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Getting Real

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Big changes for me. A few weeks ago, I got a job in Germany that starts in August - which means I am not just starting a new job, but I'm also moving and changing countries!! (I'll be teaching physics at a high school in Thuringia).

The stress of change and of dealing with the logistical and practical arrangements, ON TOP of my normal stress of working(ish) on my PhD and doing my current job means that I have been SERIOUSLY SLACKING!!!!

My running is down to about once a week, as is my yoga. I haven't been tracking my food or drinking enough water, which means I've been less than fantastic diet-wise.

On top of this, my cousin visited for a week, and I took that as a gigantic, blank-check excuse to drink a lot of beer and wine and eat all of the tourist food (chocolate, crêpes, waffels, fries, beer... everything Belgium is known for.... not exactly health food!).

Luckily, I walked around a lot with her while she was being a tourist - and she's a runner, so we did go for one morning run.... so it wasn't all hedonistic decadence - but close.

SO - I'm taking responsibility for poor decisions, and getting back at it! I went running this morning and I'm going to yoga tomorrow. I ate really really well today (including a lovely glass - but just one - of red wine in the sun). I picked up new running shoes. I put too many miles on my old ones!!!!!! (what?? who am I?) They started rubbing my toes and one of my toenails fell off because of it (gross!!). New shoes is totally motivating, because good shoes are not cheap, and I am not rich (teacher, remember?)!

I weighed in: gained 2 lbs (but I guess I gained 3 total and then lost 1). Not bad, and I'm happy I "caught" myself before it slipped into 20 - hey, it has happened to me before (read my profile).

It's a new day!

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    Also sprichst du deutsch denn? emoticon
    2979 days ago
    Congrats on the new job! Super exciting. And a big Congrats on catching yourself before packing on more lbs and getting too far away from your goals. That is HUGE!! emoticon
    2979 days ago
    Congrats on the job!!!! So exciting!

    It's good that you were able to enjoy yourself when your cousin visited... and look at you! You were able to catch the weight before it got out of hand! I, too, have been known to slip back into old habits after a weekend of indulgence rationalizing that it's "just one more day" before I get back at it -- and you caught yourself before going there! Way to be!

    And about running -- awesome that you need new shoes!! I bought a new pair a few months ago and my toes have started rubbing too -- I can't get a new pair already though these aren't that old yet! And about your comment on my blog: I know!!! I can't believe we're runners either!!! Craziness to think that a year ago I could barely run 90 seconds and now I'm running 5K's! So cool!!!

    (I think this is Deutschland's flag, no? Ha, such a bad German student)
    2979 days ago
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    Ahh!! Sounds like it was a lot of fun and totally worth the 2 lbs. Congratulations on your new job and all the changes that entails, that's huge! You're going to have a great time. Make sure to go easy on yourself, these are big changes. You're going to do great. emoticon
    2980 days ago
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