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Oh my goodness y’all! I definitely figured out how to get out of the idle rut that started this blog! I can definitely say I am on my way to things being fantastic 🙂

I often refer to the various areas of my life I’m working on. Currently, several areas of my life are seeing major improvement. My career and finances, due to my recent promotion, are in an upswing. I started back to class last week, so education is moving in a positive direction. I’m working on personal relationships that were previously in a decline and are now steadily improving. Then, this morning, I did something to improve my health.

This morning’s new adventure found me at Crossfit. Crossfit is an intense athletic training program. I just did the test drive today; but holy crap was it intense!

The warm up alone consisted of 10 each squats, push ups, pull ups, sit ups, back extensions, and tri raises. Then the mini workout included a 500 meter row, 30 squats, 20 sit ups, 10 push ups, and 5 pull ups.

I start a two week boot camp Monday. I’m both excited and a tad scared! Wish me luck y’all and I’ll be checking in soon!

Hey all! So, it has been a while since I have said hello. I won’t say I’m back quite yet, but I hope to be soon!

I’m gradually settling my office. I have a new employee and nearly have my veteran junior trained on my morning duties so I can focus more on learning my new duties. All in all, it’s been a little rocky, but nothing more than the bumps and bruises you get from learning something new.

I had to push starting school back a couple weeks, so that begins this coming Tuesday. My work schedule was far too crazy in the beginning, but is far better now.

I went a little crazy at first due to a personal life crisis in the midst of all this change, so I had started going out far too often again. Now, I don’t mean the certifiable kind of crazy, but the stressed to no end kind of crazy. I figured out quickly that the kind of therapy I was seeking helped nothing and added weight to my figure. Unacceptable!

The personal crisis is getting handled and I’m looking for new and better ways to deal with the new stressors in my life. I hope to go within the next week or two to check out the Cross Fit training program near me.

A co-worker talked me into it after describing her personal experience in the program. In my typical nerdy fashion, I’ve been doing my background research and am pretty excited about what I have found! I’ll keep y’all posted on my decision and any updates if I join. If any readers out there have been in this type of program, I’d love to hear about it!

I’ve missed y’all and hope to write soon 🙂

Alright y’all, I know I have been away for a bit, but I swear I have really good excuses reasons for my absence, I swear. I am not sure what just happened to my life, but everything went crazy suddenly. I don’t know wtf happened and why it all happened at once, but I must admit I am not unhappy. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we.

Let me start by saying I have always said I work best in chaos with a full plate. I think my plate just went from nothing, to full, to over-flowing in like a weeks time. I kid you not, I am totally serious here folks! Just remember, my blog is called from life idle to life fantastic and I have talked about how I am working on major self-improvement and yada, yada, yada…

First step was getting back into school. I had to organize some things, but I got that accomplished and I start back April 3rd. Yes, I am totally stoked! I am a nerdy, I like to learn kinda gal. I have already downloaded my books to my Kindle and have my reading/writing assignments noted so I can work ahead this weekend. Okay, that last part is not as much nerd as it is necessity. Hold your horses folks and you will understand why.

Next step, health and wellness. Anyone remember reading my blogs about the Wheel of Life Tree? Part of my journey included health and wellness. Now, this may sound a little radical but I decided to do the Master Cleanse. It is an extensive cleanse that lasts 10-days as a minimum. I started this past Wednesday and will do a write up of the cleanse and my experience with it at the completion of the 10-days, which is approximately the 30th of March. I swear, I am not counting down the days!

Okay, so education, check; health and wellness, almost check; and I got to work out a few other Wheel of Life Tree things to check off as well! I am getting to those, no worries; they are biggies though! I would like to add the side note that I am working toward the home/physical environment part as well. I have cleared a few items out of my massive stash of clothes and hope to finish most of that this weekend.

Now, for the big ones! I found out Thursday that I am in training for a promotion! It will move me into a director position in my current division in our company. I must admit I am excited and nervous all at the same time! Currently, it means I have to do my current job as well as most of the director position functions; but I am unstoppable and confident, so I have no qualms about all that. It just means longer hours and more stress, but I can handle my fair share of that. It will also mean more money, so I have successfully increased my Wheel of Life Tree in the Career/Business/Work as pending the Money Finance areas.

I can say, without hesitation, that my life just jumped up into the fast lane. I have so many other areas of my Wheel of Life Tree that have really progressed as well, but I am running out of time to write. I just wanted to explain my absence a bit and let y’all know where I have been. I cannot I will be able to keep consistent on my blog, but I will come back to y’all soon 😉

No-cost

The best things in life are free. This is one of the largest myths told as far as I’m concerned. Now, before you start thinking this chic is a cynical crazy person, hear me out and have a little faith. I swear this is probably not what you think. Oh, come on, you know you’re intrigued so read on…
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What is an e-cigarette and can they help me quit smoking? Are they safe for me? Those are the questions I am looking to answer. Having been a bit stressed lately, I have been smoking more than a pack of cigarettes per day. Once I realized what I was doing and how much I was spending, I realized something had to give. At that rate, quitting cold turkey is not an option. So, e-cigarettes, here I come. I have already made the switch, so I guess it is time to do my research.

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Compromise, sometimes that word raises some pretty interesting questions. Is compromise good? Is all compromise good compromise? How much compromise is too much compromise? Is one person compromising more than the other?

Compromise can be a very good thing, in small doses. Compromising isn’t always negative. You may compromise by stopping what you are doing to help another person. You may compromise by not smoking in the car with someone who has asthma or despises cigarette smoke. Neither of these compromises cost you anything or changes who you are at your core. The compromise you make for another should not compromise the soul.

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We have all know the quote “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” from the bible, right? Basically, the theory is you treat others the way you want them to treat you in return. Why doesn’t this work more often? Think about this for a second. How many times have you treated someone really well and you did not get anything near that treatment in return?

So, what do you do? Do you start treating them how they are treating you because that is apparently how they want to be treated since they are treating you that way? Or, do you continue to treat them the way you want to be treated? It’s kind of like being stuck between a rock and a hard place when you think about it. If the other person just likes being treated poorly so they treat you poorly, will treating them good ever work? What if you are both trying to treat the other like you want to be treated? How frustrating because you both want to be treated differently than the other. Maybe it isn’t working because there is a serious misunderstanding on treatment needs.

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