Today was the final surgery for my hernia repair. I finally have all of that unsightly scar tissue removed, and my umbilical area is resembling an actual belly button. (You have no idea how excited I am). So now my scar tissue is fixed, my abs are toning up, bikini season, here I come!

Speaking of which, today was the day of comfort food, because let’s admit it, no matter what it is, surgery is painful and I always need a little TLC after going through anything like that. I was craving Mexican food, and since there’s an awesome torta place in Fontana I tend to eyeball every time we drive by, I was very gung-ho about going. Post surgery, I didn’t want to stop, so we ended up at our go-to, Tio’s. LO and behold, it was Taco Tuesday, and the heavens opened up and only charged us $13 for a late lunch.

tacos(Cue angels singing)

Okay, maybe everything just seems better after a stressful day. I’m glad I could get coffee from the coffee cart after, tacos, and best of all, I didn’t have to drive…

I also was happy to make a slow-cooked, healthy beef stew with quinoa after a long afternoon nap.

Tomorrow, it’s back to work and the rush, but I’m honestly ready after a long day of pain and rest. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back on track (literally!) with my running.

11138501_10205069038217956_1411509115274010185_nAlso, I think I’m going to throw this out there…running 5 miles the day before abdominal surgery probably isn’t the best idea. My abs were sore and having anesthetic injected into sore muscles=so not fun. I don’t think I would have done it any other way though, because I was proud of my accomplishment on Monday night. A month ago, I could only walk due to knee pain.

Less falling apart.

Anyway, that’s my insight for today. Time to dance off (kidding! I’m going to plop on the couch) and do my Philosophy homework (*groan*). Thanks for dropping by!



No. Just No.

RiseFor those of you that know me (well), know I’m not a morning person. At all. It takes me an hour of the alarm blaring in the room before I decided to shut it off and roll out of bed. From then on, if I manage to stumble out of the room onto the couch, there’s a good chance I’ll doze for 20-30 minutes more because it’sso difficult to keep my eyes open.

I tend to be a bear in the morning, you wake me up for a reason I don’t deem necessary at 6am, prepare to get something thrown at your head.

It’s gotten to the point where, in order to be on time for work, I’ve had to line up all my stuff by the door (food included) just so I could stumble through my morning routine without forgetting anything.

I’ve done so much to help myself overcome this problem, hidden my alarm clock across the room, read multiple books, gone to bed at 9, took melanin, tracked my REM sleep. I’ve even gone as far as setting my phone to an annoying Weird Al song and putting it in the kitchen (where it has fantastic acoustics) and letting Al bleat out his song to my dismay.

So here I am, publicly admitting I have a problem, because that’s the first step (okay, 15th step in my case) to overcoming a problem. My goal is to start waking up early and becoming a more motivated person before the sun is up. Studies have shown that people who wake up earlier than they need to be are more organized, calm and successful. With an hour drive in the morning, it’s hard to be calm when I’m waking up a half hour to late and praying traffic won’t be as bad this time. HAH.

I’m preparing myself to do a 30-day challenge where what I focus on is my sleep schedule and waking up early, and I’m posting it here, because like all things in my life, I’m better at it if I’m held accountable.

Here we go!

Anyone else out there have this problem? Join me on my 30-day challenge to beat the sleep! 😀