For the time being, I think EVERY Thursday is going to be Random Thoughts Thursday. It’s a great place to share all the things I haven’t had a chance to impart anywhere else.
— Have you heard about the Healthy Living Blogs Tea Swap? I read about the swap last fall. Although I was mildly interested, I somehow never managed to get in on the action — so when I saw they were sponsoring another one, I decided to take Nike’s advice and “Just do it.”
It won’t take that long to pop a couple of tea bags into the mail, and I might make a lifelong “blend” out of the deal.
— Speaking of “blends,” Blend Retreat is a month away. The excitement builds. It’s going to be a fantastic way to cap off a weeklong vacation with my brother and his family — and with everyone promising a life-changing experience, I can’t wait. I need a little life-changing right about now.
I love that I’m finally seeing some progress in my weight-loss goals. When I bought these size L yoga pants at Kohl’s on super-discount last fall, I could barely squeeze into them — I certainly couldn’t wear them out in public. When I put ’em on late last week, they fit like a dream.
And look at that … I have a waist! I’m certainly not complaining about that development. This shirt, which I bought at the same time as the pants, also fits much better. It’s no longer skin-tight.
Only 16.7 pounds to One-derland. And this time when I get there, I’m not leaving.
— Sadly, I’ve been slacking on Best Body Bootcamp workouts this week — and that won’t help me reach One-derland faster. Dare I admit I didn’t actually print out the new sheets until Wednesday? Sunday night I had the great “F*ck Machines 5” debacle with my internet service provider; then all hell broke loose in Boston Monday, and I was too tired to look at workout videos after work. Tuesday I took a walk in honor of #RunForBoston; and Wednesday I let another rejection from a publisher get me down and didn’t work out at all.
When I finally did get around to printing, I had to go back to Tina’s last newsletter to get a printable version because the Google Docs version wouldn’t oblige. I’m glad I did, because it gave me a chance to re-read the inspirational message it contained:
I think I’ve been a wee bit guilty of falling into that evil comparison trap — and this was just the reminder I needed to make bootcamp my own. Thanks, Tina!
— In my latest post over at Chicklets in the Kitchen, I reveal my newest snack obsession: Cottage cheese whipped with nut butter. It’s awesome on jicama and sweet potatoes, and I’m sure there are about a thousand other ways to enjoy it. Weigh in with yours. The recipe — such as it is — is also there. (Spoiler alert: It’s just 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 1 Tablespoon nut butter, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon.)
— I still haven’t tried any of the Chobani Flips I found at Target Saturday. Funny how I HAD to get my hands on them … but now that they’re sitting in my fridge, I find myself not wanting to spend that many of my weekly 49 Points on one.
Maybe I’ll splurge on Saturday, after softball. I should earn quite a few APs at practice.
— Starbucks is my happy place. I get so much more done there than I do at home.
— I miss the Boyfriend. Now that he’s down in Mesa, I don’t get to see him nearly enough.
— Two good movies are coming to town this weekend: “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise and “Place Beyond the Pines” with Bradley Cooper AND Ryan Gosling. I want to see them both.
See? I told you: Totally random thoughts. Now, I’m off to bed. Maybe if I get a decent amount of sleep, I’ll be eager to bounce out of bed and complete my bootcamp workout.