Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fantasy Life…

I may or may not have just eaten a bowl of steamed veggies for breakfast.  I was away this past weekend and am leaving tomorrow night for LA, so I didn’t do a proper food shop this week and it’s currently biting me in the ass.  I’m going to grab a sandwich for lunch and try to come up with something out of my freezer for dinner.  Oh, the joys of eating on a budget. 

Switching gears, I just did the Tracey lower body series, adding the abs and arm workouts.  It’s amazing how I instantly feel more toned after doing her workouts.  I’m going to be California ready!!!  In my fantasy life, I’m a bi-coastal, totally chic, never wrinkled woman who never ever spills her coffee down the front of her shirt. 

Have you ever laid in bed daydreaming or I guess just regular dreaming about what your life could be like?  How many people do you know that are truly living their dreams; completely taking life head on.  Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by all that I want to accomplish that I end up completely stuck.  Even the most minor tasks seem too big to process.  When I get into a funk like this I usually break down my to-do list.  I also try to focus on things that are going well as opposed to things I only have in my “fantasy life.”  I decided to get organized for my trip to LA.  I picked out what I’d like to wear based on how I’d like to feel.  I don’t want to feel like a slob on the plane so I’m going to wear comfortable jeans with a super soft cardigan that can double as a blanket.  I’m going to bring a funny book to read (the latest by Chelsea Handler) and my iPod is loaded with my favorite music. 

I’m attending a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night and I want to wear a girly dress that’s comfortable as well.  I find just the thought of LA brings out my inner hippy, so I’m going to embrace it fully on this trip.  I’m going to bring my workout gear and run in the nature conservatory by my Dad’s apartment.  Today and tomorrow I’m working hard to set up meetings upon my return on Monday morning (gotta love the redeye).  This may seem very menial and frankly, a little silly to write about, however preparing for a busy schedule is extremely important for me to stay on track with my goals, health and otherwise.

On a lighter note, all of my close friends know that I have a list of things I’d do in my “fantasy life” and I’d like to announce that I will no longer keep putting off all of those things.  This summer I’ve had a severe case of the “when I haves” and it’s completely ridiculous.  Yes, I haven’t had the extra cash to go on many trips, yet I’ve managed to have plenty of fun and I need to stop focusing on what’s lacking and celebrate what I have an abundance of: SUPPORT!  I have such an amazing group of friends and family that have rallied around me, cheered me on, encouraged me to apply for jobs I would never have otherwise, bought me a drink, worked out with me, let me cook for them, let me just cry, and finally let me be myself.  Honestly, what more is there?  Sure, I’m still struggling with my weight a bit, but I’m thinner than I’ve been in months and feeling healthier than I have since the fall.  I need to be excited about that! 

So, this post took a completely different turn that I had anticipated, but such is life.  Hopefully you’re all enjoying my stream of consciousness today.  Stay tuned for another fabulous post from our resident Dude tonight. 

Happy Hump Day!  Make sure to really go for it today!

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