Saturday, March 28, 2009
So as most of you know, I bought a bicycle a few weeks ago. Well at the end of the spring break, my mother and I made a pact. We've done this several times, but this feels different; it IS different! For one thing, I've found the perfect solution for my procrastination. well, ok, it's not perfect but it's a solution: I need small goals. I then can use those small goals to find out when the final result will be, but it works for me. For example, my apartment: I hate cleaning which is no secret to pretty much anyone. But this week I set small goals, one room per night and in some cases, parts of that room in one night and the room divided into two nights. And now, yes, I still have a few finishing touches on my apartment- it is definitely MUCH cleaner than before! It's so awesome to come home to a clean apartment. Well, that's what I've done with my mother! I figured it up and there are 4 months until my 25th birthday, which means, 16 weeks (there's actually a little less cause the 25th was this week, but you get the point.) If I lose 2 pounds a week, that's 32 pounds by my birthday! That's not even including the amount of weight that I normally lose in the summer (less stress, less snacks). I think that in the past, I've set very unrealistic expectations and have expected big losses each week and then I get disappointed and have given up! BUT NOT THIS TIME! All I did this week was rode my bike one night, walked one night and only had 2 Dr. pepper's ALL WEEK! And I LOST 3.2 POUNDS!! Plus we got paid today and I made it the WHOLE MONTH on my budget!! AHHH! That's SO AWESOME! I'm not really one to toot my own horn very often, okay maybe that's not completely true, but I try not to. I just had to write this blog so that in a week or month or year or ten years from now, when things aren't going as great as they are right now, I can remember that I CAN DO IT! Also you should take this as inspiration. I mean, if I can clean my apartment then you should be able to do pretty much anything FOR SURE!
I also just wanted to share something else with you guys. My motivation-inspiration got its start when James let me borrow Prince Caspian. Yes I had seen it already, but I don't know, there was something about it along with the music this time that just kicked me into gear. I also have been listening to the new Jason Mraz CD, which if you haven't listened to...well DO IT! It's SOO GOOD! One song has kind of stood out as my favorite, parts of it I can really relate to and it's actually the title of my blog. The other song is the last song from Prince Caspian. So Enjoy the songs! I had to add them, cause sometimes I really do feel like "Music is my boyfriend" Have a Happy WEEKEND!
Only 43 school days left- WOW! THAT'S NOT ALOT!
Beautiful Mess by Jason Mraz-he wrote this about me;)
The Call from Prince Caspian
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I make a mix CD for all occassions: break-ups, birthdays, graduations, random days. I think Music is one of the best ways of expressing emotions!
Dr. Pepper (or other soda of choice)
Often over seas, they don't have drinks like they do here in the states. At least, I know some countries don't have dr. pepper.
Who wouldn't want to hear all the gossip garbage?
Either homemade or girl scout cookies or other cookies of their choice, cookies just make you feel like your at home again...
It's nice to have pictures of friends, family while you're away from home.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So Andrea has talked me into getting a "twitter" account. Luckily it doesn't appear to have a whole lot of stuff to do just status updates, which I REALLY like!! I'm a BIG NERD when it comes to status updates. And apparently, according to neon, they're pretty amusing. So if you have a twitter account or if you make one, come find me: http://twitter.com/teddyzzil (yeah so original I know...)
Last week was....INTERESTING. I got to go home for 3 and 1/2 days. Had lunch with my mom and sister on Friday which was REALLY fun. Took my brother out for our annual birthday tradition thing. OH by the way before that, I bought a bike, new TV, 3 books, 3 movies, A NEW IPOD NANO! and guitar hero aerosmith. It was my little valentine's present to myself...but back to my trip. It didn't really turn out as planned, as most of the things I plan don't, and I didn't get to see one SINGLE friend!! AT ALL!! I missed you guys! But I'll be there for at least the weekend before and after spring break!
Well, the credits to Man in the Iron Mask are almost over so I better figure out what movie I'm going to watch next before going to bed! Tomorrow's college shirt day and Tuesday my kiddos take the Writing TAKS test- be thinking about them!! It's going to be tough!!
10 more days until SPRING BREAK!! WAHOO!!!!