An Allergy and Light Headed Filled Weekend Recap

August 25, 2014

Well, this weekend wasn't great, but that happens. I could feel myself feeling some type of way on Friday. I was beginning to feel a little burned out. Then work was a freaking whirlwind; clients were visiting and I had my obligated duties of being hostest with the mostest. Normally I immensely enjoy this, but Friday it just exhausted me. Hell called and wanted it's weather back as well. 

When I left the office, I had a heavy leg workout on my training agenda. Honestly, I push myself to the brink of throwing up when I train legs. I don't know why, but I love training my legs until I cannot walk. I only do legs once every 7-10 days; sometimes even less because of how much I hike. Thus when I have my leg workouts, I make sure they count. I need to be in a good frame of mind for these workouts. Friday, I was not. However, I made myself go, and the second I walked through the gym doors, I was in total masochist mode. I tortured myself and Kelly, and we ended up having a great workout. I was exhausted after so the rest of the evening was spent binging on True Blood and ice-cream. 
I slept 10 hours Friday night and woke up late on Saturday; barely able to walk. Friday's training goal was definitely attained. I planned on getting in good writing time but I could not concentrate to save my life; my ADHD was in full affect. Kelly came over and we went to a local tavern for a bottle of Champagne and hummus. We were having fun until I got sick. That little allergy I have to alcohol surfaced bad; I suppose it is because I do not drink a lot anymore so when I do, it shocks my body or something. I spent the rest of the evening laying down. I was miserable.
Sunday, I woke up early and still felt sore and fatigued; but since I was up early, I got ready and went to church. I usually go Sunday night's so this was a fun change of pace. It was the start of our new series "Meant to Be: The Bible's Best Kept Secret of Sex, Marriage, and Being Single", My soul needed this more than words can describe. That was another reason why I decided to go to church in the morning. I was so excited!

I am not a very religious person; I ask a LOT of questions and I am not going to "believe something" because a book tells me too. I have to fully understand something before I can make the stance that I believe in it. I believe in logic and reasoning; just like teachers, parents, and other mentors have always taught me too. However, there is something about faith and God that heals me in a way that I can't really explain.

Writing is my passion. Writing is what heals me. At times I feel God come through my writing and take over my keyboard. I felt this significantly when I was writing this letter to myself. Finding God... or him finding me these past 7 weeks has been pretty incredible. Sometimes I feel like a pile mush throwing myself at his mercy and he always heals me. 

I am veering off of the subject, but Sunday was a strong, passionate, and honestly raw service, which is why I love going there. Steven Furtick is absolutely amazing: he preaches in a way that is so easy to understand and make sense of. You can take his message and apply it to your daily life. I cling to every word. When I was forced to go to church as a child and teen, I scribbled on the program counting down the minutes until it was over. It is not like that anymore. 

The most incredible part was all of the healing you could physically see and emotionally feel. Steven preached of how hard marriage is, how much it work it takes, the grace of being single, loving yourself -- he preached from 1st Corinthians in a beautifully and brutally honest way; a way that I feel so many people desperately need to hear. Slowly you could see couples all throughout the church holding hands, humbling before their partners, acknowledging their wrongdoings, making promises, and taking a leap of faith that had been void for a long time. Though my happy ass was there alone, it was incredible to see. I am so glad that I was so weak at the beginning of July that it forced me to start going to church. I was at a breaking point and in so much despair. I was desperate for my soul to be healed and a change. I feel right where I belong.

This series is powerful. It is for mature audiences, and Steven is not afraid to make you uncomfortable. This message gravely need to be said. He is preaching from 1st Corinthians; a chapter sometimes churches glide over because of the content. If you are single, married, or in relationship, you will benefit tremendously from this sermon. Watch it online here. 
After church, I went home and took a nap and did some writing for "Pretty, Lies". I then decided I needed to get out and get some fresh air. I did not feel like training so I went to the movies to see "If I Stay". I had a free ticket so I thought it would be a good movie to use it on. I have not read the book "If I Stay" but I have been seeing the preview for the movie so long that it looked intrigued me to go see it. My verdict? Disappointed is an understatement. I like the idea of the movie and the story is good; but the execution of the movie was awful. It was so boring. I could not wait for it to be over. To me, it lacked so many things. The only part I was "touched" at was when the grandfather was beside of Mia's hospital bed when she was unconscious. I am glad I did not pay to see it, and if you want to watch it, wait for Redbox.
After the movies I ran some errands then once I was home, I vegged out watching the VMA's and the series finale of "True Blood". I can't talk about "True Blood" right now because I am so heartbroken. I am just trying to pretend this isn't real. My heart cannot deal with this showing ending. It is my favorite show of all time and there was so much more that needed to happen before the network pulled the show.

Today, I enjoyed my last Monday off for summer hours. It is back to a normal 5 day work week next week. Oh wait, no it isn't because of Labor Day! Whoo hoo! I slept in, and felt back to normal. I went to the gym for cardio and an upper body weight circuit. After I went the bank and grocery store, then came back and prepped all of my food for the week and scrubbed my apartment from top to bottom.
Now I am fresh out of the shower, have the windows open because it such a beautiful evening, and candles burning. Throwing myself into catching up on blogs, get a chapter done in my book, and a turkey meatloaf going in the oven. 


  1. hope you're feeling better!!! someone else told me they were super disappointed in that movie as well!

  2. I watched the finale last night, so sad it's over. I didn't mind the ending but it left me feeling kinda empty for some reason. I guess I'm still sitting here absorbing the whole Alcide thing a few episodes back. Did that really happen?

  3. I hope you are feeling better. Allergies are the worst :( I've never watched True Blood, but I have heard absolutely amazing things about it! I'll have to check it out soon. Definitely need something to watch once the munchkin goes to bed.

  4. Wow that is awful that you're allergic to alcohol! I can't even imagine! I hope you are feeling better today though! And also I wanted to throw out that I am excited for you that you have found Jesus! :)

  5. Girl, I am envious of you 10 hours of sleep! I got roughly 8 hours of sleep over 3 days! HA! This morning my body was like "bi*** please" and slept through my alarm by an hour and a half! AHH HA HA! AMAZING Monday, let me tell you! ;)

  6. Hope you are feeling better. Getting a good's night sleep is always nice. Legs days are the best when you are sore for days, right?!

  7. Going to check out your church's podcast, sounds a lot like the church I go to!

    Love your apartment, so bright and cozy!

  8. i am so behind on true blood lol. dont ruin it for me!!!! i also really want to see if i stay but i want to read the book first, sucks you didnt like the movie :( hope you are feeling better gorgeous!

  9. I'm going to watch that sermon! Sounds a lot like my church. I absolutely LOVE my church. It's the first time in my life that I have wanted to get up on Sunday morning and go to church!!

  10. I purposely have recorded this entire last season and not watched it.
    I'm not ready to face the end. It is the one show that I have faithfully stayed with for its entirety and loved it through its bad and good plots.
    I have loyally watched my boyfriend even in the episodes he's not in....Alcide of course!

  11. Your apartment is lovely! You have amazing style and taste.

    I'm sorry your allergy hit you hard - that's just awful. My Emry has a soy intolerance - and every once in a while, he'll have just too much, or it will be hidden in the ingredients (or not listed) - and then he just is OUT of it.

    So I sympathize.

    Leg day is awesome - I'm doing crazy running this week - Trying to expand my weekly mileage!

  12. I have never watched True Blood and don't plan to but I understand your heartbreak. That's how I felt when Friday Night Lights ended and I can't prepare myself enough for the ending of Sons of Anarchy. That will be a terrible day for my TV watching self.

    Thank for the feedback on the movie. My husband says he wants to see (weird) but I don't want to spend the money, just like I don't want to spend the money on The Giver. I'll wait for Redbox and my cheap ass will use a coupon for those, too.

    Love your apartment. I should get decorating tips from you for my house!

  13. I'm glad you're feeling so much better!! I cannot wait to get off work to listen to that sermon :)

  14. I just love your apartment - it's so bright in there! That's one of the reasons I chose the apartment I'm in now, because of how bright it is. Now I just wish I had the decorating skills you do!! :) Hope you're feeling better. :)


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