Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quiet Before The Storm

Today I went shopping for these:

I had decided a while ago that I wanted to start wearing scrubs for massaging I just hadn't gotten around to buying them. So when I was offered the medical massage therapist position at a local rehabilitation doctor's office I made it a priority to stock up on scrubs so I could stop ruining my "street " clothes with oils and creams. Well, today I had to go to THREE different places, two Walmarts and Home Healthcare America, to try to find scrubs in my size. Needless to say it was extremely difficult to find matching colors in 3x, which must be a hard size to keep in stock. That or they make very little large sized scrubs that people like myself snarf them up. It did not feel good, in fact I felt my heart sag a little in my chest.... kinda like other parts in that same region.
So once again it reaffirmed what I must do because it has been abundantly clear that I haven't been the past 2 months. So I have devised a schedule that I aim to steadily work up to and would like to share it with you to see what you think. Here goes:
  • Monday: work 9-5 then hit the gym for a class or workout of my choice. Or if I have clients work at my office for no more than 2 sessions
  • Tuesday: work 10-7 then hit the gym for at least an hour
  • Wednesday: work 11-6, gym or take no more than 1 client at my office
  • Thursday: work 10-7, gym
  • Friday: work 10-5, gym or take no more than 2 clients at my office
  • Saturday: off two or more a month, work at my office no more than two a month
  • Sunday: two classes at the gym back to back

Now I know there will be some week to week tweaking involved because it will depend on how busy I am at work and at my office as to how much I will make it to the gym during the week. If I am able to work out during the week I may decided to take Saturday or Sunday off from workouts. On the food front, I only get a half hour for lunch which means that I will have to brown bag it. Breakfast I will eat before I go to work but then I will have to pack lunch, snacks and possibly dinner depending on my workout schedule. I may just wind up eating A LOT of salads for dinner. So what I have gathered from what I want to do here is that I will have to be super organized; meal planning and cooking in advance, packing my gym bag the night before, going to bed the same time every night and waking the same time every morning. Which is probably what I have needed all along. Wish me luck and let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks for stopping by!


Elsha said...

you can do it!!!! I have re-started and re-pledged myself this week. I am now day 5 On Programme and am tracking EVERYTHING. It feels good :)

diana.daniel said...

Good luck, lady. I am going to have to buy scrubs for school soon, and I am not looking forward to it. They are so unflattering. That is an awesome schedule you have set up for yourself.

I have gotten obsessed with making my own salad dressings and here is my fave...

Equal parts dijon mustard, honey and apple cider vinegar (say 1/3 cup) and then a splash or two of veggie oil... blend. Delish!

MondayIsHere said...

Oh, I totally feel your pain on the scrub buying venture. I need to get some new ones, but have been avoiding it like the plague.
I'm not sure what the issue is with stocking larger sizes. I found a couple of magazines that have a variety of cute scrubs that are much more flattering than the boxy square styles. I'll post another comment when I locate them.
Keep up the great work with the exercising. It's the motivation I need to get my butt to the basement to work out.