Hmm... I don't think I've ever greeted with "howdy" before since I know all of you lovely readers aren't necessarily from Texas, but I just felt like it was a "howdy" kind of night! Maybe it's because I'm in a great mood... although very busy and stressed, it's the type of busy and stress that I've always wanted!
So, what's going on over here? You know about the new job that I'm absolutely loving, but I've also been up to a lot of other exciting things that I want to share with you. They have been keeping me busy and unable to blog as often as I would like these days... but it's all for good reasons that I hope you will like!
This is what my TO-DO list is looking lately...
1. Go to work at lululemon athletica and love every second of it.
The Fort Worth store is opening in 10 days!! There is a lot to do in order to having it looking sparkly, but all fun stuff of course!
Yes, I'm sporting a lemon costume... it's my new fav look!
2. Finish getting my NEW BLOG and NEW WEBSITE with a NEW NAME up and running!
I am so excited to share this with all of you! I've been working with a great designer at Alt Coast to come up with a brand and a blog that is more organized, reader friendly, functional, appealing, and basically just more "me." Can't wait to share it with you!
3. Finish writing my healthy guidebook, Busy But Healthy: Tips for Staying Healthy in Your Everyday Life.
The guidebook will be making it's debut at Replenish Retreat, which begins in two weeks!! I can't believe it! I started writing this little guidebook because I will be facilitating at the retreat and teaching about how to stay healthy in the real world. I wanted to be able to give something to the retreat guests that they could take home with them, especially once they have left the retreat where only healthy food has been prepared and made available. It's little tips I have found that work for me for staying healthy even when things get busy. It's all about making healthy easy and fun! The book isn't complete yet, but I'm getting down to some serious business and hoping to have it done this week! Ahh!
Retreat Location: Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach, CA
4. Finish outlining and selecting music for the exercise/stretch classes that guests at the Replenish Retreat will be going through to assist with their healthy detox.
I'm really excited to facilitate this class because I believe there is nothing like moving the body to help flush out the toxins that we take in everyday (even when we don't know it!).
5. And last but not least, squeezing in some time to cook a few healthy dishes, workout, spend time with Sam, family, and friends, and maybe even a little de-stress time.
Sam is finishing up his second year of law school right now, and it's finals time... which means busy wife AND busy husband. So Sundays have been spent grocery shopping and preparing a few lunches and dinners ahead of time to help us get through the week. I'm finding that to be so helpful!
I'm also really working on doing something everyday that relaxes me and is de-stressing...even if it's just for a minute. If I don't take time for this, my body will force me to by getting sick, and then I have no other option but to slow down. De-stress time comes in all forms... whether that is taking my dog for a walk, sitting out on the patio without my phone or computer, just taking a moment to do nothing, whatever it may be.
When things get busy, I find it extremely hard to stop and do this. But I've found something that really helps!
My parent's gave me these "Power Thought Cards" that were on my wish list for Christmas (thank you Mom and Dad!). It's a collection of inspiration cards with powerful thoughts or quotes.
They give me a reason to take time to stop and reflect, because I'm always curious what my card will say each day. I read one every morning before the day or if not in the morning then before I go to bed, and I take a minute or two to reflect on it. I keep them in a box on my nightstand.
It's so crazy how much they speak to what is going on in my life at the moment. Here are a few of the cards that I have pulled over the past week, and they couldn't be more perfect for right now.
Who knew you could ever have a TO-DO list that you actually enjoy! So with that, I'm off to work on my healthy guidebook for the rest of the evening before I wrap it up with my "power thought" of the day of course.
With Love, Health, and Happiness,
Thought of the Day: What's your TO-DO list looking like these days? Have you considered including things you actually enjoy? What about some "me" time?