Sunday, March 10, 2013

Glass Half Full

My last few posts have been a bit negative.  It's been difficult for me to keep a positive attitude when my world has been so tumultuous.  The reality is, though, that what I'm going through is nothing compared to what some of you Mamavation Sistas are going through.  My stress is just my job.  I need to keep reminding myself that it's JUST a job.  It's not family drama or illness or even worse.  So I'm going to focus on seeing the glass half full.

The stress meter was up and down for me last week.  I had a good chat with my new VP and it's clear that I have a very good chance at staying in a role that I enjoy and will keep the lights on at home.  I'm going to be less involved in a few of the projects and programs that bring me true joy, but I'll still have a voice.  It will all be okay...I just have to get on the other side of this month.  My first task was updating my resume.  I know, what kind of HR person worth her salt doesn't update her resume?!?  Apparently, I don't.  Mine hasn't been touched in 4 years.  I think I've got it nearly done though.  It needs one more proofread and then hopefully, I can submit it tomorrow.  Then I wait.  I think I'll start interviewing the following week and will really need your cheers then.  The interview process will be a two week marathon!

I haven't gotten a good night of sleep in over a week, and it's really starting to show on my face.  I've been chugging a ton of water with the hope that it will make a difference, but nothing can cover the circles under my eyes right now.  Maybe I'll get to buy some new makeup as a result of this though?  Anyone have suggestions for a good under eye concealer?

I've been really enjoying my workouts and stuck with my plan for last week.  The best news from last week is that I finished my 100 push-up challenge and I met it!!  I was able to do 101 uninterrupted push-ups last week.  I'm so proud!  My time with the Tae Bo DVDs has also been awesome.  There's something so freeing about punching along with Billy Blanks!  I made great food choices over the week as well.  On Friday night, my husband told me that we were going out for burgers and good beer.  Apparently, beer is a stress reducer and he thought I needed one.  I had my first beer in about nine months and it was sooo good.  The Chimay and blue cheese burger was just what I needed as a reward for all of my hard work.

I've meal and workout planned for the upcoming week.  We're eating lots of chicken and Brussels sprouts.  I'm taking the week off from Pure Barre, but am doing an extra elliptical workout to make up for it.  I even got to go for a short hike today. 

So, this is going to be a good week.  What about for all of you?  How can I help cheer you on?


  1. I am glad to see the "WORK" situation is better. I do love me some Billy Blanks I would kill to do 100 push ups I may have to pick that up. Good Job !!!

  2. Sending hugs and well wishes that you have a better week :)

    Tae Bo?!?!? Whew, FIERCE!

  3. I am blown-away-excited for you and the push up challenge. I'm so bad at floor work and you are just rocking it so hard! I'm glad you are updating your resume, it gives me a sense of peace when I have that done, like a backup plan, in writing, right in my comptuer :)

  4. 101 uninterrupted pushups is amazing! Good for you. :)

  5. It is hard to interpret where we are when we compare ourselves to others. Even in your case when you are doing it to ease up a bit on the negativity. Don't invalidate your feelings because your situation does not seem as dire on paper compared to someone else. Personally I think the sleep disruption can make someone with the best life miserable. Good luck with the work situation and getting back to being rested.

  6. Job stress is the worst...I try to keep the mantra that it is only a job, it is only job...but if you love what you do it is hard to distance yourself from the stress. Hang in there. We will all be here for when you ned us to cheer you on!