Friday, July 29, 2011

All Play and No Work Makes...My Butt Fat

Me and my besties. As one said, "We are wearing dirt instead of makeup."

I wish I was a kid again and had summer "vacation". Instead, I work every weekday, unless I have specified time off...a holiday or a planned trip. Last week, I had 5 straight days off of work and enjoyed every bit of it. I drank beer and ate food that wasn't the healthiest (s'mores, anyone?) but it it was nice to have no restrictions or worries except for having fun and enjoying the company of my friends and family.

Me and Buddha.

Monkey had a huge smile the whole trip
 I went back to work this past Monday, but I am having a major struggle snapping back into my routine.  I didn't even set my alarm in the morning the first two days I was back to work, so work outs didn't happen.  I really think I was subconsciously rebelling against the end of my time off. Since I wasn't up early and was trying to fit in a bit of laundry in the morning before I had to leave, I didn't have time to make my lunch either except for one day. Our office moved while I was off, so I was also a little out of sorts and have had some network problems that have interfered with my productivity.  The only truly good thing I have done since I've been back is blended up green smoothies for myself 3 mornings this week. I haven't had a true "work out" in over a week! gasp!

His current potty fave is "Hand Hand Fingers Thumb"

Also, we are working on potty training the Buddha, with hit-or-miss success, so that tacks on another 15 minutes in the morning that I spend sitting with him and reading, etc. I definitely need to start getting up earlier next week!

I am all about sharing my imperfections, to balance out the times I toot my own horn for being awesome (toot toot) and rising at 5:30 a.m. to run. This morning I met up with my running buddy for a 5 miler and hope that will kick me back into gear.  I am looking ahead to a nice weekend of being home, catching up on home-related chores and important errands such as stocking up on greens and fruit at the Farmer's Market!

What do you have planned this weekend? Happy Friday!


  1. So glad you had such a great time! Love all the pics and fun smiles. Reminds me of camping as a kidlet...such great memories! Best luck with potty training Buddha...I sang a lot when mine were trying (so much that I lost my voice a couple of times). :> Happy Friday!

  2. I so admire you for running. My knees are so bad I just can't do it anymore. Running is the best and I so miss it.

    This weekend we plan on taking a road trip to visit friends which means more beers and more eating not so healthy. Wahoo!

  3. These pictures make me hungry for a beach vacation! I wish I could still run (uncooperative knees!), but you've inspired me to get out on my bike tomorrow! Have a great weekend!!

  4. Great pix. Looks like you had a great time. Getting back into the swing of things is always hard. Admire your getting back to running so soon.

  5. Its always so hard to get back into the routine after a vacation... I haven't had a vacation in awhile.. I'm way past due...

    I haven't been to a gym or worked out in who knows how long.. I admire that you have the discipline to get back into it so quick...

    I plan to join the gym and start working out in the mornings like I use to before baby ( he is now 3 1/2) I think its time.

  6. Sometimes I think those breaks are necessary. That first workout back always feels so good. I've been sort if in and out of a routine b/c I just joined a gym. So before I would walk the pup and then do a workout at home. Now it's more of an either/or proposition, so I need to find better balance.

  7. Looks like you had a much needed and well-deserved break. Dirt on face and all! Good luck on the potty training. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog via Let's Bee Friends :)

  8. The title alone of this post is hysterical! I'm on my first day back to work after a week off and I'm dragging too! The potty training picture is hysterical! We just started the process so we aren't there yet!

  9. Glad you enjoyed your time off! You deserve it.

    Look at your little guy. So cute!

    I'm actually on vacation myself :)


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