Oh man, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Life has been going at full speed, and I’ve been enjoying the ride. Here are some of the best bits that have happened since the beginning of the year.
Visiting my sister and her family in Seattle (especially my adorable nephew, Jack).
He is, of course, the cutest baby ever. At least until I have my own kids. I had never spent any significant amount of time in Seattle, and it was cool to explore the area where Emrie and Matt have landed. I foresee spending a lot of time there if all their kids are going to be so cute.
Vacationing in Thailand
I told you that I won a week-long stay at the Fairtex gym in Thailand. In February I took advantage of that and spent an amazing two weeks vacationing in Thailand. It didn’t cover the cost of my flight, but they did pick me up from the airport after 26 hours of traveling. It was seriously the best vacation ever.
The whole first week I was getting up at 6:30 to train with real Muay Thai fighters by 7 am. You might not think that exercising sounds very vacation-like, but I LOVE Muay Thai. It was truly a blessing to wake up, walk outside my room, and start kicking bags.
Plus, there is delicious food EVERYWHERE in Thailand. The street vendors are amazing. My favorite was the guy that rolled his cart up and served the most simple, delicious bowl of noodle soup for 25 Baht (about 80 cents). He’d leave the bowl with you and pick it up the next time he rolled by.
Here’s a video of me practicing Muay Thai with the awesome trainer, Daew.
I’m already thinking of ways to get the time and resources to go back to Thailand. Next time I’m squeeze in some time to rent a beach bungalow.
My Entire Family Came To Visit In the Same Week (with almost no notice)
I won’t go into the details, but suffice it to say that it was a crazy, awesome week. My mom came to visit from a couple hours away. Emrie, Matt, and Jack stopped by twice from Seattle. And my dad and stepmom came by from Idaho. All in the same week!
Starting My Own Business
I haven’t started it yet, so I’ll save that information for another post. But I’m spending a lot of my free time with planning and preparation.
Well, that’s my life in a nutshell the last couple months. What have you all been up to?
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Hey lovely people!
So it’s been a while since I posted anything. I got caught up in life. Hence the title- YAY Life!!!
What’s been going on? I found a new passion- Muay Thai (or Thai Kickboxing). It has quickly become my favorite activity (that I’m willing to publicly blog about *wink*).
It all started in March. I was watching the TV show The Biggest Loser. They had this montage of one of the contestants that got sent home, and she was continuing her fitness by boxing. BOXING!? Huh. I’d never even considered boxing as a form of exercise, and I’d never done any martial arts. But right then, something about hitting those pads looked appealing.
I immediately did a Yelp search for local boxing gyms, and found a place that offered a $10 introductory class. At this point I would normally research something to death until I lost all interest. But this time was different. I said to myself, “Just call and see what they say.” I did, and set up an appointment for the next week. And I’ve been learning Muay Thai five days a week since then.
I’m obsessed with it. I’m honestly not a violent person, but there is something so incredibly satisfying about the *thwack* of a glove connecting with a pad. It’s an awesome way to relieve stress. I often ask myself what I was doing with my stress before? Mostly I was eating it. Shoving that stress back in my body, and packing it in with food. Now I just save my stress for 5:30 pm, and spend it all at the gym.
I feel happier than I’ve ever felt in my entire life. I am the most fit I’ve been since college. And, babe, I look hot.
Oh, I forgot to tell you about the community! The people at the gym are so nice. You’d think with all these tough guys they might be unfriendly, but really they are super sweet. When they yell at you to “Punch harder!” it’s because they love you. I promise.
That’s what I’ve been up to lately. It’s fabulous. I’ve even started dreaming (while I’m sleeping) about ways to improve my kicks. Plus, I recently won a raffle – a week at my gym’s facility in Thailand! Woot Woot!
There’s a lesson in all this. Follow your inspiration. Don’t let old habits keep you from finding new things to love. I’m going to keep that in mind with this blog, and I’ll be back here posting on a more regular basis.
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“Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they’re amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
Now Men…. Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.”
A friend sent this to me today. It’s the first time I’ve heard it, and it’s just so perfect I had to share it.
I’m single. I have been for a while. And there are a lot of women in my same boat. Sometimes it can be discouraging. Just remind yourself, if applicable -
All you single ladies are just the best apples, ripening to perfection so when the right guy climbs the tree you’ll be super delicious.
Also, make sure you want to be picked.
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And here’s another thing to remember about women-
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