in summation

I really shouldn’t overcommit on promises I know I’ll break.

No, not the promise to lose weight and finally get in shape… the promise of actually writing a journal entry once a week. I tend to bite off more than I can chew as well as have gleam-y hope-y eyes towards the future. I never tend to live in the now. That’s what’s gotten me here. I say, “I’ll just do that tomorrow…” and put off a chore I could’ve completed. I consistently have this problem but I’m trying to break free from this habit.

Pardon me while I’m in construction.

One method of placing myself more firmly “in the now” is meditation. A couple of weeks ago, I started casually meditating, once or twice a week using the Calm app on iOs. It’s been two weeks, give or take a couple of days, since I started and I’m already noticing a small change in my ability to focus on my body to loosen it up. As far as the app goes, you can choose your background image and noise feel that will run a currant underneath the calm, guided meditation. There’s a good deal in the app that’s free (which is what I’ve been doing); however, when I run out of that free content I feel like I may subscribe. We’ll see! I recommend the app, though.

Back to healthy eating and cosplay, I’ve been keeping up with the exercising. I’ve been working out about 3-4 times a week so far and I feel like I could amp it up a little bit. I’ve been alternating between using the little gym at my apartment complex and doing the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred. I want to say that the 30-Day Shred kicks my ass way more than I do at the gym and I’m at the gym way longer. I, an idiot, bought the first level on Amazon Prime so I’d have it right on my TV but (as you can tell by the link) it’s also all up on YouTube. Go figure. That’s what I get for being so spontaneous and quick to buy. I’ve also been eating a lot healthier! The munchies get me every time, though. I have to make sure I’m full and stay full so I don’t binge eat once things get a bit relaxed.

On the cosplay front, I’m just planning for Anime Expo (which is over 4th of July weekend in Los Angeles). I have about three costumes planned, but I’m thinking I want to bring a fourth. I’ll have an outfit for promotional things (if they still happen), something from Fairy Tail, Love Live (x2, but one is closet-ish casual), and maybe im@s Cinderella Girls. I haven’t fully decided yet.

This upcoming week (well, until the 24th of May) I’m going to be crazy busy so I highly doubt I’ll remember to write anything. I’ll probably be sleepy and/or dead coming out the other side of it, so I figured I’d throw something together now to prove I’m still alive and doing this blog.

I hope anyone who actually spent time reading this has a wonderful day! May is one of my favorite months, only for lilacs! Also because it’s a close reminder that my birthday is coming up! The beginning of June! Exciting! I’m old. Well, not old. Older. Will be. I’m older now than when I wrote this. Ok, I could keep this going for a while but you get my point. Time is fleeting! So, I’m going to go read more of a nice book, meditate, get prepared for my upcoming week, and knock out some Etsy orders. My shop link is here!