It’s been awhile! I figured, you know, its only been 2 years, a reintroduction never hurt anyone!
My name is Ashley. I am terrible at keeping up a blog. I get distracted by life and forget that I used to write. I love writing. I love reading. I always have a book on me. I always have a notebook/journal on me.
Current read: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Current notebook/journal: Paperback gold and black journal from Target
I also love food! OMG…. Do I love food…..
I think about food all the time. I think about what I am going to eat at the next meal even before I have finished the meal I am currently devouring. I think about things I want to try and make and things that look weird but could be fun to make. I think about restaurants I want to go to because they specialize in a certain dish or style of food. Food is constantly on my brain.
I also love wine and whiskey. I currently manage a taproom just outside of Denver, CO and that job has brought me into contact with some fabulous distributors and fabulous spirits. I am researching different spirits on a very regular basis. I am definitely drawn to the smaller batch, craft spirits and wines, not so much the bigger commercial ones.
I live to be outside. I love being outside any chance I get. I have already gotten my first sunburn of the year. I love to soak up that Vitamin D in the sunshine. I love hiking with my dog. I am currently training for a half marathon. It is just about river season as well, so I will definitely be on the river plenty this summer. I am happy and sad that ski season is over. Just really any chance I get to be outside, I will take it.
I also hate taking normal selfies. I think they are overrated. Lol. So, here is a goofy selfie of me on a ferry in Ireland.
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Alrighty, so not much has changed in the past couple of days but I am starting to make some plans.
Plans are always good to have. I am a planner, an organizer, have slight OCD. It happens.
Anyway, the first thing that I am going to use to really kickstart my health takeover is by participating in Emily Schromm’s 7-Day Pregame Challenge.
It is a free 7-day mini version of her 21-Day Superhero Challenge. If you have not done that one, it is a great warm up to that challenge and will give you a taste of what to expect. The 7-day challenge is also free! Yay! I love free!
So, this challenge starts Monday, November 28th. That gives you time to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend and then get back into gear with where you want to be weight wise.
TJ and I are both going to do. We need a nice jumpstart before I start devouring all of the holiday goodies!
If you want to join in this madness, check out this link!
You can get registered there! If you do sign up, let me know and we can stay motivated together!
I am also going to start moving more before and after this challenge, as well as starting to eat better, but I haven’t made plans for that yet. Hoping the challenge will provide some inspiration!
What gets you most motivated to workout?!
What is your motivation for getting healthier?
Not gonna lie guys, I have been feeling a little down in the dumps lately. Feeling super run down with work and just not inspired at all with where I am at in life. I have dreams and aspirations but I really just feel like I am going nowhere with them. I really feel stuck in retail, which is definitely not where I want to be. I think my husband feels the same way. So you have two peeps who are feeling stuck, that doesn’t exactly ignite any kind of passion in marriage either lol. Not to say that things are dying, it just isn’t steaming passion at the moment. It happens. There are periods of abundance and drought in every relationship, whether it is marriage, friendship or even family.
But anyway, back to my main topic of thought today. I want to work and do something I am passionate about. I love talking with people and sharing info or tidbits or just revelations in day to day life. I mean I have been at this blog for about two and half years now. How crazy is that?! I honestly love it! I love seeing peoples lives and I love sharing my own. I love writing! I really do. I write a lot. I journal on my own. I write here. I have random little notes all over the place in my house. It is kind of ridiculous. I truly think that writing is good for the soul. I think it gets things out and who knows, can sometimes lead to wonderful things.
I have seen this Passion Planner pop up on Facebook multiple times this week and I have watched her video and read a little bit about her. It is wonderful! I think it is a great idea. Such a great way for some inspiration.
Watch the video!
I hope that gives you and I some inspiration for the day!
There are things that just perk up my imagination or my dreaming. They come in such wide varieties but they all make me dream a little bit in some way.
Here is what I have been framing about lately:
And just go to this link, you won’t be sorry!
What has you inspired lately?