Oops, I Did It Again!

Don’t ask me how this keeps happening, but it does! Despite having plenty to say, I keep forgetting to write to y’all. Several times per week, I say to myself “I should blog about that” and yet, nothing gets published. There are a few drafts that I’ve started, but I forget about them and they become outdated and not really relevant to my life or what’s going on once I do remember to check back on them. Oops?

Take this summer for instance. I WENT TO LONDON, ENGLAND LAST MONTH! It was a true bucket list type vacation, complete with a trip to Wimbledon for its 2017 tournament, and yet I still haven’t shared a single thing about that trip across the pond.

I’ve also bought so many things this year that I’ve been impressed enough by that I’ve said aloud “I need to review that!” And still, no reviews have been written. Well, that is about to change. I am challenging myself to write at least one post per week for the rest of the year. That sounds like a lot, but I usually have a lot to say, and I’ve neglected my little corner of the web for far too long already.

So, get ready!

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I Started PiYo Today

So, I may be writing this post on Tuesday (East Coast Time), but until I actually go to sleep, it’s still Monday in Suz’s World!

Here’s my Cliff’s Notes backstory: I’ve pretty much been idle (fitness-wise) since July, due to some health issues. They’re weren’t super serious, but your girl is paranoid, so I stopped all my workouts. Everything is now under control and, after meeting with my doctor last week, I feel confident enough to get back to working on my fitness!

But taking 6+ months off is a huge deal! Especially since the I think that’s the longest I’ve been idle in over a decade. I can’t remember ever taking a break that long. So it was a daunting task to start contemplating getting back in the game. One thing is for certain, I am going to take my time getting back in shape. One of the worst things I can do is try to do too much, too soon, and end up injuring myself.

To sort of ease myself back into a routine, I chose Chalene Johnson’s PiYo workout from Beachbody. I’ve always loved me some Chalene, and feel that a low impact & hybrid Pilates/Yoga workout is a great place to start. My longterm, goal is to get back to my soulmate workout, TurboFire, but for now, baby steps is the move.

So, today was Day 1, where Chalene walked me through the terminology, much of which I was already familiar with, having done many of her workout programs. But it felt great because it was like a long stretch that my body needed. Two thumbs up. Looking forward to getting after it tomorrow, and modifying as needed!

Here we go!

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My Favorite Super Bowl Ad: 2017 Edition

People say many things about Melissa McCarthy, most of which don’t matter to me. I worship at the church of Melissa McCarthy and she can do no wrong in my eyes. If she is starring in a movie, guess who is going to see it, no matter what? THIS GIRL!

So, I was beyond excited when she spruced up what I thought was the saddest lineup of Super Bowl ads in years, or maybe ever. Thank you, Melissa and KIA!

So, below is my pick for favorite Super Bowl ad.

And my runner-up was courtesy of Buick and Cam Newton.

Looks like the car ads had my heart this year. Whodathunkit?

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Serena Williams & The Quest For 23 Majors

My attempt at making my post titles sound like Harry Potter movies. What do you think? ?

Are any of y’all tennis fans? Were you paying attention to the Australian Open the past two weeks? Well I was, even though it took a toll on my sleeping patterns.

As the draws started to take shape, there were some amazing story line lines unfolding. Both number one seeds were upset early, and some great underdogs emerged.

Then we all started to look ahead. Could it be? Could it truly happen? Could we really be so blessed to end up with an all-Williams final on the women’s side and a Roger vs. Rafa final on the men’s? A vintage set of championship matches we thought we saw the last of a decade ago.

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Did I Forget How To Read?

I don’t mean literally, of course, but I am asking the question aloud because I haven’t read a full book in a year!

How on earth did this happen? I have no idea. I have many titles on my Kindle, yet they (as well as my Kindle itself) are collecting dust. I know I pledged to “read like a normal person,” and not simply inhale everything in one sitting, but I seem to have gone from one extreme to the other!

I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions, but let me say this: I am going to get my reading swag back!

I’m going to start by finally finishing Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy, by Cassandra Clare. She initially released these stories one “chapter” per month, piece meal style. And somewhere, 2-3 parts before the end, I just trailed off. I didn’t suddenly get busy or lose interest, I just stopped reading. And then several other books were released that I had pre-ordered. They were delivered to my Kindle, where they remain.

So, I am going to get back to reading. I don’t have a number or anything, but I’m going to read regularly again. Reading is a nice escape, and now, more than ever, I think we all need that escape from the real world! I’ll check back in with everyone in a couple of months to let y’all know how things are going!

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‘Will & Grace’ Is Back!

Y’all. One of my all-time favorite shows is coming back to TV. And not just in the form of re-runs, which I routinely watch. And also not as a forced reboot with new actors. No, my friends. That is not what’s going on here.

Will & Grace is returning to NBC! The original cast, creators, director, and showrunners are all back on board to give us a 10-episode season that will be absolute must-see TV for me.

Words really can’t describe how excited I am, so here’s a GIF.

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Just Write Already!

Hello, everyone! Happy New Year!

As I sit here and write my first post since July, I keep thinking “how have I fallen off so much??!” Well, in August I had a little health scare and it shook me up a little. But it also kept me very close to home. I had ample material, time, and opportunity to write posts, yet somehow, I just didn’t get it done.

Fast forward to today, January 11th, and I still have daily moments where I say to myself “I should blog about that,” but then I don’t. I’m going to stop being lazy and put fingers to the keyboard; whether that’s via iPhone, iPad, or computer. I can publish posts on all those devices.

I’m going to pace myself, but at the very least, I can create an outline and save it to drafts for future fine tuning. But I want to get writing again. I’m not aiming for multiple posts per day. I’ve never done that here. But, to start, I’m shooting for at least one post per week. On something. Anything. It could be something I bought and want to share a quick review. It could be my health, which is still something I’m treating since that August incident. And, of course, I will not abandon my running podcasts. But y’all know I love movies, TV, beauty products, technology, and sports. I could really be writing about so many things!

I’m also going to start compiling an email list. Mostly for podcast updates, but also to keep more in touch with readers, and find out what y’all want to read here. I aim to please!

So, thank you for taking the time to read these lines, and I hope to give you something else to read soon!

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