Sunday Confessions



I confess: I stepped out of my comfort zone this week and it was...fine. (I'm still here!). I recommend it, whatever it may be in your case...as long you are comfortable with the idea!

I confess: I went to Pilates (this is not the comfort zone thing I refer to above), dreading it a bit because I hadn't been in quite awhile, and my friends who used to take the class can no longer make it. Self motivation and exercise are not my forte. And I was pleasantly surprised that:

a. A couple of the women I knew from before were there, and had ALSO been skiving off since the same time as me (January is nothing if not predictable for forcing women to contemplate their bodies!) so we had a good giggle over our mutual slacker-dom.

b. It was as if I'd never left. Oh sure, it hurt a lot the next day and my "plank" was more of a grunting momentary elevation, but the teacher, who must get bored I fear, has to kind of go back to basics at the beginning of each term. So I didn't feel too overwhelmed by the moves.

I confess: I'm struggling to get back into The Returned - the French zombie drama (I had dvr'ed it, it's finished now). David gave up after episode one of season two, I've sat through the next one and I'm just not feeling it like the first series. It's so slooow and the mystery feels like it's never going to pay off. Is anyone still watching it? I'm actually having the same issue with Sleepy Hollow season two, to a lesser degree because I don't have to concentrate as hard on subtitles. Which is another thing - watching The Returned highlighted to me how distracted I have become with my phone and/or Kindle fire while watching t.v. - it's really pretty atrocious, and I can't do it while watching a show I have to read subtitles for, obviously. So maybe the problem isn't the show, but me? I need to step away from the gadgets! ;-0

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  1. I so hear you on the whole "stepping out of your comfort zone" thing. It's one of those things that should be so freaking hard because honestly, it seems to always work out fine in the end!

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    1. Yeah, it wasn't like a huge thing but it was something I wasn't really wanting to do at all and was actually more overwhelming than I had expected it to be, but it was fine in the end, nbd. :-)

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  2. i am definitely a creature of comfort and routine, so stepping outside that zone can be a bit daunting. i do try to challenge myself every once in awhile, to prove that i can do it, and like not die.

    i have a bad habit of trying to multi task when i watch tv! i need to put the laptop away.

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    1. It's gotten to be second nature, I mean I don't always do it but I noticed it with the subtitles show big time - like oh wait I can't actually look away to take my turn in Words With Friends, I missed a bunch of french jibber jabber! I'm a creature of habit toom, I'm ok if I'm planning to do something but if things get sprung on me I can wig out ;-0

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  3. HAHAHA - I know all about stepping out of the comfort zone!
    I watched the movie "The Returned" but have not watched the tv show and I am still at a loss if they are somehow related like Firefly and Serenity are? Hmm...
    Have you checked out iZombie? I wasn't sure about it at first, but when I started watching it, I got sucked in pretty quick - I can't wait till season 2 is on netflix.

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  4. Nope, not related I don't think. :-) French zombies. Who don't eat people(yet!) No I haven't seen iZombie, someday I will get Netflix!

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