My NOT So Perfect Life

I started this blog because I wanted to give the blogging world an honest voice. I felt that too many bloggers only showed you their awesome workout plans and their amazing recipes. Lets be honest in real life things don’t always work out as planned.

Today is one of those let’s be honest posts…

This weekend I wasn’t feeling that great. Even after an amazing date night Friday at my favorite place, Morimoto (Sooo good!) I just wasn’t feeling quite myself by Saturday morning. As we were headed out to Belmont, the third leg of the triple crown races I just felt frazzled. Luckily I was able to pull myself out of the funk for most of the day at the races. Going to Belmont is one of my favorite things to do every year. Plus, I even had money on the winning horse, Palace Malace! Unfortunately by the end of Saturday night I just fell apart.

Belmont Races 2013 www.notsoperfectlife.com

Combined with all the little things that were seeming to go wrong, Sunday I had a kitchen fail. Seriously I hate it when I fail in the kitchen. Not sure why but it’s so much worse than failing at a workout or something at work! Probably because of the money I’ve spent on ingredients and the time I’ve invested planning. I am working on a vegetable butter spread and I couldn’t get my food processor to work. I tried my vita-mix but the mix is too small to really blend in the big vita blender. It smelled so good in my kitchen, but without a way to puree the “butter” I was stuck with wasted ingredients. My before photos looked so good! I’ll have to give it a shot again as soon as I fix my food processor.

Vegetable Butter www.notsoperfectlife.com

Luckily sitting here writing Sunday night I’m feeling much better. A big thank you goes out my boyfriend and my mom. I wish I didn’t stress about the little things in life so much. Oh well, I’m not perfect:) END RANT!

On a positive note I had some great workouts this weekend. I enjoyed a 75 minute hot Moksha class as well as a killer Insanity workout. It feels good to be getting back into the workout zone. No work trips for a while now so it should be easy to get back on track.

How do you re-focus when things don’t seem to be going right?

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About rebacox

Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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9 Responses to My NOT So Perfect Life

  1. Hyedi says:

    Aww, glad things are looking up though!

    I try and put things into perspective when things don’t seem to be going right to refocus and decide just how terrible those things are compared with how great my life is as a whole :)
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  2. I hear ya! I’ve been stressed lately and I hate it. If I could just drop the stress, I feel like I could breathe so much easier some days. For me, I just try to focus on all the things that make me happy in life and try to remember that each day (even if a stressful one) is a gift. Hope you have a good week! :)
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    • rebacox says:

      Usually when I stop stressing about things what I need to do becomes clearer. I think work stress got mixed in with other things this weekend. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Hey sweet girl! Just chalk it up to a crappy weekend. It happens to the best of us and it’s totally OK to feel like this.

    My advice is to move on from it. Accept that you had a kitchen fail/were in a funk on Saturday and keep on keepin’ on. Go for a run…make yourself something easy that you love…maybe an omelet? Savor it! Life is full of ups and downs and the ups wouldn’t be as awesome without a few downs.

    Hope your week is wonderful!
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    • rebacox says:

      Thanks Sarah, I’ve been doing much better since Sunday afternoon. I was surprised that even a good workout didn’t help me out much usually that does help. I think ranting on the blog helped too 😉

  4. Katie says:

    I feel you, and am glad you’re taking a honest voice approach with your blog! Its really important. I like to reset by taking a yoga class by myself, or going on a walk with friend, or getting coffee and chilling. I like to go to my bed and watch lots of movies, but that doesn’t usually help me feel better, so getting out and about is usually better for me.
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  5. love the honesty of your post..it is refreshing to see/hear about “real” things happening…why i post a burnt recipe here and there since it happens…sometimes too often…and I totally had a cooking week that nothing was good. nothing. ugh…but then the following week some great dinners…so yeah for keep moving forward!
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