Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Slow & Steady

Yesterday, as I was running, every single moment I thought about how much I hate it. And I do...truly. My body is meant for many things, but running is not one of them. While I'm doing it, it is miserable. Runner's high? I've never come close.

However, when I'm done, my body feels its best. I slept well last night and I feel good today. I only ran for about 24 minutes, but it just does something for me that no other type of workout does. I'm exactly the same size today that I was yesterday, but I FEEL different. Hopefully, I can stick with it for a little while. Slow & steady.

Yesterday BFF & I had visitation with our new condos.  :) I did a bunch of measuring. I have a piano and a cabinet that are not going to fit where I had hoped they would, but I found new places for them, I think. It is interesting because BFF & I have the same floor plan, but there are little differences that change them up quite a bit. For example, as you walk in the front door, the entrance to the kitchen is about 3 feet in on the left for both of us. However on that wall before the kitchen, I have an opening between the entry and the kitchen where BFF has all wall. It isn't a big difference, but it does change what you can put in that corner of the kitchen.

I would love to move some of my kitchen cabinets, but then I would have to redo the floors in the kitchen, dining room, entry & bathroom. I kind of want to redo all the floors, but I'm sure that would cost a fortune. The flooring in each of the rooms is nice on its own, but there are so many. Tile in kitchen/dining/entry area, stained concrete in the living room, hard wood on the stairs/2nd bedroom and a different hardwood in the master bedroom. Each bathroom upstairs has something different beyond all that. AND there is tile on the stair risers which doesn't match anything else. Don't get me wrong, it is all lovely individually, but it does seem a bit hodgepodge.

The biggest issue at the moment is that I can't envision my things in there yet. The current owner still lives there and her taste is very different from mine. She has lovely things, just not to my taste. So I think it will be so nice when I can see it empty and then start to put my things in the rooms. Who knows, after I use some area rugs, I may not even notice the varying floors.

Have my meal plan set for today. Pretzels & cheese for breakfast. (Sidenote: I'm having a hard time with breakfast. SlimFast isn't enough, but I can't eat a lot of other things. Oatmeal and quiche cups are a no go and they are my standbys. Any ideas?) Leftover baked chicken and rice for lunch. (I have noticed that 1/2 serving is working right now. Woohoo!) Apple & nut butter for snack. Homemade chicken salad for dinner and egg white chips (delish!) for "dessert". Slow & steady!

Jazzercising tonight! I don't have a ton left to pack in the apartment, but there is still a bit left. Tonight I will try and get myself to clean out one of my bathroom cabinets. Slow & steady!



~Miss Lorie~ said...

I can't wait to see pictures of your new place! Sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun decorating!

I feel the same way about running... I never thought I would miss it, but my body has been shouting lately to hit the pavement. Or at least the treadmill. Which I'm sure right now would equal "running" for about 45 seconds. haha

FitBy40 said...

You will make it your own in due time. I hope you can take a couple days off from work once you get the keys so you can get it just the way you want it.
When I had my band I could NEVER eat apples (or any fruit really) and no rice. You're one lucky girl.