One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Hey There!

  How’s this Tuesday treating you?  Mine has been pretty good so far, but anxiety is starting to set in.  Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned I’d be covering for a coworker while she’s in Italy for 2 weeks?  Well, the time has come my friends.  She leaves tomorrow afternoon and will return on the 30th.

It isn’t that I mind the extra work.  In fact, not one bit.  It’s more that I’m nervous about making a mistake.  You know, me and that perfectionist tendency of mine. 😉  The past 2 days coworkers have commented about my facial expression here.  They’re asking if I’m ok. Haha.  I don’t mean to wear my feelings on my face.  Usually, I’m able to pretty easily hide fear/sadness/anger with a smile.  I guess I’m really letting this get to me and I have to stop.  I know that I’m capable and I would never knowingly let something fall through the cracks.  I’m going to take it one step at a time and after the two weeks are over with I’ll have even more skills to add to my ever-growing resume.

Now that I got the worry off of my shoulders let’s take a look at some positive things.  Rob and I are really in cleaning mode.  We tackled a few more tasks last night, which ended with more closet space for yours truly.  Believe me, I need it!  I had winter jackets taking up an entire corner of the guest room.  Now, they’re all neatly hung and out of the way.  I can’t tell you how much better that makes me feel.

I started, Catching Fire, the 2nd book in the Hunger Games trilogy last night. 

From the first sentence, I fell right back into the pace of Suzanne Collins’ writing style and immersed myself back into the life of Katniss Everdeen.  I only tore myself away from my kindle when it was time for lights out.

Only two short (I hope) hours to go and I’ll be on my way home.  It’s my boss’ birthday tomorrow and I’m hoping to whip up some cupcakes to bring in for him.  I also need to get decent sleep since I have my first full training session tomorrow.  I’m excited!  🙂

I sent my trainer a food log for the past few days and also went more into depth with my eating/weight history.  I’m trying to determine if I will buy a pack of sessions with him and that will all depend on how much effort he puts into me.  I don’t want a one size fits all program.  I want one specific to my own needs and from what I learned last Friday it seems like that’s exactly what I’m going to get.

I didn’t speak about this on the blog, but recently I tried to go the online training route. Even though I explained the issues that I had/have they didn’t want to budge with their system.  I knew the program would only result in binge issues down the road.  In fact, I did have a major problem one weekend when Rob was away and I told myself “NO MORE”.  My health is more important to me than trying to live with a certain program just because others are and I am no longer going to subject myself to things that I know aren’t the right fit.  I beat myself up for not being as strong-willed as I would have liked, but then I allowed myself to move on.  No one program is right for everyone.  I’ve tried this program a number of times (I’m very persistent)and it ends up horribly for me each time.  So, I’m finally listening to my inner voice and finding what WILL work for me. 

We are each unique. Never belittle yourself for not being able to do something the way another person is able to.  One size doesn’t fit all.  Find what works for YOU!

That’s all folks!  Time to get back to my work.

  • Do you have any fabulous cupcake recipes to share?  I’m trying to decide what to make for my boss.
  • Have you ever found yourself in a situation where something that seemed to work for others didn’t work for you?  What route did you end up taking to reach your goal?

I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

Kim

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An All Around Good Weekend

Hi Guys!

  I didn’t want the afternoon to get away from me without posting a lil somethin’ somethin’ for you to read.  Don’t want’cha worrying if I made it through the weekend alive.  After last weekend with my kiteboarding antics, you never know if I might have been blown away, never to be seen or heard from again. 😉

Rob and I woke up early on Saturday with a mission to hit the mall.  We both needed some essentials.    

A new pair of sneakers was in order for me.  I’m pretty sure the pic below is what I ended up getting.  I’ll double-check when I get home tonight. 

Makeup was also a must.

It felt like we were walking around the mall forever.  The nice thing was that we got there just as it opened and we didn’t have to battle the crowds until we were making our way out.

We made a pit stop for some grub on our way home.  By the time we walked in the door we were both pooped.  Shopping takes a lot out of us old folks, ya know?  We both parked our butts on the couch for about an hour.  I almost fell asleep, but knew that I had to start cleaning the house.  I pulled myself up and got scrubbing.

We had set plans Saturday night to meet a friend of Rob’s and his wife out for dinner.  Sunday was also supposed to be filled with friends.  The group of friends we would be seeing on Sunday were supposed to be congregating at our house; therefore, you know the reason for my compulsion to get up and start cleaning.

I did as much as I could before it was time to get ready and meet up for dinner.  Saturday’s dinner at Honu was wonderful.  Rob and I got there a little early and decided to take a stroll through town.  We then hit the restaurant’s bar for a pre-dinner drink and got a lil silly while waiting for the other couple.  I briefly met Rob’s friend last summer, but had never met his friend’s wife.  We ended up hitting it off and the conversation spilled over into an after dinner walk through town.  I LOVE nights like that! 

Sunday plans were cancelled because of the rain.  I gladly stayed curled up under the covers for longer than usual while finishing my book of the month (The Hunger Games). I couldn’t put this book down!

Then, I made my way to the grocery store, put everything away and joined Rob in a battle against the house.  Well, maybe not the house but the clutter filling the house.  Between the two of us we made a large dent and filled about 5 garbage bags with clothes to be donated to Good Will.  We both felt accomplished and like the house is finally coming into some sort of order after my moving in.  We’re getting there….

The remainder of Sunday was filled with grabbing a quick dinner, phone calls with family, and cuddling up to watch True Blood & Entourage.  After Entourage it was lights out for us.  We both were determined to make it to the gym this morning before work.  I’m happy to report that we both checked the “to do” off our list. 

I have to say, it was an all around good weekend. 🙂 Our schedule might not have gone exactly as planned, but we used our time wisely and accomplished a lot.

Now, I’m just plugging away until the 5 PM whistle.  Can’t wait to go home!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday is as great as a Monday can be. 🙂

Kim

Busy Bees

Hi Friends!

Are you breathing easy that it’s finally the weekend?  I’m definitely ecstatic, but I wouldn’t say “breathing easy”.  Do you believe I’m still sick?  I’m definitely MUCH better than I was during the week, but I’m still congested and having trouble breathing, at times.  The cold seems to have settled in my chest, but I’m not going to let it spoil my fun this weekend.

Rob and I have been busy bees all day.  We’re heading out for dinner with two other couples tonight to celebrate Rob’s birthday.  The guys are some of Rob’s closest friends, but usually we see them in two different circles.  I know he’s really looking forward to tonight and I am as well.  Not only do I enjoy seeing the other couples, but it makes me happier when I see Rob happy.

The weather today couldn’t have been more beautiful.  We made reservations to eat outside, overlooking the water.  Later on, we’ll all hop on the boat for a relaxing ride.  The guys will enjoy some cigars during the ride and I’m thinking mixed drinks or iced coffee for the girls.  🙂

To get ready for all the fun tonight, Rob and I wanted to whip the house and toys (as he likes to call them) into shape.

I spent the time windexing, rearraning our kitchen cabinets and the fridge, finishing laundry, vacuuming, going on paper patrol (How does it pile up so quickly? Always!), cleaning bathrooms and tidying the entertaining area.

Rob was in charge of the “toys”.  He had to clean the boat so we can take it out later on.

Since he was out there, he also tackled the Jet Ski, which has been giving him some trouble lately.  Washing the car was another check off of his “to do” list.

About an hour ago I decided it was time to call it quits.  I headed outside to work on my tan (need to fade some of the lines for the shirt I’m wearing tonight) and get in an easy read.

Kim F. Reading About Kim K.

Now, it’s time to hit the shower and get ready for all of the fun.  I can’t wait!

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Kim