Last night on my drive home from work, my mind kept jumping back and forth, debating whether or not to go to the gym. It was pouring rain and my gym bag was at home, so I was very close to caving and deciding to spend the night curled up on the couch. I instead got home, ran inside, changed in to my workout gear and headed back out the door, not even 5 minutes later. I'm so so glad I went to the gym because I felt amazing afterwards. I didn't do the longest, hardest workout ever, but I worked my arms pretty well and also did some cardio. I have made a pact to myself to always remind myself of this feeling when I am tempted to skip the gym. I always feel better leaving the gym than I did before going to the gym. FACT!
I have a little calendar on my desk that has a positive comment for every day. Today's particularly rang true with me. The last few days I've really been doing some soul searching to try and be the best me I can be. I am a worrier and often care way too much about what others think of me. This is a habit I am working at breaking every day. So here it is:
"The human mind is an amazing thing in that, whatever it's looking for, it tends to find. If you're looking for ugliness, you'll have no trouble finding it. If you're looking for beauty, you'll be able to find it."
Ahh I love it!
B- Cereal + a banana + green tea [X]
S- Yogurt [X]
L- Tuna + salad + snow peas [ ]
S- A grapefruit + 1/2 orange pepper [ ]
D- Thin crust pizza + salad [ ]
I have my first ever spinning class tonight. Wish me luck! Thank you all for being so amazing. I'm really grateful for every one of you. xo
Hope you all had a nice weekend. 3-days still wasn't quite long enough. I really wanted to stay in bed this morning but had to be up early to get to the office and of course, as I'm about to arrive, find out our morning event has been postponed until later today, so I could have slept longer! Oh well.
I had a really great weekend. Friday night we picked up Caleb and had a quiet night in. Saturday we went to the Zoo. Saturday night we hosted my mother for dinner (she also came to pick up her cat that we were watching). Sunday we did some shopping and then went out for my best friends birthday. Sens pulled off a nail biting win!! Yesterday I just took it easy at home, cleaned a bit and then went in to the office briefly to get ready for today's event.
I really hope the weather clears up because I was planning to go for a nice long run tonight. I need it. If the weather is still cold and rainy, I will spend some time at the gym. I don't like when my boyfriend works at night but the one good thing is that I feel better about spending a couple hours working out when I am not picking that over spending time with him.
OMG our 3 year anniversary is coming up. Just over 2 weeks away and I have NO idea what to get him. Any ideas?!
We won our first volleyball game of the season! Unfortunately, the other team wasn't very good but hey, it is still a win! None of us are all that good either, but we all try hard and it is a lot of fun. My whole body is sore today from the last few days of working out. I definitely pushed myself hard and my body is telling me that it's working.
My boyfriend made us a very healthy meal last night. Tilapia and a big kale/spinach salad. We also had a 1/2 baguette which we dipped in some spicy oil. It was really nice. I was a bit hungry before volleyball but decided against snacking and was happy with my decision.
Today should be a short day at work. We have Monday off as a holiday, so we are having a lunch meeting and then we all expect our Chief of Staff to let us leave soon after. I need to go to the mall and pick up a present for my best friend and then I'll head home. I'm trying to convince my bf that we should drive 2hrs to watch his son play t-ball tonight. 2 hrs isn't that bad, except an hour later we will jump in the car and drive another 2 hours. We will see what he says, otherwise we are meeting his ex and Caleb at 7:30pm about an hour from here.
B- Cereal + coffee + a banana [X]
S- Yogurt [ ]
L- Hot dog + kale/spinach salad + baby carrots [ ]
It is totally unreal the feeling of peace and happiness that working out brings me. I cannot believe it took me so long to get in to this routine, but now that I am in it, I don't ever plan to break it. Yes, it is extremely hard at times and by the end of a Jillian Michael's Body Shred class at 7:30am, you want to quit and take a break, but pushing through the tough moments is so rewarding, not only physically, but mentally. I went to the gym last night with a friend of mine who at one time was my best friend (let's call her S). Over the years we drifted apart, but I feel like we are on the right track to becoming close again. My two current best friends (A and H), one of which (H) I wouldn't really consider a best friend anymore, can be extremely judgmental. I don't know about you, but I'm 27 years old and am SO over feeling judged or having people question my decisions. S wrote me a text reminding me that when we were really close we always just 'got each other' and there was no judging and my goodness I miss that. I am making a decision to pro-actively work on my friendship with S because I only want positive people in my life. Life is too short to be worrying about what your 'best' friend is thinking about you.
S and I went to the gym last night too. We did the stair climber and weights. I could feel it a bit when I woke up, but once we got going in our Body Shred class this morning and I took the heavier weights thinking I was a champ, I could then really feel last night's workout. I may even go for a walk at lunch today if the weather is nice.
Tonight I have volleyball and know without a doubt that I will be very sore tomorrow from all the arm exercises and volleyball.
Last night we went for dinner with my dad. I have mentioned in the past that I don't have a great relationship with my dad and my new years resolution was to work on it. I must admit, I've been slacking. The first few months of the year I was very much in to it, but as soon as my life got busy, it was the first thing to slip. I need to get that back on track. My dad suggested last night that we put together a questionnaire that everyone in the family can fill out about themselves. It sounds corny, but I think it is a great idea. My dad mentioned that when his parents passed away, he still had many questions for them, even something as simple as what their favourite colour was. I'm going to try and find a few questionnaires online today and put something together.
B- Coffee + a banana + an egg [X]
S- Yogurt [ ]
L- Tuna + snow peas + 1/2 red pepper [ ]
S- Baby carrots + almonds [ ]
D- TBD (something healthy at home before vball) [ ]
What an insanely busy week. I didn't get to run after work yesterday because I had to meet up with the bridesmaids to work on the glasses for the bachelorette party. They turned out awesome!! I should have taken a photo but I forgot. We also bought a bunch of tank tops for one of the days of the trip. They are black and say "You Only Live Once" on the front and the brides tank top is pink and we are going to stencil 'Bride" on there. We aren't wearing matching outfits to go out at night but we will make the Bride wear a sash or something.
Tonight after work I'm heading to the gym to do the stair climber and weights then off to dinner with my dad and bf.
Check out this link and fast forward to the 34 minute mark and a few seconds later my boss is interviewed by Amanda Lang.
Tomorrow night I start my volleyball season, very excited!!
Here is another video link you should check out. It is a reminder to everyone that you are in charge and in control of how you think, so the everyday mundane annoying routines can either get you down or you can glide through life in almost complete happiness if you simply choose to not let the little things get to you. I love it.