TGIF... Not so much..
Friday, August 06, 2010
Well, good news is that the book I am reading (The Girl who Played with Fire) got into a really intense place while I was walking yesterday, so I cannot wait until my walk this evening to find out more details. There would be a double homicide as I reached 28 minutes of 30. I almost kept walking, but I have to remind myself that while doing P90X and still being unsure of how many calories I am burning, I should not risk putting my body into starvation mode. Cannot wait for my HRM, should be here on Monday or Tuesday (yay).
Onto other good news- I think my stomach issues are coming to a close. I have promised my body that I will never again do another Atkins-esque diet. :] I don't like the idea of dieting AT ALL in the first place. In the past I would always try to just burn off the calories and never change how I ate. Now, yes I have restricted my amount of carbs and upped my protein, but I don't feel like it's a diet. It is just controlled, I don't drink as much, I don't eat as much pasta as I would in the past, etc etc. But, I don't feel like I'm really missing out, and I like it. :] I like how healthy food feels in my stomach, I love my energy levels. And I also like being regular, haha.
We ended up doing Kenpo X instead of Yoga last night. Candace was just having a really hard time with the Yoga. She thinks it is because she is much more overweight, and promised to come back to it in the future, but for now doesn't feel comfortable doing it. I can't complain much, we only plan on working out together 5 days each week anyway. So we moved things around and I will be doing Yoga X on Saturdays by myself and she and I will be doing Kenpo X together on Thursdays. Works out great. Has anyone else done this and felt completely uncoordinated with the Kenpo moves? I am hoping that it will get better with time, lets just say that I am not much of a boxer...
The situation with her husband is getting worse, or maybe I just didn't realize how bad it was. He put her on the ground with their child in her arms, and that disturbs me. He has always had some psych issues, but always controlled them. I am not sure if he is off his meds or something, but she said he has been screaming at himself and talking to himself much more than usual. It scares me. I am not sure that advise to give her. It is easy for me to say "he SHOULD be helping you around the house, he SHOULD be glad you are wanting to better yourself" and so on, but it is hard for me to know even what to say when he is pushing her around, and when he is yelling at himself...... Do I tell her to leave NOW, instead of waiting until she is financially stable? Is that really my right? What about the fact that they share a house and currently she wouldn't be able to afford to go out on her own, and would end up losing the house? I don't even know... She says if things continue on this path, that after they refinance and get their mutual debt paid off she plans to leave him (next year) but what if that never happens?
Blah, it is a lot to think about. I hope you enjoy your weekends, it is drill for me. And my best friend's last weekend before she moves back to school, which makes me sad. :( But she is going for her masters, so go her! And I will still visit her on weekends, because I love her. :] Family day is Sunday at the unit, so that should be easy enough, I just hope it's a smooth sailing weekend.