Didn't make it to the pool this morning but had a great 9k walk in the mountains yesterday. :)
Will see what I come up with to keep my streak going (I think I'm at 86 days now!) :)
Booked my flight back from Florida! :D
My parents took me up on my offer to drive down to their mobile home in Florida with them, stay a couple of days and then fly back home.
It's going to be fuuuun!
Nothing beats making fun plans when you're lacking motivation a bit... :)
Now I know why I was so sluggish at swim practice Wednesday.
I'm starting a cold :(((
This week has been very challenging on several levels. Being tired from a lack of sleep on top of that I guess it makes sense that I got sick. I can't even remember the last time I was sick... it's pretty rare now that I eat better + workout.
I'm hoping I'll be able to make it to the dry land + swim practice tonight but I'm not holding my breath. Perhaps if I can squeeze in a power nap.
Besides that not much... I'm not very motivated at work but still manage to get a lot done. Tomorrow I'm heading to my folks' for my dad's bday supper. We'll also discuss how to schedule theit drive down to Florida in order for me to be able to go with them. That'll be a nice break :)
Managed to go swim yesterday and go for a 5k run/walk with my partner this morning so I'm happy!
Our guest is leaving tonight. Although I feel their pain as I've had my share of long distance relationships, I'm looking forward to going back to our normal routine.
Had a huge session with the therapist yesterday. I'm still a work in progress but that session really meant a lot to me and has made me fully trust her and her competency. :)
This week has been pretty good so far. I got up at 5 am everyday except this morning. Went to the pool twice and the gym once.
Last night my partner said she'd come to the gym with me this morning but today she changed her mind. And I did the same... oh well my knee was a bit sore so I guess a little break ain't too bad.
Back to the pool tomorrow morning + we will attend the masters' dry land session tomorrow night.
It's really fun to start being more and more active. I have no scale at home so won't find out my weight before my next appointment with the trainer and I like it that way. But I can tell that my body is changing and it's awesome!
Set clear goals with my therapist so I'm excited about that as well. Although I gotta say I've got my work cut out for me! She said not to worry about how we'll get there so I'm trusting her to bring me to destination!
So I was sore all week from seeing my trainer on Monday!
I did manage to head to the gym close to my house at 6am Friday morning though :) next week my partner and I will be swimming 3-4 times a week. so I'm looking forward to that.
I plan to wake up each morning at pretty much the same time (5ish!) except on Saturday which shall be my sleeping in day (no alarms) and on Sunday maybe waking up at 6 to make it for the morning swim on Sunday mornings.
I'm always a bit nervous about going to a new place for the first time so I was nervous yesterday morning. but I quickly figured out how to do my regular workout with their weights and all that so I'm pretty happy.
seeing the trainer back in a month... aiming to be under 240lbs by then :)
oh and in other great news, it'll be 1 year since we sold our car! (I don't have the exact date but could prolly find out by looking through paperwork but who cares really?!?) a friend of ours is going to leave her car at our house for a couple of weeks while she's away... + I guess I did a good job babysitting my coworker's motorcycle cause he asked me to take care of it for 2 weeks in october :D
with new wheels and handlebars :))) it'll be a bit cold but I'm looking forward to it :D
this morning we went with Hector (our trusted bike trailer) to do our groceries about 15km away. At the beginning of the summer I was pulling empty Hector there while my partner was pulling full Hector back home but now I've finally managed to be stronger than my partner (although I must say in her case she has stronger leg muscles than me, but her joints are limiting her a bit). This morning she pulled empty Hector there and I pulled a fully loaded Hector back home!
We got back home just as the rain started and it's been raining hard all day afterwards so it felt good to take it easy at home sipping a cup of hot chocolate after doing our morning workout :))
so yeah, easy day tomorrow with laundry and a visit to the gym... will see if I can manage to head out for a run as well. my goal is to become a fitness freak (sorta! lol) so I can finally reach a healthier weight.
I'm pretty much done the introductions with my therapist. Next week we'll set clear goals together so I'll have a better idea of how she can help me.
Yes I'm excited!
So excited that I left home to bike to the train station without my bike lock lol
Didn't have time to go back home so I pretended to lock my bike with a lock thats been tied to the bike rack forever. I just got the lock through my front wheel and around my water bottle rack and then I texted my partner asking if she could do me a huge favor by biking to the train station to lock my bike lol
Super busy day but I got over it. Tomorrow morning will be busy but will be coasting after that cause every assignment will be met with : "is it something that I can do today?" If not, "can it wait 3 weeks?" And if not then I'll gladly transfer it to someone else :)
Very tired lately. Not sure I got over the exhaustion of my first one on one therapy session. Looking forward to the other ones especially since I won't have to work afterwards!
Really not looking forward to the kids being back tomorrow. I know it's selfish but I wish I could have taken my vacation earlier. Since I was the last one I ended up with what was left with the consequence that the kids will be done working at camp.
OK so it's not all bad. Only one lives with us now and he has a bunch of plans that might mean he's going to be away for most of my vacation. I do love him a lot and wouldn't hesitate to give my life for his but when he's around he just does whatever he wants whenever he wants so that means loud music, playing video games or piano or having loud friends over whenever when its not being loud coming back home in the wee hours of the morning or getting lucky... so I don't really fell like I'm home...
Oh well let's not anticipate too much lol
I already know I'll most likely go for a run or to the gym when they get home to leave them the whole floor to tell their tall tales to their mom.
Yeah sometimes I do wish I was single or with a partner who doesn't have children. Hopefully it's not too often and doesn't last too long.
I'm on my way to work. Only today and tomorrow left before 3 weeks off so I'm pretty excited.
Ran 3 miles Tuesday (the Nike plus running app doesn't seem to allow you to switch to km :()
Also had my first session with the therapist. It went well. I cried most of the session but it felt good to release all that, to be able to talk to someone without fear of judgement.
The first 2-3 sessions are spent getting to know me. After that she'll tell me what she sees and we'll discuss what we want to work on.
It made me realize I'm pretty isolated. Ever since I've stopped organizing things to see my friends nobody has taken over so I'm not seeing anyone. I'm not sure if it's me or if I just can't seem to be able to find good friends. (As in people willing to come see me instead of always being me who goes out of my way to see them)
Sure I've got a couple of coworkers I see outside of work for a happy hour once in a while but nothing else. Makes me miss my messageboard/chatroom/Paltalk days a bit...
The motorcycle will change that a bit next year since I'll be able to plan rides with a couple of coworkers.
Feels good to start being active again. I'm planning to kick it up a notch or two during my vacation hoping some of it will stick once I go back to work...
The kids are coming back from camp tomorrow. Not really looking forward to that. They're always hyper and loud and as usual I'll just have to find a corner to hide in so the one who ates me doesn't get too annoyed by my presence.
I'm pretty fed up with that arrangement and ended up being pretty vocal about it last time. My partner is finally getting ready to have serious talks with her kids. I'll see where I go from there. It's hard cause I just wish I never saw the one who hates me ever again but that's not going to happen. And even if that one started being nice to me I still wouldn't want a relationship with that one. So there's no way out really and it's frustrating.
And no, we didn't even get to that discussion with the therapist. But she knows I struggle with one of the stepchildren and it's a source of conflict with my partner. So we'll get to it eventually.
Before my vacation! Can't wait!!
Yesterday my partner and I biked over 50k to visit my parents. We slept there and biked our way back home today.
Went very well considering we took turns pulling Hector but we're pretty tired today!
Got my laundry done so the rest of the day will be spent resting so I can survive my week at work lol
Tuesday night I went to the Rogers Cup to see Genie Bouchard's homecoming. Too bad she lost but the night was full of action as they had a major power outage so it was old school tennis with no scoreboards, no replays, no mic working for the ref! Lol
Fighting the urge to nap to catch a glimpse of Venus and possibly Roger's match.
I wanna start running regularly again this week. Got my eye on 3 Nike fuel trophies I'd like to get my hands on during my vacations :)
Got motorcycle probs on the way. So wasted 150$ on Lewis Black tix without making it to the show, 100$ on towing and 100$ on garage fees.
That's what happens when your coworker buys a used motorcycle and doesn't get it inspected or anything before lending it to you...
Oh well. They suspect it is the side stand's sensor that is defective. They recommended changing it but I'd have to bring the motorcycle to a Ducati dealer for that so they at least cleaned it up and it hasn't been a problem so far...
Spent most of Saturday riding with my coworker. My wrists were sore afterwards! Lol
Next up is escorting her to her road test this week and possibly riding with her over the weekend. I bring the motorcycle back to its owner next week.
Overall I'm very happy with how it went. It's just that now I know what I want and it ain't a Ducati... :P
+ since it's not my bike it's not like I could customize it to make it more comfortable for both me and my partner to ride together.
Eagerly waiting for next year!!
Food wise it's been so-so. Gym wise not much. Trying to get back into some kind of routine before seeing my trainer next week.
+ I have started the process to consult a therapist to help me with my emotional eating. We'll see how that goes but I'm very optimistic and looming forward to this new step in my journey. :)
Hector!! (See picture below)
We got him a couple of weeks ago. Not sure why we named him Hector. All I know is it started on the bike ride to bring him back home. Because the trailer was empty, it was flying all over the place whenever I hit bumps and since cars kept slowing down thinking we were pulling kids my partner started yelling "careful with Hector!!" Whenever my bike was hitting bumps lol.
We looooove Hector! Takes a little getting used to but it's expending the options of our car-free experiment exponentially!
Last weekend was our first trip to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue with Hector. I pulled it empty on the way there, my partner pulled it full lost of the way back. I took over for the last couple of hills.
Whenever we're not pulling the trailer we feel like we're flying on our bikes lol. So it feels like it is a pretty good strength workout :)
Tomorrow night we're off to see Lewis Black. I can't wait!! We're even gonna ride the motorcycle to head downtown. It's going to be lots of fun. :)
Fri and Sat is more riding with my friend to get her to practice before her road rest. (Can't believe I didn't practice at all between the closed circuit test and the road test when I got my licence so many years ago!!)
It feels like the motorcycle sitting was the perfect opportunity for me to ease my way back into it and be ready to buy my own next year.
So I coworker of mine is going away on vacation. And I'm babysitting his motorcycle while he's away :D
I went to the store yesterday to buy an extra helmet for my partner, a mesh jacket and gloves for myself. And today I drove the motorcycle from my office to our house.
I hadn't driven in so long, I was pretty nervous but it went super well.
So well that after supper my partner decided to come with me on a little errand to the atm. It was just a short easy ride to get used to the motorcycle on top of getting used to riding with a passenger.
We caught a little rain but it didn't last so we decided to go get an ice cream at our favorite spot.
Overall it was a very laid back ride and I'm getting more and more used to the motorcycle so it was a lot of fun. We're planning to go to Lewis Black's show during the just for laughs festival next week riding the bike instead of renting a car.
This weekend I will meet up with another coworker who's learning to ride because the way the licensing process works here is that once you have done your close circuit exam, you have a temporary licence which only allows you to ride with another rider if that person has had his or her real licence for at least 2 years.
Since I've had mine for close to 10 years without ever owning a bike lol I will be my coworker's buddy so she can practice before her road test.
I am also planning to attend a family dinner over the weekend. I haven't told them I'd be riding a motorcycle to get there!
So yeah I'm pretty excited. + my partner told me it is now time. That I just have to make a budget so I can buy my own motorcycle next spring. :D
I'll try to attach the pic of my temporary baby that I took on my phone...
So our lil cat brought a live mouse in our house... then decided the mouse wasn't worth killing. So while my partner jumped on the couch I tried catching the mouse with a broom and dustpan.
Missed my only good chance and couldn't find the mouse again even crouching with a flashlight to look under couches, piano etc.
My partner nicknamed the mouse Mickey. But so far no new sightings of Mickey.
I'm hoping he/she found her way back outside but how can I ever make sure?
Stay tuned for new developments in the Mickey saga!!
OK so I had lots of content that just disappeared on me :((((
I'm doing well, getting ready for the next step. In my case it'll involve a psychologist with a background in nutrition. I want to improve my relationship with food on top of getting help dealing with other personal issues.
Starting a motorcycle fund to finally buy one. Veeery excited about that! Had my licences for over 10 years I think but only drove here and there without ever owning one.
Lots of friends got their licence + bike this year so I'm incredibly jealous! Now is the time! :)
The youngest stepchild is finishing high school!
And although I am the evil stepmother to that child (according to her mind you ;)), you have no idea how happy I am that I've reached the beginning of the end!
As per agreement, all I've got left is to pay for 2 years of cegep and then I'm done!!!
I cannot wait to be done being somewhat responsible for a kid who hates me (I'd rather help out the other two!).
It's truly liberating! :D