Sparklyofmyveryown

A guy and a girl and their danes

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We had one truly amazing weekend with some truly awesome people (and pups.)

Tonight I’m going to bed thankful for the life I’ve been given.

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This will change your life. If you watch one video today, watch this. So beautiful.

Sam Smith -Whitney Houston cover

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The Monday morning mixtape scene:

One of my many fav scenes from High Fidelity

I  have a busy weekend coming up, but I kinda want to curl up Sunday afternoon and watch Say Anything and High Fidelity…and let’s go ahead and throw Almost Famous into the mix. 

(has some language so if you are at work, be aware)

(Source: youtube.com)

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thought blogging for sanity

I have literally been working nonstop and barely had a potty break for the past 7 hours. I’ve met with demanding clients, and did endless design and paperwork. And all while responding to needy constant emails along the way. I need them to leave me alone now!

So I am taking a break to keep my sanity.

I don’t really have much to talk about other than Patrick got a new full time job (his first since going back to school), and we are super excited! He’s doing package design for a local company. And we decided that with both of our schedules…it would be best if we both tried to workout in the mornings….before work….OMG  that shit is hard.

Normally I workout at 6:30pm and now… 6am. My body is not cooperating. lol   I’m barely able to do about 80% of the things I was doing at 6:30pm which is kinda weird, but also makes sense. I guess my body will adapt?  I hope!

Here was today’s early morning dose of death:

*warm up: 2min jump rope and the usual routine (high knees, side shuffle, etc) and hip mobility

*strength:  back Squat: 1×8@75% 2×8@80% 1×10@70%

“Payday” for time:

21 Thrusters, 115/75

800m Run

15 Thrusters, 115/75

400m Run

9 Thrusters, 115/75

200m Run

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lookin like Peggy Bundy today.  Photo proof as requested.  hahaha
I’m one leopard print shirt and bump-it away from a dead match

lookin like Peggy Bundy today.  Photo proof as requested.  hahaha

I’m one leopard print shirt and bump-it away from a dead match

Filed under just call me peg

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a reminder to myself

I’m retyping this in hopes of it lingering in my brain today.  This quote is taped to my monitor, but sometimes I need to be refreshed.

"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens.

If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then chances are that you’re not going to be very happy.

If someone basis his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.

If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”

-Andy Rooney

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I tell ya one thing, I’m not eating at Benihana’s again. I don’t care who’s birthday it is.
From The Wolf of Wallstreet. (Finally watched it.) that line cracked me up.

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Damnit! I always miss the really fun workouts, parties, and get togethers a when I go out of town for work. I’m also missing my nieces 3rd bday party 😑

Damnit! I always miss the really fun workouts, parties, and get togethers a when I go out of town for work. I’m also missing my nieces 3rd bday party 😑

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I just realized I never made this post. I posted it on Instagram but not on my blog! 

But after a little deliberation after taking Copper, we decided just to foster him. Long story short, he was slowly (or quickly) killing Dayna. While she does like to play, she can only do it in spurts and the lil guy just couldn’t leave her alone. 

After a few weeks we saw her become very lethargic acting and we were worried all the play time was taking away from her daily rest time. After all, she will be 10 this year! 

Anyway we went ahead and got him neutered, trained him to sit, stay, ad shake. (He was a brilliant dog! Omg. ) and we kept him until they had a good lead on a home. 

He went to live with another hound dog on a farm in Kentucky, so he’s living the dream now!

We were sad to see him go (I mean look at that face!), but it def showed us that Dayna needs a dog that is either older or has a bit less energy. Poor gal. 

So we are still on the hunt!  Gotta find the right fit for the family :)

I just realized I never made this post. I posted it on Instagram but not on my blog!

But after a little deliberation after taking Copper, we decided just to foster him. Long story short, he was slowly (or quickly) killing Dayna. While she does like to play, she can only do it in spurts and the lil guy just couldn’t leave her alone.

After a few weeks we saw her become very lethargic acting and we were worried all the play time was taking away from her daily rest time. After all, she will be 10 this year!

Anyway we went ahead and got him neutered, trained him to sit, stay, ad shake. (He was a brilliant dog! Omg. ) and we kept him until they had a good lead on a home.

He went to live with another hound dog on a farm in Kentucky, so he’s living the dream now!

We were sad to see him go (I mean look at that face!), but it def showed us that Dayna needs a dog that is either older or has a bit less energy. Poor gal.

So we are still on the hunt! Gotta find the right fit for the family :)

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Why your scale is a lying biatch.  

A little over one year ago, I started Crossfit as a way to get myself out of a rut of running and going through periods of getting burned out and not exercising at all. And while I love Crossfit, I am not one to say it’s the best form of exercise for all. That’s not what the post is about. I’m just sharing my journey.

The first photo was taken right when I started Crossfit in April 2013. Weight about 138lbs

The second was the summer of 2013. Weight approx 132lbs. 

The third was this week. Weight 136lbs.

And that, my friends, is why your scale is a lying ignorant bitch. 

All jokes aside though. Don’t get too caught up in the scale’s numbers. They don’t tell the whole story. Listen to your body & give it exercise and nutrition.  Bump up strength training because I know that’s what’s helped change my body the most. 
I did, as most of you know, have a breast reduction as well. That happened between the 2nd and 3rd photos. So basically I had weight taken OFF and still weigh almost the same as the first photo. Crazy. 

I’m not saying totally ditch the scale, but if you are obsessing over numbers, don’t put all your stock in them. 

Much love,
T

Why your scale is a lying biatch.

A little over one year ago, I started Crossfit as a way to get myself out of a rut of running and going through periods of getting burned out and not exercising at all. And while I love Crossfit, I am not one to say it’s the best form of exercise for all. That’s not what the post is about. I’m just sharing my journey.

The first photo was taken right when I started Crossfit in April 2013. Weight about 138lbs

The second was the summer of 2013. Weight approx 132lbs.

The third was this week. Weight 136lbs.

And that, my friends, is why your scale is a lying ignorant bitch.

All jokes aside though. Don’t get too caught up in the scale’s numbers. They don’t tell the whole story. Listen to your body & give it exercise and nutrition. Bump up strength training because I know that’s what’s helped change my body the most.
I did, as most of you know, have a breast reduction as well. That happened between the 2nd and 3rd photos. So basically I had weight taken OFF and still weigh almost the same as the first photo. Crazy.

I’m not saying totally ditch the scale, but if you are obsessing over numbers, don’t put all your stock in them.

Much love,
T