Things have been trucking along around here. I joined Summer's Lenten Challenge which means I have to T-Tapp on a regular basis and give up one food for 7 weeks, starting last Wednesday. I chose to give up sodas, a major factor in my weight gain AND my insomnia (due to caffeine). I made it through a 4 day Boot Camp, and now I'm doing every other day rotating several T-Tapp workouts. I feel great and I've already lost 4 inches.
My main concern is now to keep this up. I tend to go in cycles with these things: I'll do great for a while, then all of a sudden I lose my willpower and go back to my slovenly ways. I really need to try and figure out why I do that, and stop it!
I attribute my success in giving up sodas to my discovery of fruit flavored teas. I have tried several kinds, and I like all of them. I especially like:
- Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry
- Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion
- Bigelow Tasty Tangerine Herb Tea
- Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz Herb Tea
- Celestial Seasonings Tangerine Orange Zinger
I have a few others that I haven't tried yet, but overall my impression of fruit flavored teas is, "Where have they been all my life?" They are sweet, light and tasty, but need no sweeteners and taste really good iced. I am in heaven!
My only current challenge with the T-Tapp (besides the ongoing battle to get stronger and maintain correct form) is getting the Moosh off my back while I exercise. T-Tapp requires rapt attention, and the Moosh hates it when I am 100% focused on something other than him. He says he wants to exercise, too, so I'll move over and give him room, but really what he wants is my attention. I think he really does want to exercise, so I ordered a kids' yoga DVD that I can do with him before I do my exercise. That way he won't feel left out and hopefully I can get my T-Tapp done.
I got my yearly bonus from work, so for once I am flush with cash. I'm planning to overhaul the landscaping in the front yard. I've already ordered a bunch of seeds from the Park Seed company. Growing the flowers from seed takes a little longer but is so much cheaper than buying already cultivated plants, I just had to go that route.
The family is going to be my landscaping crew during their spring break. Suckers!
R is currently not speaking to me because I didn't drive him to the airport on Monday. He was being an asshole, it was 4:30 in the morning, and I had just about had it with his crap. So I told him he could find his own ride to the airport. I don't usually call him on his BS, so I'm actually pretty proud of myself for standing up to him, and him not talking to me is honestly not that much of a loss.