Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I am insane.

I am seriously insane. Someone needs to crack open my head and fix me because I clearly can't fix myself. Argggg repercussions of my stupid actions leave me feeling uneasy. Today I am a mess, last night I was a HOT mess.

Monday, February 27, 2012

This is the week

 No more excuses. This is the week. I SWEAR. This will be the week I file my taxes.

And...well, I don't want to get too ahead of myself here, but I think that next week will be the week I finally crochet something. Yes. I can do that.

Other things on my short-term bucket list?

- use up some of my Groupon's that will be expiring soon! These are fun things, I just keep forgetting to make appointments. Tsk tsk.

- start running again

- upload pictures, and hopefully find my camera sd card :( wherrrrrre is it?

Okay bye - back to work folks.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Read an article with a few interesting tips for keeping your metabolism up! And I wanted to share some that I think I can work on/incorporate into my life. Since I (unfortunately) spend A LOT of time sitting, I do like to think of ways that I can keep my body busy and somewhat healthy. Here's a few tips that stuck out to me:

 - Stay hydrated: drink lots and lots of water!
- Cut back on the after work drinks: the hangover you have next day slows your metabolism waaaaaay down.
- Drink Kombucha, Oolong, and Green teas (I've never had the first 2, but it probably wouldn't kill me to replace coffee with tea every now and again).
- Do more weight training, even light weights
- Get plenty of Vitamins B&C
- Avoid high fructose corn syrup!!!! Ew that stuff really grosses me out.
- Eat spicy foods (not a problem for me, I lurve spicy!)
- Add ginger to some meals - Okay, I'm not crazy about ginger typically, but I think if it were cooked up in some stir fry I could give it a go.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

7 Days

The past week has been pretty incredible. I am one very lucky duck. Also, one very busy duck! Things are changing, quickly, but I like it. I am seeing the beauty in staying busy, despite my natural inclination to be a lazy face. In the last 7 days I've gone to hot yoga twice (sore/happy muscles today!), a hockey game (Chicago Wolves vs. Grand Rapids Griffins), apartment hunting twice, spent time at home with my mom, FINALLY tried a new/awesome vegan restaurant with Brittny (Native Foods Cafe), and can't forget this - got the promotion I applied for!

I have been stressin about losing my health insurance when I turn 26. Typically that is the absolute last cutoff date for being a dependent via your parent's insurance provider. With the way this new job at work will work out I will officially be on their payroll March 5. That is only 5 days from turning 26! I do like to cut things close, haha.

story of my life

Well, it's lunch time. And I really want to be reading The Hunger Games. I just started it last night, and it seems good so far! I can tell already that it will be a super quick, and hopefully interesting read. I will post more about the apartment later, once we've made an official decision!


Friday, February 17, 2012


I got the promotion :)
Will give more info later. I am so excited!
Plus, my boss brought us muffins today. Whoop!

Monday, February 13, 2012


I had a slight flu situation this weekend. Left work early on Friday, and then stayed in bed for about 21 hours straight. So glad I had a panda to tend to me. I was such a baby, haha. She actually surprised me with her care giving abilities. Even though I felt like crap, at least I had someone tending to all of my needs! Isn't that what we all want when we're sick? Yes. Even if that need is, "I am vomiting in your bed, DON'T LOOK AT ME!"

Anywho, interviewed for a "promotion" at work today. I use the term loosely, because the woman interviewing (my current boss) didn't know if there was a pay increase or not. Weird. It would be AWESOME to get the position though because it would include benefits, and I'd get vacation days. Trying not to get my hopes up too much because I know quite a few people applied...and we're all equally qualified. Unfortunately I think leaving early last Friday, and leaving early last Thursday (dentist) will count against me. Oh well, I guess I'll know for sure tomorrow.

In other news....I might be moving to the city in a couple of weeks! The city as in Chicago ;)Amanda's friend Molly, Amanda, and myself might move into an apartment in Andersonville in April. I am actually really excited! Mainly b/c I love Molly and Amanda A LOT. And I'm ready to unpack my bags somewhere. It's ridiculous going back and forth from Burr Ridge to Lakeview - not really living in one place. I hate it. I just feel so unsettled all the time. I've always said (okay by always I mean like for the past few years) that if I move to Chicago I want to live in Andersonville. So when Molly and Amanda both said that's where they wanted to go I was psyched! I am a bit nervous about moving in with someone I'm dating, but I guess that's to be expected. I practically live with her anyway, and we make it work :) Gotta save them dolla billz now!! (Yikes)

Okay bye :P

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sup, bra?

TahitiChello. I'm here.

Tried "power yoga" for the first time EVER last night. Damn...it's difficult! The only experience I've ever had with yoga was in high school gym class. Apparently that didn't prepare me for this. I bought a groupon for 20 yoga classes (only $40!) Probably one of the best Groupon deals I've ever bought. Problem is that it's almost impossible to fit into the schedule b/c there are so many people who are trying to go now.

Anyway, an hour of this yoga and I'm definitely feeling it today. I have NEVER sweat so much at one time as I did last night. They turn up the temperature to around 100 degrees for the whole session. The purpose of this is to open your pores and help your body to detox via sweat. The heat also makes your muscles a little bit more flexible so you can stretch farther with lower risk of pulling something. And since it's so damn hot your heart beats faster, so you get a cardio workout! I'm diggin it.

I felt like I was going to pass out a couple of times, but the nice thing was that everyone was kind of in their own head, so it didn't matter if you needed to just sit or lay for a while. I think I could totally get on board with this yoga thing. An added bonus is that there's also a focus on meditation/relaxation/mind over body thinking.

Thanks for getting me to the gym, Groupon!