Here is a before and after shot of me, a span of ten years. For the past three years, I’ve been getting physical and changing my eating habits. I’ve done Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp for Women with Joe Martin and most recently, I’ve gotten into CrossFit; CrossFit Impulse to be exact.
Excuse me while I gripe for a minute. I haven’t done a gripe post in a very long time, so here is my lame gripe post about CVS. And this is my cranky Carol face……
My son graduated boot camp. The Girl (my daughter) and I went out to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to be a part of the ceremony of his graduation. It was a very long drive out to Oklahoma. We drove over Thursday, the graduation was on Friday, and we headed back to Sweet Home Alabama on Saturday. It was a whirlwind trip but worth it to see my son walk across the stage and become an American Soldier.
One last post about my trip to Dallas last week. The company put me up in a swanky hotel. The W Dallas Victory. It is also where my training was held, so I never had to leave the hotel! I’ve done a lot of traveling the last few weeks. And I have another trip in my future at the beginning of November!
Last week, my new employer sent me to Dallas for some training. I was afraid to go for fear of getting Ebola and also I hate flying. But both things were silly. The trip went effortlessly, except for the taxi ride from the airport to the hotel. OH EM GEE LAWD! And I didn’t see anyone wearing those surgical masks while I was traveling either. Everyone was on their best behavior!
I was flipping through Vanity Fair the other day, the one with Robert Downey Jr. on the cover? And I came across a new book coming out by Penguin Press at the end of October. It is called Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flapper, & Swells. It is the best of early Vanity Fair.
I used to be able to walk around and stand in high heels all the time. Well, maybe not for 8 and 9 hours at a time. And certainly not on a concrete floor. So, I had to break down and get some comfortable shoes for my new positions with Jo Malone London.
Y’all say a prayer for me today. I am Dallas-bound for some training with Jo Malone London. I’m living out loud and getting on a plane with no masks, no hazmat suit, or anti-bacterial wipes. I’m just gonna go for it.
With my new career, calls for a whole new look, not just in clothing but in makeup and appearance as well. The attire is black with a pop of white. Or black pants and white top but normally I wear a black jacket over my white top. I think it just looks classier. It is a more polished look with a jacket.
While it was somewhat sad but a whole big scary to leave my prior job to start a new different career, I have to confess that I am having a ball. I am love, love, loving my new position with Jo Malone London.
Listen, every day that I go to CrossFit is a new personal record, trust me. Ha! But, this morning was a little different. I have done Overhead Squats (OHS) before and I remember the last time I did a 1RM of a OHS was at 70# or 75#. So, this morning when we actually worked for 15 minutes on finding a 1RM of an OHS I knew I wanted to try for a new PR – on purpose!
I start my new career tomorrow with Estee Lauder as a Jo Malone London Senior Stylist. This, of course, requires a new planner. I loved my Moleskine bullet journal while working at my previous job. It came in handy and worked well with both work and personal. But I don’t need a bullet journal for my new position with Jo Malone London.