Episode 3. Cupcakes and Caskets

 

Three days in and I’m beginning to see realize that commitment and consistency are really all in the mind. Today when I woke up I just felt lazy and was completely ready to make an excuse for myself.

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But I remembered that I have a blog now and at least 3 people who I mentally feel are holding me accountable so I got up and got to work. My plan was to do 30 mins of TAM toning video (Abs and legs) that I talked about in Episode 2 and 15 mins of TAM dance cardio.  I successfully completed the toning video but was unable to find the YouTube TAM Dance cardio I used to watch. So I found, instead, a 5-minute version that she made for GOOP.

This version was a little challenging to learn in 5 mins, especially because the pace she teaches the dance is about 4 times slower than the pace at which the dance is performed. However, it’s what I have to work with now during my 21-day test in consistency so I’m going to make it work and I’m sure I’ll get it over time.

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My workout went pretty well and I’m still getting the hang of things so I look forward to seeing my progress this time next week!….Now, at this point, I’m sure you’re wondering why I’ve named this episode cupcakes in caskets…well…gather round for story time!!!!

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After I finished my workout I had to go a pickup cupcakes from one of my favorite bakers in our county. She used to have a shop in the center of town but she wasn’t able to stay in her lease and is, as a result, a bit of a nomad baker right now. Undeterred by her lack of dedicated space I sought her out to have her make cupcakes for my hubby’s birthday party. We made all the arrangements through messenger and when she told me that I could pick up from a local church no major red flags arose.

As I got ready to leave my house I thought about changing my clothes but figured it was better to be on time than to be clean so I hopped in my car and off I drove. Upon arriving at the church I could immediately tell something was off.

For starters, there were people there who were dressed in Sunday’s best (mind you, it was Saturday morning); but I, nevertheless, pulled into a spot, parked my car and tried to call the baker to find out where I should meet her. She didn’t answer the phone but as I looked around I realized that there were a fair number of people in black and there was a black stretch limo parked in front of the building. I began to feel super anxious but was not going to leave my cupcakes behind. So I mustered up some courage and got out of the car. I saw a couple standing around talking who seemed safe to talk to so I asked them if they knew anything about a bakery at the church and they did not but directed me inside to talk to a church elder.

Oh, did I mention that this was a tent church….

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So I was super confused about where the main entrance was because unlike the picture above, there were no windows, there were multiple tents pieced together, and the last thing I wanted to do was enter in through the wrong door.

I gathered the rest of my courage and walked past several groups of church ladies who I’m sure were totally confused why I was dressed for the gym while they were dressed for a different, more formal, event.

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I quickly walk into the building and am able to quickly find and pay for my sweet treats. I then turn around to hi-tail it back to my car. However, on my way out I’m greeted by a site that will make this experience all the more memorable. As I’m speed walking to my car and out of the building I see an open casket and I then realize that the sharply dress church attendees were confused by my presence (and my outfit) because they were there for a FUNERAL! And I filled with shame and embarrassment rode off into the sunset and enjoyed a mouth full of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting flavored shame.

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You can hear the real-time storytelling on my snapchat: samsonoma

With all of that being said and understanding how absolutely mortified I was and still am, the lesson that I am choosing to take away from this experience is that on days when I’m struggling to get out of the bed and/or be consistent in working out, I will remember that it really is such a blessing to still be in the land of the living with the ability to make positive changes in my life and lives of others.

It is such a blessing to still be in the land of the living with the ability to make positive changes in my life and lives of others.

Although I don’t think I needed to crash a funeral carrying cupcakes in order to learn that lesson, I am thankful for it none the less.

Day 3 ✅

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