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June 02, 2014


It's been a while now since I've written a post with no theme, questions, or direction. Just ramblings. And if you know me I like to ramble on about any and everything. So bear with me a bit.

If there was a picture to describe my weekend, it would be that one. Ok ... maybe with better glasses. Or no glasses at all since I don't wear them. And maybe wine instead of coffee. But you get my point. I had a quiet and peaceful weekend that started on Friday, and I did nothing but read, watch a little TV, spend time with family and write. You know those times when you just sit and ponder? I had some of those moments this weekend too. So even though it was not one of my wilder weekends, it was nice. 

What was particularly nice was the fact that I read. all. weekend. Before the whole law thing happened I did a degree in English Literature (actually English and History double major). Reading is second nature. I haven't been able to get lost completely in a book for a while now and I not only completed one book but read another and started a third. What the freak? Who am I and what did I do with busy as all hell Krystal? I remember a time when I used to read a book a week. At least. Ha! Distant memory. With life and work and having a rough few months, all of that kind of went out the window. I am pretty excited that I got a renewed zest for reading.

Speaking of reading, Kari came up with an awesome idea for a bloggy book club. Once we have more details soon Ill post it on the blog sometime later this week since it starts this month! I'll be happy for that club since it will in fact mean I must read. A reading Krystal is a happy Krystal. 

In other news, I actually wrote this weekend. If you go back to my first post, I spoke about the fact that I write and that I had writer's block. I never expanded on that though. I have written poems since I was a child so I have so many of them and I have been writing a book for way too long now. Interesting to note that it is completed in my head I just need to write it. One of the few reasons for starting this blog was to begin to write again. Reading and writing actually relaxes me and though I can party with the best of them, I like the time to myself to get lost in words.

On the fitness front, its going well also. No I haven't lost tons of weight yet and I need to lose around 20-25 pounds, but I'm trying. And more importantly, I'm enjoying trying. Pretty excited about hitting the gym this week. Another thing I realised is that I need to sleep/rest a lot more than I do. I average 4-5 hours a night. Not enough.

The gist of it is that I need to take care of me. And this weekend I did just that with some books and a lot of some wine. I'm only recently single, and I was in a live-in relationship for a very long time with someone I have known literally since birth. Our parents are friends and he will always be in my life in some form or another. Tough one. But, for the first time since that breakup, I feel fine. That's the truth. I'm sounding really deep in my ramblings today. Buts it is what it is. Truth is, I felt like I was kumbaya-ing the entire weekend. So peaceful. So I'm sorry for the lengthy rambles and the picture-less post. No gifs or funnies, just a lot of words. Pretty much just like my weekend. 

**I started this little series to keep myself accountable. I'm not big on huge resolutions for the year because I don't succeed at those. Smaller more realistic goals work for me. I may not succeed in all my goals each week but at least I can keep a check and balance on what I need to do.

Last week's Goals:

1. Gym 2 times - Done

2. Run outdoors - Fail - Last week excluding Friday was a busy one.

3. Cook - Yup, salad city and working my George Foreman like a boss ...

This week's Goals:

1. Read before bed ... with no wine

2. Run outdoors - since I didn't complete this last week

3. Sleep 

How was your weekend? I'm sure it was more eventful than mine! 


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  1. Yay! Congrats on getting your reading passion back! I want in on the book club! I've set a goal of 100 books this year (I'm really only 10% of the way to that goal) so I'm looking for more books to read!

    And some of the best weekends the ones where we can relax and regroup. Cheers to June!

  2. A book club would be awesome!!! Congrats on the writing, I can't wait for life to calm down again so I can get back to it!!

  3. reading before bed without wine is NO FUN. lol. run outside girly, do it! yay for writing, i used to love it but i dont think i am a 'writer' like i was when i was a kid. no creative juices. yay another book club, im so excited! count me in :)

  4. Haha I love your third goal but more importantly your second goal since I love running outside!

  5. *slams fists on table* Book club, book club, book club! I also did a fair amount of reading and writing (read: outlining) this weekend. Why are we twinssss??

  6. Good luck with this week's goals!!

  7. Weekends like this are just as important as the busy ones. As you read, I did the same thing Friday and it left me feeling great for the rest of the weekend.
    I know what you mean about reading. I used to average about 2 per week, and I even managed to do at least 1 a week in college — where I was already taking nothing but Lit classes for my English major! How do I make so little time for it now?? Been working on changing that lately, thank god.
    I'm so happy you're writing, and I really can't wait to see some sneak peeks of this book of yours!
    And I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the fitness journey. I really believe adapting to a new, fitter, more active lifestyle is healthier and more efficient than just aiming for a number and doing anything to get there. Enjoying being active is a huge part of it! But girl, get some more sleep! My goodness, how do you function on that consistently?! You poor thing. In fact, go take a nap right now k?
    But YAY for that last part! I'm so happy you're talking about that and coming back to YOU. You are awesome and deserve to feel it all the time :)
    Good luck with this week's goals!

  8. running outdoors is HARD. really hard. i love that picture. and trying to lose weight is so hard but the fact that you ARE trying is everything. i need to try harder.

  9. A love a weekend like yours. Good job on trying to lose weight - I am trying too but often slip up! I cant wait to hear about this book club!

  10. Damn wine... it's my number one fail when it comes to finally dropping some stubborn lbs. I need your motivation like yesterday! I'm finally getting back into reading and can't wait to hear about this book club. Wine with a book is ok though, right?

  11. I would much rather be enjoying loosing weight slowly...then be miserable trying to do it in a rush. Of course, I am impatient and want it all off right NOW butttttt I am loving my work outs much better now....which is a huge step up from loathing life before. So keep at it girl!

    I have gotten back into reading over the last few months and am excited to hear about your book club.

  12. Girl my mission and goal every week is to sleep.....I just have to go to bed earlier that would really be the key to all of that ;-)

  13. I'm glad you're feeling good, girl! Sometimes you just need relaxing time to yourself to put things into perspective! :)


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