Monday, February 28, 2011

I did it!!!

2 Hours and 1 Minute!!! That's how long it took me to run/walk/crawl 8 miles, complete 14 obstacles, twist an ankle, bruise both knees, and say many swear words. BUT I DID IT!!!! I am so very proud of myself and I am so very thankful for Brother and Boyfriend. Because if it weren't for them pushing and pulling me up those mountains, I wouldn't have been able to do it. They did great!
After the race, we went to In N Out and I scarfed down a very yummy cheeseburger, guilt-free! Then, Boyfriend and I fell asleep for a very long time...Then I proceeded to eat a very big turkey sandwich, with chips. And not the baked, low-fat chips, the full on FAT chips. I figured anything was a "go" since I probably burned a million calories or so.

Hopefully once the soreness wears off, and I stop hobbling around from the pain, I can continue exercising. Just because I don't have the Spartan Race to train for anymore, doesn't mean I can't keep running and getting fit!!



**Pictures coming soon! (Brother's girlfriend, Katie, has them and she said she'll send them soon!)


Happy Monday!

xoxo

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Beast

Feast your eyes on The Beast!

Took the Black Panther in to get fixed today... and I got setup with this sweet ride.
They say it could take up to TWO weeks till I get the Black Panther back...
So in the meantime...I will be Big Pimpin' in The Beast. It can hold SEVEN people!
Great family car...Too bad I'm single and childless. 



Tonight: Taco Tuesday at Fred's Mexican Cafe in Old Town, San Diego!
I'll be the coolest chic there...rolling up in my Dodge Journey. a.k.a. The BEAST! 


Happy Tuesday!

xoxo

Monday, February 21, 2011

Split

I JUST SPENT THE LAST 30 MINUTES AT WORK CUTTING SPLIT ENDS OUT OF MY HAIR....
Does anyone find that odd? I'm beginning to think so...
This could be blamed on one of two things:
A) I have a slight obsessive compulsive relationship with my hair and have hit rock bottom
B) I am so incredibly bored at work that I have resorted to cutting my hair to entertain me
C) Both?

(P.S. I literally just stopped typing mid sentence because I saw another split end...) 

I don't know if it's because it's going to be "that time of the month" soon, but I feel as though I am in a RUT. All I keep thinking is that this is not where I envisioned my life to be at 24 (soon to be 25). I thought I'd be almost married, I thought I'd be making more money, I thought I'd have a career that excited me everyday... Instead: I'm in a relationship, though happy, I have no idea where it's going, I'm making enough money to support myself and save, but I want more (who doesn't?), and I'm working at a job that I find myself cutting split ends off my hair out of boredom! (Just found another).

I've always been a firm believer in taking charge of your life and creating your own destiny. Million dollar question: HOW?

You know what they say to prevent split ends? "Try to get them cut before your hair splits all the way up, ruining your hair...."

Ahh...Did you get that little correlation there?? Didja? Cuz a lightbulb just went off for me... For those of you that did not, let me break it down for ya.

I need to CUT OFF THIS NEGATIVE TALK, aka "Split End", so I don't "RUIN" my HAIR...er, I mean life. 

What am I waiting for? Get to it! Stop moping. No one likes a party pooper! Okay fine...take 5 more minutes to groom your hair and mope, but then it's off to the drawing board! (I don't really know what that means, but I've always wanted to say it...)


xoxo,

Me =)



Friday, February 18, 2011

Tee Gee Eye Eff!!

Happy Friday... 

Not much to say today. Probably because I'm super tired from last night's escapades.
Roomie and I finally got some alone time (thanks, Boyfriend!), so we took advantage
and headed Downtown! Had some good food, had some good drinks, 
but most importantly had some good company! 

Sometimes I forget how important it is to have a 
GIRLS NIGHT...







xoxo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Really???

Picture THIS:

You're driving along down your little street to exit your little apartment complex. When all of a sudden, this blue Hyundai Accent, driven by an old lady, comes out on the left and hits your brand new BMW!!!!! What a great morning, right???

No. Not so great. Trust me on this one...

I wish I could say that this didn't happen. I wish I could say I made it all up. I wish I could say I didn't just get in a car accident a mere 3 months ago. But no. This very thing happened
moments ago.

So what did I do? I furiously got out of my car and I said, "Really? Did you not see me?"
And she says, "No, the sun was in my eyes." 

GRRR....

So. We exchanged insurance information and I left in a huff. 

I asked Boyfriend, "Why does poop like this have to happen???"
He said: "You have money fall out of the sky for you, I guess it needs to even out somehow."
Good point.
(He's referring to my $3000 tax refund as well as getting $12,800 back from my last accident.)

So... I guess this is yet another moment in my life to test me and give me an opportunity
to focus on the positive and what I have to be thankful for (see yesterday's post.)


(Deep breath....exhale...Repeat)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hump Day

WEDNESDAY'S always seem to be the hardest for me.
So I'm going to start a new tradition of having WEDNESDAY THANKS.
(Not really my own idea because I stole the concept from other bloggers)

Here, I shall dedicate my post to things that I am thankful for to remind me not to be in the dumps on
such a dumpy day! (It's 60 degrees and rainy. Boo.)

So here goes...I am THANKFUL for:

-Sarah, my co-worker, buying regular half and half (the big Costco size) for the office so now I can save $5/day by drinking coffee at work instead of at Starbucks.


-Boyfriend going to the gym with me last night. Otherwise, I highly doubt I would have gone.


-The snooze button. It allowed me those extra five (or twenty) minutes of beauty sleep!


-My mom (shout out!). Even though she lives across the country from me, she is still the best thing in my life.


-The Black Panther (aka my new car). I still get excited when I get to drive. Even if it's just 2 minutes to the store.


-Getting my paycheck today. Who wouldn't be?


-My brother. Even though he is highly annoying me right now because he thinks I'm not working out enough or training hard enough for this Spartan Mud Run coming up. But if it weren't for his pestering, I wouldn't be working out at ALL probably.


-Online shopping. It gives me such joy knowing I have a special package coming in the mail. (MARC JACOBS WATCH COMING TODAY!! WHOO HOO!)


Ahhh...I feel SO much better...and mmm...this coffee (cup number two) tastes So good!


Happy Hump Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just one of those days...

I'm having "one of those days"...and it's only 9:30 in the morning. You know, those days where you just feel drained of any positive thought. The kind where you have a really hard time mustering up the energy to get through the day. Where all you can do is think about things you want differently in your life and question the major aspects of your life. Sounds pretty depressing, doesn't it? It just becomes this endless cycle. I think these negative thoughts about myself and my life and it only makes me feel worse.

The funny thing is, I know exactly what to do to get myself out of this funk. I've read enough "Positive Thinking" books to know the right tools to get me back on my positive kick. I've had more conversations than I can remember with my mom and dad on how to question reality and come to the realization that the only reason I feel these negative things is because I believe my thoughts on what I perceive to be "reality." I make these stories up in my head: "He doesn't care enough about me." "I should have a better job." "I'm ugly and should lose weight." Then, the kicker is...I believe these stories as truth instead of just letting those thoughts go and recognizing them as just that: Thoughts. And even though I know how to get back to my spunky, self-loving 'tude, I don't want to. It's as if I just want to throw a pity-party for myself and wallow in it for awhile. Why? I could not tell you. Sigh...

Hour and a half later....


Okay, Michelle! Get yourself together! You are strong and beautiful. You are loving and kind. You are independent and self-sufficient. You attract positivity in your life. You know what you want. You make things happen in your life. You are healthy.



...Hey, it's a start.

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