Feeling better today!

So I ate some rice for dinner and took 2 NyQuil with a little milk. About 20 minutes later, I threw half of everything up including the NyQuil so I took 2 more and went to bed feeling like utter crap.

Styled called me at 1:30am TWICE (I didn’t answer the first time) and asked if I was coming. I told her the time and that I would see her this morning if she would let me go back to sleep and hung up on her. She mentioned something about her clock is all screwed up and yes, obviously it is! I didn’t really hang up on her but I got off the phone as soon as I could (like 10 seconds).

So I woke up at 6:30am feeling much better. I came downstairs to smoke and my son is sleeping on the couch by the front door. What’s up with that? I don’t have the heart to wake him though to ask him.

With all that sunlight coming in already, I figure he’ll wake up soon anyway.

So I will wash my hair this morning and go get Styled to take her to the podiatrist and then go see Forgetful. Forgetful called me over the weekend asking if I would take her to buy makeup. I guess I know what I’m doing this afternoon! Cranky’s son still hasn’t paid me for the first week of the month and I’m waiting for him to pay the 2 weeks he now owes. I’m supposed to take her to a doctor on Wednesday and not sure if I want to if he hasn’t paid me for the past 2 weeks! He’s on vacation in Hawaii right now so maybe I could let him wait until he gets home. Naw. He needs to pay me. I don’t want to get behind. My son has gone over there twice and yesterday he tried to teach Cranky to play UNO but she said she didn’t like that game and wanted to read her paper. Umm, okay. So we left. At least he went.

Speaking of, I have grounded my son because of his actions the other night. No electronics other than his phone (because I have to work and need to be able to get a hold of him) and he has to go see Cranky daily for an hour. Yesterday he also had to help with dishes and go outside to help me pick up neighborhood trash off our street. He also wrote a 2 page letter stating what he did wrong, why it was wrong, and why he will never do it again. He did it all. He will be really good while he’s grounded and as soon as he’s not grounded, he will go right back to doing everything he was before. I’m sure of this. He wanted to go to a friends house today and I told him no because he’s grounded. He was a bit upset by that. Sorry kiddo, you did the crime, you gotta do your time.

My son also completely stopped up our commode the other day! I don’t know if it was too much paper or too much poop but I cannot fix it and have flooded my bathroom 3 times now trying. I plunged it so much my arms hurt and even went to Walmart to buy a snake and that didn’t even work! So before I called an expensive plumber, I called The Godfather. He said let him come look at it before I call a plumber. Thank God! I’m pretty sure he can fix it too.

So it has sucked having to either use my moms bathroom in her room or go downstairs to use the bathroom for the past 2 days. Even my sons friends had to go downstairs. I bet they didn’t like that at all!

I’m going to take one more day off exercising to make sure I’m healthy and not push myself too much. I didn’t feel like eating yesterday and only had about 1500 calories all day but I did eat.

I think that’s it. It seems like plenty! It’s a school holiday here, and so I won’t wake up my son. I will wake him before I leave for work so he can let his Godfather in to fix the bathroom. My mom is working today too so my son will be alone. I doubt he will keep himself grounded. I know I never did when left alone!

Exercise question

I was going to just update my other post but then I thought – this needs to be on its own.

I’ve been working hard. I’ve been trying to let my foot heal and even joined a gym which I never thought I would do.

I started using the weight machines – I never thought I would do that either!

When the lady finally got here, picked up the doors and left, I got to go to the gym. I changed my clothes as fast as I could and ran out the door.

I forgot my ID to check in at the gym, I forgot my headphones, and obviously my sanity as well.

I started to do arms which I had only done once this week on Tuesday. After the first 3 exercises, my arms ached badly. I tried to do a couple more machines but I hurt so I quit finally after using 4 machines and only 2 sets of 12 per machine. Then I went to the bikes. I got on my standard one and started riding. After 10 minutes, my back hurt so bad that I moved to a recumbent bike. After 10 minutes of that, I just quit and went home. I hurt all over and wasn’t prepared, and so yeah. I left.

Do you guys have days like that? Is it only because I didn’t have my music to listen to?

This is why I’m taking today off. I thought maybe I need it. Please let me know your thoughts on this!

Too early today

I’m so tired this morning. I believe it’s because I’ve slept 6 hours a night the past 3 nights now. Maybe I can go to bed earlier tonight (yeah right).

I have a busy day today! I have to take the husband of the couple to a doctor, the bank, and the grocery store this morning. I have to then go see Forgetful for an hour. I then take Cranky to a doctor and her caregiver will use that time as a break (I do not blame her ONE bit!)

So I guess I will go work out once I’m done for the day. It seems like a lot of people have already dropped their New Years resolutions because my gym is not crazy busy, even at 6-7am or 5pm!

Yesterday I was kicking it at the gym. I went in the morning and did 32 minutes on arm machines and then did a 45 minute bike ride. It also made me almost late to pick up Forgetful!

I didn’t even have time to do something with my hair. I had to leave it up in a mini ponytail (my hair is really short for a ponytail), throw on work clothes, and rushed over to her. We went to lunch at this Chinese food place that she said she liked. I’m not a fan of any Chinese food but I have to keep her happy so I grinned (probably crazily) and went. I got 2 spring rolls and she got this ocean Atlantic sushi combo thing. It looked nice and the restaurant had a good atmosphere. She said her food was alright but she wouldn’t order it again.

So that’s it for now. Time to take the kid to school, come home, shower, and get to work! Have a great day!

An interesting Tuesday

So last night, Home Depot calls my mother and lets her know that they are coming this morning to replace our lower cabinets. Basically, they gave us 12 hours to clean everything out and be ready to have our kitchen taken over by a contractor. So before I took the couple to dinner last night, I took out everything that was in 3 of the cabinets. This morning, I emptied out all of the other drawers and cabinets and just removed a couple of drawers as they’re filled with junk and set the entire drawers aside. The rest of the drawers were pretty organized so they were easy to clean out. The 2 I just set aside were basically junk drawers.

I have asked her to go through all of this stuff of hers while we have to have it out anyway too. She gives me this exasperated look and tells me, “I guess I can.” I cleaned out my stuff before I moved in here. Now it’s her turn. She has these 2 deviled egg trays but she doesn’t make deviled eggs, she has all this outdated cookware that I don’t use so why are we hanging on to it all? She put stuff in boxes but didn’t go through it. 🙄

The guy came and was here all day doing the first step. He will be back tomorrow to do the next step. It’s one guy! That’s it??? So I had to wait to go work out. While my mom was home, I went to take the couple to their dermatologist. Then I went by to see Forgetful who was in a pissed off mood saying that everyone tells her what to do and she’s an attorney and shouldn’t have to stand for it. Umm, sorry?

Speaking of working out, I kind of took yesterday off because I had worked so hard on Sunday. I did a 20 minute YouTube video of sitting exercises while I waited on the couple to eat last night but that’s it. At least I did something, right? Plus I guess I needed a day off since my foot was hurting. I want to get back to the gym today. I’m so scared that I’m wasting money if I don’t go at least 5 times a week!

I was so worried yesterday about not exercising that I was nervous about anything I put in my mouth. I ended up having 100 calories left over. Whew!

I went to the gym after the guy left at 5. I was nervous that the place would be packed but it wasn’t! There was no wait for the bike or the leg machines. I did 42 minutes on the bike and 22 minutes doing legs. Not bad! I should have gone last night but I really didn’t feel like it. I guess we all need a day off sometimes.

I didn’t take any pictures at the gym because there were a lot of people there. They just weren’t using what I needed to use!

Tomorrow I have to spend about 4 hours with Forgetful. She wants to go have lunch and then go to get her hair done. Again. What is it with that generation and getting their hair done so much? Every 4 weeks she gets it cut, colored, and styled. Every other week, she gets her hair styled from where she lives. I wish I could afford $500 a month just on hair!

Y’all have a good night. I have to go downstairs to break the news to my mom that the doors in her garage cannot be used as a front door for our house. They are a double door set and they are not in the correct direction she needs either. Plus she would have to buy a new frame because the doors she wants are twice as heavy as what we have now and the frame won’t hold it. Wow. She’s not going to be happy!

Not sure if I showed you what a mess the little guy made of my toilet paper roll the other day. He just stands by it proudly too!

The other are both cats looking at me like, “What? We didn’t do anything! You left the door open to our newest play area!”

Worn out

I left this morning at 8:30 to go to work which was supposed to be 2 jobs. HAHAHAHA! Yeah right!

1. Took Styled to get her hair done and grocery shopping. No problems there because I needed water and energy drinks. The issue came when I took her home. She took off and went to lunch. The valet never showed up to get her groceries out of my car. The front desk hands me a broken cart. I put the stuff in it and stand inside and wait. I was supposed to go see Forgetful in like 20 minutes too! I wait 5 minutes before I start getting a bit angry and finally one of the office staff comes out and says they will take her stuff upstairs. I’m sure she would t like that but oh well. I couldn’t wait all day for the valet!

2. Went through all that and was then going to see Forgetful when the wife of the couple called. She asked me to go by their pharmacy, pick up a prescription, and bring it by. Well. Ok. On my way to Forgetful, I went out of my way, stopped at the pharmacy, and someone had just picked it up!!! So I called her back and went on my day.

3. Saw Forgetful who doesn’t remember us going out to lunch the other day and wants to go out next week. Umm, ok. We are going to get her hair done anyway, why not go eat first?

4. The medicine saga continues for Cranky. I called the doctors office AGAIN this morning and they finally connected me with a nurse. SHE took care of it! The prescriptions were ready by 1pm so I was set to go get them when the husband of the couple calls. His c-pap machine is broken and he needs to have it replaced, today. Well! So I go over there at 1:15pm and then he doesn’t want to leave his wife alone so we sit there until 2 when the next caregiver arrives (the wife was very confused this morning and he was afraid to leave her alone). So then we leave to drive across town when there’s another location SO much closer! We drive 45 minutes using the gps and can’t find it. After an hour and 15 minutes, he’s pissed off and I’m frustrated so we go to the other location that we KNOW where it is. They fix his machine in 10 minutes and we start to go back to their house. He wants KFC for dinner and buys me some. I take him home and stuff my face in my car.

5. Finally go to the pharmacy at 5pm and pick up the prescriptions and take them to Cranky. Her caregiver had already made dinner but I had just eaten a thigh and gave away a leg and 2 biscuits to the homeless guy on my corner who was really happy to get food! He even left his street corner to go eat. Glad I could make somebody’s day. Cranky and I talked for a bit, wrote her appointments in her new 2018 calendar, played with her cat, and I left.

6. Instead of going home, I decide to go to the gym. I figure I’m already tired, if I go home, I may not leave again. So I go. I do 30 minutes on the bike, 10 minutes on the rower, and 25 minutes of arm exercises. I hurt a bit from having too much weight at first on each machine before I changed it but I will live. No arm exercises tomorrow or Sunday and I’ll be okay.

So all I have left calorie wise is from my exercise so I think I better stick with grapes as a snack later with one thing of string cheese. I may just take some NyQuil and go to bed too. I don’t know yet.

It’s been a day!!! This is how busy I like to be and wish I could do it daily and make lots of money! Have a grand weekend. I have no plans other than hanging out at the gym.

Good evening!

I waited to do my post today until I was done with everything else. I thought maybe instead of hoping that my day would be how I planned, I would just see how it turned out!

First, yesterday I ended up walking outside in our neighborhood park for 24 minutes and my exercise watch did not track it! I guess my heart rate wasn’t high enough or I wasn’t walking fast enough. So I was VERY upset last night that I didn’t close that exercise ring. And yes, it took me 20 minutes to walk a mile in the grass without tripping on tree branches or stepping in dog poop but I did walk so I was mad!

I went to sleep at 11 and didn’t wake up until 8am. That was nice! I guess I needed more sleep than I thought. I did wake up at 3 to use the bathroom but went right back to bed. I started reading Animal Farm by George Orwell. I didn’t remember it at all and I like it!

Today I went by to see Forgetful for an hour and then went to the couple’s house to take the husband on errands. I totally forgot to take them the cheddar garlic biscuits I made them so that was an errand…driving by my house to pick them up. We also had to go to the bank, Trader Joe’s for some chocolate croissants, and HEB for all other groceries. It only took 2 hours and he was okay with my $2 more an hour but alas, no tip. 😞

Afterwards, I came home, changed clothes, and went to the gym like I should have just done yesterday!!! 30 minutes on the stationary bike, 10 minutes on the rowing machine, and 7 minutes on leg machines. Whew! I’m a bit tired after that 47 minute workout but feel better than I did yesterday!

On the bike, I do the interval thing and go from level 2 to level 6 back and forth. It’s a good workout! The rowing machine I think is full body but the trainer said it’s about core and back so I can’t complain there. And since I did arms day before yesterday, I had to do legs.

Last night my caregiver called to tell me that Cranky was out of a medication. I called the pharmacy and luckily was able to get a few to tide her over while I called and yelled at the doctors office this morning. I called the office today and they said it would get taken care of but I haven’t heard back and now have to wait until tomorrow to call again. The pharmacist said they would call me when it’s ready but I haven’t heard from them either! Argh! So frustrating! And then her other caregiver wants to be able to go to church on Sundays but will Cranky get up and go with her? Of course not! So now I get to go sit with her for about 4 hours one Sunday a month to keep my caregiver happy.

I’m tired from the stress of today. I’m going to watch Netflix. I hope there’s something new I want to watch on. And I guess I will eat dinner soon too. I can’t eat for about an hour after I workout because my stomach doesn’t like it but I will in a bit.

I need to go back to the shooting range this weekend. Maybe that will help some frustration as well.

Have a great night!

Exercise

Yesterday I went all out. I did 10 minutes on the rower and 20 on the regular stationary bicycle. I then went over and used the weight machines and did multiple arm weight exercises for another 25 minutes. Seeing that I had been at the gym for an hour made me happy. My back was a little pained last night but it was fine when I woke up. Today will be leg day if I go to the gym.

My question is this. I know I’m supposed to take 2 days of rest per week from major exercise (as per the personal trainer) but I still want my 30 minutes of exercise in. I still cannot just walk and that would be the easiest thing to do. Stupid pinched nerves!

What are your thoughts?