Thursday, October 6, 2011
I know I know.....it's been forever. I will admit, blogging got to be a bit much for me. I don't think that I have the patience or motivation to get on here everyday, or even every other day to update others on what is going on in my life. But....I will use this today as my reason to vent for what has become a roadblock in my life.
Lets travel back to last week.....I was at the gym running when out of nowhere there was this intense pain on the left side of my left foot. I tried to ignore it, but in no time it brought me to my knees and I couldn't even walk. I had been going to the gym periodically every couple of days, but I haven't kept up with my running in the last month because work got a little crazy busy. So I was excited to get back into a running schedule. I tried to walk the next few days and found it near impossible, so I gave in and called the doctor. Turns out I have a STRESS FRACTURE...and will be in a boot for 8 WEEKS!!!! How is this even possible?? I didn't even do anything fun or cool to get this fracture.
So it seems that I have a new roadblock keeping me from running. It's always something it seems!!! I don't know whether to cry or laugh, but I know either way that it's not going to keep me out of the gym. I will be on a bike and doing weights...that is for sure!
Any advice out there about how to keep active when there is an injury involved????
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today I found on Goals for the Week page the idea of making a collage to discover your inner athlete. I am definitely making one of these when I go home tonight. Obviously whatever I am focusing on has not been enough motivation for me to go out and get things done, so maybe this collage will be the motivation that I need.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I brought my friend Steve. And that is his little brother...as in Big Brothers
Big Sisters. Steve volunteers with them and that is the little guy they gave him.
He kept us pretty entertained throughout the night. He told me he's been dating his
girlfriend for 2 years.....so of course I'm curious how this ten year old met his girlfriend.
He then states that they had known each other for a few years and then started hooking up.
HOOKING UP???? Please explain to me why a ten year old is using the phrase hooking up?
He also told us how he loves his girlfriend because she has blond hair. He also told me how he
would like to turn the Tigers bat he bought into a canibal weapon. This things kids say.
Just a view of downtown detroit. We were supposed to get severe storms that night,
but luckily we stayed dry. It only rained for a matter of twenty seconds. PTL=Praise
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I don't know if I have mentioned it in any of my newer posts but I serve an awesome God. I am reminded every day just how much he loves me and wants more for me than I do. Today I was thinking back to a moment that God took my heart and shook me up and reminded me of all the vast love he has for me.
A couple weeks back I went to Nashville to meet up with my close friends from college. On a Saturday we met up with a few other friends at a coffee shop in town. There was a young guy in there who looked to be about our age. I noticed that he had been reading his bible in there, but that was really all I noticed. Some time passed as we chatted with one another and caught up when I noticed a tap on my shoulder. I turned to look and it was that guy. He got down to my level and looked me right in the eyes and he said with all the sincerity in his eyes and voice "God laid it on my heart to tell you that he wants you to know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and you are perfect in every way. He never wants you to forget that." As I blankly stared at him my eyes filled with tears. All I could muster at that time was a thank you. As quickly as the man was there, he was gone. And I was left to contemplate what he had said. God knew at that time what I was going through. There was a burden on my heart. I had been hurt. He knew what I needed to hear, and he loves me enough to figure out a way for me to hear it. He is awesome. God of power. Lord of Glory. And yet he goes out of his way for ME.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
My mom called from work around noon today as I'm lounging on the couch to tell me that a lady is coming to look at our home that we are selling. Not the day, mom, not the day. The house was in order for the most part, except for the mound of clean laundry all over my floor in my bedroom. It's my mom's belief that if someone is coming to look at your home in hopes to buy it that it must look perfect....God forbid some laundry not be put away. So hence....since I am sick....I did not want to use my energy on putting the clean laundry away, so I just shoved it all in the dryer. Out of sight, out of mind. Lazy, yes, but let's remember now.....I am sick.
I have a new toy to share with you. Lately I have been obsessed with water bottles, and this one just topped them all.
I just finished watching 19 kids and counting, and now I'm on to The Biggest Loser, which I'm still not feeling any connection with. Just finished my Southwest Salad from McDonalds with a diet coke to go along with it. Should have got the grilled chicken....forgot...oops....lets remember...I'm sick :)
Now I should move on to folding those blasted loads of laundry.....ugh...should I use the excuse that I'm sick? Just get it done Lauren.
Have y'all every had the Southwest Salad from McDonald's? Do you just love it?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Does this look appetizing? No! Of course it doesn't. But it tastes amazing.
I have nothing to say for this except YUM.
Today I packed myself a healthy lunch......a salad...apple...almonds. I had one stressful client and I went chasing down some cheez its. Really, Lauren?!? REALLY????
So I'm begging you all. I need some advice. How do I kick this bad food kick? How do I make healthy eating more a part of my life and something I enjoy doing?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Friday was my date....if y'all didn't know already. It went stupendously. His name is Ryan. Super gentlemanly. It's a word. Because I say it is. We decided that we would meet in downtown Detroit and eat at a fantastic pizza place called Pizza Papalis.
(Thank you google) This is basically an exact replica of the pizza
that we had. So delish.
We finally make it to Ryan's car, and we are on our way to the movies. We went to see Battlefield L.A, which surprisingly I liked and could follow the entire time. That's not likely to happen for me when it comes to action movies, so I was really impressed with myself. Halfway through the movie Ryan leans over and whispers "This isn't a very romantic movie for a first date!" I couldn't help but hackle for a good minute. Then I realized he said FIRST....which of course in the brain of Lauren leads to thinking that he probably wants to go on a second, or third, or fourth. Score!
Besides getting all mushy on you, that was the extent of our date! It was great! It was enjoyable! And I am definitely looking forward to more!
Basically I can't wait until.............................umm........im trying to think of a day where I have nothing going on after work. BAH. With work, and clients, and YWCA training, and church, and trying to get my workouts in, well, IM EXHAUSTED! I know I shouldn't complain....I am blessed to even be able to have so many things in my life to keep me busy. So that's the end of my complaining.
Ok, off to finish Biggest Loser.....which by the way, has really let me down this season. Here I go complaining again. But I just don't like how they added new trainers....it through off the whole feel of the show.
Do y'all watch The Biggest Loser? How do you feel about the new changes?
Friday, March 11, 2011
Since I skipped on the workout, I decided to make a lovely "Green Monster". My friend Steph showed me how to make one last weekend when I went to visit her in Nashville. I gathered all my ingredients, put them in the blender, turned the blender on, and then the smell of burnt plastic filled my nostrils. OBVIOUSLY the blender had malfunctioned! I wanted to throw the piece of crap across the room, but instead I just poured my smoothie into a cup, cleaned out the blender, and put it into the cupboard like it had never happened. Out of sight out of mind.....riiight? So I take my smoothie to the couch to enjoy it. What do ya know. Little pieces of plastic all in my smoothie. ugh.
WHAT A MORNING!
Oh, so I went to look at a car today. Good thing I took my dad with me, since I know zilch about buying a car, because this dealer totally wanted to screw me over. He had been calling me all week to set up an appointment with him. Calling me hun, and sweetie, and telling me I better wear my smile in there. WHAT A PLAYA!
Pretty accurate to the car he wanted to finance me for 400
bucks a month for 2 YEARS! No thanks pal, I'll keep my
92 taurus. You heard me, 92...taurus. Eff my life.
Forgive me for I have sinned. I had every intention
of giving up pop for lent. I ordered pop. Came home. Put the
straw in. Drank it. Halfway through, I remembered I wanted to
give pop up for lent. Obviously my addiction is worse than I thought
if I can't even make it a couple days without ordering a pop and forgetting
about every intention of giving it up for lent. Of course I finished it though :)
After the morning and afternoon I had, I just needed to take some time to read my bible.
That used car salesman/playa playa definitely gave me non christian thoughts. And I
totally sinned after not staying on my lent decision. Lord help me. I just have so
many cravings :) I don't like to say no to myself :)
The day can only get better though.....I have a date tonight!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Today was my Dad's fiftieth birthday. As a tribute I sent him the snl skit with Molly Shannon.
To celebrate his fifty years of life....of which he responds he doesn't feel a day older than 25 and had to remind us all that his girlfriend is 12 years younger them him. Go dad? Anyways, in order to celebrate his birth we went to Redwood Lodge. Yummy food. But you leave with guilt. It was too expensive for this wallet. The tab came to be around 235 for 6 people. How did we let this happen? Here are a few lovelies from the night:
My side salad with yummy walnuts and dried cranberries. And my last diet coke until lent is over. I'm hoping it will give me the kick in the butt that I need to quit the habit altogether. Also, these picture are crap because my dad made it known to me that it is rude to take pictures with your flash while others are trying to enjoy their meal. Noted, dad, noted.
Here are a couple pictures of my lovely family and I:
My brother and his gorgeous girlfriend.
She's the kinda gorgeous you want to hate
her for, but she's just too nice to hate.
My Dad and I. Not the best picture, but the only
one I have of the both of us.
My Aunt and Uncle
I have more to write, but I have come down with a case of the hiccups, and I must put a stop to them.
Don't forget to click on my cupcake marathon link. It's a fun way to get in your miles and possible when fun prizes!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Anywho......due to reading every blog under the sun in the past couple of weeks, I have caught the fitness bug. I figured that since I have the desire to start working out, I needed some new workout clothes. It's much easier to get up in the morning to workout when you are feeling cute in your new gear. Well, maybe not easier, but doable.
Steph in Nashville
So much information, so little time. I left my Shape
magazine with Steph. Hope she is getting some good
knowledge from it.