#Confessions T’was the Day Before Turkey Day

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And, all through the house..

The only creature stirring… is ME and my new baby April! 
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Happy Wednesday! 

I am running five miler tomorrow morning! #EarnYourTurkey or in my case, prime rib #EarnYourPrimeRib lol. Taking today as a rest day as far as workouts! Stretching and a little yoga. I have shopping and cleaning to do today!

Tomorrow is going to be weird. It is the first with out my Mother In Law, it was hard enough without Father In Law, and my Sister In Law is not hosting, Thanksgiving this year. My daughter is growing up and is in Alaska with her boyfriend visiting his mom, and my son is working. I think my husband is hunting in the morning.

My kids aren’t even out of the house and I am getting a taste of being an “Empty Nester!”

My daughter left on Saturday. She is only 17 (going on 25) and it was quite scary for ME to be honest! I’m more worried about the weather than anything. But, I’m lonely.

You would think I would be super productive. And, hopefully I can SAY that at the end of the day, however I have been … well lazy!

Maybe, a little Winter Blues. Sitting with my happy lamp on me as I type.

Where’s my REAL confession?! 

I have paid to upgrade this blog a long time ago, at least 6 months. All I really need to do it get on the phone with Blue Host and let them walk me through the transfer. This scares me, literally I fear change. I’ve tossed around the idea of starting a Blog from scratch. Still, this weighs on me. I was going to post my giveaway on Monday, but noticed the dates I wrote down were wrong, so…. what better way to kick off the new blog or new “old” blog than with a giveaway. 🙂

Another confession… I have been binging last couple days. I mean real honest to goodness, mindless eating until I feel sick. I do NOT purge, I just simply inhale food.

Honestly, I wrote it out, what I “really” come up with for reasons why, is I just had a scale victory. I didn’t realize that I had lost 20 lbs until I got on the same scale from two months ago. According to my clothes I knew I lost weight, but it wasn’t until i seen the number on the scale that I think I freaked out and started eating!

(I’ve had different forms of ED though the years) I’ll save all that for another blog.

So, I will recognize and accept that “that just happened!” And, move forward. As always easier said than done, but I put myself on front street and put a sticky note on fridge and cupboards to be “mindful” of my eating!

I am very thankful that I can recognize this pattern only a couple days in to the binge, because I will NOT “have” to lose progress. And, I should be PUMPED from MY success, not let it bring me down!

I am not even worried about tomorrow. I’m cooking so it’s gonna be a good post run Thanksgiving Feast!

So, tell me one confession and one thing to be thankful for!?!?! 

Wishing Everyone a wonderful day,

Laurie~

 

 

Randomness #JustBecause

Happy Wednesday! 

It’s two o’clock in the morning….

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Just Kidding! I just can’t sleep! I am not at home, I am watching my friends kids while her parents have surgery. It just so happens that the strongest windstorm ever recorded hit Washington State and the worst is where my friend is at, poor girl in a Hotel in the dark! (I would HATE that!) Luckily, her dad’s surgery was today and she had to spend the night, and she didn’t have to drive back home (which would of been REALLY bad,) because her mom’s pre-op appointment is tomorrow.

If I had my Journal this would be a major Brain Dump moment, but I don’t I have my blog — and here I am.

I have so much to be thankful for and so many exciting things are happening over the next few months, well… the randomness never ends!

I’m currently doing the Holiday Sweat Challenge with Run To The Finish and Fit Approach. I have my 5 miler Virtual Race Next week with Running on The Wall #EarnYourTurkey race. I’m kind of EXCITED! I’ve been getting in shape and my running is improving each and every time I run! This week, Holiday Sweat is focused on Core, which I have been neglecting lately! Something I realized I need to focus more attention on!

Side Random Note: I have another giveaway starting soon! Be on the lookout!

My last giveaway was so much fun I LOVE doing them! My winner Was Sandra from A Promise To Dad Blog.  I am loving her blog!

On another note I WON a giveaway! (I guess what goes around, comes around!) I won the Sunwarrior Giveaway from Susie’s amazing blog Suz Lyfe.

Geez… I could write forever right now, but I need to try to get a couple hours sleep before these kids wake up and have to be taken to all different schools!

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Nameste

 

What I’m Loving Sunday + A Special Reader Treat

Happy Sunday!

Spring is starting to “get sprung” here in my neck of the woods. It’s time for me to get Organized, Major Spring Cleaning, and some extra effort and hard work on my part is needed! School, projects, writing, and training for my 12k at the beginning of May I love it when I am busy, and right now I am! Giving myself the present of getting and staying organized! My school work this quarter is def gonna keep me on my toes. So, I have been working extra hard to keep ahead in school, during this amazingly crazy & busy time!

However, I am making one singular priority. I am making sure I get my “Me Time” and “self-care” into my busy schedule! I went out and got myself a new journal. (This is where the magic happens!)
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I have been, working on bringing a little Feng Shui Prosperity in my life! I am SUPER excited for, The Tao of Dana’s Feng Shui Catalyst Camp to start again on April 20th. That is the awesome thing about the program, is once your in, you are in for life. I did pretty awesome the first round, but this time the Camp is running just in time for some MAJOR de-cluttering and Spring Cleaning!

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Plus trying a little #FengSui abundance tricks.

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RocksBox…well It ROCKS! www.rocksbox.com  It’s so easy and cool. It really is the original Netflix for Jewelry! I’m here to offer a free month. Simply go use the code, laurievxoxo and you get three designer pieces of Jewelry to wear for a month. If you like to continue, it’s only 19 dollars a month and you can pick pieces you like to add to your #wishlist. Bonus, can’t bring yourself to turn a piece of jewelry, you get $10 every month. In case you can NOT let something go! Like this bracelet,  I am buying it! It’s actually more adjustable and I feel really good when I wear it. So yup, I am gonna buy it. The Jewelry, comes with a return postage paid envelope and you just send back the jewelry and in a few days you get three new pieces of Jewelery, based on your preferences and stuff you put on your wishlist!

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Amen to this fabulous quote via. the Tone it Up girls, from the fabulous Marilyn Monroe!

I hope you are all having a beautiful weekend!

XOXO,

Laurie

Happy Easter Sunday — New Beginnings

Happy Easter Sunday!

Coming to you live from our little mini vacay while everyone is asleep! It’s been a wonderful little vacation we are having and getting ready to make the drive home after some MUCH NEEDED time away and I am feeling so refreshed and renewed! Spent some awesome time in nature fishing. We do not have any fish to bring home, but it was still fun. With a little exception of getting rained on the first day while we were fishing on my husbands friends boat. I was cold and wet! I thought I would of been  O.K. with the 5 layers of clothes and the boat had a cover, however it was backwards and all five layers got SOAKED! Especially my feet, which I hate when my feet get soaked! So all day Friday in wet clothes. I have to say, what a workout.
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This is my husbands friend John John holding the fish my husband caught, but handed to me not knowing how big it was. I really thought the pole was just going to snap, so I handed the pole back to my hubby! Unfortunately, this is the only picture that I snapped. It was catch and release Stergon out of the Colombia River between Oregon and Washington, but still exciting, and a great workout!

Then yesterday, no rain, but it was cold! I did mange to sunburn my face pretty good and that wiped me out! I was in bed at 6 P.M. Did not plan on sleeping all night! Well, until 2 A.M. I’ve just been up early enjoying some coffee and quiet time.

Hoping hubby wakes up pretty soon, so we can make the five + hour drive home. I have so much to do. I’m sure the house is gonna be a mess when I get there. I am just getting some new goals and intentions written out. Ready for my Spring Break to be over and classes start back up tomorrow. Gotta get myself back into routine, a GOOD routine that balances out fitness, school, writing, and other exciting things that I am secretly working on!

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Time to get out my journal and get everything written out! Time for a major Brain Dump!

Well, I hope you all have a blessed Easter Sunday and are ready for an amazing week!

XOXO,

Laurie~

 

 

Ahhh…. Another Random Sunday ~

Happy Sunday!

Perhaps, I should of added in blogging in my list to commitments for last week! Things are “very slowly” getting back to normal around here. Every day is different. Good ones and bad ones.

Getting BACK to a Sleep Schedule!!!! Woah! Daylight Savings Time really thew me off all week! Well, O.K. I had more stress than usual last week. But, as far as sleep I have NOT been waking up too early in the morning, (like I have complained about before here,) instead; some days I slept as late as 9-10 am. It was so weird, it felt like there just weren’t enough hours in the day and is seemed extra exhausting! This morning I dragged myself out at 6 A.M. I seriously have to wake up around the same time everyday and 6 is perfect for me. Not 3 A.M. that gets old quick! And, not 10 A.M. because, that is just too late. So, 6 A.M. is my goal this week to make myself to get up so I get used to it!

My days are gonna be super busy this week too. So, I have to got to get everything planned out, prepped, and READY to have a GOOD WEEK! I think I am overdue to have a completely “good week!” Of coarse I am scheduling my ME time first! I have to finish up my online school classes this week and get ready for finals. My house is coming along so good that we are actually doing some remodeling! And, I have yard sales, but it’s TIME! I just hope the weather goes back to being nice! It’s been cold, windy, and rainy here. From almost perfect spring weather.

Getting up early has one really advantage on Sunday’s….. If you have to shop at Wal-Mart you can get in and out before the crowds if you have to get stuff for the week! Plus, I am enjoying the peace and quiet! I have some good music on and journaling and drinking some AMAZING Coffee with Cacco Powder! There is NO RUSH today! I am gonna spoil myself a little bit today when I go shopping! I NEED NEW workout clothes A.S.A.P. I love my shoes, but I’ve wore them so much around the house, It’s time for another good running pair! I need the reward first in this case! 😉

Also, working on some personal Writing Projects! The kind that actually make money! Which is fun! For a little bit there I was a little stuck, but I think I’ve shaken it off and getting back on track here. It feels really good that I have been able to get back to moving in “forward” action. But, this does leave me with even more on my plate. But, I got this. It just keeps getting better and better.

Just gotta keep focused. Eyes on the prize! Getting my workouts all planned out this week #NoExcuses there!

Anyways, that’s it! Just some “Random” Sunday thoughts before I get BUSY around here at home! I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Nameste!

 

Whatever Wednesday

Happy HUMP Day!

Geez halfway through the week already! Insomnia strikes again! It doesn’t help that I slept yesterday away! I think I was exhausted and it all finally caught up with me yesterday.

I woke up to this……….
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Yup, that is my back deck off off the kitchen upstairs. My hubby was smoking fish and tried to burn the house down! Lucky the smoker didn’t burn all the way though the floor! Or, do any damage to the house. So, really just have to replace the support beam and 4 or 5 boards.

I put out the fire, (my house smelt like burnt fish all day!) and then I went back to bed! Besides not feeling very good and being exhausted, it just felt like a good day to lock myself in my room!

I slept almost all day! It was NICE! Until this morning when I woke up at 2 AM! Refused to get out of bed until 3:30 and then been playing on the computer, journaling, and catching up on The Originals.

I realized something important that I had not fully realized…………

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I’m not even kidding! Somehow, my New Year’s Resolution stuck. and, I have been very, very busy getting my home in order! I still have tons and tons of work to do still… But, my house FEELS really good and has been kept up onto the point Visitors can just drop by! This is like huge for me, all my friends know they need to give me at least a hour to stash and dash!

O.K. So having my Mother In Law move in with us, really forced me to make the change. Forced a LOT of changes! I was just getting used to having lots of time to myself. Now I have to take my time to myself while the whole house is sleeping!

FYI — Feng Shui ROCKS.

Not only is my home transforming, everything around me is transforming. I can’t believe how much I raised my own personal energy. I am changing, for the better! I feel like clutter has been holding me back from EVERYTHING in my life! It only took one month for things to settle down and now starting to put routines in place and now I actually feel like I am moving forward. Not just with the house, but everything in my life seems to be moving forward. Even with being sick, taking care of mother in law, a stupid injury, a fire, and I swear, Mercury Retrograde is kicking my booty, but I am still O.K. and moving forward. My eating cleaned up a lot, my house is full of healthy food at all times, maybe one more day of staying at home and then I am ready to get back to the gym. It really blows getting injured & being sick! AND, keeping up with all my homework…. I feel like my creativity blocks are removed and it feels pretty awesome!

I still have a LOT of work to do on the house. My Mother In Law came with her own clutter. So, now I have to work on getting rid of all my $hit as well as hers! Cleared out spaces only to fill them back up again. I have a lot of cleaning I need to do as well. Especially, the stuff that never get’s cleaned.

NOW…..

It’s time to get back into my workout routines! Going to start with some For The Glow, at home workouts and Tara Stiles videos! My friends should be back from their vacations soon, so I will have my workout partners back.

Right now…

Time for ME…. is the most important item on my to-do lists! It’s so easy to get busy and get burnt out. I feel refreshed and ready to put my “Success Hat” back on! Moving forward…………

I am getting so much better at managing my time. I am also learning the importance of disconnecting from electronics! I just get overloaded and need to take a break every once in a while and make sure that I am using my time productively, while I am online!

I am also, doing a digital detox this week through the Catalyst Camp and learning about EMF’s. Something so simple as changing my wallpapers and screen savers on my phone made a huge difference and now I am working at cleaning up files, pics, emails, etc. And, making sure everything is all backed up.

Last but not least I am putting the work in on some awesome opportunities!

January was not my month! February is short, but I think I will be getting a lot accomplished this month!

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