Thursday, March 28, 2013


I have been sick for the past two weeks.  I think it is a mix between a cold, and some intense allergies.  I am just starting to feel normal again!

I didn’t have seasonal allergies until I hit the last few years of college but since then, whenever the weather changes, the runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy eyes rear their ugly little heads. 

And while apparent allergies haven’t been around for years, I have had a persistent throat clearing/cough…like since I was a little kid.  Seriously, I’m known for it!

I don’t know why it clicked this year, probably had something to do with the random emails my mom sends me about health and wellness, but I decided to head into the doctor’s office and lay it all out on the table.  Hopefully I’ll get some answers soon.  I am scheduled to see an allergist in two weeks.  I’m sure their going to tell this self-proclaimed cat lover that I am allergic to cats (cool, give me a pill…I’ll deal!), but I am hoping we uncover some other allergies that I haven’t paid enough attention to. 

I’m just ridiculously sick of this whole being sick often thing.  Not cool!  Especially since I try to be a decently healthy person.  I have an appointment with an allergist next Friday and I am stoked to get some answers!  In the meantime, I’ll keep popping vitamins and allergy medicine, along with a few teaspoons of coconut oil daily-which is surprisingly supposed to be awesome for the immune system! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Just a Tuesday...

Days like today confuse the shit out of me.  I can go from one extreme to the next in such a short time.   I spent my lunch break looking at houses, dreaming about someday being able to afford one, along with paying off my car loan, paying off that one nagging credit card that grows every time we take a vacation, and making a dent in my student loans.  Then tonight I am in my kitchen, one that I share with my grandma since I live with her, thinking about how my life effing rocks, giddy as hell, all while making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my breakfast tomorrow.  Seriously, this is what my brain spewed at me in like 2.2 seconds: how lucky am I to be able buy delicious organic peanut butter, and healthy bread, and pack a awesome lunch.  And my cats are so awesome and my husband is coming home tonight from visiting his friends and I worked out and I am making a yummy dinner and I can't wait for my morning coffee and squirrel and I should have the hubs pick up soda water because I love soda water and I can't wait to take a bath later and on and on and on and on and on!  Yup, that's how my brain works!  All the fricken time!  Hahaha! I just ramble!  But the moral of the story is, I don't give a shit about what I don't have.  Well, ok that's a lie, but I'm pretty effing happy with what I do have!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Writers block, so to speak...

This post has been up on my computer for about two weeks now.  I pop it open, add a few bits and pieces, but I have been taking my time, letting my thoughts flow.  I have become disconnected from this blog over the past few months.  I have taken breaks from writing before, but I was always searching for new ideas, new perspectives to blog about, even if I wasn’t blogging frequently.  I have snapped numerous pictures on my phone of food, tips and tricks, and my day to day activities.  I like thinking about my blog throughout the week mainly because I blog for myself.  After years of journaling, I decided I wanted to have my own little piece of the inter-world.  A place I could go to spill my guts, seek motivation, and keep the occasional family member in the know.  A place to vent, to celebrate successes, and to keep a record-that being my main purpose.  It’s fun to look back two or three years ago and see where I was at in life.  So many changes have occurred, just over the course of this blog, and it’s cool to look back. 

So I guess I am not really sure why I have been having writers block.  And maybe it’s not even writers block, but rather lack of motivation. I am the queen of putting too much on my plate, and filling every waking hour, and this little blog here seems to fall to the waist side.  I know that doesn’t sound like a bad thing, seeing as I’m out there, living life, but part of my life is writing, and recording.  Having a journalism degree and a background in history, I am fascinated in historical non-fiction.  I love asking my grandparents questions about their past, their history, and I would hope someday, my family can find something interesting with my past, even if it is a bunch of healthy recipes and workout recaps.  It’s still part of who I am. 

My point is, I hope I start writing a little bit more. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

A weight lifted...

Aight, so tonight I headed to body pump.  I was going pretty steadily until I hurt my back like the old lady I am a few weeks ago.  After a pep talk from my chiropractor, and a little adjustment, I am feeling pretty good and felt ready to take on the weights.  

It went well!  I went in expecting to feel pain but I I was very aware of my posture, and didn't over do anything.  I took it slow and simply concentrated.  And so far so good!  I am hoping this is a good sign!  

Now if only I could forgo the nightly bowl of ice cream or cereal, I may just have a chance at dropping a few lb's....piss!

Friday, March 1, 2013

A March sugar rush...

Ah, yeah. So for the first day of March, I have eaten a shit load of surgery crap. In fact, that has been my week. I only took one rest day (last night), which is maybe why I feel even more bloated and crappy, but I think I am going to have to swear off sweats for a few days. TOO MANY!

In parts of my life, I would swear one could never get enough desserts and sweets. Then there are other times I want to straight up drink nothing but carrot juice to unclog my mind and body. Ugh, the sugary goodness of desserts can just make me feel bloated, bogged down, and my brain is a fricken blur. So obviously, my body is not feeling very nourished or fueled right now. And to think, it’s the first of March. I could have started it off so much better. But, I think I am going to make the conscious effort to ensure the rest of the day is on track!