Successes and Failures

14 Jun

Today has been a day full of both successes and failures.

Success: I actually got up to work out this morning! I know, I know – it was only one day. But still. I tried some of the techniques that Chris and I had brainstormed last night, and put the alarm clock farther away from my bed. I was hesitant to do it, because I’m blind as a bat and can’t see without glasses on, but I think I’ve found something that will actually work for me!

I did a quick BodyRock workout (check them out here if you don’t know what BodyRock is all about – they are super quick and really intense!), and then took Laney on a 3/4ish mile run. My neighborhood is seriously the worst for running, because we don’t have any decent paths!

Success: My favorite breakfast of the moment (as seen yesterday… and basically every day for the past 2 weeks).

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Vanilla chobani with farmers market blackberries, raspberries, and granola. With my usual cup of morning tea.

Fail: I seriously spent like 30 minutes in my office all day. The rest of the day was spent driving around from appointment to appointment. I probably spent at least 3 hours in the car today… yuck! I even had to scarf my lunch in about 5 minutes in between appointments. Not exactly the ideal situation.

Fail: After work I was supposed to head to meet with a florist that I’m interested in for the wedding, but I was running 15 minutes late after my last appointment and when I called to see if that was still ok, the lady told me to just reschedule. Bummer. So I had to turn around and head home.

Success: Getting home earlier than planned did allow me to squeeze in another quick workout. Nothing mindblowing, but I did a quick 20 minute Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred workout. It got the job done.

Success: I made a quick and easy dinner using mostly leftovers.

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Pork tenderloin with some dijon mustard, roasted green beans, and some couscous on the side. I LOVE couscous, and I don’t know why I don’t make it more often. So delicious!

Fail: I was working on a project for the wedding based on an idea that I found on Pinterest. It started out with so much potential… but then it just completely crashed and burned.

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When I went to go peel the letters off, per the directions, they peeled all the sheet music with them! BUMMER! I had to scrap the whole thing.

So there you have it – my successful/failure of a day.

So tell me: What successes or failures have you had today?

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9 Responses to “Successes and Failures”

  1. Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee June 15, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Good job on getting up early to workout. I am not a morning person so that never happens for me 😛 It’s too bad that project didn’t work out, it looks like it would have been really cute!

    • MyFreckledLife June 15, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Haha, it’s defintiely a struggle for me! And I know!! I’m so frustrated!! haha

  2. Chelsea Eats Treats June 15, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Yayyy for working out early!! It’s always so difficult but so worth it in the end. I’m working on a new craft project too!!! I’ll let you know how it turns out. Sometimes crafts are so darn frustrating…

  3. nexu7 June 16, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    Getting up early and working out is not an easy thing! It took me working 2 hours away from home and HAVING to get up early to get to work on time as a way to train me into waking up that early. Now I can’t sleep in past 8am and my body starts to wake me up every hour on the hour starting at 5am onward.
    I have daily failures…and probably daily successes, sadly though I probably end up thinking about the failures more then the successes. But I’m trying to focus more on the positive, so I’m not say anything about the failures this time.
    I succeeded in everything I set out to do today. I had the bank to get to, the post office (which I got to but it was closed), the pharmacy and even squeezed in a little retail therapy. I got home and made an experimental dinner which worked out deliciously and then had a beer with my bf and his friends at the local bar before crawling into bed. I consider that a successful day. I did work before I did all that, but there is nothing special or memorable that comes out of that so it’s not worth mentioning lol

    • MyFreckledLife June 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      Yay for a productive day!! And I WISH my body naturally woke me up early!

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