Yikes, this past week flew by & then I had a busy weekend… sorry for neglecting you blog!
But I have lots to tell you now to make up for lost time! :)
This weekend, I got to see the musical “Wicked” for the first time! Oh my goodness, it was SO good.
I spent my weekend spending time with Mike & my mom (while avoiding the blizzards) – not only going to Wicked, but also having delicious breakfasts, Christmas shopping, and baking cookies (recipe to come soon!).
A super amazing surprise came in my mail this weekend too…
I GOT BLOGGY BUSINESS CARDS!
These beauties are courtesy of JakPrints (a Cleveland-based printing company) – I won a contest they had and they helped me make these! They have so many different services & products they can create for you, go check them out!
ANDDDDD… I’m the Tweeter of the Week for @InTheCLE – so please go follow them on Twitter & check out my tweets this week!
Now for the fitness part of this post :) I know I’ve been slacking and this seems to be a pattern that I keep falling into. I’m powering through this slump though and even though I sound like a broken record, I am determined. The holidays are going to be tough (Grandma’s cooking, who can say no?), and I know I won’t be perfect, but if I watch my portion sizes & exercise more, it won’t be detrimental to my progress (or lack thereof). I would love to have some actual progress before going to South Carolina for the holidays. It’d probably give me more motivation to keep on track.
So here we go again! I tried the fitness center at work today for the first time, and I have to say that it is pretty freakin’ awesome. There was hardly any people there at the time I went, it’s SUPER convenient, and it’s free! I love not having to leave the building and when I get home, my workout is already complete. I know I’ll be utilizing this ALL THE TIME.
So tonight, I did 40 minutes of cardio. 20 on the treadmill (1.1 miles) and 20 on the stationary bike (3.3 miles).
I’ll continue doing these weekly fitness updates, hopefully in a more structured fashion. I decided I’m going to keep a physical “fitness journal” as well as doing these blog posts, too. I want to hold myself accountable, plus I like having something physically with me as a little reminder. Also, I’m going to use it to track my weight loss progress and inches lost, etc. Here it is:
I was kind of inspired by Rachael’s post about organizing her life – I use notebooks and lists and planners for everything else in my life, why don’t I have a fitness one too? I think it’ll work out well.
So, since it doesn’t start until January, I’m just using a blank page from another notebook for the rest of 2013. I hope I can look back at the end of next year and feel so accomplished (and at least 20 pounds lighter!).
Speaking of notebooks… I also decided to start using one for my blog designs (for organization/keeping track of clients & projects). In case you hadn’t seen the tweets/posts about it, I’m offering graphic design services for bloggers! Not full themes or anything, but extras to go w/ your blog or if you use a free theme, they can basically make your design for you. Specifically: blog headers, sidebars, categories, social buttons, blog buttons… basically anything you see on my blog I’ve created & now I want to create them for you! Check out my Blog Design page for more information :) And tell your friends! hehe ;) I’m just getting started so I think I’ve set my prices at a fair rate for a newbie.
I’m excited to announce that I already have my first client, my friend Lyndsay! Check out her blog at getfitwithlynds.com :) Her blog will be looking EXTRA pretty here real soon.