who says i have to follow rules!

why hello! ya so i disappeared for a while. it happens.

it’s been crazy in my world. completely redid my old room at my parents house, so my mom can have a nice craft room. i started working out AGAIN. as long as i go back to working out right?!? i started somewhat cooking again. ever since i met the bf over 6 months ago (wow time files) i haven’t really cooked. guess it’s all the going out. which leads me to exploring new and interesting restaurants with the bf. i’ve also been loving Remi (my dog) every moment i get. he is old. and sick. i don’t like to think about the future of him to much. so i don’t. probably not the best idea.

i’ll be back soon with a better update. i promise.

for now.. i must attend to the pile of work that is my desk at the moment. i turn away for 5 seconds and it’s covered again. i’m happy i have a job.



Today is Wednesday August 29, 2012. With school starting a new in nearly every town around me, I often think back to my student teaching days and miss them. Sigh. I can’t have everything and I’m happy with what I have right now. Teaching will happen someday, somewhere, somehow. Boo-yah!

So. This weekend was great. Filled with friends, great concert, yummy wine and good food. Sans any workout! Woops. Monday I MADE myself go to a zumba class. It was great.. I forgot how much I like to shake my butt! Last night got a bit mixed up. Instead of getting jumbled, and skip a workout all together, I hopped in the car and head down to riverwalk. Riverwalk is a .25 of a mile loop outside! Perfect I thought. Run around that a few times and I’ll be good to go. Right? WRONG. I made it around once, then had to walk the second lap. I forgot how hard running outside was. I was so glad I made it OUTSIDE to run. I also forgot how FUN it is. Today is jam-packed so I’m taking the day off!

Day by Day! I should think about getting on that scale, but I’m slightly to terrified! EEEk.

I love Fridays. I love Fridays even more when there is a fun weekend lined up 🙂

Made it to kickboxing last night. Didn’t ‘really’ get into the class till is was almost over. But hey.. I found a 5:30 class I enjoy. Cheers to that! It was really nice to be all done by 6:30!

AND I went swimming during lunch today. It was quite funny waiting in the with all the seniors to get in the pool at 12 on the dot. Apparently all those male senior citizens love there 12 o’clock laps and if you aren’t in a lane by 12:05 you’re out of luck!! Haha. I laugh just thinking about it. I’m thinking I might need to become friends with my lane buddy Joe.

Salad for lunch, banana & PB + lemon zinger tea for 3pm snack. Bring on dinner baby, starting to get the hang of this eating stuff all over again!


It’s only 9:10 AM and I think I’ve looked at the clock about 20 times. Sheesh.

All in all, I’m excited about today! Lunching with a great friend is always a plus and I FINALLY have a night to work out. I’m still struggling with finding time and I know I need to make it a priority. But I just let things get in the way. Sometimes  I have a valid reason, like class or hanging out with the boy (let’s face it, I rather hang out with him then sweat it out at the gym), but other ‘excuses’ just sneak there way to the top of the list. AND THIS I’M NOT PROUD OF. There are some fantastic things coming up in the next few months – possibly a trip somewhere warm in the winter months (side note: It has been on my bucket list for years to go somewhere warm and sandy during the gross/cold/wet/slushy times here. Woot. I hope it works out!) and perhaps a gala – like all cinderella-ish!! So therefore all these small mundane tiny non-sense excuses better get the bleeeem out of here. I don’t have time for you. I got pounds to lose, arms to sculpt, and walking in heels to practice. Plus being in the arms of your man is SO MUCH BETTER when you feel good about yourself and not like a whale. Just sayin!

So there. Bye-bye excuses. Why hello nice new workout schedule. I think we should be friends 🙂

Well. That. Was. Quite. Tricky. Go ahead and don’t workout for a few weeks and see just were you end up. Holy cow. I didn’t realize I lost as much as I had. I begin running, then jogging, then walking/crawling my way to 3.1 miles. It only took me 48:10 mins. Hahahaha. Yup. That is all I got!

Again today I packed my gym bag early this morning, there might be a slight hornets nest problem to tackle before I’m sailing on the treadmill. I WILL GET TO THE MILL TODAY!

I feel emotionally amazing these days, but not so much physically amazing. This I’m working on 🙂 Baby steps.. right?

Getting myself super excited for the gym later. If I start now.. by 5pm I should be nice and ready. LOL

Just got back from a week long vacation on the Cape. I feel recharged and ready to tackle the next few months. Bring it!


That is what wordpress is telling me. I don’t like that one bit. I like to have the freedom to come on over here anytime I like and post anything I wish. Do photos REALLY matter? Behind this keyboard is a very visual oriented person. Probably much more visual than word driven, so YES, photos matter.

Now to decided what to do about this blog. Hmmmmmm?

Because why not?

I miss blogging. I miss writing my heart out. I miss sharing parts of my life.

I still struggle to balance everything in my life.

For now.. I just need to see.. your post has been published.

Hopefully more to come sooner, rather than later. 


I thought I would just check in. I’ve been gone for an entire month. I wish I could say I was on a Caribbean Island somewhere or hiking in the Grand Canyon or smelling the daffodils in the hills of Holland (eek.. not really sure when daffodil season is there). But. I have no good stories. I’ve been fighting battles and living life. I’ve been fighting off the urge to go home after work and land on the couch for the night. I’ve been fighting off all those bad dates. (Although some are good!) and I’ve been fighting off all those calories. Those calories that somehow thought I wanted them during the holiday season. Well. You have been fun, but now off you go! I never wanted this blog thing to over take my life. I didn’t want to be that blogger who doesn’t post either. So I’ve come to a happy medium. I will blog when I want to! LOL

So here is my month in photos:)

A 30th birthday celebration.

Complete with cake balls.

Playing with a new toy.

Meeting the little miss.

Homemade dinner from scratch! Pasta, Sauce and Meatballs.

Hanging with this boy.

And working on a home for this boy too!

(aka – My Mom’s site is almost ready!)

It was a great month. Now onto more adventures 🙂

Holy Moly weather.. I think I’m in love with you:)

It’s truly amazing what a little exercise can do for you. I really wish there was some way for me to make others realize this! I went to this new boot camp I signed up for this morning. It was a groupon – so incase I didn’t like it I wouldn’t have wasted too much money. Problem is I LIKE it. I have one month to go to as many classes as I want. Then I better get the check book out. I’m going to see what I get out of it first. The prices are pretty steep! Today was just an orientation and a basic mini class. My heart was pumping towards the end. It goes to show how far I let myself go. I have my week lined with classes, some AM some PM. I have lots of weddings to attend in the upcoming months. I will not be fat! So there.

After class I took Remi for a HUGE walk.

We normally go to this park. It’s a 1/4 of a mile loop. Remi hasn’t been able to walk the whole thing in months. Well today he did. He walked the whole way with no help from me. See. We are both improving:) Just made a huge broccoli & onion omelet! Now off to tackle this house, before heading to a web-site meeting!! Um.. I’m on to a new challenge. LOL

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