Friday the 13th! I'm actually not superstitious about the date, but it's still fun to say it in a spooky voice.
I was up in New York early this morning for a rehearsal - I am singing in Carnegie Hall on Sunday afternoon and have two days of... Read more
I went to a hot yoga class tonight with hubs - I'm feeling relaxed and loose. Tomorrow night I have a trapeze class, and then a few days off of working out to give my body some time to recover. It's been a while since I worked out this hard, and... Read more
I took a closer look at my Spark page this morning and saw that I have been a member here since 2009. !!!! That's a really long time. Eight years of Sparking! Not always consistent, but here I am.
So much has changed in 8 years. I've moved... Read more
It's snowing in Philadelphia today, and it's also very cold. I'll be staying in, thank you very much.
Working on being more mindful in all aspects of my life, particularly eating and finances. This morning I didn't have any sausage (we are al... Read more
For months, my breakfast routine has been exactly the same. Wake up, shower, make my coffee, two eggs, one sausage patty, and two pieces of toast.
Today I changed that. I ate about an hour later so I wouldn't feel so hungry at work in the ... Read more
For the last few years, June 1 has been kind of a downer day for me. Four years ago today, I was furloughed from a teaching job that I LOVED. I was great at my job, my kiddos loved me, and I thought I'd be doing that job for a long time. Nope.
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This week I'm going to start a sugar detox. I've been hemming and hawing over this for a while, but I'm just going to DO IT this week. Make a plan, carry out the plan. I saved an article from a magazine - how to do a detox in three weeks. This w... Read more
I sucked it up, set the alarm, and woke up for a run today. I got in about 2.25 miles. I had perfect timing, too - as soon as I crossed the street to my apartment, it started to rain. Hard.
On Friday I took a morning yoga class - it totall... Read more
I'm trying something new today - a morning yoga class before I have to go into work. The timing means I need to seriously get my life together before I go; when I come home, I won't have much time to get ready for work. But I can do it!
To... Read more
One of my favorite feelings is when things just seem to start falling into place. The plan starts making more sense, it's actually enjoyable to get up early to work out, and I look forward to yoga after work.
I ran a 10-mile race on Sunday... Read more
After a day off yesterday, I feel refreshed and ready to go. On Sunday, I ran the Broad Street Run, a 10-mile race in Philly. It was cold, rainy, and pretty miserable. But I did it. Phew! Yesterday I took a class called "Gentle Yoga" and it was ... Read more
Planning... I both love and hate it. In the moment, I feel like I could be doing something more productive. But when it's time for me to have a meal and I know exactly what I'm going to do... that's when I appreciate meal planning.
Last nig... Read more
I have re-discovered the joy of turkey bacon. Hubs got a lot of it over the weekend, so I had some for breakfast and some more for a snack when I got home. SO GOOD.
Got in a run this morning, a little over 4.5 miles. I am so excited that it... Read more
My calendar is filling up and I'm not so sure that's a good thing.
Between classes, book clubs, concerts, work commitments, and race training, I'm not so sure I'm really enjoying all of it. When I write this stuff on the calendar I think I ... Read more
March successes (so far):
- I bought a new water glass for work, and I am drinking a TON of water throughout the day. This means I have to pee a lot, but I know it's helping me manage my eating.
- Every week I've been getting more mindful ab... Read more