This time tomorrow, Dave and I will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of our movers. Let’s hope they aren’t late. But yes, we still have a lot more to accomplish before then. And to say that this packing and moving process has been easy would be a lie. There have been a few annoyances here and there. And then there’s this …
Needless to say, we’re pretty darn excited to be situated once again in a few days. And because I’m living in a little bit of chaos, I thought it would be the perfect time to spew some random thoughts at you in the form of a “Thinking Out Loud” post. Here we go …
Thinking Out Loud
Cardio is my new friend. You’ve probably noticed that I write a weekly workout recap on Mondays to go over all of the ways I’ve been active. And for the past few weeks I’ve been heavy on the weight training and lighter on the cardio. Well this week, I woke up early to do some fasted-cardio on both Monday and Tuesday just to get it out of the way. Just 20 minutes of intervals on the treadmill was a great way to start my day. This reminded me of the days when I used to wake up super-early before my corporate job to get my sweat on. It feels good to get moving before breakfast.
More classes, new gyms. Next week, I’m changing my group fitness teaching schedule. Because we’re moving out of our neighborhood, I’m going to teach some classes at two new-to-me gyms closer to our new place. I’m looking forward to meeting some new members and spreading the Les Mills love in new time-slots. And I’ll finally be back to more than one BODYATTACK class a week. Kia Kaha!
Snow days. Snow days are a thing? Being that I was born in Florida and now live in California, I’ve never experienced this phenomenon. While I have experienced a hurricane day, that’s just not as fun when you’re living in fear of a natural disaster. To all my friends on the East Coast who have had major storms this week, I hope it’s been okay for you. From the looks of some pictures I’ve seen online, people seem to take advantage of their time off. And babies in snow-suits? So cute.
Smoothie kick. I’ve had a smoothie for lunch for the past three days. While I used to do green smoothies every day for nearly three months (after transitioning from my daily peanut butter and jelly sandwich, of course), I hadn’t had a smoothie in a long time until this weekend. I’ve been making these delicious blue chocolate protein milk-shake smoothies, which have been incredibly filling and satisfying. However, I have a bone to pick with my Nutribullet. Sometimes it gets all jammed up on me. Too much ice? Not enough liquid? Whatever the case, I always end up screaming at it and pounding on it in frustration. Good times in the kitchen.
Moving can be bittersweet. While I have said over-and-over again that I can’t wait to move and to get into a bigger place, of course, part of me is feeling sad and nostalgic. Dave and I have gotten really good at living nearly on top of each other in our cozy little place for more than a year-and-a-half. And we’ve been so fond of our neighborhood, which is right near the hustle-and-bustle of downtown San Francisco and home to many cute San Francisco spots. We’re trading our proximity to the main drag for some more space and a second bedroom, so it will all be worth it. Change is good. And I’m ready for it. Oh, and guess what? This Lady on foot will also be getting a set of wheels. Watch out Bay Area, because I’m a little rusty in the driver’s seat.
Off the grid. Even though we’ll be in our new place by Friday late-afternoon, we won’t have Internet or cable TV until late on Saturday. That means I’ll be away from the computer. Probably a good thing, so I can focus my efforts on unpacking. But don’t worry, I’ll miss you guys and will try to sneak in an Instagram shot here or there, which will probably look like this …
Sadly and embarrassingly, that’s about all I’ve got for you today. This must be my shortest post ever. I bet those of you who like to skim my long-winded essays have enjoyed the brevity. And thank you Amanda for giving me the chance to babble during “Thinking Out Loud.” Okay, my friends, I sure hope to see you back here tomorrow for a light-hearted and positive set of “Friday Favorites.” I’ll do better, I promise. Please go off and enjoy your day!
Questions of the day
When was the last time you moved? What is the best thing that has happened in your week so far? What are you thinking about today?