As the title suggests, there are some changes happening right now in my life and on the blog. But first things first, an accomplishment!
I have finally done it. I have created the perfect egg white omelette at home. Ever since coming home from DC where I was having an egg white omelette made for me every morning, I have been trying and trying to recreate it at home without it falling apart on me, burning it, or not getting the right amounts of veggies or cheese. I believe this was attempt #6. Again, I am not a perfect cook.
As I mentioned, my car recently needed a huge overhaul to the tune of $2800. Well, the boy's car died at the same time so let's just say that we have had a lot of large unexpected expenses lately and have even had to postpone our move. Therefore, we are trying to cut back. (I say this all the time, but really all that means is I'm going to try to stop ordering dessert everytime I eat out or try to remember the coupons that I get for Express). One of my biggest money pits is Starbucks, so to try to curb that habit at least a little bit, I have been making my coffee from home.
So far it has worked really well! I have only been to Starbucks twice in the last two weeks.
Now that the boy and I both have our own working cars, I have been going back to the gym in the morning.
My life works so much better when I work out in the morning. If I wait until after work to go, at least 50% of the time, I talk myself out of it. In case you hadn't noticed, one major change I've made to the blog is eliminating the "My Workouts" page. Let's face it, at this point it was becoming a joke because of the aforementioned 50% of actually making it to the gym. So instead I am just going to talk about workouts sporadically (but rest assured I am working out at least 4-5 days a week).
I have been "training" for a half marathon at the end of May, but for the last three weeks I have hated it. I have been dreading every run and have even started skipping some runs. I really don't know why this is, but at this point I don't feel as though I will be ready to run the half even if I get back on track. I am seriously considering downgrading my race distance to the 5 mile portion instead (which I could do easily and would probably PR). What do you guys think about this?
One last change I've made is to my blogroll. I hadn't updated it in WAY too long and there were many blogs that I read that hadn't been added. At the same time, there were a few on there that needed to be deleted. Last week, I posted a Twitter survey asking what makes you delete a blog from your reader (for those of you who do not use Google Reader, it's an awesome little tool that essentially houses all the blogs you read and alerts you when a new post is up). I got various responses back, basically echoing my same sentiments that a lot of blogs have become tiresome for me and I was getting irritated reading them. I discussed this with the girls at Fuji 1546 last week and apprently got them thinking about it as well since Tina posed the same question on her blog the next day. Reading over those comments as well prompted me to downscale my reader significantly. So rest assured that every blog on my blogroll I read everyday and don't get sick of!
And finally, I have been experiencing some pretty heavy writer's block this week and am hoping to snap out of it soon. That being said, I want to know what you guys like and don't like about what I write about, what you would like to see more or less of, etc. As much as I write this blog for myself, I also don't want to be deleted from your readers, so tell me how I can keep you interested!