Monday, November 7, 2011


Today I was feeling quite like this...frazzled!! So many things are happening all at once, and it seems as if there is not enough time in the months to come before our wedding date in Feburary to get them done. Running through my mind has been addressing and putting together the 300 invites for our wedding, getting the slideshow pictures for my slide show party next weekend, finding my shoes for my dress, meeting with the singer/band/floral designer to finalize everything next month/get the tuxes ordered/pick up the bridesmaids dresses for my cousins out of town and ship them off to them in time to get alterations/finding a guest book/finding a bus to go bar hopping/ordering wedding favors...and the list goes on and on. Now this would not be that bad, only I do work full time and tying to find the time to meet with all these people outside of work is kind of stressful...even more stressful with the fact that I live thirty minutes outside of the city, so I have to make a trip to meet with anyone. Ok enough wedding venting.
Today I was a little irritated. Craig is going on his hunting trip this weekend. I am very happy to have the apartment to myself and cuddle with this little guy, but at the same time I feel guilty. I feel like I should take advantage of the time I have away from Craig and party it up with my friends. Truth be told, I don't want to. Isn't it horrible. The older I get, the harder it is for me to push myself to make time to be with my friends. Don't get me wrong, I love dinner, coffee, movie nights with the girls and I am always 100% up for those, but when it comes to long nights at the bar and crashing on a couch or my parents house for the night, it just does not seem pleasing to me. No matter how healthy I have always been, I have always given myself one night a week to get a little crazy. Within the last year, I am more happy now with having a glass of wine and going to bed by 10, waking up Sunday morning and being productive..going to church...working out. I just don't want to take the time/energy to do it all anymore.
My weekends are more relaxing with my finance or cuddling with the pup rather than being out all night partying.

Ahh, that felt good to get that off my chest. I need to remember to do what makes me feel happy and not worry about what other people think.
My workouts lately have been pretty stellar I must admit. Saturday I knocked out a 55 min swim workout followed by 15 minutes on the stair master. Yesterday I ran a mile (ahem no pain whatsoever) and did another 30 minutes on the Stair Master. I love having the options back into my routine again, and I have been keeping up on all my foot and ankle stretches to keep it strong. Here is my plan for the week:
Tomorrow-swim/lift legs
Wednesday-rest (must do this week!!)
Thursday-swim lift biceps and back
Saturday-swim/lift legs
Sunday-elliptical and cycle
Now this is subject to change. I find it nearly impossible to do any chest or shoulder work after swimming, my arms are just worn out so lifting lower body works out well. Also, I find it helps to swim every other day, I can do more laps this way without my arms getting so tired. It also helps my legs recover in between workouts.
What does your weekly plan look like?
Need to vent...please share!


  1. niiiiice glad to hear the workouts are going well for you

    I get what you mean. I feel like an old person some times. I mean, after work I'm ready to wind down usually... not so much party it up.

    weekly plan? ankle rehab, bike, swim, weights, run hopefully more than a mile :| but slow and steady back in or i'll just be broken again lol

  2. Ughhhhh I can totally relate! Friday night I had one set of friends want to go out out (they ended up having a MASSIVE night!) and another set wanting me to have a simple dinner.... But it came down to just wanting to have a night, at home, relaxed, knowing I didn't have to get up to an alarm in the morning and not having a hangover! And I did it all again on Saturday night! I felt ever so guilty, but in the end, I thought 'hey! how about putting YOURSELF FIRST for once', so yeah, the guilts quickly faded haha

    Tiffany x

  3. I am the SAME way....I would pretty much always prefer a cozy night at home on the couch with my boyfriend over a late late night at bars....

    I was out with my girlfriends the other week and I had a great time seeing them, but I remember feeling very trapped at the bar and wanted to just escape and be in a calmer environment.

    But don't get me wrong, I love my friends and usually I have a great time being with them, I just can't do the late night bars anymore.

  4. since i'm new here, first i'll say congrats on the wedding :)

    i love having time at home alone to just do my thing. I love girl time, but I don't need to party it up any more

  5. I know exactly what you mean about going out and "partying" friends and I still get together, but it's mostly for dinner and drinks and then everyone is ready to go home by 10 or 11 lol I'm good with getting a good nights rest and getting up for a workout or getting my day started early!