Facts of Life

A few revelations that I’ve come to in the past two days:

  • You have to save your drafts to wordpress or they will be deleted.
  • You will be seriously disappointed when you realize this.
  • My dog is better groomed than I am.
  • If you listen to Faith Hill’s Breathe long enough, you will start to breath.

In the spirit of going to the gym yesterday and running 4 miles in 40 minutes, I would like to thank the warped mirror which makes me look 10 lbs lighter. Making each and every trip to the gym feel like it’s working, damn girl, check out that butt!

In the spirit of my dedication to my last blog post that I never saved, I’m going to keep this short and sweet.

These are the…

get it?

Facts…of…life…

le sigh.

Hey, Girl, Hey

I’m still alive and here! I’ll give you a morning synopsis so you know it’s me and not my evil twin (a little Halloween spirit in the household!) I am still running. I had a rough three weeks following the extraction of my wisdom teeth- it was followed by a hardcore cold (allergies?) that lasted for weeks. The cough still hasn’t gone home ::cough:: welcome to fall/winter, body!

Last week John and I began our quest to run while most people, including ourselves, would be asleep… The dreaded 5 a.m. haul out of bed. We took Tilly on a few morning runs, the dog is a good companion! Who would have known those four little legs could carry her so well. Don’t worry PETA representatives, we know her limits. This morning we dragged ourselves up but the weather was like, no way… Don’t run out here… so we decided to hit up the gym spot. We made it to the gym only to find a pitch black building. A pitch.black.locked.shut.building. Seriously, gym! Does this mean that tonight I can say I already went to the gym?

No… It doesn’t work like that?

Since the gym wasn’t open and I made it clear that I am not diehard enough to run outside we decided to do the food shopping that we swore would happen over the weekend. We get to the supermarket, dedicated and ready to speed shop or at least get some kind of sweat on. Hopes dashed! Two workers eye me through the large glass windows as I repeatedly try to open the front door. They don’t even blink. Or laugh at my expense.

What is going on world?! At least laugh at my misfortune!

Now, at 6:20, I have enjoyed a cup of coffee (made using a napkin as a filter since filters were on the shopping list) and watched 50 cent learn about his heritage on a vh1 show about celebs revisiting their origins… Talk about racist old people, what the hell is a Mongolian Slave?! (See what I’m talking about)

On another note, things I need to purchase:

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(From here)

Simply because I’m positive that’s the exact opposite of how today is going for me right about now. I guess I’ll just go to the gym twice today. I can say that now.

Get Happy

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Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Anonymous

This week was one of those days- particularly today. I knew I had to push through so I did the gym and yoga thing but I went bitterly. Truth be told, yoga last night was exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m fairly certain I got a hardcore REM sleep on during savasana. The kind of savasana where you disappear from yourself entirely only to wake up slightly confused while simultaneously rested. Mmmmmmm. Take me back.

After work I decided to skip a run, despite knowing it would make me feel better. Instead I chose to spend time with Tilly. We went on a walk, a pet store, I forced her to try on a shark costume… Normal things. As soon as I got home I plopped on the couch and turned on my guilty pleasure- couples therapy. I can’t help but to love any show that makes me feel better about any turmoil in my own life.

Randomly I got an email from happier.com about having a better day after a bad one… Are you there god? It’s me, Talia. I clicked on the link figuring it couldn’t hurt and I perused a few articles until I stumbled upon this one: 5 habits that keep me sane and make me happier.

If this lady says this can make me sane and happier, let’s do it. Here’s my reflection of a few items on her list and how I can incorporate this article into my own life:

Write down at least 3 things every day that I am grateful for.
1. Today I am healthy.
2. That I have a partner that has the same love of life that I do.
3. The people in my life that love me unconditionally regardless of… Me.

Go for an early morning walk.
Now that I have Tilly I have been going on a short walk every morning around 5:30. It’s exhausting pulling myself out of bed but once I’m up, I’m up. As the author of the article suggests, it does get the day started nicely.

Always have one thing on the calendar I’m looking forward to.
Tomorrow I have night plans with my girls, Saturday it have a day date with John, and a friends birthday party at night. Every Monday a club I run at work meets and I look forward to the active discussions we will have every week. In the winter John and I are going to the Florida Keys together. This does make life exciting. In the past I lived for my weekends but now I live for special days with people I love.

Today I felt exhausted and depleted. I knew it was a day that required me to pay it forward and to drag myself out and up from a rut. I love my job. I love my love. I love life. I guess every once in a while we need to remind ourselves these truths. And to suck it up. Because today I am healthy, I have a partner that has the same love of life that I do, and there are people in my life that love me unconditionally regardless of… Me.