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New Blog site

If you don’t know already, please come visit me at my new blog. It is a work in progress but I am hopeful for what it can become without getting pegged into one category or idea.

Sneakers and Sass

Sneakersandsass.blogspot.com

I will eventually transfer to a .com but in the mean time that is where I call home.

Thanks y’all.

Tangent Thursday

Hi! It’s been a long time of no writing for me. 

Honestly, I haven’t felt like blogging. 
 
I haven’t worked out or been to the gym in 6 weeks. 

That is until last night when I jogged 2 miles and then did a 10 minute hill workout. 
 
I thought I would hate the hills (varying on the treadmill from 1.5 up to 8.0), but I loved it! Reminded me of walking up the mountains in Italy. 

Oh, Alex’s parents joined the gym too! I am really proud of them and it reminded me how important my own fitness is. 

My #RWRunStreak is no more.  

That shouldn’t be a surprise especially considering all I really did for the first week of the streak was walk. 

I have a major issue with staying committed to something I start. Like school, diets,  and workouts. But I am working on that. 

I am fairly consistent with counting calories. I would say about 6/7 days. 

I am loving my job at Target and I am pretty sure they are loving me too. It’s been the best career choice I have made in a really long time. 

I am taking Yoga in the fall for college credit. Most likely it will be on Monday afternoons for 1 hour 40 minutes. 

Quite possibly the most expensive Yoga classes ever? 

I might be the only person who has not read 50 Shades of Gray yet and it probably won’t happen any time soon. 

It must be summer time because we have constant thunderstorms in Central Florida. It makes any commute unbearable. 

Another note about the weather and commuting. Last week on our way home from school Alex was driving, it was a dark and stormy night (no, really — it was after 10pm and there was some seriously bad weather), and we hit an animal while going 70+ mph down the highway. Out of no where. We were both okay, but his car wasn’t so lucky. 

A few days later I had a personal issue come up that is going to cost a pretty penny.

I despise unexpected bills. All the extra money we though we had is now gone. 

Anyone have a money tree that I can come harvest? 😉 

No? Okay. Good thing I started saving some money.  

On a happy note I have been utilizing Instagram a lot. Follow me, if you wish. sabrina_m85 

I got my June Birchbox in the mail yesterday! I can’t wait to share this months goodies with you!

I have to do some major blog clean up and updating. This rainy weather provides the perfect opportunity for that, and a nap! 

That’s all I got for now, but I am in a blogging mood again so I can’t promise there won’t be post overload. 

By the way, this is my 300th post! I think that is rather nifty. 

How are you? What’s new or exciting in your corner of life? 

Tales From a Fitting Room

Working in retail can sometimes bring the unexpected. Most days it’s nothing to write home about, but every once in a while the unexpected does happen.

And so I bring you…

Tales From a Fitting Room

The crowds from Black Friday have gone home and the big sale had ended. The racks were disorganized, clothes flung everywhere, and the isles were desolate. I was preparing for a long day of clean up.

I was alone with a messy department for what seemed like hours but according to the clock it was only 17 minutes. I cringed at the thought of being buried in woman’s fashion for the next 8 hours. Then Heather walked in and the next hour was gone in a flash.

Heather isn’t a frequent shopper. I guess that is to be expected with two young kids, a full time job, a husband and a life. This morning she was a woman on a mission, and a woman with a tight schedule to follow. I admire that about her.

She needed to find three outfits for three different holiday outings. I pulled all the sparkly and shiny tops, all the figure flattering pants, the cutest skirts, the appropriate cardigans, and the most festive dresses. We hauled it all into a fitting room and so it began. Everything she wore looked amazing on her tall and lean figure, even with the baseball cap that had her blonde hair carefully pulled through.

The hour she was supposed to spend finding her holiday outfits became a heart to heart therapy session. I felt like she was doing me more of a service than I was to her.

She said saw herself in me. Every time she stepped out of the room and in front of our three-way mirror my eyes revealed a glimmer of hope for the woman I wanted to see when I look in the mirror. The woman I wanted to be – lean and fit.

Heather explained that a year ago she hated the thought of shopping and stepping in front of these three-way mirrors. She lacked the confidence every woman should own. A year ago she was a woman who struggled with her weight for far too long after having two children. She told me one day she decided that since the mirror wasn’t going to change for her, she would have to change for the mirror. She would have to be content with the woman looking back. From that day forth she gave it everything she had.

Mirrors don’t discriminate. Mirrors will always give you the most truth picture of yourself.

I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change

Heather asked me to have a conversation, out loud, with the girl in my mirror then challenged me to follow my heart. Next year I want to spin in a sparkly holiday dress while looking into the three-way mirror. I want to see lean, fit and confident starring back at me.

Thanks for shopping today, Heather. My three-way mirrors and I really needed you.