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Priorities

Sorry long time no blog!

So prior to 2015 my priority has always been about working hard and getting an education.

has this changed ?

Obviously not, aha but the specifics have.Such being that I am no longer trying to finish up my college diploma. I have 3-4 courses to get before I get my diploma and 3 of which are french alone. Sigh. So for “college education” I’m taking a year off to pursue happiness (achieve my goals and ambitions). Wait what ? yea I know lmfao that’s stupid/crazy/unrealistic in this day and age because all we are here on earth for is to work and have children and buy things. YEAAA NO. Bitch please – Sure I believe in working hard and getting things with that money that’s the society I’ve grown up in. But I’m set with my job for a good while and gasp a minimum wage job you can’t do anything with that ? Yes, yes I can. I make enough to pay bills, own two dogs and a nice ass car and still save* (kinda save my savings have been a little low since I had a long-distance boyfriend and I used my money to see him and pretty much paid for everything.) But yes I love my job and I would never quit it for a higher paying job (I mean unless I make millions then we can start talking haha) and I love the physical / animal aspect of working on a farm. I will probably pick up a second job at some point because car parts LOL. Anyways the point being is that I want to be more constructive with my free time and not put it towards an education not this year at least. ¬†But I will be pursuing CanFitPro probably, there’s a little health course I want to take.But me being me I will research things (you can categorize my two common interests as psychological things and health things with a side of documentaries)

Working is always a priority no change there- mind you I’m going to attempt to do more hours and be on time (or less late ahaha) I remember a couple summers ago I was doing 80hrs a week at the factory (russet house) I never plan on working that much again- it killed me. Though the dough was great almost 1k in a week. But not worth it in my opinion, the mental and physical stress is crazy.

So yea priorities work – save money

And my biggest priority under working is fitness and health. (*not diet and exercise those are temporary terms that set you up for failure.) I’ve been going at this since the 11th grade so ’09- i’ve gone up and down, gained some lost some and now I’m on the losing some. To date give or take depending on the day I’m negative 30lbs, in my personal opinion I have anywheres between 20-30lbs more that I would like to lose. And Sure people think I’m fine the way I am, but that’s their opinion- my goal is to be the stunner I was in 2011 and regardless of what others think I’m going to get there by September. And settling for an “ok” body is NOT really stimulating for me, the plain ol’ simpleness of settling doesn’t interest me. not even in the slightest. Being fit, being healthy, these things make me happy and running daily makes my happy – may or may not have to do with the chemical aspect of it; ENDORPHINS ! The point is that for me to be happy, I kinda have to work out – if I go 5 days without jogging or anything I get really annoyed and like need to jog. I can’t explain it without sounding like a nut job. But essentially I love to train, it makes me happy.

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY – Duck Dynasty

Anyways, So this year I’ll be working, working out, doing fun things, working on my car, meeting new people, Tomorrow World, Bae – bae being ma balt.

Peace

Vegan festival

I went to Montreals first ever vegan festival over the weekend.

And it was amazing I ate so much great vegan food.

I caught up with an old friend.

I just enjoyed myself.

Had no problems driving into the city.

I just had a huge head ache by the end of the day.

Got a bunch of information

A book on veganism

food (on nom nom )

Did you go ?

What festivals have you been too ?

Peace ūüôā

 

Debt

I need to figure out a better budget.

I keep using my credit card.

I keep buying unnecessary things.

I keep just going out when I actually¬†don’t want to ( I rather just stay home and watch Netflix and drink tea or walk my dog)

But not all of my purchases are useless or unnecessary, for example I spent 600 on dental Рthat was important and is just part of general hygiene.  (this benefits my physical state)

I spent 400$ on a puppy and another 200 for supplies.  (this benefits my psychological state)

School related expenses such as gas to drive to school, intuition even lunches and food that I bring to school. (this benefits my mental state)

But all other things included such as food, more food, and how about some ice cream (because my ass need that) and stocking up on food (necessary to a point)

So here’s¬†the common denominator is that I spend way too much money on food that I don’t need or really want – that being sure I¬†want ice¬† cream and pizza but after eating¬†it I go through this Psychological down fall of I shouldn’t have eaten¬†that, or that’s¬†not vegan or that was expensive or that just quite literally¬†made me feel like shit (pizza on saturday game me food poisoning)

 

Now I just don’t know how to budget – should i¬†still put some money in saving or should i just put it all onto credit ?

It’s rather frustrating.

Any advice ?

peace.

 

 

School – Last Semester

So this is my last semester technically. Why technially becasue I still will have two classes to do (french and french -_-)

But so far I love my classes,

Especially tourism, and fitness.

But theres issues with liking classes because¬†then I want to major in all of them. And that’s pretty much impossible.

Like It started off with me  wanting to be a psychologist, to a fitness trainer(then I gained weight and that went out of the door) to now wanting to go into farming at Mac, and finally just a few hours ago I learned that I want to travel and amongst travel Рecotraveling and volunteer tourism.

But anyways big dreams, a lot of money, and ha no.

Now I’m really not sure of what I want to do.

Any advice?

Peace.

GMV: Problems

I know I’ve taken a break from¬†posting¬†and y’all¬†probably wondering what I’ve been up to¬†regarding¬†my¬†health this is an older¬†update. I will be posting¬†a newer¬†update soon enough ūüôā

 

So what happen,

from March 20th-25th I was a pig, and did not workout.

Today (26 march it is changed i’m back on tract)

But from last week alone I gained 6 lbs, right so I’ve been mainly eating super healthy abundances of fruits, veggies, and working out. Last week I didn’t workout, I consumed high fat foods like pizza, tones of candy, cake, ice cream, Processed crap, I felt like crap I had a migraine for 3 days.

So a week off of the wagon really did suck, but it is all good now. ¬†Because I’m back on tract ūüôā

Go fruit yourself as freelee would say!

 http://youtu.be/dtgS7vSSIJQ

Peace

Update

Lately, I’ve been not working out as much as I’ve been wanting to and have been sleeping a lot and I’ve been ¬†sore quite often.

I know I haven’t been working out much, but I’ve been walking a lot and they have been long walks.

like 5km – 8kms with my dog Dutchess.

Also I’ve been going with my boyfriend and/or friends.

But besides daily walks I’ve gained weight, mind you when my mom passed 3 weeks ago I lost control of my fitness and diet.

And it is disappointing, I mean it is understandable, but it is still disappointing.

C’est la vie.

Peace

P.S.¬†sorry I haven’t been¬†blogging¬†as much, I have blogs written but I have yet to publish them, sadly my¬†mom got in a¬†fetal¬†car accident on March 27th and¬†everything is just not the same. I am working on getting¬†things¬†back in a system. It’s pretty sad and terrible all at the same¬†time¬†and¬†I¬†don’t know what to say to you guys. Most of my personal friends and Facebook knows about her passing and I just feel like it is time for my followers to know. If you what so ever have any advice .. please leave me some, I know it is not easy and I have accepted this. Finally I would like to just¬†say¬†I miss you mom ¬†</3¬†

working out in bed.

No, I’m not talking about sexy time haha, bet you wished eh ?

Yea it’s pretty simple, sometimes during Tv commercials or loafing I will do these:

-sit ups / crunches with my hands behind my head

-Bicycle sit ups: same concept as a sit up but I leave my knees not bent but at 90 degree angle and as I pull one leg to my chest I stretch/push the other out all the while flexing my abs (having a solid core). Basically like I’m ¬†peddling a bike.

~I  REALLY feel that last one on my abs.

-Leg lifts I lay flat on the bed with my hands either flat by my sides or just tucked under my butt and lift my legs 6 inches off of the bed and hold for as long as I can.  I always try to aim for a minute.

-Triceps dips using the edge of the couch or bed.

Sometimes when I’m watching youtube videos I will do:

-Push ups
-Donkey butt kicks

-planks

-Squats

~Whatever it is I’m always moving while watching some Tv or videos

-Active rest-

So yea these are somethings I do to ensure I’m always doing something semi productive even when I’m just being lazy.¬†

Peace

The big Question

I follow and love  http://girlmeetsdebt.com/ Shes a great young lady paying off her rather large debts,  on her  blog she left a question that I am choosing to write a blog as my answer.

So my question for all of my blogger friends out there? ‚Äď If you weren‚Äôt a Personal Finance Blogger (or insert¬†‚ÄĚx‚ÄĚ blogger) what kind of ‚Äúy‚ÄĚ blogger would you be? What‚Äôs your other passion?¬†And for my readers who don‚Äôt blog, would you still read a PF¬†blog if all of a sudden that blogger started writing about other things other than finances?

I simply have a personal blog – where I blog about my life, my thoughts and my passions.

If I could have another blog (or two :p) it’s a relationships and advice blog – where I can give advice talk about my own issues or good happenings and maybe a segment would be interviewing other people and telling their story.

The second blog would be an inspiring fitness blog for all those people who say “they don’t know how” and ” they cant”. I would show them that they could. In grade 11 I lost 60 lbs and kept them off for 3 years. Last year in a mild depressions I gained 50lbs back. In June of 2013 I took initiative and started back on my health pack slowly but surely I have lost (and gained). Now in 2014 I have lost a total of ¬†5lbs this month, solid, and because of my physical job I’m not only losing fat but gaining muscle and am feeling more better about myself than when I was just skinny. I want to motivate people. Give them tips. I have two personal trainers courses under my belt. I have a passion for health and an ice cream weakness (nobody is perfect).

I just don’t feel good enough.

YEP. I know. Stupid eh.

Maybe one day I will feel good enough.

Peace

Tired & OPP

Man I could go for a nap right now but I know I won’t fall asleep, I’ve gone almost all week without napping. OPP (old people problems, I know. And quiet frankly this whole post is going to be about my OPP’s and how I feel, or more specifically how I feel the pains in my body.)

Also I’m only 21. haha OPP’s eh ?

I’m always tired maybe it is because I get up at 5am or something but it sucks.

But I’m never tired enough to nap.

Also my body is always physically tired too, like sore knees and back, as well as my shoulders.

Back in “russet time” I would just down Advil like no other. As if it was candy. But I rarely take Advil now because I’m trying to improve my health by avoiding unnecessary things and Advil in my opinion aren’t that necessary.

I think for January I have only consumed two, and that was because I had the flu and a migraine that wouldn’t let me get out of bed – but I had to go work.

(another post to follow on how I am making changes to be healthier,  eco-friendlier and organic and about my job that I am thoroughly enjoy)

BUT I have noticed since I’ve been changing around my workout plan (including more leg workouts like Squats, sumo squats and lunges) my legs are stronger and therefore less sore, but it is overall still hard on my knees. Like the inner of my knee joint.

I tried researching different things I could do and all of them recommend knee pads but honestly there has to be other ways.  Some natural path remedies? oils ? Massages ?

Do you know of any ways that can help stop joint pain in the knee due to kneeling (work)?

My back hurts from the futon I’m sleeping on (Couch / bed) and my shoulder hurts from that too as well, also my sports bras – I only wear them to work and for working-out but I know they’re miss sized. It’s annoying as fuck, I need new ones, but my budget at the moment won’t permit it. So I have to stick it out fora little while longer and budget them in one day.¬†

But anyways I’m sticking out the aches and pains in order to be healthier and pill free and debt free ūüôā

What changes / sacrifices have you made in order to be healthier ?

Does your budget not allow you to buy things at the moment ?

Are you consumed by your debt ?

Do you like your job ? What is your job ?

Peace

Working on Homeostasis.

Aka,

The balance within that’s going to be affecting the outside too.

So this new year I have been restoring balance on the outside of my life- debt repayment, saving, getting more work, working out everyday, doing more things I like, Getting plenty of sleep. But some of these “outside things” ¬†affect my inner body – like being healthy, eating healthy, sleeping 8 hours a day, working out, skating.

I can’t say “I’m healthy” I mean some of you will argue with me, for the most part I am improving my heath (but I just ate a bowl of fro-yo sooo I can’t say just yet that I am healthy) Though I have been daily incorporating healthy juices into my diet – in my opinionmy efforts are ¬†still minimal. I know that If I wanted too I could be eating healthy a good 90% of the time. But …

One thing I keep saying is a priority of mine is to be healthier – I mean though this is a lifestyle I already have; I am influenced by those around me – friends and my boyfriend especially. And I lack self-control. I JUST CANNOT NOT EAT CHOCOLATE IF IT IS OFFERED TO ME. And sadly I won’t say no. But see if that was just the case – it alongside others foods offered to me once in a blue moon I’d be all good. It’d be once in a while and controlled. But I live with my Boyfriend – and even though his parents don’t buy all of our food and I’d say 1/4th is healthy ¬†(we buy our fruits and veggies for juicing) I just can’t say no to that fro-yo or that over processed bread or pasta or nuts. I mean I walk into the kitchen often – It’s where the exit of the house is. ¬†And it is so easy just to grab and go.

Sure your thinking “portion control” nope I lack that too.

And I guess this post is about the struggle – maybe I’m weak, or discipline less. I just don’t know how.

Alongside this my boyfriend works at a resto so it is so easy to ask him to order something for me – and the second I ask I regret it, but then it is too late I can’t just waste the food. So I eat it.

I’m not blaming them- I’m completely blaming myself, I just wish there was a way to not want it. To look at it and go ‘meh’.

Does anyone have any ideas and such ?

Methods ?

Are you like this too ?

Peace, stay healthy.