Saturday, March 17, 2012

Doing It Again

I'm doing it again, just when the scale starts moving I either fill myself up with things to do that take away my work-out time or I find ways to justify sitting on my ass.  I didn't feel good yesterday, at all ... but that's no excuse.  With Snacker's Dr. rescheduling his surgery for the middle of next week, which also happens to be the start of finals for me in my last classes before graduation, I realized I needed to get my ass in gear and get ahead of the game on my assignments so I'm not rushing them last minute next week amidst the other chaos.  I also have a Dr.'s appointment next week on the same day as Snackers except mine is in the evening.  It's going to be a week from hell, I'm sure.

So I got off work last night and jumped right into my final project for my CSS class.  Snackers made dinner (he's getting better) so I stopped long enough to eat it and then I was right back in here working on my assignments for my JavaScript class for next week.  He came in and started complaining that he wanted to do something because he'd been sitting around the house all day doing nothing and he was bored (now he knows how I usually feel when he gets home from work on Saturday and wants to just kick it on the sofa after I've been here alone all day).  So I explained to him that I HAVE to make sure these last two weeks of school go well in spite of everything else that is going on in our lives and the only way that I can do that is to get ahead before things get crazy.  He got it ... but an hour later he was in here asking me to go to the dog park with him.

Well he can drive now but only if I shift for him and I had finished and submitted all of my assignments for this week, and next week in both classes and laid the foundation for my JavaScript final that's due on April 1st so I figured I was far enough ahead that I could afford to take a break.  I still have to go over my JavaScript final with a fine-toothed comb to make sure everything is perfect and pretty before I submit it but it's all but done.  Thank goodness.

So we hit the dog park, rolled in around 9 p.m. and he wanted me to read to him again.  He borrowed a Playstation Move from his friend so hopefully he'll be able to spend some time on that today and won't be so bored tonight because, dammit, I need to exercise!  I like watching the scale go down this week and I wanna keep it moving!!!

p.s. Well snap my buttons!  I submitted my final, which isn't due until next week, for CSS last night.  I just logged in to my student website after writing this post and my instructor has already given it 100%.  That sure takes a big giant load off of my shoulders for next week.  Whew!

120 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 granola bar
1 healthy choice lunch
1 serving corned beef & cabbage (meticulously trimmed all of the fat off)
5 boiled baby carrots
3 boiled new potatoes
Daily Caloric Intake: 1469

Yoga: 30 minutes
Walking: 3 sets @ 3 mph for 5 min
Running: 3 sets @ 5 mph for 2 min (alternated w/walking)
Walking: 2 hrs at the St. Patties Day street fair in old-town
Fitocracy Points: 233


  1. Are you doing a Yoga DVD or just winging it on your own? Good luck on the surgery...

  2. I started out doing a DVD that I found on Netflix, but after a few rounds I memorized it so I started doing it solo while watching TV instead. After a few weeks of that it started getting easy so, at first, I just started pushing the stretches a bit more but then I found a website with some pose transitions on it and realized that most of the poses in my routines are intended to be the starting points for more difficult poses so now I've started trying to challenge myself on some of my easier poses to increase their intensity. I guess you can call it a hybrid.

  3. Good job on the CSS final! Though I do both everyday, not a big fan of CSS or Javascript -- both tools I have to use but would prefer not to. :)

    BTW, once you are done with your JS class, you should look at "JQuery" -- it's pretty much the industry standard of doing JS in a browser-compatible way with less hand-coding of JS on your own. It's still JS, but it's a whole lot nicer than just writing all the JS on your own. Pretty well everyone uses it. There are also CSS frameworks, but none are super-popular like JQuery is for JS. Just an FYI.