Greasy Hair, Don’t Care

Another week, another late blog post. I promise I’ll have the next blog posted in time. My planner is becoming more and more attached to me as I get closer to classes starting, so I should stay on top of my crap from now on.

In other news, I did not do well on my goal last week. I still only showered every other day instead of every single day like I was supposed to. I think part of it is a habit that I really don’t care to break.

I might break it soon, though, because I find it much easier to work out when I’m at school since there’s more structure and literally a giant building devoted to fitness that I have free access to, which means I’ll need to shower more often.

That, unfortunately, is all I have for you this week, folks. My eyes are dry and tired, by body is sore from work, and I still need to do my devotional, so off to bed I go.

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Shower every day. Don’t worry about your hair, but wash your stinky pits girl!

This week: Free-write for 30 minutes each day. It doesn’t have to be a story, just get some ideas down on physical paper.

Next week: Ask someone about their day each day and really listen. Maybe tell them you not responding verbally while they talk is part of an exercise you’re trying… Otherwise they might get uncomfortable.

Crap.

So I completely forgot to write my blog by Monday…

Oh well. Moving on. Last week I only completed my stretches two days, but I did find a combination I liked, and it’s through Daily Burn, which I use to work out! My plan is to stretch at least three times a week after working out once I get back to school and have a regularly scheduled life again.

This week, I’ve not been keeping up on my goal of at least a quick shower every day. I tend to shower every other day, especially because of my random work hours. That hasn’t really changed this week even though it’s my goal…

I think this is partly because I hate scheduling showers since they’re supposed to be relaxing and literally cleansing, and also partly because I just really don’t care about my goal this week compared to other things.

So, here’s hoping next week goes better…

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Do stretches for 10 minutes each day. Work on that flexibility, girl!

This week: Shower every day. Don’t worry about your hair, but wash your stinky pits girl!

Next week: Free-write for 30 minutes each day. It doesn’t have to be a story, just get some ideas down on physical paper.

I Don’t Want To Do This Anymore

The title says it all folks.

 

 

 

Just kidding! I’m gonna keep doing my blog and my resolution, but oh my goodness I’m over it. I’m a creature that thrives on patterns and predictability. I thought having one goal each week wouldn’t be too stressful. But it is.

I’ve mostly been feeling this over the summer, but I don’t know if it’s because I’m out of the more predictable school life or because it’s been about seven months of doing this.

I’m hoping that once I get back to school and have my patterns back, my goals will become easier. I know “easy” wasn’t my intention, but I’m not having fun with this anymore. So I need easy and chill.

Anyway, I didn’t do too hot last week with my goal. I started out the week on vacation, so I was moving a bunch then between swimming and kayaking, but I dramatically halted when I returned home. I watched way too much tv and didn’t get up as much except for when I worked at the store. I think I let myself off since I worked three longer shift in a row at the end of the week.

This week is already starting out rough. I hate stretching. I would rather curl up in a ball and roll around than stretch for flexibility.

But I will keep on trying!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Stand or walk around as much as possible instead of sitting doing nothing.

This week: Do stretches for 10 minutes each day. Work on that flexibility, girl!

Next week: Shower every day. Don’t worry about your hair, but wash your stinky pits girl!

 

I Almost Forgot…

So I almost forgot to make a blog post this week…

My bad!

I was on my one and only summer vacation and didn’t get back in time Monday to write, and jumped right back into working Tuesday. But I remembered now!

So, I kept up my food journal until I left for vacation. I wasn’t a fan of it. While it sometimes did make me think about why I ate the things I ate, I didn’t write it down before or while I was eating the food, so it didn’t necessarily make me change any eating patterns. And to be perfectly honest, carrying around a little notebook with what I ate sounds depressing.

So I won’t be making that into a habit. And I am more than happy with my decision.

This week, I’ve been trying to be on my feet more and not sit around as much. That wasn’t much of a problem until I got back from vacation. At the lake, I was swimming, kayaking, walking around, and just generally up and about. If I wasn’t up, it was for sleeping, eating, quality time with my family, or pooping, so I’d say I did well haha!

Yesterday was more of a setback since I was babysitting sleepy grumpy kids, and I was exhausted from my vacation activities. But today, I got up and around with my family, and later I’ll be hitting the trail to really get some exercise in.

Here’s to the rest of the week!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Keep a food journal. Just do it. Maybe it will help you?

This week: Stand or walk around as much as possible instead of sitting doing nothing.

Next week: Do stretches for 10 minutes each day. Work on that flexibility, girl!

#Introvert4Lyfe

I may not have reached out to seven people, but I did reach out to four!

That’s pretty good in my book, especially since I have no problem with not reaching out to anyone… #Introvert4Lyfe

Anyway, it was really nice catching up with a few friends I haven’t spoken to in a while. As much as I enjoy being alone and having my physical and mental space, I know how much better I feel after venting and letting my friends vent. This was a nice, controlled way to do that!

I really hope me reaching out may have helped my friends, too. I’ve had so many days where God is challenging me to let Him in, and a friend’s text is His way of doing that.

So, despite still loving my time alone, I had a nice time chatting with friends =)

 

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Text or call one person each day to catch up and ask how you can pray for them. You should probably start with your grandparents.

This week: Keep a food journal. Just do it. Maybe it will help you?

Next week: Stand or walk around as much as possible instead of sitting doing nothing.

What Goal? I Don’t Remember Any Goal…

I’m not going to lie to you.

I barely tried to complete this goal.

On Monday, I tried watching a couple of documentaries in my free-time, but everything I found for free simply didn’t appeal as much as the drama of Grey’s Anatomy.

I know that sounds really lame, and I agree. I’m not going to make any excuses either. I decided I didn’t want to complete this goal, so I didn’t.

I’m kind of okay with it, though. While I didn’t necessarily get anything out of my tv watching time other than some mindless couch-sitting, I felt relaxed after the stressful week I was having.

I think this goal will linger, though.

I enjoy learning things for fun, and I’ve seen a lot of documentaries I have enjoyed. I know I’ll continue curating a watchlist and one day I’ll actually get through some of it.

Thanks for reading, friends! And don’t forget to read next week when I fill you in on how my socializing goes this week.

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Only watch documentaries or Ted Talks if you feel the need to watch anything at all.

This week: Text or call one person each day to catch up and ask how you can pray for them. You should probably start with your grandparents.

Next week: Keep a food journal. Just do it. Maybe it will help you?

I Really Need a Mute Button

I’m not kidding when I say I need a mute button.

I didn’t realize until someone recently pointed out that I have a problem of interrupting people. Sometimes it’s because I think I know how they’ll finish their sentence so I rush to do it for them. Other times it’s because I’m in a rush to get my ideas out.

No matter what the reason is, though, it’s not okay.

So, despite not being nearly perfect at all with this goal – which was expected – I’m really pleased to count this as a success. I’m a lot more conscious of other people’s words and taking the time to really listen.

I even had a few moments where I was able to stop myself before interrupting! Especially at work, where all I want (and need) to do is get as much information out as fast as I can before the customer dismisses me.

Here’s hoping this sticks with me, and now on to another week of taking a step back!

This upcoming week I’ll only be watching documentaries or Ted Talks. My hope is that I’ll get out of the groove of watching shows and movies just to watch them, and instead be mindful of what I’m putting into my head.

If you have any recommendations for documentaries available on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or any Ted Talks, please leave it in the comments below!

See you next week, everyone!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Try not to interrupt people. Resist the urge you annoying youngest child. You can do it – or at least suffer internally trying.

This week: Only watch documentaries or Ted Talks if you feel the need to watch anything at all.

Next week: Text or call one person each day to catch up and ask how you can pray for them. You should probably start with your grandparents.

Back on Track

Honesty time: I’m sucking at completing my goals lately.

I’m not going to blame summer, but I am going to admit that since my lifestyle changed with the end of the semester, my good habit of keeping up with my goals changed, too.

So, it’s a new week! After only reading a few chapters from the Narnia books last week, I’m going to do my best to try my new goal this week. So far I’ve been mostly successful, but I also haven’t chatted with a lot of people yet, so there’s no telling how many times I’ll have to stop myself from talking over them. Between family, my jobs, and other interactions to come, I’m sure to be face palming soon enough.

Sorry this post is so short, but I’ll hopefully have more to say next week.

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Read a chapter from the Narnia series each day. Remember the nights when Mom read you to sleep with the books.

This week: Try not to interrupt people. Resist the urge you annoying youngest child. You can do it – or at least suffer internally trying.

Next week: Only watch documentaries or Ted Talks if you feel the need to watch anything at all.

Ha. Hahahahahahahahahahaha…

So that walking thing. 

Whoops.

Basically, I only walked for at least 30 minutes on the days I worked… and that’s because I work in a retail store in which I run around pretending that I know what customers just asked me, when really I’m just looking around with a serious but pleasant expression because I literally have no idea if they even just spoke a language. No one ever said I was a great multi-tasker, and that means I can fold shirts and pants like no one’s business, but I can’t process words for crap at the same time (don’t even get me started on when they have me scheduled as a cashier…).

So, yeah. I didn’t meet my goal…

And that’s okay! Instead, I cooked a bomb breakfast casserole for my family, worked a bunch (even on Father’s Day, when I wasn’t originally scheduled to work), made progress at my new second job, got some alone time, and bought the first of many baby clothes for my sister’s first baby (October can’t come soon enough! I just wanna meet Baby Blair)!

This week, I’m reading chapters from the Narnia series every day. That means it’s nostalgia time! I loved the books so much when my mom would read them to my siblings and me before bed all those years ago. I read The Magician’s Nephew just a few months ago and, goodness, I didn’t want the book to ever end. And I’m a freaking adult now! 

Anywho, here’s to a week of sitting back in my free time with an awesome series of books and a head full of memories to go with them. 

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Go on a walk for at least 30 minutes every day.

This week: Read a chapter from the Narnia series each day. Remember the nights when Mom read you to sleep with the books.

Next week: Try not to interrupt people. Resist the urge you annoying youngest child. You can do it – or at least suffer internally trying. 

I am Four Years Old

I enjoy long walks along the river, late nights falling asleep to movies on the couch, and, apparently, coloring like I’m still four years old.

This past week I more than completed my goal of coloring for at least 30 minutes each day. I took out the pages I once ripped out of my adult coloring book (who decided it was a good idea to try to color in a book that won’t stay flat??) and listened to music I forgot I loved while I made my room smell like sharpies. It was magical. 

I forgot how much I like putting colors together and seeing what works and what doesn’t – and as weird as this sounds, I love the indecision of coming up with that color pallette. 

If I’m being honest, the most satisfying part of my crazy week was coloring. I just needed it. 

But, I must move on to the next goal. My sharpies will stay within sight, and I’ll try to spend more time coloring rather than watching tv, but who knows with my busy life…

On that note, it’s a new week and a new goal!

Check in next week to see how I do with going on a walk each day!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Color for 30 minutes each day either in silence or with music – no tv necessary.

This week: Go on a walk for at least 30 minutes every day.

Next week: Read a chapter from the Narnia series each day. Remember the nights when Mom read you to sleep with the books.