Can You Wear a Cowgirl Hat to a Taylor Swift concert?

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Please help me settle this debate I have going on with my friend. Can you wear a Cowgirl Hat to a Taylor Swift concert? Because she’s yunno all pop now apparently, but she could still play songs from her country days? Maybe? Or I mean it is like paying tribute to her ol’ country days. Any reason to wear a country girl hat… WHY NOT. But she thinks we will look ridiculous (which I am okay with and may just still wear the hat anyway. I ride horses afterall!)

Also, wha-la! This is post number three of the week ladies and gentleman. GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. I did it. They are random and completely off topic, but that is fine by me. Maybe other people out there would also love to have this Taylor Swift concert question answered. Maybe I am doing the world a favor for all the people who were just too afraid to ask. Honestly there is problem an answer somewhere on the internet but I don’t feel like googling it right now).

So I have been doing pretty good on my other goals. I think. Blogged 3 times and I have been running! I am averaging 6 miles a week but that is something! Progress from the negative miles to the couch I have been doing for a bit. Technically, just getting up off my butt was a huge success. If you have accomplished just the smallest of small goals this weekend, pat yourself on the back. YOU ROCK. Look at you go! Just the slightest change in the right direction, whether that means just eating 3 cookies instead of 5 for dinner for dessert, you are kicking ass.

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I even got out into the world and have been trying to become more social. Tomorrow, the hubs and I are trying out a meditation place. It is an introductory class to help clear the mind and center your emotions. Yes, please! I could use some clarity in the chaos that is the world. I am stumbling right now through some rough patches, but I know there is a smooth road ahead. You do notice my name is Journey to Awesomehood (well not my name, per say, but the blog’s). It was initially just supposed to be a weight loss blog to keep me focused, but this journey has become much more than that. It is now a voyage towards greatness by improving not only my health, body but also my mind. I feel like there is a better version of myself hidden beneath some emotional layers that need sorted out.

Also, you guys may not know this… but one of my life long dream has come TRUE. I got my corgi. I have been wanting one since I was a kid. I absolutely love the breed ever since I saw Cowboy Bebop. I knew one day they would be MINE.  Yes, they. Like all of them. That part of the dream hasn’t come true but I do have ONE. So that is a pretty good start. World, Meet Delphy! Delphy meet World!

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Tune in next week for more goals. More randomness. And more interestingness as I try to break down boundaries and explore my soul (and the world!)

Don’t Write Off The Day…

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It’s so easy. Whether you sleep in a little too much, feel a little achy, or it is just a rainy gloomy day outside… there are so many excuses as to why today should not count and you do not have to follow through on your healthy living schedule. I am not 100% sure why we do this because we know when we eat healthy and exercise, we end the day feeling pretty darn good. We feel tired because we actually wore ourselves out. We are not tired because we are bored. So why is that some mornings we just wake up and instantly want to give up on the day?

Today it was raining. Not a really bad rain… but enough to make it kind of gross. And what I mean by gross is that it was humid and sticky kind of rain. It would have been very easy to say “No, I don’t want to run in that.” A part of me really wanted to. A part of me did not want to do anything all day. Yet I knew I would end up regretting it. So I made a yummy strawberry blueberry smoothie, let it settle in my stomach and hit the pavement. I haven’t gone running for over a week now! Ugh. My legs were pretty much fine though my knees get a little upset… I think they are still angry from all the hiking. It was my breathing that was ALL over the place. But I pushed myself because I needed to. I want to get on the scale tomorrow morning and be proud and know I did my best this weekend. So I ran 2 miles which was tough… I definitely need to get into the habit of running more often. I will probably try to do another 2 mile run tomorrow morning, give myself Tuesday off, and then run 3.1 miles on Wednesday.

It felt awesome to run, though. I was hitting my stride towards the end and it made me crave more activity as well. I spent the afternoon at the  barn and riding my horse. It was nice to have that activity and I know if I had written off running, I probably would not have gone horse back riding either.  And then I would not have been proud about what I had accomplished at all.

Also, the day totally cleared up. The clouds rolled away and it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day.

So remember, it is worth it to just go through with being healthy. Don’t let your mornings throw you off because a beautiful, productive day just might be awaiting you!

And here is an awesome cute video to help make your day even better! A Corgi performing “Call Me Maybe.” I know what you are thinking… what? why would I watch this? But all I can say is do it… because it will make your day.

Stop Lyin’ and Start Tryin’!

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I hate it when people say they can’t do something. Ok, well maybe hate is too strong of a word but I greatly dislike it because I used to be that person. Every time I saw someone do something amazing (say lose a crapton of weight since this is after all a weight loss blog), I would just kind of nod my head and say “I can’t do that.” I figured I was just stuck in some obese world and that is how it was always going to be. I could not stop eating my favorite foods. I remember going “What? You don’t have ice cream every day? No Junk Food? You’re crazy.” Yes, there was a time when I thought healthy people were crazy. That was the only explanation. I mean obviously these people just had not experienced the wonders of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or a big giant tub of popcorn just loaded with butter at the local movie theater. Then I am sure these people would not be so willing to get up and go jogging and eat their healthy food.

But then I really started paying attention to all these other people losing weight. They didn’t let their outer circumstances dictate who they were going to be for the rest of their lives. In reality, these people were just done lying to themselves. You can be whoever you want to be. If you want to be overweight, that is your choice. If you want to be healthy, that is your choice. No one is dictating your choices. It took me awhile to realize this and I could not believe how much anger I had towards people who just seemed so free to change their lives. “Why can’t I do that? Why can’t I lose 100 pounds and look that awesome?”

Some of the excuses I used a lot were… “I don’t have time,” “I don’t have money,” and “I don’t feel well.” Yet I had time to watch television for 3 hours every night, I had the money to go to the movies and eat my large tub of popcorn, and I felt well enough to drink alcohol and hang out with my friends. The problem is I was lazy. I was thinking outer circumstances were in control of my life.

I am in control. That is what I have to keep telling myself. I have the power to decide to have a protein bar for breakfast instead of pancakes smothered in syrup. I have the power to get up and go for a run or do some exercises. That is all me.

So the mistakes I made the past couple days were also all on me… I ate out way more often than I normally do because my schedule was haywire with moving my mom and such. I know more of those excuses. I really could have made better choices but I did not want to. I don’t know what it was but I was just craving some really bad foods… so I ate too much fried stuff, drank too much alcohol, and just ate too much in general. I can’t do it anymore. My stomach was so upset with me last night that I almost wanted to cry. It physically hurt.

How did I eat so much before? I don’t even know. I definitely cannot do that anymore. My weight has fluctuated because of it but definitely not as bad as I was expecting. I kind of wish it would punish me more and make me regret my decision… but I guess the pain and discomfort is enough!

After eating all the food, I have definitely gotten back into exercising. I went for a 2 mile run yesterday after not running for a week! What made it even better is I got to run with my mom’s corgi.

Definitely makes exercising more fun, don’t you think?

So stop trying to blame everything else for the reason you aren’t reaching your goals. Stop lyin’ and start tryin’! If not for yourself, at least for the corgis!