Just completed THE healthiest grocery shopping trip I think I've ever made. Complete with beans, lentils, spinach, celery, tomatoes, turkey bacon, frozen veggies and eggs... We'll see how this goes.
I'm going to try (emphasis on the try) this different meal plan for the next week and a half or so. I'm not sure how it'll pan out, but I am interested in doing something new! Only downside is there is a tad more prep involved in the food I'm eating... so that sucks. But I have confidence in me!!
I'm trying this because (not for the first time) I am dissatisfied with my appearance. Not to the point of self hatred or anything ridiculous like that. I just have higher expectations and I know I can do better. I've read a lot of books and quotes and articles, etc lately that have made it abundantly clear to me that many people have reached middle age or even old age without getting in shape and they regretted it for a long time. I would rather learn from the mistakes of others than make redundant ones.
I mean geez. If you're going to make mistakes you might as well make vaguely original ones.
Anywho. Yeah. This is what I'm going for. I'm posting this here as a bit of an accountability tool... Hopefully it works as intended :)
In other news, school is going exceptionally well. I adore business classes and have become much closer with my classmates which is immeasurably valuable to me because I did not have as many friends in first and second year and I do feel as though I missed out.
I'm living with my best friend and two other roommates right now. The really tragic part is I actually see my best friend less now than I did when we didn't live together because this semester is just so insanely busy. Other than the lack of quality friend time; living together is actually really fantastic! Everyone said "oh noes! Living with your best friend! You're just setting yourself up for disaster!" which probably would've been more prophetic had it just been the two of us. Given that there are two others girls there though I think it really evens things out and makes it much more enjoyable. She's such a fantastic person and I love being able to just go downstairs and chat virtually whenever I want.
I remember being young(er) and thinking of my ideal future life and what I wanted it to look like. One of the big things that stuck out at me was that I really wanted to be busy, which sounds strange I know. After getting to know people and watching them live their lives and watching movies and wanting to emulate certain characteristics I realized that I wanted to be a busy person. Busy people (if they are doing things they enjoy) always seemed to be more energetic, motivated, productive, and interesting. Now this may sound ridiculous to most people, because lots of people are busy with things they don't enjoy or find stressful and think "man I could really use a vacation right now!". I, however, genuinely feel more happy and content when I have loads of shit to do! I don't like lackadaisical days filled with free time and one or two activities at all. I enjoy the days like today...
Group meeting from 9:30-11:30
Visiting with friends from 11:30-12:30
Working from 12:30-3:00
Studying with friends from 3:00-4:30
Class from 4:30-5:45
Brief group meeting from 5:45-6:15
Climbing from 6:30-8
General gym time from 8:00-8:40
Grocery shopping from 9:00-10:00
and now I'm home...
SO yeah. Good day :)
I think the intermittent friend visits make it all much better...
Alrighty, I need to study for Project Management.