Hi guys! I wasn’t able to post this morning because I had quite the early start at work and I just couldn’t make myself wake up at 4 a.m. to blog. I’m coming at you a little later today. I missed ya!
Breakfast + Work
My morning began with cereal for breakfast in the form of Kashi Go Lean Crisp!
This was my first time trying the cinnamon crumble flavor and I thought it was great. The cereal was nice and crunchy and actually held me over for much longer than I anticipated until it was time for my morning snack.
After I quickly polished off my cereal, I headed out the door to work. I worked through the morning and managed to sneak in my own workout right before it was time to teach my TRX class.
My workout for the day included a cardio hodgepodge that looked like this:
- 15 min. elliptical
- 10 min. incline walking
- 20 min. adaptive motion trainer
- 5 min. row
After my workout, I toweled off so I could teach my class before I finally had a chance to grab a quick shower in the locker rooms before lunch.
And that catches us up! I’m currently blogging on a brief lunch break and wanted to touch on today’s 10 Day You Challenge topic!
It’s time to chat about our fears. Here we gooooo!
1. Enclosed Spaces
Claustrophobia is something I really struggle with and it’s also something that frustrates me a lot. While I logically know some of the tight spaces I find myself in are totally safe, I cannot suppress the panicky feeling that comes over me when I find myself in small, enclosed spaces. It can actually be really embarrassing (like the time I couldn’t participate in a cave exploration activity on a trip to the Outaouais Region of Canada last year) and I really wish it wasn’t such an issue for me.
I am terrible with needles. I get all sweaty and lightheaded at the thought of a shot. This is also the main reason I don’t have my ears pierced. (And yes, I’ve been told by many people that getting your ears pierced isn’t that bad, but I am a giant baby.)
3. Something Happening to My Family
I’m not sure why, but occasionally I’ll get a really weird feeling and start to worry a lot about my family’s safety. Most of my worries center around car accidents (again, not sure why?), but a big, big fear of mine is something happening to the people I love most in the world. I want them to stay safe and healthy foreverrrrr.
4. Sadie’s Lack of Immortality
Every part of me wants to believe that Sadie is going to live forever. When Ryan and I talk about retirement one day, Sadie is included in our plans. Occasionally I’ll step outside of my denial bubble and realize that Sadie won’t live forever and it tears me up inside. I cannot even think about the day she won’t be around to invade my personal space and force her love on me because it makes me want to cry and hold her forever and ever.
Ryan and I really want to have children one day and I hope I am able to give birth, but the whole thing terrifies me. When bloggers share birth stories, I try my best to read them because I’m excited for the birth of their babies, but another part of me is completely horrified since I can hardly read half of a blog post about childbirth before I feel queasy and have to scroll to the bottom just to make sure everyone is okay. The whole idea of giving birth to a baby seriously overwhelms me. Major high fives to all the mamas out there!
6. Someone Breaking Into Our House
Remember when I thought someone was breaking into our house!? Sheer panic. When I was little and my parents would ask me about my biggest fear, I’d always say that my biggest fear was “bad guys.” I’m just plain scared of someone breaking into our house and harming us.
7. Raising A Child
Raising a child is such an incredibly huge responsibility. I feel both excited and intimidated by the thought of being a mom. It’s not something I “fear” exactly, but it’s something that scares me a little bit because you can’t exactly practice or prepare ahead of time. I just hope Ryan and I are able to create a home environment that is loving, safe and supportive. I always tell Ryan that if he is half as good of a dad to our kids as he is to Sadie, I think we will do alright. Ha!
I think Florida is the cockroach capital of the world. Florida cockroaches are not only gross, but they’re freaking huge and they can fly. Horrifying.
Question of the Day
- What are some of your biggest fears?