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Slice of Life Sundays: 7-27-14


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Can I count backwards? I don’t know about you but Sundays are not my favorite day of the week. It’s a day where I feel a lot of dread for the work week ahead. Work has been real busy and stressful lately and it’s taken a toll on me. I’m looking forward to my vacation in two weeks. It’s always good to take a break from work and recharge those batteries.

Aside from work stresses I’m also feeling a little bit under the weather. It’s allergy related. I’m in the maintenance phase of my allergy shots. This could last up to three years so I’m nowhere near having developed an immunity to what I’m allergic to. My biggest allergies are environmental so whenever the levels are high outside and I get my shot it’s like a double whammy. This too shall pass. That’s what I keep telling myself. It’s all about getting to the end result and staying the course.

I’ve been struggling with the urge to bake. It’s blazing hot in Texas. So hot & humid that when you walk outside you feel like you can’t breathe and like you didn’t even take a shower. With weather like this the last thing on my mind is firing up my oven. I’ve got lots of ideas for cookies that I want to decorate. If only I could work up the energy to do them. How do you stay motivated in the summertime?

I’ve been working on my fitness and trying to lose weight. Last year I was making real progress and then got a stress fracture in my foot in November. Ever since it healed I’ve been so lazy. It’s like I use having had a stress fracture as a crutch to not workout. It’s difficult for me to do real high impact workouts anymore because of my fibromyalgia so I have started doing Pilates. I used to do Pilates a lot years ago but got away from it. I’m really enjoying it. It’s low impact and makes me feel good after. I’m starting off slow so I haven’t seen any big results in weight loss but I do feel like my body is tightening and that’s a good thing.

I also started wearing my Fitbit Flex again. I stopped using it when the stress fracture happened and never put it back on. I forgot how much I love it. It’s really motivating to see how many steps you’re doing and calories you’re burning. If I’ve eaten a bit much I know that I need to eat light the rest of the day or up my movement so that I can afford to eat a little more. I’m not sure how accurate the measurements are but for me they are helping me stay accountable. I’ve set a goal that I’d like to meet by my birthday, in November, so we’ll see if I can achieve it. I feel good about the steps I’m taking and believe that I’ll do it.

On the TV front I discovered a new show on TNT called Murder in the First. It’s been on for several weeks but I was able to watch it On Demand and get caught up. It’s wonderful! I love crime shows so it’s right up my alley.

Do you watch Graceland on USA? Season 2 is not disappointing. It’s full of suspense & drama. I love it!

That’s enough rambling. I hope you have a great day and wonderful week.

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