The “too much” isn’t because this week was long — if it was long it was long and AWESOME — but because I am so excited for this weekend!
5 quotes in picture form
1. Remember this one?
2. Love this.
3. Reminder to me — and motivation to try something new!
4. So much cheese — but I am trying to be a leader here so this one just calls out to me!
5. Yeah I did…
4 reasons I woke up smiling today
1. I didn’t hear rain and the radar confirms that this morning at least should be a good bike riding kind of day!
2. I went to bed happy because I got to watch a great sunset and force my friend to sit through the 32 minute DVD from my Virginia trip. There was also fat tire involved.
- No instagram required to make this one awesome!
- The good stuff I brought back from Virginia!
3. I had a great night last night and it started with my first adjustment at Gainsborough Family Chiropractic. Even though they say people feel results after on average 12 visits, I argue you can feel a change after one! Maybe because you have to start somewhere, maybe because going made me feel like I’m taking a first step of a big change (“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”)…I’m not sure! What I know is that I’ve never felt so comfortable or happy (for lack of a better word) in a place–the studio is just beautiful and cool (another lack of a better word–the only one I’m not willing to resort to using is nice, even though these are nice people so it would be an accurate descriptor!), and I’ve never been to a chiropractor who tests before. It’s refreshing, exciting, and very interesting to me. When Dr. Kreso asked if I had any questions, I really didn’t. Even though the one thing I have really learned from these guys is to be critical and think logically, I don’t have anything to be critical of here. I’m putting a bit of blind faith in all of this and like I said, seeing the results of the testing was pretty amazing–it just made sense and so it follows that being as willing to jump in full swing is the logical thing to do!
4. After my appointment yesterday, I popped into Chapters (all my money goes to books, spandex, groceries, and coffee–seriously. oh wait, froyo!) and I made an impulse purchase. After getting the awesome surprise package in the mail, how could I pass up these cards? I can’t wait to send them to people. If I ask you for your address it’s cuz I lost my contacts…not cuz there’s a card en route for you !
3 things I’m really looking forward to this weekend
1. Hanging out with friends tonight –> There’s yoga on the agenda followed by quality time, beers, and the Olympics! PLUS my gal pal Nina is coming down from Toronto for the night and I miss the crap out of her!
2. Li’l Mudder tomorrow –> It’s a “dress rehearsal” for Tough Mudder and luckily I got linked up with the people running this tomorrow morning. I’m really looking forward to it even if I do have some butterflies. The description just made it too much fun to be missed:
“The Li’l Mudder is a short 12km course littered with a handful of obstacles (some fun, some tricky and others just plain hell) that’ll give SC members a great summer time challenge and a for those on the SC team; a good taste of what to expect at the real Tough Mudder.”
Reminder: Workouts should scare you a bit, right? That means they’re pushing you!
3. Quality time with my sister –> After tomorrow’s event I’m driving to Windsor for a sleepover, some hiking, and maybe even some shopping. But what I’m most jacked about is getting to see my sister, who has been as busy or more so than I have (if that’s possible) so our quality time has been limited!
2 blog posts you need to read
1. That made an already awesome and inspiring woman all the more amazing to me. I was sucked into the GFC site and read Dr. Rachelle’s story and was just amazed. I can’t do it justice in a summary but if you only click on one link from my site today, make it this one. Taking control of your own health and life/choosing a different course — how can you not be inspired?
2. I have to plug Amber at Go Kaleo’s latest post about supplements. She doesn’t post too much on her blog but she’s all over Facebook doing awesome things so when she does write a longer post I get so excited. And this one is no less awesome than anything else she’s done. I really couldn’t agree more with most of what she says and she has a knack for summing it up in a no nonsense way:
“… just think critically about the claims the product, and/or the person selling it is making. Humans thrived for millions of years before supplements and meal replacement products were invented. If they were necessary for muscle development, increased strength, weight loss, or optimal health we would have died out a million years ago. These products are convenient and practical, but not necessary or optimal.”
Amen to that!
1 thing to laugh at
Do you have any funny workout jokes?
What are you doing this weekend?
When’s the last time you watched a sunset?