Q:hi! what apps do you use to edit your pictures in before putting them on tumblr?
For collages: Picstich
For filters/frames: Afterlight (99.9% of the time I use this one), Rhonna & A Beautiful Mess
For gifs: PartyParty (also by a Beautiful Mess. This one is brand new)
1) this event is OUTSIDE
2) apparently it’s a luau for senior adults which is adorable.
3) I could have worn a festive dress and everyone else has fun decor, treats and goodies
I’ll just sit here with my pill cutters, hand sanitizer, and magnet/chip clips, with my dress pants pulled up and getting my sweat on. Luckily I found some shade!!
I mean pill cutters make more sense at a health fair than candy correct???
** this picture is to show my giveaways without giving away where it is I work. **
*** please read this in a fun tone not as me being a Susie complains a lot***
I got a case of the sore elbows???? They’re quite achey today along with my knees so I took that as a sign from my body to take today as a rest day and just mobility it up.
Wearing a not so exciting work top because I’m off to Statesboro soon to do outreach at a health fair today. It’s fun going back there because I lived there for a yea and I also enjoy out of the office time.
Happy Wednesday my friends! We’re at the halfway point of the work week!
Today had to have been the slowest Tuesday in the history of Tuesdays!!
Bonus of the day: someone put apples on the break room table. Ya girl took 2.
Strength: clean and jerk progressions
200 m run
10 box step ups (20 in)
1 clean and jerk (85lb)
Then 4x100 m sprints.
I enjoy the fact that step ups are a common thing these days. I chose that over 12 in box jumps. I stuck with 85lb to be safe with my back. I’m thankfully not having any pain at the moment but it’s only been a week without it so I didn’t want to risk it.
Sprints are the hardest thing for me because I HATEEEEE being last. It brings back all the horrible memories of out of shape middle school PE days. I just try my best and it works. I dunno, to me there’s something different about being last in a workout vs last when we run sprints. It’s a mental hurdle I’m for sure trying to get over.
Cherries have been on sale lately and SOOOOO GOOD. I’m obsessed at the moment.
My knees are a bit sore so I’m going to shower and enjoy some bio freeze on them.
Is it Friday yet!?
I tend to keep this dress in my closet because I always think when I put it on I’m still going to feel like the girl on the left. This is one of the few pictures from work there are of me and it’s just stuck in my brain. And I try not to be negative about my former self but I’m just a stronger version now, mentally and physically. But I did decide to put this dress on and felt wonderful and feel wonderful seeing a comparison. Even the size of my legs is majorly different which I never even realized. Progress aside, I thought I would actually respond to a tag in a prompt manner and tell you 5 random facts that apply to both versions of me pictured:
• When I was in the 3rd grade I told my teacher I was allergic to animals so I didn’t have to sit near or play with the class guinea pig. In all honesty, I was afraid of animals at the time but people take allergies more serious than fears.
• 90% of my closest friends I met on the internet and from pretty much every source: MySpace, twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Mcfly Fan Forums (the biggest). To me it’s just super normal. Amanda is one of my few friends who I met in person first. We go back to middle school.
• My top 3 candy favorites are Heath bars, twizzlers and skittles. For always.
• I used to be obsessed with making friendship bracelets from that plastic lanyard. In middle school I had BIG plans to open up the next Claire’s that literally only sold those and I was convinced it was going to be a big hit. I’ve actually always had a small part of me that wants to start my own business. I’ve just always felt like I’m not cut throat enough to make it in that world.
•Toy Story and the Lion King are my favorite disney films.
It was definitely a hard to get out of bed, coffee spilling, running late leaving the house, forgot I had to stop and get gas on the way to work kind of morning.
But despite all of that I still made it to work on time so that was the universe telling me I was only allowed to sulk about it on the way to work and have a better attitude the rest of the day.
Mondays are only as miserable as you let them be right???
Well, that’s what I’m just going to keep telling myself at least.
One of my goals is to go to church more. We love the church that’s super close to us we just haven’t made it a point to go lately. I’m on a quest to take care of my physical, mental and spiritual health at the moment so this is something I’d really like to work on and stick with.
Today I’m up and in one of my favorite (and rarely seen) dresses and ready to go.
We’ve been trying to find a wing recipe to make them at home because that’s one of the main things we eat out. Crystal Pinterest’d a crispy wing recipe and we found the secret. I boiled the wings for 10 minutes before baking them for 30 minutes on one side and 10 on the other. Then we tossed them in some barbecue sauce. Alexia also sells these sweet potato puffs aka sweet potato nuggets!
So two of our favorite eating out things we now can make at home!
This is so very delicious and yumma I have the biggest hearts for eyes!!
I woke up feeling strong.
Ran/walked 2 miles this morning. I was really craving some alone time for my workout.
Now about to make some bacon, eggs, and coffee and weekend so hard.
Weeks where this is enjoyable, where I feel in control, where I love the whole process are definitely something I cherish.
I’m just feeling really good today.
4 days at the gym this week!! And I think this WOD was written just for me!
Strength: 4x 10 overhead barbell lunges
Well last time I tried these I just used a bumper but this time I actually used a bar! I only did 45 lb but it was a big accomplishment for me! They are no longer the enemy!
400 m row
20 push press (65lb)
400 m run
16 min cut off
2 + 400 m row
So I tried out 65 before the WOD which was Rx and it was pretty easy. My back has still been doing fine so I went with it. The rowing went well and I tried to focus on doing unbroken push presses. Both rounds I did 10 unbroken then 5 and 5. Russ was helping me get the movement right to move faster. The run wasn’t too bad either. My mind thought I wanted to walk but I kept telling myself I could run 400 m in my sleep and to keep pushing. Kim made it tonight and we kept up with each other the whole time. We’re both super supportive but it fuels me to push harder because underneath it I think we’re a bit competitive too. A good workout overall though!
Family dinner and bowling trip tonight. Yeah weekend!