Usually, when I workout, i do minimum 30 minutes cardio a day. Sometimes i break it up (15 before, workout, 15 after) or i knock it all out before or after. I try to make it a requirement for each gym session, but lately, I have gotten a little lax. I do my cardio on the treadmill, and it’s getting pretty boring these days. Continue reading “Don’t Get Stuck Indoors”
Have you ever just had a bad day? Or a bad week? To the point where you would rather just curl up in a ball and cry the entire day away?
I woke up in a pretty bad mood this morning. I didn’t sleep very well, which started with me going to sleep very late and upset. I won’t divulge the details of my entire evening, i’ll just say my mood turned sour and haunted me all night.
I tried to wake up and say “I will wash away the woes of last night and start the day fresh.” Well, that didn’t work. I woke up, began getting ready for work, but I just wasn’t feeling it today. I have appointments that I really don’t want to do and things that need to get done before Sunday that I feel won’t get completed. As much as I hate working on the weekend, I will probably have to this weekend :(.
Despite the mood, I’ll be alright. This is the part where I put on my Beats and I drown myself in music all day. And keep my office door closed. I’ll muddle through the day and eventually I can get back home and to a nap.
Slowly (very slowly), but surely, the weight is coming off. Soon I’ll be under ……a certain number (don’t want to say) and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I wouldn’t say the weight is falling off in big chunks, but I can feel and see small differences.
My current dilemma is clothes. Summer time has approached, and one thing I am completely lacking in is cute clothes for the summer. I did a personal inventory on my closet, and let’s just say it’s real grim looking. I need a little bit of everything! I kept somethings because I can’t walk around naked lol, but I plan on completely overhauling my closet and starting with new clothes. A lot of my clothes I have had for a long time, and it’s just time for a change. I really feel like I need to promote my wardrobe!
Today, I went out to some stores and I got pretty lucky with some things! Here’s a picture of the items I bought (it’s not the best picture so, don’t jump on me lol)
I got a total of 7 dresses, 5 shirts and a pair of pants! The purple maxi and the beige and navy blue are the longer dresses, the rest come to about knee length. I’m pretty excited because alot of the dresses can cross over into my work wardrobe (I can get away with wearing at least 3 to work) and I have several skirts in my closet, but had no tops to wear with them, so now I have at least 5 tops to work with for now! Next will be getting at least a 1 or 2 pair of shoes (pumps specifically) that I can wear to work and during off time. I’m pretty excited about my outfits and I hope that with each paycheck I can get at least 1 outfit!
This is not all I will be buying, so I will try to do another post when I add another haul to the closet! It’s a new year for me, so out with the old and in with the new!
You hear a lot of people (primarily women) say “what you did to get it, you have to do to keep it”. So first of all, until you’ve said “I do” -you’re single, & until that day happens you are dating a representative! I say that because often people get upset because the person they were dating changes, well, that’s because they no longer have to impress, pretend or present you with a picture perfect image. If you were fun, supportive, hardworking for your relationship in the beginning, it is required throughout. Simple, why would someone who thought they we’re getting one thing stay for you to become someone else? For that matter they can just be with another person!
Its much like having a job, your ambition, hard work, going above and beyond will land you the job and promotions. When you stop doing those things, you stop…
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When I finally get the space, I’m going to create what I call my “writer’ oasis” lol
Remember when I said I work more productively when I plan, well I also work better when I have a quiet, clean, efficient space to create, pay bills, or think.
I am re-designing my home and one of the rooms that need an update is my office space. Although, I daydream of a whole room as my office, honestly I write just as well at the dining room table than my desk, but I still salivate over cool, eclectic, and pretty creative spaces like these:
Not many distractions here and a poster of the world is ALWAYS a great idea for us daydreamers!
Writing is what is important. Doesn’t matter where you write or how pretty your space is just write.
It’s not the street I usually go down, but for some reason, that day I turned down a different road. Today of all days, this road caught my attention, more than it had in the past. It was more appealing, more attractive, and more noticeable and I couldn’t take my focus off of it. I felt like something was waiting for me here, down this road I usually never go down. I felt like something was pulling me towards that road. Something was there that I needed to see, something was there that I needed to explore.
It’s not like I hadn’t seen it before. It has been there since the first day I went down this trail. Every morning, I would walk my usual path, feeling the fresh air on my face, with a pep in my step and a song in my heart. Every day I walked and walked, and each day I encountered this road. The sun always shined there. It could be raining on my path, but the sun shined brightly on this road. You could see clearly down the road, as if it was never-ending. There was a natural aura that you could feel at the head of the road, but being mesmerized by its beauty would cause you to stay frozen in your steps. I never saw anyone on this road, so despite its unique qualities, I never gave it much of a thought. Never gave it a second glance until today. I was drawn to it; to its mystery and the thought behind what would life be like if I traveled down that road, instead of my usual trail.
I took one step onto the road, and looked around as if I had stolen a cookie from the cookie jar. No one was watching, and nothing really happened. I took another step, and still, nothing. I began to start a slow and steady stride, taking a chance I never had before and exploring the possibility of a new adventure. The more steps I took on the road, the more and more positivity I felt. There was an energy about being on this road that clung to me like a last breath. I continued to walk until the newness wore off. Once I got comfortable, I picked up the pace, and even started to jog down the road. It was truly indescribable! I thought to myself “why hadn’t I chosen this path before?” I asked a question that I knew would not have an answer.
It wasn’t the street I usually go down, but for some reason, I turned down a different road. That road made me feel just as happy, just as free, and just as normal as any other. This road felt like home.