Friday, November 20, 2009

money woahs! I'm negative again! I got paid on Friday, then paid for my car, cell, two credit cards, gym, gas, and I even got groceries! I figured I had at least 100 left in my bank account and that Sunday night I told myself to just put my card by Katbank so I don't try and use it extracurricularily. Next Morning I check online, -28!
Woah. Good thing I pulled cash out when I got groceries for gas next week.
Good news is, that was my last check affected by a furlough for this year. I'm praying as hard as I can that we don't have them for next year. Pleeeeeease employer gods, please!

I went to the gym on Sunday, and did cardio for half an hour and then worked my legs out. To balance out the pain I would be inflicting my unsuspecting lack of leg muscle, I lifted with my biceps and triceps as well the next day in our office gym.
As it stands.... with my arms, I'm comfortable with 8 lbs. Yeah, a whopping 8 pounds. But this is good, hopefully I'll be able to make significant progress by a year from now. This also will help me formulate future goals for 2010.
Yesterday I noticed doing the same eliptical preset program wasn't as difficult as it was on Sunday, and I attribute that to the grueling leg presses Jamie had me do. So soon i should be able to keep a faster pace for more intervals.
I must say...I am enjoying the sudden increase of energy I have. I don't expect any visual improvements any time soon, that'd be niaeve, but I am already feeling like a better person! Yay!
I haven't been to a craft night in two weeks and this is putting a damper on my social life, as I miss my ladies. I see them so rarely!

This week I've been primarily eating granola in yogurt, sandwiches, cranberry juice, and protein bars. Yesterday I messed up and had a toasted cheese on white bread, with potato chips, AND ferero rocher hazelnut ball. Oy. I don't know what I was thinking- but I went to the gym last night no questions asked and burned 300 calories.

In other money related goodness, you have probably heard that the credit market is in for some drastic restrictions(FINALLY), but until then, they are trying to squeeze you for every penny they can until then. It's gangbusters! I read this blog post by who I use for managing my money. It gives me hope but at the same time, I still feel slighted. I hope none of you are being affected by their devious scams.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Let's get physical!

Today I worked out with Jamie. I did half an hour on elipticals burning about 280 calories, not including warm up.
Then he helped me work on my calves, hamstrings and quads with various weight contraptions.
I went with him whenever I last posted, but didn't get to swim. I had done 20 mins on eliptical, lifted with my arm muscles(was sore for 4 days), and then did another 15 on elipticals. All in all good times. I hope to go to the big gym with the pool soon!
I purchased my gym membership, adding onto Jamie's membership, doesn't mean much, it's still the same price regardless. 30/month, so I can afford to budget that in.
I had a good weekend. I took Kingston out for a couple walks, sold merch at the Friday Mile concert, and chilled with Lauren. Saturday I was inducted into the Southwest Seattle Historical Society!

Now I need to get my butt in gear during lunch!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Progressive progress progressing

Money issues are pretty much the same. Though I seem to be able to get a bit of cash from each paycheck in my pocket, which inevitably creates change babies that squirm around in my pockets. Kat Bank has been fed recently, and probably has almost 10 dollars in ones or coins collected so far. That's exciting and I haven't even considered pilfering anything from it! I actually look forward to physically dropping money off in there. Please remember that I absolutely hate change. I usually throw pennies away and sometimes nickels. I just don't like it. So this is some sort of progress in my mentality.

Community outreach: This has been in the works for a bit now 
First off here's the blog posting that I am referring to. I've been looking for something comparable to my experience docenting at the Stansbury House in Chico. The Loghouse Museum appeal seems to be relatively close, though the execution is distinctly different. The Stansbury house IS the museum. You go inside, and it's as if you have intruded the daily life of a family still living in the Victorian days. The Loghouse Museum is a venue for displays, videos, and a gift shop. None the less the exterior is fascinating!
Anyways, I responded to the inquiry(said blog posting), and I got a phone call from Joey. I met her yesterday, and was shown about the house. She is excited for me to be on the board because they need new people, and preferably younger people. So I've agreed to join, and I will be at their annual meeting to be voted in.
I already have some ideas for them, I just need to focus my specific participation and what I hope to gain from this experience. I'm excited yet a bit apprehensive! This is definitely some progress, if not an achievement of my desired goal for this year. I feel proud potentially, but I want to see how it pans out.

Fitness: I'm going to workout (meaning SWIM!) with Jamie tonight, and I couldn't be more excited! 

I went to California this past weekend for my cousin's wedding. I brought Jamie with to meet my family. It was successful and tiring as well. My extended family I haven't seen since Thanksgiving in 2004 all noticed the changes in me, besides growing up from 19 to 24, my skin is fantastic, my hair is long(er) and blond(er), and I look happy(er). I felt happy with myself, and I attribute that success to my awareness of progression through life since Daniel's death.

Kat: i'm writing basically the most epic blog right now
it fills me with the biggest sense of pride that i've cultivated on my own behalf
Rick: rad!
Kat: i don't really know if the contents [adequately] exhibit that
my mental chest swells