Saturday, April 6, 2013

I Will Not Drown

I'm currently in a challenge; the April 5K Challenge. I will be running a 5K at the end of April, and so I have been making meal and exercise plans to help me reach the goals of the challenge. I have only lost a pound in this challenge and I have 5 more pounds to go before April 27th. I also need to improve on my running before then. I made an exercise plan for the week, but didn't follow a single day of it. Right about now, I feel like this quote sums up this past week for me:

"To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead." ~Og Mandino

Not good. I started off this week with the best intentions, but my follow-through was non-existent. Not to make excuses (which means there is an excuse about to follow), but some of my lack of follow-through this past week has been from me not feeling well. I may have to break down and actually call the doctor, which is the last thing I ever want to do. I often feel like going to the doctor can be such of a waste of time (and money). I am also anti-medication, for the most part. That is beside the point, what I really want to make clear is that it's completely normal (and probably wise) to take some time off of working out, when you aren't feeling well. So, why do I feel a little guilt for doing so? I guess it's because I'm only human.

I've had weeks like this before, and I know where to go from here. I need to steer clear of the guilt and keep pressing onward. This brings me to what may be my favorite quote: "You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there." - by Edwin Louis Cole

photo from google images

So, as you may remember, I promised something to you a little while back. I promised that once I reached a total of 50,000 page views, I would host a GIVEAWAY. On March 29, 2013, I reached 50,000 page views. I will be ready to host the giveaway very soon, now! What's the hold up? Well, I have been waiting for today. I will know the exact gift I will be giving away after my Thirty One Party, this afternoon. I can't wait to go through the catalog with my friends and pick out exactly what I will be giving away!

Readers, what are your favorite Thirty One gifts, bags and/or patterns?


  1. Thank you for sharing that quote, its exactly what I needed today!!

  2. Chevron reversible bag please!

    You are normal my plan this week was demolished by sick kids. We have not had a 24 hour period where all of my kids were healthy this week! So exercise plans and meal plans were thrown to the wind. It happens!

    I love your blog!

  3. The inside out bag in the Party Punch (Chevron pattern as people have been referring to it above) is a HOT item!!! I myself LOVE the Easy Breezy tote! It doesnt come in the Party Punch pattern, though... :( Cant wait to see what your going to give away this time! Plus, dont forget a new "Summer" catalog comes out May 1st... so maybe a summer giveaway in June??? hahaha...