Today is just one of those days. A tired day. Do you ever have those? One of those days where the LAST thing you want to do is go to the store, clean the house, and do all those other Saturday things you're supposed to do. A day where it takes you 30 extra minutes just to get yourself out the door to the gym. A day where you're afraid to sit down because you think you might fall asleep instantly. A day where even going back downstairs again to get your laundry out of the dryer sounds EXHAUSTING, so you don't. A day where you get home at 10:30 pm, and instead of trying to find something ELSE to do, as is socially acceptable, you decide to change into your PJ's. A day where hopping in BED sounds GLORIOUS, and so you do. Yep. It's one of those days.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I've been doing better at blogging on my fitness blog. But I need to kick it up a notch here. It's one of my goals for the year, so I really am going to make a valiant effort.
In the meantime...
Want to know what's on my mind today?
I love my work. My "Jobs" if you will. Today I worked both jobs... This morning I went up to Sandy with all of the Phitpro trainers and we were on channel 13 morning news to showcase a new training program we're implementing. It was really fun. I realized while I was there how great all of the trainers I work with are. They are just awesome. So knowledgeable. So talented. Not to mention my rocking clients. I've been with all but one of them for over a year. They keep my schedule full and they are consistent gym-goers, which makes things nice for me. I really have just grown to love them. I feel so lucky to get to use my degree, and do something that i honestly, truly, love.
Work #2. I consider this job my miracle job. It was one of those things that the timing couldn't have been more impecable. I know for a fact that it was the Lord looking down on me. Last year around April I started to stress out a little (ok...like A TON) about my work situation. Training full time for me just wasn't an option anymore and I needed to find something else. It was at that same time that Travis, my brother-in-law came to me and offered me a position with his company Point Security, doing all of the financial work and accounting. I was a little intimidated at first because I am not so schooled in the finance area, but let me tell you, I couldn't be happier with the way things have worked out. They are such an awesome company to work for. Really, my employers ROCK my socks. I don't think I've ever once dreaded going into work. The environment is great, the people I work with are great, and my schedule couldn't be better. I feel like I have responsibilities and that I am a help to the company, (let's hope that's true ;)...) I don't know if Trav knows how much I appreciate his taking me on as part of the PS team, but it has been a complete blessing. I love it there.
In this crazy time when so many people are out of work, or aren't able to do work in a field they are passionate about I feel like I am 100% blessed. I know that soon, hopefully, the time will come where my focus will shift more to the family aspect and less to the workplace, and I completely look forward to that. But, for now I'm happy (and grateful) to be wearing my workboots.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I really do love my calling. I am in charge of ward prayer. Yep, it can be a little bit annoying to find people to come and do the spiritual thought and scripture every time. No, I don't completely see the point for it. Yes, I sometimes grumble about having to think of a treat to make and take for the ward. No, I wasn't a "ward prayer goer" before this ward, (karma? I thinks so...). Yes, sometimes it is a pain to have to be somewhere on the usual carefree Sunday nights. BUT, Despite all of this there are a lot of things that I have come to love.
- I really like baking, and although sometimes it's time consuming, it's fun to try new recipes. Also...I can't really complain about this one. The bishop said I could do whatever I wanted to try and get people to come, so naturally, food came to mind. So, I don't HAVE to do it. You can't complain about things you don't have to do. Right? anyways...I've come to enjoy it.
- I love that my roomies have become my designated taste-testers. Benita, Cami, Roxy...I love you for it :)
- I love that Cami and Tanner have become my stable ward prayer sidekicks. They seriously make it so fun for me, and are always willing to fill in when the assigned people bail. (Thanks guys!) Tanner...designated treat passer-outer. Makes sure everyone from the ward tries my treats, and won't give the plate back to me until it's completely empty. (I think he's worried that I might feel bad if there are any left over.) Cami, my table buddy. For some reason I always sit on the table in the front, and Cami is there for moral support. Love it. Oh, and a new addition...Zach escorts me in, and by that I mean he carries me. Fantastic.
- Although not everybody from the ward comes to ward prayer, there is a pretty stable group that does, and I love 'em. I feel like I've been able to get to know a lot of people, which is so fun. People are nice.
- For some reason we always leave laughing. Even if i don't always want to go, I'm always glad I went when I leave.
- I like feeling like I have done something to contribute to the ward. It's nothing big, but it still makes me feel good.
I feel appreciative for my calling. I really do. So, next time you hear me complain. Please tell me to refer back to this post. Thanks.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
For those of you who aren't in Utah right now. Just know it hasn't stopped snowing for a good 24 hours I swear. It is ridiculous. Luckily for me I drive a little mazda3. Perfect for those snow packed streets right? Yep, you better believe I love that feeling of pulling out of my driveway to play Highland Park Exit Roulette. What is that you ask? Well, its this really fun game that all the Highland Park residents get to play on snowy days such as today.
The rules. 1) your car can't have 4wheel drive/all wheel drive 2) you have to leave at times of the day when nobody else in the complex can come to help you (it's everyman for himself here) 3) the snow plows can't have come to plow our complex (oh wait...they never do that, so rule three is basically a given). 4) you have to have your hair done, be ready for the day. (This way once you have to get out of your car the snow will surely wreck what you've beautified.)
So how is the game played you ask? Make a driving "run for it" if you will...and attempt to get out of the 1 of 2 uphill/snowpacked/ice covered exits. This is where the fun comes in. The lucky ones pick up enough speed and actually get enough traction to make it out unscathed. Free to enjoy the outer, plowed, not so treacherous world. The not-so-lucky ones have somewhat of a different ending. Usually ending up stuck somewhere along the way, without help, in a downpour of snow, "S.O.L" as some might say.
As many of you know I have, several times, ended up in the latter category. My suite little black beauty has a knack for getting itself stuck it seems. The outcome today was not so much different. The scene? Me on my way to work at approx 12:45. I get in the car, make it out of my snowpacked driveway, and set out for a good game of roulette. I look at my options. Exit 1. Steeper but shorter, the down fall on this one is that it require a sharp righthand turn. I don't feel like i have the traction for a turn like that. Exit 2. A longer hill, but with less of an incline. Sounds like the right choice eh? The clentcher? The deep divet/gutter leading onto the street where snow tends to accumulate in large amounts. We'll call it the divet of death. I decide to go with exit 2, hoping that I might be able to pick up enough speed to slide through the divet of death. I go for it. Picking up speed just before I get to the incline. I make it 3/4 the way up...i'm so close to victory. Slowing...slowing...not moving...sliding...moving even less....back of my car slowly fishtailing to the right...noooooo the divet!! Yep. you guessed it. Car stopped. RIGHT in the Divet. I've lost. Highland Park - 1. Megan - 0. Hmmm... what to do? My sweet neighbor Traci pulls up behind me, (with ease might I add...stupid 4wheel drive!) She gets out and helps me try to push, reverse, slide, jostle....Nothing. Even more stuck. This blows. Traci has to go to work. Bye Traci. (Thanks for the valiant effort!!!) Me stuck in the snow again. What to do next? Pray. I say a little prayer. What now? Of course, Call Benita. "Hi Benita. I'm stuck." (Like I expect her to magically be able to get me out. I guess I was just looking for some sympathy here.) Benita: "You are? Uh oh. I don't really know what to tell you..." (Ok she was a lot more sympathetic than that, she's been there. She knows...but i'm just reiterrating the point of my being stuck. Not many options.) Me:"Oh my gosh Ben some random truck just pulled up next to me. I think he might be here to help me. Call you back."
Out of NOWHERE. This man in a big white Provo City truck pulls up next to me, and get's out. "You look like you need some help." (hmmm...am i that obvious?) YES. YES. YES. I need lots of help. Please help!! He proceeds to get a chain out of the back of his truck, and pull me out of the snowbank i'd nestled myself into so comfortably. And then he was gone, and I was back to getting to work. Just like that. An answer to a prayer? Most DEFINITELY yes! I SERIOUSLY don't know what I would have done.
The moral of the story? Angels are real. They do exist, and they drive around Provo in white trucks.
The other moral? Don't play roulette. Odds are you'll lose.
Thankyou man in the white truck. Whoever you are.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I love new years. Ok...wait I take that back. I love the restart of the new year. I don't like the actual holiday... I love it because it is a chance for me to reevaluate and change the things in my life that need changing. (It seems there are always a lot of things that need changing.) That is one thing that I love about life. Change is possible. Whenever you look at things in your life and you feel like they aren’t in order, you can always change things. You can pick a different path, improve, make amends. I have been thinking about new years resolutions all day today. I feel like I am in a great place in my life to make some good positive changes. New years is my starting point. My ready, set, go, line. I don’t know why, but last year I don’t think I wrote my new years resolutions down. I am really sad about this because I love going back and looking at what I’ve accomplished, what I need to improve on, what is never going to happen, and what I can try at again. Ok…so here they go.
1) Meet my fitness goals. I have been very diligent in my eating better and working out, and i feel like it's finally starting to pay off. This year I plan on getting where I want to be once and for all.
2) Run a marathon – a full one. I am planning on the Salt Lake Marathon in April. Cross your fingers for me.
3) Save Money. Why is this so hard for me. I'm just so good at spending it...
4) No candy until March 1st. I’ve already started this one. I’m doing it with Lisa Watkins. As of Dec 26th I have had no candy or treats. This is hopefully going to help with #1. I've done this before with my mom and sister and I love how good I feel when i don't eat treats and crap.
5) Have kneeling prayers morning and night. I can tell such a difference when I kneel to pray both morning and night. It changes my whole day. It keeps the spirit with me. It makes me better.
6) Cook more. I love to bake, but I want to cook more.
7) Be a better roommate, sister, aunt, daughter, friend etc. etc. etc.
8) Get Published. This is going to be a hard one, but one I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Eventually I really want to write a book. I’ve been writing articles for my Munch and Crunch Fitness Blog and my friends Fitness@Lunch website, and I have loved it but, I want to find a more official realm. I have always loved writing, and i'd like to test my skills...see what I can do.
9) Write in my journal weekly. I love when I can go back and read my journal entries of past, and laugh at how ridiculous I am 90% of the time. Ok…95%.
10) Start the BOM over again. I just finished it today. I’ve been reading it with my breakfast every morning and writing down my thoughts in a scripture journal. It’s been a great way to start my morning. I want to keep doing it, but I am trying to find another angle at which to study.
11) Read a conference article every day. I did this for a while, and I’ve since slacked off a bit, but I know I really benefited from it when I was valiant.
12) Go visit teaching every month. Make it a point to become friends with my girls, not just a message visit.
13) read more. Complete at least one book a month. FYI...I just read a book called The Hunger Games that was SO awesome. I definitely recommend it!
….this list is getting ever longer…I just have so many areas that I can improve.
14) Go to the temple twice a month. I would like to aim for weekly temple attendance, but I don’t know how doable that is. So I am going to say minimum twice a month. Maximum 4 times.
15) Accomplish my ridiculously long list of resolutions...
My Current Reading List...if only I could read one book at a time...
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