Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday's Music of the Week

So, this week I have been listening to Emphatic. Love them! This is my favorite song.

They have a lot of great songs. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lets do this!

OK, so it helps to have a goal when on a fitness journey. My Dad brought up a 5k run that is done in the woodlands, Run through the woods, around Thanksgiving. I have never done a 5k run in my life. 5k walk, sure, been there done that but never a run. I want to do this. In my fatter days, I used to say that I don't run unless I was being chased or the zombie apocalypse has hit. It was my joke to cover up my inability to actually do it. I tend to joke to cover up or make excuses for things.

While this is completely true, it's still an excuse!

So, I have started a workout program called Couch 2 5k.  I will admit that I have started this before but I barely completed a few days much less completed the program. So, I am determined to complete it. I started this morning with it. I did better than I could ever imagined. I think the fact that I have switched to vapor cigarettes has helped with the breathing and I used to get really out of breath before and I have slight asthma to begin with so it's no wonder I would give up, not to mention that I was not in the right frame of mind to push myself in that respect. So, the breathing, this time, was not an issue and I completed the first day with little to no problems! Yay! Now, the run itself was no problem. The aftermath, holy hell. I am so sore. I have sore muscles where I didn't know I had muscles. My abs, butt and legs scream every time I stand up. I make the old person noise every time, too! 

But I will keep going. I am on a positive changes kick. I will not let anything hold me back anymore. In that same aspect, I am going to finish what I started, even if its a little late, and complete the Thankful Challenge.

Today I am thankful for:

1. Positive Changes - I have to keep this in mind and change myself in a positive way little by little. Be it physically, mentally, emotionally, or otherwise. I will continue to strive for a positive change everyday.

2. Sore Muscles - They remind me that I am doing the right thing for my body and remind me that I am alive! 

3. My best friend - Who supports me even when I don't deserve it and you know who you are. 

I now challenge 3 people to do this challenge. I will tag you in my Facebook post so you know who you are. And I hope you are a bit more diligent in doing it than I was. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Thankful Challenge Day 5

Day 5

So, I missed a day, sue me!

I am thankful for:

  1.  Energy Drinks. How do you think I keep up with four kids? No one has that much natural energy. If you do, you might want to see a doctor. 
  2. Flip Flops - Because putting on actual shoes is sometimes a pain in the butt. 
  3. Text Messaging - I am thankful for text messaging because for one, I sound like I have turrets syndrome when I am talking on the phone. With four kids, it is never easy to have a conversation on the phone when your always talking to a little person or yelling at someone. Two, I am not always good with the spoken word, I would much rather say what I need to in writing.  
Ok, I am going to work out now! Later! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Thankful Challenge Day 5

Day 5

I am thankful for...

  1. My best friends. I had a great outing last night with friends, many of which I hadn't seen in a while. I am truly thankful to have the kind of friends that time and space do not affect how were are around each other. We laugh and joke and talk like no time has past. We still finish each others sentences and jokes and only we would get the weirdness of the jokes too. Love you guys!
  2. My e-cig. I am trying to quit smoking. I will admit I have lapses, especially when out at a bar! But I will quit, for my health, for my kids and for myself.
  3. Bedtime rituals. With my kids every night we read a story, say prayers and have kisses before bed. It is a quiet way to end the day and get ready for the much needed night of sleep. It also means I will get some peace and quiet soon after. YAY! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Thankful Challenge Day 4

Day 4

  1. Biscuit in a can - or cinnamon rolls, or crescent rolls in a can. I am thankful for anything that makes my life easier in the morning.  I DO NOT function well in the morning. We joke that we are vampires and that we can't take the light. I kid you not, we do not turn turn on lights, we barely speak to each other. 
  2. Coffee - like I said we do not function well in the morning. Give me coffee or give me death. Must have caffeine. 
  3. My cell phone - How do we all stay connected to family and friends without them. I can actually remember a time when we didn't have cell phones. Hell, I remember when I had a pager, not that I always answered the page (sorry Dad) but I remember how hard it used to be to keep track of everyone.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Thankful Challenge Day 3 and Music of the Week

Day 3

1. My past - I am thankful for my past because without it how do we grow, how do we learn and how to move on to our future. 

2. Music - Music has always had the power to lift up or make me contemplate. I listen to music when I am happy or sad. It is the blanket that keeps me warm and the ice that wakes me up. 

3. Art - It allows me to express myself in ways I can't in words. It allows me to say what I can't. 

For music of the week, I chose Icon for hire. They are a band I found through Pandora. They remind me of Paramore before they became poppy.  The words speak to me and pick me up at the same time. I love them

I want her hair, and to be a rock star but that's a story for another time.