Random Tuesday – This, that, the other; you know the drill

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  • Yesterday my calendar said to make a list of things I want to do this summer and do them. Is it awful that I have no plans? It’s hot and I feel so flagged by the end of every day that even thinking about the future is stressful. I guess I am kind of excited about the July 4th weekend… if my parents come. I want the cook-out and games in the yard and fireworks and fun. It’s never quite like in the pictures or movies though.
  • Do you know what I did this morning? Instead of going back to sleep when my husband woke up to shower, I worked out. I did a half hour on the elliptical. I had been making a half-assed attempt each night and only hitting 3 or 4 nights a week. I have only really lost weight before kids, in my mid-twenties. After, my weight loss efforts have all been in vain; I’ll lose maybe 5-10 pounds (not counting the stuff that comes off right after childbirth anyway.) So it’s been discouraging. We spent a good seven months last year eating better and doing T25 every day. Sure, I was stronger, but not that much thinner. I want to be a thinner person but it is actually quite hard. But I’m pretty motivated, with Hawaii and the Tough Mudder coming up.
  • Also coming up is Ash’s birthday, for which I have zero plans. He needs harddrives but I don’t know which ones so it’s not like I can just go buy them. It’s hard to get something for a person who just buys what they want/need anyway.
  • I don’t drink Corona but I saw a commercial the other day that actually made me feel like I could be at the beach drinking beer with friends. It was so compelling: images of a calming experience done in just the right way. Funny how ads can sometimes work in crazy ways. Here it s:
  • Be Back Later: off to the beach.

I wish!

Ok, Tuesday Chat time!

“Only 2 more chats before I take my summer break!!! Be Inspired!! Share something that inspired you this week: a quote, a photo, a story in the news. Let’s spread some positivity! “

Here are a couple photos I found this week that gave me some good vibes:


Sometimes it’s really nice to be reminded that you ARE changing and improving. Some days feel so stagnant and repetitive but you are always hurtling forward; scary sometimes, yes, but also sort of nice. I tell this to Elliot sometimes when he dwells on stuff. It’s a new day and a whole new chance to change.


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I really loved this because I have been thinking my name tattoo might morph into names plus tree. Whenever I doodle, I draw trees. Maybe I can find a way to integrate their names into a tree with this quote? What do you think?

7 thoughts on “Random Tuesday – This, that, the other; you know the drill

  1. Yep, definitely want the beach and a Corona now. LOL
    the funny thing is, when we went to Mexico — no one there actually drinks Corona — it’s what they Export. and the lime is not for flavour, but to keep bugs from flying in the bottle. although lime beer is delicious. 🙂
    Doing a mudder run next year myself too! I am finding the FitBit is keeping me firm in exercise commitment because others are doing it with me and we can see one another’s daily activities, steps, calories burned, and food log. Accountability is a huge motivator!!!
    I LOVE the tree quote and that would be an amazing tattoo!!
    Have you ever read “Ode to Trees” by Hesse? It’s an amazing piece of writing.

  2. Loving that Corona commercial! That’s one I’d actually watch when it came on, vs. ignore and/or fast forward. 😉 And good on you for working out instead of going back to sleep! Woot! 🙂

    That really is an inspirational quote – and I LOVE your idea for a tree tattoo! Pictures if you do it!! 🙂

  3. I’m not a beer drinker, but that is a great commercial! Losing weight is hard, and if you are working out, you are building muscle which weighs more than fat. You may be toning and getting healthier, even though you don’t see it on the scale. Hang in there!

  4. I love the photos!!!! And as for the hard drives, I have the same problem and I usually just end up telling him to order what he wants and call it a day. So much easier. Not a corona fan, but would take a beer after a long day!

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