Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm a fast food pawn.

I'm trying so hard to get myself under control.  Btw, my post has nothing to do with the title- I just couldn't think of anything clever to name this post.

I got up and went running this morning.  I know if I can just make myself work out for a week, it will get easier and I'll be able to get back into routine.  I tried to go to yoga tonight- but the traffic/parking is so horrific up here- that I missed the class AGAIN (2nd time in a week) because I couldn't find a parking spot ANYWHERE in the neighborhood OR parking garage.  Frickin LA.  The traffic and the rudeness of people is starting to get on my nerves.  I find myself screaming the "F" word more and more frequently whilst driving.  I'm wondering as I type this when the last time I didn't scream it out as I was in the car lately...has there even been a time since I moved here?  I don't think so.

So yeah.  I might have to switch some things up so I can actually make my yoga class.  I've considered riding my bike to the studio since it's not far away at all.  However, traffic is so bad that it makes me nervous to try and ride around on a bike where there are not designated bike lanes.  The roads can be narrow!  I could go earlier and earlier- but if people don't leave...there's really nothing I can do.  I live less than a mile and a half from the studio and I left 30 minutes early today and still missed the class.  SOMETHING HAS GOT TO GIVE.

Sorry that this post is all rambling.  As I've been thinking more and more about my diet and my workouts, etc, I realize that I have REALLY let things go.  I don't even remember all the things I know.  I mean, I remember some things, but someone had to give me tips today on how to be healthy.  I used to be SO healthy! ;)  I forget sometimes that it's an uphill battle.  And I will probably never reach the top (which is okay as long as I keep moving upwards).  We'll see.  It doesn't help that at my new job- everyday there are tons of treats and the whole staff is eating constantly.  Today was one girl's birthday so we had cake.  One bite with frosting (remember I'm addicted to sugar right now) and I had a stomach ache cause the frosting was so rich.  So what do I do?  Wipe off the frosting and keep eating cake.  Then, after I've justified that piece, someone hands me a fried banana.  Are you kidding?  Of course I had to eat it- can't be rude to my new colleagues.  So yeah...eating is NOT going as planned.

Other than my eating and lack of working out...nothing is new.  I'm still bored after I get off work.  I stay at work late because there's not much to do at home.  I still don't have furniture, so I just sit on a blow up mattress and type on my computer and hope the car alarm going off outside is not my car.  Even though the blow up mattress hurts my back, I love my little apartment and my life.  



  1. haha. Nothing is new? Dis...almost everything in your life right now is new. Or did I sleep through a year between two posts ago and now? chuckle.

    Re: the food. Yes. Working in a health care faciltyt is a snacks gold mine...or mine field, I suppose. The good news is taht everyone goes on a diet regularly, so you'll have company with that one of these days.

    While you're home alone, do research about your job. Plot you strategy. Read a book on kindle--or even a real book. :o

    Hugs, fierce girl.


  2. ooops. DIZ, not Dis. But you knew that, right?

  3. Hang in there, Diz. Sounds like you are suffering from a few growing pains from all the recent changes. Give it a little time and I know you will be okay.

  4. Getting back on a healthy kick is hard! Especially because food is so good, but just tell yourself, it will be worth it in the end :).
    P.S. I'm so jealous that you're living in LA!

  5. It's so good to hear this new job is working for you, Diz. You are one versatile girl, and I admire your awareness. Moving upward is a fine goal, I say.

    You keep loving life, we'll all keep loving you! xoxo

  6. That traffic sounds miserable. I bike a lot, but if it isn't safe in your area, why not walk? A mile and a half shouldn't take more than 30 minutes and would help you de-stress.

  7. I'm going to join in the Amanda chorus about walking to yoga. How pedestrian-friendly is your area of LA? I'd agree with Amanda K that walking 1.5 miles should take you about 30 minutes. And the beauty part is that you wouldn't have the stress of trying to find a parking place on top of it!

    Enjoy yourself -- I'm reliving my single days (the ones I had and the ones I wish I'd had, LOL) through you. Because this morning I've already been to the grocery store (at 6 AM) and will be getting the boys' hair cut at 9. Oh, and then I get to go in to work!

    Did I mention I'm theoretically on vacation this week? And that I'm normally an 8-5, M-F office drone? So of course going in to work on a Saturday (when I'm on VACATION if I didn't make that clear enough) just tickles me to no end. (eyeroll)

    Have a great day, girl! As for the food, remember: if your grandmother wouldn't recognize it, don't eat it. That's probably the simplest philosophy to stick with. Of course, our grandmothers would probably recognize cake... might need some tweaking. ;)

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