First off, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the support and excitement over my big news yesterday!! Seriously, I feel like I have a cheering squad now and that is such a great feeling, especially because most of you don’t even know me. I want you to know that I don’t take your nice words for granted and I hope I’ll make you proud over the next few months!
Well today began my first day of work on my proposal, which means lots of editing and also a healthy amount of brainstorming. I love it though! I will be glad when this week is over and I can give even more time to it. Seriously, for the next two weeks, pretty much everything is taking a backseat. I just want to be working. I love writing, I love this book, I love that I’ve got people helping me make it better…there’s not a whole lot that can really tear me away from that!
The only downside to wanting to work non-stop is that the weather is getting nicer and nicer! To think, we had snow days a month ago…and now the snow has melted almost completely.
It’s also really, really sunny outside, and so warm. That meant when it was time for lunch today, I decided to fire up the grill! Well first I had to force myself to stop working and make lunch. Like, I could feel my hunger, but I didn’t care; I was that into writing. Finally I dragged myself away from the computer. I had just gotten a delivery from Door to Door Organics so that meant oatmeal was out. I needed something fresh!
I marinated a grilled chicken breast in tangerine juice, olive oil, and seasoning for about 10 minutes and then put it on the grill. While the chicken was grilling I steamed broccoli and cut up an apple.
When the chicken was done I put it on a whole wheat bun with avocado, lettuce, tomato, onions, and feta cheese. I also sprinkled some extra feta over the apple.
Such a great, fresh lunch! All the produce was organic and the tangy cheese on the apple was a nice way to mix things up a bit.
Then it was time to work out. I love to work out, but my workouts are definitely going to be scaled back for the next two weeks. I am an overachiever when it comes to fitness, and I am going to have to settle for the minimum while I throw myself into this proposal. It’s hard choosing between two things I love that both make me feel really good! For me, it’s like choosing between the captain of the baseball team and the captain of the football team. And then having to stop to eat is like…having to stop hooking up with the captain of the baseball team to go sleep with the soccer coach. How do I choose!?!? Why aren’t there more hours in the day?!??!
Because it was so nice out, I skipped the DVD plan and instead went for a 15 minute run outside and then did a 15 minute bike inside. I finished up with today’s 100 push-ups workout. My max was 7 today. Slowly but surely, I’m getting there…
Then it was time to shower and catch up on e-mails and now I’m about to head out again. I’m going to a Tweet-Up/Women in Business networking event with my friend Tracy. I’m really excited about it because in my current state of passion, I can only imagine how great it’s going to be to connect with other like-minded women! I have to grab a snack to have in the car because it’s an appetizers and drinks kinda shin-dig and I’d prefer not to show up so hungry I spend more time networking with the finger foods than the professionals.
Oh also! Obviously, I’ve spent the past few days doing quite a bit of work on Shedding It! You may not have noticed how a lot of things have been streamlined, but I think overall, everything is easier to find. I know you miss my cartoon icon and her fabulous hair, but sorry — you’re just going to have to get used to my fabulous legs instead.
Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple updates with you that you may not be aware of yet!
First, I added a subscribe form to the page so definitely sign up! This is for people who don’t use Google Reader but want to know when I post something new. You’ll get an e-mail each time! No SPAM or ads obviously, just me, all up in your inbox.
Also, there is now a Shedding It mobile site for iPhone and Android users! If you’re bored between classes and want to access the blog, hit the site from your phone and it will automatically redirect to the mobile site. (It takes a minute.) It’s just a little easier to read…and it has my YouTube feed linked to it, so if you’re slinking home and 7 AM and want a reminder of the “I’m Lovin’ It” rules, you can access it easily! Morning sex and McMuffins…there’s an App for that!
Have a great night!