Great responses to yesterday’s post, guys! I was really nervous to hit the “Publish” button on that one but, as always, we had intelligent and respectful conversations. I really do love all of you to pieces!
You know those days in which you feel like your brain is being pulled in a million different directions? Today is one of those days for me. I just submitted a groundbreaking article about diversity on Framingham State’s campus and my head is spinning! So. Much. Research. I really love reporting, though. My favorite part is interviewing people; I love getting to know others’ personalities and manuerisms. This definitely appeals to the people-watching side of me.
Now, I’m nestled in the student lounge outside of the cafeteria getting some work done and…you guessed it…people-watching! It’s inevitable, really.
Let’s backtrack a bit, though, shall we?
This morning, I relied on my Tone It Up trainers for a kick-butt workout. To start, I completed three circuits of the Itty Bitty Bikini Routine. Those forearm plank-to-tummy tuck moves get my upper body shaking every time! After firing up my core, I went on to complete their Short & Sweet Interval Routine. Um, holy crap. This is only 20 minutes but, I can assure you, it gets the job done. I definitely had to coach myself through the 10 minutes of intervals. Running at an incline of 5 is NO joke, my friends. I kept telling myself to keep pushing and imagined Karena, Katrina, and my Tone It Up girls by my side cheering me on! Worked like a charm.
The remainder of the morning was a busy one! I had a last-minute interview for the diversity article and lots of writing to do. After awhile, my brain and my tummy were in need of some fuel.
The veggie train totally delivered today! I have no idea what I’m trying to say there; blame my jumbled brain. Anywho, I enjoyed steamed broccoli, sauteed bok choy and oyster mushrooms, and a side of tomato-charred adzuki beans. A side of FITNESS magazine rounded out the meal.
If you haven’t picked up this month’s issue, you should definitely get on it! There are so many inspirational stories about women who overcame their weight struggles and a workout from Bob Harper that looks like a doozy! I can’t wait to try it out.
Speaking of FITNESS magazine, I have some exciting news to share with all of you! Through FitFluential, I have been invited to attend the first-ever FITNESS Blogger Meet & Tweet (#FitBlogNYC) next month. This is a huge deal for me and an absolute dream come true! Cait and I will be carpooling to the event, and there will be a panel of speakers featuring Kelly Olexa, CEO of FitFluential, Julie Fagan, author of Peanut Butter Fingers, Carla Birnberg, author of MizFit Online, and Tina Haupert, author of Carrots ‘N’ Cake.
I know. Ridiculous. I literally wake up every morning with a big ol’ smile plastered on my face because I am so excited about this Meet & Tweet. It goes to show that, if you work hard and work honestly, you really can achieve your goals! The sky is the limit. I also owe so much to you guys – you really are the bones of this blog and I can’t thank you enough for stopping by this little corner of the blog world every day. You’re awesome!
While reading FITNESS at lunch today, I stumbled across a study I thought might be of interest. According to a recent study conducted by Harvard University, people reported being distracted 47 percent of the time while engaged in various activities. The study also showed that people were happier when doing things during which their minds didn’t wander as much (i.e. exercising, gettin’ frisky, or talking to someone).
I can totally relate to this. Just a few minutes ago, my inbox notified me that I had a new email and I interrupted writing this post to answer it. I’m also listening to the Bon Iver station on Pandora as I write this post. And, every few minutes, I raise my head to people-watch. Distractions, distractions, distractions!
This is something that I’m trying to consciously work on – to just focus on one task at a time. When I do that, I’m more calm and less stressed. You’d think that would be enough to convince me, huh? Well, today is a new day, and with a new day comes a fresh start. I’m going to start holding myself accountable!
Okay, I’m going to cap off a few assignments for a nutrition course. Have a beautiful night!
Question of the Day: Are you an avid multi-tasker or do you focus on one task at a time?