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Category: Thinking Out Loud

HOW TO GET YOUR GROOVE BACK… HOPEFULLY.

If you read my BlogFest recap, you’ll know that one of the things I learned while I was in Vegas was about finding my “why.”  It came from a quote that Darren Hardy made during his keynote address and it really resonated with me.  I’m fairly certain that I’ve finally found my why – took me long enough, right?! – and I’ve been moving towards it over this past year.  Unfortunately, I’ve had my share of struggles along the way. Guess that’s all part of that…

LEARNING TO LET GO (TOL#19)

One of the (many) things that I’m not good at is letting go. I really need to work on that. I am, however, really REALLY excellent at holding on to things. Not just physical things – although there is a slight, ever so teeny tiny, chance that I may possibly be a small, wee little bit of a packrat #dontjudgeme #everythinghasmeaning #yesimustkeepallofit – but feelings and all that other hokey mushy stuff. Like, I can take something that happened (not a good thing) or was said to me (something not nice) YEARS ago, or some way that something…

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (TOL#18)

Wow.  It’s been a minute or two since I’ve Thought Out Loud.  Well, actually, I guess I kinda did last week on Friday.  So…yeah….about that. I’ve thought hard about taking that post down. In fact, I nearly did a few times. I put way too much of myself out there. I’m not one for attention. Thank goodness none of my friends actually read it. But, in truth, I’m glad I didn’t. It needs to stay. It’s my reality. And I need to…

PLANNERS, WALKING, AND FACEBOOK STORIES? (TOL#17)

1. You guys, not to start off on a gross note but Eliza threw up on my planner. *insert angry face here*  I am so picky about planners and I know I spent HOURS searching for one and managed to find this really cute one in Bed, Bath, and Beyond, of all places. Well, I certainly can’t use it any more. UGH! Gross, right? Blech!!! So, I spent probably an hour or so searching planners on Amazon trying to find the right one. That’s SO HARD!!! I finally settled on an Erica Condren life planner in…

TIPS FOR STICKING WITH A NEW FITNESS PROGRAM

One of the first classes I’ve had to take for my Master’s is a research design class. We’re basically learning the different types of research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods) and applying different aspects to assignments along the way leading up to our research paper.  For the assignments, you can either use the topic you plan on doing your paper on (the SMART way to do things because you’re essentially writing your paper!) or you can use a made up research subject for each. Anyway, one of my classmates posted a…

COLD BREW, COOKIES, AND ONE CRAZY KITTY (TOL#15)

1. You guys, I just had my first cold brew. I wish I could say it was an earth shattering experience. Um….so, what’s the difference between an iced coffee and a cold brew? I don’t really know. It was decent – I got the sweet cream cold brew – but it wasn’t as creamy as I thought it would be. It was a little more coffee-y than I expected. I think I might stick to iced coffee the next time I roll through a Starbucks. 2. I can’t stop…

COMMERCIALS, EAR WORMS, AND FACE WASH, OH MY!

Heeyyyy! Did you guys watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? Were you in it for the game, the halftime show with Lady Gaga, or the commercials? Or maybe, you were just in it for the food? Yeah, me too. Ha! Actually, I watched for all of the above reasons. More specifically the halftime show and the commercials because I’m not really a Falcons fan and I am most certainly not a Patriots fan. Bleh. That ending though…… 1. Anyway, back to the commercials! I remember when the commercials used to be the absolute BEST part of…

THE COUNTDOWN TO CRUTCHES, SNACKS, AND ALL THE TEA

Happy Thursday, my friends! T-minus 12 days until my knee surgery and the reality of it all is finally starting to set in. My surgery referral has been official approved, I’ve done the pre-surgical consult with the nurse in the surgery center, and I’ve got all the pertinent deets taken care of. Thing 2 will be my surgery day hero – taking me, waiting for me, and then bringing me home. Thing 1 will be coming up a couple days before and she’ll be my hero at home –  making sure I…

TOL#12 – I BLAME THE COLD MEDS

You know that moment when you sit down to write and you put your fingers on the keyboard and then ….. nothing happens? Yeah. That’s how I just spent my last 5 minutes. Okay, fine. 10 minutes with a little break to get up and refill my water bottle and try to remember what the heck I thought I was going to write about in the first place. I blame the medicine. Yes, I’m presently sick. I’m battling the plague some random sinus thing and my ears feel all full and my eyes are…

STRATEGIES TO QUIET YOUR NEGATIVE INTERNAL VOICE (TOL#11)

As you know, Fit Nana is a little “new” in the blogging world. I personally have been blogging for about 6 years now but Fit Nana didn’t start until last year. A mere 7 months ago. So, technically this Nana is still an infant! (that gives me permission to cry when I want something or am tired or don’t get what I want, right? No? Oh. Well, that’s a bummer.) And, even though I have that experience, it’s pretty much like I’ve just started from scratch. And that…