BOOtiful Fall Weather

This post brought to you by none other than the superb S Club 7 (throwback Thursday, anyone? anyone?)

Don’t Stop- played on my shuffle from itunes. The benefit of having an archaic program not allowing itunes to update…ever, is I now listen to ALL of my music. Silver lining? I think, yes.

As this blog is used as a pseudo “memory book”, this is my life lately.

Faith
I’ve started going to church. It’s 10 blocks up from my home and is full of wonderful people. Although, I am not the biggest fan of the Pastor because he tends to ramble and lose his thought before getting back on track (but never goes overtime), I LOVE the people I am meeting. The young professionals group that meets Monday night has been a relaxed non threatening atmosphere to meet others my age and to reflect briefly on the Sunday sermon.

This past week was on Not Giving Up…on yourself, on others, on God and verses were pulled to emphasize what to do when you feel like giving up. One of my favorite verses from this week for “telling God how you feel” is:

Pour out your feelings to the Lord as you would pour water out of a jug Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.” (Lamentations 2:19)

It provides a great visual and is a great reminder to share your feelings with others/God as a release that will hopefully lead to greater insight in the situation.

[Edit: The pastor should have used the S Club clip in his sermon…I’m pretty sure it summed up his message…anyway, moving on]

Work
I am a full time employee at my job. I’m enjoying the freedom that I KNOW I will not have at any other job. My current role is particularly flexible and I’ve found a great medium of home and office time for working. A change of scenery significantly increases my productivity.

Next week I start a Project Manager course and will be attending a weekly study group to prepare for the PMP Exam. I need to start building my skills!

Illness

After a less active week due to the plague. I blame every commuter on the bus for passing on that fast and furious cold. I was in bed at 8:45 last Monday, begrudgingly skipped “youth” group and ballet. The next night wasn’t much better, in bed at 9:30pm. 10 days later, I’m down to 1 sneeze a day and only a couple of tissues. I’ll take that plague any day versus any alternative illness.

Workouts

Sunday: 40 min cycle and weights

Monday: 30 min. walk/run with my housemate= total of 1.3 miles

Tuesday: Off? I can’t remember…I walked to coffee 🙂

Wednesday: 60 min spin class

Thursday: 4 mi run

Friday: Plan of weights and 20 min of some cardio form

Saturday: Yoga? Running? Weights? I haven’t decided…I’ll see how I feel

Health
Last week was incredibly hard for me. I was reflecting on where I was a year ago and how far I’ve come, but also, how much further I have to go. In the last 5 months I’ve moved mountains, but I still have a few foothills to climb to find a balance. One of those baby steps is attempting a consistent bedtime to make mornings easier. It’s 50/50 that I get 8 hours sleep, I’m averaging 7, but on the bright side the last 4 have been deep sleeps.

I made a particularly tasty rice dish this week. If you don’t have to cook the rice it takes less than 5 minutes.

Peanut Butter Rice

Rice, Spoonful of peanut butter, Siracha or cayenne powder, and teriyaki sauce (soy would have been better, but it was all we had). Cook together

I added stir  fry veggies for my vegetable quota both nights.

Night one: a fried egg with dripping yolk= protein

Night two: salmon patty on the side.

Looking Forward

Tomorrow: Halloween Work Party

This weekend: Housewarming party/ costume party

Next weekend: Visiting the bestie in LA..Sherman Oaks, here I come!

JUST FOR KICKS…one more.

Cheers!

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One thought on “BOOtiful Fall Weather

  1. John Schindelar

    Michelle,

    You should know I really enjoy reading your blog. You sound very organized and goal driven-all good qualities.

    I see your dad and mom often at Excell. We haven’t gotten together for dinner for a while, but we will soon.

    Have a great week. Weather here has been absolutely beautiful/ wonderful and warm.

    Yours in health, John On Oct 24, 2013 10:49 PM, “Tacoma Aroma Eats With Essence of Curry” wrote:

    > ** > Tacoma Aroma Eats with Essence of Curry posted: “This post brought to > you buy none other than the superb S Club 7 (throwback Thursday, anyone? > anyone?) Don’t Stop- played on my shuffle from itunes. The benefit of > having an archaic program not allowing itunes to update…ever, is I now > listen to ALL o”

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