I have been in a funk recently, y’all.
It’s nothing serious, but one of those things where I haven’t been feeling like myself. Because of my calf tears (read: a torn soleus and gastrocnemius, but also my crying over my injuries), I couldn’t run nor work out for a month and a half. I’ve slowly been incorporating workouts back into my life, but not working out has made me lazy. I’ve been eating poorly, eating too much (too often and too large of portions), eating tons of processed foods, and just not paying attention to what I eat. I’ve also been feeling meh about New Job. I think I may have romanticized it a bit - ‘cause I’m not sure that this is the job for me. I know it was a risk I needed to take, but the company is a bit messy (yet, much more structurally/fiscally sound than Old Job), so I’m still feeling this one out before I make a final decision, but as of now, it is not love at first sight.
It’s like I’m stuck in this weird cycle. No workouts > eating poorly > feeling bad about myself > wanting better (and looking for a change) > questioning whether New Job is right > being lazy and not working out (since I am now allowed to return to running). I just need to change one of the pieces, and hopefully the rest will fall into place - ‘cause I’m tired of being blah all the time!
Tumblr, I need your help!
Since I look to you for all my shopping and stationery needs (of course), I’m hoping you have some cheap, yet stylish options for address labels. I am a fan of Erin Condren’s - but for once I don’t have a $25 off $50 certificate, and I’m refusing to pay full price for them. Any good sites I should go to - or are there any good discounts out there?
True Confession Tuesday:
I called in sick to work today, so I could stay home and do yardwork. My weekends have been super busy (it seems I have a shower or wedding nearly every week), so I’ve been neglecting our yard for nearly a month. After tackling weeds taller than I am, and filling six contractor-sized garbage bags, I’m absolutely calling my day successful.
Father’s Day without a father is hard, y’all. I’m not sure why I’m especially struggling and shuffling through this year’s, when he’s been gone for six, but today was a no good day.
This Week in Food:
- Monday: Pulled pork and coleslaw sammies
- Tuesday: Redemption Salad (one of my favorite, go-to salad recipes)
- Wednesday: Deconstructed Lasagna from Martha Stewart (recipe found while reading old magazine issues during last week’s jury duty session)
- Thursday: A take on P.F. Changs lettuce wraps
- Friday: Pizza with fontina, caramelized onions, and pancetta
It’s going to be a super busy week this week - my first five day work week in forever, tons of scheduled workouts (early morning runs with a friend, a personal training session , and a reserved bike at spin class), and we’re having work done around the house, so I’m hoping being prepared for dinners will help!
I am exhausted, y’all. I was summoned to jury duty on Monday, and I was secretly excited. A day off of work - with a shorter commute, a chance to read magazines for hours in a waiting room, and extra time for a morning workout? Every part of that seemed okay by me.
All three trials during the day I was summoned were criminal trials. And, during jury selection, I was chosen to serve on the jury for a child sexual assault case. This involved three days of trial and six hours in deliberation. I don’t think I slept more than two hours each night - ‘cause man, this weighed heavily on my mind. Even now, I’m totally feeling drained. They should give Mental Health Days after serving for a case like this!