So, what letter are we on again…?

You know when you set a goal, or a resolution and the excitement of starting a new project is all you can think about? Well, evidently that has come and gone for me… I have missed this entire week’s “A-Z” challenge. Let’s see if I can play a bit of catch-up…

Got a new job! How could I have missed this lovely letter, and announcement? I have been a server for a catering company, and have been brought on to continue to work events but from an event designer side of things. I’m so excited for this new opportunity, and can’t wait to see where it takes me.

How about this weather?
The warm & sunny days in Baltimore have been spectacular, but the random hail storms and cooler temperatures have not.

Ice cream stands are back!
Ok, so the “I” word ¬†was a stretch, but who isn’t happy that we can all head to the snowball stand after work and indulge in some frozen treats. The last time I went I had the pleasure of trying a pretzel cone. Yes, you read correctly.

Just ask a question.
With my new job, and any event that I’m helping with I’ve learned that there really is not such a thing as too many questions. It saves times, and insures that the job is done right the first time. Wouldn’t you agree?

Keep it local.
I’m so excited for the return of weekend farmer’s market to peruse the local produce, and talk to those that are in charge of growing it. In that same category are local restaurants that are those that are through and through, Baltimore. My boyfriend and I love exploring local restaurants, and finding those- dare I say it, hole in the walls. Our recent favorite finds were Sip and Bite, an awesome greek diner located in Canton, and Chaps, a delicious pit-beef, small restaurant located off Pulaski Hwy.

Learn to let go.
I know the title of my blog is let’s go, but I also need to absorb the other meaning of these words, and not let things or people hold me back from getting to where I want to be. A hardworking, happy, and sober lifestyle is something I’ve desperately been working towards and I’ve come close. However, everyday is another day that I’m exposed to people and situations that can bring me backwards from my goals. Keeping a level head, and surrounding myself with the right kind of people will help me attain the goals I want.

Muscles.
I’m trying to get some. I’ve attempted yet another workout plan for a half-marathon. I like the set-up of this plan because it doesn’t overdue it too much, and incorporates plenty of off-days. So I figure the “off-days” would be the days I “forget” to go to the gym. We’ll see how it works out…
http://www.halfmarathons.net/training_tips_schedule_intermediate_runners.html

Never give up.
Enough said.

Oprah’s network.
Did you know she had one? Me either. Until I got sucked into a six hour marathon of her documentary show, Lindsay, that follows around Lindsay Lohan on her “comeback road.” The girl is a hot mess, but at least she’s trying.

Hopefully I get back on track with these daily posts, but only time will tell.

 

C, D, E, F….

C, D, E, F....

Well, it seems I missed a few days. What a shocker. Missed a few days of blog posts, missed a few days at the gym. That’s what Monday’s are for though – to get reorganized and ready for the new start to the week.

The quote in this picture pretty much says it all. I have some big changes upcoming in my life, and I feel like I’m finally ready for them. This is what all the hard work is for, and I’m ready for the hard work to finally pay off. F is for finally. Finally ready for my shot, for my time, for me. No news to announce yet, but finally things should unfold.

This makes me think of the UConn, Kentucky game tonight. That’s what those guys must be feeling, like, finally. This is what all those practices were made for, to get ready for this exact moment and finally fight for the national championship.

Finally.

B is for Better

B is for Better

Getting to the gym is half the battle. That’s why this week I decided to simplify my goals, and just focus on getting to the gym 6 times this week. It doesn’t have to be a tough work out for it to count as a workout, right? Well sorta… What usually ends up happening is I get to the gym, and I’m surrounded by people working towards their goals. That’s all the motivation I need. Humans are driven by competition, and I can say that it’s personally by biggest motivation. Beating the person next to me.

Sure, my treadmill neighbor today was a 6’2 girl who was running 7.2 her entire run. Not a problem. I ran intervals, so at least I finished at a speed that was comfortable for her to run her whole workout. Who cares. We were both there. Working hard, and getting better. A lot of people thought about getting better today, but that doesn’t mean that they did everything they could to do it.

One day at a time. One step at a time. One forgotten pair of work shoes at a time. I will get better.

A to Z April Challenge

A is for April. Time to jump start into the month of changes. So far in 2014, I’ve rebuilt myself to be stronger and healthier each day. I’ve given up alcohol, pledged to kick start my work out regimen, and made a promise to make more time for me. This means more painting and reading, with less negative thoughts and time spent in the bar. I’ve become more productive and most importantly, happier.

I’m participating in the April challenge, A to Z. A blog post everyday (except for Sunday’s) are dedicated to a new letter each day. Today is for “A” and it’s an awesome day to start a new challenge. Here’s to bettering myself everyday. Cheers to that.

New Year, New Me

New Year, New me.

2013 was by far the toughest year of my life. The spiral that led to my graduation, moving home, searching for a job, finding a job, starting a new job, and finally moving out on my own- has been a slow, and at times – painful process.

Along the way, I have learned more about myself then I ever have, and learned more about my support system then ever before. My friends and my family are without a doubt, the reason I am still here today. I am 100% happier with myself, and will use my new found confidence to spring board right into the start of 2014.

New Year, New Me.

I made a promise to myself that I would run a half-marathon before my 23rd birthday on May 21st. I will be running the half-marathon in Chicago, as I embark to a new state, and complete a new challenge. My training for this half-marathon is about to begin.

This is the training plan that I will follow leading up to my May 10th half-marathon. It is a combination of running and cross training that I think will lead me to an even healthier lifestyle, and without a doubt the most in-shape I’ve ever been in my life.

I’m pumped, and ready to not only complete this challenge, but absolutely kill this challenge.

Let’s go.

New Year, New me.