Quick Bedtime Post

I’ll have a real post tomorrow but wanted to say I was back to the gym today!!

I liked it so much I forgot why I quit going. Maybe it’s just me but I love that first workout after a break. It felt so good to be back in the gym! 

Also, I’ve been consistently packing breakfast and lunch all week. I have to say week one of Project Back on Track is off to a great start!! 🙂 

Falling off the Face of the Earth

Dear Readers,

I hope there’s still some out there because it feels like forever since I’ve posted anything.  I sort of fell off the face of the Earth.  I was busy then I was lazy….I lost interest.

It struck me the other day that part of the reason I lost interest was because some of the core topics of my blog were being ignored in my life, health, wellness, working out, changing, health, eating healthy….Did I mention health?

Here’s the confessions:

I haven’t been to the gym in 2 weeks.  

I haven’t been planning meals.  

I haven’t been planning my grocery shopping.  

I’ve been skipping meals and binging (See above for reasons)

I’ve been eating out several times a week.

I’ve been ignoring my blog.   

I haven’t been feeling great.  

I’ve been feeling tired and my jeans are feeling tight.  

I decided it’s time for all of that to end.  

My revelation came yesterday when I realized I’d skipped lunch 3/5 days this week.  I also stopped to think about what I’d eaten for dinner this week.  This is what my eating looks like when I don’t plan my meals:

Monday I ate chicken sandwich and fries from Burger King for dinner.  Tuesday I ate a Caesar Chicken Wrap at trivia.  Wednesday I ate a frozen pizza.  Tonight I went out for Chinese.  Tomorrow I’ll be eating Chinese leftovers and cleaning out the fridge.

Starting on Monday I’m back on track.  I know you don’t have to wait until Monday but I’m going to be honest and say it’s the best time for me.  I’m spending my weekend partying in downtown Seattle.  I’m not going to kid myself about the food and drinks I will be consuming.  I’m not saying it’s going to be a free for all but……I’ll just say it’s best to begin this plan on Monday 😉

Things that begin on Monday August 29th: 

1 Post every day for 30 days starting with the return of Meal Plan Monday

Meal plans every week with breakfast, lunch and dinner

No grocery shopping without a list

Limit eating out!  

Minimum of 3 days per week at the gym

I’ve fallen off the track before and there’s no guarantee I won’t do it again but I think each time it takes me less time to get back on track.  I think once I get back to planning meals everything else will fall back into place.

I’ll be posting on the progress of this process. Thanks to everyone for reading!  The blog and blogger will be back on Monday ready to start the next chapter!

Your goals are the road maps that guide

2016 Goals

I keep thinking about or talking to people about all these random things I want to do this year so I figured it was time to start writing them down.  I think the overnight hike is the only one that might have to wait until next year but everything else is totally doable for this year.

Most are actually things to be done in a weekend.  I figure if I write them down when I find myself wondering what I should be doing I can grab a sticky note and accomplish a goal.

One of my goals that I think is out of frame is to spend a weekend with old friends and now have plans to go to a 90’s bar crawl in Seattle.  I’m not much of a bar crawl person anymore and I’m thinking it’s going to be more 20-somethings dressed up like the 80’s but it’ll be fun.  We’re still working out the details and for some reason I have become the coordinator of activities so tonight has been spent hotel shopping…..reasonably priced hotel in a popular area….Challenge accepted!  Other option is finding a friend or friend of friend willing to house 5-6 people of varying levels of drunkenness 😉

I’m filling up my weekends in August because the summer is slipping away……

Visit Jetty Island, a small island in the Port of Everett.  They run a ferry during the summer that is FREE!  It only runs through the first part of September so the time to hesitate is through, a Facebook post and we’ll see who’s in.  I found an event where you hunt for glass art on the island and I think some people are interested already.

I love hanging out with people but this weekend I needed some downtime.  I was exhausted and as an extroverted introvert I have to balance time with people v. time alone.

I went to the Farmers Market alone, featured image is the beautiful flowers I picked up and Jetty Island is in the background 😀  I was only there for about an hour but I enjoyed browsing, chatting with the vendors, and sitting by the water enjoying lunch.  One of my goals is to go to Pike’s Place Market on my own.  It’s one of my favorite places and I’ve never explored it alone so I think that would be fun.

I’m continuing to add to my goals for 2016.  I’ve already accomplished things I didn’t even write down so I like the idea of having a tangible view of things I want to accomplish.  In the morning it’s nice to see the mirror before I leave for work.  It might sound strange but in a way it reminds me why I’m going to work.  I’m going to work so I can afford to go out and have fun.  In the past I was “living for work” and now I’m “working to live”.

I’m definitely looking forward to all future adventures!

This was a pic of the Mukilteo lighthouse at sunset during a going away party for a friend.  Follow me on Instagram for more pics @daisy9979

P.S. I’ve got at least 6 people wanting to go the island with me.  I just exclaimed, “Look at me, coordinating an activity like a grown up”  Ha Ha XD

Hope everyone is having a great week!