I love this picture originally posted by Black Swan Yoga on their Facebook page this morning.  I’ve been drinking coffee for the past 15 years fairly regularly and at this point it does little for me in regards to its caffeine effects.  I drink it for the taste, the habit and that “ah…warm in my belly” feeling – so I guess you can say that coffee does “own me”. 

It’s been longer than I prefer since I’ve published a new blog.  I always think I have to have something profound to say and then weeks go by before I create content.  So….here’s something to get us all through until the next big post comes along.  I’m taking a page from one of my favorite bloggers, Hello Clementine’s recent post; 5 Things.

1.  Starting this week, I will be posting weekly bootcamp style workouts on my TellMeMel Facebook page that you can all do at home with just your body weight and some dumbbells.  I shall call it the #BWOW (bootcamp workout of the week).  FO FREE, YALL!
2.  Ever heard of Med2You?  If you’re in the Austin area and need medical attention AND if you’re all about convenience like I am – save this link and program their contact info into your phone. Last week I had symptoms of a minor infection.  I called Med2You and within an hour I had a script to get labs done; results and a prescription were all called in within 6 hours – all without me having to leave work to see a physical doctor or wasting my time in a waiting room.  GET. ON. IT. 


3.  I’m on Day 9 of a keeping a daily prayer/gratitude journal.  Each entry starts with 3 things I am grateful for every day, followed by reflections and prayers.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the things we don’t yet have, goals we have not yet reached, getting stuck in the past: what was, what we wish we were, etc.  It really helps to remember that we really do have everything we need.

4.  I love this quote by Kacy Cantanzaro in How She Kicked Ass on American Ninja Warrior written by Jen Sinkler for Men’s Health:

“There will always be people who say negative things, but instead of taking that and running with it, I hope that they can think of this moment and say, ‘You know what? That isn’t true. I know that I can do it, too. Doesn’t matter if I’m a woman or if I’m short or tall or how much I weigh or what I do. I know that I can work hard and get there, too” – Kacy Cantanzaro.


5.  Speaking of girl power – My most recent post on Compete Every Day (where you can find me, if I’m not updating frequently enough on here) I share my thoughts on the Always #LikeaGirl movement.  Check it out.

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