runningfortheriesling said: Where in MT were you? Some places aren’t that expensive to live, but the good place are! :)
I was down in Emigrant tucked on the side of a mountain. Spent an afternoon in Bozeman, Livingston. Had Yellowstone all to myself. Drove around Paradise Valley and fell in love with the scenery and lack of people. And, I didn’t have a bad beer there (bonus!) - although I had to laugh at Bud Light masquerading as Kokanee. Have a few real estate alerts set up and a goal. I’m from Massachusetts, where even the bad places are expensive!
Ok, work craziness has subsided a bit and I just got back from a long weekend in Montana. (Saving my quarters for a move out there. This girl loves the pace.)
Now that I feel like I can settle into a routine, I’m going to. Going to do a Whole 30/Paleo hybrid and get back to the gym at least 3 times a week. Today is Day 12 of no smoking. Gotta keep that streak alive.
Monday is go time. One day at a time. Gettin’ healthier, gettin’ happier.
I feel like I live out of my car and a travel bag. This lifestyle wears me out physically, financially and is just not sustainable. Some things I can’t control - like my hell on wheels work schedule the next few weeks. What I can control is being more mindful of the choices I make. I can choose to put myself and my health first. “No” is a complete sentence and I have to get better at saying it. I can’t control the chaos, but with better planning, I can manage it.
One day at a time!
I am conducting some interviews at a local college today. One of the candidates mentioned he had an interest in cooking. I asked him what his specialty was.
"Guinea pig ceviche."
Normally I get “Oh, I make THE BEST CHICKEN PARM” or “MY CHILI ROCKS THE PARTY THAT ROCKS THE BODY.”
I just watched this fantastic film about doing what you want when you want to do it; not being held captive by a desk, mortgage payments, and all the other “grinds”.
I so wish I was brave enough to pull something like this off.
Cubicle time tomorrow is going to be a major downer.
In a few short weeks, I will be completely unplugged enjoying this little slice of heaven (Montana.)
I just have to survive a hellish run at work and my October 7 no-more-smoking date. I’d say it’s worth it.
I ate well 2/3s of the time today and walked a bunch - thank you back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings in different buildings. There’s room for improvement there but my head is in the game and that’s where it all starts.
Alright internet, let’s get down to business. No more screwing around.
I feel nasty and want to cry every time someone pulls out a camera.
This is me holding myself accountable. Since I believe no one really enjoys just reading a complete play-by-play of food and exercise, I’ll try and keep this space interesting with cool photos, stories and tunes.
This is the first step to getting healthy, feeling better and carpe diem-ing. I have plans, people!
Tag along. I’m a relatively good time.