Good morning from beautiful St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands! The Mister and I have been here since Monday with my parents, and it’s been an incredible trip so far. The weather has been warm and sunny, the beaches are amazing, the food is delicious, and there are stray cats everywhere. It’s the perfect place for me. Continue reading
I’m not the type of person that surrounds myself with loads of other people. I’m a true introvert, preferring the quiet and solitude of my own thoughts to animated conversations with large groups of friends. I dread social events where I won’t know many other people. I loathe making small talk. I have a chronic case of Resting Bitch Face that doesn’t exactly make me seem approachable to other people (which is fine by me). And I don’t have a lot of friends.
Mantel? Mantle? I don’t know you guys. And now I’ve been staring at them for so long that both words just look weird. And having a degree in English, I’m too proud to look up which one is correct because I feel like I should just know, you know? ANYWAY.
1. Thank you to all my sweet friends who reached out to me and said kind things about my really personal post last week. I am not usually the type of person to open up about my emotions, but I felt moved to write about this particular experience. It felt like the right thing to do, and it was incredibly cathartic to write about it. And the experience of putting it out there and receiving the feedback that I did made me realize that I’d like to spend more time sharing my personal feelings and experiences on this blog. It might be nice to give the people who don’t give a damn about my workouts something to read, ya know? Continue reading
Something really awesome has been happening with my workouts lately. Since I started ((loosely)) tracking my calories and macros to make sure I am eating enough throughout the day, I’ve felt incredibly energized and my performance has improved tremendously. I’m also finally making some strength gains in areas where I’ve been stuck for awhile. Yesssssss.
My marriage didn’t go according to plan. I mean, obviously it didn’t go according to plan because here I am….no longer married. In 2009, I married my best friend with the same intentions and expectations that I’m sure most people have when they decide to take the plunge: I thought I’d be spending the rest of my life in a committed relationship with this one person, and I looked forward to the adventure of navigating life with him.