Expectation vs. reality

Nothing better than changes to shake things up, and not exactly the way you expected. You finally get that promotion you’ve been waiting for, only to realize you no longer have any clue what you’re doing. Wonderful. Life goes on, and hopefully you learn some things along the way. Here are some of the lessons…

New month, new focus

Last month I had a single goal: getting into the habit of exercising. I didn’t want to think about whether or not I was losing weight, nor did I want to worry about how many calories I was ingesting. Going to the gym was stressful enough (stupid, I know), I didn’t want to add to…

Zero dark thirty

I cannot believe it’s actually been 23 days since my last post. TWENTY-THREE DAYS. As if I needed yet another reminder that time flies when you’re procrastinating. I know what you’re thinking, this girl gave up. She quit. The pressure was too much. Well, let me tell you something. It hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t…

Random surprises

Today marks the 11th day since starting my 30-day exercise challenge. It’s been an interesting experience, full of a mix of expected things and random surprises. More than the 11th day, this marks at best the 20th time I’ve willingly exercised/been to the gym in all my life. Now, if you’ve been poking around this blog,…

She ain’t no Betty Crocker!

  My friend D and her man, E, left me to my own devices today for a Mexican independence celebration at a common friend’s house. Committed to my 30-day quest, and right in the face of another ‘who-knows-what-it-may-bring’ weekend, I decided to stay home and work on my abs and buns. I was a bit…

Here come the runs

I survived the first four days of my gym challenge. Only 26 more to go… Today is the fifth day since I started my 30-day gym challenge. It’s been six days since I got back to work, seven since I got back from vacation after a 24-hour trip. I’m jet lagged, sleep deprived, and exhausted,…