I spent the night searching HIGH and LOW for my Fitbit. I adore that little fitness tracker, but what I don’t adore is my sometimes casual nature when it comes to where I leave it. Ugh!
My condo was a little out of sorts… things lying about and many things that needed to be put away. After two days Fitbit Free, I decided enough was enough… and decided to forego the gym in order to find the darn thing.
I cleaned my living room. NOTHING. I straightened up my kitchen. NOTHING. I even put everything away in my dining room. STILL NOTHING.
I had a feeling it was in my bedroom, and I had already peeked at its favorite hiding places. I STILL didn’t find it. Finally, something was telling me it was in my blanket that drapes at the foot of my bed. Well, it wasn’t, but it was hiding underneath my bed right in that area.
I feel whole again! Literally for the past two days, I’ve been looking for it… both in my house and and around my waistband. Since I wear it on my left side, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve reached down to find that it was missing.
THANK GOODNESS I’ve got it back! Can’t wait to hit some great numbers tomorrow!
I’ve been all about the treadmill lately. Part of it is because I’ve been reading that great book, but another reason is because it just CLEARS my mind. I absolutely love that after a hard day of work, I can relax and RELEASE on the treadmill. That steady movement and pace on the treadmill really is monotonous, but in a fabulous way.
About 5 years ago, I took up knitting as a stress reliever. I read that the monotonous movements of knitting were comparable to meditation. I honestly see my treadmill time having a similar result (only I’m burning calories and not creating a masterpiece.)
Now that it’s getting to be fall, I’m really sad I don’t have a chance to walk outside anymore. Now that it’s getting dark so early, it’s just not a possibility. I spotted this sunset on the way home tonight, and wish I had a chance to see it from the trails.
We’ve talked before about how I detest the locker room at the YMCA. Considering my VERY specific food/workout plan I’m executing this week, I packed a bag and headed to the Y after work on Monday.
I headed to the locker room and vowed to very quickly change into my workout clothes. LIKE LIGHTNING. I picked what appeared to be an empty bay of lockers…. and as usual, I was like a magnet. The next person who walked into the locker room OF COURSE had a locker right next to mine.
To make matters MORE FUN, it was a party of three… TEENAGERS.
They were chatty and giggly as all teenagers are, and like most… they were SO not in a hurry. At this point, I had changed into my tank top, but was still in heels and dress pants. So, I still had some changing to do.
How about one of the girls had to go to the restroom and the other girls LAID DOWN ON THE BENCH BEHIND ME. Seriously? Like right behind my butt. Sooooo…. how am I supposed to change? And, seriously, is that the view you want? I’m thinking NOT.
To make matters worse, we’ve all seen ladies sit on those benches in various stages of undress. So gross to purposefully lay there.
As a mature adult, I went to the bathrooms and changed in a stall. By the time I returned, the young ladies had departed (of course).
Locker Room Lesson: Never again, locker room, never again!
I’ve been participating in Grow Soul Beautiful‘s “Yoga A Day” challenge this week. The challenge is conducted via Instagram, and I’ve FINALLY joined in as of the 14th of the month. You can follow me via Instagram at NoThankstoCake to see all my fabulous poses… and honestly, there are TONS of people doing it. Bloggers and non-bloggers alike… join us!
If you are a yoga fan like me and/or want to try yoga, these daily poses are a great way to do some light daily practice.
The biggest challenge I’m having is taking good pictures. Here’s my savasana from the 14th.
Please note my lack of creativity in the self portrait. I’m working on this…. It’s bound to get better. Especially if you join in on the fun and give me some ideas!