Sunday, June 23, 2013


It's been quite a busy past few days around here.

On Friday a few of my friends and I decided to play paintball, something we've been meaning to do for ages now. Being Friday night meant that it was free for girls - woo! -  so it was only $17 for me, though the poor boys were stuck paying around $50!

We got outfitted in our super attractive camouflage coveralls, face masks, paintballs and guns and we were off to massacre each other.

I really wish I  had a picture for you but I wasn't exactly going to risk my phone in there.

But it's okay, Bane does a pretty good approximation of exactly what we looked like.

It was okay overall, though to be honest I spent 90% of my time wandering around completely lost since between my general lack of paintball playing ability and how fogged up my googles got, I didn't actually do anything much at all.

I did get a photo of the aftermath for you though.

There's more, but you get the idea.

Then the next day we decided to hit up a friend of a friends's barbecue over at Stanley Park. Just imagine me attempting to shake hands with people without wincing. It was so much fun.

Aside from the delicious fried food, there was also an impromptu game of Ultimate.

I timed this all well, as you can tell.

And then today's been spent cleaning, since the annual inspection for the place my family rents is on Tuesday. I have literally been cleaning non stop since 11am and I can still barely see floor.

Friday, June 21, 2013


So my last blog post didn't really pan out. There's been a lot of cake and ice cream eaten in the past couple of days.

Admittedly, it was my brother's birthday on Wednesday so we've had cake in addition to the ice cream we had before and it's been a little though to resist. So I haven't been resisting. Oops.

So now I'm left feeling all blah from the sheer amount of sugar and dairy I've had in the past few days and my skin is breaking out. So I'm feeling fat and ugly which is never a good way to feel but it's especially bad during the summer when I want to be running around in shorts and a tank top and not feeling super self conscious about my body, which is how I feel now.

I've never been super comfortable in my body but it's been getting better these past few years. Part of it is the fact that I am a size smaller than I was in high school and part of it is just maturing and growing out of that stage of teenage self hate that I think a lot of us go through during those years.

I really like the progress I've made, both in regards to dropping that size and - more importantly! - boosting my self esteem and I don't want to start going backwards, because when I start feeling bad about myself I stop wanting to do the things that keep me healthy and out of a funk in the first place, like working out, eating healthy and going out with my friends.

So in that spirit I'm going to try to incorporate all of those things today, by going on a run and then frantically running around getting ready so that I can meet up with my friends for dinner and paintball! Not that whatever we eat will be healthy, but as long as I can avoid the fridge after I get home I'll be happy.

And because this wasn't a very happy post, here's a puppy:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I love junk food.

Unfortunately, it doesn't love me back.

That is the exact look on my face as I try on the oh, three pairs of shorts I have that don't fit properly.

So I think it's time to cut a few of those treats out of my life. And by a few, I mean all. We have a few tubs of ice cream in the freezer so I'm not actually going to cut all the crap out but I'll be having maybe a scoop or two every couple of days and not a bowl whenever I feel like it.

I need to do this. I can't afford new pants.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Poor Choices

So I'm lactose intolerant.

 Sort of like this, except less obnoxious. You can always throw me a parade though, I wouldn't mind that too much.

But it does mean that having any sort of dairy leaves me miserable. And by miserable I mean bloated and crampy for literally an entire day afterwards. It's so fun.

But as I've been lactose intolerant for a few years now, I've sort of figured out what to avoid and how much of what I can eat without risking misery the next day and shocker or shockers, an entire bowl of ice cream is generally not the way to go.

 Maybe that's what I need to get, though I think I'm the type that needs some sort of disincentive for eating ice cream. I cannot afford new pants.

But all of this is pretty par for the course for a Monday. I have three assignments due today, a kitchen floor to scrub and a run to... run? Yeah. It'll be that sort of day.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I'm back!

I am so, so, SO BAD at this blogging thing. I think it's the procrastinator in me, honestly. But I'm trying again, mostly because I feel so unmotivated to do anything right now and at worst, this is something to do, something that I can look back on and feel good about.

I don't know exactly what direction I'll take this blog in. I do know that the blogs that I enjoy reading are a mix of stuff, often beauty blogs peppered with a few lifestyle tidbits or just pure lifestyle blogs. Not so much pure fitness blogs, as I don't really identify with them much at all.

So we'll see where this one goes this time around!