I am looking forward to Omegacon in a big way. The relaxing part is very significant considering the rather high stress level that I've been under for the past... several months. Destressing in the warm-tub will be mucho good. I even reserved a hotel room, though the roommate situation is still a bit up in the air.
I seem to have hit a plateau in my workout. I'm slowly inching up in the caloric burn, and I'm going to see if I can hit 375 every day this week. But my body shape changes have slowed down now to the point where I'm not seeing any change. I'm noticeably different than I was, but I still have the belly-and-ass thing happening that I really hate. It's frustrating, because I want results NOW, and it's taking time.
Then again, I've really only been at it for something like 3-1/2 months.
Yesterday I did the walk to the grocery store, and the walk *to* the store went exceptionally well. I was less fatigued and had more energy and less pain than usual. I did stop to stretch a couple of times, which seemed to help my lower back.
But I kind of overbought on fruit. I got peaches, pears, nectarines, plums, oranges, and bananas-- about 30 lbs. of fruit. And it really made a difference on the walk back. I ended up having to stop halfway through and rest because my arms were so fatigued they were shaking.
But at least my trip to the store wasn't fruitless.
Went to Hot Topic yesterday, and ended up picking up a Flogging Molly CD. Happy, happy. The storemistress was excited that I was getting some cool music.
One of my goals is to be able to buy clothes that fit at Hot Topic. After looking at their selection yesterday, I have a long way to go. They seemed to have a lot of clothes designed to fit 12-year-olds. Like small. It may just be this store, because I know that there are larger selections at some of the HT stores in the 'cities.
HT's style is more goth/punk/industrial. It is perhaps a bit more outrageous than I find myself, but I do want to incorporate a more edgy style than I have adopted in the past. And I am attracted to goth. Not the drama, but the style. Just small elements-- I don't plan on walking around in velvet smoking jackets and ruffled collars-- but a sense of style where perhaps there wasn't one before. I mean, the closest thing I've had to a style in the past has pretty much been Shlub.
But I also want to be able to pull off style without looking ridiculous.
So far every morning this week I have woken up at 4:33 AM. I blame 433.
I actually slept through my alarm this morning. I woke up at 7:30 with the radio blaring as it had been for the past 40 minutes. So I ended up a little late for work, which is not a huge deal at this point in time, because I'm ahead of the game and actually making significant inroads into global design issues. But right now my stomach feels like eels, and I wonder if I'm getting a little bit sick. Since I've started the exercise program, I haven't been really sick other than some hay fever things, at least nothing that I felt I needed to stay home for.
Going in for an eye exam today, with the intent of getting new glasses. I might pick up some more CDs at Hot Topic too, since it's right next door. I think maybe I'll go industrial this time.