I have been working a lot lately on the house, at work, and on me. My house is starting to come together and slowly becoming the home I envision. Still don't have much on the walls but I hope to start putting all decorations this coming week. My work has been keeping me busy and I really can't complain since I love what I do. Unfortunately night shift is something new for me so that has been an adjustment. Now as for me...well I have been eating healthier and running more so imagine my surprise when I hopped on the scale and saw I had gained four pounds!! Can't really explain it. I have not been weight lifting so I know I don't have more muscle. In fact, I've noticed more stretch marks and cellulite. I can't explain it so the frustrations are kicking in. My wonderful husband has been trying to brainstorm what else I can do but I am just going to have to do the work and keep at it. I understand the struggle is real and it is going to take some hard work to get back to where I was two years ago.
So instead of feeling sorry for myself and be all depressed I am going to appreciate the little things that are currently making happy. Life is precious and should never be taken for granted. Here are the things I am loving lately:
MY COUSIN BIANCA
Not only is she only 24 years old but she is battling breast cancer. She is beautiful and so strong to be going through this. This week she shaved her head since chemo was slowly taking all of her hair.
MY NEW NIECE, ALEXA
My sister-in-law sure had a real scare delivering her four weeks early, but look at how beautiful she is! Holding her in my arms was one of the greatest feelings.
MY NEW HOKA RUNNING SHOES
I was given a gift certificate to my favorite running store and used it to buy a new pair of running shoes. I had heard great things about this brand so I took a leap of faith and bought them. Yes they look bulky and heavy but they are so comfortable and light as a feather. So far they have been great for training in hills.
MY RUNNING VIEWS
When I feel down I like trying new running routes to perk up, but this time around I went to one of my favorite places...Mission Bay. The views never get old and I just get into such a Zen mood when I run here. Blessed to have this place so close to me.
TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS: TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
I recently met my old high school friend for dinner and she picked such a great restaurant to eat at. They serve vegan, gluten free, healthy meals with seasonal veggies only, so the menu varies throughout the year. No soda is even offered there! I had a salad and it was absolutely delicious.
MY ROSE GARDEN
I love fresh flowers in a home. Not only do they offer gorgeous color but wonderful smells. My husband on the other hand finds that it is a waste of money. So imagine my surprise when we bought our house and saw a gorgeous blossoming rose garden. Now I get my fresh flowers in my house and my husband is happy I didn't buy them. It's a win/win.
WHAT ARE YOU LOVING LATELY?
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