Monday, October 31, 2011

Make the Best of What You Have

I found myself repeating the mantra "make the best of what you have" more than once this weekend. With car troubles and a cold creeping in, the weekend wasn't exactly what I had planned, but I made the best of it. Rob and I decided to ignore the nasty weather and the fact that we were sick and kept busy all weekend. We tried a recipe from our new cookbook, spent time with family, and watched the Patriot's football game.

Making the best of the rainy weather at Joe's on Newbury

Sometimes things don't go your way -- stay positive and power through.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Weekend

I don't know about you, but this week felt extraordinarily long so I'm P-U-M-P-E-D it's Friday!

Typically, I'm not into the whole Halloween thing... I don't like stressing about what to wear, where to go, who's going, who's not going, so I'll probably be doing a lot of non-Halloween things this weekend -- unless Rob convinces me otherwise (definitely possible). I was hoping to run the 6.66mi Devils Chase in Salem this weekend, but it's predicted to snow on Saturday and I'm definitely not hardcore enough for that, sooo I'm gonna sit this one out.

My [Non] Halloween Weekend Line-Up:
Bike ride or run if the weather cooperates, hot yoga if not
Watching the Patriots game from home & take-out Chinese
Date night at Highland Kitchen
Purchasing new [possibly hipster] eyeglasses via Warby Parker
Museum of Science "Pompeii" exhibit

What are you up to this weekend? Are you planning any outdoor activities?

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Do you challenge yourself enough? I don't, but I know I should. I even know that people who take risks and challenge themselves are always more successful than those who don't and I still find myself complacent with certain things in my life (grad school and blogging are two specific examples). So what's the deal? Am I scared? Afraid of failure?

Someone once told me, "you can't live in fear", and it really resonated. You can't live in fear -- you have to live life with a fearless mentality. I even take it one step further and often use the word shameless. You have to be SHAMELESS to get places in life. You want that promotion? Be shameless. You want that smokin' hot guy to be your boyfriend? Be shameless. Of course this "be shameless" ramble should be used within reason. After your first day at work you're not going to ask for a promotion and after one date you most certainly shouldn't presume that the guy will be your boyfriend. But what do you have to lose? If your boss says "no, you're crazy", ask how to improve your performance. And… If the guy's not into being your BF, then see ya later, it wasn't going to work anyway.

And after all that preachy talk I'm taking my own advice and starting up this sweet little thing right here.  Do you know how long it took me to actually START this blog? I’d been tossing around the idea of a blog for a while now, and at one time I even thought the whole “blog” thing really wasn’t for me. I thought blogs were like movies: fun to watch, but not something I would want to recreate myself (producing a movie does not sound appealing at all.. Dealing with celebs? I don’t think so). But through all my blogging doubts, this crazy force came over me and one day I finally decided to take the big plunge into the blogosphere. Of course, it wasn’t long after setting up my account and finding the perfect URL when the panic set in: What am I going to write about? Who do I think I am writing a blog about being fit? Will people like me? How will I capture my audience? Blah blah blah blah blah. I could go on for days. BUT here I am… blogging. Blogging because I want to. For fun. For me.. And hopefully other people will enjoy!

So I challenge YOU to do something out of your comfort zone. Set a goal, establish a plan, and

Ready… Set…. GO!