Sunday, March 21, 2010


You know how on Myspace (not that anyone uses that anymore) there's a place where you can select your mood? And a little box drops down full of adjectives to choose from-- that once posted, match up with a cute little emoticon?

Well, if I were to choose my mood tonight, it would be "accomplished." Yes, I had a very successful Sunday. Saturday was pretty good: I took Hazel to the dog park, where I chatted with a cool girl while holding down my dress so the wind wouldn't reveal my Victoria's Secret to the world, and later hit up Border's to satisfy my urge to shop (don't worry, I just picked up two magazines: Self and Women's Health, the latter being a new one to me).

Still, today was a particularly productive day (minus the waking up at 11 a.m. part, ha). Here's the rundown:

  • Went through my towering stack of mail
  • Paid some bills
  • Took care of some bank stuff that needed to be done before the end of the month
  • Applied for a credit card with 0% APR on balance transfers so that I can transfer my massive balance from my Chase card (remember my New Year's resolution?) and actually start paying it off (I have a 29.99% APR right now. Ridiculous. Cross your fingers I get approved!)
  • Dropped off my tax documents with my mom because she's going to do them again this year. Hallelujah! Thanks, mom.
  • Ran some other errands
  • Did my laundry, including my hand wash items. (Such a pain!) I actually still have one more load to do... (Also a pain since my washer thinks hot water is cold water and vice versa)
  • And perhaps the biggest accomplishment of all: Went to the gym! (Also a resolution)

Yep, you read that right. Me. At. The gym. I signed up for a membership with 24 Hour Fitness Wednesday night. I was motivated by the fact that my best friend has a membership and she had wanted me to come with her and take some classes. There was a special going on last week-- hopefully it isn't even lower now, I don't want to look!-- where a one-club access membership costs just $26.99 a month. I figured I could swing that and I'm tired of looking and feeling like a blob.

We (the boy, the roommate and I) were only at the gym for about 50 minutes but we did the elliptical for 20 minutes (I ran 1.7 miles and burned 260 calories) and played basketball the rest of the time. Nothing too intense but I felt the burn and it felt good. I was pumped up leaving the gym!

So yes, I'm feeling mighty accomplished tonight. Let's hope this feeling lasts throughout the week as I tackle all the phone calls, interviews and story writing I have to do in the days ahead.

And, perhaps more importantly, let's hope it gets me back to the gym! (Hold me to it!)

So, did you have a productive weekend? Or did you have a blissfully unproductive weekend? Either way, I'd love to hear!

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Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Yay for going to the gym!! It's all about making a habit of it! You can dooo it!! :D

Erin said...

Come on over to my blog today, Carissa... You'll be glad you did, I promise!

Andhari said...

Being productive is an amazing feeling :) and congrats to the gym membership. Elliptical is my favorite cardio machine, I hope you will continue to enjoy it :) so much better than treadmills.

Heather Taylor said...

29% APR?!?! Whoa now, that is just about the worst thing I think I've ever heard! I do hope you are approved for the 0% card!

Carissa said...

thanks Heather! me too! it really is the worst APR! those damn credit card companies!

Shoshanah said...

I'd say it was a somewhat productive, but not quite up to yours. I paid a few bills, went into work for a few hours, unpacked a few boxes (mainly our dvds), and read a lot of blogs. Catching up on my blog reading does count as productive, right?

Meg said...

good for you!! since i was sick all weekend i had a pretty lazy time of it, but i'm totally jealous of your weekend. i love weekends where you can check all the little pain-in-the-ass things off your to do list - it feels so good after. and keep up your work at the gym, it's a great feeling! take it one day at a time :)


Wow you are a busy productive bee!
Inspiring lady!!

Phoenix said...

Yay for productivity and accomplishments! I love crossing things off my to-do list. And the best thing about exercise is all the damn energy it gives you - that's why I'm so bouncy! :)

Also - yeah, kick that credit card to the curb, dearie! 29% APR = not cool.