Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wine and Love (V. 2)

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Things that are making me fill up my wine glass (or in my case, reach for a plate of cookies):

  • I’ve been feeling very uninspired and unfulfilled lately. I don’t know if I’m suffering from vacation hangover or the fact that my life has become very mundane for the past month or so, but it’s leaving me wanting more.
  • I need to write a very hard e-mail that I’ve been putting off for a few weeks now. I’m worried that the person I e-mail will think less of me and want to punch me in the face. Or maybe I’m just overthinking things?
  • Last week, I was doing quite well with getting to bed before 10:00 p.m. and getting close to 8 hours of sleep a night. But this week has been nights of going to bed around 11:30 p.m. or later and not getting as much sleep as I need, which leaves me feeling very lethargic and slow. It was amazing to see what sleep did for my energy levels so I need to get back to my 9:30 p.m. bedtime!

Things that are filling me up with love:

  • Kicking off my week by giving a killer interview. At least, it felt that way to me. I find out today if I was as killer as I thought I was and make it to the second-round interview. Cross your fingers for me, because this is the first non-sales interview I’ve had and I’m really excited about the job possibility!
  • Becoming a gym rat. Joining the gym was one of the best decisions I’ve made all year because it’s really helped me to ramp up my exercise. I’m taking two spin classes a week, two weight-lifting classes a week, and getting in so much other cardio that my body is happy. And sore.
  • Making plans to spend a long weekend in Orlando next month. Yes, I realize I just took an amazing vacation last month but my mom barely ever does anything for her birthday and she really needs a weekend to get away from it all. Plus, we have yearly passes to 4 parks in Orlando so all we have to pay for is the hotel and food that weekend! Pretty sweet.

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17 comments:

  1. I've been having trouble with the early bed time lately too, but I'm trying really hard to get back into it. I wish I had the motivation for a gym, but not too sure that's who I am! Also, have fun on your long weekend! I wish I lived in a place where I could do that, but Montreal just isn't a place you can travel not-too-far for a long weekend. We're too much of a busy city to be able to relax! 

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  2. I bet sending that email won't be as awful as you think it will be. Fingers crossed it goes well for you!

    Way to go on the gym rat thing and a trip to Orlando? Sounds fabulous to me =) I'm a little jealous in fact. (Did you know I used to live there, like ages ago?)

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  3. So glad to hear the gym is going well! Sometimes I miss being a gym rat :) Yay for your trip to Orlando - I think mini-vacations like that are TOTALLY necessary :)

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  4. KJHartenstein6/23/11, 6:09 PM

    Steph, just be happy you aren't me.  I NEED 8 hours a night.  Which means tonight I need to be asleep by 8:45.  And tomorrow night?  I need to be asleep by 8.  SUCKS.

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  5. Suburban Sweetheart6/23/11, 8:51 PM

    Fingers crossed for a second interview! And I'm so jealous that you live near so many theme parks. What fun!

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  6. I was all excited for making changes after Fitbloggin... but man that fire went out! I need some inspiration! I guess i need to look to myself for that!

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  7. I hope you get a 2nd round interview!  And yea for a fun weekend for your mom's bday!  You def deserve it, regardless of how soon your cruise was!
    It's so tough to get enough sleep. I can not manage to get more than 7 hours during the week!  It's tough because I get up at 4:30-5 so that means going ot bed super early if I am going to get enough sleep!

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  8. Imperfectlycandid6/23/11, 11:39 PM

    Bed times are funny things—I go to bed towards midnight, and if I go to sleep any earlier or later, I don't feel at all rested in the morning.

    But, yay for killer interviews!  I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  9. yay for vacations and awesome workouts! bummer about feeling unfulfilled

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  10. I definitely think some people are "gym rats" and some aren't. I think we just have to find what we like for exercise! It's been fun discovering how much I enjoy exercise when I'm doing some I like.

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  11. You did? I did not know that! I would love to move to Orlando, so we'll see what happens!

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  12. It's completely fun. I love it. A nice change of pace for me!

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  13. Yuck. I can manage on 6-7 hours, but it's just not very pleasant. I bow to you. ;)

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  14. I feel like I've never really taken advantage of how close we are to Orlando and all the theme parks it has to offer so I'm definitely doing my duty now. :)

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  15. Yeah, I'm the same way! Ideally, I'd like to get to bed by 9:00 but that's just so not feasible most nights. Usually, I get around 6-7 hours, but it really kills my energy levels.

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  16. I don't ever feel rested, no matter how much I sleep. I don't know if it's just not enough consistent nights of 8-hours of sleep or if I have a low iron count, but I am ALWAYS tired. No fun!

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  17. Early bed times kill me. Even if I'm exhausted, I end up staying late, usually because I'm distracted by the internet. Yay for joining a gym and loving it!

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