Gainingorlosing's Blog

April 14, 2013, 1:24 am
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So Wednesday night I got sick, it could have been food poisoning or a noro virus I don’t know but it was bad. Today was the first day I could eat somewhat normal, though the food was bland and reduced portions. I also got my period Friday morning, just so I could have all the unpleasantness at once. This evening I am feeling a lot better, and I think I will actually be able to leave the house tomorrow.
My days have all blended together, but I now I have completed the first three days of the 30 day squat challenge:

Day 1 50 squats
Day 2 55 squats
Day 3 60 squats

So far the squat challenge hasn’t felt challenging, but it is a way to squeeze in a little more resistance training. Plus I am fully aware once I am doing 200 squats a day there will be a burn.
Tomorrow I plan on going to the gym in the morning, with the intention of being kind to my body after my recent bought of illness.

What do you do to recover from an illness?
Personally I drink all the fluids I can handle, water, ginger ale, Gatorade, tea, and hot water with honey and lemon when I have a cold.

Thankfully I have kitties to keep me company when I’m not feeling well.


30 Day squat challenge
April 10, 2013, 3:10 am
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Okay, so the 30 day squat challenge has been going around the Internet quite a bit lately, and since I am not afraid of squats or a good challenge, I decided to start it. The first day requires 50 squats, no problem, but by day 30 I have to complete 250! In case you are interested, here is the challenge information:

Creating a new résumé, among other things…
April 10, 2013, 2:14 am
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So, I know I haven’t posted in a while because I have been distracted with other things, mainly my career.

I have been keeping up with NROLFW, yoga, and my cardio. Honestly my diet has been crap, and I need to refocus on it.

Back to my career. I have started volunteering at a local youth centre. Next week, I start volunteering at a local elementary school. Also, in the coming months, I am going to facilitate some workshops as a volunteer. I plan on sharing with you how the workshops go.

I saw an employment specialist last week, and she torn my résumé and cover letter apart. I was shocked, both my résumé and cover letter had been edited by a staff member from the Lakehead University student success centre, and a friend who is a grammar Nazi (she admits to being one). So, I have been working on making my résumé and cover letter stand out.

I have also signed up for a portfolio workshop, and French language training. So, my days and evenings are starting to look a little more complete, I just need a job and some friends to round it all out. I’m hoping I will make friends in my new local area with all of my new activities. br />
Here is photo of my snack today.

Under-employed Monday
April 2, 2013, 1:39 am
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Well, this was a particularly lazy Monday, my boyfriend was off from work, and I decided to enjoy the day with him. We went out for breakfast, and took a walk around downtown Trenton before coming home to relax. This afternoon while I was reading I came across this interesting article

Of course, as a job seeker it makes me think if I am doing everything I can to find meaningful employment. I am in the process of setting up volunteer work with a elementary school, and at my local Military Family Resource Centre. I am meeting with an employment assistance advisor on Wednesday this week, but I feel like I should be doing more networking.
I’m not eligible to take anymore courses related to education until after my degree is confirmed later this spring, so I can’t do that to pad my résumé.
Tomorrow morning I am going to focus on the job hunt, and hopefully I can do a bit of networking at my new Tuesday afternoon job.

I went to the gym tonight, and did my nrolfw workout followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical.