Today is a FriYAY if I've ever seen one, because we are headed into a long weekend, my friends!! I'm actually a little bit bummed about summer coming to an end--my company does "summer hours," which means my work day has ended at noon on Friday for the past few months and it's been a little too good. I've gotten a little too used to it. It's going to be hard to go back. But I will go back anyway, because I am a grownup and I have the fuel. Today's Fueled Up Friday might get just a little disorganized, because the things that are keeping me fueled up all sort of blend into one another. Thanks in advance for sticking it out.
I mean, I just have to start with Chewy. Just because. Look at that fluff butt. He actually strongly dislikes selfies--as you can see in this picture, he was cuddling happily with me until I tried to take the selife and then he's like "nope. Not about that life, mom." And he moved to the other couch. Kids, amiright? (Just kidding, please don't get all worked up and leave hate comments about how dogs aren't kids, I KNOW.)
Alright, on to our regularly scheduled programming--I'm really digging these nutpods. First, try not to laugh when you start your morning off with something called a nutpod. Just try! You can't. And if you're laughing then you're smiling and if you're smiling then your day is off to a good start. That's just science. Nutpods are dairy-free, natural, healthy creamers that are taking my coffee to the next level. If you've been reading for a while, you might remember me saying that I always add french vanilla creamer to my coffee (like the shitty kind that you find in gas stations) because I love it and I'm hoping that people find flaws like that endearing. Well, now I'm doing this instead. I brew my coffee with some cinnamon (just add cinnamon to the grounds if you've never tried it--SO GOOD) and add a splash of maple syrup and a good pour of this creamer. You can order them on Amazon (looks from their website like they're not in a lot of stores yet, but I learned about them from the Whole 30 crowd so my guess is their sales will be growing. Powerful group, the Whole 30 tribe.)
So, also, it's September. Something about entering into the fall is incredibly energizing to me--it feels like we're on the final push to the end of the year. I posted the above picture this morning on Instagram and Facebook, talking about how I was working from home (bed) today and updating my work goals for the year with my mid-year progress. (I know it's not really mid-year, but I work for a big company that gets around to mid-year reviews about September and end-of-year reviews about the following March. So it works.) I wrote about how much I love goals--defining an objective and working towards it seriously lights me on fire. In a good way, not in a stop-drop-and-roll way. And I love going back to my goals and seeing how I've done with them. This is actually something I need to be better at in my personal life--I am a BIG goal setter, but I don't always write them down and come back to them to see how I've done. Being forced to do that for my job is teaching me a lot of the value in taking a moment to say, "Yeah, I've done a lot of what I wanted to do" (and, reflecting on what I wanted to do but haven't). It felt really great to write down all the things I've been working hard on this year and to look at them on paper, and feel proud of what I'd accomplished. I don't do that a lot, and it's really valuable.
It's also a testament to how much my feelings about the internet have changed that I posted this totally makeup-free, in my pajamas, unshowered, messy bed photo with zero hesitation. I'm going to call that good progress, because pushing myself out of my comfort zone with this blog, and with beachbody coaching, has really just made me more confident about owning my story and being open about my life. And that feels good to me, so we'll call it a good thing.
I hope you all have the most wonderful weekends. See you back here next week, when summer has officially come to a close.