.  At the end of last week I went to work at 7:30A instead of 7A so I could cut overtime so this morning I didn’t want to get out of bed so I sat and watched the clock until 6:50A telling myself that I would get up at 7A only to realize that I worked at 7A.  I jumped out of bed and ended up still making it to work on time, but I cut it really close.  Other than that it was a great day.  I got a lot done at work and tomorrow I’m going to be doing some training at another site and on Wednesday I’m teaching a class which is always a good time.  I should also find out this week about the job I interviewed for last week.  The longer it takes the more anxious I get, they said they had a couple of interviews this week so I don’t expect to hear any sooner than Wednesday. I feel confident in my ability to handle this job and I just hope that they see that too.  All the walking has really helped with keeping the anxiety at bay which only motivates me to keep walking.  🙂

Work, work, and more work

1. Get Moving: I burned 950 calories. I walked 3.66 miles today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,228 calories today 

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 67 oz of water
I didn’t get to the gym this morning because, sleep, I wanted it so I got it. Holly came home from her overnight to get ready for her field experience this morning so by sleeping in I also got to see her. I went into work today scheduled to work 8 hours and ended up working 12 because that’s what happens very time I try to cut overtime. I’m hoping tomorrow I can get out a little early because j work this weekend and I really need to cut time. I’m super excited for Saturday because I get to go hang out with my family for the afternoon! 

Where did the day go?

1. Get Moving: I burned 1,389 calories. I walked 2.53 miles and biked 4.15 miles.
2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed way to many calories.

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 60 oz of water

I didn’t get to the gym this morning because I had a staff meeting that I wasn’t as prepared for as I usually am so I had to get that figured out. I also made the mistake of taking doughnuts to my meeting and ended up eating my daily calories for breakfast. I know that over eating complete erases all of my working out and I need to remind myself of that before I do it instead of after. After my meeting to took Holly to class then hit the gym. I biked then walked on the treadmill then biked some more after I walked outside for a bit! I can’t believe how nice it has been. I then had a long night at work because we are short staffed. Now it’s off to bed so I can get to the gym in the morning and hopefully see my love!!

All of the walking

1. Get Moving: I burned 1,527 calories.  I walked 5.74 miles today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,527 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 33 oz of water.

Today I got up early and went to the gym and walked just over a mile on the treadmill.  Then I went into work.  I got in several miles today working out with clients and going to the dumpster which is over a half a mile.  I then went to Kira and Cody’s house and we walked just under 2 miles around her neighborhood.  I’m very happy with the amount of miles I was able to get in today.  I’m hoping to do just as many if not more tomorrow.  It was nice to hang out with Kira and talk and eat dinner.  After I picked up my beautiful wife and we talked about her day.  I am so very proud of my her she started her field experience today and had a presentation for class.  It was so nice to hear about her accomplishments and catch up on her day.  I turned in my written interview for the job I wanted today.  I’m excited about the prospect of this new job and I really hope I get it.  I should know more by next week.  The anxiety now that the interview portion is done, however I really want to know sooner rather than later so there is more certainty in my future.



1. Get Moving: I burned 1,062 calories.  I walked 2.60 miles on the treadmill today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,744 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 0 oz of water

I haven’t written in a few days for no reason other then lack of time. So as you know I applied for a different job last week.  It’s a step above the position I have currently, I really want this job.  I’ve been very anxious about it and getting an interview I did the phone pre screen on Friday and the waiting has been bothering me ever since.  When I get anxious it can get really bad if it is things out of my control.  The anxiety leads to panic attacks and paranoia.  Usually I can keep this under control for the most part but unfortunately yesterday it got the best of me.  I’ve been really stressed out at work doing way more than what my job requires, this is a bad habit that I have had for a very long time.  I want this job because I want to provide for Holly while she finishes school so that she can student teach and not have to work on top of it.  Thanks to Trevor and Holly talking to me for a very long time I calmed down.  In better news I got a call last night from a friend with some really exciting news. Today I’m happy to report that I got a call setting up an interview for Monday.  I’m very excited about it!  Now I can concentrate on figuring out what I’m going to say in my interview which will help the anxiety a lot.  I was told in my phone call that I shouldn’t get “dolled up” for the interview.  I see the two people who are going to be interviewing me at least 2 days a week (usually more often) so as he said “they know what I look like on a regular basis.”  I have been trying the theory lately to dress for the job you want so that will work out quite nicely on Monday. 🙂