Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's Ok Thursday: 9/27/2012

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It's Ok

... to wish it were Friday (longest week ever)
... to actually be excited about a doctors appointment
... that I woke up to eat ice cream at three this morning
... that I did all my BSF lessons yesterday
... to wish it were summer break already
... that I have a ridiculous amount of laundry to do
... to already be thinking about what I want Santa to bring me
... even though Halloween is my favorite holiday I still don't have a costume picked out

What's OK with you today?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday: 9/21/2012

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Fill in the Blank Friday: 9/21/2012

1. Something I am very proud of is: overcoming certain anxieties. I've been implementing new techniques to control them.
2. My favorite thing about myself is: my compassion for all living things.
3. My favorite color for fall is: different from last year, I like the deep plum colors this year.
4. Something I've been learning lately is: everything is in God's timing. No matter how much I hope for certain things I have learned that I can pray about it and when God knows that I am ready it will happen. Patience.
5. A book I am reading now is: 50 Shades of Freedom.
6. My favorite Pandora station is: Britney Spears Radio.
7. This weekend I will be: getting rid of junk around the house! I can't wait to have a trash bag in my hands so that I can simply walk around and toss ANYTHING I haven't touched in the past six months!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

CrossFit Day One-Complete


   I posted yesterday that I would begin my CrossFit journey and mentioned how excited I was. Later on that day the doubt crept in and I began questioning myself. I drove up to what is known as "the box", sat in my car, and watched several dedicated people of all shapes and sizes while they ran. My initial thought was "Holy crap, there are a lot of people in my class and they are already lapping me on the warm-up!", then I called Blake. He encouraged me to get out of the car and go inside. As we hung up the phone a little cheerleader began shouting in the back of my mind. I opened the car door and walked in.
   The trainer last night is named Dave. He greeted me with a huge smile of encouragement and then walked me through the steps to complete my warm-up. "I can do this!", I thought, and I did! I was pleasantly surprised at how much freedom I had during the workout. Previously I had envisioned a drill sergeant screaming at me and CrossFit isn't like that. You pace yourself! Even when I found myself walking my 200 meter run I would pass another person in the class who had a smile on their face and words to keep me going. As someone who honestly hasn't run since maybe high school, I can say that I did it and I am going to keep doing it.
   My personal goal for this month is to be able to complete a near perfect squat. Last night I realized how much lifting with my back I have previously done. Yikes! Tomorrow night is my second workout followed by my beautiful niece's first birthday party.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oh, how Pinteresting: 9/5/2012

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   Tonight will be my first night of CrossFit, fingers crossed that I complete each challenging task! I am a bit terrified but more excited to push myself to the limits and rock the results in ninety days.
   Now, here are my most favorite pins and finds of the week: