The morning is already over! How does that happen? Time flies when you are having fun, right? Or working. That one too. Because my morning has been all work. Oh, the wonderful life of a struggling writer seeking more jobs. Fun times, fun times! Can’t a cushy paid blogging job just show up in my email one day? No? Okay then.
Other than that things are going well!
Exercise is good. I’m not killing myself to get strict sessions in but I’m still doing more cardio daily just through my natural activities. I want to start walking outside more so I’m going to try and talk my mom into after work walks like we were doing previously and stopped for some reason. Strength training is going well, and is easily my favorite part of working out – especially for lower body. I just miss classes. I can’t wait until I eventually take some fun classes like Zumba and kickboxing again!
I’m eating well and staying around 2000 calories a day. I’ve never counted calories before so this is an interesting experiment for me. I’ve been doing it a couple weeks now and while I don’t hate it, I don’t love it either. It’s still a new thing for me. I know I can’t imagine doing it forever. At least I’m not going to get obsessed with it. I can barely muster up enough care to do it each day. Tracking like that has never been something I’ve enjoyed doing. Blogging my food has worked really well and I have a feeling it will continue long after the calorie counting fades away.
I’m feeling beautiful again. I mentioned that feeling down on myself and my body isn’t something that always happens to me. I had a brief period there where my mind was attacking itself and I just couldn’t see it, but I’m feeling a lot better, and yes, even beautiful. I think it has a lot to do with taking care of myself. When I’m not taking care of myself, I start to feel bad and doubt myself. When I do things to take care of myself I feel better and believe that I’m worth it and beautiful.
FRIDAY FIVE: MY FAV LINKS THIS WEEK
Sugar is even worse than we thought from Shape Magazine… aka another reason why I need to stop eating sugar. I’m considering it. But then, I love baking now. Ah, me vs. sugar, the never ending epic battle.
Yeah, I’m going to link to my food blog now, because my new plates are awesome. I love all things mismatched and plates are no exception. And I finally bought a square plate. My new mission is to find more.
Jack Sh*t wrote a great post about creating a better blog. Let’s call it a much shorter generalized version of the advice I give in my ebook about creating a better health blog. But he knows what he is talking about, especially regarding building a brand. His particular brand is funny as shit weight loss blogger. Also? Mom hater. ;)
Bobbie wrote a great post about seeking perfection or seeking a lifetime of health. I know personally I’m aiming for the lifetime of health. So far it’s going pretty well. Like I said before, a few years down and a lifetime to go.
An awesome reader Tracey contacted me because she is training to walk/run a marathon in June to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She has never done a marathon of a half before – so that’s pretty badass. Here’s what she had to say:
I chose to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because it is something that is close to my heart. A boy I used to babysit for has Leukemia and he is at St. Jude in Memphis. He is 14 years old now and it came back after being in remission. He literally has to fight every day to live. He is my inspiration to get out there and train each day.
Since St. Jude is in my hometown I’m well aware of how awesome the little fighters are that are there for treatment, no matter what their illness. Help Tracey raise the money by donating here.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! DO SOMETHING ACTIVE!