My Slump List

My Slump List

Hey, lazy heads.

I’m in a slump. A big ole slump. It feels like my days are going by too quickly and at the end of them I don’t have much to show for myself. It’s been pretty stressful for me, but I need to keep my energy up and positivity a-flowin’.

Now, I don’t have a lot of money to spend on mani-pedis, rounds of shots, movie tickets, spa days, and other super fun activities like that, so I’ve come up with a list of things that I can do at home, fo free, that will make me feel pretty darn good! I’m going to force myself to do all of them this week so I can keep my spirits up and stress levels low, and maybe you’ll want to join in on the list or make you own! Everyone needs one, tbh.

Victoria’s Chill The F*ck Out List

  1. Have a 30 minute dance party to Earth, Wind, and Fire to cleanse my soul
  2. Watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and pretend I’m also rich
  3. Put on one of those paper face masks and lay in a bubble bath up to my neck
  4. Read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and practice not giving them
  5. Go to Target in my pajamas and buy something festive from the $1 section just cause’
  6. Scoot on one of those Bird scooters down the street and back
  7. Practice contouring because I’ve always wanted to know what my face would look like
  8. Do ‘Yoga with Adrienne’ in my living room to cleanse my soul again
  9. Come up with my own crock pot recipe to show the haters what’s up
  10. Choreograph a dance-based fitness routine so I can nail an interview and impress all of my friends
  11. Go to the dog park and make new dog friends
  12. Teach my dogs the trick where I “bang” and they fall down
  13. Take a nap to the fake sound of thunder on my noise machine
  14. Try peach schnapps because it sounds gross but maybe it’s good?
  15. Write down 10 things I like about myself and give myself a hug
  16. Give myself a manicure but pretend I’m the customer so maybe I’ll try harder to do a better job
  17. Watch Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and feel all of the feels in pitch black darkness
  18. Eat a whole pint of Halo Top
  19. Watch that crazy Shane Dawson documentary on Jake Paul and question if my friends are also sociopaths
  20. Add to my list when I think of more good ideas

So, that’s what I’ll be working on this week! I hope this inspired you to make a list of your own and do something fun for yourself. Brainstorming and making these fun lists really does help me find different ways to relax and try something new. But now I’m too lazy to keep writing so I’m off to go take a bubble bath, slap on a face mask, and watch some RHWOBH at the same time because I’m freaking innovative 👊

Toodles and poodles!

Victoria

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Little Life Update

Little Life Update

Hi, lazy butts!

Today I’m excited to write my first ever ‘diary’ entry.  None of this has been pre-drafted, so I’m just letting it all flow as I feel it.

My life has been changing along with the seasons, and I’ve been reluctant to share a big change that’s recently happened to me because I feared the judgement that I’d face, but I’m going to do it anyways. I quit my job!

Yes, I quit my job! And no, I didn’t line another one up before I put in my notice.

I know you’re all thinking “What?! Victoria, I knew you made stupid decisions, but to quit a job without another lined up? That’s just straight dumb.” You do have a point, it’s not the best decision I’ve ever made, but it was the right one for me.

I used to feel like I needed to have a better explanation for making my decision, but I’ve realized that being truly unhappy is reason enough to leave a job that stopped fulfilling me. And I’m not talking about being unhappy with waking up at 7am, commuting long distances, going to meetings, having to do actual work, or anything like that because those are things that are inherent to working. You simply can’t avoid those things, and I know this! I’m talking about being unhappy with a negative work environment, unfair treatment, no more room for growth, and the general direction that my mental health was going in (aka, downhill).

Now, I don’t want to go into all of the details because that will probably bore you, so to make a long story short, I simply came to a point where I had to say “enough is enough” and leave something toxic. And it’s honestly been one of the best decisions I’ve made in awhile (unlike the decision I made to drink wine after brushing my teeth, that was a bad decision)!

I wanted to share this life update because I know I’m not the only twenty-something year old in this position and if you’re feeling the same way that I am, I’m totally with you. It’s taken me waaaayyy too long to realize this, but just like a relationship, if your job is bringing you more misery and stress than happiness, it’s probably time to look elsewhere. Like most of us, I was raised to go to school, get a degree that pays well, find a job, and follow that path until I retire 40 years later. Simple as that.

…But I’ve quickly found out it’s not so simple. Life will create change and sometimes we have to hop off the path that we perfectly carved for ourselves to be a little gypsy until we find what truly fulfills us. And that’s okay. Far too often we forget to put ourselves first and I really hope that will change.

On a brighter note, I’ve grown tremendously from this experience and now I’m a happier person than I’ve been in a long time. I’m also still a personal trainer (plot twist, bet you thought I still didn’t have a job!), but I’m also chasing after different dreams that I’ve never had the time or courage to chase. Maybe I want to be a PE teacher, or a yoga instructor, or a nurse, or even start my own business. Basically, what I’ve learned from my 23 years of life on this planet is that sometimes the path you want to follow doesn’t come to you in just one form. Which sounds super cheesy, and reading it back again it doesn’t really make sense because the Woodbridge pinot noir is starting to take over this post, but I do believe that you can have multiple callings in life. There’s nothing wrong with being lost in your twenties, and if you feel lost, that might actually be a good thing.

TL;DR

It’s never too late to make a change. If your gut is telling you to revise something in your life then you should do just that. Revise it. Revise the crap out of it. Face the problem head-on and be honest with yourself. Yes, change is scary, and yes, the decision you end up making might not be the easiest one, but it could be the best one you ever make. You deserve nothing but happiness, and it’s time to start putting yourself first.

I hope this diary entry didn’t bore you to death because I really don’t want to be responsible for all 5 of my followers dying. I hope that it brought a little inspiration to your day instead! Remember, my metaphorical door is always open to you birds if you want to talk, and please don’t be too harsh on the grammatical errors in this post because it’s a diary entry and PINOT NOIR AND I WRITE THE WAY WE WANT TO. Deal with it.

Talk to you butt heads soon!

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs,

Victoria

Ahem – let me introduce myself!

Ahem – let me introduce myself!

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My name is Victoria and I’m a 20-something year old living in Dallas, TX. That’s me in the picture above!

I created Lazy Girl to share all of my secrets to living the lazy life while also getting sh*t done. As a personal trainer, a lot of my friends tease me because they can’t believe a couch-loving person like myself can take two naps a day and still manage to be active and productive. But here I am, a walking anomalie ready to share the tips and tricks up my sleeve with the world!

Let’s face it, most of us are lazy people and don’t enjoy working out. Sitting on the couch with your elbow deep into a bag of Doritos sounds way more appealing than driving to the gym and getting on a treadmill where there aren’t any Doritos or couches…

But what if I told you that exercise is actually important for your health? And you kind of need to do it?

Now, I didn’t make the rules and I know no one wants to hear that, but this is why I’m here to help you out. I want this blog to focus on easy, creative exercises and fitness tips that you can do in your own home with your pajamas on and tv turned up because some exercise is better than none and I know working out isn’t easy for everyone. Gyms are expensive, time is valuable, and getting started can be the hardest part. But never fear! We’re going to do it together – the “lazy girl” way.  That means minimum equipment, easy moves, effective workouts, and the comfort of your own home.

I do have other interests such as DIY, fashion, cooking, journaling, etc and I’ll be sharing those with you, too!

As a lazy girl, I don’t plan on having a schedule for my posts. But I will be sharing at least once a week, so keep your eyes peeled for my posts popping up in your feed! I promise it will be all worth it. If you have any comments or thoughts, please share them with me as well. I’d love to hear what you’ve got to say!

High fives and chest bumps,

– V