Good Monday πŸ˜€

Good morning! It’s 9am here in Texas and I just woke up at 8:30 after going to sleep at 1am. I woke up to my mom leaving the house (probably to go eat her daily Starbucks) and I went outside to smoke. It was raining ice! Just tiny ones but you can hear ice when it falls out of the sky. Snow is silent, ice is LOUD! It is 30 degrees Fahrenheit and we only have a 2% chance of rain today so I guess we got it. It won’t stick to the ground so there’s no worries about driving.

I have to go see Forgetful today. I didn’t yesterday. I decided I was taking the holiday off. So I did! I cooked for the week. I made Mac and cheese lasagna, broccoli cornbread casserole, Red Lobster garlic and cheddar rolls, and the other day, boudain. So we are set! My mom enjoyed the casserole last night. She had been complaining about how she has to do everything by herself because I wouldn’t go see a movie with her. When she got home, all the food had been cooked and she finally understood why I wouldn’t go. So she ate and watched tv. At top volume. With her hearing aids on. So I got out of there (went upstairs) as fast as I could. My son ate some lasagna before she got home and didn’t bring his plate down until she had gone to bed. πŸ˜‚

I started a Goodreads account and finished a couple of books yesterday too. One I liked (A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers JR) and the other was okay, I just don’t like extra chapters about how they made the film from the book (Good Behavior by Blake Crouch). I started another book but it’s written like from an 8 year old point of view and I just couldn’t take anymore (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer). Now I am reading a book about finances and how to save money the right way and make it work for you (I will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi). So I’m doing pretty good on the reading front. I also want to travel to meet some of my friends from here which is why I am looking into finances. It’s important to make your money work for you and have a couple of credit cards but never carry a balance. This is what I’ve learned so far. Now if I only wasn’t in credit card debt! I have to pay that off as fast as I can before I start stocking money away. That is probably a couple years away but I am going to do it! I’ve already paid off 3 and on 2 more right now so I am going to get it done. Yes, I have TOO MUCH debt and TOO many cards. I’m not canceling the cards until I’ve paid everyone off though because I don’t want my debt to credit ratio to be extremely high either.

I will also go to the gym again today. I have to do arms today and do a bit of cardio. I say a bit because after my 40 minute workout yesterday, I don’t want to hurt my foot and it hurt when I left yesterday!

I did 20 minutes on both the row machine and the recumbent bike. I didn’t go until after 1pm and the gym closed at 2 so I didn’t have time to do much else! Plus I want to go since they overcharged me and I need to talk to them about it. It’s supposed to be $42 a month and I got charged $60. $42 is bad enough! $1.40 a day to have the privilege of using their equipment. So I’m going every single day to make sure I get my money’s worth.

I also started my fitness journal yesterday and then because I stayed up so late, I went over my calories by having a garlic cheddar biscuit and a little milk before I went to bed. Oops! I need to add those in today and try to go to bed earlier so I don’t do that. I was perfect before that! I also checked my weekly report on my calories on myfitnesspal.

I do well on most days. I just need to not have those late night snacks!

I will do better today. I have to. I do not want to be this weight the rest of my life.

Y’all have a good day. I’m out!

19 thoughts on “Good Monday πŸ˜€

  1. There were no traffic jams today so I won 1 hour and decided to spend it in the gym. I used to burn 1000 kcal in hour without getting tired. Now I am coughing up a lung after 20 minutes. I am dissappointed, but the motivation is still there πŸ’ͺ

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    1. Thank you, we both are!
      For the first time in forever, I really am trying. I don’t know if it’s because I am journaling it all, want to do it, or just don’t want to become my mother. I am doing it though!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I loved the book and movie of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. So sad to hear you didn’t enjoy it. 😦
    I’d be annoyed about the overcharge, hope you got that all sorted out.
    You’re doing awesome, Julie! I can’t stop myself from the late night snacks either.

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