This is the time of Best Body Bootcamp where I tend to slack off, around week four. The newness wears out and with our visitors this weekend came lots of good food and little time for the gym. That's okay. I'm back on track this week and really enjoying the new set of workouts.
I've also been trying new Yoga Download videos and absolutely love them. I also have been thinking about buying a trial to a yoga studio I read about on Yelp. There's a disco ball and no chanting. Sounds about right for me.
Still reading The Happiness Project. Some chapters are a little slow to get through, but I still am trying to apply her concepts as much as possible. Especially being patient and remembering to "Be Maria". What does that mean exactly? Well, it's just a way to be true to yourself. I can't explain it as well as she does.
I'm also having trouble getting through the book because as soon as my head hits the pillow at night (when I normally read), I am out.
Still enjoying my new job and I feel more comfortable making decisions. It's definitely humbling to go from a company where you have history and are pretty much the go-to person to being the low man on the totem pole who doesn't know how to do anything. But I'll get there. One day at time. My coworkers are great though and have made me feel like I fit in. That's so important.
Now that I have a regular paycheck coming, we have started to get serious about buying a house! I'm hoping before I turn 30, I will no longer be an apartment-dweller. Things I'm looking forward to:
- Full size washer and dryer
- Storage, storage, storage
- Walk in closet (a girl can dream)
- Kitchen larger than a shoebox
- Not having to listen to my neighbor's TV and smell their greasy cooking
- More than two windows!
- No carpet (again, a girl can dream)
- Creating my own at-home gym
Civil War documentaries. I'm a sucker for any history or Ken Burns documentary, so it was perfect that the Civil War one was next on our queue. I also learned that my husband has never seen Gone with the Wind! I know, right? I read the book when I was in middle school (it took me all summer) and loved that movie. I'm forcing him to watch it and not telling him it's a love story.
Remember how I said I hate packing my lunch? Well, just a little bit of produce-prep and those handy pre-made salads from Trader Joe's have saved the day. It just takes a little planning and isn't so annoying anymore. Since the salads are good, but small (~300 calories each), I graze all day long. Here are some of my favorite snacks for work:
- Luna bars (in lemon of course)
- cucumbers, cauliflower, carrots
- berries, clementines, grapes
- turkey jerky
- trail mix
- sharp cheddar cheese squares
- Fage or Chobani greek yogurt with shaved coconut
Let me know if you have any other ideas. I think I might try out Nature Box for some variety.
So that's life currently. Kind of boring, huh? Luckily, Blend Retreat is very, very soon!