So yeah, I did it again. I fell off the face of the earth after my 100th post, but I promise I have a good excuse. Life did another loop-de-loop on Meagan's Roller Coaster of Life. Right after my last post I found out that my job threw a wrench in the plans. Right before I was to get health insurance and other benefits, they cut me from full-time 40 hours to part-time 20 hours. I knew it was a possibility to have my hours cut, but I never imagined it would be this much. I was shocked, didn't know what to do. I called my parents and they both told me that it would be fine, God has a plan.
Since then, I've put in my two weeks notice and accepted an position at......duh duh duh.....MAC Cosmetics! I am so excited. I worked there for about two and a half years when I lived in KY and I'm so excited to be back. My first day is the 18th of this month and I couldn't be happier. I am definitely upset about leaving my lovies at my current job, but they understand my situation and made me promise to come back and visit!! So life is getting back in order :)
On to some other news. My birthday is a month from Wednesday...November 14th. Yes, I am born exactly 9 months after Valentine's day....do the math! I am visiting my mom and dad the week before my birthday, and I don't know why, but I felt like it was a good time to try and start up my "healthy living" again. I am currently taking human nutrition and let me tell you, its much easier to eat the right foods when you know exactly how the bad foods harm your body. So now that I'm eating healthier than before, I figured I could pick up my exercise routine as well. I am going to be doing a little something similar to Amanda at 20 Times a Lady...Spilling It. She started Jillian Michael's Shred video and is documenting on her blog and I really liked how she did it. I am going to be doing something close to that, but I am not just sticking strictly to the JM video. I'll be talking about all my exercise and how it's changing my body. I'm going to take photos, before and after, and measurements....and if...I mean WHEN I make it to my 30 days I will do a new post of my results. So be sure to read back to this post and check up on my progress :)
I started my day off with a bowl of cereal and a weigh-in. Not as terrible as it has been, but not exactly where I would like the needle to point. I'm not too worried about losing weight, I just want to be less jiggly and have a low-fat muffin top instead of a extra large, extra goodness added muffin top. I did the first day of the JM Shred video. I love the video, due to the fact that its only 20 minutes. 20 minutes is definitely enough to spend with this crazy workout woman!! I did today without weights because I don't have any. I'm going to look around the house for something to use instead of buying. Here's to day 1!!
I woke up this morning with a killer headache all along the right side of my head and down into my shoulder. I hate hate hate when this happens and I usually end up spending my day in bed with a washcloth over my eyes and out of commission, but today I wasn't going to let this conquer me. I got up and ate a bowl of cheerios and took some medicine. Hopped back in bed for about 45 minutes to let the meds kick in and then it was work out time. The endorphins seemed to help because I feel great now. I am definitely a little sore, but the workout help that. I did a warm up from a class I used to teach called Pure Barre. I love love love that workout, but there aren't any studios down here that offer the class. I'll do a post on that technique another day. After that warm-up, I did the Shred and had to make myself finish. My head just wasn't in the game today, but I finished and I feel fab!! Now on to lunch, shower, and to class!
Today was a crazy day. I had so much to do and I was so extremely sore that I couldn't work out. I could barely walk!! I had an orientation and could barely make it from my car to the meeting room. J helped work out some of the soreness and a hot shower worked wonders.
Today was a new day! I finally got a full nights sleep and it was amazing!! I haven't slept a full night in so long. I got up this morning and was ready for my workout. My body feels much better today, but in a weird way I like the soreness. Makes me feel like I'm doing something right. Excited about tomorrow....Halfway through my first level of the Shred.....I'm just ready to see results in my body!!!