I wish workouts & diets worked like bank loans....
bendoeslife: Upon further review, I wish they worked like payday loan stores. I’d definitely get denied at a bank.
Ridiculous Text Messages Between Me & a Boy I Used...
(After several attempts to get me to hang out with him again)
Boy: Would you like to go to dinner or to the mall with me?
Me: Thank you for asking, but I'm really busy.
Boy: Yeah, sorry if asking you again wasn't cool. I'm glad you had a good time in Chicago and that things are going well.
Boy: Maybe some other time?
Me: Truthfully - past dating history or not - the only real reason you want to hang out with me is because you are lonely. And feel like you have no one else. And even in my friendships - the older I get the more I realize that the people who are there for me the most are the ones who truly want to be there. The people that make time for me because I am - and have always been - a priority in their life. I don't really have an interest in shuffling my already busy schedule around for someone who obviously never even attempted to make me a priority. I do think you mean well and I hope you are happy. But I just don't ever see us hanging out, no matter how many times you ask.
Boy: It's not really that, I just took you for granted. I will admit that. I totally respect your decision to not hang out with me again and if that's what you want, I'll stop pursuing it. If anything I learned from you how awesome and wonderful a person can make me feel. I use this (how you treated me) to compare every other relationship I even consider. Please don't use me to judge other people though - It wasn't right for me to treat you the way I did. You are so wonderful, please please please don't think any less of yourself because of me. I made a huge mistake and I will have to live with the consequences of never being able to spend time with a person who actually understands life, love and friendship again.
Boy: Thanks for treating me so well -- and I'm sorry I never reciprocated.
Boy: By the way, you're so right. The way I behaved... totally childish and you shouldn't sacrifice anymore time on someone who treated you that way. Thanks for being straight forward with me. I never gave you that consideration.
Boy (minutes later, updated his facebook status): Learned something about myself with the help of an old friend :) I'm blessed to have had the relationships and experiences I have had.
Sluggish, Sickish Stumble/Run
So obviously today was spent sleeping and not really eating or drinking all the water (luckily it was my day off from eating.) All I really had was some chicken noodle soup earlier. Then, finally, I dragged my butt out of bed at 6 PM and made my way to the gym. I still felt crappy - but I managed to get a little bit of a run in. 5 minute warmup 5 minute run 5 minute walk 5 minute run 2 minute...
Why is it...
That whenever I’m NOT wanting to make pancakes, delicious protein pancake recipes are everywhere… And now that I am craving pancakes/thinking I’ll make some later - I can’t find a recipe to drool over to save my life? Help a girl out, Tumblr.
What I Had Scheduled Today: Spin class in Robinson Bridesmaid Day in WV What Has Happened Today: Pre-Discussed Drive/Almost Puke Situation Back to bed. Slept til 1:30. Made Chicken Noodle Soup Phone chat w LDH Watched 1/2 a Biggest Loser Episode Trying to find the energy to drag myself to the gym around 6 or 6:30. We’ll see. A total reboot day is in order, but I’d hate to...
One time, I drove 2/3s of the way to spin...
Which is about 35 minutes of my 50 minute drive… And the whole time had to resist the urge to throw up. Finally turned around, drove back home, and got back in bed. What a waste of an hour & 10 minutes. But sometimes when your body is yelling, you have to shut up and listen. Hopefully a few hours more of sleep will fix this.
3 minute warm up walk 7 minutes run 3 minute walk 7 minute run 5 minute walk 5 minute (faster) run 5 minute cool down walk 35 mins total 2.6 miles 366 calories burned
Peanut Butter Chicken Vegetable Soup →
@catchmecassie Its still broth based, not thick at all! The PB just adds to the flavor - but the entire soup is still mostly veggies & a little chicken. Sooo good! A friend found it and passed the recipe along. I highly recommend it!
twotwentyeight: Today I woke up, and I chose to be positive. Lately, I’ve had to choose. I’ve had to physically make my brain think it is happy. Today, I am choosing to make it a wonderful day. 550 calories gone after AM Boot Camp. After school, I am off to Washington, DC. I have the day off tomorrow. And I am eating at The Cheesecake Factory tonight. Choose to make today a good...
WIW: Post Chicago Edition
The best part about Chicago trips? Almost everything. The worst part? The weight gain. Last WIW (pre-trip) 209 :( Today: 211.2 The highest I have been in a long, long time. Officially +20 pounds (!!!!!) since last May. Sometimes I get tired of having a blog. But at least if I’m going to have one I’m going to be honest.
THE COLOR RUN: The Happiest 5K on the Planet →
Officially registered for my first PAID 5K! I’m planning on doing the Do Life 5K in Pittsburgh on June 6th (!!!) but some friends and I are now officially signed up for The Color Run. It looks ridiculously awesome - and totally worth the $43 to sign up! Hopefully these two events will be the motivation I need to get my (running!) butt in gear. But for real - how awesome does this video...
I never feel fatter...
Than when Im buckling up my seatbelt on a plane and putting the arm rest down. My hips are ginormous.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught...– Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald (via writer-b)
11 Hours of Sleep Last Night
1 big cup of coffee. As best prepared to greet today as I can be. Three (long!) meetings at work downtown. Lunch w one of my favorite work colleagues. Wrapping up things at work for the 4 Day Weekend. Drive/fight traffic home. Work online 6-12. Somehow pack for the weekend. Up early tomorrow. Load up car. Drive to spin buddy’s house. Leave car there. Take stuff w me. Go to spin...
All day I looked forward to the Biggest Loser.
Even though I kind of hate this season & their cast. But I was still looking forward to my 2 hours of guilt-free tv watching. And then… it was a bullshit one hour episode. I hate when that happens.
You Lose Some... You Lose Some.
To say living with my dad is frustrating would be an understatement. He’s almost always difficult - no matter what the issue may be. For example - last night, I decided to make a nice, healthy dinner that I could double and take half of it with me to lunch today. Grilled tilapia, whole wheat couscous, side salad. THE WHOLE TIME I am grilling the fish on the George Foreman, he’s...
Hip Hop Cardio Event ;) →
For those of you who know I LOVE my Hip Hop class… My instructor (as well as another instructor I used to take and enjoy!) are teaming together for a special 2 hour cardio party on May 12th. It will be $10. It will be hell. But it will be FREAKING AWESOME. I can’t wait! Hoping to get a lot of friends to join me… Linked is the promo video that was done to promote the event ;) My...
Sunday Not-Too-Much Funday :)
Yesterday was long, but almost all fun. Today was sleep in (my body hurt sooo bad) and make breakfast, before heading to work for a quick 12-2:30 shift. Just need to leave, workout, pickup my sister’s baby shower gift that finally came in, and maybe visit Grandma before I have to work online all night. And the pickup is bound to be a hassle I’m sure. Burlington hasn’t made...