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I Feel Fantastic


Thursday, June 21, 2012

So, I thought summer might be, you know, relaxing with lots of time.

Not so much.

I actually have a lot to do! Don't get me wrong, it's better, waaay better than the school year, but it's still pretty busy. Now, I like being busy. I'm terrible when I have nothing to do. I don't know the meaning of "relax" unless it is coupled with a specific activity.

Now, don't imagine that I'm crazy stressed out. I've been "relaxing" a lot this summer. I've done a lot of running, walking, and hitting the gym, and I love it. I've gotten to do a lot of reading and catching up on the internet as well.

Still, I think there's more on my summer to-do list than summer left. It happens.

One of the things on my summer to-do list was to blog here again, because my last blog was ... in March. That tells you how my life went.

Quick notes first:

Exercise: freakin' amazing, I have a gym again, I'm lifting heavy things, I'm running a lot, and I have a 5K in 2 weeks and a 10 mile in 14 weeks, and I'm crazy ready

Food: could be better, but I'm getting there. I'm finally learning to stop eating in certain situations before I've had too much, so that's good, because I was always the type to eat until I was nearly sick without even realizing it was happening. However, I still eat too many calories in things I need to limit like chocolate and peanut butter. Both good for me, in smaller portions than I eat. However, I've discovered smoothies with farm-fresh fruits and veggies and I'm ADDICTED and I love them. Yes, kale can go with strawberries.

Music: best part of summer! I found a place to karaoke that I like, it's cute, tiny, and I've had two separate guys buy me a drink. I've also reignited my songwriting, which is so much fun to do again, and I actually have some time for it.

Sleep: gotta get this under control. I tend to stay in bed too long, which doesn't make me feel any more rested, but I'm just a bum. I've tried a few things that haven't worked with this so far and will take suggestions. My newest idea is to have a project I enjoy (like writing music) planned to work on in the morning that I have to get up to do. We'll see how it goes.

Other: I'm doing a lot of prep for fall, and I'm hoping it makes fall less stressful, but I'll have even more going on, so who knows. I love it all though, so, I'm cool being crazy.

Okay. One goal down, more to go.

For my semi-geeky/dorky friends: I have a new podcast for you by buddies of mine from high school on various topics. Check it out:
www.crhpodcast.com

The title is a great song from Jonathan Coulton which always reminds me of my life, minus the drugs. www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=_zEFzqBiduw


Onward and upward!
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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/21/2012 5:30PM

    Tips to get out of bed:

Put your alarm clock on the other side of the room, and a 2nd one just outside of the room set for the same time or a minute later, so when you get one, might as well get the other, and as long as you're out of the room, why not get your day started?

Keep a small glass of water by the side of the bed and have a drink and splash a little on your face to wake you up.

Drink your last cup or 2 of water right before bed, so you'll need a bathroom as soon as you wake up.

Have a lamp next to your bed with one of the swirly light bulbs that take a few minutes to warm up to full brightness. When you start waking up turn it on - it won't be blindingly bright at first but as it gets brighter you'll wake up more.

Or go to www.thinkgeek.com and search for "alarm clock" to find some geeky ways to make sure you'll not be able to go back to sleep!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/21/2012 5:14PM

    I am in the same boat having kind of summer. Lots to do and not enough time to accomplish things! But all we can do is our best.

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