Quick update

Just stopping in to let you know that I’m still alive. I’ve been keeping busy, but I haven’t written anything substantial in over a week because I just haven’t been in the right frame of mind. And on top of that my work schedule has been a bit screwy which makes maintaining any sort of normality really difficult. My gym visits have been few and far between for a while which isn’t making me feel any better. Right now my workout schedule is slaved to my usual spinning classes which doesn’t make it flexible at all. I need to get over that and make sure I have more than one option for exercising every day. I shouldn’t make it so easy for myself to throw in the towel when I miss spinning for whatever reason (work, laziness, etc.). Luckily I did make it to my spinning class today after work. That felt really good. I read somewhere that it takes thirty days of doing something to make it a habit. Unfortunately the next thirty days aren’t going to work for that because I have to support some testing at another facility over a couple of weekends (Friday through Monday), sometimes during odd hours. I went there for what I thought would be just a few hours of training last Tuesday and didn’t leave until almost 10 PM. That was a nice fourteen hour work day. I’ll try to keep up with my workouts while my schedule is in flux, especially since I saw the dizzying array of Cheez-It crackers available at the testing site. They had every flavor I’d ever seen before and a few that I hadn’t! I have a feeling I’ll be eating a lot of things I shouldn’t while I’m working there. All the more need for me to hit the gym on a regular basis. On a lighter note, I took last Thursday off as a “mental health day” and did something a little crazy – I bought myself a Disneyland annual pass. We Boeing employees got our annual bonuses last week and I decided to get myself something frivolous with a little of the money. I’ve been to Disneyland three times since then, for a few hours at a time, and it’s been wonderful. I needed something to boost my spirits after the miserable start I’ve had to 2013. I plan to thoroughly enjoy my visits to Disneyland and get every penny’s worth out of the pass. Having something to look forward to after all of the mess I’ve gone through in the next six months is wonderful. It’s very refreshing.