17th October, 2014

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callmekitto:

physically i would describe myself as a noncommittal wiggly hand gesture with a vague “enhhh” noise

(via kh-in-rockies)

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I am a responsible adult and I (probably) won’t lose your kid.

posted 3 days ago

Tonight I am taking my niece Olivia to see Jack Hanna’s live animal show for her Birthday. :D

So last night? Of course I had to have an anxiety dream about it!! :P We were at the show, having a grand ol’ time and then I dozed off during a speech about lizards. Then I woke up in my own bed. (In the dream…still dreaming here.) So I was like “OH MY GOSH! What happened to Liv? Did I take her home? Did I leave her there? How did I get home?” And I was scared to call my sister to see if Olivia was there…for obvious reasons. ;)

Then I woke up, quite relieved that today was Friday and I hadn’t misplaced my 9 year old niece in downtown Wichita.

Can’t wait for tonight and not losing her! haha

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16th October, 2014

Yowza!

posted 3 days ago

I didn’t end up going to Muscle Pump tonight because during Turbo Kick I developed a spasm in my lower back/left side that had me gritting my teeth. I could hardly lift my left leg by the end of the class.

Soooo I decided to call it a night! I know my joints and muscles are just tender and sensitive from the adjustment yesterday. I came home from the gym, popped some ibuprofen, took the dogs for a long enough walk to bring them a little joy and now I’m icing it up on the couch watching Gilmore Girls. 

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Just got an e-mail saying the $25 Zumba gift card I won expires tomorrow!

posted 4 days ago

That seems a little rude to me….not much of a “gift card” if it expires after a week, right?

But, I did the obvious thing and hurried over to the website to order these capris -

Got em for 10 bucks after my ZIN discount and “gift card!” :D

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posted 4 days ago

marathonmelissa said: I had a dream last night that had you and Jeremy in it. I just remember that I was at your house (or what I dreamt was your house?) and we were hanging out. The dogs were all there. And you were going to take me to a Zumba class (of which I was deeply afraid of). Some guy I was with (I have no idea who he was!) went with Jeremy to go to "man stuff". And then I woke up. So random! But maybe that's why the dogs were restless? They were in my dreams! :) Have a good Thursday!

hahaha! Yesssss I love this. That has to be why Cubby was staring at me. He wanted to know - who was that guy you brought with you!?

Don’t be afraid of Zumba, Melissa! Come to the dancey side. ;)

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My chiro appointment was in Goddard, which is just a few minutes outside Wichita. I decided to stop at their new Wal-Mart to get groceries instead of going to the older, busier, yuckier Wal-Mart I’d usually go to.
I was going through the produce department when I ran into my beloved Zumba friend Reagan. She is one of the original instructors who made me fall in love with Zumba, encouraged me when I got my license and though she doesn’t teach anymore, she’s still very supportive whenever I see her.
We hugged and chatted for a little bit about why I was out in her neck of the woods and then as we were about to part ways she said “You look great, are you losing weight?” (And I wasn’t even wearing leggings! haha!) I immediately went into my “Well the scale doesn’t think so!” speech and she just shook her head and said “You’ve gotta let go of that magical number.”
And I do. I know I do.  I’ve already decided to drop the idea of a “goal weight” or “goal size.” It just leads me to frustration when I can’t get there. A couple years ago I dropped two pant sizes, but still wasn’t satisfied because I never got to the magical number I’d always dreamed of. (And then gave up and gained most of the weight back.)
Well phooey on that! I’m going to eat mindfully. Exercise joyfully. And accept any compliments without thinking “Well that isn’t real because I’m still fat according to the scale/tag in my jeans.”
(P.S. I’ll still weigh in here and there because curiosity will get the best of me I’m sure. But I think that’s different than living and dying by the scale.)

My chiro appointment was in Goddard, which is just a few minutes outside Wichita. I decided to stop at their new Wal-Mart to get groceries instead of going to the older, busier, yuckier Wal-Mart I’d usually go to.

I was going through the produce department when I ran into my beloved Zumba friend Reagan. She is one of the original instructors who made me fall in love with Zumba, encouraged me when I got my license and though she doesn’t teach anymore, she’s still very supportive whenever I see her.

We hugged and chatted for a little bit about why I was out in her neck of the woods and then as we were about to part ways she said “You look great, are you losing weight?” (And I wasn’t even wearing leggings! haha!) I immediately went into my “Well the scale doesn’t think so!” speech and she just shook her head and said “You’ve gotta let go of that magical number.”

And I do. I know I do.  I’ve already decided to drop the idea of a “goal weight” or “goal size.” It just leads me to frustration when I can’t get there. A couple years ago I dropped two pant sizes, but still wasn’t satisfied because I never got to the magical number I’d always dreamed of. (And then gave up and gained most of the weight back.)

Well phooey on that! I’m going to eat mindfully. Exercise joyfully. And accept any compliments without thinking “Well that isn’t real because I’m still fat according to the scale/tag in my jeans.”

(P.S. I’ll still weigh in here and there because curiosity will get the best of me I’m sure. But I think that’s different than living and dying by the scale.)


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Self-sabotage is knowing exactly what you need to do to improve but not doing it. It’s procrastinating doing the very things that you know will make you happier. It’s waiting till things are 100% perfect till you do them, but that of course never happens. It’s remaining in the comfort zone because of the fear of failure or uneasiness of change. It’s a mindset that you may be completely unaware of until you really think about it. So think about it. Are you a prisoner of your own thoughts? If you are, take responsibility and acknowledge you put yourself into that prison. But know that you have the power to free yourself.
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Good morning my friends! I want to be cool like fromlazytolively and include pictures with my posts to make them more fun. So here is one, lonely picture of the gorgeous sunrise this morning. Hey, one picture is better than none!
My body is sore this morning in every spot the chiropractor adjusted, but that was to be expected. My left hip socket and glute especially. But still no sciatica-pain! It’s a different kind of soreness and I’m fairly confident it will go away. :)
Jeremy and I played cards with a fun couple last night. It’s actually the second time they’ve had us over recently….last time we had to leave in the middle of a game of Spades so we needed to finish it! I know very little about cards and they basically had to teach me how to play Spades, but this game lasted 20 hands! And I guess that’s unusual? (I should add that the ladies team ended up winning! No thanks to me, probably, but I was definitely better last night than the first time we played.)
Was there a full moon last night? Because my dogs were RESTLESS. MoJo is usually the one that wakes me up in the middle of the night for this, that or the other thing, but I woke up around 3am to find Cubby sitting straight up, just staring at me! I tried to ignore him by rolling over, but he switched sides to stare at my face again. It would have been creepy if I hadn’t been so annoyed at him. Little twerp!
I bit the bullet and invited someone from the gym to do something OUTSIDE the gym. You know, like friends. We are already Facebook friends so I don’t think this is a gigantic leap…but still. Gah, how do people date? This is terrifying.
I’m going to Turbo Kick & Muscle Pump after work! Hope I can “kick” some of the soreness out of my hip. ;)

Good morning my friends! I want to be cool like fromlazytolively and include pictures with my posts to make them more fun. So here is one, lonely picture of the gorgeous sunrise this morning. Hey, one picture is better than none!

My body is sore this morning in every spot the chiropractor adjusted, but that was to be expected. My left hip socket and glute especially. But still no sciatica-pain! It’s a different kind of soreness and I’m fairly confident it will go away. :)

Jeremy and I played cards with a fun couple last night. It’s actually the second time they’ve had us over recently….last time we had to leave in the middle of a game of Spades so we needed to finish it! I know very little about cards and they basically had to teach me how to play Spades, but this game lasted 20 hands! And I guess that’s unusual? (I should add that the ladies team ended up winning! No thanks to me, probably, but I was definitely better last night than the first time we played.)

Was there a full moon last night? Because my dogs were RESTLESS. MoJo is usually the one that wakes me up in the middle of the night for this, that or the other thing, but I woke up around 3am to find Cubby sitting straight up, just staring at me! I tried to ignore him by rolling over, but he switched sides to stare at my face again. It would have been creepy if I hadn’t been so annoyed at him. Little twerp!

I bit the bullet and invited someone from the gym to do something OUTSIDE the gym. You know, like friends. We are already Facebook friends so I don’t think this is a gigantic leap…but still. Gah, how do people date? This is terrifying.

I’m going to Turbo Kick & Muscle Pump after work! Hope I can “kick” some of the soreness out of my hip. ;)


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posted 4 days ago

the-littlelady said: I just saw that cute picture of your smiling puppy on some random person's blog. Over 13k notes!!! How do you manage that?! That many notes would drive me nuts! Haha

Yes. Now you know my secret pain. LOL

MoJo pics always get a better response than other things I post…but THIS DARN PICTURE

has taken over my notes. I can never see anything anyone has said to me unless I go directly to my most recent posts and check for comments. I love my dog, but it’s really quite annoying!

The funniest thing is, I didn’t even take the picture! Jeremy took it and sent it in a text one afternoon while I was at work. So I’m constantly updating him on the popularity of his photo. It died down for a week or two, but now it’s blown up again and got over 1000 notes in one day. CRAZY TUMBLR PEOPLE! :)

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Any piece of clothing discarded on the floor for any length of time is immediately tested for comfy-ness by our laundry inspector. (Everything passes the test because he is not picky.)

Any piece of clothing discarded on the floor for any length of time is immediately tested for comfy-ness by our laundry inspector. (Everything passes the test because he is not picky.)


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15th October, 2014

Sweet fancy Moses that felt good!!!!

posted 5 days ago

Why did I wait so long to go see my chiropractor???? Good grief! I felt INSTANT relief in my left hip when he did the adjustment. Turns out, my hips were completely out of alignment, causing my left leg to actually be longer than my right! :-0 He thinks this was the “aggravator,” not a disc problem. Thank goodness.

Anyway, it’s probably too soon to tell much and I don’t want to jinx myself, but I can’t find any sciatic pain in my left leg anymore!!! I have DOMS that are making it a little hard to tell and I’m naturally sore from the adjustment, but the deep deep deep never ending burning tushy pain isn’t there!

He suggested icing my lower back & hip flexor after workouts and to keep stretching. (He was surprised at my flexibility. And while wearing jeans, might I add! Hehe) He said I’d only need to come back if the discomfort returns. I like him a lot, he doesn’t try to talk you into extra appointments unless you need them.

Anyway, fingers crossed that THIS IS THE FIX!!!!!

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How’d they know?!

How’d they know?!

(Source: tldrwikipedia, via tastefullyoffensive)


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