Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's been quiet around these parts.

And when I say "these parts," I mean "this blog," which really means life has been hectic and busy and stealing me away from our special time together.

But for what it's worth, I think about you often.

Work has been, for lack of a better word, intense.

One of the girls in my department got promoted which means I have been taking on this new workload, which also means I've been working 9-91/2 hour days. I work through lunch and I stay late. Working. Non. Stop.

I don't know about you, but I, for one, have never had a job that required so much mental strength from me. Not only am I just 2 months into this new job and still learning, but I am just literally trying to make sense of how I have so much to do! I mean, really, working through my lunch break?

But, I will say, it's possible some good things are coming of this hectic situation. Although I guess it's possible there aren't. Let's just say I have mixed emotions about it and until I sort it out in my own brain, I'll save you from my ramblings.

In other life happenings, as of today, I am down 4.6 pounds! I only have 1.5 pounds left to lose in the next 20 days if I want to win this DietBet game. Easy Peasy.

Hold please. I have to go take the lid off my frozen lasagna I got cookin' in the oven.

Okay back.

You see what my life has come to? Frozen lasagna. Because I'm just too tired and lazy to do anything else. I'm sure this will do wonders in my weight loss journey. #not

So yeah. I've been doing pretty well with my exercising and eating.
In fact, I've been doing SO well with my exercising that after 3 straight days of running a total of 10 miles and attending a Zumba class, my body decided to gift me with a cankle!

Pretty neat huh?

So yeah. No more running for me since last week's shenanigans.

However, I did attempt a Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown YouTube video last night. Two words: Butt kicker. It was only 30 minutes and I felt like jello after! Today, my arms are sore. But, you know, that good sore where you know you've done something beneficial?

Anyway. I've got to go! The Dizzle's going to be home soon and I've got to get that frozen lasagna cooked and then disguised like I made it from scratch before he gets here! Ha. Jay kay. He knows I'm not that talented in the kitchen.

But I wanted to end with this.

Sometimes, when I'm feeling way too overwhelmed for anybody's good, and I just want to curl up in a ball and cry it out because I don't know what I'm doing with my life or where I'm headed or who I want to be when I grow up, and oh wait, I'm already grown up so I should know this information and why can't I just be traveling the world again, and yadda yadda yadda, you know, those overwhelming feelings? I just want to say that I think about this little blog of mine and I think about all of those special and thoughtful comments you guys leave me and how they make my day a little brighter.

And then of course, I drink a bunch of wine to numb the pain as well. (Kiiiidding. Okay fine, I'm not.)

Anyway. I'm calling this time in my life an "adjustment period." I don't know when this period ends, but I'm hoping that soon I will stop making faces like this:

And instead make more faces like this:

Stay tuned. I think it's just around the corner.


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  1. Hang in there!! Life gets crazy but then it calms down just long enough to gather yourself. Good job with the weight loss! You never looked like you needed to lose it though!

  2. 4.6lbs!! Dang girl, get it!!

    And I'm totally in the same adjustment period phase that you're in. Trying to figure out who I am and what the heck I want to do with my life - it's stressful! But it seems like you've got a great job to keep you busy for the time being =)

  3. Congrats on losing so much weight in such a short period of time! I´ve also been doing good, went on the scale today terrified after this weekend (so much gelatoooo) but it turned out to be a positive result:-) Down nearly 3 lbs! :-)
    Don´t worry too much about not being able to blog as much, your main focus should definitely be on your job and your wellbeing:-)

  4. I am totally in that boat. Shit has gone down and now I'm like cool, I'm sitting in a big circle of shit that went down. So when you figure out how to get smiling Mish back, let me know and I'll just steal your approach. Thanks!

  5. UGH, I sometimes get kankles after working out - THE WORST! At least you have your wine :) Seriously though, all your working out is so inspiring. I need to get off my ass and do something for a change!

    <3, Charlotte

  6. girl i feel you. i just got assigned the biggest client of my life (actually multiple client in one account), and i'm shaking in my boots for what it's going to do to my life.

  7. I did meltdown last night and I wasn't sore today but I also just finished the 30DS not too long ago. I have never had a job like that. Hang in there.

  8. Congrats! Though, that ankle looks painful. :( When did you start this whole thing again? (meaning, how long has it taken to lose 4.6 pounds and can I do it before our wedding in 16 days???)

  9. if it helps, laying on my yoga mat, but not actually doing yoga is one of my favorite things.

  10. 4.6 pounds, get it, get it! That ankle is no joke. Rest up and hopefully everything falls into place again :)

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

  11. I think I'm in an adjustment period too! hopefully we'll both get back to those happy faces soon! :)

  12. You better have face #2 when I get out there, young lady! I wanna have FUN!!!

  13. Work has a way of sucking out your soul... it's not easy. Just make sure to take advantage of the down time you do have, and slowly find ways to make your day more management. Take a walk once in awhile. Even if there's work to be done, you'll be more productive the happier you are!! <3

  14. Posts like this are why you are one of my absolute favorites. Can you send me the link to the Yoga on YouTube? I'll look it up on my own, but in case I'm having a moment and can't find it.... Holy ankle. Girl what did you do?!

  15. Hang in there girl! Things always have a way of working out. By the way...that ankle reminds me of what mine looked like when I was preggo...awful

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

  16. I think it's great to be busy at work (as someone who is not). I know you mentioned you'd rather be busy than bored, so I guess that's a bright side? Ha!

    I've never heard of chicken lasagna in my life. Crazy.

    Ouch, you'r ankle!!! Mine do that too after running and it blows. I hope you're healed up soon!

    I <3 Jillian Michaels!

    Hang in there sweets!! You're doing great!

  17. Whoa! Your ankle doesn't hurt? Do you roll it? Hopefully it's feeling better. Awesome job keeping up with your diet bet and exercise. I should try some online Yoga videos, I really need to stretch more and work on flexibility. I hope work lightens up a bit, our office has been slammed lately too. xo

  18. Workouts and wine ALWAYS help stress and mental overload. Hang in there - perhaps there's a promotion in the works for you as well?? Way to find some positive in the negative tho. That's why I love you, and just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check it out your award here: http://www.missadventuretravel.com/inspiring-blogger-award/

  19. Wow that ankle looks intense. I hope the adjustment period ends soon!

  20. Ouch! Hope that ankle doens't hurt too bad! I've just discovered that website and thought it might help ;)




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