killer shoulder

So, my workout was not as great as I would have liked it to be. My shoulder has been in pain for about a week now. I am not sure if I should see a doctor or wait it out for another week. It’s feeling better but still hurts too much to get a good workout in. Maybe I will just stick with cardio. I hate cardio but its one of those necessary evils.

I stopped by a physical therapy place today and if it still hurts next Monday I will see a doctor I swear. I won’t let the problem with my shoulder hold me back in progress. I can still eat right and complete good cardio routines without causing any more strain on my shoulder. It’s all about having a positive outlook and keeping my goals in sight even when there is bump in the road.

I guess I will stick with cardio workouts for the next two weeks. What type of cardio workouts do you like to do?


i hate packing my lunch

I’m not sure why this is such a difficult task for me. I have really good intentions…I do…but, something always gets in the way. I try to keep certain “easy foods” with me all the time. What I mean by easy foods are packs of tuna, pb2, hot sauce, and protein powder with me almost everywhere I go.

These are pretty easy items I can carry with me and have if I am without any good options. When I started to lose weight I thought that I needed to spend a fortune and change my life drastically. This is really not the case. Taking on a healthy way of living is not as difficult as I once thought. Maybe because I have turned things into habits. I view things differenty now. If only I could get this lunch packing thing down I might be in good shape 🙂

I guess packing lunch is not as hard as I make it out to be. I need to move away from the “easy foods” and get some variety in my life. I also pack for an 11 hour day at work four days a week. During these days I need to pack and plan all my meals at work. I guess this is what I need to work on. This is my goal for April….to make sure I pack my foods the day before.

Tell me how you make it work.

Gotta Love the Teen Years

Remember the days BCP (before cell phones) when pagers were cool? Well, I do. Those were the easy days. Everyone had a “pager code” and pay phones were still in use.

My teenage daughter does not know how good she has it. We got into an argument tonight over the phone she has. Her phone is less than 10 months old and she wants another. She thought she would upset me by telling me that she will just buy a pay as you go phone….be my guest….save me some money.

My daughter acts like she will die without a new phone. Let the fun years begin……..

everyone needs a massage


I decided to take some time last night to go to the spa and get a massage. I needed a way to release some tension and it was great. Last time I had a massage it was about 12 years ago. Long overdue.

It was a nice quiet day today. I called out of work and spent the day at home with hubby and our grandson came over for a few hours. It was perfect. Now it’s quiet and I feel so relaxed. I really needed this after a bad week.

My life may not be everything I wish it could be but I have a good job and a family that loves me and that is what is important to me. A strong family relationship is important.

The massage brought a good sense of peace to my mind. I have two days of work and then I am off for two days…lets see how I feel after Sunday night 😉

Workplace Stress

This is a topic near and dear to my heart right now. Times are not easy for me right now but I am working to find that safe balance. It’s all about playing the workplace game…be a cheerleader for the company you work for. I have let my workplace bring me down to a level that I would hate to see anyone else be brought down to. I cannot place the full blame on my work environment….I take responsibility for part of it also. I need to find a good balance in my life and this is where the problem comes in.

When you work for a company they tell you that when you are there it is to work. Leave your personal life at the door. This is true. I do this. I do not take my personal life to work with me…I have mastered this very well. My problem is that I do not know how to leave work….at work.

I try to release tension by running on the treadmill, listening to music. I danced the other night to music that I turned up super loud. I am trying to do what I can to take my mind away from work when I am now there. My company offers some great options to help reduce stress. We have a on-site gym (I do not use this gym…I don’t want to be there any longer than I have to be) we have decent health benefits and they even started to having seating outside to eat lunch/dinner or just take a break from the four walls we are placed in all day. I have started a new schedule at work where I only work 2 days and then I’m off for two days back on for two and then off for one day….and they cycle will stay like that for a few months until they change it again.

I am not an expert in the area of how to control workplace stress (very far from it). I don’t think anyone is but all ideas are welcome. It’s an important topic.

Better days and lots of gym time

Trying to keep my mind off my last post. I have the next three days off work. I am planning on making a trip to work today so that I can “shadow” the trainers in the gym to get some “hands on” experience. After I do that I will be heading home to study and spring clean.

I need some peace and calm this week. Life have been too stressful. I feel like I need to be free…like jumping out of a plane. That would be fun. That has to be the ultimate free feeling right? As long as the parachute opens like its suppose to 🙂

Anyways, the sun it out so I hope I can have the top off the jeep today. That’s a free feeling…without having to jump from a plane.

Please tell me what you do to relax and de-stress. I need some ideas…really! HELP!!!

let’s laugh about non-funny situations

Ok, there have been some tough times this past week. In less than a weeks time here are the non-funny…funnies!

So the saying is to always look on the bright side of things…well, lets find the funny.

1) A good friend of mine for about 13 years was arrested for robbery, kidnapping at gun point and fleeing from the police. I saw the news video on youtube…very sad…she was crying and just falling apart over what her life has become. I really wish I could help her. She is facing federal charges.

The funny: How stupid must you be to rob a police officers home and try to steal his car. This woman is a fench teacher at a catholic school….can you just hear what those students and parents are saying now.

2) The other situation have to do with my children and they are off limits…sorry!

As you can see there is alot going on with non-family stuff and even more going on at home. Work is also a big a$$ thorn in my side. I think they will be walking me and my stuff out the door with a white box. I have a lot of my mind right now. Sorry to bring ya’ll down with my drama…but, we all have some right?