After a very crazy/long week, I got into the gym today. My gym session was “lets just get on the elliptical, goof around, and get in a FUN booty shaking work out”. That was exactly what was needed. Not only do I feel awesome, but I actually beat my highest calorie burn to date (in the same time frame/settings). Goes to prove that the more fun you have, the better the work out.

Just got back from Yosemite with mah boo. We camped for 2 nights and did a very intense 7 mile hike, some driving through the valley, and wading in the river. It was the most beautiful place to be in, and very centering to get away from everything in our regular lives. There will be pictures, soon!

Earthquakes are boo.

Today their shutting our water off for 4-7 days. Which means no shower after gym. Their feeding a water line to us from another city close by, but it does mean we will have very low water pressure. Earthquakes are boo and my entire town is going to smell.

Six simple rituals:

1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.

2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.

3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.

4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.

5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.

6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?”

So my darling, wonderful, amazing friend K invited C and I to go to Mexico with her and her mum. While we’re still trying to figure out the funds to see if we can go, it’s definitely on the table. And now I have a tangible time line as to when I want to be at my first major goal. I’m really excited. We may possibly head down to Monterey and get our Scuba diving certificates before so that way we can go explore the ocean!

First workout in what feels like forever.
I did some stretching, which turned into yoga, which turned into a bunch of squats, sit ups, glute bridges, and other body weight exercises which then led me to wanting to walk my dog which led to me running and walking her off and on over a mile.
Then I took a lush bath.

Basically, I am sore, but my body is happy and now I get to lay around and drink tea until bed time. And text my wonderful partner who is unconditionally loving & sweet & supportive & pretty much the best person in the whole wide world. He’s also very handsome, smells good, and is a warm & cozy big spoon.

So much has happened!

I graduated from my junior college. So now it’s time to get everything set up to transfer for my last 2 years at a proper uni.

I have a killer job interview in San Francisco tomorrow. I really hope I get it.

I have been eating fried chicken from Pican every day for the past 3 days and I’ve till lost weight.

Somebody tipped me $100 at work yesterday.

Yes to life!

I still have bad habits, but there has definitely been improvement in my daily intake & exercise. Im hoping that this sticks & I will just be able to continue to improve & build on what I already know. Its one step at a time.

Just found out my boyfriend gets 25% off at my favorite bakery because of his job.

We’ve just entered the danger zone.