Only one more week until our amazing Hilton Head beach trip that I have been looking forward to since the end of March when we got invited. I began by doing the 30 Day Shred daily as well as some videos on PopSugar Fitness online, but after a lightning strike hit right next to our apartment last Monday (during all the tornado watches!) our Internet was out for most of the week and I was unable to watch those videos. So I began thinking about how I lost 8 pounds in 4 months during the beginning of Full Sail simply by walking to and from class each day. Since then I have found paths that I enjoy- thankfully with many hills to work different leg muscles- and continue those loops as often as I can. Plus the fresh air does the body and mind a lot of good.
I spend a lot of time thinking about how "less is more". I have been putting most of my paychecks towards student loans and will have a whole one paid off by this Friday! Then less than $6,000 to go on the other one. I will admit to complaining about "not having any money", but its a very good thing because I would only waste it on stuff I don't need. (I stare at all the unopened bathroom products I bought at Wal-Mart last month, wishing I still had the receipts to return them.) However, this responsible way allows me to eat less because I am forced to eat what I craved last time I shopped- many cans of soup- since I don't have money to buy more groceries until my next paycheck.
I have to say I love my personaility. Although I sometimes say I wish I was really bubbly and social, my dry humor and polite sarcasm makes a lot of my friends laugh, especially the girls at work. And that makes me really happy. Sometimes I even laugh at myself, wondering how I come up with such hilarious comments! I enjoy being around a lot of people on occasion, but having alone time is very important to me. These are the things I think about when I'm by myself and its quiet.
Now I'm off to Google "free things on your birthday" and sign up for whatever I have to! ;)
** Woods photo by Michael Gore.