Thinking Out Loud

We are over halfway through the week and I’m thinking out loud today!  Let’s get to it! 🙂

Thinking-Out-LoudWe’ve lived in our house for just over 10 years now and it’s time for some facelifts.  I am going to tackle the kitchen first because it will be the easiest to overhaul.  When we moved in, I had a thing for orange paint and the bottom half of the walls beneath the chair rail is this faux finish orangish color.  I’m sick of looking at it now.  I think I’m going to go with a deep gray.  I also want to find something to do with all the stuff above the cabinets.  We have vaulted ceilings in the kitchen so I need to come up with something to fill that space or the kitchen will look really tiny.  I’m not sure what to do yet.  I’m tossing around the idea of doing solid white items and adding in color based on the season.  I’m just not sure.

I’ve not been on Pinterest for some time and I got on there to look for some ideas and I successfully spent way too much time searching through kitchen ideas, clothing, quotes and any other random thing I found.  I knew that was going to happen.  In the midst of pinning kitchen ideas, I did start a Stitch Fix board for my stylist.  At least something productive came out of that!  After looking back at my Stitch Fix board, I also realized that I pinned only all black clothing.  It figures!

I’m kind of addicted to Fiber One bars.  They came out with a whole bunch of new flavors and I eat them for dessert.  My favorite?  Salted Caramel Cheesecake.  No wait, Blueberry Streusel.  No.  It’s Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  Ok, maybe the Lemon Bar.  Chocolate Chip Brownie!  I love them all!  I can’t pick a favorite.  I have to remind myself to just eat one.  Most of them are 90 calories and are the perfect sweet treat!

Women’s Only Running School is in full gear now.  We’ve held three days of assessments for the ladies to come out to a local track and complete a one timed mile.  Their mile times will help to place them into groups.  We’ve had 90 ladies show up at this point with our last assessment tonight. I’m super excited to meet my group next week Thursday and start our training.  My friend, Julie, has coached for years so I’m happy to know someone out there coaching also.  It will be helpful for me to ask her questions as needed.

And lastly, I mentioned a book I was reading about recognizing “life traps”.  It inspired me to look at common fitness traps that we’ve all had at some point.  Anyways, I finished reading through the section that I felt would be of most help to how I’ve been feeling and I’m happy to say that I’ve seen some improvement already in how I’m dealing with certain situations.  I’ve shut off some of the spiral of thoughts I would normally have.  It also helps that Cara and I had a really good run talk on Tuesday morning.  She’s really insightful about everything too.  She has been an amazingly awesome listener for me, even when I ramble.  It’s great to have friends who I can have these types of conversations with often.

So what is on your mind?  What are you thinking about it? 

See what other people are thinking about too for Thinking Out Loud Thursday hosted by Running With Spoons.

Go be awesome! 🙂


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16 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud

  1. I love those Fiber One bars too, such a quick and easy sweet treat! My husband and I are house hunting now and I’ve got it all in my head that I can do so many home improvement projects so a fixer-upper is no big deal! I’ve never actually tackled a BIG renovation though, like a kitchen or bathroom. HGTV makes it look so easy!! I hope your projects go well! Giving your home a facelift and a little TLC sounds like fun!

    • I’m excited about it!! I just haven’t quite got an image in my head of what I want it to look like. Painting will be the easy part. It’s finding the right accessories that will take some time. 🙂 Good for you for being so creative!! It will help as you house hunt to get ideas and to be inspired to do something. How exciting!!

  2. Home renos are so much fun. Well, maybe not -fun- fun, but it’s so great when they’re finally done and you have things looking just the way you want them. My parents are actually moving house soon, and the first thing they want to do is tackle the kitchen. Apparently it’s kind of an important room 😉

  3. I go a little crazy on pinterest in that it makes me want to start making everything in the world. I have boards of things that I don’t know if I’ll ever get to…but one can dream! ❤ Good luck on your home renovations! :] I want super high ceilings when I grow up (haha) so I can rig up some aerial silks!

  4. Fitness traps!!! i can’t get out of them!! I have yet to find what works for me and what is sustainable! So frustrating! I will have to check out that book.

    Totally cool-your women’s running!

    I can’t look at pinterest, I would lose myself and forget about the world-lol!!!

    My kitchen is bright yellow and I am just about tired of it too…what to do what to do…… Have fun finding your inspiration!

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