Days 262 & 263 - Big Mistake
Thursday, August 20, 2015
That title could be interpreted a number of ways. What was the big mistake? Was it taking this new job? Did I make a terrible error in a task that got me into huge trouble?
The mistake was not posting a new blog entry yesterday! I realize that my posts might be a little annoying, but my email inbox was a little lonely without a bunch of new messages telling me I had new comments on my blog post! It was also a mistake not to visit all your pages and check up on each one of you! This part of my day has become so important to me, just as your friendships are, and I don't want to miss a moment of it! I just need to find enough balance with my work and home life to also have some time for sparking!
I've made a few changes this week that have taken some time to adjust to. I decided to stop having a cocktail in the evenings on work days. When I was at Habitat, I would come home and want a drink first thing. It was a coping mechanism that I wasn't proud of. With the new job, I need to keep my wits throughout the evening (I get emails from the Dean long after dinner most days). There is also a chance that I would need to go to campus for some emergency, so it's better if I manage my alcohol consumption a little more.
That evening cocktail was adding about 300+ calories! I'm finding that it takes some effort to figure out what to eat that makes up that deficit (or part of it, anyway) without feeling like I'm totally pigging out!
It hasn't been easy finding time for exercise. I did get my time with Shaun T this morning, but had to cut short my Spark time at breakfast in order to get my cardio on. This week I have to be at the campus by 7:30 to put up the room signs (which gave me an extra 15 minutes walking around - always a good thing).
So, you see? It's not all hunky-dory and hot chocolate at my new job!
Just kidding! It's still pretty awesome!
My NSV today: someone brought in a birthday cake for one of my employees, whose birthday was Monday. I got a piece with some ice cream and brought it back to my office. I didn't eat it for about 2 hours. The ice cream had melted. I took a bite of the cake after eating my lunch and threw the rest away. The ice cream wasn't very good (and there's no point eating ice cream if it isn't yummy) and the cake was boring. I consider that to be a HUGE win, since I love sweet treats!
I hope you all had a victory of one kind or another today! Celebrate it!
Keep Sparking, friends!