Falling Behind

Happy Monday!

It is crazy how one off day can throw off your entire week. Sundays are my blog day, or at least have become my blog day. This is when I plan my week, write blogs, plan and draft Instagram posts, the whole shebang. The Sunday after Thanksgiving though we drove home from Arizona and when we got home I was so tired from the weekend I promptly fell asleep and did no planning, thus resulting in NOT A SINGLE BLOG POST LAST WEEK. It is too hard to play catch up during the week, I wasn’t even that great on Instagram. That single day caused me to have no motivation all week which is bad considering how good I have been with planning (at least for me). Fast forward to yesterday, I barely had time to plan again! I went out Saturday night for my friend’s boyfriend’s birthday and I didn’t even get home until 3am so of course I slept in and wasted half my day. I am trying really hard to snap back into it and re-motivate myself, especially with the year coming to a close. I will not fall back into bad habits! So here is to a new week, let us make it a good one and drink all of the coffee!

Weekend Update

Happy first day of November! I hope everyone had a good and safe weekend. Just a quick recap of mine, Friday night I binge watched season 2 of The Originals on Netflix and am kind of sad that I finished it so fast. Now I have to watch the current season online until I get caught up on the few episodes I am behind, and then wait a week to watch each new one like a peasant. Saturday was Halloween, but obviously you knew that, and I woke up with the worst migraine. I am pretty sure my head knows when I am planning on having fun and just hates me. My boyfriend and I had planned on going to our friends for dinner and to hand out candy. While he watched the USC game before we went, I slept again to try to make my headache go away. It was a miracle but by the time we left it was gone! That never happens.

We got down to our friends and she made dinner for us. Some of you may know her, she is one of my best friends Amanda from Glitter it Gold. If you haven’t checked out her blog then you should because she is one of the best cooks that I know! She made the best steak! It was a perfect night, that was until I accidentally made my Michael Kors watch fall off of the bathroom counter and it shattered! I seriously almost cried, I am determined to get it fixed though.

This morning we left Amanda and her husband’s house to go to my parents. I had to go to my friend’s daughter’s first birthday! So I was going to drop my boyfriend off at my parents to hang out until I was done. My friend’s daughter is adorable and seriously loved her cake, she got chocolate wasted. You can actually check her out as well at The Mom Struggle is Real. (I know I have quite a few blogger friends that are like my real friends, but we help to motivate each other!) Anyways, this little one’s party was so nice and it was nice to see my friend because we never see each other, yet we are still close. After the party I went back to my parents and hung out with the family for a bit. It was a pretty filled weekend but I felt accomplished.

Now that I am finally home I had to sit down and write. Not just this blog though. Today is the first day of nanowrimo which stands for national novel writing month. I am going to try it. I already had an idea and it it became an even better idea recently when I realized what I really wanted the book to be about. I took it as a sign and figured I should try this. I got a bit of a head start and have a few pages already. Not to put myself down, but I know that I will not finish a novel in a month and that is okay, I don’t want to have this goal that I am not confident in achieving because then I will just feel like a failure. Instead I just want to write everyday. Somedays may be a little some may be a lot. I think though if I can at least write everyday then I can get this story down on paper. It may not even sound great when I get it all down, but i will feel so accomplished. After that comes editing so I know eventually I can make it great. So please hold me accountable, writing every day!

That is about it for the weekend, it is bed time. Good night!

PS- tomorrow will actually be in the low 70’s so please share my excitement and wear a sweater!

Whaleish Motivation

Does anyone know where I can find motivation to work out? Is there like a certain store for that? Why is it so hard for us to get off our rears and go work out? I sit at my desk all day long on my computer and just feel how much of my fat rolls over the top of my pants. Forget muffin tops, it’s all about the pie crust all the way around. I feel depressed about my pie crust everyday. I don’t even like pie that much! Why can’t I get motivated then? I’ll have spurts. I’ll do really good for a week or two, and then life gets in the way. I think life wants you to be fat because when you’re not trying to workout you have nothing to do, but when you want to get fit, life is like “Hey! Want to hang out?”  And of course you’re like “SURE!”

I am pretty sure there are plenty of others, like myself, who find every excuse to not workout. Excuses like if I work out then I have to wash my hair and I don’t want to do that, or I can’t work out Pretty Little Liars is on tonight at 8 PM and I get home at 6 PM so there just isn’t enough time, or I could work out, or I could eat this loaf of bread and eat this ice cream. Do any of you ladies know these excuses? Anyone? No? Just me? Well it stops now!

I can’t complain about my pie crust fat roll if all I am going to do is complain about it. I know I usually start getting my motivation when I actually start getting some results, it is just getting to that point. I will do it though! Keep me accountable please! It is time for healthy eating and exercise DAILY! I have a little head start since I now don’t eat bread (for the most part). I recently did an experiment I found out that gluten apparently is the cause of my migraines. My experiment is now on its third week, but that long without a migraine is like a miracle. (Side note: having a headache was usually my biggest excuse to not work out so that got rid of that). So no bread (unless it is gluten free, which costs a fortune so like I said, no bread), more fruits and veggies, NO SODA, and exercise EVERY DAY! I am going to end this blog right now and do squats.

Please enjoy the following motivation:

Back Fat Betty

Shamu

Trying To Work Out

Why does wanting to be in shape have to take so much discipline? How nice would it be to just be like “yeah I’m going to start working out now,” and that’s it? No instead you have to actually make yourself work out and not give in to the many excuses we come up with, like the biggest one… I’ll do it tomorrow. This has been me. I keep saying it’s not even close to summer yet. Now look, it’s April, summer is around the corner and I am still not bikini ready. I had myself convinced to run today after work but then it rained, oops. 

I will procrastinate no more! I will not be fat this summer! I started this whole eat healthy thing again for like the millionth time but I’m liking it. I made a pretty delicious salad if I do say so myself. But you just wait, because I’m getting myself a hot bod. 

In the inspiring words from Laura Penny, “you’re fat as shit, you jiggle when you walk, we’re going on a diet.”

Thank you Laura. You really know how to motivate. Watch her video for you own motivation: Wait What: Keeping Your Diet