Monday, February 27, 2012

"We'll be Glowing in the Dark" (Courtesy of Coldplay)

I was jamming out to Coldplay today at work hence my blog title for day. They are one band that I can go months without listening to, but when I finally too it's like we had never parted ways. Oh by the way, the title is from their song Charlie Brown off their new album Mylo Xyloto- Check it out!

Ok, now that I'm done pimping out Coldplay, I'll give you a lowdown of the weekend. It was mostly food (what else it new) and spending time with good friends. On Saturday, my friend Kelly and I ventured out to the mall to get me a birthday outfit (turning the big 2-3 a week from today!!) so we obviously got hungry and decided to try a Thai place that I had heard a lot of good things about. Smiling Banana Leaf was a cute hole in the wall restaurant and the food was AMAZING and BYOB. They don't charge you a corking/glass fee which is a plus! Even if you've never had Thai or had a bad experience, go here and your world will be rocked!

Update on my weight loss journey: I lost another pound this week at the gym and I'm beginning to see and feel the changes to my body now that the nasty fat is hitting the road! Seriously the best feeling in the world- I'd rather feel like this than eat a huge piece of chocolate cake any day!

I've been finding these motivational sayings/pictures on Pinterest lately so maybe I'll start to share some with you guys!

I've been telling everyone about finding their little "peak" of their day and it's really been keeping me positive and upbeat! My peaks this weekend really revolved around the fact that I have some pretty amazing friends that I'm learning will be there for me through everything. I got a really nice call from one of my best friends Julie who currently lives in California and it was really nice to hear someone say "I really miss you." I'm actually going to visit her at the end of March (33 days!!!)

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Finish every day and be done with it"

Hello everyone!

So shout out to my friend Nico for not only sharing the awesome Hey Arnold video from my last post, but also for sharing this quote with me the other day that inspired me to make a new Lent/life goal!

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Therefore, instead of only giving up candy for Lent, I'm also going to commit to choosing a "peak" of my day every day before I go to sleep. I've been really harsh on myself lately always focusing on the bad things that are happening in my life and realized I need to stop. For those of you who don't know, I volunteer at the local Children's Hospital every Wednesday and it really helps me put things into prospective and realize all the blessings I have.

Speaking of- my peak of yesterday was waking up and looking at these on my dining room table. They are my Valentine flowers and they are really starting to bloom nicely! :)

Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again

Hello blogging world! I've decided to give my blog new life and start at it again! I really realized how much I missed it looking back. Plus I saw "The Vow" this weekend which is a movie about how this couple gets in a car accident and the wife loses part of her memory that contains all of her memory about her husband. This has nothing to do with anything except for the fact that now I want to keep blogging so if I lose my memory in a freak accident I'll have this to look back to!

Anyway, nothing too exciting over on this side of the world! I've been working, but making sure to enjoy my weekends since that's the only time I get to enjoy myself. I've been consistently working out 4-5 times a week and am loving it! Since the first of the year I've lost over 3% of my body weight! I've been using this awesome website called the Daily Plate. It was created by Livestrong and it gives you an easy place to track the food you are eating on a daily basis based on a calorie goal calculated by your weight, height, etc. I've never realized how much portions really are and how much I ate on a daily basis, but now I'm learning more and feel so much better!

Hopefully I'll be able to really keep up with this now- I think I'm going to shoot for a couple times a week instead of every day- I do have a life people! :-p

Also instead of doing a rant and rave of the day I think I'm only going to stick to rave. There's no reason I should have to complain about anything in my life and instead I'm going to try and stick with looking at the positives. Life is too short to be anything but happy!!

Rave of the day: A pretty awesome friend posted a song on facebook to cheer me up today. Any Hey Arnold fans out there?