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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Trudging the Happy Road of Destiny

Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up and feel like "I'm not good enough, I'm not smart enough, and gosh darn it people don't like me?" That's  a big exaggeration, but I woke up this morning feeling very "meh". Kind of less-than. My neck and shoulders have been more sore than ever, my creative inspiration to knit and sew has gone flying out the window, and I seem to be disappointing people left, right, and sideways.  I'm hoping that the pain in my neck and shoulders are just part of the getting-stronger process that comes with new exercises, and I'm not inadvertently making it worse.  Strange thing for an MT to say, right? Shouldn't I know these things? Well, sometimes the answer is pretty clear, and sometimes it's not.

So what does one do when you wake up  to a "meh" day? I haven't a clue, but here's what I did:

  • Immediately stripped my bed and and started some laundry 
  • Made a cup of tea 
  • Did my wii fit routine 
  • Flipped the laundry and started a new load
It's not much, but at least it's something.  I wanted to be a little bit productive so I have *something* at least to feel good about today. I was going to brush my dogs and do a tiny bit of sewing before work, but I just got a call that I have to go in sooner than I thought. So I pretty much have time to eat some breakfast, get up to Newport for my Dr.'s check-in appt., and that's about it. The dogs will have to wait until tonight or tomorrow morning, or else it'll have to be saturday. When I've been asked "why haven't you been sewing?" and I tell them I haven't had the time since switching to a permanent afternoon schedule, they always ask "What the heck do you do with the rest of your time?" I just don't know how to answer them. I wake up reasonably early, check e-mails, facebook, twitter, etc., take the dogs out, make some breakfast, feed the dogs, do some yoga, and that seems to leave me with about an hour of useable morning to get anything else done. Then by the time I get home in the evening, it's too late to get any projects started and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. Can we add a few more hours to the day, please?

Bitch and moan, bitch and moan. Sorry, everyone! Here's how the wii'ing (HA!) went this morning:
BEFORE I even stepped on the balance board, here's what the Judgy McJudgerson wii had to say.  First it asked me "remember when I asked if you knew the reason for your weight gain?" (I hadn't had a gain in a couple of days, THANKYOUVERYMUCH!!)

Gee, THAT was motivating! 
So I dutifully took the damn body test so I could mark the calendar that I'd worked out today. And hey! 
I felt really great about that!!
After the basic balance, it'll give you a couple of tests to further gauge your balance. Then it give you your wii fit age. Mine can fluctuate all over the place, depending on the day. But today:
This is what initially came up. Not bad!
Then something really weird happened. An "8" came falling from above and squashed the 7!

Yeah, don't look so happy, mii. That was a slap in the face.
WTF?! Is the wii out to discourage me in any way it can? Is this boot camp? Maybe it wants to break me down before rebuilding me, just like the Marine Corp. It sounds totally silly, but that just contributed to the "sigh....meh" overall discouraged feeling of the day so far. But yay for me, I did my whole routine.

When I have the time, I'm going to refresh and start using my awesome iPad "to-do" app again and get organized so I won't feel like the sword of Damocles is hanging over my head. Next step (I'm DREADING this one though, because I'm not in a great financial place right now) is to get back on track with and check back in with my budgets. Wanna talk about Judgy McJudgersons and nagging? The app sends you alerts when you've overspent in a particular area (like gas, pets, etc)  have accrued a finance charge on an account, and nags you when your balance gets low. You either have to REALLY keep on top of things to make mint happy, or develop a thick skin and shrug it off when it nags you and makes you feel like you're a terrible person who can't manage their money.  

Well, I'm about out of time, so I'll quit my moaning and make this day a lot better. Please tell me some of you have these days too!

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