Friday, August 14, 2009

Holy Moly!

Hello Bloggers!

How is the summer (or winter for those down under) treating you? I've got a busy little life going on here. Friends moving, friends visiting... more friends moving, oy! However the thing that is taking up most of my time ( I would love to type "exercise and awesome weight loss") is my business. I am currently reading this amazing small business book written especially for massage therapists and I have started implementing the changes I need to make and the work I need to do immediately.

I'm talking 24/7...365. If I am not physically working on someone I am promoting, emailing, calling, networking, decorating and redecorating my totally sweet bigger and better office. I haven't been to the gym or worked out in 2 weeks and it has to stop. I know it would help with the anxious and restless nights I have been having. I am border line obsessed with making my business successful but I must remember to put myself first because without me there would be no business.

Even though I am working my tail off, I don't have the money to show for it just yet. I know that will come in time but for now this chica is beyond broke. And you know what happens to your grocery list when you have $20 to stretch into several days worth of food? Cheap, filling and poor choices for your pantry and fridge. I try to make the best decisions but sometimes my hunger gets in the way. Hopefully that situation will change by next week. :)

I was super excited because I thought my ridiculously expensive gym membership was up in October ( I got a three year) but when I called to check I was informed that is was up in October... of 2010. Boo! When I first got the membership it was easy peasy to get there but now with development in the area the traffic has become horrible and takes a standard 30 minutes to get there. It's only less than 10 miles away!!! I was so looking forward to having that extra money to pay bills and play catch up. I had visions of utilizing the netflix exercise dvd's in my own home. That will have to wait I guess.

Needless to say, I have to get back into the swing of things. Morning workouts need to start happening since I am on call for appointments from 10am on. I am going to start with a reasonable number like working out 3 times a week. It doesn't have to be the gym but it needs to be a good workout of some kind. Walking around the track, a dance class.. the gym I am still paying for! ;)

I am loving the book The Core Balance Diet. It takes you through the very babiest of steps to changing your life for the better and as soon as this girly has more than $20 to buy groceries I will be heading to Wegman's for my first weeks worth of body balancing ingredients.

On a super positively awesome note, I am going to Colorado in October to visit my amazingly generous and lovely friends, the Youngs! I can't wait!


24 Months to Monaco said...

I run my own business, too, and sometimes it definitely seems like there's either time for business OR time for weight loss, but not both. It's hard to strike a balance. But I wish you the best of luck in your massage business! I'm sure if you keep working hard to market yourself, you'll be out of Brokesville in no time. :) (Easier said than done, though, eh? ;))

girlysmack said...

I am also trying to feed the family on the cheap. Oatmeal packets and bananas are a cheap, healthy breakfast. Just a suggestion. :)


The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

You're doing great!

And I second the oatmeal and fruit... but see if you can buy plain oatmeal in bulk (cheaper) and flavor it yourself with some nut butter and/or honey. It's become my staple!

Back for Round Two said...

When I get out of the swing of things I find myself stopping occasionally to ask, "What are you waiting for?". I get into cycles of waiting for... something?... thinking that I have all of the time in the world to lose this weight. Trouble is, I don't. There's no reason to weight, it's pulling on my skeleton, straining my joints, and if I'm honest I know I'm just avoiding doing the hard work that it's going to take.

I hope your business takes off soon!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog today. It has a great look!
I also love that girl from Madmen too - what a beautiful woman. good luck with the exercise/running a business balance!

Kimberly Freeman said...

$20 means lots and lots of frozen veg. Pea soup all round. lol

Just to say I love your blog