July 19, 2012

It's OK 7/19 and Thankful Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

It's not okay, and just kinda weird, that people around here think 70 degrees is hot.  Sure, it does feel hot when there's no air conditioning in the gym.  But no, it's not "hot".  You are just "weird".

It's okay that, after I dropped my husband off at the airport, I came home, ate several s'mores at midnight, and went to bed at 1am.  And then slept til 10am.

And then, it's also okay, that I skipped Pilates on Tuesday night.  I spent the time doing stretches and whatnot in front of the t.v.  It wasn't about the workout.  It was about leaving the house.   As in, I didn't want to.

It's not okay that I almost skipped RIPPED on Wednesday morning.  Luckily, the good side of my conscience made me go by making me realize that I literally had nothing else to do.  (Sitting in front of the computer, unfortunately, does not burn calories.)

It's okay that, for the first time ever, I cut all of the grass in one fell swoop.  Took approximately 98 minutes. I did some weed-eating too and shot myself in the face with a pebble.  (One time, I accidentally "weed-eated" my shin.)

'Tis okay that I've set some goals.  No Starbucks or candy binges until September 1st.  Hopefully, like last fall, once I cement this habit, it just becomes the norm and then I don't have to actively think about it anymore.

Also, no new clothes until August 1st when I will allow myself to buy some new dressy things for school. When my husband leaves, if I don't have an action plan, I will end up on a Target, Old Navy, or American Eagle binge.  I'm being proactive.

As for being thankful?  (Thankful Thursday @The Ramblings of Mrs. Hargrave)

Well, I'm thankful for the sunshine.  And for Game of Thrones.  I'm really thankful for DVR. (I don't know what I ever did without it.  I led such a sheltered life.) And that my husband returned our Dexter DVDs so that should keep me busy for a week or so...
And I guess I'm thankful for all those clothes that I'm probably going to spend all weekend picking up off the bedroom floor.  

I'm trying, I'm trying...


  1. I am thankful for your blog!

    I get a kick out of reading it each day.

    No matter how many "bad" things you say about Alaska, however is going to change the fact that I still want to see it. I don't think I'd want to live there permanently, but visit for sure!


  2. haha :) my goal is also no new clothes until fall... really, with all the shopping I've done this summer, I'd probably be fine until next spring!

  3. No candy? But what will you live one? Just kidding! Ice cream. :)

  4. Eating smores is more than acceptable any time, day or night.

    I think if you get a sivel chair for your computer, then you could burn calories while blogging!

    Happy Thursday!

  5. Ok seriously, I'm terrified of the weed eater. I won't use it. Of course, I'm also not supposed to have to cut the grass because Scott & I agreed that I would take care of the inside and he the outside.....

    I'm also trying to hold off on buying new clothes for school. It's very difficult.

  6. I tend to splurge on fatty food/candy when my husband isn't around...even if it's just him going to work & leaving me alone at home, haha.

    Games of Thrones is one of the best shows around, IMO. I was pretty bummed with the way it ended this season since there wasn't too much of a cliffhanger. Either way, I'm sure next season's still going to be fantastic.

  7. I can't commit to no Starbucks, but by golly, I'm joining you in the no candy until September 1! We have candy jars scattered EVERYWHERE around my office, and I've been entirely too lax about grabbing a piece (or seven) every time I walk by one.

    Thanks for the motivation!

    (And I am thinking about you and your love as you have to separate again. Sending you both good thoughts!)


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