The New Year started off a bit rocky. My downstairs neighbors kept me up half the night as they were being so loud I could hear them talking, laughing, and listening to crappy music until 2 a.m. when I finally passed out for good. I've had issues with them for a while and it's part of the reason why I'm moving. I woke up and had the sudden urge to listen to Hootie and the Blowfish at 7 a.m. as loud as I could take it. I may have also put my speakers on the floor, facing down, above where I believe their bedrooms to be. Don't screw with my sleep.
After I got that out of my system I decided to try to go for an easy run. My knee and left foot have been in pretty bad shape since the 12 miler, but I felt good enough that running seemed like it may help loosen my legs up. Wrong. I got 2 miles done before I made the wise decision to come home and do some ab work instead!
The rest of the day was spent alternating between cleaning, packing, eating and reading. I busted out some of the French textbooks I got at Goodwill for $2 a few years ago and was surprised at how much I remembered. I took 2 years of it in High School and have been trying to at least maintain the basic understanding of the language since I graduated. I'd really, really like to become more proficient in French then move on to Spanish!
Lunch was spectacular. I'm trying really hard to incorporate healthy fats into each meal (along with a balanced ration of carbs and protein). I'll do a full post on this soon but as a vegetarian it can be difficult for me to make sure I'm getting adequate calories from protein and fats. This was the best 350 calories I've had in quite some time!
The afternoon was spent trying to stay on task and pack. I'm usually so focused but when it comes to moving I'll spend about 10 minutes packing or cleaning one area of the house, then get totally sidetracked and start working on something completely different. Please tell me I'm not the only one to do this! At least I had a great packing helper!
The house is definitely starting to look like I'm moving in 2 days. I'm usually uber anal about keeping everything clean and organized so it's taking some active effort on my part to remember this is just temporary chaos, and come Friday night I'll be totally unpacked and enjoying my new place.
I'm hoping that we have sunnier skies tomorrow so I can take photos of a recipe I've been trying to post on here all week. I'm also going to have my Polar Heart Rate monitor review up soon as well as a special offer for you all for the delicious About Time protein drinks you keep seeing me with!
Before I turn into a total stressed out nut job, please share your best moving tips with me!