The dog days of summer

Man oh man. We have reached the time of the year where you can't hardly even walk out to the car without wishing you were in an ice bath! I've got deodorant in every corner of the house JUST IN CASE! Gross. I try my hardest to avoid anything that makes me sweat. Wet t-shirt contests aren't my thing, yet this time of year it looks like I'm constantly trying to compete and I'm doing it very wrong. Armpit sweat spots just aren't sexy. Nope. The only time I don't feel self-conscious of the copious amounts of sweat pouring from each and every single pore from my body is when I'm working out, and even then it's pretty damn bothersome.

For instance yesterday, I couldn't even visit a store in the mall without looking like I was 3 minutes away from a heart attack. I had to find something in the store to fan myself with because I was so hot and sweaty that I couldn't even enjoy spending time with a girlfriend of mine. I'm so sick of being embarrassed every time I walk outside of my house that I never leave anymore. All I do is sit inside where it's nice and cool. I don't have to worry about getting sweaty and gross and having people stare at me like I'm about to fall over and die.

We were pretty hungry so we decided to stop and get some food. My friend knows that I'm practicing a vegan diet right now and was so sweet to ask where we could eat together that would make it easier for me to choose. We went for some more Asian food. (I might be becoming an Asian food addict. Seriously.)

We headed back to mi casa so we could eat a bit more comfortably. Asian take out for the win! She was asking me about what made me choose to make a diet change… I don't push my choices on anyone. It's been my experience that people do what they want to do, when they want to do it because they want to. However, if you ask questions, I have no issue with sharing my story and the information I've learned over the past year or so. I suggested she watch some of the food documentaries on Netflix. She surprised me by wanting to watch one of the right then! Hey. If I can inspire just one person to find out the truth about the food they are eating, I feel like I've done my job.

My heart jumped up and down when she said she was going to go to the grocery store to buy tons of veggies after she left my place. I'm very anxious to talk with her soon to see if she has decided to make any changes or if she will continue her current lifestyle. Even if she does though, at least she's a bit more informed about the choices she's making. I would like to suggest a few of my favorite shows to watch when I'm feeling like having something terrible for me. If you'd like to educate yourself just a little, start with some of these titles on Netflix!

Today I got to play with my adopted puppies. It was nice to run around the yard and get them all hyped up. I've never had the desire or the energy to do something something like that with them in my previous visits. Sure, we all came in and passed out in the coolest places we could find, but we had a grand time up until we were completely exhausted. It was a great day, nice and relaxing for the most part. Just for grins here's an epic picture of play time with 2 of my favorite pups.

After I got home I took a look at my heart rate activity for the day. I'm pleased to say that even with the running around and the disgusting heat and humidity, my heart rate never went above 120. This is a significant difference from just a few weeks ago. I suppose I'll have to keep it up. Perhaps one of these days I'll be able to take these 2 goofballs for a nice walk. I was going to say run, but we ALL know that's never going to happen.

Well my lovelies, it's time to wind down my weekend. The alarm clock will be screaming loud and clear before I know it and the storm outside is doing a fine job of sending me into a coma. (Could be the Benadryl too. Ha!!)
Sweet dreams, my pretty souls.

4 thoughts on “The dog days of summer

    • Seleste says:

      Absolutely love that ur writing about this. Known u forever and it’s good to see a sense of humor with some curse words of wisdom! Always praying for u and love keeping up with u

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