Saturday, May 06, 2017

Not Dead :)

I can't believe the last time I posted was January. Le's not like I have wanted to post. I've written drafts and then life gets in the way,  and then I felt it was no longer relevant so I didn't post. Fast forward and it's already May. I remember my Dad used to say that time goes faster as you get older and I think he was on to something.

Well what have I been up to? There were some RunDisney runs in January and I now don't go back till November for the Super Hero Weekend. I signed up for my 3rd and last attempt at the Dopey Challenge in 2018. Now my focus is rebuilding my base to get ready for those training plans.

For the past few months I've gotten my geek on. As you may or may not know I am a massive Star Wars fan so I've been embracing that side in a major way.

 To encourage myself to pack lunch I got a Star Wars lunch bag and I love it. Goal this week is to back everyday.

 I went to my first Star Wars Celebration in Orlando in April

 Before I left I got this to encourage myself to drink water and I like it so much I got one for home. It flashes if you haven't picked up your water bottle in 30 minutes. I'm averaging 9 cups of water a day while at work.

 I slept on the floor of a convention centre for two nights in row while at Star Wars Celebration (with thousands of other people) to secure wristbands to the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars panel and the Last Jedi panel. By slept I mean power napped but my friend and I made some great friends and totally know what to do for next celebration.

 So we got to the convention centre and lined up to be in by 8pm, wristbands were handed out at 6am and then you moved to another line to actually get in the room and the panel didn't start till 11am. I spent a lot of time in line. But weirdly enough had 125,573 steps that week with spending an incredible amount of hours sleeping/ sitting on a convention room floor.

 Found my spirit animal at the Cosplay Championships. Yup they hand applied a whack of crystals on to this Stormtrooper armor.

 Finally secured the Death Star tree topper and the Star Wars Celebration expo.
 Came home with the flu starting with the flight home. Felt like death, and sounded like a 40 year smoker. It's been 3 weeks and while I still have a stubborn cough, I do sound like myself and no longer get looks of concern.
 Feeling way better and embracing May the 4th, no I did not wear the ears all day. Though I rocked my bedazzled lightsaber shirt and had the whole department saying "May the 4th be with you"
 Embracing another Star Wars accessory to fit my lunch bag and daily essentials
 Got home and replaced my plethora of RunDisney stickers on my Escape to focus on the light and dark side of the force

Didn't go to a WW meeting for a month as I was away and then trying to get rid of the flu. I did go back today though and am 100 percent recommitting myself to my goal of getting to goal. I'm off to a good start today so now it's keep the momentum going.

My goals for the week:
Track everything every day
Keep it up with the water intake
Return to the gym

This week I started walking to and from the train station with is about 15 to 20 min each way to get the lungs used to exercise again.

My goal is to also get bet back to blogging weekly.
So looking forward to catching up with all of you and getting back to my goals.