Monday, October 13, 2014

Don't Go Changing... Or Do.

Isn't that the truth? As people going through life we are forever evolving, however sometimes it feels that we get stuck and we really need something to push us to make a much needed change. I've had a couple of those pushes in the last 2 weeks.

First, I changed jobs. Yes, again. I'm now working as a special ed para in a local elementary school. The hours are PERFECT! The job is frustrating and crazy and wonderfully rewarding all together! However, there is a lice epidemic... And I'm paranoid as shit about lice. I found one crawling on me so I bought the stuff to treat for lice and hubs spent 2 hours combing through my long hair... Luckily finding nothing. But I decided I didn't want to go through 2 hours of that again so hello pixie!!

I've always been pretty impulsive with my hair though. It's been all kinds of lengths, styles and colors and I don't think twice about it. It's just hair. It'll grow back, or it won't. Whatever. I do like it like this though! 

The second thing that shook up my little world was finding out my cousin died of a heart attack over the weekend. We were very close when we were younger but had lost track of each other through the years. He was 41. One year older than me. So sad. :( 

Of course it lit a fire under my lazy ass to convince myself that I have to get healthy. I don't want to die young. I don't want my boys to lose their mom or my hubs to lose his sweetie. 

And believe me I've been lazy lately. Really more like exhausted, but I feel like that's a bit of an excuse. I mean, I AM tired, but it's not like I go straight to bed when I get home. More like straight to couch. 

I'm done being stuck! But I'm also done with diets that either don't work or I lose interest in. From now on, I'm going to eat clean, healthy food at least 80% of the time (because I'm not perfect. Who is?), continue to not eat gluten since it makes me sick, continue to not drink soda/pop, and work out every week. I'm starting to do the Convict Conditioning program, plus I'm walking outside when the weather isn't crappy. Eventually I'll get a membership to the YMCA to have more options available. 

So many times I've waited for someone to do this with me. I need to do this FOR me. If anyone wants to tag along, I'll welcome the company, as long as they understand I'm responsible for me, they are responsible for them. Time to dig down deep and actually make some changes! 


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