Monday, March 16, 2009

Progress Report # Who knows??

Well, I finally broke the 140 barrier. Sunday's weigh in was 139.2 - I realize it's not much below the line, but it seems like a miracle to me none the less.
This week I will be keeping this up and making sure I stay below that line by focusing on cardio/calorie burning rather than weight lifting. I can do that this week since I won't have yoga on Thursday since it's my mom's birthday.

This weather over here is making it hard to do anything but sit around the house and eat (which is, by the way, exactly what I did all day yesterday) - it is rainy and gray and foggy and there is no reason to be outside or doing anything other than schleping.

BUT - I will try to get to the gym at least 3 times this week, will shoot for 4, but .... eh.... you know.

That's about the only progress I've had this week in regards to my initial goals.
I did get started on another thing altogether that I didn't see coming, but I think might be a big deal for me this year ...... I learned about a graduate certificate in Professional Writing that my Alma Mater - Old Dominion University. I started my masters there over a year ago, but found it boring and dropped out after a semester.
This graduate certificate would only take me 3 classes to complete because of my previous graduate level work, it would give me the professional writing certificate, which would be useful in my job hunting, and would also give me the 18 credit hours of graduate level work I need to be able to teach college level courses at the school I work for - so it kills quite a few birds with one stone.
Anyways, I've emailed a lady at the school about when I can get started on it - I'd only take one class at a time, and I'd be done in about a year. I'm kind of excited about it! Professional writing is definitely a different route than the one I was on (I was getting my Master of Fine Arts in poetry and my BA is in Creative Writing), but I really think I would enjoy it.

For the past year I've sort of felt like I didn't know what I was doing with myself - I had dropped out of grad school, I still have the same job I had through college doing stuff that isn't particularly related to my degree, and I just didn't really have any plans. This certificate and classes make me feel like I do have a plan or at least a road to a plan, I guess.
SO, it's been a good week.

What have you been up to???


  1. Congratulations on getting below that one barrier!

  2. I am glad you found something to study that is interesting for you! I feel the same as you have been this past year, but I have been like this for much more time... I need to find something I like and that is possible for me to study at the same time. My BA degree from Peru is useless unless I use it to pursue graduate studies.

  3. A road map and a plan are certainly good ways to get where you are going. Fine job!