You'd think that after twenty years, I'd get used to it. But I haven't. This year seems especially overwhelming and I'm not doing myself any favors.
Last week I stepped onto the scale, saw the California penal code for murder (187), and decided enough was enough. I've gotta lose weight. Although my doctor would love to see me lose forty to fifty pounds, I'll be pretty happy if I lose fifteen to twenty pounds by the start of 2019.
I've also started exercising on a daily basis. My main goal is to walk 10k steps six days a week. It's been pretty challenging, but I currently have a streak of 10 days in a row.
I typically get six to seven thousand steps on the average weekday at work, which leaves me with only a few thousand remaining by the time I get home. One thousand steps for me translates into a brisk 9 to 10 minute walk, so I'll usually head outside and walk around my neighborhood for 20 to 40 minutes before it gets dark.
It feels good to get out there and exercise, however I've gotta admit that it's been pretty exhausting. I'm sure it'll only get easier as I slowly shed the excess pounds.
If work and exercise weren't enough... I've also been sorting through this collection I recently purchased from one of my buddies.
At first... I thought I was getting a pretty good deal. However the deeper I dive into this collection, the more I want my $80 back.
So far there's been an equal amount of football and basketball with a little bit of baseball sprinkled into the mix. Unfortunately it's mostly late 80's to mid 90's over produced Junk Wax that has adhered together due to improper storage. Ugh.
The worst part is I don't have the space to store this garbage. As soon as I'm finished sorting through it, three of these 5,000ct. boxes will be headed to Goodwill. The rest will either be sent out in care packages, added to my collection, or be taken to my classroom for students.
Well... that's an update on what's going on around here.
I apologize for being missing in action. Hopefully I'll be able to catch my breathe, sit down, read some blogs, and write a few posts over the three day weekend.
Until then... I'll either be grading projects, breaking down my classroom, walking, or continuing to sort through this collection I shouldn't have purchased.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!