For Summer


I feel summer coming on. Who wouldn’t in Raleigh? It has topped 90 degrees a few times already and I’ve already been wearing skirts more than I usually tend to (I’ve been known to go whole summers just wearing jeans). As it heats up, I’m getting summer fever.  Here are a few things I want to accomplish:

– Go swimming at least once a week. I moved here last summer and my apartment complex has a pool. In fact, I can walk to it in less than a minute but still I didn’t use it.  Why not this summer? I can lay in the shade while the boyfriend tans, and get in some ab exercises in the pool, otherwise.  It’s free. I need to use it.

– Make my own 18th century costume.  It’s gross to borrow the loaners in the summer.

– Go strawberry picking.  There’s a place just south of town to do it — I passed people doing it the other day.  It looked awesome.

– More camping trips. I only went once last year and now that I am closer to Rachel, there’s no reason not to have several camping trips.

– Quit complaining about how hot it is. Spend less on cooling the apartment and more on getting outside. Yes, I will sweat.  But seriously, I need to get over that.  I will sweat less when I lose weight.

– Get a job.  School will be out and I need money. Maybe in a cafe or outside somewhere?

– Spend as much time at the beach as possible.  Seriously, I live two hours away. That’s a day trip.

– Be serious about losing weight.  I talk about it a lot.  I need to lose about 20-30 lbs and it has started affecting my health.  I’ve lost about 10, but as usual, it kind of stagnates after that and I just stay at a certain weight.  This has to stop. I’m still calorie counting and I do work out.  However, I don’t work out regularly and always end up eating more to counteract anything I’ve just done.  If you know me at all, you know that I am pretty awful at self control.  It’s a process.

-Do yoga at least once a week.  I can never manage to concentrate on it for more than ten minutes.  Thankfully, there’s an app for that.

So far, I’ve got one camping trip, a beach trip, a lady weekend in Richmond, a Color Me Rad 5k, and several festivals and stuff planned.  I’m pretty sure if I accomplish most of this, I’ll have a ridiculously awesome summer.  I’m so ready.

What’s your favorite summer activity? What have you planned for the summer?


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