Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Don't Be Afraid to Fail, Be Afraid of Not Trying

I love this video. I've watched it about 153 times. I think it is so beautiful, simple, clean. The dance is strong and captivating. Anyways, I just wanted to share it.

Friendship is rare...

Last year's Frienaissance
Today is our Friendaversary!

9-years-ago today I stopped stalking Jessica Stahle on livejournal and I finally wrote her on livejournal. Last year we celebrated our Friendaversary on the 30th (the day Jess responded to my nerdy "I'm so in love with you" comment), neither of these days should be confused with the day we first actually met (May 27, 2005).

Anyways, our Frienaissance will commence with gifts, T-shirt making, and decorating cupcakes for Miss Halle's (5th) birthday, and I'm sure too many good things to eat. I am so grateful for my buddy-- for the years of being pen-pals, for taking me on a trip to Austin, Texas, for the time she saved me from Hawai'i, for pretty much letting me live at The Compound for dirt-cheap for practically five years, and for basically the million other things one does in a friendship (tea making, moxa, puffy-oven pancakes, curry, massages, letting me cry my eyes out when need be over the boys (and never judging me for needing that time to cry), being a never-ending-source of support whether its loaning me a ear about my mom, or helping me make sure I get out the door to run-- seriously, as Jess' doula and midwife clients will tell you Jess will support the shit outta ya).

I am so grateful knowing that I have you in my corner.

Monday, January 28, 2013

January's Goals: Dreaming Big to Kick-Off the New Year

"The definition of Goddess is a woman that is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels; Mind, Body and Spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self awareness, experiences a life increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has an unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her out of her sense of gratitude and abundance."

Hooping Journey: Friday, January 25, 2013 1 week, 4.64 miles hula hooping.
I feel like I need to apologize-- I've been without a computer for some time, and blogging just wasn't in the cards for me because of that. Thanks to my Marc (my sweet mister), I now have an awesome laptop. He also spoiled me rotten and put a few of my favorite things on here; Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek The Next Generation, Friends, Roseanne, and Sex and the City. I know, I'm a nerd...

Anyways, now that I have a computer again, I am hoping to start updating more often.

So, I wanted to post about my goals for the month of January-- I've been on track, and I know the month is almost over, but I wanna share what I've been working on.

For the month of January I had the following GOALS:
*100oz of water a day
*Start C25K
*100 miles in January
*No Fast Food
*30 minutes of Hoop Dance a week
*1 Activity from Workout Trainer a week

I've done a pretty good job tracking my progress of these goals:
First full week of January 2013
Ending my last week in January 2013 strong!

I'm already working on next month's goals, and thinking what I would like to do. All I know is this month I really focused on getting miles in, and in February I am going to focus on hula hooping (while continuing my work with C25K). I think on January 30th when my month is winding down, I am gonna start a 30 Day Hooping Challenge (as everyone is finishing their challenge from this month now). 

I am super excited to reach my goals at the end of this month, and I am really excited for next month, and all the challenge's it holds.

Working Out with a Toddler