Well my life has been pretty good lately. I love these summer months. My mood is usually in the happy to down right euphoric range. That is the power of the sun!
What will my future job be?
I am still trying to figure out what I want to do in terms of a job. This is the one area that I am grappling with. My son can’t be in a daycare because of his special needs so I am unable to get a job outside of the home right now.
I am interested in freelance writing but it is really tough to find clients when I have no experience. It does not help that I am also not an expert in anything.
Rat Race Rebellion (https://ratracerebellion.com/) is a great site for work-at-home job listings. I have yet to find anything on there though. All of the customer service representative jobs require six months of customer service experience-which I do not have.
I applied for a job with Lionbridge to be an ad assessor. Today, I was invited to take the exam that you need to pass in order to start doing paid work for them. Just looking closer at the reviews and the fact that I will have to slog through 160 pages of study materials makes me not want to do it.
With my son having what we think is severe ADHD, it will be hard to do all of the studying I will need to do for the difficult exam. It might actually be impossible.
Hopefully I can figure something out soon!
New workout routine
For a while I was doing the War Room Strategies workout routine that I posted about before. Even though I kept up with it for six weeks, I started getting sick of it at around three weeks in.
Not only that but it seemed like it was making me look “puffy.” I can’t really explain why I was looking that way but I did not like it. Also, I just did not feel like I was getting that great of workouts in each day of the routine.
Since mid May I have been doing Fitness Blender workouts. I love doing them and I am already seeing more muscle definition. In terms of effort, the ones I am doing are definitely intense (there are different levels to choose from).
I am doing four days of weightlifting a week. The videos I am doing currently are as follows: Kelli’s Upper Body Workout For Arms, Shoulders and Upper Back (see here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/kellis-upper-body-workout-for-arms-shoulders-and-upper-back-upper-body-superset-workout) and Ultimate Butt and Thigh Workout- Kelli’s Lower Body Workout For People Who Get Bored Easily (see here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/ultimate-butt-and-thigh-workout-kellis-lower-body-workout-for-people-who-get-bored-easily). For cardio, I have been doing my agility ladder HIIT workout 1-2 days a week.
I like the videos so much that I will be doing them every week until at least September (I will change up which videos I do).
I am still doing intermittent fasting. This type of eating schedule is doing wonders for my digestion and it makes my periods pain-free. I will not be quitting this anytime soon.
Since PCOS can cause hair loss/thinning, I am trying to do everything I can to prevent it. I do not want to lose my locs (commonly called dreadlocks but they are not dreadful to me)! It is the best hair style for me and I can’t imagine having short hair again.
What I am doing for hair loss/thinning prevention is eating foods that are said to be good for hair. These include pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, salmon, rosemary, avocados and berries. I am also putting pumpkin oil and rosemary oil on my hair. Hopefully all of this works!