Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Blister of Proof

Well Happy Wednesday to all. We made it through the first half of the week! Now just need to get through the rest...

Anyways, as I mentioned in Monday's post, I was builidng my relationship with the sport of running. Well I ran 10 minutes straight Monday and 15 minutes straight yesterday. Yes, a round of applause please! This is a big deal for me and I'm happy that I am finally getting into it. But yesterday I recieved some proof for my efforts, a big ole blister on my foot. Don't get me wrong it hurts like a mother trucker, but it's proof of my hard work. Hopefully this running thing lasts, because I am the type who likes to try things for a bit, but when I have my mind set on it, I do it!

Thank you Honey Boo Boo, thank you! She appreciates hard work right there!

Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone!

Monday, July 29, 2013

From Drinking to's only Monday

Ugh, here I am finally getting to writing a post for Monday. Clearly my day has been busy but not busy enough that it has kept me from Facebooking, Instagramming and other forms of social media distraction, but it has kept me from blogging. Until now.

This Monday was a bit more rough than the others, we had a very eventful weekend which would explain the reason I did not move from my couch yesterday. We spent Saturday day and night in Boston. We went to the OAR concert and then celebrated Ryan's cousins 21st birthday. Let me just say I cannot hang like I use to. The bar we had gone to was small, filled with fresh faced 21 year olds and my drink of choice was either in the form of bottom shelf liquor mixed with some watered down soda served in a clear plastic cup or basic beer in a metal bottle, don't get me wrong I use to love the cheap beer, but since graduation, I've become somewhat of a beer snob. We settled for some Bud Light and made our way to the dance floor. Although it had been awhile since we have ventured out into the bar/club scene, we had a great time. But come Sunday morning, my body hurt and my head ached and I vowed that I could not and would not drink again. Clearly that is a false statement but it made me feel better even for a moment to say it aloud.

This will be me come Friday, when I NEED a drink.
As the end of the day approaches, my motivation to get to the gym after work lessens. I know, I know I bitch and moan about getting in shape but I just can't find a love for working out and it doesn't help that it's raining now. But I am going to suck it up and get there, this week is supposed to be the start of me learning to run. Yes, you read that correctly I am learning to run. No, I know how to if I need to run away from a ferocious animal I could manage it but running for exercise, well I'm not good. I start out running and two minutes in I'm over it. I'm breathing uncontrollably and my legs hurt. So today I am going to start slow and eventually work my way up until I can call myself a runner. Let's see how well this goes.
Hannah from Girls doesn't like running either
Here's to a successful run tonight. Enjoy the rest of this Monday everyone!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Dose of Perspective Never Hurt Anyone

It wasn't until recently that I started thinking about perspective and how to put my life into perspective. I'm going through the typical woes of life, I have too many bills but don't make enough money...I need to get in shape but have no motivation to go to the gym...blah blah blah I could go on and on and complain about aspects of my life I need to change but I don't want to whine and seem like the girl who makes you feel bad for her because that's not who I am. I am very lucky to be where I am today and although it doesn't look too amazing now, I am in a good place. I am blessed with good health, a job that pays the bills (barely, but still), a supportive family, my wonderful boyfriend, good friends, a roof over my head, and a good sense of humor (able to laugh at myself when all the said woes of my life happen). But I realize now that I am too young to worry about little things in my life, like is a $35 dollar overdraft fee going to kill me? No, of course it sucks when it happens but there are far more things that could happen that would be worse. I think it took some serious thinking, some money mistakes and advice from smart people to help me realize that I am not going to fail because of this, I just need to stand up and change some things that will help me in the future.

And I will leave you with some perspective from Hannah from my latest obession on HBO - Girls!

Hannah puts things in perspective
Have a great Thursday ya'll!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Little Vacation Recap

I've been MIA for a bit due to my lovely vacation! I cannot believe it's already Wednesday, where has the week gone. I figured after a week away, the time would drag but it's not which is nice. I probably just jnxed it. Anyways, the Cape was amazing, we had perfect weather, thankfully I came back with a great tan! I finally got to expeirence a trip to the Vineyard. Martha's Vineyard was beautiful and I'm glad I got to finally visit. Help yourself to some vacation picture overload.

Beautiful beach
Ferry Ride with Ry
Cape Cod
A little romper action
En route to the Cape
Date night - he's so handsome
Enjoy the rest of your fabulous Wednesday!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Half Days and Vacation Make Everything Better

Happy Happy Friday everyone! I am officially on vacation...well in my mind anyway, not physically on vacation until 2pm today! But still my mind is elsewhere and I hope the morning flys by so I can just relax for the next 8 days!

But before we head down to the Cape, we will be heading up to NH for my brothers graduation party. My little Monkey finally graduated from high school and having his party deffinetly makes it very real that he is no longer a little kid any more. Tear!

Monkey and myself
Spending time with my family is one of my favorite things and I can't wait for some much needed time with them!
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and I will try my best to get a post or two in while on vacation but between the beach and much needed sun it might be hard.
How is everyone spending their weekend?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Hump Day

Thanks to Geico, this is all I think of on Wednesday

Hump Day is extra special today because it means not only am I halfway through the work week, but I am halfway closer to my week long vacation!

This week at work has been a slow one, which is expected. Lots of people taking vacation and what not but it makes for some painfully boring days. Also, the rainy weather we have here today does not help at all. At least it is giving me some time to blog and even clean up and revamp the blog page.

I hope everyone enjoys their hump day and hopefully no one has any camels walking around their office today.

Until next time!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Fourth of July and Not a Firework in Sight.

Let me start by saying I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!

I am going to rant for a minute on the downside of my 4th. I did not see one firework my whole holiday weekend. They are my favorite part of the 4th of July and I didn't get to see ANY! I heard them, yes I heard tons of them around me but I did not get to experience that beautiful burst of color in the sky. But I hope all of you got to enjoy some, and for that I will live vicariously through you.

Pretty much how I felt over the fireworks
Anyways, so it's Monday after a four day weekend which is difficult but it is also a Monday before my vacation. I just have to get through these next four days and it is off to the Cape for the week with Ry and his family. It will be a much needed vacation and I can't wait.
Looking forward to finally experience the Heights Beach that I hear so much about
BTW it is still a scorcher out there, which makes motivation for the gym and any activity for that matter unbearable but if this body is going to be on the beach all next week, I need to put in overtime.
Have a good rest of the day everyone.
Until next time.