Sunday, April 22, 2012

Full of Thoughts

First off, I should not be writing a blog post.  I have the attention span of a 3 year old hyped up on sugar and I really need to be doing homework!! But...once I set my mind on something I will obsess about it until I just do it.  So that's why I am writing this post.

These past 2 weeks have been insaneeee.  I have not slept longer than 5 hours each night and I have NO idea how I am not crashing.  I just keep going and going.  This past weekend was one of the best weekends I have ever had!  It was an amazing time with best friends and it was non stop.  I went to Delaware for the weekend and whenever I do that it's like every minute of my time is booked by 20 different groups of friends.  I wouldn't have it any other way and it just keeps reminding me that I am totally living in the wrong state!  Ok so now on to the weight loss aspects of this blog...

Hanging with friends and going out is something that I used to do like 5 nights a week when I was right out of college 22-24 years old. I would drink my face off and just have a great time...and I was freaking fat.  You would think that I would smarten up and realize why I was gaining so much weight. Um hello....maybe the 500 vodka cranberries and 22oz bud lights had something to do with it. Maybe?  Well finally I smartened up during this recent journey and decided to stop drinking.  I never drink anymore...like ever.  I may have one drink if I go to a wedding or something like that but I never really go out anymore.  There are those special occasions where I do drink but I try to make that once every three months or so. Sometimes more often and sometimes less often. It just depends.  Well this weekend one of my best friends came home to DE from Florida where she currently lives.  I haven't seen her in so long and we ended up meeting up with our highschool friends and drinking at our favorite bar at the University of Delaware campus.  Well of course things got a little crazy and we all ended up drinking. Way more than I wanted to but hey...it was a once in a while thing.  I drank some beeeer and took some shotsssss and just had one of the best nights in a looooong time.  It was amazing and I wouldn't have changed a thing! Except...probably eating a better dinner that night.  I was hurting the next morning!! I also felt super guilty for drinking so many calories. I HATE drinking calories. Ick.

I guess the reason behind this boring long Sunday night post is that I am really proud of myself.  I am currently traveling for work and i'm in Nashville, TN.  I work in the event planning and tradeshow industry and have been here since graduating college in 2007.  I LOVE it and I am in love with everyone I have ever met on the job.  It is an amazing group of people that work in this niche market and it's always a good time.  About 1.5 years ago I used to work for a tradeshow company that was amazing.  The group of people I worked with was similar to a fraternity.  Everyone was best friends and we just all had so much fun when we traveled.  We would go out all night and binge drink then wake up early as hell the next morning and work a long ass day and then do it all over again the next night.  It was a great experience and a lot of fun.  I guess I am writing about this to show everyone how much I have changed.  It's my first night in Nashville and I am doing homework and went to the gym hahaha.  And you know what...I am 100% happy about it!!!  I am in such a great place in my life that I have not been happier.  The fact that I just went to the gym and killed a 1 mile run just made my night.  I don't need to go out and drink cosmos and jack daniels (gagging), I need to set goals and accomplish them.  That is what keeps me going and that is what makes me happy.  It is always so hard to travel for work and eat healthy when you are eating out all three meals of the day.  But you know what...I am going to challenge myself this week.  I want to LOSE weight while I'm in Nashville.  I want to work my 13 hour days and then force myself to go to the gym so that I can fall asleep with a smile on my face.  That smile important to me and that is what I want.  So that is what I will get. 

Now wish me luck.

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