It’s Tuesday. And tomorrow is Wednesday. And the weekdays off are now my “weekend off” from work. I am now working weekends. That’s a hard pill to swallow! Time will be of the essence on these two days off but more than that, I have to get used to my new life schedule. Ahhhhh! The schedule of retail.
My weekday new “weekend” look! It’s fun!
Oh, I’m not complaining at all. I mean—after a year-and-a-half (with the exception of the temp position back in October) of lazing idle and searching in vain for employment, this new schedule is actually a good thing (I will keep telling myself this—especially during the summer months). I just have to work at being a bit more organized.
And speaking of organized, I went back to Five Below to purchase another one of those hanging jewelry organizers. There was still a good amount of lip and eye products to be placed in a more organized manner. Look what I did! I even purchased an over-the-door rack to hang both cosmetic holders. I’m so happy–so’s my makeup!
Phase II of my cosmetics organizing! This one is for lip and eye products!
Anyway, my feet and nails were treated to a well-needed mani-pedi earlier this morning. I’m so used to sitting on my ass in front of the computer that standing on my feet for more than five hours at a time was a bit surprising. I wore an old pair of J. Crew ballet flats yesterday and when I got home, my feet were barking.
The result of my mani-pedi. Bonaparte got me in the habit of red nails. It’s timeless and classic and always looks great!
I created the retail workout, however. I took a Swiffer duster from behind the counter and dusted every display in the department. That meant bending, stretching, lunging, and walking at a brisk pace. I also got my share of more bending and stretching when I cleaned the glass counters. I’m digging this new exercise program.
My new exercise theme song. “Bend and Stretch”–from Romper Room. Should I sing this while I’m at work?
Back to today. Listen. The gluten-free way of eating isn’t working for me. I’m very upset about this because since January, I have lost a grand total of 7 1/2 pounds. That’s just a little too slow for my personal happy place of weight loss. Perhaps it could be due to my love of aperitifs that the weight loss was too slow—or all the Easter candy I shoved into my mouth……
Now I’m trying something else. I ordered the 21 Day Fix plan.
Trust me–if I wanted to look like HER, I would have to take the 21-YEAR fix program–and plastic surgery on every part of my body!
I sort of ordered “21 Day Fix” plan lite. The pared-down version if you will. This plan has another version where you spend a lot of money for a special healthy shake powder. If you do purchase this shake plan, you will spend over a hundred dollars. There is no way I am shelling out over a hundred bucks for healthy shake powder. I’ll make my own shakes. Today’s “lunch” was a delicious shake of leftover salad greens, half a tomato, a banana, and almond milk. I call it the “Garbage Shake” because if I didn’t throw all that stuff into the blender, it would have started to rot and then it would have been garbage.
Can you guess what this is? It’s my “Garbage Shake” at the bottom of the glass–and I finished it. There’s bits of tomato in it, and spinach, and radicchio and hearts of palm and almond milk and a banana. I’ve tasted better…
Anyway, the basic premise of this 21 Day Fix plan is exercise and little portion-control plastic containers. I’m pretty sure it’s called 21 Day Fix because it takes 21 days to figure how this program actually works!
I received two CD’s containing the 21 day exercises. Both CD’s are in the cardboard pockets. My exercise today was unwrapping the plastic covering and taking the CD’s out to photograph them. I’ll do my first set of exercise tomorrow………if I remember.
I got a great workout from taking the wrapping off of these CDs. I’m tired now.
Also in this kit were 7 plastic containers. These containers are used to “measure” the daily intake of food. Each color container represents one item on the food chain.
My little containers. And believe ME, these containers ARE little!
While reading the Eating Plan booklet that also came in the kit, I had a good laugh. Claims of “I can eat all that?” are printed to make you think that you are eating a ton of food each day. Guess what? You’re not. But—at this point, I need some structure and boundaries.
And that’s what I did this afternoon. After the mani-pedi I drove off to Wegmans to buy some groceries and I came home, measured out my food for the next few days and crossed my fingers that this will work.
Luckily, I’m at the LOW end of caloric intake. Why am I saying “luckily”? That means I’m eating less than those who weigh more than me!
This is an entire day’s worth of carbs. A half of a sweet potato.
I get more fruit. Two servings this big…
Three helpings of veg..and the biggie. Four helpings of protein. About a cupful!
I’m going to spend the rest of the day reading more about this 21-Day Fix—as far as portion control goes, I think it’s very good. But with that also comes a good helping of willpower. Let’s see if I can muster up some power of the will!
I don’t know why she’s smiling. It cannot be over the small amount of food allowed each day. I think she’s smiling because she’s making millions off fat slobs like me!
If it were not so cold outside, I would take Chippy out for a nice long walk. However, Spring has decided to go back into her cave to hibernate and the weather is still freezing!
Have a great rest-of-the-day. I’ll be back tomorrow to talk hair! Yes. HAIR! I’m on another rant!
An appropriate song for today. The Kinks. Skin and Bone! XOXOXOXO!