Monday, September 26, 2011

Fire Up for Fall - Week 2

Signing up a bit late for the Fire up for Fall Challenge made Week 1 fly by! Things have been hectic in general. Most of my days have been spent writing, editing, and stressing over my writing and editing. My workouts have had to be modified to suit this upcoming deadline. It's been tough ... but I'm coping (somehow). This will actually be my last post until Oct. 1st. I'll be available on email, but I won't be blogging for the next few days -- No, I'm not 'falling off the wagon.' I just need to focus all my energy on my thesis at the moment.

Part I: My motivation picture for this week


What have you done this week to help you achieve your goals?
1. I've been working endless hours on editing my thesis
2. I experimented with quinoa for the first time and loved it!

What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?
Hmm fabulous is a bit of a stretch this week as I'm feeling really stressed out ... but, despite the stress and anxiety and an insane amount of craving of junk food to soothe my anxiety I did not give in ... I guess that's a good thing (can't wait till the cravings completely disappear though!!)

What is your talent? What are you good at?

I'm a great party planner and gift shopper :)

What's been the highlight of your week?
A bit of down time with my mom. She's done her PhD so she knows what I'm going through. For the past few weeks it's just been work, gym, and home to write -- no friends or social life, so a chance to relax with my mom was definitely a highlight.

Fun Question: What's your guilty pleasure TV?
I'm a big fan of police/crime dramas like Criminal Minds though they sometimes give me nightmares.

At the moment I'm keeping it light and am watching Monk. I only recently started watching the series (even though I know it's been out for years) and I absolutely LOVE it. I can relate to his OCD/phobias as I have a few quirks of my own ...


  1. Good luck finishing your thesis, I <3 Criminal Minds but some episodes stay with me far too long.

  2. Welcome to the challenge and good luck finishing your thesis!

  3. Hahaha - great choice of motivational picture!
    I <3 Monk!!


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