Daily Gratitude: August edition

  • Tuesday July 29, 2014: I was able to use the fitness room at our apartment for a good weight workout (including arms/shoulders which is HUGE for me considering all the shoulder issues I have had)
  • Wednesday July 30, 2014: I had a great visit with not only my district manager, but also a regional manager at work
  • Thursday July 31, 2014: I got some yummy home grown tomatoes from one of my technicians
  • Friday August 1, 2014: I started off a new month with a workout and some cleaning
  • Saturday August 2, 2014: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both my daddy and my niece Ainsley!!!
  • Sunday August 3, 2014: FINALLY the pool has opened at our apartment so we got to enjoy it today! Plus Chase and I met his dad for dinner, which was nice.
  • Monday August 4, 2014: Happy anniversary to Briix–to celebrate we took advantage of their buy one get one free pizza offer for dinner!
  • Tuesday August 5, 2014: I switched up our usually “Taco Tuesday” dinner by using ground turkey and Chase still said it was good!
  • Wednesday August 6, 2014: I got to spend some time with a grad intern at work today–its always fun for me to help others learn
  • Thursday August 7, 2014: Yay for being off work! I throughly enjoyed my time today
  • Friday August 8, 2014: Although work was super busy today, I am proud of myself and my technician for how we handled it.
  • Saturday August 9, 2014: One great thing about getting off at 5pm on the weekends is that I can go to the free wine tasting at Winston Salem Wine Market
  • Sunday August 10, 2014: I took advantage of our new pharmacy hours and enjoyed some “me time” this morning before work
  • Monday August 11, 2014: One of my technicians brought in a locally made tres leches cake and it was DELICIOUS!!
  • Tuesday August 12, 2014: I used a living social voucher for a massage that I almost forgot I had!
  • Wednesday August 13, 2014: Chase and I celebrated “taco Tuesday” a day late this week
  • Thursday August 14, 2014: We had a new grad training with us at work today.  It is always nice to have an extra hand!
  • Friday August 15, 2014: Today was an extra shift for me and I plan to use my extra pay to treat myself to something nice
  • Saturday August 16, 2014: I started the morning off with a great Zumba class before heading home to spend some time with my mom and see my brother’s new house
  • Sunday August 17, 2014: I went to church with my Nanny and we had a wonderful time celebrating a 90th birthday at her church
  • Monday August 18, 2014: Chase and I had a date night dinner at Briix
  • Tuesday August 19, 2014: Although work was super busy I feel like we had a very productive day
  • Wednesday August 20, 2014: I spent some time at work finalizing details for our team member events for flu shots.  It is nice to be able to get the loose ends wrapped up
  • Thursday August 21, 2014: I was incredibly lazy this afternoon and I loved every minute of it!
  • Friday August 22, 2014: It is days like these I remember how blessed I am to have a 30 minute lunch break to step away from things
  • Saturday August 23, 2014: Free pizza at work!  Woohoo
  • Sunday August 24, 2014: Again, I am loving our new Sunday hours.  I had time to get some cleaning done before work this morning!
  • Monday August 25, 2014: I took Krispy Kreme donuts to work to welcome our new staff pharmacist—and I didn’t even eat one!
  • Tuesday August 26, 2014: Did you know they make pumpkin spice flavored M&Ms?? I didn’t, but tried them at work and have to say they weren’t too bad
  • Wednesday August 27, 2014: I gave a big thumbs up this morning for a solid night of sleep…much needed for another busy day at work.
  • Thursday August 28, 2014: Today I was reminded that sometimes people can be plain mean, no matter how nice you are to them, and you just have to let it roll off your back
  • Friday August 29, 2014: I have been working on learning (or maybe I should say re-learning) Spanish using the app Duolingo and today one of my technician’s complimented me on my progress!
  • Saturday August 30, 2014: Woohoo for seeing my niece play in her soccer tournament today!
  • Sunday August 31, 2014: Enjoying a lazy Sunday with Chase is a perfect way to end the month of August.  Welcome Fall!

Even though sometimes I forget it is so important to remember to be gracious for your life each and every day! Don’t waste your time looking to the future; enjoy the here and now!


Daily Gratitude

I have been on vacation since last Wednesday so I have been slacking a little on my posting, but I did want to follow-up on one of my life changes goal of finding something from each day I am grateful for and appreciated:

Wednesday January 15, 2014: My mom came by work and surprised me! I was very thankful for her visit :)

Thursday January 16, 2014: I had a really productive visit with my boss

Friday January 17, 2014: Chase and I had a lunch date at Chick-Fil-A and also went snowboarding at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Saturday January 18, 2014: Chase and I got to spend the day with his family celebrating his brother Chad’s birthday!

Sunday January 19, 2014: I found an awesome snowboard set up at the Ski and Tennis Station in Winston.  I can’t wait to go snowboarding more!

Monday January 20, 2014: Today was an awesome Monday at work, which hasn’t been happening recently.

Tuesday January 21, 2014: Today was my last day of work before VACATION!!

Wednesday January 22, 2014: Chase and I flew to San Francisco today and had an uneventful flight + tried In-N-Out for the first time!


Thursday January 23, 2014: California is wonderful and today we went to Lake Tahoe.  It is gorgeous!

Friday January 24, 2014: Chase, his friend Chris, and I spent the day snowboarding at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe.  It was amazing!


Saturday January 25, 2014: Sightseeing around Lake Tahoe was great!  It is one of the prettiest places I’ve seen.


Sunday January 26, 2014: Chase’s friends live in Livermore, CA which is right in the middle of a ton of vineyards!  Wine tasting today was a lot of fun!

Life Changes: Weekly Update

Since we are now almost halfway through the month of January I thought I would take a moment and recap about how my life changes have been going since my post on how to be successful last Wednesday.

Lets take a look at the last week:

  • I feel really good about my overall fitbit stats from this past week:Image

I reached my goal on every day that I worked, but I still need to focus on getting in my steps and working out on days that I am not at work.

  • I’ve logged all my days on my fitnesspal as best as I could (had to guesstimate a few things)
  • I also feel really good about the foods I have been eating and what I’ve put into my body.
  • I spent some time Wednesday hitting the grocery store and did some meal prepping Thursday morning before work

Lastly, I feel like I was able to find something each day that I was grateful for and appreciated:

Wednesday January 8, 2014: Chase and I went out to dinner at Full Moon Oyster Bar to celebrate his birthdayImage

Thursday January 9,2014: I cooked some blueberry power muffins and made some homemade vegetarian burrito bowls for work (these included brown rice, black beans, rotel, and wholly guacamole)

Friday January 10,2014: I used my Chick Fil A calendar card to finally try their chicken tortilla soup (it was good…I think I want to try to make it at home)

Saturday January 11, 2014: My partner at work was nice enough to come in and help us and brought me a nice, hot Dunkin Donuts coffee

Sunday January 12, 2014: Chase was nice enough to come over when I got off work and help me put together this amazing mirror I got from Pier One for Christmas

Monday January 13, 2014: It was Moe Monday, what more can I say :)

Tuesday January 14, 2014: I am off work today (even though I was there for awhile) so I took some me time and started to read the book: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman that I received for Christmas from Chase’s parents

Living in the moment: here and now