Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zen run up Cowles!

Haven't written a blog for myself in a while so thought I would do so.
What is today about?

Simply put it is about a great cleanse, a wonderful Cowles Mountain run and a bunch of other random stuff.
First lets talk about today... I am doing fabulous today. As I mentioned in a twitter post earlier on it is day 10 of my Zen Cleanse I have added lentils and rice to my week and it has boosted my energy a little more which was great for my 50 minute euphoric run up Cowles Mountain! I loved it! I don't really know if it was the cleanse, the fact that I haven't run Cowles in a while or the fact that everyone on the mountain today seemed really happy, but for some reason it was great. I know the energy is a result to the cleanse and adding rice to my day. Carbs are key to energy and as much as I have been getting a decent amount during the cleanse not a good amount for a run up a mountain so today when I was at work eating my amazing rice dish I woke up and decided the weather was amazing, I have energy, why not run up Cowles? So, I ran up Cowles and it was so fantastic!
About the cleanse I am going to be lame and sell it a little more than I usually do in my personal posts but there is a reason for it... I Just love it, and to top it off I really want people to test it out for themselves. FYI, it's not a "diet", It's not the cure to end all fat, and it is not a way to starve. In fact, I do still calorie count and I haven't lowered my calories at all on the cleanse. I eat enough avocado, fruits, flax seed, and chick peas along with more veggies than I can imagine to level my calories and I get a lovely powder that gives me cleansing nutrients including protein and carbs. Just sayin I think you all should go to Zenenterprisesinc.com and check it out. Another reason why it makes me happy is because it makes my Abba (daddy) happy. He has been doing it with me and loosing weight. His goal is a little healthy weight loss and so far he has lost a lot and he is looking good and he is happy. That is truly why I am sold on the cleanse. Who wouldn't be sold on a cleanse that makes the ones they love happy?

Ok, enough about zen I know it is annoying I talk about it to much but what can I say it is pretty much what is keeping me sain at the moment. Not that I am not loving life. My brothers are doing good, My parents are doing good, and I am doing good. Life is near perfection. I was thinking about it all weekend because I was in this funk which started Friday. I know I started the funk because it was coming to the two year anniversery of my grandfathers passing but as the weekend went on I couldn't really figure it out. so I delve in deep and realized why and I realize I probably come to this on a weekly basis so forgive me for that. I will explain it differently though. This is my comment considering this popped into my head driving on the 805 it may sound a little bizarre: My life is like the perfect cherry cheese cake without that last little cherry that is used as a garnish. You know the one, that they put on there for looks, but also so when you finish the entire cheesecake you have that last thing to enjoy the last little pucker of bliss. Well that in my life is missing and I know it will be filled with a more fresh more delicious cherry when the season comes but for now the cherry I am missing is in Utah. I know lame as can be but I miss it. I would love to do a Spin class with Jen, I would love to go visit RLFH, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, to go to Kol Ami and see everyone there and share my joy and great life that I have here.  Just sayin it is going to take some time.

Anywho life is going great, My birthday is in  10 days and I really wanna do DLAND and eat some FISH or an Applebee's steak but I can live without a steak for a little bit. but I do wanna do DLAND especially since my card expires on the fourth which is a bummer. Luckily ICNIC (my mommy) comes in the second so that night we will all celebrate.

For now I gotta get back to school and work.

Till Next Time
Nicoly!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bipolar SD love/hate relationship

I have been adjusting to SD for about a month now and here is what I have to say about it...It sucks yet its awesome at the same time (hence the bipolar posts and blogs).
Why does it suck? Simply because people here are mean. No Joke! I have never seen people so eager to judge, to act selfishly, and to not care about anyone. Don't get me wrong I have people in my life that are not like this at all. I purposefully surround myself with people who are not like this. The issue is that I go out into the world of SD and what happens is ridiculous. I get into an accident because someone doesn't take the time to look where they are going, I almost get into an accident again because someone wants to steal my parking spot (and they did, didn't feel like getting another dent in my car),  I get the stare down for 1. my volunteer shirt I got at the pride festival in Utah, 2. for looking stoned (FYI it is because when I don't feel well or am to tired my body tends to feel a little week). and 3. because I am talking hebrew with my mother, and while running and waving or doing a head nod to someone I get nothing or worse I get the WTF is she doing and the I don't want to reply head turn. Honestly for those of you who are acting ashamed because you do some of this stuff and I can list some people who I know read this blog that are guilty of multiple things, CHANGE! go out in the world meet someone who is completely opposite from you and realize that what you do in life is actually affecting those around you. For these reasons I am really really wanting to go back to Utah.
As I mentioned though there is awesomeness going on. First thing on that list is my amazing family. Although like most 22 year olds who need to move out they are sometimes annoying but what family isn't. I love them and they have done so much for me including cleaning out my room trying to make it dust free :) (FYI stitch is hiding in my car) and it's not just my parents and brother it is my second family (the other Rechts that I love so much, the bendetts who have been oh so supportive and helpful and just fun to hangout with at gram's house, the fraitags who I don't get to see very often but when I do life is great and the other family members (I have a HUGE LOVING family)). The second amazing thing in SD is the beach and weather that comes with it. the third is NO WINTER Inversion! fourth is my growing in a business that I love. Seriously the more I work at zen the more I gain in life. I went to work today thinking it would be a typical day. I was kind of wrong. I went into work and talk to Annette (my amazing boss), who asked me to come in more (not complaining, I am actually very happy about that) also talked about all about moving forward and all the positive that will be coming for the company and myself (uber excited). So I know eventually I will be ok with being back in So-cal. I just have to move to North County area where people are a little nicer and I will be close to work but this will be in time I am in no rush to move out of a home where I don't really need to do the dishes or laundry.
There are a few things I have to do here in SD to make it a little better. I have to find a good synagogue, I have to get a social life that consists more than just Adam and Bekka (I love you both dearly but that is just sad) and I need need need to get out of this missing Utah funk. I feel like Utah is a person and they passed away or something but thats not the case at all it is a place with friends that I am going to see soon and I can't wait for that!
Sometimes though it is great to get out. Which is why two things are going to occur soon (one sooner than the other). First a trip to LA (not really a break from SD) I am driving my mother to the airport so I figured I would find a nice spot to chill up there for a bit. anyone know a good place or want to meet up? the second thing occurs in the summer and is probably the most exciting thing ever! I am taking the little brother to Boston for college. He is going to Brandeis! My baby brother is going to be a college student soon. Yes, in my head there is a voice screaming. It's a mix of happiness for him, disbelief that my baby brother isn't really my baby brother anymore and a little sadness. I am going to miss him :(. It does give me an excuse to go see the red sox in action.
I know I have a lot more to say but I have to go to some school work and work work. FYI I recommend everyone go to zenenterprisesinc.com to get a cleanse and mention my name just to make me look good I would appreciate it.
FYI I am really excited for a certain birthday (not mine) I found this gift for someone and I know it has been way to long since I have given a gift for this one person but it is time and I finally found the perfect gift.
Till Next Time
Nicoly!