Sunday, June 15, 2014

100 Days Of Happy

Hello world!

So I have been a slacker.  My bad.

I guess it's a good thing nobody reads this crap.

Ok, so.  Point of this post.  I'll get to that now, I suppose.

There's this challenge going around the social media world, 100 Happy Days.  The point is that people suck at being happy and this is a little experiment to see if people can find one thing every day that makes them happy. And over 100 days everything is supposed to be rainbows, butterflies, unicorns and glitter.  I am paraphrasing of course. According to their website, 71% of the people that have started this challenge have quit, saying that they don't have time. Apparently we live in a culture where we don't have time to be happy. This concerns me. However, we all know I am not the happiest person.  Actually, currently I am not happy at all.

Well, if we are being honest with each other it goes deeper than not being happy.   Hurt, angry, enraged, upset, aching, pissed, confused. Yeah those sum up my feelings a think.  I guess in general "unhappy" could cover it.

Anyways, I went to 100happydays.com and registered for this challenge.  You can pick your social media format, Instagram, Facebook, or twitter. I picked Instagram.  You can also pick your own hashtag. I though about #thisisstupid but went with the generic #100HappyDays.

I don't think doing this challenge is going to me into a ray of sunshine, but maybe by taking the time to find something every day that makes me happy, maybe at least ill smile more. And maybe I'll find a way to make myself happy instead of relying on someone else.

Anyways, if you are reading this, first I thank you for taking tome to read my rumblings, and secondly, I challenge you to 100 Happy Days.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year... New Me

First off, I am typing this on my iPad and its terrible.  My desktop is being a punk and my laptop is too.

Anyways....

One year ago today I started going to the gym. It has been 365 days of exercising, clean eating, and struggling.

I have put my healthy habits aside for the holidays. I decided that I had deprived myself all year and I wasn't going to do that during the holidays. I said that I knew I would gain weight, and I'd be ok with it as long as it was less an 10 pounds.

I went to the gym for the first time in a while today. I weighed before I got started. I gained weight. It was less than ten pounds, but I was not ok with it.

I worked hard to get that weight off and carelessly put it back on. I did realize that I probably would have but on that weight anyway drying the holidays (you know like if I didn't lose the weight) and it would be a lot worse.

I don't believe in Resolutions. They always fall apart.  I believe in goals. I do have goals for 2014. Here are some of my goals.  I am sure they will change throughout the year, but as of today here they are.

*Lose 50 pounds
*Do a half marathon
*Complete more 5Ks
*Exercise 3-5 times a week
*Save money.

I know that's not an extensive list or anything, but that's the five important things to me right now. It helps me be accountable sharing them


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Round Up


Over the last few years I have done a month by month breakdown of my year. I know no one else probably enjoys it, but I do.  I'm going to try to limit it two 3-5 things a month.

January
Started going to the gym
Saw Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line in Southaven with Summer and Katie.
Met Florida Georgia Line

February
Saw Mary Poppins

March
Started Women Can Run
Went tomNashville (was supposed to see Lady Gaga but she canceled)
Visited Tiffany's and got me a pretty
Went on one of my two trips to Josie's
Had a snowy Spring Break

April
Made my only trip to the Memphis zoo
Celebrated my 27th birthday.
Went to a Scottish Festival with Katie.
Went to Nashville to see Gary Allan at the Ryman. I MET GARY ALLAN. We had breakfast at The Pancake Pantry, shopped, went to Johnny and June's graves and found out where Gary Allan lives.

May
Ran in my first 5K
Graduated with my Masters
Katie and I took are second annual Hardy trip

June
Went to the Opry and Fan Fair during CMA Fest week. Saw Carrie Underwood, Charlie Pride, and Jerrod Niemann.  Met Mark Wills and Jason Thompson.
Went to the beach :). Got a massive sunburn (my lip swelled) and a henna tattoo

July
Reconnected with some old friends, we now see each other once a month
Saw Gary Allan in Tunica
Did a Glow in the Dark 5K

August
Went to St. Louis.  Saw the Backstreet Boys in concert with Katie. Stayed in the same hotel as Pauly D.
Started my first year as a second grade teacher
Went to Nashville, again

September
Had a root canal :(
Saw Flashdance
Discovered How I Meet Your Mother

October
Saw Buddy Holly
Did the Race for the Cure in Little Rock. My mom is a 16 year breast cancer survivor and just plain awesome.

November
Saw Joe Nichols at Fall on Beale
Black Friday Shopped with mom and Michael

December
Forced to cancel my Nashville trip due to the white death
Went to hot yoga
Zoo lights