Monday, September 12, 2011

the weekend + committing to...

the weekend that was was pretty perfect: filled with a mix of reflection and, yes, tears watching 9/11 memorial services on sunday morning, but also with friends and laughter. i spent saturday afternoon swimming, shopping (hello, 80 percent off sale), spending time with friends, cleaning and baking. and then sunday -- post-watching the news -- there was jimmy john's, almost famous (one of my top five favorite movies ever), drinks by the bay and a sunset walk in beautiful, almost fall-like weather (see photo above). september in sarasota: i think i like you.

as far as the week goes, well, i'm exhausted today, but i've already had a great phone conversation about a potential new work project, i've got a couple of fun upcoming events on my schedule, and i'm feeling great about life in general right now.

so, with that being said, in the spirit of perpetuating the feel-good, here are five commitments for the upcoming week:

+ embrace the laughter (not that this is an issue for me; i laugh a lot.) but this weekend i was reminded of how good it makes me feel.
+ finish my book.
+ hit the gym at least three times, one of them for spin.
+ eat clean. (i ate an inordinate amount of french fries last week for a work project -- seriously -- so this is important. also helpful is the fact that i have no desire to ever have a fry again.)
+ catch a sunset either at the beach or atop the bridge, now that the weather in the evenings is finally getting nice.

and you? what are your goals for the week? tell me, and i'll see you back here tomorrow!

p.s. just because:


photo by me


  1. I love your Monday posts! I'll be focusing on exercise and diet this week too, putting my head down and getting through a tough week of work and suddenly it seems like everything is expiring or breaking, so there will be seasonal repairs too!