It has been almost a week since my last post. This working full-time thing is really putting a damper on my blogging. Hmmmmfp!!! Here is a brief overview of the last week.
Yesterday a tornado hit South Minneapolis. I work in that area and everyone in our building was sent to the evacuation area....we were instructed to go after it came and went. Lucky for us it did not hit our building. When I heard about what area was hit, I got a little worried because my children's daycare provider is right in that vicinity. I called and everyone was fine, no damage, and in fact they didn't know there was a storm.
I left work to pick up the kiddos and entered a war zone. Trees were down EVERYWHERE and the streets were flooded on parts of my route! It took me well over an hour to go 4 miles to pick up the kids. I was amazed because two blocks away from my day care providers house, there was nothing but chaos but her block was fine. You honestly would not have known a tornado just ripped through the neighborhood.
Today marks the eighth time going to the gym which fulfills my health rewards requirement for the month. It was an easy way to earn $20 and it was a painless way to get out of the office for an hour at lunch. Plus it is GREAT entertainment watching young college dudes show off to try and pick up chicks at the gym. I go just to watch this young fella kiss his muscles and admire himself in the mirror. It is better than any soap opera. ha!
You may recall from a prior post that I chose to participate in a research study about work/family balance. I have to do two things, wear a pedometer for seven consecutive day and then follow up with an interview. This is to be repeated 4 times. I had my first interview and wore my pedometer for 7 days. I was surprised to learn that I walk well over ten thousand steps in an average day without doing anything out of the ordinary. Makes me wonder why I am fat???!!! The interview was little over an hour and I was rewarded with a Target gift card.
I am down another 1.4lbs. Woo Hoo! I am inching closer to the weight I started the program at last year. What can I say...I am an overachiever.
That pretty much sums up the week. Tomorow back to the grind and counting down the minutes until the weekend!