Wednesday, September 25, 2013

So What Wednesday 9.25.13

Life After I Dew

So what if...

  • I didn't want to get out of bed this morning AT ALL. 
  • I still have 5+ loads of laundry to do that I didn't do last week...I REALLY suck at keeping up with laundry. 
  • On Friday I went back and bought 2 more cardigans from Kohl's.
  • On Friday I also spent $40 that I didn't really need to spend on these beautiful boots. They are so worth the $40 and I'm wearing them for the first time today. 
  • I'm ready for my first semester of grad school to be over with already hurry up October 31st.
  • I'm a procrastinator...I work better under pressure. 
  • I haven't had time to read for pleasure since the end of August. This is actually quite depressing; I love to read. 
  • I'm not totally in love with iOS7.
  • I wish I could just stay in bed all day and do nothing.
  • I'm feeling a tad bit overwhelmed. 
  • I showed up to work a half hour early yesterday and lost a precious half hour of sleep that I can never get back. I definitely won't be making that mistake tomorrow. 

What are you saying "so what" to today? 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Catching Up

I know I'm not very consistent with blogging, but give me some time and I promise I will be. 
I've been so busy the last couple of weeks.
I feel like my free time is few and far between. 
If I'm not at work or school, I'm doing endless amounts of reading and a variety of different assignments.
Some things about growing up suck...womp womp womp. I better get used to it!

I'm not going to lie, over the weekend I ate some shit food. 

I had pizza and some fried happens. 
Last week my roommate and I completed week 3 of C25K. 
Today we started week 4 and oh my goodness did it suck.
I hadn't run since Friday and today we had to run for 5 minutes straight.
I really psyched myself out about those 5 minutes. 
But we ran when we were supposed to and didn't walk or give up even though I really felt like quitting a couple of times.
And for that, I'm proud. 

Three weeks ago I wouldn't have been able to run for 5 minutes straight.

Today I ran for 5 minutes straight, not once but TWICE. 
That's pretty exciting. 
I know I will probably be sore tomorrow because I'm already achy tonight. 
But the soreness will be so worth it. 
I can't wait to complete the whole 9 weeks and move on to a new goal. 

I plan on running the rest of the week and resting on Sunday.

My weekend will be spent doing all sorts of things with my family and not at work thank you baby J.
Friday will be spent with my mom, aunt, cousins, and best friend at a local Fall Festival. 
Saturday I have a family birthday party.
And Sunday I will be tailgating and going to the Lions football game with my parents, aunt, boyfriend, and cousins. 
I'm so excited to have a whole weekend off and spend it with the people I love the most. 

Happy almost hump day! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

So What Wednesday

Today I'm participating in my first So What Wednesday

So what if...

  • I spent 10 minutes in the bathroom last night trying to kill a spider with a bottle of Febreze and hairspray. I'm scared TERRIFIED of spiders. It was on the ceiling and blocking my way out of the bathroom and I couldn't reach it with the fly swatter short people problems
  • I have a 3 page paper due tomorrow night in class and I haven't started it yet and don't plan on starting it until tomorrow morning. 
  • I have 7 loads of laundry to do between tomorrow and Friday. 
  • I haven't washed my new car in 3 weeks and she's looking a little dirty. 
  • I want to go back to Kohl's and buy 15 more sweaters like the one I wore today. It is soooo comfortable and perfect for fall. 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Monday, September 16, 2013


The past 3 weeks have been all about adjusting. 
I started grad school, my position as a grad assistant, and a new job all within 2 days of each other.
Needless to say the last 3 weeks have been quite tiring, but I'm starting to figure out a routine. 
Even with all of the new things going on in my life, I've managed to stay on track with my goals. 
Today I'm starting Week 3 of C25K with my roommate. 
We've never made it past Week 1 before, so this is a big accomplishment for us. 
This time we're making it through all 9 weeks, NO MATTER WHAT.

GYSTS has been going pretty well. I'm down 3.6 pounds since I initially weighed myself on September 2nd. 
I went shopping at Costco over the weekend and stocked up on some healthy essentials...including a 10 pound bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts.
I have some free time today which will be spent doing meal prep. 
Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the farmers' market over the weekend because I had to work all day on Saturday. 
I won't be able to go this Saturday either because of work womp womp.

Trying to find balance in all areas of my life is what I'm struggling with the most right now. 
I have a lot going on and I know I'm not the only one. 
Adjusting to my new routine has been a challenge. 
I'm usually exhausted by the time I get home, but I know before too long I will get used to everything. 
How do you adjust to a new routine? 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Get Your Shit Together September

Amber at Crafty Healthy Mommy came up with the brilliant idea of GYSTS Get Your Shit Together September. When I read her first post about the idea, I was hooked. The timing couldn't have been better. With summer ending and starting to get back into a weekly routine, I knew GYSTS would be great to participate in. It also correlated perfectly with the start up of this little blog. 

I've decided to set a few personal goals for GYSTS:
  • Do meal plans every week. Meal planning saves me money and time and it helps me stay on track with eating healthy. If I have something healthy that just needs to be warmed up I'm less likely to stop and get something on my way home duhhh
  • Work out 5 days a week. I want to start C25K and actually get past week one. My roommate and I have started it a couple of different times, but we have never made it past week one, this time WILL be different. This week we're going to rock week one and next week we will tackle week two. 
  • Track food every single day. I typically am good at tracking my food throughout the week and then the weekend comes and seeee yaaa tracking...I need to work on being more consistent.   
I'm really excited for what GYSTS has to bring! I will be sure to keep you all updated on how I'm doing with my goals. Are any of you participating in GYSTS?