The weekly poll is a TIE! You guys couldn’t choose between wanting to be vampires or unicorns, but depending on what kind of vampire we are talking about, I would rather be a unicorn!
Preach on, Count!
This week’s poll is pretty straightforward, as I was up the other night tossing and turning, thinking about what I would do if I had millions of dollars just lying around. I’d love to hear your comments on what frivolous crap you would buy if you had unlimited funds (yes, we all know we’d donate to charity and give to our families blah blah blah, but I want to hear about DECADENCE!).
Yesterday I woke up feeling terrible! My throat was swollen and my nose was stuffed up, and my butt, thighs and shoulders were aching from doing exercise for the first time in years. On Saturday my stepdad noticed the Wii, and gave me his signature look-the look that says, oh Lord, she spent money on stupid shit again. Back in the day I would get defensive and yell and scream IT’S MY MONEY!, but this time I decided to use reverse psychology.
“Yeah! J said I could get a gym membership, but we decided on the Wii instead because I can do it at home. It’s really fun, and I got it all used so it was half the price! Ooh! And it comes with Wii Sports! Let’s play! 'I’ll bring it out into the living room! We can BOWL!”
“Nah, maybe another time.”
“No, come on! It’s really fun! LET’S BOWL!!!”
I finally convinced him to let me move the Wii into the living room and play a game of bowling. By the third frame he tells my mom, “D, this is what I want for my birthday!” At the end of the game we’re pressuring my mom to join in, and after about six “no’s” she gives in…and plays eight games! They even played without me! I even made them their own Mii characters so they could keep track of their scores and stuff. And the Wii is still in the living room.
So yes, about yesterday. I felt crappy all day, and ended up with a migraine by day’s end. Probably a mixture of laziness and fried foods. I think Super Bowl Sunday kind of gives you an “out” when it comes to hard work, exercise, and eating sensibly (notice how I didn’t include “and all the days that end in ‘y’”, like I used to. It’s all about moderation, people!). I felt too blah anyway to whip up a good meal (kind of my Achilles heel), so I gave in to my mom’s feast of nachos, semi-homemade salsa, homemade artichoke dip, sweet and sour meatballs, and BBQ bratwurst as we watched the game. I was kind of a bottomless pit since when I’m not feeling good, willpower goes right out the window.
This was pretty much me yesterday.
Today I’m trying to get back on track. Half of a chicken breast Subway sandwich, some leftover artichoke dip (my bad, I know. But it was two spoonful's), and a protein smoothie as a mid-day snack. I did my homework today too…now tomorrow is job day. Ugh. I know…I KNOW I need to get a job, but my aggressiveness is completely lacking. I’m applying online and just expecting someone to stumble upon my resume and go, “this is it! This is our new employee!”. I’ve been a freaking manager for years. You get a job by making yourself known and being aggressive. I haven’t gotten a haircut in seven months. I have no interview clothes if someone called me tomorrow. I have to get on the ball. If I don’t, my husband won’t be able to afford to come out here this summer and that’s that.
How is everyone this week? Any news? New plans? Ideas? How do YOU get motivated when you’re slacking (with anything-dieting, exercising, doing something you should be doing)?