Why, hello there!

Hi. My name is Krys.

Allie Doodle

I’m a wife, a mom, and a full-time employee.  I am always – always – looking for ways to improve.  Improve myself, improve my home, improve how I work, improve how I live.  Sometimes I even look for ways to improve my husband.  Shhh – don’t tell him I said that.

I’m a bit of an over-sharer.  I can’t tell you how many times I saw that look on a friend’s face (you know the one… “um, did you really tell me that?”) that tells me I probably should have kept a particular tidbit to myself.  I’m going to turn the filter off here, though.  Since it’s just you and me, I figure I’m probably in a safe place.

Right now, I’m in the middle of a few improvements that I’ll be over-sharing about here.

Losing weight

I’ve lost 30 pounds since June 2012, and my plan is to lose another 20 pounds before June 2013.  I track calories on myfitnesspal.com.  I’ve been in a bit of a plateau since early December, and need to get back into my workout routine to kick start things again.

Gaining fitness

I started running in July 2012 with the goal of running a 5k.  I met that goal in November 2012.  My new goal is to do the New York Spartan Sprint in June and not die.  I also started lifting weights late last year, though I stopped going after Thanksgiving.  Gotta get back to it before I start losing muscle mass.

Finding zen

I don’t literally mean finding something called zen.  I don’t really even know what zen is.  I’ll look it up one day and will write all about what I learn.  What I really mean is that I want to get to a place where I’m no longer searching for a better everything.  I think that a healthy desire to improve is a good thing.  But what I live with every day is an obsessive need to change myself.  I’m not truly happy with me, and therefore I spend an inordinate amount of time searching for ways to change.

Organizing and cleaning my home

Having a four year old is not good for maintaining a clean, organized home.  Though, neither is having two dogs and a husband.  If I’m being perfectly honest, having ME at home is pretty detrimental to maintaining a clean, organized home.  I’m really fighting my own nature on this one.

Becoming more productive at work

I’m battling burnout at work.  There is just too much to do, and not enough time to do it.  I’m positively overwhelmed, and I’m searching for just the thing that’s going to help me snap out of it.  I’m a meeting planner for a medical association, and my primary job is to plan and execute the organization’s annual scientific meeting.  The meeting takes all year to plan, and I work on future meetings throughout the year, too.  I need to overcome the overwhelm and really get down to business.

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