June 1, 2009

Mondays and me, we're just not friends.

Before I begin, I just want to say that I cannot believe it’s already June 1st. I swear it was just mid-April a minute ago! This year is flying by fast!

Let’s talk Mondays. Monday used to be the day I swore I was going to start something. I was going to get up earlier, I was going to eat better, I was going to exercise, I was going to work on something…Monday is the day!

Then Monday comes and BLECH.


Today, after vowing to start back up on my 30 Day Shredding, and thus FAILING, I decided to just face facts: Monday and I really don’t get along. As a matter of fact, Mondays and I aren’t even frenemies…we’re MORTAL ENEMIES.

In the past, I’d vow to start on Monday, FAIL MISERABLY, and then beat myself up about it. Well, today, on Monday, I made a vow on something I didn’t actually fail at: to stop beating myself up and let Monday be a “whatever” day. And so far, I’m feeling fine.

After the weekend, I have a very hard time returning to weekdays. Weekdays bring the dread of work, traffic, housework, and all the other things I need to do that I dislike. I can barely get out of bed at the latest possible time I know I need to get up or I’ll be horridly late. I can barely keep my eyes open all day and the only thought running through my head is: “You suck, Monday.”

So even though this weekend I said I would exercise and study today, I am giving myself permission to just accept that Monday isn’t a good day for me and let it go. And that’s that! I feel much better after embracing this! Sounds lame, but it’s true!
In sort of related news, you may be wondering what the heck happened with my 30 Day Shred craze. HMMMMM…okay, I’m still crazy about it, and honestly, I was doing extremely well with it when I first started. Then I got horribly ill and I honestly stopped, and didn’t start up again. This falls in with the fact that I planned to start up last month, but time flew by like crazy!

Good news though, I haven’t re-gained most of the five pounds I lost. I’m hovering between 163 and 164, which is a small victory considering I haven’t been very health conscious at all since mid-April! I’ll take every little small victory I can get. (-:

Tomorrow, so-so Tuesday, I will return to the Shred and hope to do as best as I can by August when my mom and Gene return, along with my two brothers, for my Grandmother’s 80th b-day. Let’s see how well I can do!

The ladder still stands as:

Alright, lastly, I have not started studying for the GRE. I will also be starting tomorrow and hitting the books for September. I’m so nervous! Last night I had a terrible dream that I went to take the test and realized I was stupid! The test questions consisted of these really weird number puzzles that I had no idea how to solve. I woke up in a cold sweat!

I better get my butt in gear!


  1. Time passes fast. I hate being old. Can I ever go back to being a kid again?

  2. Speaking of losing weight, I need to tone up. My friend's wedding is in mid-August; I need to look nice in my new dress. ;)



  3. Hey Sam!
    I'm studying for Step 1 of the USMLE (U.S. Medical Licensing Exam) right now. I take it on July 3 and have roughly a month between finals and the test day. I know how it goes! but I'm also and obsessive kinda gal. What makes me feel better is getting up extra early. Like today! I got up at 6 am to study and already had a bunch done before my regular routine started. Now I can do as much as I can until noon and give myself the afternoon off without feeling guilty. I just need to work on the going to bed earlier part. It can be hard but you can do it! I recommend making a schedule for your review so you have deadlines each day or week. It works for me! Just make sure to add wiggle room (but not too much) in case you get behind or its Monday so you can catch up.