Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Things were really great, and then I got to go to Hawaii for a week ( I know not really a problem) and since then...wellllll. It's been hard to focus and be motivated. I have been working hard with exercising and healthier eating since January and am down a whole dress size-I feel really good about that (my pants are really baggy!). While my eating has a lot of room for improvement, I have been hitting the exercise HARD. And it's finally paying off. Inches are going down and I am starting to see muscles. It feels great, but I have a whole other size to be down to reach my goal. I have been trying to exercise at least 5-6 days a week, and I'm doing it. The problem is that pesky food. I wish I could lose my appetite. When I'm working out a lot I'm hungry, and I just love those desserts...and fattening foods like doughnuts and chicken nuggets. So I have to snap out of it and eat those fruits and veggies and drink water, and find my groove again. I would just like to be at the maintainence stage, which will be easy once I get rid of all my big sized clothing. Nothing motivates you like not having any clothes to fit into if you gain weight :-)
On the work front, I have had a ton of new clients. This week I have two logos, two brochures, a technical manual and some dishware mock-ups to complete. There's that motivation problem..I feel overwhelmed and need to crunch some work out but I am a little in the mood to go eat a doughnut and browse Facebook.
I am getting lots of contacts from the magazine I work with and...big news. The magazine I have a contract for is licensing another city and I am taking that on every month. So, two 68- page magazines in two weeks every month, plus all these new clients. I am going to have to find someone to sub contract work out to and that is a whole new ball game. All these wonderful companies I work with have only used me and I have to go find someone to basically do my work. Yikes. This is a new thing for me. But it's also really exciting. It will be a big change to be increasing my work hours, there are going to be things I can't do anymore (dropping the kids off at school and going back to bed...shhh don't tell anyone I actually do that sometimes!), and things I'll have to rely on my family for help (the kids are going to be excellent house cleaners).
Well, there we go. I've whined a lot. I think I better go do some P90x-Tony might be able to snap me out of it.