I would say Mercury is in Retrograde but it’s not so I need something to explain things this week. It’s been a week of weird little things going wrong. Almost a test of my patience, like will Kristie throw a fit today, let’s find out.
Ok so here’s the list of stoopid things I lived through this week. None are a huge deal just lil annoyances.
Monday: Accidentally put an ink mark on my brand new Madewell bag. Given the color of the leather trying to get it out would do more harm than good. Luckily it’s in a not so noticeable place.
Tuesday: Deleted the entire social library of documents off SharePoint at work. BFD! Panic ensued for about 20 minutes but I was able to call someone and reverse the damage. No harm done! Then that night I had to rush out while making dinner cause we ran out of olive oil. Come to find out the car was also out of gas so to the gas station to spend all my money, I went. And later that evening Josh broke one of the Crate & Barrel glasses that we had just replaced the weekend before.
Wednesday: I forgot my Pure Barre mandatory socks at home and didn’t realize it until 20 minutes before class. If I would have not went the class then they would have charged me as a no show so I went and bought a second pair of socks for $12. Ugh. Afterwards, I thought I’d take the Ashland bus home rather than the Damen bus. For some reason I thought it would be faster. Not only did I wait on the bus forever, but then that bus decided it wasn’t going the whole way and I had to get off and get on another bus just to get home.
Thursday: Went to make dinner and realized the pasta had been in the cabinet too long and had bugs in it. Yuck! Hello Trader Joe’s, nice to see you for the third time this week.
Friday: (Today) I went to make my usual breakfast protein smoothie in the blender and followed the same steps as I do everyday. Apparently this time, the bottom of the glass blender pitcher was loose and came off when I sat it on the base. There went smoothie all over the cabinets, floor and on the dog and me. I get that all cleaned up and get dressed. Before I leave I go to put some oil on my legs and realize a big drop fell onto the vintage silk Betsey Johnson dress I’m wearing! NOOO! Luckily I knew what to do. Dropped some baby powder onto the stain, let it sit for a few minutes to absorb the oil, clean it off and then blow-dry the dress while I’m wearing it. (You are laughing because you can picture all of this in your head right?) Then lastly, I go to replace the dog’s poo bags and drop the roll in a way that it completely unravels. Ain’t no body got time for that! So it’s just lying in the counter for now until I can rewrap it later.
Then you can add to the mix the radio silence about or condo purchase most of the week due to Jewish holiday.
I’ve done my best to roll with the punches and accept the nuisances without getting upset. It seems that I’ve been doing a good job of handling it so maybe I’ve chilled out a bit in my old age?
On the up side, my fashion game has been A+ this week.
It’s totally ok to veer off course or fall off the wagon as long as you take notice of it, do some course correcting and get right back on track.
The last time I really worked out was on Tuesday Aug 26th. That morning I attended an early Om on the Range yoga class. Then the next day Josh and I were off to Nevada for our first Burning Man experience.
Burning Man was a lot of fun, exploring, walking, biking, climbing and jumping. I even got to take a yoga class while there. Then we spent last Monday and Tuesday relaxing and recovering poolside in Reno, NV.
After returning to Chicago I was in such a chill vacation mode that I decided to take the rest of the week off from exercising. After a few anxiety flare ups over the weekend it’s clear to me that it’s time to get back on track.
Lots of people probably assume that I am vain and that I workout so that I look good or to maintain a certain weight. For me working out is a form of stress management. Without five-ish days of exercise a week it’s possible for stress and anxiety to weasel it’s way right back into my life, kicking and screaming for attention. And trust me, no one wants that.
Consider this my fitness frenzy recap for weeks 17 and 18. I am not sure if I will keep up with those posts in the future. But, we’ll see.
This evening I’m back at Air Fit for a few days before my summer package expires. Then I’ll be trying out the Pure Barre Wicker Park location for most of September and October. Om on the Range will always be my go to spot for yoga. I’m eager to see what else I’ll get into this fall.
Monday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class Tuesday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga Wednesday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & worked from home Thursday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & biked to work/home 11 miles Friday : 5:30pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Saturday : Bm errands Sunday : 10:00am Om on the Range Yoga (75 min class) & Burning Man build day: pack the truck. We are getting closer to the main event!
That’s 6. Over goal. Trying to make up for the fact that my best friends are coming to visit on Friday and then next week we head to Black Rock City.
Also, it was a bit chilly this week so I took a break from biking to work everyday.
Monday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Tuesday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga Wednesday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Thursday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & biked to work/home 11 miles Friday : 5:30pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Saturday : Biked downtown for a boat cruise on the river Sunday : BYOP: Bring Your Own Project Burning Man build day
Monday : Didn’t bike or workout but I did see Hamlet at Navy Pier Tuesday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & biked to work/home 11 miles Wednesday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Thursday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & biked to work/home 11 miles Friday : 5:30pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Saturday : 9:00am Free Yoga class at Lululemon Southport, took Bear to the doggie beach and biked to a movie Sunday : Groceries and Burning Man build day
Don’t worry! I did not fall of the fitness wagon. I just merely fell off the posting to Tumblr wagon. Getting back up to speed today!
Monday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Tuesday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & biked to work/home 11 miles Wednesday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Thursday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & didn’t bike due to an indoor skydiving trip with work which ended up cancelled. I was so sad. Friday : 5:30pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Saturday : Walked around town with my Momma who visited. We hit up the Green City Market and Taste of Lincoln. Then ate some Lou Malnati’s pizza. Sunday : Went to the Cubs vs Cards game and ate a disgusting amount of nachos that made me sick!
Let’s just say I lived my weekend to the fullest eating nothing but crap. Time to get back on track!
“Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”—Lao Tzu
I only made it to five classes this past week. Thinking of changing my goal from six classes per week to five, with anything after five being a bonus round. Especially since I added biking to the mix.
Monday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Tuesday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & biked to work/home 11 miles Wednesday : 6:00pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Thursday : 6:30am Om on the Range Yoga & went to spa after work Friday : 5:30pm Air Fitness class & biked to work/home 11 miles Saturday : Biked to/from Pitchfork Music fest 10 miles & did lots of walking Sunday : Shopped for back to school supplies since Josh and I always donate two backpack full of supplies to kids in need & participated in our first build day for Burning Man