Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blogging Stamina and 5 other life happenings.

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And this picture has nothing to do with this post.

I think I've lost my stamina for blogging. Or at least for blogging on the daily. I remember when I first began this blog, I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning (because isn't the best time to blog when you're supposed to be working?), when the office was empty and quiet, and I could write up a blog post about everything and anything, but mostly nothing, and that was okay. I never really felt like I had a lack for words.

Now? Maybe it's just laziness. Or maybe I just feel like I don't have a whole lot to say? I mean, when I wrote that post before about routines, I wasn't kidding. Most days, these days, are reeeeeaaalllyyy similar. Breakfast, gym, lunch, work, dinner, Netflix. Not that there's anything to complain about that, but how many times do you want to read about it? I'm guessing the first time was one too many.

I don't think I'm alone here. I think it's safe to say that the blogging generation I was born into has been slacking off as a whole, no? I've noticed several blogs I used to read on the regular have somewhat abandoned their posts and now stick to just living life and documenting it via Instagram? I wonder what happened? Was it just a fad? For those of you that still blog on the daily, what keeps you motivated to write?

I definitely like the documentation aspect. I often find myself reading old posts and being highly entertained by past memories I otherwise would have forgotten. So there's that. But again, I just feel like there's not a whoooolllee lot to document right now.

Okay, fine. There's got to be something.

Let's see.....

Okay, here it is: 5 current "Happenings":

1. My new baby nephew is due to arrive this Friday in San Diego. There is a strong chance this babe will be named "MAGNUS". Yes...."Magnus". And I often wonder what a child with the name of Magnus will be called. Mag? Maggie? Magget? M? With a name like "Magnus," you can't help but wonder these things.

2. Speaking of babies - my thoughts on them have drastically changed in the last year. I've heard people say that the age of 27 for females is a life-changer. I didn't believe it at first, but I do now. Ask me a year ago if I wanted babies and I'd make a face and say, "Not for a looooonnnggggggggg Long Long Long Long time." 

Ask me today if I want babies? And I literally get this physical feeling. This yearning almost. It's the oddest thing. I see babies crying and it doesn't annoy me anymore. The Dizzle and I have been having many conversations about babies. What we'll name them....what they'll look like....how we want to raise them... Again, it's the oddest thing. But, it's also..... exciting. Like, hey yeah, this whole life thing? Kind of cool. Especially when you have someone pretty dang amazing to do it with. Like, yeah, why wouldn't I want to have your babies?

3. Mexico is one week from today. And I'm 99.99999% certain an engagement will NOT be happening on said Mexico trip. The reason I know this? Because I asked, that's why. I did not want to become the girl that for every little activity, or walk on the beach, or sunset dinner would think to herself, "Is this it?! Is he going to propose right now?!" And then when it didn't happen, possibly get a little bummed out.

So I asked the Dizzle, "Can you just tell me right now that I shouldn't get my hopes up in Mexico?"

And he replied, "You should proooobbbaaably not get your hopes up for Mexico." 

Then I said, "When you use the word 'probably', I still think there's a chance because I'm crazy like that."

Then he said, "Okay, then definitely do not get your hopes up."

And there you have it.

And now I will have a wonderful week in Mexico with my love, celebrating 3 wonderful years together, and not have that crazy, cuckoo mind of mine go off on wild tangents.

I'm such a problem solver, aren't I?

4. For the last 2 months, I've been working out about 3-4 times a week. And when I say working out, I mean pumping iron. There has been little to no cardio, really. (I've also been making better eating choices and have cut out mid-week drinking.) In the last 2 months I've brought my body fat percent from 20% to 17% and gone from being able to do 1 push up to 31 push ups in a row. I'm now at the same weight I was during my marathon training, but my body looks different. Stronger.

I gotta tell ya - this way of working out, being able to see this progress and physically feeling stronger, is so much more enjoyable than being able to run 26 miles. I mean, is it cool to be able to say you can run that far? Sure. Yeah. But is it actually fun running that far? Um, no. I just can't seem to hop on the crazy train of long-distance running.

5. Remember when I said I had 5 different things to say? I lied. There were 4.


xoxo





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18 comments:

  1. lol you still crack me up on your posts! But I hope you dont give up on this blog - i am still reading them!

    You'll never know what you'll come back with from your mexico trip =) have fun!

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    1. Thanks, Ciel! Glad to know at least ONE person is still out there reading ;) haaa

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  2. Ok, so don't get your hopes up...but a man telling you to NOT get your hopes up is basically him saying the exact opposite. At least that's exactly what my husband did when he proposed!

    Either way- Mexico will be amazzzzing I'm sure!

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    1. Ooooooh man, you can't be going and putting those thoughts in my head now! ;) haha

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  3. Have fun in Mexico! And that is sooo crazy about the baby thing! So crazy! But good :). As for blogging, I think it has its ups and downs. Even people who blog daily sometimes have awesome posts, and sometimes it's a lot of fluff. Peaks and valleys, I think. But if you're not feeling it, then no problem documenting via photos or tweets.

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  4. YAY for Mexico! I am very jealous that you'll be on that beach and not me, but at the same time have some fun :) As for the blogging thing, yeah... I think it's taking a new shift. I think that people are distracted by every viral article and blogging isn't as entertaining anymore. I find the blogs I'm still reading daily and the blogs I get the most comments on are ones that are my thoughts on a topic, so what do you think about ___? I still throw free writes in and lots of brain dumping, but those are more for personal documentation. KEEP WRITING! I like your blog :)

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  5. Yay for Mexico....my money is on a proposal will happen.

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  6. Very interesting! I literally just started strength training w/no cardio last week. I'm not doing any cardio for 4 weeks and then when I do it will be on the "side." I've always been a cardio nut who feels it wasn't a good work out unless I sweat bullets and wanted to pass out. As for blogging-Summer is usually dead. I also think a lot of bloggers are have burned themselves out blogging 5x per week. It was the so called "gold" standard that I never really subscribed to so nothing has changed for me.

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  7. Same on the blogging! I feel like people are starting to disappear and people don't leave as much comments anymore (me included). I still want to keep blogging, but like you, I feel like I've run out of things to say half the time.

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  8. The only time I've ever really noticed a difference in my body from working out was when I was lifting weights 90% of the time and doing cardio *maybe* once a week. That ish is legit.

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  9. lol. i asked the same thing to Rob about Brazil. "You're not proposing right?" even though I've been nagging him about rings. Hahaha AND YES on that blogging thing. I've hit the wall (admitted on several posts now) and have been busy living and instagramming. Unless we are all drinking the same water and it's just slowing down our brains. idk.

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  10. Oh my gosh, enjoy your trip to Mexico! I'm so jealous
    I think blogging is kind of like everything else, it's got phased out for a lot of people due to newer social media! I for one love to document my life and love to blog so I'll probably be around till the cows come home. I'm just old school like that!

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  12. I'm one of those people who have abandon my blog! I hope to get back into it and I'm not 100% sure what made me want to step away - but I do miss it!

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  13. You're a genius for getting the "Will he, won't he?" question out of the way. I knew my husband was going to propose on a trip we took and it was TORTURE waiting for him to do it. He waited until the second to the last day to do it. You're right, the whole time I kept thinking, "Is this it!?" I could barely enjoy our vacation.

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  14. Your blog is great, I think I stepped away for about a year, now I'm back at it. Hope you never leave :-)

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  15. Don't stop blogging! That would be so sad :(

    You are brilliant to ask him about the proposal. Because it eats away at and is all you can think about so knowing it won't happen for sure is the best thing ever. well not the best would be it actually happening but ya know.

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  16. I guess V is a good liar, huh? ;-) (Yes, I am this far behind on blog reading, but not on seeing the proposal pics on IG!) Congrats :-)

    Any on the blogging front? I can blame it on being a new Mom. I used to post a few times a week at least, I even sponsored you once! Now I am lucky if I can get a weekly pic of my baby up. Life changes... But I still enjoy reading your blog and all the other people with blogging stamina left in them. :-)

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