I’m definitely not a Facebook person but I am really digging the Timehop app. If you’re not familiar, you log in through Facebook and/or Instagram and it shows you all of the extremely embarrassing things that you’ve posted on your page thought the years. It’s a really great reminder of how awkward I really am! All joking aside, it’s reminded me of some really awesome times that I’ve forgotten about, like my trip to South Korea 4 years ago!
A few days ago it showed me this post that I put up several years back:
It’s kind of crazy to me that I posted it considering where I was with my life at that time. I didn’t embrace my passions because I didn’t really know who I was, took absolutely no risks and, worst of all, I was extremely self critical and just plain mean to myself about a lot of different things. Derek had moved an hour away to a different city for work after college, I was stuck in a job that I hated and my self esteem was at an all time low. I was surrounded by people who loved me, so I made it out alive 🙂 and, compared to most, my life really wasn’t that bad, but it just shows me that I was either a) lying to myself at that time or b) desperate for things to change and for that quote to be true (or probably a combination of both). I feel like finally, 5 years later, I have a much better idea of who I am and what makes me happy. I’ve embraced myself and am really learning to love me for me. Last year was a real turning point in my life, so I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!
In fitness news, I FINALLY made it back to a spin class for the first time in way too long!!
I cancelled my gym membership and, much to my excitement, my work is now offering spin classes (in addition to a bunch of other great ones!). Today was a spin core class, which is 30 minutes of spin and 15 minutes of abs. During spin I couldn’t wait to start the abs portion and during abs I wanted back on the bike!! I have a feeling I’m going to be sore! I’m glad I pushed myself to go because I so wasn’t feeling it. Never miss a Monday!
My dinner from Sunday was pretty amazing- sushi and Silk Neapolitan ice cream (weird combo but pretty delicious anyway) and I wasn’t sure how I was going to top it. *note: ice cream is 10x better when cuddled up in front of a fire. We decided to have our last fire of the season. 😦
Somehow I did! I was starving, so I came home and immediately threw some chicken into the oven for chicken sandwiches: Seriously the best quick meal and it hit the spot! Gluten free 7-grain bread with avocado and grilled chicken. I could eat this for every meal every day!
It was a great start to the week! I’m already ready for the weekend, but I suppose I’ll be patient! Happy Tuesday!