Day 5 – Workspace Upgrade

Hello again!  I totally missed writing yesterday.  I fell asleep watching TV with the hubby and then was too tired to write.  I didn’t get my 7,000 steps but I am doing better with drinking lots of water.  I didn’t do my online workouts either.  I need to start getting up early and exercising before the rest of the family gets up.  One of the reasons I wanted a Bellicon in the first place was because it is so quiet.  I’ll try to get up early and bounce a couple of days next week and see how it goes.   Maybe if I can get my bounces in during the morning and do the workouts in the evening I’ll start to get in the rhythm of things.

Even though I didn’t post anything yesterday, I did work on the blog a bit and added a side menu with a calendar of my posts (all 4 of them after this one), an easy link to follow the blog, and some of my Goodreads stuff.  I’m still working on it to get it how I like it, but it’s shaping up nicely.   When I tried to view the site on my laptop at home though, the side bar wouldn’t fit because the page was too small.  It really was difficult working on such a small screen when my day to day at work is with two 24″ monitors.   So, I decided I needed an upgrade at home.  I searched around a bit and found at 31.5″ Dell LED monitor at Staples on sale for $139.99.  I couldn’t resist.  So it took a bit of moving things around but it’s totally worth it.   I love the screen.  And, as a bonus the screen will work great as a way to view my online workout videos for the both the online training and the Bellicon Home videos.

What do you think?

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New Year, New Me

Happy New Year!  Today is the day that thousands of people across the globe will set new goals for a healthier, happier new year … and I am jumping on the bandwagon.  I’ve been trying to get healthy for a while and get my life a little more organized but life always seems to get in the way.   Looking back, trying to start Weight Watchers in October with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming up was not my best decision ever.  Oh well, today is a not only a new day, it’s the beginning of a New Year.

My big picture goals for 2019:

  • Lose Weight (50 lbs minimum)
  • Get Fit (complete a 5K)
  • Read & Write more (do both everyday, even if it’s only a little)
  • Clean and organize more (goal 1: clean out bedroom closet)

Phew!  That’s enough for now.  Just typing all of that makes me tired,  LOL

Since one of my goals is to read and write more I hope to make these blog posts a regular thing.  I don’t want to commit to writing here daily because I’d just be setting myself up for failure, but I would like to post at least three times a week.  I can use these posts to update you on my progress (and inevitable setbacks) and in that way I’m almost my own personal accountability coach.  You’ll have to keep me on my toes.  If you don’t hear from me for a week, drop me a comment to let me know you’re here and missing me.

For Christmas, my wonderful husband got me a writing desk for the bedroom.  It was on my Amazon wish list.  I wanted a desk that can double as a vanity table for the mornings when I want to wear makeup (which is starting to be more often as I get older).  I’ve been having so much fun setting it up.  First I had to clean up the space, which had an old entertainment center piled up with stuff.  We went to Big Lots and bought 6 cube storage shelf that I’ve setup in front of the bed instead of in the corner.  I’ve moved the TV to there for now, but will probably mount it to the wall above the shelf later.   I’ll post of pic of that in a different post.  Right now it’s still a work in progress.

This was the before pic of the area where I wanted to put the desk.   What a mess!

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And the finished product!

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I bought a new chair, a lamp, and a makeup mirror to personalize the area.  I love it!   It’s where I’m sitting now to type this.  Alright, well that’s enough for tonight.   Here’s to a new day and a new beginning tomorrow.

Baby step goals for the day:

  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water
  • Walk at least 7,000 steps

What are your big picture goals for the new year?   What about baby steps?