Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I don't really blog here much... but I thought my most recent post on my personal blog merited re-posting here.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
and I do still blog... just not here; and I know that I should but, as the saying goes, "Life happens."
I just read a quote that someone had tweeted that I can't believe I've never seen until today. It made me smile. So, I had to share:
"Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided." â€”Mae West
Isn't that great?
Have a fab Thursday everyone!
Oh - and if anyone is interested in hearing about what I'm up to as of late, feel free to swing on by for a few minutes. I'm at www.weezieworld.ca .
Monday, February 28, 2011
After a week in sun-soaked Daytona Beach, you'd think coming home to this dreary Toronto weather would have me in a serious funk. But, honestly? It doesn't. I don't know if I'm still riding a high from such a fab vacation (the perfect combination of running around, doing touristy things & lazing around doing nothing) that I just can't bother to be annoyed with the crap weather and the fact that I'm back at work.
How can you be uptight & irritated when you were able to witness THIS for an entire week?
I even (for the very first time EVER) worked out 3 times during my week away. I've packed gym clothes in the past - but never actually took them out of my suitcase once firmly ensconced in vacation mode. This time, though... TOTALLY took advantage of the fact that I could run along the beach at 8:30am, wearing my summer running gear. How could I not? Would I ever have been kicking myself now, if I'd let that opportunity pass me by (especially since my 10k training begins on Monday... in less than ideal weather conditions - lol.)
How can you not smile when THIS is your running course?
Or when you get to dip your toes post-run?
Or, when you've decided you'd like to give another form of exercise a go... you can swim laps OUTSIDE.
Or you get to witness once-in-a-lifetime events like THIS? (The smile still hasn't faded from my husband's face from this day.)
Not a horrible way to spend a week, right? So it's easy to see why I'm still in such a contented state. Plus? March is almost here! Which means spring is RIGHT around the corner.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Over the holidays, I received a text message from one of my co-worker pals about a particular episode of Dr. Oz... and the merits of this new wonder product (new to me, anyway) called GG Bran Crispbread. He was off to purchase some and wanted to know if I wanted to give them a try as well. Sure - I figured - why not? (For those of you in the GTA: once again, the Low Carb Grocery is the place to go; they do offer online shopping & will deliver if you don't happen to be handy to their bricks & mortar.)
Now, because I have a schoolgirl crush on Mehmet (I like to think we'd be on a first-name basis), I PVR his show every day and was able to go back and watch the episode in question.
With the main topic up for discussion centering around women over 40 - and the inevitable slowing down of our metabolisms (faaaaaaaabulous), I was in!
And the news was not all doom & gloom. Of course, our metabolisms are going to slow down. But there are things we can do to prevent gaining weight as a result. We all know about exercise (we do, right?) but Mehmet had a few other dietary suggestions to throw out.
In addition to touting the merits of Oolong tea as a natural metabolism booster (gotta add that to my shopping list! lol), the one product that stood out was this GG Bran Crispbread.
The nutritional facts made it a little too good to be true. I mean, really, check it out:
And the composition couldn't be more natural: 85% is unprocessed Bran, rye flour, 0.4% salt.
So, how do they taste? Pretty damn tasty! They're incredibly substantial as well. Imagine a Ryvita cracker or Melba Toast. Now imagine it was actually filling. Exactly.
I just ate 4 of them spread with 2 wedges of La Vache Qui Rit cheese and, honestly, I'm stuffed. STUFFED.
I'm officially a fan.
So I thought I'd share :-)
Thursday, December 30, 2010
So I haven't been blogging here much as of late. And it would seem I've tripped off the bandwagon as far as my short-term goal aspirations. But that's not the case. I've simply decided to heed the advice of a few folks who knew what they were talking about... and stopped obsessing over my scale.
And, you know what? I've managed to NOT gain weight over the holidays as a result. I will admit to a clandestine rendezvous with my wee electronic pal on xmas eve - you know, just out of curiosity (come on: I am human; giving up on my scales entirely when I still have an unhealthy body weight wouldn't be the most wise decision ever.)
So, despite my sloth-like tendencies this past week (I confess: I used the fact that I was sick as an excuse to not exercise - with the exception of my 5K Resolution Run - and to let my attention to caloric detail slip) I'm feeling pretty fan-freakin-tabulous about hitting my goals for 2011.
And, while we're on the subject of goals: I have set a few.
For Christmas this year (btw - I hope everyone had as lovely a holiday as I did & had their loved ones spoil them like mine did!) I treated myself to an early gift of a Garmin Forerunner - which I LOVE.
And, as part of buying myself this wee giftie, I've made a promise to myself that I will enter the Scotiabank Half Marathon in October. Also, as part of this decision, I know that I need to drop some poundage off my arse in order to drag it across the finish line. It's one thing to slog through 5 & 10k runs with this caboose. Making it through 21km is another thing entirely.
The weight loss I know I'll need to do prior to my training as trying to lose weight while training isn't wise - or likely. In fact, I have one BFF who trained for a half marathon and actually gained a pound or two during the process. So that's a frustration I'd rather avoid.
While I don't have an exact number in mind, ideally, I'd like to shed 30 pounds prior to the start of my training (which I've worked out I'll need to begin the weekend of July 11 in order to do things properly - yep: I've learned to respect the distance!)
New Year's Resolutions have never been my thing, so that's not what this is. These are my 2011 Fitness Goals. I have a number of other personal goals in mind for the year as well. But these are the physical tasks I've set for myself. And, if I've learned anything about myself in the past few years, it's that I do not like to fail. As a result, I've learned to set goals that are attainable. First it was a 5k. After a season of that, it was a 10K. Now that I've got two of those under my belt, I think it's time to aim higher.
So this is me aimin' HIGH for 2011 and putting it out there to the universe. I'm gonna run me a half marathon!
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