Well, we have been here for about two months and I think we are finally, finally settled in. All the boxes are unpacked, the plants are happy, the fish seem happy…there are even pictures on the wall! Let’s take a tour!
Work has been really good. I am loving my staff and the work we are doing. I have been so impressed with the professionalism of my staff and Sara nailed it when she said I would love to supervise grads and new professionals. I pulled my theory book off my shelf during a one on one yesterday. I haven’t done that EVER, which makes me ridiculously excited. Who’s the nerdy kid who is excited about applying to PhD programs? This girl!
I have also been working hard on my fitness. I signed up for a ballet class that I am taking every Sunday. I thought I would have a hard time remembering things, but it has been pretty easy to go back into the flow of barre work. Unfortunately, an extra 50 pounds since the last time I did barre work makes it a little less comfortable. 5th position? Harder to do with bigger thighs.
I met with my personal trainer on Wednesday and she gave me a strength workout to do that will supplement my Red Brick Run 5K training and ballet class.
The bottom of that core list is planks and side planks, which I freakin’ hate. It was hard, but it felt damn good to do yesterday. Right now I am only doing one circuit of it, but I’m hoping to start to fit in 2-3 circuits as it gets easier.
I have also been rocking MyFitnessPal…something feels very different about this tracking. I don’t know if it is because I upped my calories from 1200 to 1400 so I don’t feel like I’m starving or I have just been really conscious of my food, or what, but it feels easy. I know we are going out tonight and I am probably going to eat something heavier and have a beer, but I also feel like I am really balanced about it. My journey isn’t going to be completely thrown off by fries tonight. Will I work a little bit harder in ballet tomorrow? Probably…but the extra calories tonight are not going to make me gain 5 pounds tomorrow. And to end, a workout selfie from last week: