Category: MY MARVELOUS LIFE
Um, yeah. So, I woke up this morning feeling like an Oompa Loompa. I swear this theme song was playing (feel free to click on the link and listen along while you read…hilarious). Anyway – I had an AWESOME weekend hanging with my husby and some friends – and when I say “awesome”, I mean I ate a disgusting amount of food. Disgusting.
Mexican Dinner on Friday, followed by lunch on Saturday in Beacon Hill, followed by a huge Italian dinner at Monicas in the North End. Oh, and in between those lovely feeding frenzies we had a Robert Downey Jr. sighting. Yes ladies. Ironman. Walking his baby. Not gonna lie – I probably could’ve eatin’ him (and his baby) too – but luckily I had just devoured lunch so it was gonna be tough to fit anything else in my belly. I needed at least 7 minutes before I was to feed again. And, by that time, he and his offspring had gone.
When all was said and done, the hub and I polished off a box (no, not 1, but a BOX) of Italian cookies from my fave North End bakery…Bovas. It’s as if the fat cells in my body were screaming for me to give em’ the goods – and, me (not wanting to see them suffer), obliged with lots of white bread and sugar. I’m gross-y Jocie.
Worse? It’s not even like I starve myself during the week…So I’m not sure why I couldn’t control myself this weekend. I eat healthy/work out all week and give myself 1 day (usually Saturday) to eat whatever my heart desires. You know, 37 donuts, 18 cupcakes, a whole entire bag of Oreos…whatevs. Either way, I awoke to the songs of my people (you know, the Oompa Loompas) and realized it was time to jump, I mean “roll” back into the action.
When I’m not stuffing my weekend-face, I’ve been addicted (and I mean ADDICTED) to the POPSUGAR Fitness channel on youtube. Not only are the videos a-w-e-s-o-m-e, but they are F-R-E-E free and that’s pretty sweet for people like me who can’t stay motivated without variety. I’m such a 5 year old.
Anyway, while they have some 45 minute videos, most are 10 minutes so you can mix and match. And, let me tell you – these chicks make you work for it in those shorty seshions. Here’s a sampling of what I did today -
In addition to the Bootie Burning Workout from Sarah Jessica Parker’s trainer (above), I also did an Upper Body Workout and Flat Belly Workout - total of around 30 minutes. I’ll be finishing it off with a lil’ power walk after work. And, that’s how it’s done.
Moral of the story? These work outs are awesome. Try em’. You’ll like em’.
Let’s have a moment of silence…for my fat rolls.
Oh, and P.S. I’ve decided that I need to be a dog owner, like pronto-saurus-rex. I’m ready for dog slobber and poop bags. So, if you see this dog over the holidays, please let him know I want to be his best friend, like…yesterday. Please & Thank you. Okay, bye.
Sooooo, I’ve been thinkin….where did my blog go? I mean, obviously it’s still here…but I have started feeling a bit disconnected (as apparent in my lack of posts these days) and I realized it was time for an important conversation with myself. It went kinda like this:
Self: How come you suck so much at blogging these days?
Self: I think I’ve lost my mojo.
Self: Your an idiot.
And, it went on like that for like, an hour. Me, asking myself why I was losing my love for writing about awesome stuff and wanting to quit, and then the other me telling me I’d be crazy to give up on something I promised myself I’d see through to infinity, squared infinity.
And, then it hit me. As much as this labor of love has grown and flourished over the last 2 years, I have drifted away from some of the things I loved most when I started in the first place -
*Quirky stories about my magical life. Ones like this one:
*Things I’m passionate about…, like ELEPHANTS & GRIEF
*Things I love the mostest…like these cool soaps I wrote about in the LET’S GET NAKED & SING WITH MUSIC CITY SOAPS post.
Do I LOVE subscription boxes? Absolutely.
But, I feel like everything I started has turned into this one thing…which is all encompassed by these crazy lil’ boxes of awesomeness. And, although they are totally kick-ass, I am WAY more than just the “subscription box girl”. And, I hope you stick around to be RE-introduced to that chickadee. She’s pretty darn cool, if I don’t say so myself.
So, what’s that mean for Y-O-U? More of M-E-E (that’s “me” with an extra “e”, duh) and lots more posts about super, cool non-subscription box related stuff, and other things that make me tick-tock-tickity-tock. Don’t worry my subscription box lovey’s – The Insanely Huge Subscription Box Directory will stay in tact, and I promise to update it more regularly (I have millions of boxes to add). I will also still be providing reviews of fabulous boxes – but subscription box reviews and updates will be limited to one day per week (probably on the day I hate to spell) because it falls mid-week. I’ll also be limiting this to boxes I’m truly passionate about. It’s only fair.
I also plan on still featuring some awesome man stuff – I mean, dudes are people too right? I just don’t know if my hubby and I will be writing them together, or apart or how that will pan out. Maybe a little bit of both? I think it depends upon the crazy doc’s skedge. He’s pretty busy these days, and when he gets a free second, I’d prefer he spend it canoodling with me and not writing a post for my blog. You get the gist. We’ll see how it goes, but man stuff will still be making its presence known every so often…
Surrounding that, I plan on sharing a bit more of myself. Interestingly, I’ve grown quite fond of health & fitness. So maybe I’ll share some of that. I will never lose my obsession with food, so you’ll probably get LOTS more of that. Oh, and you can probably expect a minimum of 37 selfies a day, all with hilarious meaningless captions and duck smooch lips. Ha ha. Just kidding. I totally suck at taking those pics of myself – remember this post? If you want to see hilarious pics of me trying to look awesome, check out that post. Ha-Ha!
What was I saying again? Oh yeah. New blog stuff. Let’s just consider this my re-introduction to the blog-o-verse. Get ready to see A LOT more pics of my cat. She’s super fluffy. You’re gonna want to steal her.
Feelin’ full of love on this beautiful Sunday. Is it weird that I’m counting down the hours to Walking Dead? Here’s some lovey-dovey-smooshy stuff in honor of this week’s holiday.
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