Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday: On Friends, Exercise, Music and Bed

Sorry for my extended absence this week.  I started a boot camp workout and it's 4 times a week at 6 am.  I have never ever been a morning person so I'm quite tired by the end of the day, hence the lack of blogging.  I'll update you more on my boot camp later ;)

But today I'm participating in Thankful Thursday.  I first started reading about Thankful Thursday on Forward is  a Pace by Lauren (and if you think I link to her blog just about every other post I write, you may be right).  It turns out Ali @ Ali on the Run, was the only creator of Thankful Thursday, and now I'm reading her blog as well!

I'm going to enjoy this thankfulness as it will give me a chance to reflect on my weeks and keep that positive attitude.  Sometimes I get so bogged down in the mundane of each week, I forget to celebrate each day.  And really isn't celebrating each day what it is all about? Finding joy in the simple things in life.  Being happy each day.

I'm thankful for a weekend with my friends.  I got to spend last weekend in Iowa City hanging out with some of my best college friends.  It was great to hang out with them, watch our fav Iowa Hawkeyes kick butt in the Homecoming game against Indiana, and chat about life.  I love reconnecting with friends, especially when there is no awkwardness of getting back together.  We can just fall into our old ways and be ourselves.

I'm thankful for morning workouts.  Like I said, I'm doing a morning boot camp.  And although getting up when the clock still has a 5 as the first number is certainly not my favorite thing to do, I'm very glad to be already done with my workout when I get home from work.  I'm not a morning person, not.at.all.  But I do find myself more energized in the morning after workouts.  It can be so difficult to motivate myself to do a workout after a long day at work.

I'm thankful for Adele.  That's right I'm thankful for my new music.  21 by Adele.  I definitely enjoyed Rolling in the Deep when it came out, but when I heard Someone Like You, I knew I wanted that album.  I hardly ever buy albums anymore (the last one I bought was 3Oh!3's Streets of Gold), but when I do I always buy the hard copy of the CD and I never use iTunes.


I've already listened to this album at least 5 times and I only bought it last Saturday.  Needless to say, I'm in love.  I only wish I had her voice.  Don't worry until then I will just practice in my car.

I'm thankful for PiYo class.  More about exercise, this is crazy.  But I finally found a class at my gym that I very much enjoy.  Turns out I just needed to find an instructor I enjoyed.  PiYo is a mix between pilates and yoga, but it is fast-paced and aerobic.  It's a good stretch out but it's also challenging.  My bootay and arms burn!

I'm glad that I finally found a yoga-esque class I enjoy.  I've wanted to practice for awhile but haven't been able to find a class that I am excited to attend each week.  I know it has a lot of benefits, but sometimes it just feels so sloooooowwww.  I like to be busy!

I'm thankful that I'm now going to bed!  Goodnight friends.  I'll see you soon with a new post.
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