Apr 21, 2016

Small Wins

Holy shit!!  I've been sick forever and had zero motivation.  Matter of fact, I would definitely say #zerofucksgiven.  I did not give a shit about fitness, did not give a shit about training for a show, did not give a shit about helping others, and did not give a shit about the invention I was working on.


I was sad that I had just begun working out and then had to put it on hold AGAIN.  I was disappointed that the idea I have for an invention already exists -which is weird because when I searched for the patent, I couldn't find it.  I was bummed that my immune system, which I usually consider to be stellar, is taking forever to get better. 

I actually got worse, discovered it was a sinus infection and was prescribed antibiotics.  I took those for a full week and was only slightly getting better like every other day.  WTH?????  PS it was a full 2 weeks and this week is the 3rd.  (I am almost all the way better)

I had to truly focus on why I love my life.  I had to remind myself that even though I was not loving the specific situation, that I still love my life and all the things I lost motivation on still mattered.  I remembered that our bodies have a way of speaking to us.  Of telling us when it is time to take a damn break!!!  I was so excited to reach ALL my goals NOW that I was not taking any time to relax and give my body what it needs.  I thought I was doing a great job balancing doing fun things and #allthethings that make me happy with work life and goal life. 

Along the way, people were still reaching out for workouts and nutrition.  Meanwhile, I have to remember how to workout myself.  I mean real workouts in the gym with real equipment and weights and stuff.  In my effort to help someone else, I found a workout I wrote and got excited because I found a few that remind me how much I used to know.  I became inspired that I can and will get back to that.  It will likely be at a different level than what I used to do but it is better than nothing!!!

I have to remember that the small wins keep coming.  While there are setbacks here and there, I am still way more fortunate that some people in the same situation as me.  Or worse situations where injuries are involved. 

I found a blog in October of 2014 saying I was going to try lifting again.  I'm like, geez, I've been consistently trying to get back on the horse.  Not giving up.  Looking at the bright side of things.  Keeping positive.  And I love all the stuff I have record of!!!

This week I did a light leg workout and 2 days later I woke up with a pretty good size headache which went away.  Yesterday I got in a light shoulder workout and my neck is slightly sore today with a slight headache.  These 2 things are slight enough that I will do another light workout today, while still being aware.

Today I FINALLY have motivation to write a blog (and am well enough to do it!) - YAY.  And all the other things I lost motivation on and didn't give a fuck about - I actually DO give a fuck about.  Temporarily I lost my way but I guess that is all part of being human and getting through life.  As long as I keep learning and growing from this stuff, I am happy and will make it through the sludge and the mud as it comes along.

Oh, and the idea?  Well, I thought of another way to make it work and still be original so I'll be back at that too!

How do you overcome obstacles?

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Apr 4, 2016

Weekending - Late Edition

Why am I ALWAYS behind on stuff?  Geez!  I've been working on a great idea for an invention and, can I just say, it's extremely time consuming.  I have no idea how to do ALL the things I want to do.  I think I just want to do too much.  Let's see, what have I been up to the last couple weeks?  Last weekend was Easter and I got in a couple hikes before eating waaaaay too much for my body. Way more than I need for sure!

These below pics are of the hike and a couple street corners on the way too and from the hike.  I never used to be into desert beauty but it's kinda pretty!

I was released to begin light workouts and I have been doing just that.  Only focusing on one muscle group in a workout and only doing 1-3 exercises at a time.  It is kinda hard for me not to do more but it is crucial so I know what reactivates the injury while it is still healing.  Things have been working alright.  I have a little pain from certain things but the great news is that it only lasts a day or 2 when it used to last a full week.  The Dr. thinks this is a good sign and to continue paying attention and being aware.  I'm sure, like anyone else, I don't want to wait. 

Some of the meals I've prepped over the last couple weeks. 

Chicken, mozzarella and tomato.

Grilled egg, turkey and tomato with Sriracha mayo.

Chicken, broccoli, light Alfredo sauce, angel hair, spinach, yellow bell pepper and garnished with tomato.
My best friend from junior high found me on Facebook! Check out these sweet pics:

I got food poisoning last week and when I ate again, this is what I wanted.  Sonic peanut butter with cookie dough.  A girl wants what a girl wants.
I am during the interview process of a different position within my company and the final interview is Thursday. 
My friend was picking up a dress for a wedding she will be in and, coincidentally, it was near me.  Coincidentally there are lots of amazing happy hour places near me as well.  So we managed to make it out for HH and a couple places to follow.  I got a surprise call from my grandma in the middle of it all so after my drinks I had a great visit with her.  #lifeisamazing.
I spent a lot of my weekend researching patents for this invention and doing the work involved in getting it going.  Believe me, I would've had more fun doing other things but I think this will be worth it. 
Luckily, I also got in a hike and was able to spend a tiny little bit of time by the pool.  I love being outdoors but it is starting to get hot during the day in AZ so I wasn't out there long.
I stopped in for a drink on my way home from errands on Sunday and ran into some people I know.  One of them is hiring for outside sales and it could be a great opportunity.  Crazy how doors open just from a whim of me deciding to go to a bar!!!  Maybe I should go to more bars!
Linking up with Biana for Weekending
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