When one door closes, another always opens. There is my philosophy for the day. I got made redundant from my job today- I’m just a sales girl- but the best thing came out of it. When my boss said that she couldn’t afford to keep me on, my stomach didn’t drop, the adrenaline didn’t kick in, and I wasn’t really that upset. I shrugged my shoulders, asked her why she hadn’t made me redundant before now (because business is DEAD). I told DH back in March sometime that I should have a job until around the end of June (after the boss got back from her holiday at the end of May). But I couldn’t find it in my heart to be disappointed or upset that I was leaving. There was no room for upward mobility in this job. None. So, if you’re still reading down to here, don’t be upset for me. Don’t write in the comments about how much my boss sucks. She doesn’t. She’s the best one I’ve ever worked for- the most generous woman I’ve ever met.
Getting back on track: well, I’ve gotten over that plateau (thanks to Laurie2275, who suggested myfitnesspal.com; it’s forcing me to read the food labels and measure out my food since they don’t have a lot of NZ food in their system). I’ve now lost about 1/2 pound in 3 days. For the last 6 weeks it seems I’ve been at the same weight. I’ve played around with the amount of calories I eat and how much I work out- and been staying the same. MyFitnessPal.com works out the calories you need to lose 1 or 1.5 or 2 pounds a week. I’ve been going at 1600, but I needed 1400. Should be down 1.5 or 700gm at the end of the week.
Level 1, Day 5 of the 30 Day Shred: I couldn’t do a workout on Tuesday- I did my first day of relief teaching, so had to be out the door at 7:20 to be there for 8am (woke up at 6:15), but I got right back into it today. I’m noticing a HUGE endurance level change. Although the weights really get me on the anterior raises with side lunge, the rest of the cardio is going really well. I even made it through the whole last ab workout (bicycle crunches) without stopping. :o) So, yes, definitely a big improvement. I think tomorrow I’ll take the dog for a walk when I get home from work (yes, I’m still working until the beginning of July). I’m even using some of the workout when I warm up my karate class. I don’t think they like the cardio part (jumping jacks, butt kicks and jump rope). I plan on using more of the strength side soon. Buwahaha.
It’s getting cold: the temperature outside is around 1C already (that’s about 33F)- so we’re in for a very cold night. Good time for snuggling under the covers.
Vroom vroom VROOM!!!