I've joined a gym. The St. Charles Ave. Athletic Club, in fact. A friend of mine and her husband go there, and for the past month I've been going 4 times a week for about 30 - 45 minutes. Once I get a license and a scooter, I'd like to go for at least an hour, but for now, I have a bus to catch home. More and more often I'm frustrated with the limitations to my access to transportation. Even if I had a bike, I wouldn't want to ride it from the gym home, not with the drivers in the city. I'm kind of afraid to weigh myself - I don't think that I've lost any weight, and my goal was 5 pounds per month until I'm down to 125lbs, which makes more sense for my small frame. I'm eating healthier than I ever have, except for my weakness for sugar and chocolate. I have some sort of chocolate snack at least once a day, and even though it's not processed junk, I'm thinking that I'd do better to limit things like that to once a week and substitute my chocolate pastry cravings for something better, like an ounce of semi-sweet chocolate, which I recently discovered that I like better than milk chocolate.
|It's those eyes...|
I'm not an AmeriCorps member any more. I wasn't aware that I wasn't eligible for the education award this year - remaining with them would have meant loosing 1/3 of what isn't actually considered "income". So I'm now a full on employee of PNOLA, which works out better for me. I have a great health care plan now, and can afford the aforementioned treatment for the depression that's plagued me for so long. I think 2011 is going to be the year that my life improves drastically, and I start achieving goals left and right. It's been a slow build since 2007 - things are much better then they were then, or even just last year - but I can see things improving exponentially over the next year. I can't wait.