Oy! And I meant to post so often! blahblahblah ...
Enough with the kvetching already ... on to the update.
So far pretty good with maintaining regularity - in the sense that we are mostly keeping to the schedule of getting to the club 3-4 days per week. I originally started with a ton of classes, yoga, pilates etc. but my schedule got so crazy that I started missing classes and I was getting pouty so hopefully in a few weeks when life slows down again I'll start making it back to the pilates class.
I have added swimming in, and WOW that is an awesome workout. Most all of you probably don't know that in my wee years I swam competitively (not saying I was Olympics bound or anything, but I trained and competed and didn't completely suck.) So getting back in the pool was a bit humbling in how far my stamina had fallen (duh!) but also fairly rewarding in how fast it is improving.
Last reported I was kind of liking the treadmill - well, my body disagreed, and until i figure out why i am getting hip pain, the swimming gets me a nice cardio workout with much less hip pain and the bonus of a certain amount of muscley workout as well.
Bonus and mini-goal achieved - hurt much less after workouts, less tired after work outs and a check-in on the treadmill Monday showed me that what used to send my heart-rate soaring is now a nice warm up.
For those folks who ask - how is your diet going - I would like to reiterate I am NOT ON A DIET and am trying VERY HARD to not gauge progress by a number on the scale.
A bit more thinky stuff:
I have been doing a lot of reading at Stumptuous.com
, and Noël Figart
who both have some very interesting things going on at their blogs; and I have been doing a bit of thinking on goals, long term hoped for results, what I'd like to see when I look in the mirror and how I'd like my body to function. I also did a bit of "hmmm, and what are my genetics like" thinking.
My parents are both VERY fit. They are both differently fit. My Mother is super tiny, she exercises a lot, frequently something that is aerobic/cario and a little fadish, and she is super duper careful about what she eats. My Dad has the bonus of being super tall, and while he used to be a marathon runner he now focuses a lot on weight lifting and while he pays attention to what he eats, it is in a completely different way (and i have to admit seems like it has more yummy). The thing is, as my parents get older my Mother's tinyness isn't doing her a lot of favors, she is losing strength and having some issues that might have had less impact if she had a little more muscle supporting her.
Upshot is ... With my parents examples' in mind, armed with some knowledge from the intertubes, and hopefully with the help of the personal trainer I am seeing for the next two weeks, I hope to start weight training next week.
After most of a week of getting shitty sleep I woke up this morning at 1am and couldn't get back to sleep because my Brain had the spinnies ... So I got up and wrote down all my active projects, maybe putting them on paper will help tomorrow night's sleep. For the curious they are below the cut tag. There are only 50 or so on the list.
Bill quick - ordering this week for discount?
Project Management Classes
Tuesday update email
Office 2010 email
Windows update email
Mail server/Trend Issues
Order Hard Drives for Production
Hard Drives for Whit
Complete phone extension list
Questions for M5 support
Audit Inventory system
Check out process
Cs5 roll out
Problems with Remote.brella.com
Bug Tracking Software
Active Collab problems
CD Catalog Software
Log Me In Audit setup
Bernie Laptop Setup
Calendar Sharing Document
Scenarist update -
Dan's Flash drive info
Email Report to staff on Bug Tracking and version tracking software
Order Blue Rays
Sort and Organzie Data on "z"
Pull Avid file list
Install Folder Match on Patti's Machine
"Roll Out " new pm machine
Backup/Move data from old PM Machine
Create Traffic Folder - Who gets rights
Old Employee Account options
Review Niki's computer before sending
IT - Hire and Exit list
This doesn't include smaller troubleshooting issues, some tasks that I hope to give to my IT staffer and whatever shiny new thing will come up today ... No wonder I feel like there are explosions going off in my head. Long and sort of it is - I am falling off the planet socially because I don't have time and cycles to reach out - soon i will have more staff and hopefully things will improve.
Review completed! "They like me, they really really like me!" *
In any case it went well. All feedback was inline with what I expected, and we all see my job growth/arc going the same place. And now I can be happy that I don't have to do this again for another year!
*With all apologies to Sally Field