CARILOUIE   83,728
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
CARILOUIE's Recent Blog Entries

Nap Power!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I love to nap. I can nap any time, almost anywhere. I took a nap at 7:00 tonight. And now I'm getting stuff done.

I have decided that I'm going to ride out the last day of school and then get down to business as far as taking care of myself better. I'll focus on goals and habits, and Sparking will be a regular part of my day.

Off to do some more stuff!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KATZABELLAMAMA 6/14/2011 11:53PM

    I took a bit of a cat nap this afternoon myself I guess I needed it! I am jealous you have the summer off. Hope you have a great day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COOPSM 6/14/2011 10:05PM

    Carrie--naps rock!!! I find I get so much more done after one too!!! Have a great night!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Moving on

Monday, June 13, 2011

There is a new lock on my door, our stuff is cleaned up...

It's a new week, so it's time to focus on new things.

- water water water
- increasing cardio (this has gone by the wayside recently...)
- sticking with healthy food, in particular, healthy snacks.

This morning is my last session of Stage 2 from The New Rules of Lifting for Women. I just know that if I'd add the darn cardio in, my progress would be even more noticeable. But it's a crazy time of year and there has been a lot of *other* stuff going on, so I've had to turn my focus to strength training.

This is my last week of school (Yes, we're STILL in school). I would LOVE to make it to the gym 3 out of 4 mornings before school... I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!

Have a great day!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KATZABELLAMAMA 6/14/2011 11:55PM

    Glad you are moving on and not letting the break inset you back.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOBBYD31 6/13/2011 9:34PM

    you rock carrie, keep hitting those goals!


Report Inappropriate Comment
CAMROLA 6/13/2011 6:58PM

    Good for you--focus on forward and new!

Have a GREAT week!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 6/13/2011 12:46PM

    New things - great focus!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOUTHGOINGZAX 6/13/2011 11:58AM

    Hey Carrie,

Yuck about the house - that is so upsetting....I hate when people do horrible, stupid things like that.

Last week of school - that's awesome! Then you really can focus on the workouts - I would try to do cardio after lifting, but it required such a HUGE chunk of time that I felt like I was never able to get in enough (2+ hours at the gym is ridiculous)...but if you can alternate days (doing cardio on days you don't lift), it's probably much better.

I'm starting my ultimate frisbee season tonight, and summer soccer started last week. Plus karate and doing Insanity workouts at home. With the dog and the garden, I just don't have time to fit in strength training at the moment. I hope that's ok - I do worry about losing muscle...but then, I might be a little crazy.

SUMMER!!! WOOHOO!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEPPIESUSAN 6/13/2011 10:41AM

    I still have another week of school AFTER this one!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNSWIMS 6/13/2011 9:55AM

    Your goals are great!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUDIL62 6/13/2011 9:08AM

    You can! We are still in school too. Ugh!



Report Inappropriate Comment
CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 6/13/2011 8:43AM

    I KNOW you can,too!!! now, get your rear into the gym!
I'm slipping on cardio,too-need to find something new and different to vamp up the mojo~

Report Inappropriate Comment
COOPSM 6/13/2011 7:00AM

    Carrie----here is hoping you have a great week!!!!! And that it ends way better then last week!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Feeling a little sad.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday afternoon our house got broken into. They didn't take much, but I hated that someone was in our house and went through all our stuff. It sucks. I spent all morning crying - I feel so violated. The worst part was when the police were here last night and gave me this brochure about how to deal with being a Crime Victim. They took pictures of the "scene" and it was awful. I know they have to take pictures and everything, but that is my personal stuff. My things that mean something to me. And to everyone else, it's just a crime scene.

I'm pretty lucky, actually - nobody was home, and nothing really important is missing. I am going to keep an eye on my accounts, but I think it was just some POS looking for money and things to sell. Ugh. I don't know how in the hell they think they're going to sell the ancient DVD player...

So I have been spending the day cleaning up and putting things away. I even installed a new lock! By myself!

I guess a blessing in disguise is that Brad and I are really motivated to get cleaned up to put the house on the market... since everything was dumped, we have an opportunity to go through everything and purge some things.

This experience has really made me thankful that I don't have lots of gadgets or things...

Off to put some more stuff away.

Be safe.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARLIMOO 6/15/2011 8:16AM

    Terrible. Just terrible girl. I am so sorry. Glad you are safe as I said.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SAMSPARK1 6/13/2011 10:48AM

    So sorry this happened to you! What a horrible experience! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PINKCOCONUT 6/13/2011 10:15AM

    Oh honey! I'm only just reading this now! I'm so sorry to hear what happened but I'm glad you're thinking positively about it. I know when Alan was mugged we were just so thankful that he wasn't hurt. You can replace stuff but people are irreplacable!

Big hugs to you!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LALAFLOWERS 6/13/2011 7:03AM

    I'm so glad that you're ok, that nothing important was taken, and that you only have to clean up. I still get weird when I think about moving out of my appartment, and finding a random man in my bathroom. Scared the sh!t out of me!.. Not a fun thing.

I grabbed the things that we had left in the place, and didn't go back to clean it. I didn't care if I had to pay for it, I couldn't walk back in.

Proud of you for replacing the lock by yourself.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PILLOWFOOL 6/13/2011 5:50AM

    OMG - so sorry I didn't read this sooner to add words of support and love. {hugs} I'm so thankful for you that nothing important was taken. I hope that you and your honey can work together to get through this difficult situation and move forward!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROGUE_1 6/12/2011 11:40PM

    Oh no how horrible! People are AWFUL!!! I'm so glad you guys are safe.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHELLES_BELLS 6/12/2011 9:34PM

    I'm so sorry that this had to happen to you. Sending much love and some good, safe vibes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAMROLA 6/12/2011 3:18PM

    I'm so sorry! It's terrible to feel victimized and powerless. I'm glad you weren't home, and that nothing valuable was taken. Most important, you're looking forward to taking steps to move on.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIMBIES1124 6/12/2011 11:24AM

    How awful! I am so glad you were not home. We once had stuff taken out of our truck that was in the driveway and next to the window to our bedroom. I was shocked that we didn't hear anything! Though I cannot imagine how I would feel if they had actually been in the house.



Report Inappropriate Comment
BSTAKINGACTION 6/12/2011 10:13AM

    That's so HORRIBLE! I had someone steal my car from my driveway a few years ago and, though I laughed it off (it was a crappy car) and pretended I could see the positives out of it, the truth was, I was devastated that someone could violate my personal space and privacy with such little disregard.

It made me very bitter, censorious, and angry for a long time and threatened my strong belief that there is good in all people. I've had to work really hard to regain my sense of security and goodwill toward my fellow man.

Sending you big hugs. I'm glad you're physically ok and that you are able to focus on the positives. Hug each other and stay your sweet self!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROOT4HOME 6/12/2011 1:35AM

    I'm so sorry this happened to you guys! More importantly, you both weren't home and are safe! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEPPIESUSAN 6/11/2011 11:36PM

    That's so awful, I'm sorry - hugs!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 6/11/2011 11:07PM

    carrie-that must be an awful feeling. I'm sorry it happened to you. Big hugs coming for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWRUNNINGSHOES 6/11/2011 9:26PM

    What an awful experience for you. I can't even imagine how I would feel if this were to happen. I'm glad no one was hurt and I hope that you can get the house sold and somehow put this behind you and start fresh.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNNANN43 6/11/2011 9:25PM

    Our house was broke into years ago. They spent most of the time in our bedroom rummaging around and taking things. I cried for a full week or so. I felt so violated. I wouldn't sleep in the room. Hubs decided that it was time to renovate our bedroom. He gutted EVERYTHING. But I still think about every once in a while all these years later.

I'm so glad that no one was home. No one was hurt. Nothing important was taken. But I do understand your feelings.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUFFIY831 6/11/2011 9:20PM

    Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear this. I'm glad you weren't home and you and Brad are safe and sound ... stuff can be replaced, but you can't.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ETTEZEUS 6/11/2011 9:07PM

    I'm so sorry Carrie! I can understand how you feel violated! I'm sure I would feel the same.

I'm happy that no one was home or hurt!

Big Hugs!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BILLALEX70 6/11/2011 8:58PM

    So sorry about the invasion of your home, but as you stated it's lucky no one was home. People are desperate and will do desperate things.

Sunny side is that you did get to jettison some items you didn't want anymore!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COFFEENGRACE 6/11/2011 8:56PM

    I'm so sorry about your break-in. However, I'm glad you weren't home when it happened. I like your positive attitude in seeing this as a motivator to get you started on cleaning out your house.

While visiting my daughter last weekend, someone decided to help themselves to my flowers. I come back home and my flowers were almost wiped out! This is the first this has ever happened to me. I planted some more and rearranged my patio to hide them.. I'm figuring if it happens again, I just won't plant anymore.

This year has been a rough year, so I was determined to have a patio full of colorful flowers! Oh well, I still have peace inside.

Hope everything works out with you selling your home. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Last full day of school!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

It is so stinkin' hot. Hot enough that I don't care what the dress code says, I am going to wear a tank top to school.

The pool felt SO GOOD this morning. I was SO tired when the alarm went off, but I read my little note "work off the flab!" and off I went to the gym. (Note: "work off the flab" is not a negative thing. I *do* have flab. I never put notes like "get up, you fat cow" because I know I'm not a fat cow. I do not get motivated by negativity. Sometimes Brad leaves me a message - "I am proud of you!")

Today:
- water water water!!!!! It's going to be almost 100 degrees today. Phew!
- freggies freggies freggies! I am going to stop on the way in to school to get some more to eat at school to stay relatively cool.
- Enjoy dinner tonight. I am going out with a good friend, and I'm hankering for some good sushi.
- Complain less than yesterday. I was just a big ball of blah yesterday. It was hot, I was miserable, and I want to be done with school. Today, no nonsense.
- Do a load of laundry
- Check on the siding estimate

Have a great day!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BUSYGRANNY5 6/9/2011 1:47PM

    Enjoy your last day of school and all the great goals of you have set for yourself today!!!

Summer is here!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NCREMEENS 6/9/2011 11:25AM

    Great goals - I LOVE sushi! My last week of school, I was outside the whole time. Racing in an inflatable obstacle course and playing softball games. I don't have tenure, so no tank tops for me, but I sure rocked the flip flops and capris.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PINKCOCONUT 6/9/2011 10:21AM

    Have a fabulous day woman! Enjoy the last day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 6/9/2011 8:51AM

    Good goals - I especially like the complain less emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THINNER2010 6/9/2011 7:23AM

  Have a great day!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Dear self...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Please remember what it feels like after a great workout. Especially when it's the early evening and it's not eating time and you feel lazy. Didn't it feel great this morning after lifting those weights? Wasn't it pretty awesome being in the same area as all the men? What about when you saw a man doing the same super tough exercise you did?

Self, remember what it felt like yesterday when you put on that orange skirt and it wasn't quite comfortable. Those M&Ms, cookies and ice cream you've been eating haven't been helping any clothes to fit better. Self, aren't those cherries delicious? And what about that melon-infused water in the fridge? Isn't that good?

Self, you're not the only one with stress in your life. In fact, self, a workout may be just what you need to get RID of some of the stress, or at least what you need to make the stress more manageable.

Self, you have been wonderful. You are strong, capable, and I can count on you. Self, let's push toward our goals and make some of the fluff go away.

Thank you.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COFFEENGRACE 6/11/2011 8:59PM

    Great blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PILLOWFOOL 6/10/2011 5:51AM

    I love this. Sometimes we just need a little SELF conversation. I have them ever so frequently. Also, (and totally unrelated) I wish you could go to body pump with me. I always think about you when I'm doing dead lifts now - and thinking to myself "Carrie would try harder!" lol, it helps me motivate :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIMBIES1124 6/8/2011 9:41PM

    Great info! I was just thinking to myself today how I love the way my clothes are fitting these days. Yet all it takes is a few days of not eating right or not exercising and they will be tight again! So thanks for the reminders.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWRUNNINGSHOES 6/8/2011 8:55PM

    May I print this and carry it wherever I go??!! Thank you emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOBBYD31 6/8/2011 8:27PM

    lol so true!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 6/8/2011 7:52PM

    Great blog,Carrie!!! I so love your writings...I need to write the same thing to myself...somehow my 'eat right mojo' has taken off on me and I can't keep it in my sights. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUDIL62 6/8/2011 2:17PM

    awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LONGWINDINGROAD 6/8/2011 1:23PM

    I need to be having the same talk with myself! I feel horrible knowing that today I've had more water than I've had in WEEKS...and I've only had 8 glasses...that's AWFUL! It's 90 degrees outside and I've been sipping on sugary limeade and pop...ugh. Your letter to yourself motivated me to bet back in the swing of things! THANK YOU!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAMROLA 6/8/2011 12:30PM

    Brilliant!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARLIMOO 6/8/2011 8:25AM

    GO GO GO GO girl. You have the fevah. I know you do sister. You were on a break- but it is OVAH! Lets WORK IT! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WVFAITH 6/8/2011 8:19AM

    I love this!! Great example to us all.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 Last Page