24 May 2014


I am lazy. I don't want to be, so I'm not real sure why I am. I do know that when I don't have to work I start the day off wrong. When I work my routine is as follows: get up, shower, dress, get ready, and go. When I don't work my routine is: get up, get coffee, sit on the computer for awhile, sit around in my nightgown for awhile, eventually shower, eat, watch some TV, think of something to do, blah, blah, blah...... Something needs to change. Today. I need a new routine for the mornings or else it is going to be a very, very long summer. So here's what I'm thinking: get up, coffee, shower, dress, start chores/projects/etc. There is always something that needs to be done around here, I have a long list, I just need to start doing them. I always feel better when I move and do things, so I need to get moving. I think I will stop turning the computer on first thing in the morning. I will make my coffee, feed the birds, and then shower and get dressed. From there I will do something. I sit down in the room and it is like all motivation leaves me. I have my surface that I can get online if I need to and I'm going to save this computer for big things; research, writing papers, etc. Not only that, I'm starting right now. I'm going to put this thing to sleep and I'm not coming back until after noon. There is nothing on here that can not wait until then. I feel better already. I'm putting this to sleep and I'm off to shower, dress, and finish the dog hammock.

22 May 2014

Not sure what I'm doing today

maybe nothing. The only real thing on my agenda is to wash some clothes. That is it. I do want to do a WOD this morning. But other than that, who knows?????? I do have a whole list of things I want to do, but I am tired. Didn't get to bed until 11pm last night and still up at my regular time. Tired. So I don't know what I'll do. Watch some Sons of Anarchy for a while? Nap? Who really knows??

It's raining. Again!!!! I swear, it has rained so much this year, it's crazy. I have a list of stuff I want to do outside, hope it stops raining at some point this summer. I also have a list of things I want to do that involve putting the dogs outside. If I do that in the rain, I get wet, messy puppies back. No thank you.

Okay, I got nothing. I'm off to do something, I just don't know what.

21 May 2014

The journaling has begun

I decided to not wait at all and start it immediately. I wonder if the act of just having to write everything down will affect what I do. Hmmm...it will be an interesting social experiment if nothing else. I'm already on the 2nd page, this could be quite a tome when I'm done. After the last 2 days of WODs, I am sore. My shoulders, my abs, my back. Sore, sore, sore. It's a good sore, but I'm thinking today is a rest day. I plan on doing a WOD tomorrow and then going to Crossfit on Friday and Monday. Monday is Memorial Day and we will be doing Murph. Last year it took me 54 minutes. This year I am broken, so it will be interesting to see how long it takes me. All I know is that I am going to do it. I think today I will do some planning. I have no idea what teaching AP will be like so I need to work on that. Or, maybe I will work on cleaning... I don't know. I do need a to-do list though, I work really well with those. Well, I'm off to do something.

20 May 2014


Journaling has been a part of my life for a long, long time. You might have guessed it based on this blog :) There were times when I journaled excessively and times when I did it to a lesser extent. I've even threatened to stop and then was drawn back into it. I have learned things from all the times I've journaled. I have learned things about myself. I have learned that I process things better by writing it out. I just read a Crossfit article and the author recommends journaling every single detail of your life for one month. I have journaled my Crossfit workouts. I have journaled my food. I have journaled my emotions. I have never journaled them all together. I think I am going to do this. At first I thought I would start on June 1st, but then I thought, why not now? I could start tomorrow. It would take me through the end of my self imposed 'break' from Crossfit and back into full time training. It will help me keep track of things as I spend more time around the house. I like it. I even have a great composition book that I can use. So starting tomorrow I record every detail of my life and see how it goes. Wonder what gems I will discover.

Today I....

For a couple of reasons, but the most important is that I want to get a WOD in. So I picked out a toughie:

For time:

Ivan the Terrible:
90 seoncds of jumping rope
50 lunges
50 pushups
50 situps
90 seconds of jumping rope
40 lunges
40 pushups
40 situps
90 seconds of jumping rope
10 lunges
10 push ups
10 situps

This is going to be brutal. But, in many ways, I love brutal WODs. The chippers. The ones that take time and really push your mind and body. I love them. The push up are going to be the hardest part of this. I have so little upper body strength and my time off has made it worse. But I'll get through them one way or another. Okay, I'm off to change and get this party started. Wish me luck :)

Update: Time was 35:53. Had to swap out the lunges for squats, lunges are too hard on the knee. Other than that, I did it as prescribed :)

18 May 2014

100 days of happy

I started this a while back and then things fell apart and there were a few days I wasn't very happy and I lost it. But I am starting again. I want to focus on the joy. I know that focusing on the positive creates more positive. So I'm starting my 100 days over again. My first happy is that I no longer work at a toxic place. I did not realize how negative that environment was. It's crazy. I was one of the happiest people there. That's crazy. So I'm happy to be out of there. And from here on out, I will choose happy. #100happydays

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...