Tuesday, January 25, 2011

spt 1.25.11

i am a



will you take a self portrait today? leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Five Minute Friday


this mornining i knocked out day 20 of Jillian Michael's infamous Shred workout. Day Twenty. twenty days of getting up 45 minutes earlier than usual, twenty days of jumping jacks in a darkened house, twenty days of sniffling and not-so-silently cursing the trainer from hell.

and... twenty days of feeling better than i have in YEARS!!

i didn't really intend to blog about this particular journey of mine, but five minute friday seems to be the perfect platform this little shout out to the person who has been fueling my resolution to get more fit. tomorrow morning, i will attempt Level 3 (i purposefully haven't peeked at it yet... i'm pretty sure that would be my downfall.) and then i will go for a run, because, who knew? the stronger my legs and core become, the more i am enjoying running again!

i'm also counting calories and drinking a gazillion ounces of water every day. and i'll admit, i'd really like to have that "Biggest Loser" breakthrough moment on the scale. i'm still waiting... but in the meantime: see you tomorrow, Jillian!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

spt 1.18.11

this self-portrait is deceptive.

i don't look as stressed as i feel.
i don't look as strong as i feel.
i don't look as sorry as i feel.
i don't look as secure as i feel.

that's a bit of a mixed bag, isn't it?
but i'm owning every one of those emotions this morning.

i definitely look as caffeinated as i feel!!

will you take a self-portrait today? leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

spt 1.11.11

today is cold. and icy.
and i stayed up waaaaay too late watching the last college football game of the season.
and another day of "no school" has attempted to interfere with my career mom routine.

but, i am okay.
i actually love the cold.
and SEC football.
and the extra time with jack.

will you take your self-portrait today? leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

spt 1.4.11

i took a self-portrait today. it's been while since i took a meaningful self-portrait. this is an uncomfortable photo to post. it's not pretty, i'm sweaty and red-faced. i haven't yet had my first cup of coffee.

but, this is *me* - today. this day. 1.4.11

on this day i am worried about my son's ADHD.
and on this day, i completed The Shred before work.

the bad with the good.

i like it.

will you take a self-portrait today? leave me a comment if you do!

Monday, January 03, 2011

What you saw as falling apart was actually things falling into place…

i am super close to choosing my word for 2011, and i promise to write a meaningful post about its purpose.


Sunday, January 02, 2011

boarding pass

a few months ago, i flew to another city and talked with several people. the trip included four flights, two rides with chauffeurs, an eTicket snafu, a plane ride with Dave Navarro and a sighting of The Little Couple. it also included a backscatter xray. when i travel, i T-R-A-V-E-L.

all of this happened in one whirlwind of a day shortly before Thanksgiving.

i don't know what will become of this trip. what i do know is that it was very important for me to grab my oversized tote bag, my mp3 player, my iPhone, and my best personality - and get on that plane.

i also know that it was the scariest thing i've done in a really, really long time. like, "i really don't want to do this but i really must do this" scary. like, sleepless night scary.

like, everything could change forever scary.

maybe i'll have something more to tell you about this trip. i don't know.

but i will have more to tell you about my journey,

If you end up being the same person you were a year ago, you wasted a whole year of your life by not living and learning.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

dear 2011

i'm expecting a lot from you.

i have decisions to make.
i have questions to answer.
i have love to give.
i have things to create.
i have ideas to share.
i have places to go.
i have people to meet.

i have all the hope in the world
that you, 2011, will work with me.

every step of the way.
hand in hand.