I was really hoping this hairstyle would look awesome… Then it really didn’t:
Hmm. Better stick to ponytails.
I haven’t been tracking for a couple days, so today I’m renewing that commitment. Yesterday was the best day I’ve had in a while with regard to back pain, and it really showed during iaido practice. We picked up one more kata and got a taste of two more.
I went to iaido last night, after an eleven hour day at work, then spent a couple hours studying. I got to sleep after midnight, I was up at 5:30..and I’m tired. Exhausted, really. But I’ve got 8 hours ahead of me at work, plus school.. I won’t be home until 9pm.
What does all of this have to do with the photo above? Well.. raised wipers is a winter omen in Minnesota. Winter is coming..again. 6-8″ snow expected before I have to go to school. I’ll take a before and after picture of my car..
In the mean time, I’m going to be living on energy drinks.
Yesterday was spent cleaning house and practicing iaido. Since class us across town, and an hour and a half on its own, going to iaido takes up 3 hours. Add in getting ready to go and cooling down, well, half the day is shot.
It’s worth it, though. It’s a really enjoyable pastime. It just means Sunday becomes the chore day instead of Saturday.
Today I got the menu planning done for the week and the grocery shopping, too. I got our budget up to date, ordered my text books for school, cleaned the kitchen, visited family, and even made time to work on a drawing for a friend.
On Pinterest today, I found the idea to make your own instant oatmeal packets. To that end, I bought oats and chia seeds at the Co op today.
I have a scale in my bathroom and, occasionally, I will weigh myself to make sure that things aren’t getting totally out of hand. Well, I’ve been hovering around 233 for the longest time. I was STUNNED to step on the scale this morning and see 237.6. I’m so distraught. I don’t know of any solid reason for what feels like such a sudden gain. Sure–I could cover it with a blanket statement about holidays, but I really didn’t feel that off the rails this season. What’s more is that I’ve actually worked out 3x so far this week with a 4th planned for later today.
There’s nothing to it but to do it, though.. here’s to starting over. Again. 😦
I’ve already got Iaido to keep me busy on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I’m adding more workouts throughout the week, and I need to track again for a while. Tracking is going to include measuring until I can actually fit into my jeans again. This is a bit ridiculous.