I must update to let you know the positive reinforcements in my life at the moment.
My weekly visits to the gym have been going great. I’ve been averaging every other day at this point. And I managed to get in early Saturday morning as Sebastian was still in bed. I really didn’t want to leave him alone, but I was very bored and wide awake, and had a sudden spurt of energy. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I asked him if he would mind if I went.
“You joined a gym? I didn’t know that” he said.
Yeah, I didn’t want to say anything for fear I wouldn’t have fast enough results, or procrastinate.
“Yeah.” I answered
“Do you like it?” he asked
“Yeah, sometimes. Sometimes I come out the same- still frustrated. But other times, it gives me time to think about things.” I told him. “I’ll be back in about an hour.”
When I came back, he actually seemed to be a little more excited than me about working out. With a smile he asked “So how was your workout?”
“Hmm, pretty good actually” I answered honestly.
I really haven’t “lost” real weight (I'm still yo-yoing at this point)- but I noticed I was able to fit in a pair of pants a lot better this morning. And the abs crunches are amazing. I totally feel the burn about 30 repetitions in, but I force myself to keep going for a full 60. I feel great afterwards.
I had my first set of classes at the college last week also- I’m taking Math ( Finite with Applications) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm, and on Fridays, I have my Microeconomics class from 6:00pm-9:00pm. My next classes begin next month.
I actually have to admit that I was bit disappointed by my Micro teacher. I looked up online reviews prior to enrolling, and saw that he was upbeat and fair in grading; however, once in class, he didn’t stop cracking jokes and wasting time telling stories about his life in India. I’m actually very interested in this class- it’s for my major, so I really want to learn something! If it was any other core requirement like biology or chemistry, hell, I wouldn’t care if the teacher talked all period long. But when it concerns my major, I become very serious. I just hope he’s not like this all semester long.
My doctor’s nurse called me this morning to review my lab tests from last week. My potassium levels came back normal, which meant I was just dehydrated the day of my fasting. My hepatitis B came back reactive (which is normal, considering I was vaccinated 10 years ago) and my RIBA test for the Hepatitis C came back negative, just as expected.
So all quiet on the health front.
I’m going to the gym again today because I have no prior commitments- class, friends, Sebastian.
This past weekend, we stayed mainly indoors at my apartment. It was very relaxed and enjoyable. Sebastian made shrimp rolls last night, and made me another set and packed it for me to bring for lunch today. I couldn’t help but think that it was extremely sweet of him to do so and think that maybe this was his way of showing “emotion and compassion.” I guess we all show it differently…. Right?