Tuesday, May 31, 2011

An Early Morning Run

Last night I watched a really inspiring show. It was about a 21 year old girl who lost 161 pounds in a year. You may have seen it too....and I might be off on the exact number of lbs she lost, but either way, it was a big accomplishment. She worked out 5 hours a day. You heard me. 5-hours-per- day. There was a scene of her getting up early in the morning to run & she talked about how she felt unstoppable when she ran. I think that's where the inspiration came in for me. I used to be that way. I used to get up early in the mornings to work out and I actaully LIKED it. It just started the day off right, then...I had the rest of my day ahead of me where I didn't have to worry about squeezing in a workout when I was exhausted after work.

I remember back when I would be upset if I didn't get to exercise for the day. I want to feel that way again. So, last night I set out my pink nike shorts and bright green running shirt, socks, headphones, etc. (That way I couldn't "forget" when I woke up....just in case the inspiration had left me.) Well, it was the opposite. I couldn't get out of bed fast enough! My feet hit the pavement at 6:44 this morning and off I went! High tide, sunrise, neighbors out who I never see because I'm usually asleep. All around positive experience. And, I'll do it again tomorrow.

Are you inspired now too??


Friday, May 13, 2011

Banana Popsicles

This sounds like the Jack Johnson song... no wait....that's Banana Pancakes (but those are yummy too).

So today its REALLY hot outside....90's, still stagnant air, no breeze. One of the 3rd graders brought me a banana popsicle. It's been years since I've had one and it took me right back to my childhood. Everytime I was sick and layed up in bed, my mom would give me banana popsicles. Why banana? I don't know- ask her....but it was the standard "sick" food at my house. Along with Ginger Ale. I never realized how much I missed someone feeding me banana popsicles until I was sick without her around. Somehow they have evolved into a comfort food....like a blast from the past. So weird how that works.

What did your mom feed you when you were sick? Someone else once told me that Jolly Ranchers was their "sick" food. Mom's always have little tricks up their sleeves to make their babies feel better.

And while I was googling a pic to go along with my banana popscicle blog, I just happened to find this: a more sophistocated approach to the banana popsicle. I may have to give them a try now that I'm all grown up.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monograms and Initials

Sorry I've been falling down on the job. Blogging seems to have taken a backseat these days! I've been meaning to show y'all this little piece of happiness for over a month now and I just haven't gotten around to it. But, here is my lovely initialed/named mouse pad! It adds a little brightness to my otherwise dull workspace. Pretty fancy, huh?
And I'm a sucker for anything with my name plastered across it. You can get one too from this Etsy website for all kinds of personalized creations!