Monday, January 19, 2009

New Beginnings

I've been absent here lately for a few reasons. One is my parents' health issues, another is my husband's job, yet another is my stagnant skinny search, and lastly is pure-dee laziness. But all that stops TODAY!!! And the best part of it is, I'm writing this after having ALREADY set this plan into motion. Yeah me!!!

Yes, I've been slacking in my search for my inner skinny. I have tried my best to concentrate more on a search for employment in an office instead of just getting to it!! But I've been eating better, watching my calories and WHAT I'm eating, and I'm getting up and getting going in the morning. This morning I woke up at 6:30am and instead of rolling over and going back to sleep, I got out of bed!! Step one...DONE! Although I don't think it is as big a stretch as you might think. The past several mornings (even this whole weekend) I got out of bed around 7:00am, even though no one else was stirring. However, this is the first morning I've done something productive with my alone time.

This morning I made myself some breakfast (Peaches & Creme Oatmeal), watched a little bit of the Today Show while I ate and then came downstairs to change clothes. I changed into the appropriate workout items and cranked up the Wii Fit! I worked our for about 45 minutes. I started with a warm-up of Boxing and then moved onto Step Aerobics. It felt GREAT to be jumping into a better lifestyle first thing in the morning.

And my Wii Fit told me good news this morning....down 4.6 lbs!! WHOOO HOOO!!!!

And for those of you wondering about that first interview this past Friday? Ugh!! I got all dolled up in a nice suit and headed out. I arrived about 15 minutes early (a rule of thumb for me) and went into the office. It was NOT in the best part of town, nor in the nicest building. But I ventured on and tried not to judge. I walked into the office and about 3 other people were already there. The office was shabby chic at best. I was asked to fill out an application and given some basic paperwork on the company (the same paperwork I'd been emailed). We all sat in 15 chairs (yes there were 15 of us there for this "interview"). It felt like a cattle call as the Scottish gentleman explained a little more about their company. Then he called us one by one into a private office for an interview. It was what I'd feared half way through the "classroom setting" of the process. We were being asked to come in and fill a position of sales, door-to-door sales. NOT something I'm at all interested in doing. He had one position in recruiting open that he offered me. It would consist of checking out resumes and calling in people to partake in the same process I had just experienced. The pay would be about $9/hr. Yeah, thanks...I'll let you know. Nope! It would not be worth it to drive to near downtown for that amount of money. It would hardly pay for my gas to get there and back every day. So I'm still looking.

I have not given up hope, nor lost enthusiasm. I plan on spending the better part of today combing through the newspaper and a few online want ads.

Here's my list of what I've done today:
Exercise: Wii Fit: 43 minutes (Boxing and Step Aerobics)
Breakfast: Peaches & Creme Oatmeal & 1 glass milk
Snack: 1 bottle (23oz) South Beach Living On The Go Drink

I'll also be posting some of my pictures I've taken for my 365 over the course of today.


Tenakim said...

congrats on the wieght loss- it's a step in the right direction... sorry about the interview.

You're motivating me- so keep going girl, I need it!

Danifer said...

Way to go!!!!! Sounds like you have the right attitude and you are making progress. Even the littlest things count and feeling good about them helps give us the strength to do the bigger things. For me, it would be getting out of bed early and not sitting down in front of the computer, but actually working out. Good for you!!!!!

Christine said...

Dorsey, have you thought about at home online/offline work? I do really well and never leave the house. I am sorry that the interview was such a mess....and that once again you were in my area, and we couldn't get together. Good Luck Girl, I am thinkin bout ya!

Mary Moore said...

Good for you! Keep it up!

Dawn said...

Yay! Dorsey! That's awesome! I'm really proud of you.

Lisa said...

Good for you on the exercising. It's hard to get into a routine, isn't it?

Good luck with the job hunt! It's tough out there, but keep your chin up... the right thing will come along.

Kristen said...

Sorry the job didn't work out. Good luck.

CONGRATS on the weight thing! Do you think the wii is worth the money? I'm on the fence as to whether or not to get one myself.

Dorsey said...

I have LOVED our Wii. He have a handful of games, although more than some I know. Its not the best for the hardcore gamer, but for a family or occasional gamer it has been wonderful! These days we most play Mario Party, Wii Fit, Rock Band, and Boogie Superstar. I played Wii Sports (that comes with the Wii) for a while and got some great workouts from that alone, being careful not to cheat and just sit on the couch but actually get up and move.
I'd recommend it if you're looking for something more active than several of the other sit and play game systems out there. And its a neat way for even the youngest of kids to join in. Heck even my parents play when they come to visit!

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