Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm a Cougar!

Apparently I am because this 24 year old boy...I mean man asked me for my "digits" yesterday. This guy always speaks to me when I'm in the store. He's always making an effort to speak to me and complimenting me on my perfume or clothes. I knew he liked me, but he would never take it to another level until yesterday. I told him that I was married with 2 kids. Showed him my wedding ring and he looked gobsmacked. He said that he didn't think that I was married. Then when I asked him his age and he told me 24. I laughed and said "I'm old enough to be your mother." He then says "I like older women." Then he went away from a while. He came back and asked me if I was happy. I said yes. He said "Well, that's all that matters." He then asked if he could at least take me to breakfast some time. I said yes just to end the subject and get back to work. I don't think we would have much in common even if I were single. It's nice to know that I've still got it though;-)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Workout Schedule for the Week of October 25th

Got some new workout DVDs for my birthday and I want to do more strength training to boost my metabolism. I started today and I did 2 new DVDs. The first one was Jackie Warner Xtreme Time Saver Training workout. That thing is intense. It's the best workout you can get in 30 minutes. I felt like I got a total workout and she kicked my butt. The next one was Jari Love's Lean Machine. It was good, but not as good as her others. I still felt like I got a good workout, but there are some dance steps while doing weights and my coordination wasn't so good today. I think if I do it more often I will get the hang of it. Here's the schedule:
Monday-Lean Machine & Xtreme Time Saver Training.
Tuesday- Yoga Meltdown
Wednesday-Tonique & Shred It With Weights
Thursday-Working no workout
Friday-Tonique & Xtreme Time Saver Training
Saturday-Tonique & Yoga Meltdown
Sunday-Lean Machine
There it is. Hopefully I can stick to it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm a year older

But I don't think any wiser. I had a nice birthday. I got my hair done and voted. Then when I came home my mom was here and she surprised me with Chinese food and cupcakes. A dieter's dream. Anyway, I don't feel my age. I still feel like that awkward teenage girl. I just can't seem to get it together lately. I thought after a certain age you have all the answers and your life is together and you just roll along until you die. Also, I feel like someone in their early 20s who doesn't know what to do with her life. I decided to try selling makeup again. I'm a Mark Cosmetics rep. I just have to figure out a way to sell exclusively online. I don't want to bother people or hold their hand to make them buy something from me. I just want to direct people to my website. They can e-mail me if they have questions or want a sample. I need more income. I'm so used to having a full-time job and income. This little money I make every 2 weeks is not doing it. I do feel a bit of relief with my decision to not apply for any more social services jobs. It's like a weight has been lifted from me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Son's Poem

My son is a wonderful artist. He loves to draw and paint. Now he's getting into poetry. Here's his first poem: Hot, hot people are hot. The whole town is hot, but when it's raining it's cool, but right now it's hot. His class are studying poetry and he's really excited about it. He wanted me to share the poem with you.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

That was sort of a workout

I haven't been working out like I said I would. Yesterday I was crazy busy with work and then I had to pick the kids up and take my son to his acting class. I was tired, so tired by the end of the day. And because I walked everywhere my legs were killing me. Today I tried to work out. Kept getting phone calls and then an e-mail from my supervisor asking me about a report. So, of course I can't just let that go until after my workout. Look up the info and respond. Then I get a call from out of the blue from a mom I met in the summer. Her son was in Theatre Camp with my son. She was calling to see if we liked the books she sold to us and if we wanted any more. I asked her to send us a link to her website. We then tentatively scheduled a play date for 11/12. It's still in the back of my mind. What to do with my life? It's always there. Telling me I'm not doing enough. Then why am I so tired?!

Monday, October 18, 2010

So Glad Today Is Over

I was so busy today. I had to cover for someone who didn't do their stores last week. My Supervisor sends out an e-mail asking for help Sunday night. Why didn't she know the stores weren't done until then? That's my question. Anyway, the store took a lot longer than I thought it would, but I got everything done that I wanted to. Then I had to pick up the kids from school. Take my son to acting class. Then I went to CVS with my daughter to pick up one thing. I end up buying a fairy princess costume. It's cute and the skirt lights up. We are finally home and I'm cooking dinner. I will probably crash during Hoarders;-) No energy to do any of the workouts I planned so far for this week.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Officially Give Up

You can quote me on this. I officially give up looking for a social services job. My career in social services is over. Actually the last time I had a social services job in 2005 is when it ended. I went for an interview for a part-time job in a hole in the wall church. You know what?! I didn't get it. I've had it. I can't do this anymore. I have to find something else to do with my life. But what?! I worked in social services from 1995-2005. That was my career. Moving to England with my DH for 2 years killed it. May my career in social services RIP. I won't be sending out any more resumes.

There are things I want to do, but it costs money. DH is not happy with his job and he wants to leave, but can't. If he happens to lose his job we would need that money. Meanwhile I have bills to pay and I can barely cover them from what I make at my part-time job. And I find out on Thursday that one of the stores I collect every week will be closing 11/10/10. That will be at least 2-3 hours from my little,tinny, tiny check. My supervisor will hopefully get me another store.

I just need a break. Something, anything.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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I love Fall

Today was a great Fall day. It rained this morning and I got drenched, but when I got home I was so happy to be in my warm home. It was raining and more leaves were falling off the trees. I just feel all cozy when it's gray and raining outside. I did a good deed today. It was pouring and I saw a familiar face standing under an doorway trying to stay out of the rain. She's the mom of a little girl who goes to my daughter's school. My son used to go there and he was in the same class with her daughter. It's a private school so we couldn't afford to send them both there. So, last year we put our son in public school. Anyway, we talked for a while. I gave her information about my son's school and then said goodbye. Well, when I got inside I could see her still standing on the corner and I felt bad. So, I got into my car and drove to the corner where she was standing. I offered her a ride home. She just asked me to take her to the El. I felt good after that. I don't like to drive in the rain, but she's so nice and I would have felt really guilty if I hadn't.

I did work out today. As much as I wanted to sleep all day I didn't. I did the Amy Bento All Pump Extreme and Billy Blanks Jr. Cardio Fit. Trying to do at least 280 minutes of cardio. I heard that you need to do that much a week to lose weight.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just not motivated

Well, yesterday I had trouble with my work computer. Spent almost 7 hours trying to send in the data to my company. I was not motivated to do any working out yesterday because of this. Today I went to Dunkin Donuts and bought some hash browns and the Maple Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich. It was good, but of course after I was like 'what did I just do?' I did work out today. I did the Tonique and Yoga Meltdown. I couldn't finish the Tonique because my left hip really started hurting. I'm glad I did something. I wanted to lose some weight before Thanksgiving, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen.

I did get a new work computer today. I think this is the 5th one I've gotten this year. This job would be great if I got paid more money and if the equipment were better.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Workout Schedule For This Week 10/10-10/16

Ok, this will be my schedule. I will try to stick to it. I don't have to work as much this week as in previous weeks. Which means less money, but I get to work out more.
Sunday-Cardioke w/Billy Blanks Jr. It's On Demand and I want to try it.
Monday-Tonique & Shred It w/Weights
Tuesday-Tonique & Yoga Meltdown
Wedneday-Amy Bento All Pump Extreme
Thursday-I'll be working most of the day, but I will try to do as much walking as possible.
Friday-Cardio Inferno & Shred It w/Weights

Friday, October 8, 2010

This Week In Review

Well, I had a busy week. I worked every day except for Tuesday and today. The job I have I like, but I wish I could make more money. That's why I'm looking for work. I went for a job interview yesterday on the south side. I didn't want to drive so I took the CTA. It took me 90 minutes to get there. When I get there I learn that I would be the only case manager and would basically be on my own. I haven't done case management in 5 years. So, I have a feeling that they are going to want someone who has been doing this recently because the person will be on their own and would have to be a self-starter. Also, it's part-time and right now the person would be only working 10-12 hours a week. It took me 90 minutes to get there, but coming back it only took 60. I'm trying to decide if it's worth the travel time for such low hours. If the job was in my neighborhood it would be perfect. Still I'm a little apprehensive about being on my own.

As far as the diet and working out. I have been working out and doing a lot of walking. I really haven't stuck to the schedule because I rented an Amy Bento workout from Blockbuster. I only did a brief workout from it today. I plan to do a longer workout soon. I'm not a fan of Amy Bento's cuing, but I like the fact that she uses weights and bands in this workout. It's strength training heavy another reason I like it. And then Exercise TV has Jillian Michaels Shred-It With Weights. I've done that one twice already. So far I like it. I can't seem to get back into the swing of eating the raw and vegan meals. So, I have decided to just eat healthy and work out. Plus, I really can't afford to buy a bunch of fruit and veg then don't eat it, it goes bad and I end up throwing it away.

Will put up another workout schedule tomorrow. I want to work out with weights more to build more muscle and increase my metabolism.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Today's workout

Well, I did the Tonique and I have to say that I'm a little out of practice. At one point I was doing it 3-4 days a week. I haven't done it in about 4 weeks really and it kicked my butt. I then did Billy Blanks Cardio Inferno instead of the Yoga Meltdown because I wanted to review it for my other blog. It was challenging, but I was disappointed. I wish my heart rate went up as much as it did with the Tonique. I'm just glad I did my workouts today. I wasn't going to work out tomorrow, but I see On Demand there's Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights. I gotta do it. I gotta try it. So, when I get home tomorrow that's what I'm doing.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Workout Schedule For This Week

Sunday-Billy Blanks Cardio Inferno
Monday-(off day) Working, but I plan to do a lot of walking.
Tuesday-Tonique and Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
Wednesday-(off day) getting hair done, but I will try to do some walking.
Thursday-(off day) Working and a job interview
Friday-Tonique and Jari Love Get Ripped 1000
Saturday-Yoga Meltdown and Cardio Inferno

I really haven't had a week recently where I can actually do a workout DVD for more that 5 days a week as usual. I've been busy and this next week is hectic as well. I hope things start to calm down so I can get back to working out 5-6 days a week for a couple of hours or more. This is a good way to ease myself back into the routine. On my off days I will try to walk as much as possible.