Monday's rambles

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How was everyone's weekend?? I hope those in the US enjoyed the fourth! I can't wait to read all the fun posts. It wasn't a long weekend for me this weekend and it was also quiet with the exception of me hanging out with a couple of friends (sans drinking because I'm trying to stay away from alcohol for a couple months) and watching some amazing World Cup games on Friday!

Every now and again I like to come on here and ramble. And today is one of those days. I didnt have the best week last week, but I think I managed to keep a smile on my face ... for most of my week anyway ... and I think that's what I'm going to do this week as well. No. matter. what. I will be lying though if I didn't say that I'm hoping this week is much much better. Much ... did I say that already?? Thankfully, I got the screen on my phone replaced on Saturday which means I spent 4 days without a functioning screen on my phone and keeping a smile on my face was a miracle in itself. Fixing my phone was definitely step number one towards a good week. 

 Another reason to keep positive this week? I found out at my lady doctor appointment last week that I was down 6 pounds. Hellllllllooooo ....


I'm not huge by any means but I've never made it any secret that I have some really unwanted weight that shows up more because of my height or lack thereof. I definitely have more to lose but I think doing a cleanse, eating well and my new exercise regiment is really doing wonders for my health. I feel great, which I think is  more important than my actual weight loss. I'm pumped to work out this week ... every day even! I also got my heart rate monitor in the mail last week and although I haven't used it yet, I am really excited to use it! I got this one:


Found here:

I wish it were purple, but I'm loving it anyway. When I'm not too busy lazy Ill take an actual pic of the one I have. 

I'm also looking forward to sooooo many shopping goodies arriving this week. I have three (black) dresses on the way as well as some beauty products and a new Erin Condren planner (I know, I know, I'm lame). Other than that, I've been writing and reading and working hard at work and I'm even loving my intern now. He's grown on me, perhaps because I dropped him home twice last week and had some good chats. I've decided to go easier on him. 

What's the point of this post? There's none really except for the fact that not every week is golden but we have the choice to turn it around. Sure I cant even drink a glass of wine when I'm stress right now, but trust me, a wine glass with water and lemon is all the craze ... No? I kid. On a serious note though, whether it be a measly 6 pound weight loss or a pink watch/heart rate monitor, accepting the intern or expecting a purchase in the mail, there are reasons to smile amidst the drama. I like being positive ... trust me it aint cute when I'm a negative Nancy so I choose positivity this week and I hope you do too!


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Last week's goals 

1. Work out! - I almost killed myself in the process but I did it!!!
2. Writing - Done
3. Sleeping earlier - Fail - ish. I got to bed before midnight maybe once.
 

This weeks goals

1. Sleep earlier - This really needs to start happening
2. Clean - Gosh I'm not nasty but after my long days the absolute last thing I want to do is clean anything. I have to do this this week. 
3. Work out - This is a given ...



Have a great Monday guys!!!

               

19 comments:

  1. Have a great week. Go you on the 6 lb. loss. Keep smiling!

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  2. i've already failed at sleeping this week. went to bed at midnight and woke up at 530. hmph.

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  3. congrats on your loss lady, and congrats even more on feeling great - thats definitely what matters! :)

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  4. I am proud that you smiled through the broken screen on your phone! I would have had the worst time with that. I always wanted one of those planners but am too cheap to buy one. Let me know how you like it!

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  5. have a great week!!! i have the heart rate monitor you got and when i use it, i enjoy it! but, i never feel like wearing the band around my chest. i'm lame!

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  6. I definitely understand your weight/height problems. Us short girls have it the worst. Just an extra pound will make me look like I'm having a baby in six months.

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  7. 6 lbs! Ok KAY!! Get it! The timing of this post is perfect- my pastor talked yesterday about giving power to negativity and I was really trying to work on no negative words for 24 hours, then maybe a week then maybe 2 weeks?

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  8. Heck yea - 6 lbs! Today's goal: back to working out after far too long NOT working out. Thanks for the motivation - something has gotta give (besides the wine bottle ha).

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  9. Way to go, dropping those 6 in a healthy and safe way! Glad to hear you're feeling good and positive and not as crazed as you were last week!

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  10. Congrats on the weight loss! That's awesome and I really want a purple heart rate monitor thingy too! I need to get my butt back in the gym this week...been majorly slacking!

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  11. We got this! It's Tuesday for me and even though last week was like a black hole of crappiness, this week will be awesome. So proud of your weight loss and taking on those healthy habits! Keep up the good work, I know you can do it! Stay positive, sis!

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  12. Congrats on the weight loss, girl!!! :D
    I have lots of packages coming this week, too!!! It feels like Christmas! I ordered a bunch of stuff to re-vamp our apartment. All pretty cheap but still it's exciting!

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  13. Here's to a MUCH better week. And done with writing?? Tell me MORE. Yay for the fabulous new things heading your way :)

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  14. Congrats on the 6 pounds!! I love my HRM, you'll see such a difference when you get to see the calorie count. Lots of good among the stressful!

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  15. Can I have that Beyonce gif follow me around for times just like that? I mean it is perfect! Fabulous girl!

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  16. awesome work on the weight loss! so glad you're having a better week and love your positive attitude :)

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