Thursday, March 5, 2015

Running and Routine

I don't know how he does it but every time I sit down to write a serious post AJ comes in and distracts me. It's almost like the universe likes the state of confusion my brain is in and is trying to keep me from thinking too much. 

That fact is 100% relevant to this post. When shit hit the fan with my ex-husband it released so many emotions I wasn't sure what to do with them. To cope with it I kept myself busier than ever. Every day was work, go out with friends, come home, eat, shower and repeat. The nights I didn't go out were spend blogging or with a house full of people. I always had at least one roommate that would go with my craziness, for the most part. If she still reads this I hope she knows she was my saving grace for a long time and I miss the good kind of crazy we had. 

I apologize for getting off topic, mentally that happens a lot. 

When I started seeing AJ, I had two worlds. The one in Key West and the world in Ft. Lauderdale (FLL). KW would be my quiet time and FLL would be the craziness behind it all, my place to run to. That changed when I knew I would be spending way more time in KW than my hometown. I had gone from moving out an ex-husband and making the house mine to moving out and back in with my parents. Two months later all that would change again and be relocated - shaking up my world for the third time in two years. 

That move brought a new job and new professional goals. I wanted to move up the hospitality ladder and make more money. Then I decided to add in gymnastics again. Next was another job opportunity and new things to learn. The blog was also taking off which added just another responsibility to my plate. That plate is now fucking full. I buried myself in work to re-create the crazy I was used to. 

Right now, I'm torn between keeping the crazy and letting something go. The urge to run has finally subsided and I'm looking for a routine that works for the long run. I'm not sure how to do that when juggling so many things. Has anyone else ever dealt with that struggle? How to deal when to urge to run and bury yourself competes with normalcy?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Nature Walk & Direction

Happy Friday guys. I'm going to be honest, my blogging is going to be slowing down and I need to make the decision of what to do with it. Now that I'm working in the school system I need to determine what direction, if any, that I want to take this piece of blogosphere. 

Are there any other teachers that have blogs? 
How do you handle the fear that your students may find it?

The weather has been way too windy to go out fishing. Aj and I have spent many afternoons walking this nature preserve to the beach to catch bait for when the winds die down. It's really been my only chance to get out on the water in months! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's Wednesday right?

I've been procrastinating on everything I need to do and playing World of Warcraft instead. #nerdalert 

I get really f*n pissed off when other women at the gym judge you to your face.  Don't give me a look that says, "That's all you can lift? or "You're in my way." Women should lift each other up, not be jealous assholes. 

Some days I want to go back to working in the evenings only. I like my morning routine of coffee and blogging, the gym, a healthy lunch and then work. My routine is all over the place these days and it's slowly driving me insane.

I've come to realize how bad I am at closing drawer and cabinets. 

I will not take the last bite of anything I share.

 desperately wish more people would leave Trip Advisor reviews. Those can make or break a business. If there is something you thought was excellent - write a review! Please include people's names in them too. Most likely that the employee works for tips or for the public and they will receive something for being mentioned.

I really need to remember to wear dark undies under leggings to the gym. Seeing a white thong through black pants is no bueno batman.  

I'm thinking of taking a blogging hiatus. There's too many things going on in life that need to be done a.s.a.p and I dont have the time/paience for it right now. I will not be accepting any more sponsors ater the current one's expire. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Teami 30 Day Detox: Results

* I was compensated for this review in the form of product only. All opinions and results are 100% mine. 

Just over a month ago I was in touch with Teami. I had been looking for some way to jump start the clean eating lifestyle again and this seemed right up my alley. 

The tea that I tried was a combination of the teami skinny + teami colon colon. I know what you're thinking... colon tea.. really? Yep, dead serious. 

The plan is to drink one cup of Skinny tea each morning and one cup of colon tea every other night before bed. Here's the rundown on my experience. 

The Skinny Tea:[ Oolong, Yerba Mate, Lime leaf Extract, Lotus leaf, Ginger Root, Dandelion leaf, Rhubarb Root.] This gave me plenty of energy. I did not miss coffee (who am i?!) in the mornings when I was drinking this. After a day or two it even started to act as an appetite suppressant! I drank mine with no sweetener, I don't believe it needed it bc the taste was pleasant enough. Sometimes I would add a teaspoon or two of honey but not often. 

The Colon Cleanse Tea: [Senna Leaf & Root, Hawthorn Berry Extract, Lotus Leaf, Lime Leaf & Extract, Psyllium Husk Seed, Phaseolus Calcaratus Seed, Rhubarb Root, Poria Cocos Stem Bark, Valerian Root] Here's what you are expecting me to say: It does make you go. You drink this right before you go to bed and normally, first thing in the morning your body is ready to expel all the crap in your system. You would be amazed at how much better you feel. 

The first couple times were the worse, but they gradually got better as I went. I have a couple tips for managing the colon tea:
1. Don't let it steep for more than 2 minutes the first couple times you drink it!
2. Drink it RIGHT before bed unless you want to wake up early. 
3. Drink A LOT of water while on this 30-day detox, you don't want to be dehydrated and all the water helps flush out everything. 

 Overall I've been off the tea for about two weeks and I want to start again. It really helped battle bloat and curb cravings. I was almost looking forward to the mornings after the colon cleanse bc I felt so much better! 

My system became way more regular too! Oh, and another plus beside banishing the bloat and having more energy? This stuff got rid of my cellulite. 

Since there is no shame in my game, here's my before and after pictures. 
The before pictures ( left) were January 5th and the after (right) was Feb 16. Granted the after photos were after a week of no tea. 

Possibly interested in trying your own 30 day detox? 

Monday, February 16, 2015

You Don't want to be shot by a cannon

Unbeknownst to us, last weekend was a Civil War re-enactment / festival  at Fort Zachary Taylor. I only mention it because Aj's dad was in town and our fishing charter got canceled due to high winds. We figured going out to fishing from shore would at least be better than sitting in the house moping.  

We get down to the beach, start setting our stuff up, and then a park ranger comes up and tells us, "you might want to move. We're shooting cannons in your direction."

Uhh.. well I guess you give us no choice. We're moving. 

He wasn't lying. 20 minutes later. BOOM. Cannons start firing. 

Since when do you need to worry about cannons at the beach?


And since the sun was super bright that day I HAD to have sunglasses on.  Anytime I'm outside or on the water they are 100% a necessity.. and so are the Cotton Snaps I have attached to them. 

Cotton Snaps are "eyewear retainers". They are similar to croakies but the ends of the straps come together by magnets. Meaning that women don't have to put them over their head and mess up their hair to wear them. They are a win in my book. Plus check out those Americana Cotton Snaps. How perfect are those babies for summer? 

Oh, and all their products are American made. 

I think the next one's I order will be the Pink and Lime Stripe.

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