Blah Blah Blah

This week has been a little funkalicious.

It all started Monday when I overslept my alarm and didn’t have time to workout before heading into work.  Initially I was supposed to work until 9:30PM Monday night but I ended up being able to leave at 6:30PM.  You’d think I’d be like, “YAY, I’m coming home 3 hours early.  I can get my workout in when I get home!!”… but no.  I went home, warmed up a tortilla with some cheese and sat my tail down on the couch to watch Nationals baseball. Even though it was a blah day, the Nationals becoming the NL East division champions was pretty awesome!

Nationals NL East Division Champions

Tuesday, I woke up bright and early to go to the doctors to have a mole removed.  Meet The Mole…


Being of English decent (my Dad is British) I have had a couple of “suspicious” moles.  My doctor has wanted to remove this one for some time now but I managed to put it off until after the wedding… think low back dress.


Thankfully this guy came with me to my appointment.  The removal of the mole was fine and now I’m just making sure the stitches stay clean, that no infection sets in, and then just praying for positive tests results on the mole.

Then there was last night… after a long day of work I came home and very quickly headed back out to run some errands.  I did manage to throw in some retail therapy, buying a book that I’ll tell y’all about later, but what I could have used was a good workout!  Instead I came home around 9PM, snatched my puppy from his bed, and snuggled up on the coach with Theodore.   For the second day in a row I went against my knowledge that working out will make me feel better and laid on the couch instead.

nap instead of exercise

Now it’s Wednesday and guess what, I didn’t wake up in time to run my 4 miles again!  Blah, blah, blah [insert excuses].

I don't exercise ecard

No matter what my reasons are/were it’s time to get a good workout in, to change my mood, and to be happy about drowning my emotions with this stuff…

Coffee Mate Coconut Cream

Ok, maybe everything except the last part.  Either way I need to accept the fact that I’m emotional this week over a few things and am tired.  In the end, I need to not allow these things to affect my workouts and my goals.

Thankfully emotional eating has not been my issue this week, though emotional not-eating has been. Not the best but you know what, I’d rather be in tune with my emotions than eating them away (or at least hoping I am).

It’s time to get my head on straight, enjoy the work day, take my puppy out after work, get a work out in, cook dinner, and then enjoy the meal and time with my husband.

Thanks for letting me rant.  I’ll be better tomorrow but wanted to be honest and open with where I’m at today…


  1. Katy says

    Must be the area- same blah, couch laying, non-workout week here too. :( A million errands to run this evening before tomorrow – have to have hope I’ll be motivated enough to get up in the morning to workout early before my flight. You’ll get back to your normal routine!!

    GO NATS!!!!!!!!! :)

  2. ann says

    Ashley, I have to tell you that lately I’ve been in a funk, don’t fit into my workout clothes and can think of every excuse in the book not to go the gym. But because of your inspiration, I bought one pair of workout pants and went to the gym today. I am trying to take it one day at a time but I find you to be such an inspiration.

    So you better get back to it! ha ha.

    • says

      Ann– Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I needed to hear that and it was so encouraging to hear that I been an inspiration to you! WTG going back to the gym today!! That is fantastic. I will join you in the return today!

  3. says

    hi ashley :-)

    don’t get upset. i know it is so frustating when you have told yourself that you should have worked out but in then end, that does not happen. you had a bad and emotional week.

    i had similar week as well. being a medical student, life is so hectic and sometimes i would rather have an extra hour of sleep rather than working out.

    just look forward and keep working out. :) remember that u lost 9 pounds during this year scaleless summer. THAT IS AN ACHIEVEMENT!


  4. says

    Totally agree with Katy that it’s the area. Workouts are seeming like a drag, and unlike you, I’m dealing with the emotional eating despite being better at that (usually) lately! <– great English

    Hopefully this blah week means the 'working out makes me feel good' will be quintupled when you get back in the gym. :)

  5. says

    I feel like I could have written this post exactly. I did the same thing today. Almost everyday. I’m battling with how you get over that, esp. when you work hard all day non-stop. If you find a solution, I’d love to hear it.

  6. Jennie says

    I have been the same way. I finally got up and ran this morning. Everything was off this week and I just could not find the motivation. Last night I had no energy. But I told myself this morning that I had to get out of bed and run because I have a 5k coming up soon :)

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