Thursday, March 5, 2009

big news

big news today, big big news! but first, exercise update. i didn't do yoga last night before my date. instead i walked to my boyfriend's apartment which is 2.5 miles away. while i was walking, i listened to one of jillian michael's radio show podcasts - it made the time fly by. this time i learned that if you are focusing on your flaws, you'll never be happy. if your body is pretty much the way you want it except for a bit of stomach flab (hello, are you talking to me?) than you need to take a step back and look at the whole picture and how lucky you are.

today is going to be a big exercise day, since i don't have to work. i am going to walk home from my bf's (2.5 miles), stopping at the library along the way. a book i ordered is in, fit from within: 101 simple secrets to change your body and your life--starting today and lasting forever by victoria moran. i found the book on kath eats's recommended reading page. she said it was a book that really helped her develop healthy eating habits. should be a good read.

after my walk, i am going to do some yoga at home, AND go for a swim. why not? i am looking forward to an afternoon swim. normally i'm creeping into the pool one toe at a time, shuddering at the chilly wetness, early in the morning when i'd prefer to be in my bed. i like having more than enough time to do things. maybe i'll bring a book and read in the hot tub after, or sit in the steamroom and have those hot steams drops plopping on my head.

so big news, big big news! my first awesome, excellent, fantastic, thrilling piece of news is that i have a new job! AND i really think it's the perfect job for me - not only super fun but challenging too. this is the start of something really great for me, i just know it! i know i'm leaving you in suspense here - i'll tell you what the job is if you ask me on facebook or by email. i don't want to associate this blog with that company, just to stay on the safe side. better to keep it separate, since that's a business and this blog is just me blah blah blahing. it starts in a couple of weeks! big success!

the second groovy piece of news is that next week i am going on a mini-vacation with my mom and sister... to... are you ready? winnipeg! hooray! we are leaving on wednesday and coming back monday. my mom's sister and her kids and her kids' kids all live there - one of whom i've never even met yet. my mom and sister go all the time but since i am a working girl i never could get the time away, until now of course. on friday until saturday or sunday we are driving to michigan to watch another cousin of mine play hockey in some sort of big-time university playoffs. i think it's going to be really cold. i would really love to meet any bloggers from winnipeg but i'm not sure if there will be time since we are going to the states - i will figure out exactly where i'll be in winnipeg today and post the postal code or something tomorrow - if anyone is really close that would be really rad!

p.s. sorry i turned so many people off oranges, hehehe. it was really sick, although i've never seen that before and don't expect to again. although... once when i was a kid i was baking with my mom and she got so excited when she cracked open an egg and out popped two yolks. twins! my mom said, "look closely, you'll never see that again!" and then the next egg had two yolks as well. wah wah wahhhhhh.


Laura said...

Hooray! for the job! You are awesome. I am so excited for you.

I still love oranges. I just won't eat them for a while. :-)


Julie said...

Congrats on the new job!

Bi0nicw0man said...

Yaaaieeee for you!! I've been patiently waiting to see what your FB status meant. hehehe. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Jen said...

OHMIGOD!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! Is it the one you mentioned to me a couple of weeks ago that would be perfect??? FB me the answer, enquiring minds want to know *laughs*

it took every once of control that i had NOT to read ahead on your post!!! i wanted to know first, but I was like "jen, control yourself!".

i always inspect my food before i eat it, so i am not too concerned about ickies...but it's still gross!!!!

SO SO SO excited for you!!!!!

Randi said...

yay! Congrats on the job!

Good work with the workouts too. Swimming sounds like such a nice option sometimes.

tash said...

I totally skipped through the exercise part to get to the good news (and then I went back and read the exercise stuff). Congrats! I'll be FBing you!

Sara said...

yay yay yay super congrats! I'm with the others - should just send out a mass FB msg to all of us!!

cinemarie said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!! Congratulations!! I knew you would find something once the right job came along... Very happy for you!!!

I am the same when it comes to my job and my blog - my blog is very personal, and I wouldn't want companies or professionals I work with reading about my personal life... it's tough sometimes though when your work is such a big part of your life!

Loved the egg yolk story - ha ha ha!

Shirls said...

very exciting, congrats girl! I have to say I crashed in on those pegger girls once and I had a ball, except for the stupid cold weather the whole trip was great ;0)

the yolk thing made me chuckle, lol

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!! That is amazing!!!

I have to admit.. I couldn't wait to hear the news, I jumped right to that part and then went back to the top to read the workout/book update:)


fittingbackin said...

YAY! Congrats on the new job - sounds exciting and perfect for you!! :) Also - thanks for the book rec. Can't wait to hear about your vacay!

Vanessa said...

OMG congrats on the new job!

Angie All The Way said...

Oh WOW Yayyyy!!!!! Congrats on the job!!!

I listened to that podcast too, and whattya think about the cow farts?! LMAO! Such a good point though eh! What sucks is that people need to hear someone like Jillian Michaels to say it about themselves before they'll realize it eh! You are one cutsie slim teeny gorgeous mama! :-D

I'll pick that book up next after I finish "exploring myself" on the Intuitive Eating one. I really think this is the final step to "finishing" things on the weight loss front because I for one have more weight to lose, but I haven't gotten anywhere in a WHILE, so something's got to change in my head!

LOVED your guest post on Jen's blog!

Amanda said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's fantastic news!

Mandy said...

Congrats many times over on the awesome job girly!!!!

Let me know when you're going to be here - maybe we can hook up!!!

SeaBreeze said...

Congrats on the new job. I know I am over a week late, but that is fantastic news. Good for you.