Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One month down, 11 more to go...

Where did January go? It was here, then I blinked and the next thing I know, it's February. I've been really busy at work, working long hours and weekends. But you know what they say about all work and no play.... I managed to sneek in a few fun activities.

I was inspired by one of Chelsea's blog posts over at Triumphs and Blunders of a Kooky Gal (her blog is great. If you don't follow her, you really should!). Basically she started a meme of sorts called "I Never....And Now I Have!" The point is to do one thing a week that you've never done. I have a mental list of stuff I've always wanted to do, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Now that I have inspiration, I'm giving my best attempt to do one thing a week I've never done before. Here's what I did in January:
  • Week 1 - I tried Sushi for the 1st time....and loved it!!!
  • Week 2 - Fail....
  • Week 3 - I tried Pho' for the 1st time....and loved it!!!
  • Week 4 - I went to a wine tasting at a local winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle....so much fun!!!

I'm looking forward to February and the new things I'm going to try!

In other news, a few months ago I joined the gym. I go almost every day, and I still enjoy going!! In December I set a few goals for myself and about a week ago I exceeded my first goal of losing 13 pounds!!! YAY!!!

When I first started going to the gym, I met with Personal Trainer Ayla Riggle from Thrive Fitness, who got me started on my fitness regime. She's amazing and if you live in the Lake Stevens area and need a great trainer, I highly recommend her. She also has 2 awesome blogs, Live the Healthy Life and Fit Feasts.

In book-related news, I'm finally getting around to reading the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson. This series was highly recommended to me by Dave, Krista, Logan and Shellie. I finished Book 1-Mistborn last week and I'm part way through Book 2-Well of Ascension. I plan on posting a review of the whole series when I finish Book 3-Hero of Ages. So far I'm loving the series and I can't wait to see the rest of the story unfold.

That's about it for me. If you get around to it, check out Rememorandom's Writing Wednesday tomorrow. Logan is in the middle of writing an epic poem called "The Absurdly Epic Tragedy of Oscambria". I find the poem very entertaining and hope you enjoy it as well.


  1. Yes january did fly by! I'm glad you're trying new things! I tried sushi a few months ago but didn't care for it. What is Pho' exactly?

  2. First off, thank you very much, both for linking my blog and for genuinely liking my story. It's very encouraging to know that at least somebody (besides me) is enjoying it.

    I joined a gym in December, but I haven't met with a trainer yet. I need to do that...

    Yay for Mistborn! Yay for wine tasting! Yay for trying new things!

  3. oh goodness! this is too exciting!!! congrats on doing all those new things!! {i love your honesty about week 2. simply- fail. too funny! since "vegan week" was a week long a let it count for two weeks!!}
    don't you love sushi! it is definitely one of my favorite foods!
    i am so excited to see what else you are going to be doing!!
    and congrats on joining the gym!!!

  4. @Shelley-Pho' is Vietnamese Soup. The one I tried had beef, rice noodles, onions, basil and other unknowns in it.

    @Logan-You're welcome!

    @Chelsea-Sushi is awesome!! I had it for lunch today! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  5. Yes, January DID seem to fly by! I can't believe it is Feb already! I only like sushi rolls - I can't eat raw sushi by itself. My husband loves it though!