Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sloth & Motivation

1.5 more weeks of summer vacation left.

So, I was contemplating starting out the school year wearing scarves.  Its gonna be really hot to wear hair!  I was hoping my real hair would've grown enough that I could go without anything.  But I look kind of like this right now:

(He's got way more eyelashes than I do though.  I'm down to three left.  Curley, Larry, and Moe.)

With my healing and hopefully getting some energy back soon, I've been thinking about how I'm going to motivate myself to become more active.  My seven deadly sin is:  SLOTH.  I am so so lazy.  I watched about 14 straight hours of Netflix yesterday.  And I do this more than I'm proud to admit, and long before I was ever diagnosed with cancer.   When I'm at work, I work work work.  But once I get home, I don't want to do a darn thing.  In great part because I'm exhausted at the end of the day.  So I want to change that.   I want to get moving more.  Yoga has been a great thing for me and I plan to continue doing it, but I need to find some other active interests too.

I walk, sometimes, with the dogs.  I've done some biking before, and Zumba classes at the gym.  Also, swimming.

I. hate. running. though.

I was thinking about getting a personal trainer, someone with experience with recovering after cancer.  Somebody I make an appointment with and pay money to go see (because that will motivate me to actually go).  I've done a few quick google searches but haven't found anything/anyone yet.

However, I've been pleased with my progress in making changes with the way I eat.  I've majorly increased fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains.  I've decreased my dairy intake and meat intake.  Meats, I stick to fish and poultry mainly.  I avoid processed-packaged foods, white flour, and sugary foods, though I occasionally splurge on the sweets.  I just need to make sure I stick to it.

As evil as Sloth is for me, the animal sloths are super cute!


  1. I start band camp next week too. :( My first Selzerless band camp season in years! I have a friend named Coleen Voeks that is a fitness trainer in KC and she worked closely with another friend that is now a breast cancer survivor. Colleen is a runner but I know she has clients that don't do much running. Maybe look her up? I bet it would give you more energy. You could do it before you get home and then veg as much as you'd like. :)

  2. And no matter how much hair you get back, you will never be able to grow eyebrows like that guy! Funny....made me laugh! We should get together soon!

    1. His eyebrows look to be painted on, which I do now too, and I'm TERRIBLE AT IT.

  3. I would be terrible too. Hopefully a skill you won't have to worry about much longer! Are they starting to come back? If you were painting last time I saw you I noticed nothing.