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Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekly Wishes #41 (2014)


Hey guys!
Happy Monday to you all . . . well. . .actually, by the time some of you read this it might already be Tuesday.  Anyhoot, as I try and get back into the swing of blogging again I figured the best way to start off would be with a Weekly Wishes post. Not a bad idea, right?  Cool.  Let's jump right in shall we . . . ?

1. Schedule 3 Posts:  This one is pretty self explanatory.  I've got lots to share so finding the time to write about it is the tricky part.  

2. Work Out:  I've been off my game BIG time guys. I'd be good for a couple of weeks and then I'd fall off the wagon.  To try and make working out a habit again I've re-started P90X3.  And yes, this is the third time for me.  But you know what they say?  Third times a charm :-)  So let's get to moving!!

Yeah, that's it for this week guys! I'm keeping it simple for now.  What are some of your goals?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Where Are You . . . .?


Hey guys!
So sorry for the long unexpected hiatus.  I'm sure all of you are probably wondering where the hell I've been the last 2 and a half months and the answers is . . . nowhere.  I wish I had some exciting story to share with you that involved a trip to an exotic location but that's not the case.  I've just been pretty darn busy, but what else is new, right? 

As some of you already know, I'm currently in Massage Therapy School and between school and work, I barely have a social life.  I wish I could say that that's all about to change, but it's not, lol.  I still have about 6 more months of school and it seems like every semester gets harder and harder.  But you know what though? I'm loving every minute of it and I'm happy.  Going back to school was definitely the best decision I've made :-)

But enough about me.  You're all also probably wondering what's up with the blog?  Well, its not going anywhere.  I'm not gonna make promises of daily content, but I will be stopping by at least twice a week.  Once I get the hang of that, I'll take a stab at dropping more frequent content.  

Thank you all for hanging in there with me and being loyal readers.  You guys are awesome and I appreciate it.  Till next time . . . . and enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Update: July 2014

Hey guys!
OMG! I can NOT believe how quickly time has been flying by.  Can you believe that there's only 12 more days of July left?  Yeesh!  Anyhoo, I'm sure you've all noticed that, once again, I've been m.i.a.  I'm all about school life right now and I have not had the time or even the energy to post anything.  For that I apologize and trust me, I do miss posting.  Since you're probably not going to hear from me until August (I'm studying for finals now), I thought I'd give you all an update.

As most of you know, I'm currently in Massage Therapy school and  oooh child, this is a tough curriculum. 
Me right before my Clinic session

I still have two more semesters to go but one of the things I'm enjoying the most this semester is getting the opportunity to massage complete strangers for the first time.  The positive feedback I've been getting is incredibly motivating and gratifying.  I no longer doubt my decision to choose this career path. Yay!

For starters, I am no longer doing the Insanity workouts.  With all the jumping that goes on I landed wrong during one of the circuits and pretty much said F$CK IT! to Insanity.  I can NOT afford to end up in the hospital with a busted up knee.  I stopped about 2 weeks ago and have been doing lots of Yoga With Adriene videos on Youtube instead to stretch my body out.  On a positive note, I do have some other great news to drop about some future goals but I'm SO excited about them that they're going to get their own post.  Stay tuned :-)

On the subject of exciting news, I'm also happy to announce that Phil and I are back together :-)  After about 6 months apart from each other, which was needed in my opinion, we've decided to work things out.  I'm coming back with a completely different attitude and perspective so we'll see what happens. 

Well, last you all heard I had braids in my hair.  Um, that's no longer the case.  I took them out and have been sporting my trusted NOVA Wig for the past 2 weeks.  I'm indecisive as to what to do next but feel pretty strongly about the idea of just FINALLY learning to style my own hair.Yeah, yeah, yeah.  You've all heard me say this before but I never really TRIED that hard.  One major incentive is that I just don't feel like spending money to get my hair done. In the meantime, just finding the time to wash my hair is an immediate concern so I'm just focusing on treating it consistently.

Whats been happening with all of you lately?  Share in the comments section!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Words of Wisdom: June 2014, Pt. 2

Hey guys!
Since it's Father's Day this weekend I thought it appropriate for some Words of Wisdom from, in my opinion, one of THE most popular father figures in TV History, Bill Cosby.


"Through humor yo can soften some of the worst blows life delivers.  And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it." 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ABC's of Thankfulness

Hey guys!
I recently read a post from Marquis of Simply Clarke that listed everything she was thankful for in alphabetical order.  I thought this was a wonderful idea because everyday I try to take a moment to stop, look around and be grateful for everything I have.  Doing this on a daily basis definitely keeps me the happy person that I am and as a result, I'm pretty much able to deal with whatever is thrown my way.  Adopting the attitude of gratitude keeps you from taking things for granted and allows you the opportunity to enjoy the little things in life.  

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. " 
~ Melody Beattie

Here's a look at my list of things I'm thankful or . . . 

A is for Allan, my brother.  I've got THE best brother in the whole wide world!  Yeah, I said it.  And it's true.

B is for  This is my absolute favorite site for ordering my supplements. 

C is for my Car. I am incredibly greatly for my vehicle. I would never be able to get as much done without it.

D is for Daddy. my Dad is awesome! He's a man of few words, but the amount of love he has for me is felt in everything he does.

E is for Eggs.  I LOVE having eggs.  I'm pretty sure I can't go a day without having some.

F is for Family.  I can get through anything knowing that my family's got my back.

G is for GOD.  I'm not the most religious person in the world, but I do believe in a higher power.

H is for Hugs.  If I'm feeling down, a hug always makes me feel better.

I is Ice Cream, particularly Cold Stone Creamery.  I don't have it often but when I do . . . .oh man! It's gonna be a good day :-)

J is for Jeans.  This is by far my most favorite article of clothing!

K is for Kashi Go Lean.  I think I'm addicted to this cereal.

L is for Love. Nuff' said.

M is for Mommy.  My mother is everything to me.  She is my best friend, my biggest cheer leader, my confidant, my rock.  I feel blessed everyday for having my mother in my life.

N is for my Natural Hair.  Although I mostly keep it under wraps, I love the fact that it's healthy, growing, versatile and ALL mine.

O is for Oatmeal.  One of my favorite things to eat and it's healthy for you :-)

P is for Phil.  Regardless of what we've gone through in our relationship I've learned so much and have grown incredibly as a person and woman as a result of having him in my life.

Q is for Questions.  Questions are the best!  The can start a conversation, clear up a misunderstanding and spark change.

R is for Rachel, my sister-in-law.  I've always wanted a sister and now, I do :-)

S is for the Swedish Institute, my school.  Now I can change careers.

T is for a Trader Joe. This place is part of the reason why I am able to keep my nutrition in check. 

U is for Umbrella.  I mean, come on.  Who wants to get wet?

V is for "VEEP".  This is my NEW favorite show.

W is for Working Out.  It keeps me sane!

X is for X-Mas.  Yeah, I know. Christmas starts with a "C" but I got desperate, okay? Anyhoo, X-Mas is my favorite holiday because I'm able to spend it surrounded by my family. 

Y is for YOU, my readers.  Thanks so much for taking the time to explore my blog.

Z is for the Zoo.  I love going there but don't go as often as I would like.

What are you guys Thankful for?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Wish List 2014

Hey guys!
Now that summer is right around the corner, I got me to thinking about last summer and the fact that I wasn't able to enjoy myself s much as I would have liked to.  It's amazing how quickly time goes by.  There were SO many things I kept putting off because I just kept telling myself that I'd get to it next week.  Well, not this year.  This year I'm making a list and I'm vowing to do as many of these things as possible.

Here's my Summer 2014 Wish List.  You'll notice that some of these things are activities and some are just overall goals I hope to achieve by the end of the summer:

1. Go to a Street Fair

2. Go to the beach

2b. Go to the beach in a bikini

3. Go to a BBQ

4. Go to a Baseball Game

5. Go on a Day Trip

6. Go on Vacation

7. Spend a day taking photographs

8. Take a HOT Yoga class

9. Buy myself a one piece bathing suit that I actually LOVE

10. Go to a carnival / amusement park

11.  Finish Insanity Workout Challenge

12. Lose 10 pounds

That's it for now.  As I think of more things to do, I'll just add it.  As I get things done, I'll keep you all posted.  Do any of you have any goals for this summer?  Let me know in the comment section. I love to hear from you.