Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Staying Positive...Not Easy

I have had the most crappy weekend of all time. I had grand plans of being productive...getting things ready for our vacation, cleaning the house, making cookies, finishing Christmas shopping, etc. but God had another plan...and I haven't quite figured out why this was His plan.
First, I got sick. I NEVER get sick. I'm not even sure what I had. Thought it might have been food poisoning but now I'm beginning to think it was some sort of flu. I spent my entire Saturday on the couch in pain...Jimmy took good care of me :)
The next day, I felt so much better. I could actually walk around without pain. I took a small trip to Target to get some things and, on my way home, my car stops functioning. Not quite sure what it is but the gear shift wasn't working...my car wouldn't shift....had to call AAA (they are amazing, by the way) and get my car towed to Tuffy. Now Jimmy and I have to coordinate getting both of us to work with one vehicle. We've done it before, we know it sucks but we'll just deal with it appropriately.
I'm doing a decent job at staying positive (even though it sounds like I'm complaining a lot)...I just wish things weren't this way :( I'll just keep looking forward to that vacation we have in two weeks!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Although I LOVE the summer (warm weather...being outdoors), this time of year is beginning to grow on me! Cute clothes, temperatures aren't too hot or too cold, warm drinks are appropriate :) (I'm not a fan of it getting dark so early but that's a minor detail I can look over)...Most of all, during this season, I love the three F's:
FOOD, FAMILY, and FOOTBALL!!!
This past weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving with Jimmy's dad and family...and now I get to look forward to another Thanksgiving with his mom's family next week! This is the first year in a long time that I'll get to see my family at Christmas! I am INSANELY excited about it and can't wait to spend time with them :) Christmas is my mom's favorite holiday so it's always awesome to be with her during that time.
What's left? Oh yeah...football :) I love my Razorbacks and they are having one of their best years! #6 in the BCS right now and they have a good chance to make bigger and better things happen...WOO PIG SOOIE!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Morning Exercise

I've always heard that it is better to exercise in the morning but never really knew the reasons why. If you know me, you know I'm NOT a morning person AT ALL! Three weeks ago, Jimmy and I decided that we would start waking up at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings to workout. I am proud to say that we are still going strong! It's been the most amazing feeling but it has been a huge challenge for me. I thought I would share some reasons morning exercise is a good thing (according to Yahoo):
  1. Morning Exercisers Stick With It- If I had a crazy day at work and felt tired, that was my excuse for not working out...now that I do it in the morning, I don't have to feel guilty for skipping at night!
  2. Morning Exercisers Have More Energy- I think this is absolutely true...I feel so much better when I get home from the gym in the morning and I'm always ready to conquer the day...I can't believe I was literally rolling out of bed three weeks ago!
  3. Morning Exercisers Sleep Better- I honestly have not experienced this yet...I have such a hard time falling asleep at night. Maybe in a few more weeks it will start helping me sleep :)
  4. Morning Exercisers Eat Better- Not so much...maybe because I'm not trying to lose weight.
  5. Morning Exercisers Are in a Better Mood- I'm in a much better mood in the morning, for sure! But don't test me ;)