I am welcoming this Monday with open arms. No particular reason but I am ready for a new week, a week of my head in the game and my thoughts grounded. Last week was a particular rough one for me. Between the procedure, the unpredictable work schedule and lack of appetite – it was anything but smooth. This week I am vowing to start fresh with mini goals already set for this week. Healthy Diva knows how to start a Monday off right so yet again I welcome her amazing MIMM theme. (Even a little twitter birdie mentioned a possible Diva Blog retreat oh my!)
Marvelous… My body is craving running yet again. Last week, while I pushed through, I had more unpleasant runs than nice ones. However, this week I am feeling getting in those miles, I am feeling some nice solid training. Bring on the 545 am mornings! (I did my own personal distance record on Sunday with 14 miles, I know for some marathoners out there that isn’t a big deal at all but for this half marathon chick, it felt bomb to do!)
Marvelous… my work schedule this week is even crazier! But all for a good reason. Mentor sessions start meaning I am in the classroom with the students at night three nights this week facilitating the mentor sessions. I have been itching to meet all the ninth graders so while I am kind of freaking out, I am using the tips my coworkers have taught me. I know I may look their age but gaining respect is first and foremost. Even the older students in BUILD gave me tips, unfortunately I have not been practicing my rapping. Working on it…
Marvelous…I had an interview for my second job I wanted to take on. It went well and I find out tonight or tomorrow if I got it. Even better, it isn’t that big of a time commitment. I may not make a ton but it will at least be some extra money for bills and groceries. That would mean so much to me. Crossing my fingers!
Marvelous… that this upcoming Saturday I was given so much trust I am nearly peeing my pants. This Saturday is another mentor training session but the head of the E1 program (aka my manager) can’t come. So guess who is leading the whole training? This girl! My site boss said she thought I was up to the challenge and while it will be a packed house, she trusts I can handle the room with ease. I was beaming! Bonus news… because we have been working each Saturday I have this Friday and next Friday off. (I am trying to convince my mom to visit in two weekends aka the first week of October eeeeekkkkkk!!!!!!)
Marvelous… my work had a bank presentation that is giving my coworkers and I over $150 dollars in rewards if we join this bank. Hello, amazing. We are all joining and either canceling it after the two months or keeping it if it that much better. I am glad my coworkers understand the joy of free stuff. Non-profit problems for sure. Apparently, some comes in quick cash give back but some of it goes towards our favorite stores. I am thinking Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s… yep both I wish I could shop at but have yet to have money to do so.
Marvelous…that I forced myself to set some mini goals for this week. I don’t want another repeat of last week so I really needed to write out some goals, really needed to. I think the more short term, week long ones were more realistic for me. Crossing my fingers I stick it out. You know what, scratch that, I know I will stick it out.
Marvelous… (while I may lack time to watch tv, Hulu is a life saver) that all new series are starting up. I actually really can’t watch tv during the week but knowing I have the weekend nights to catch up on them makes me very happy. I love The Office, Modern Family and some of the newer ones that are appearing. Fall I am welcoming you.
Marvelous… I saved money yet again at the grocery store and even made a new purchase. Kabocha squash, yep 88 cents a pound so I knew I needed to try a small one. Holy moses it was good, I actually think I like it more than butternut squash surprisingly. I am kicking myself for not buying more. Sadly, my grocery hauls have been kind of pathetic because with such a small budget I really can’t get all I want. Sad but true. One day I will have the ability to fill my fridge and pantry, winning the lottery would be welcomed.
Marvelous… that my GI doctor is wanting and willing to help me ease my digestion issues. He definitely saw a problem with the fact that a. I am in pain, b. I am not digesting food and c. there is really no known diagnosis beyond celiac and severe IBS. But what I want to hit on, is that this is the first time I am 100% open with a doctor. My past ED ways made doctors appointments hell. I would lie, I would squabble and I would get nothing out of them. Doctors were not my strong point as with anyone who has ever had an ED can relate to. This time I came in with a full food log and went into detail (with everything included) about my past ED. I wanted him to know everything so that this problem could be solved. This was such a big deal for me and I couldn’t be happier I did it. I did feel vulnerable and kind of embarrassed about the stupidity of my past but then I remembered all that matters is that I moved forward from that. That is no longer me and I can be proud of that but must also own up to the destruction I did to my body.
Whoa… as you can see I am really taking those articles to heart. Humor helps every bad mood, so does some amazing blogger support.
Questions: What is marvelous about your Monday? Do you like doctors?