1. I have been sticking to this meal plan I found online this week and it has been making things a thousand times easier. I love cooking and planning things but sometimes I really hate coming up with it on my own. It's a Paleo meal plan, as Jake and I are trying to get back into it. And it's been really good so far! We're not sticking 100% to Paleo these days, but mostly! We've had sandwiches for lunch each day but that's okay in my book. We use a lot of Paleo things, like almond butter and almond milk, coconut oil and milk, no pastas etc. And now I'm in LOVE with these (suppose to be almond butter but we use) Peanut Butter and Banana smoothies (click here to see this recipe and more!)
2. I got a job this week! It's very exciting to me! Some people say I found a job here really fast, after being here 6-7 weeks. But I think it took for ever to secure something. The position isn't completely in my field, but it will look good on a resume and provide valuable experience in a professional field I think. I am a Correspondence and Bankruptcy Processor for a small medical and consumer goods credit card company. It sounds fancy but essentially, I answer mail and keep track of bankrupt accounts. I'm pretty excited to start working, however.
3. It's my birthday tomorrow. Isn't it weird to anyone else that, as you get older, birthday's aren't that big of a deal anymore? Maybe it's a combination of getting older and also being away from family and friends. Jake always makes my birthday's wonderful. Last year will be hard to beat, as he took me to the best restaurant in Toronto...no joke, it's like rated the best restaurant in Toronto years in a row. It was the most amazing food I had ever had. Sometimes, though, I just wish I could have a BBQ with my family, invite over some friends and have some beers, play some games, just stuff like that. Someday, my birthday wish will come true.
|I can't believe 4 years ago I turned 21.|
5. I've been running frequently lately. I thought I would never enjoy running, but I really feel accomplished after a good run. But, please keep in mind, that I'm not running like 5, 6, 7 miles each day. I'm working up to it but I'm starting with 2 miles and a bit of fast walking inbetween. It's so freaking humid and hot here in the mornings even that it makes it difficult to do so. I did, however, run a 10:03 mile yesterday, which is like unheard of for me. I like how my legs feel after running. I like how sweaty I am after running. I like how it's making me sleep really well these days. All good things, I think. Plus I've always wanted my legs to have that muscle definition on the outside thigh...you know what I'm talking about...and they're never had it before but I've noticed a lot of my friends who run a lot have that. I will get it:
|See that line on her upper thigh? I want that.|