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Category: Thinking Out Loud

TOL #10 – WHY I TOOK OFF MY FITBIT

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! The temps are rising and all the snow is melting and everything is a big ole wet and squishy mess here! There are dog paw prints all over my kitchen floor because seriously, who’s got time to mop EVERY TIME they come in from outside? I’d be mopping all day errrrrrr day! Yesterday was the first day that I was actually able to get out for a walk since last week so I’m super thankful that the snow is melting away. It’s pretty and all but ….. So…

TOL #9 – JUST KEEP SWIMMING!

Happy Thursday, my friends! This week is actually shaping up to be pretty decent! Thank goodness, because 2016 was a little tough, amiright? Right.  Now, if things can just continue on that positive upswing, that’d be great. 🙂 1.  I started my new (DREAM) job this week and it is UH-MAY-ZING. I am so totally in the right place!! What am I doing? Well …. I am in training to be the manager of a CrossFit gym!! I’ll eventually get my Level 1 certification (this year is my goal) and I’ll be coaching…

TOL #8 – YOGA PANTS, BIRDS, AND A FRESH START

Hey you guys!! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and didn’t eat TOO many cookies. Although, is there really such a thing as too many cookies? Okay, yeah, there is. But, it’s okay. #YOLO I didn’t really eat that many cookies but I may or may not have had a few too many Christmas brandies. The holiday was a little different this year for us and I kinda struggled with it a little. BUT, that’s for a whole different post and so far this week has really stepped up and given…

TOL #7: BIG GIRL PANTS & SCARY DECISIONS

Welp, you guys, I’ve finally decided that I need to put on my big girl pants and take charge of my own fate. I know I’ve alluded to some things going on in my life right now and I’ve been waiting to see how things play out. No more waiting. I’m driving fate’s car now. source And I’m terrified. I’ve always played it pretty safe. I mean, I’ve wanted to make a change for some time and I’ve done some things to…

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Hey ya’ll! It’s been quite an interesting past couple of days. I had some major stress on Tuesday regarding my upcoming surgery … like Tricare didn’t approve it and I had to jump through hoops to figure out why – but I think I got it all taken care of. Hopefully, surgery will still proceed as planned next week. The sooner it’s done, the sooner I can heal and get back to normal! Also, it’s been 70-some odd degrees. Um, what? Does Mother Nature not realize it’s…

TOL #5: PATIENCE. IS. HARD. I SHOULD PROBABLY PRACTICE MORE.

Okay, I’m going to be honest. I lack patience. I try so hard to have it. I really do. Sometimes, I succeed. But, other times, I turn into a raging bitch (sorry. #truth) because I feel like I’ve expressed myself appropriately and people JUST. AREN’T. LISTENING. and I don’t understand why not. And, with even more honesty on the way, I really really REALLY HATE when someone tells me they’re going to do something and they don’t do it. At least within the appropriate timeline I’ve…

TOL #4: DOLLAR SIGNS, ICE CREAM, AND MY LEFT KNEE

Let’s cut the small talk and get down to business, shall we? 1. So, last week I was talking about fate and things happening for a reason and this week, I’m thinking fate has a sick sense of humor. Or coincidence is just a big Bee-YOTCH. You see, the transmission went out on our truck. At the WORST. POSSIBLE. TIME. Not that I think there’s a BEST possible time for that to happen but seriously, I’m not working and we’ve got lots of other stuff going on. And, $2500…

TOL#3 – LIBRARIES, COOKIES, AND … DOG FOOD?

Happy Thursday!! I hope the week has been going well and, if you were affected by Matthew, you’re drying out and flood waters are receding and life is starting to resemble some sort of normal. There are approximately 598 tree branches and 510,679 pecans in my back yard that need picking up. The dogs keep dodging the branches and stepping on the pecans. It’s dangerous out there. But, enough randomness. Oh no, wait. Here’s more. 1. You guys. This stuff is dangerous. 7 servings per bag? I think not. 1 bag per person…

THE ROLLERCOASTER THAT IS MY LIFE

Okay, so I think there are probably a ton of sayings out there about how life is full of ups and downs, life is a merry-go-round, life is a rollercoaster (hence those ups and downs. please pass the dramamine.), etc, etc, etc. I think this one might be my favorite, though. (tee-hee) source My life has definitely been riding that rollercoaster the past few months, that’s for sure.  I didn’t intend to take a little blogging break, especially since I was just getting back at it. But, sometimes, shit happens and you just…

MY EXPERIENCE WITH WHOLE 30

Let’s talk about Whole 30. Have you heard of it? I’m sure you probably have. But, if you’ve been hiding under a rock and haven’t, you’re probably sitting there going “um, what the heck is Whole 30? I’m totally not going to understand anything she’s talking about.” Well, have no fear! I’ll catch you up – Cliff’s notes style. 🙂 Oh, and if you want to really dig deep, you should go to their website and click around and check it…