Distracted

12 Apr

So a little late for a weekend recap post but better late that never right? Yet another unexciting weekend and I am fine with that. Sometimes, I just want to do nothing social and get stuff done around the house.

  I think by the end of the weekend, Lincoln was ready for me to go back to work. Maybe because I  made him partake in a photo shoot?  Since he is a part Poodle, I figured he should sport a beret to show off his heritage!

Ok, I could see how he hates me doing stuff like this but it’s just too adorable to pass up. And this is what I do when I’m bored. I really do need to pick up a hobby.

Saturday night was spent in, which worked out perfectly since it was raining cats and dogs. When it’s raining, there is no way you can get me to go out, I am completely fine with staying in.

I had a dinner of leftover pizza along with a salad and some vino

Two glasses deep, I had the grand idea to make 3 Ingredient Muffins.

I used Spice Cake instead of the Devil’s Food Cake it calls for and used 1/4 bag of chocolate chips.

I love the Spice Cake addition and will use it again!

On Sunday I got alot of errands done in the morning then went to the gym and had a killer workout! I did 35 minutes on the Crossramp, doing weight loss interval with a resistance of 7, 10 minutes rowing then did an upper body workout including:

shoulder press (15 lbs 13 reps x3 sets)

bicep curls (15 lbs 13 reps x3 sets)

side bends (25 lbs 25 reps x 2 sets)

tricep extension (15 lbs 13 reps x3 sets)

concentration curls (15 lbs 13 reps x3 sets)

I felt great after this workout! I came home and replenished with a smoothie made with almond milk, ground flax-seed, fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries and Spiru-Tein Blueberries & Cream protein powder

Holy yum, this smoothie was fantastic! I love the combination of fresh and frozen strawberries and slurped this down! Oddly enough, I didn’t even get a brain freeze so that was a bonus.

I made chicken stir fry for dinner in an attempt to use up some of my quinoa that I bought last summer. I swear, I feel like I’m never going to go through this four pound feedbag but I have definitely put a dent in it. I wanted to use the quinoa for two reasons 1) obviously to use it up 2) to add some more protein to my meal since it packs an average of 14g of protein per cup.

I cooked two chicken breasts then set aside while the veggies were cooking. In the mix-snap peas, broccoli, bean sprouts and mushrooms. I whipped up a quick marinade of soy sauce, garlic, red pepper, black pepper and ginger and poured on the veggies while cooking. When near done, I added the chicken back in to simmer with the soy sauce mixture and soon enough it was done.

I laid the veggies and the chicken mixture over the quinoa. This tasted just like take out and filled me up for the rest of the evening–success!

Also, I’m distracted as of late.

Why you ask? Here we go……

*Work

I am getting ready to give my portfolio  away at work (about 150 accounts) so I am trying to make sure everything that needs to be done is done. I went into work for three hours on Sunday to play catch up and still didn’t get everything done so I am going to try my best to get it done within the next few weeks. And I have a few people that I am supposed to screw over tomorrow and not looking forward to it.  So, if you have seen an increase of drinking on my behalf, the job is why.

However on a brighter note, only 13 days left!  Along with that, I have an internship that I am starting so that’s starting to take up some more time in my schedule. It’s unpaid but it will give me some experience and will be able to put it in my resume. So, if I don’t post as much as I normally do, that is why.

*Family

I talked to my parents on Sunday and they told me that my dad was in the hospital last week since he was feeling dizzy so they wanted to check his blood and his heart. I love how they didn’t tell me this until four days after the fact.  I didn’t catch the whole story from him but they want to run an ekg on him to check on his heart and there is a chance he may need a pacemaker. He had a heart attack three years ago so this worries me and to top that off, my parents don’t have health insurance so that is just one more thing to worry about. 

*Boy drama

An ex boyfriend of mine may be coming into town next month. He says he is going to but I have a feeling he is going to bail given his track record

*Location location location

My lease is up in July and I still have no clue where I am going to end up. Originally I thought I wanted to move north but now that spring is coming around, I’m not so sure about that. I definitely don’t want to stay in Charlotte but want to get out of the South and move somewhere reasonably priced. Unfortunately, the areas I would really love to move to on this coast cost an arm and a leg (Chicago and DC) If only I could afford to live in San Diego!

*Myself

I’m going through some personal issues with myself right now and doing a lot of self-reflection of who I am and where I am in life. Bottom line is, as much as I love myself and think I am bomb.com, I’m not 100% happy with the person I’ve become-inside and out. I have a lot to work on in that aspect. I choose not to talk about it on here because it would be Debbie Downer  and I really don’t want to get into details but that’s what’s up for me.

*Oral hygiene

Part of my molar fell out the other day, I don’t know how or more importantly, where it went?. WTF?

So that’s whats going on with me, what’s distracting you lately?

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34 Responses to “Distracted”

  1. terri April 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    ok. lets see where to start….um.mr. lincoln. too stinkin adorable. i still debate getting a puppy. the mr. is against it. (amongst other things obvi. )
    ok. # 2. your dad/parents. my heart and prayers go out to them. i hope he is ok and things work out. xo # 3. YOU! you are beautiful and fun and everything inbetween. i think we all go thru struggles of life and question ourselves many times. everything will work out the way it is supposed to and dont be too hard on yourself for ANYTHING. you need the bravegirls club daily emails. they make you feel so good! # 4. your move…refer to statement above. it will always work out how it is supposed to. i promise!
    so there…..my words of wisdom to you! you can always email me if you want to talk. i am a good little listener for lots o venting.
    xo
    p.s. i dont think you ever have to worry about being a debbie downer on your blog. life is real. everyone has their share of shiznit happening, whether it be, with themselves, relationships, work, money, etc. we are human! xo

  2. divasrun April 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    LOVE that beret! That’s AWESOME! =)

    I’m distracted by thoughts of a guy, too. =) They’re nice thoughts, though, and hopefully there will be more. =)))

  3. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons April 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    oooh im glad it works with the spice cake mix too! hooray! new muffins! =) How do you like the honey dijon dressing? I’m on the hunt for the perfect one! =)

  4. Kristina @ spabettie April 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    aww, Lincoln is so cute… and patient 😀

    sorry you’re going through stuff… I totally get you about not blogging about it, I’m the same way. part of the reason being not wanting to me negative, part being – that’s not what my blog is about! 😉 hope everything goes smooth at work and with your dad, especially.

    XXO take care, girl!

  5. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel April 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    its almost a record that everytime i see your posts i am left with a melted heart from your doggie model shots haha!! ❤ mm its about time to make some 3 ingredients muffins too, i still have a bag of chocolate cake mix that needs some lovin 🙂

    xoxo

  6. Alexis April 12, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Lincoln does not looked impressed, God love him!! I hate to hear that your dad isn’t feeling good…hopefully he gets sorted out soon xx

    Re: the move…Morgantown’s always a fun place to be….and I wanna tailgate with you come September!!! 😉

  7. Diana@mymarblerye April 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Glenns tooth chipped too! Anyways I think we are both going through a life change or 3 at the same time! Let me know if u need to talk or vent! East coast is expensive but so worth it! Hugs my dear

  8. Amy @ Second City Randomness April 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    When it rains, my motivation to go do anything drops by at least 50%. It takes a lot to get me out. I mean come on… my haaaaiiiiirrrr…. lol

  9. Valerie Furnas April 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Sorry about the internal and man drama. Great muffin recipe.

  10. Erin April 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Aww Lincoln. Korky is not such a good sport when I try to take photos.

    So, I’m sorry about your troubles. Doesn’t it feel like when it rains it pours?! When family is it I often feel helpless. I’m thinking good thoughts for your Dad (and that they contact you sooner!).

    As for the internal stuff, I think almost all of us can relate. If you want to chat it out on the blog, we are hear to listen! Good luck kiddo. Just 13 more days!

  11. Amanda April 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    I get the distraction stuff! I have been so distracted lately too. IT just sucks sometimes.

    Lincoln looks great in his beret!

  12. christina April 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    hahah i love lincon’s photo shoot. he’s such a super model. that chicken & veggie bowl looks deeeelish. i hope your dad gets better soon!! my well wishes go out to him! and you. and your mom. and lincoln. love all around.

  13. genesis April 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    aw luv im sorry youre going through all that. things will workout for themselves…totally cliche and i get irritated when people tell me that but there is only so much a person can worry about or stress over. i truly hope your dad is ok and wont need to undergo surgery or anything.

    keep your head up babe. youre an amazing person, just remember that ok.

  14. Kelly Olexa April 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    First of all I am in LOVE with your baby boo boo dog!! So precious. LOVE the beret. 😉 And do I understand distraction!! YESSSSSS!! And I’m gonna say it again- move to Chicago! I’ll get you a badass job and a great place to live, and you can stay at my place while you look for an apartment. I’m not a psycho, I just attract them. Girl, I will hook you UP!!! 😉 All the cool peeps live here.
    heheehe

  15. Monique April 13, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    Nice beret, Lincoln! My bf gets mad when I even bring up clothing on our stupid little dog….

    Sorry to hear about your dad, and that you heard about it second-hand. I hope he’s alright!!!

  16. vixter2010 April 13, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Okay how cute is your dog with a hat? I’d be the same if I had a dog and dress them up all the time! And yum to pizza and wine and staying in during the rain. You are so like me 🙂
    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through some issues, sounds like you’re on the cusp of change and that’s scary but hopefully liberating and I hope you follow your heart whereever it leads you. You are fab!

  17. Carly April 13, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Oh my goodness, Lincoln is just adorable!

    I’m sorry to hear about your troubles. Everything does seem to come at once. I hope you’re able to figure out your living situation (I loveeee DC) and hope your dad gets better soon. ❤

  18. OliePants April 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I too have been distracted lately. I have been feeling not myself lately either. I think I’ve been wanting to sit at home and not go out. When I get stressed and stuff starts piling up, I get this way easily.

    I understand your stresses and you taking time to figure yourself out is the best thing you can do buddy!

  19. Jen@jensdaily April 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Awww Lincoln, I think I love you!!!!!

  20. Heather (All Sizzle No Steak) April 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    You are so inspiring. With all that going on your posts still remain great! I hope your Dad gets well soon.

  21. Leila Q April 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Oh yay! Linky plays DressUpTime too!!! LOVE IT!

  22. Amy at TheSceneFromMe April 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I hope your days get better and brighter ahead. Things always work out the way they are suppossed to.
    I am distracted now too because our house is for sale.

  23. Elin @andserenitytoo April 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    I can’t decide whether he reminds me of Bob Marley or a sweet old maid… either way he is so cute!! 😀
    Lot’s going on in your life… hope your father gets better. But yay on the 13 days! The internship sounds really exciting!
    I’m also currently reflecting upon a lot in my life, what I want to do, where I want to be etc, lots of confusion – I think though that it is good to stop and assess everything every once in a while. Even if everything is not perfect, they can only become better if we acknowledge what we’re less happy about…
    Here’s to successful self-reflection!!

  24. nic - the auspicious squirrel April 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    The 3 ingredient muffins sound like a great idea! I wonder if the cake mix has dairy in it… I will have to investigate. 🙂

    So sorry to hear about all your distractions… hope things get better for you soon.

    As always, cute puppy pictures! 🙂

  25. Suzy Eats April 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Lincoln is so cute!!!

  26. Natalie @ will jog for food April 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear about all the stress that’s going on in your life, especially to have a parent that is sick :(. The good thing is that you have SO many things to look forward to and you are AWESOME!!

    P.S. the muffins look SO good!

  27. lookingupwhileslimmingdown April 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I showed Riley Lincoln’s pic with the beret and asked him if he wanted one too. By his expression, I’m guessing not. But Linky rocked it! So cute. I’m sorry to hear that about your dad! Can he apply for Medicaid? Call me soon when you feel like talking so we can catch up on all the distractions. And you already know where I think you should move….DC!! (Or Pitt.)

    P.S. You’re awesome. We all go through funks, but I know everything is going to be okay. You know I’m always here for you.

  28. Monique April 14, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    I need a roommate. If NY was on your radar, YOu and linky are more than welcome.
    I am so sorry you are going through this. When it rains it pours, you know. But i feel this will pass soon. We can only have so much shit before it gets better and I cant wait for it to get better for you.
    I love you and am here if you want to talk! Yes, i will pick up the phone if you call. I love you taht much.

  29. Callie {Rawxy} April 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    About a year ago, I was on the treadmill reading an article from a Whole Living magazine – Essentially, the writer had found herself at a point where everything seemed to be crumbling right in front of her – Or, so she thought it was. Then one day, she saw a sign with the words “Let Go” and it hit her – It wasn’t that everything was crashing in front of her, but rather, that everything was unfolding in a way that she couldn’t control. And, in trying to control the uncontrollable, she was making herself miserable!
    I loved this article, because as a controller (ha), it made me realize that sometimes we have to “let go” in order to achieve inner peace. Let go of where we thought we would be job wise, let go of where we thought we would be geographically, let go of where we thought we would be romantically, and just have faith that everything is happening for a particular reason.
    Obviously, this is much easier said than done! But, if it can help lift even just 10% of the weight off of your shoulders, then it’s worth it!
    Thinking of you 🙂

  30. Laury @thefitnessdish April 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh Honey…I am so sorry you are going through such a rough time!!!! I hope your dad is OK! That’s awful they waited to tell you but maybe they wanted to see what was going on before scaring you? Ugh…thinking about you. Hugs

  31. Katie H. April 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    Love the photos of french Linc!

    I’m sorry about your dad- that is stressful. Damn girl you have a lot going on! I think all of the transition that is occurring makes it only natural to question yourself. However, you said it best- you are bomb dot com.

  32. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings April 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    OMFG! Stop. The green beret?! I looooove it! Hysterical!!!!

  33. adrianna April 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    (catching up from a busy week, hense the super late comment…)

    virtual hug to ya tiff! i can certainly understand. although my job isnt as stressful and is OK, it certainly is no walk in the park, joy on the mountain. it takes a little more umph to get motivated every day that passes, and i’m just so meh on it all. its like a slow downhill…lots of changes and self doubt on top of it all. blah.

    at home, my grandfather passes 2 weeks ago, then my sister went into the hospital this past week. she’s out, and doing ok. as for the death, the family is moving along, as we have to.

    i keep saying things can only get better, and all things happen for a reason. enjoy the last few weeks, but mostly i hope they fly by for you!

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