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2 Sick Kids and a Metronome

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It’s never a good day when BOTH kids are home sick. The 10-Year-Old has some kind of virus and the 5-Year-Old is sporting the latest in pre-k style: pink eyes.

I took both to the doctors first thing and then we camped out all morning. One kid in bed, one watching movies and me on my laptop getting some writing done for a client. We made it work.

Speaking of work, I have some news on that front. I accepted a consulting position doing multimedia development (what I did in my past, pre-blogging life) and will be reducing my hours at the gym.  Working at a gym is fun and I love that I have the opportunity to contribute to a community I care deeply about but it’s not what I want to do full time. At least not right now.

So I’ll  be transitioning to more geek work over the next few weeks and I’m excited about it. I know it sounds crazy but I miss working on the computer. I miss problem solving and working more in a business environment. I’m excited as I have felt a little lost in the career area of my life ever since I sold the conference.

On the “healthy living” front I’m feeling a little lost, too. I’m still hitting the gym daily but my diet could be better and I’ve been eating out so much more than I want to be. Sometimes I’m still torn between wanting to eat more intuitively and trust myself but then feeling I need the accountability of a food journal.  I successfully cut ties with the scale but I’m still struggling slightly in the food area. It definitely ebbs and flows for me and I’m just not motivated right now.

I am, however, totally motivated to practice my guitar! I’ve been hitting 120 on my metronome practice more and more.

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Basically that means I’m getting better at changing chords. I can’t explain how satisfying it is to make progress with this.

Ok, that’s all I got today, 2 sick kids and a metronome. It’s time for me to go to bed. Actually, it’s time for me to shower and then go to bed. Somehow, like when I had infants, showers are becoming a hot commodity again.



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    Teresa

    May 11, 2016

    The weather is not helping my motivation at all!! ALL THE RAIN!!!

      roni

      May 11, 2016

      I know! Where is summer?!? I’m so ready. :)

    Martha

    May 11, 2016

    I like the idea of intuitive eating and actually much of my eating is intuitive; i.e., I pretty much eat what I want, when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. Over time what I want to eat tends to be the healthier options. However, for me to keep my weight off, I have to track and that is now second nature to me. Doesn’t feel odd and doesn’t change what I eat…..it just keeps me honest.
    As I’ve learning one size does not fit all in any way shape or form and that is as true of how we lose weight and keep it off.
    Do what works for YOU!

      roni

      May 11, 2016

      Totally agree and my choices are overall great as well. My problem has always been portions I just have to get motivated to be a little more diligent.

    jodi

    May 11, 2016

    hi roni! not saying you need it at all, but did you see on shark tank there is a cool little device that helps you learn to play the guitar?

      roni

      May 11, 2016

      I did see that! I’m actually taking lesson from a local guy and like the human feedback. :)

    Mehgann

    May 11, 2016

    As a long time musician, I approve of your use of the metronome! They are irritating, but it’s the best way to improve. :)

      roni

      May 12, 2016

      I do struggle with it but it’s so useful.

    Agnes

    May 11, 2016

    I just had to say I LOVE reading your blog! I have been consciously trying to unplug a little more but your blog is always something I look forward to. I have been reading for years! And just loving hearing about your journey. Thank you for sharing it with us.

      roni

      May 12, 2016

      Thanks so much Agnes! I have also been unplugging more which means less blogging but it so good for the soul. :)