Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- Workout is DONE for the day
- Only one shower/getting ready session for the day
- I won't be as likely to not workout as things come up in the evenings or my days get longer than anticipated
- A “great way” to start the day – possibly more sustained energy throughout the day?
- Getting ready at the gym - I'd rather get ready in my comfort zone at my house
- GETTING UP EARLY. I am NOT a morning person (nor do I think I EVER will be...I'm convinced that this is something that you can’t change...probably thoughts for another post)
- Breakfast - I've been better about my eating habits (again, for another post), especially breakfast. I'm not sure what I would do for breakfast if I was at the gym. I wouldn't be coming back to my house to make my coffee and breakfast, so I'd have to figure that out
I’ve been meaning to start working out in the mornings for some time now. I thought that I would start after I got back from Lithuania since my jet lag was getting me up so early in the morning, but the hard thing about that jet lag was that even though I was up, I was way too exhausted to get in a decent workout. So I never started the habit. I’ve gotten to the point where my race is done and I know that I will put off more and more workouts (due to fun summer evening plans and not really having anything that I “have to” workout for) if I don’t get it done in the morning. I have to decide that getting up early and working out is more important to me than sleeping in a bit. I think it will mean I also need to change my evening habits some so that I am well rested, but I need to stop putting it off. I’m not happy with my fitness level right now, so I just need to make that more of a priority than my sleep and laziness. There will never be a “good” time to start this habit, and now is as good as any since it isn’t the brutal winter cold I will have to wake up to. I “bit the bullet” and signed up for a class at the gym for two mornings a week at 6am, so that is even extra motivation. The class starts tomorrow, so…….morning workout here I come!!! Do any of you have any good workout habits I can steal? Any ideas to make it easier to get up and get to the gym? Any additional “pros” I can focus on when I’m feeling extra against working out? Any solutions to my “cons”? I appreciate any motivation/advice you have to offer!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
And while I'm on the topic of funny things, I wanted to post this video about the making of my FAVORITE COMMERCIAL EVER. It's a long video, but if you are at all interested in video production, advertising, etc, it might be worth the 19 minutes (put it on while you fold laundry like I do). I'll also post just the commercial in case you are only interested in that, but I think once you watch the commercial and get over how funny it is, you will start to think "....yeah....hey....how *did* they make that?!?!"
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
"The postmodern infatuation with journey feeds on and into a preoccupation with our own stories. If my grandparents' generation could be a little stoic and not terribly reflective, my generation is introspective at a level somewhere between self-absorption and narcissism. We are so in-tuned with our dysfunction, hurts, and idiosyncrasies that it often prevents us from growing up, because maturity is tantamount to hypocrisy in a world that prizes brokenness more than health. I'm not advocating stuffing all our feelings, but we must learn that self-expression and being true to ourselves are not the surest guides to Chrsitlikeness. Sincerity is a Christian virtue, as is honesty about our struggles. But my generation needs to realize that Christianity is more than chic fragility, endless self-revelation, and the coolness that comes with authenticity. We live in a blogging culture, which suggests that just because we have an opinion on something it must be worthwhile."
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I had some plans cancel at the last minute on Sunday, so I decided to pull out all of my quilting stuff, and MAN there is a lot of stuff that goes into finishing a quilt. Now I have the motivation to get this quilt done because I don’t want all this stuff out forever and I don’t want to be quilting during the nice summer weather. I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made in the last few days, but now I have reached the completely intimidating part of actually finishing the sewing. For someone who isn’t the least bit scared to speak in front of hundreds of people or play ball with the boys, you’d be surprised how scared I am of sewing a quilt and messing up all my hard work up to this point!! Crossing my fingers I’ll blaze my way through uncharted territory with at least an average outcome. A baby is probably going to receive this quilt, so they won’t be the harshest of critics, but I still want it to look nice!