Thursday, July 7, 2011

Random Thoughts in Bullets

  • I am not a morning person. But when the district goes back to regular working hours this fall being at work at 8 will feel so late as compared to 7am now- so that is good.
  • 10 hour days are looooong. And in case you haven't noticed by my random posts lately, leave me brain dead. But- having Fridays off? Winning.
  • Food was good, good, good today. Until dinner. Which consisted of chicken nuggets. From Chick-fil-A. At least the waffle fries were resisted?
  • I was going to run outside after work. Because I managed to sleep through 4 alarms even though I went to bed at 10ish last night. It was raining, which I though oh well at least it won't be as hot...but then it started lightning like crazy. So no outside run. But that just means I'll get up early tomorrow to do it instead of sleeping in.
  • Sleeping in? Who am I kidding? As if the puppy would ever let me sleep in.
  • 4 months from now I'll be on vacation. In DISNEY. At Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. My first Disney trip as an adult. Hurry please!
And, that's all I've got!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I'm Boring Today

I have no food or running pics, but who can not like this sweetheart of a spoiled dog?
I think I’m going to be thankful for working 10 hour days on Friday when I’m off, but for now I’m brain dead! 
Today was another Paleo friendly day, and it does feel good! Tomorrow I go straight from work to a meeting to help plan my high school reunion. We are meeting at a local coffee shop, and I know I’m going to want an iced coffee with cream soooo badly! We shall see….and now I’m headed to bead! 5am runs are early! (The alternate title for this post = how many unneeded exclamation points can be used in a post?! )

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Let's just say

that day 1 of going back to Paleo was a delicious success.

Breakfast: Eggs and bacon (I’m eating bacon..I mean its in the meal-plan from The Paleo Solution.

Snack: Almonds

Lunch: Salad and cherries

Snack: Forgotten so not eaten

Dinner: Paleo Pepper Steak (oh-my-I-could-eat-this-every-day-good and so super easy and quick) I did use sirloin steak that I cut into strips for this

I thought about taking pictures of my pretty dinner- but not getting home until after 6 meant I was too hungry to eat once it was cooked to stop and take a pic!

Today I went back to work with my first of the 10 hour days that our district is working this summer to save money (4 10s instead of 5 8s). It’s 9:30, which means bedtime for me so I can get up at 5 to run before work :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

One girl, 4 dogs

Since I've been lucky enough to have a short little break from work this week (and last), I offered to give my parents a break from getting up early enough to walk, feed, and take care of their two dogs for a couple mornings. So for about 48 hours, I had not just my 2 (crazy) adorable dogs, but I had their 2 as well. Since the weather has been great (ie miserably hot and humid) and I finally have a fenced in yard I thought it would be easy just to put the dogs outside and let them play until they were worn out. What I didn't count on was that none of the dogs would want to stay outside for long in the hot, hot, Southern summer weather. Even though they didn't want to stay outside, they all behaved and had a great time playing together.

All four tuckered out and resting!

Bailey spent most of the day hiding from not one, but two puppies!

Action shot!

Let us in! It is way hot!

Wanna be back here...

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Goals

  • I will work out 3 times a week. No matter what, no exceptions. More is okay, less is not.
  • No eating crap! Make a meal plan each week and stick to it as much as possible. With working 10 hour days, failing to plan really will be preparing to fail! Paleo really does work for my body, so go back to that.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with water!
  • Being at work at 7am is going to be tough- in bed by 9:30 at the latest Sunday - Wednesday (work nights).
  • Work on organizing home office- especially getting filing cabinet cleaned up!
  • No matter how busy and stressful life gets, take time each day to be thankful.

Weekly Gratitude - July 1

Life gets busy, bad days happen, and time flies. Sometimes I need to remind myself of all that I have to be grateful for, and all the blessings in my life. Sometimes the smallest things are the best things or the most important things. This will serve as my weekly reminder to myself that I'm a lucky girl!

This week's things I'm grateful for:
  • I was reminded of how lucky I am to have parents who have not only always been there for me and supported me, but who also taught me about love and responsibility.
  • I've had two weeks off from the real job. I've had the chance to be lazy and do nothing that is on my to-do list.
  • I have two dogs that drive me crazy, but who brighten each and every day in some way.