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.

I just want to scream “I love you” at the top of my lungs. I have the best, sweetest, most kind, loving, supportive, encouraging, and adorable partner ever. He has my whole heart and there is nothing I wouldnt do for that man. He makes me feel oh so loved. I swear to God, sometimes I feel like I was put on this planet to find him and to love him and make sure nothing ever hurts him ever again. Hes my best friend and the love of my life.

Okay, end of my very mushy love post. Just thought y’all should know, I found a keeper.

I haven’t been posting much. Ive been very busy with work and just finished up my finals this week. So I’ve been spending all of my free time up til this point studying for my Statistics class, which was really no fun. But it’s done & over with and now I can focus my energies elsewhere until Summer courses start up. But, I’ve got three weeks off til then.

I’m super stoked that I have Intro to Research Methods from 8am - 10:30 M-Th when classes start back up, and it’s my only course. I will get out of class and have plenty of time to get into the gym before work. Time management is NOT a strength of mine, so knowing that its going to be much easier to get into the gym will be better.

I haven’t been weighing myself lately. And that’s a good thing. I think it helps me be less crazy and upset when I don’t see the results reflected in my weight.

C & I are almost at our 6 month anniversary & I am very excited to celebrate with him. 6 of the happiest and most productive months of my life. He is a godsend, really. I am so in love with him. And we are going to go to Yosemite (his first time) in September, and I am SO SO SO excited to go hiking and to swim and just do fun camping things with him. My little Eagle Scout :)

Life has been good, otherwise. Just trying to take it day by day and not sweat the small stuff. Though, sometimes it’s harder than it seems. I just hate being crazy anxious and stressed about nothing important, just worrying to worry. It makes me a much less happy person, and I’m trying to break that.

Oh! Tomorrow is my mama’s birthday! I can’t wait to give her the gifts that C & I picked out for her. I think she’s gonna love them!