I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever (it’s been 3 days) and miss it. There’s no doubt I’m addicted to getting all the crap swimming in my brain out. When I don’t I feel like I’m weighed down, if that makes sense.
Anyway, I thought I’d do a classic brain dump. It always helps me feel better.
The gym job is going great! Honestly, I’m having a blast. I love the tangibleness of it. I’m building a kids space, rearranging office furniture to build a reception area and just making general tweaks based on what members have asked for. I love responding to the potential member emails and following up with folks. I love helping members and basically just managing the day-to-day stuff. Oh! And of course the social media channels, you guys know I love that! I’ve been having fun sharing the personality of the gym on IG and Facebook.
However, the flip side is, I’m exhausted! By the time I get the kids to bed my eyes are closing. This comic pretty much sums it up perfectly.
That’s me. Every night.
In a way it’s a good thing. I’m feeling productive and I love “doing” but I also can see where this will lead to burnout. I just need to find a new flow. I will. I always do.
Let’s see… what else is happening?
I finally carved out a few minutes to post on GreenLiteBites. I’ve been making a batch of Banana Oat Cups for the kids almost weekly so I figured it was about time to share my new recipe which the kids love! I also made a new chili idea last night with turkey, collards and pinto beans that BOTH KIDS ATE. I nearly fell off my chair. I’m hoping to share that story on GreenLiteBites in the next few days.
There has been ZERO activity over on my poor travel blog. However, I am in my end-of-the-year vacation planning phase. I’ve decided (with The Husband’s blessing for a change — he’s finally seen the travel light!) to let a handful of trips yearly be a financial priority, after bills and basics are covered of course. We can’t afford to do all the trips that I wanted to next year but we found some compromises to swing a few key ones. My plan is to carve out some time to blog about this planning phase. It will help me wrap my head around everything anyway.
In the #wcywyc universe things are going well. Every couple of days I’ll get an email that says our ranking jumped on Amazon, which basically means we sold a few copies. I haven’t been as active with the hashtag but that’s only because I haven’t been that active on social media as a whole. I find my energy for personal social updates decreases now that I post for the gym. That said, I love checking in on the hashtag every few days and seeing new people sharing. It always makes me smile. We also posted a podcast this week — FINALLY!
A few weeks ago Lose It! reached out to me about a campaign they are running called #MyDayMyWay. It sounded much like #wycwyc so I asked if I could send them a copy of the book. They agreed and loved it! So I hope to be working with them on some cross-promotion. I’ve historically been a MyFitnessPal girl for food journaling but I’m giving Lose It! a run this week to check it out. I’ll share my insights in a few days.
Speaking of, this is my food journal so far today for What I Ate Wednesday:
Notice the notes section. I love that!
There’s quite a few things I like about it. The funny thing is when I set up my Lose It! account it asked me my goal weight and it occurred to me: I haven’t stepped on nor thought about the scale in weeks? months? A year?
Honestly, I don’t know!
I know not everyone agrees but I think that’s an AMAZING thing. I feel “cured” in a strange way. Pulling off that scale band aid was what I needed to move on for sure. It’s been two years since I stopped weighing myself regularly and I don’t miss it. I’m as active as ever, eating better than ever and I feel confident — what I always wanted — and strong.
I not only feel strong but I feel like I’m getting stronger every day.
And that makes me happy.
That’s it from me on this midday brain dump. I have to run anyway. It’s almost time for school bus pick-up!