Monday, March 30, 2015

2015...3.30

This has been a very eye opening month... I went the first 24 days of the month without eating extra sugar... Like no cakes or candy or desserts... etc... I stuck with the natural sweets like fruit or granola as a treat... I did go some numbers not saying how many but was feeling better and than vacation arrived... Well needless to say I indulged on everything from Cakes, donuts and candies to the kitchen sink... literally we had the kitchen sink...

Well after five days of this devil may care attitude I can honestly say that I am happy to be back on track and eating the right foods again... I know it's OK to have small bites now and then but going overboard doesn't do anything but make you feel gross and miserable... At one point during my vacation we stopped at a gas station to use the facilities and get something to drink and a little snack and I grabbed a giant Reese's Fast Break bar. First of all, why I found it necessary to grab the king size version instead of the regular size, I cannot begin to understand, maybe because somewhere in my head I figured because I hadn't had a candy bar in over 3 weeks I must have deserved it??? Well, I am going to tell you that love affair is over... I got a few bites in and all I could think is "why am I eating this?" I felt a surge of nausea rush through me and the sugar buzz was no fun at all... It was overly sweet and it almost had a plastic taste to it...

It's kind of nice to finally feel as though my mind and my body are getting in sync where they are both wanting the same thing... Now I need to work off the extra I put on this week and start moving in the right direction once again...

Musicsongbird


Thursday, March 12, 2015

2015...3.12

I was fortunate to get to see the sun come up over Epcot this morning as I participated in a Be Well Cast Event... Myself along with a couple hundred Cast Members from all over property rose with the sun to come together to stretch and shake things up in front of the the fountain of Nations at Epcot and then take a stroll around World Showcase where surprise visitors waited for us around every turn...

We were greeted by my pal Fitz who was then joined by our Disney Ambassador team to welcome us to the Event... Fitz then returned to lead us in a giant group warm up to get us pumped up and ready to walk... She even went as far to create our very own workout called the "Cast Member Stomp"... She was quickly followed by our Park VP Sam Lau who finished off our welcome by bringing the BIG CHEESE himself to the stage "Mickey Mouse" and counting us down to take our walk...

As we walked the promenade we saw all of the beautiful topiary that line the lagoon for the Flower and Garden Festival as well as our infamous "Living" Captain Hook Topiary, and a few scarcely scene meet and greet characters that were brought in exclusively for us...

The walk ended in the Odyssey which was filled with different Health and Wellness vendors along with fresh fruits and breakfast for all of the walkers to make sure we were well nourished following our exercise session...

I felt great, despite my knee feeling a little sore once I returned to my office to begin my work day... I definitely feel like this was a great push for me and is really helping me realize how much I do enjoy being active, that the couch is not my final destination...

Don't let it be yours,
Musicsongbird


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2015...3.11

So today was another goodbye Wednesday... They will begin happening more frequently now, since it is arrival time once again... About every two weeks my Germany and Norwegian cast that came a year ago will begin to leave to go home and my new cast will begin to arrive to start their one year programs and so my journey with them will end and begin again...

Many of my co-workers say how they don't get attached but I see how hard it gets for them when certain cast leave as well... I can honestly say it isn't every cast member that leaves that makes me sad because it isn't every single one that you make that special connection with but I would say for me it's a good chunk...

I always do my goodbye visits the same, Norway in the morning and Germany in the afternoon... And today was no different... However today I was saying goodbye to four that I have been very close to throughout this past year... And needless to same I left with tears in my eyes and on my cheeks, despite almost making it out almost tear free...

Unfortunately I wasn't so lucky in Germany... One of the Cast Member's family members were actually there today and was able to meet them and tell the how much I enjoyed working with her and how much I loved having her as one of my trainers and that they should be very proud of her. Tears were flowing through most of my visit to Germany and almost all of my way back to my office...

Some of my friends say I am to emotionally involved and that there will be more coming and leaving but I don't have my own children, just my cats, and I believe that part of my job is to make these young men and women feel like they have someone they can rely on when they are so very far away from home... Someone they can think of as family...

One of my sweet cast members realized and thought it was so sweet that I am there to greet them on their first day at Epcot and that I take the time to come and see them on their last day...

Another one said that even though she only has a few months left, she feels like every time she sees my smiling face, she feels like she has just gotten there for her first day.

And then yet another one told me today as she was hugging me on her last day of her program today, I would be the reason she would want to come back for a second program...

I feel so blessed...

These are my babies...
musicsongbird

Sunday, March 8, 2015

2015...3.8

So it's been a bit again but I have been working hard... I have been working for an entire 8 days of avoiding the sugary items and am feeling great!!!  Beginning March 1st, I said no more cookies, cakes, candies, etc... etc... etc.... I did have Oprah's Iced Chai Tea Latte at Starbuck's yesterday but that was the closest I came to "being bad"... Also didn't really snack this week either unless it was on a single serving of granola, yogurt or fresh fruit.... The strawberries are SOOOOO good right now....

I know I have been talking about the health challenge at work but I really have to give a shout out to my corner plus a few extras at work that are participating... We are working really hard to get healthy and I am so proud of everyone that is really making a n effort I am glad we are all really supporting each other... I hope we can continue this after the competition ends next month...

I also have to give a should out to my new favorite person Fitz... She is an amazing lady that was brought into work to do some health / wellness sessions for us and I really feel like she is who God has placed in my life to really help motivate me and get me moving again... And it isn't just me that feels empowered by her words and wisdom on health, my co-workers do as well... She makes it all clear and understandable... She gives it all to us in little bite that we can take in and understand so it sticks with us... So thank you so much Fitz... You have truly blessed me....

I can't wait to see where these tiny steps take me...

Musicsongbird