Friday, 1 June 2018

Guess Who's Alive?!?!

Hey Guys!!

Guess who is actually alive??

ME!!!

These random breaks in blogging are becoming longer and longer. Life is taking over!

With wrapping up my fourth year of teaching, moving in with the love of my life and being exhausted because...well...you saw the first few words of this sentence, blogging has definitely taken a huge back seat.

But!!

It's almost summer break and I feel like I'm going to have some time to blog...and film some YouTube videos...which I have really started missing as it is a great creative outlet for me!!

So just wanted to pop in and let you know that I'm going to be posting more starting now lol.

Also, please forgive me if I pop off every now and then...life is busy!!

Song I'm loving...Chun Li - Nicki Minaj.

-M.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

'DASH' to it!

So I'm going to switch topics for a minute here. 

I have high blood pressure. 

And I don't say that jokingly because of my crazy days with kids.

I have diagnosed high blood pressure that I take medication for. 

I have for about 5 years now. 

It's part genetics, part diet, part weight. 

I kept getting tired of them just saying that it was my weight when I knew people heavier than me didn't have that problem, and I know of cases of people who are lighter than me do as well. 

So even though I don't think my weight is 100% to blame, it's definitely something I want to work on. 

I tried different meal plans but I never connected with them because they weren't focused on my high blood pressure issue. 

That is until I found the DASH diet. DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension.

I'm 3 days in, and even though I've had a couple slip ups, I'm good for most of the day and I'm finding it easy to do!

Heck I've lost 3 pounds since Monday ;). 

It has 2 phases. 1st phase you cut out fruit and grains. 2nd phase you add them back in but with whole grain options only. Not a huge fan of white bread as is, thank goodness. 

So I just wanted to let you guys know what I've been up to in terms of eating. 

I'm liking the ease of it and how consistent I've been even though it's only been two days. 

Hope to keep you updated in future posts!

-M.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Some Things Never Change...

So hopefully none of you betting folks thought I would keep up with a post a day because you'd have either lost or won big ;).

Not exactly sure what caused my hiatus but it feels like one day turned to two and then suddenly it's been almost two weeks since I've posted. 

I blame getting back to school but then having snow days for hindering my inspiration lol.

Anywho!! I'm back..for now..lol if you know me or this blog at all you know I'm always on the go.

So sometimes it's challenging to find time to sit down and just write.

But I wanted to get back to it tonight. 

I'm going to start by saying: be nice to people.

I know that that is super simple advice but just do it. It's not hard and people appreciate it. Heck, if my fourth graders know that, then you should too!! Unless you are in third grade and haven't learned it yet ;).

Also, don't be afraid to reach out to people when you feel lonely or sad, they will help rather than criticize you...if they are nice (if they are not, see above ;)). 

Like I had posted already this year: you are not alone. 

It's amazing what swallowing your pride and telling a truth or two will do for your mental health. People need to know that you are anxious, or lonely or depressed. Talk about it. Be ok with being truthful about it. You got this!

I'm here for you. Even if you just stumbled upon this blog or are an avid reader. I'm here for you. I've pretty much been in most situations so I have advice and plus I'm almost 30..so..yeah that has to count for something right?

And on that note I think I'll call this a blog post...

Talk later..byeeee.

-M.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Cold

Today was cold. 

My car wouldn’t start cold. 

So some advice:

Make sure your plugin actually works and isn’t glitchy.
Have an awesome friend who will pick you up and drive all over town for you looking for a battery charger.
Have an AMA membership. 
Like to drive to warm your vehicle.
Pray for warmer weather.

Good luck and stay warm.

-M.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Things I Love Thursday!! Jan 11

Things I Love:

When my car starts in minus 33 weather
Hot coffee
When my class has Music in the morning
Disney songs
Cilantro
Quiet classrooms
Naps
Country Heat
Leftovers
Friends who check in
My new workout pants
Water

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Is Big Brother watching?

Ok, so super random post, but I've got semi blogger's block so here goes..

I swear in the last two days I've had instances where things have semi creeped me out. 

Yesterday at lunch a coworker was talking about silicon cleaner things at the table and then I went upstairs and was scrolling through Instagram like an hour later and an ad I'd never seen before is in my feed.

And what's it for??

SILICON CLEANER THINGS!!

It freaked me out so I showed another coworker who was there too!!

And tonight!

So I went 'home' last week and found a cassette tape of Big Shiney Tunes 7 and rekindled my love of 'LoverCall' on there. 

Now I'm out tonight at my local Boston Pizza and what song do I hear playing on the speakers??

LOVERCALL!!

Totally tripped me out and I couldn't believe it at first!

Anywho...like I said...slow blog day lol

Has anything like this ever happened to you??

-M.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Ponderings on a Tuesday Night

When you live alone, you tend to spend time thinking...a lot of time thinking...

I know for myself I'm a chronic overthinker...yay being a Virgo lol.

But over the last couple weeks, my overthinking has gone into overload. 

I overthink when I'm trying to sleep, I overthink when I'm driving to work, I overthink when I'm at work... and the list goes on and on. 

Why do I do it?

I wish I knew.

Probably a good 80% of the things I overthink about aren't even real...

I know that it's frustrating. 

I know it's not good for me.

I know it strains my relationships with people.

I know I'm almost crying because of the reason above. 

I just can't stop. I can't stop wondering if someone is mad at me because they didn't smile at me. I can't stop wondering if my relationship is going to end like my last one. I can't stop wondering if I'm good enough.

I think that's the major source of this overthinking. 

This constant state of not being good enough even though everything around me is telling me that I am. 

I have to start believing that I'm good enough and that I deserve all the greatness that's in my life. 

I have to believe it for myself. I can't just believe it because my friends or family tell me it's true, but I have to start believe it for me. 

I just have to start...

-M.
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