I need music to walk!
There are some things that I find especially therapeutic when walking. Playing my favourite music on the MP3 ranks among the top.
It's a chance for me to unwind a little midway through my day (I go for a walk at lunchtime).
It's a c... Read more
Birthday Weekend - musings
This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday. I'm 29, but with over a decade's experience. :-P
Actually, 29 was the year that I really started making changes in my life, including leaving a husband who was a food enabler. I was just handy... Read more
Why does my favourite band always cheer me up?
This morning wasn't a great experience. I booked our hotel rooms for our vacation through Hotwire, and although we do smoke, and most of the hotels in that city are non-smoking, I know that some have smoking floors. Hotwire decided to give me ... Read more
Why do I do this to myself?
Being nice to everyone sure is a hard job! :-P
It's also why I have a hard time saying "No" when someone wants help with something I know how to do.
Last night, the friend who's not really much of a friend called, her computer needs s... Read more
I Survived the Rough Camping Trip
Well, after much rushing around on Thursday & Friday evenings, My Guy & I headed out to the mountains where a bunch of our friends were gathering for some rustic camping. It's a 4 hour drive to get there, and since I hadn't been camping since I... Read more
This weekend, I'm going camping with My Guy. He hasn't been away from home in quite some time, and he's super excited about going. I am too, but to a lesser degree, because I haven't been camping without access to running water since I was in ... Read more
Is it really Friendship?
Many many moons ago, I decided to lighten up my overall outlook on life. I learned to bite my tongue when I used to lash out, I've learned to temper my temper when I'd rather flip out, and I've learned to not offer everything to everyone when s... Read more
The Perfect Opportunity
Every now & again, I'm presented with a "perfect opportunity", whether it's to change jobs, change cars, or change a bad habit. Until at least December, I'm being offered one of those perfect opportunities, relating to overall health.
I ha... Read more
Post-Road Warrior Wrap-Up
After 5 weeks on the road around the province, and another week in my home city but not in my own office, I'm finally done being on the road, at least for a little while.
Work-wise, the road trips were very envigorating and rewarding. I ev... Read more
The things I actually managed to accomplish today
I've had one of those dreary days where I just couldn't get motivated to get exercise. Nutrition was ok, I tried to walk stairs as much as I knew I could, but I am disappointed that I just am not going to get over to the gym for a treadmill wal... Read more
Learning, and Re-Learning, how to stay on track while on the Road
Last week was insane, in Moncton. That's typical of my visits to my hometown. I have no idea if it was a washout for nutrition, but it wasn't a great week for exercising. But I'm not sure, because I felt too tired to do more than login to SP.... Read more
Just one more night
Today was good. Meals were reasonable, and well priced. The office has bottled water, so it was great for keeping my water cold.
Work wasn't stressful, the sessions were good.
But I still have to figure out how much broccoli is too... Read more
Yesterday was a good Road Warrior day for food... it wasn't the best, but it was much better than I had hoped for.
That said, today I need to re-read my Road Warrior Rules.
And stay away from pizza joints.... Read more
My Partner Cares Enough to Really Help
Y'know when you have those days, where exercising is the LAST thing you want to do, and there's just no way to get motivated to get out there and do something? I suffer from those days, too.
Fortunately, it doesn't happen often. But it do... Read more
Rules to Being a Road Warrior
Starting June 2, I'll be on the road for work again. After 10 weeks on the road last fall, I learned some valuable lessons regarding food, exercise and hotels. If I don't write them down, I'll forget them, and I'll have to relearn them all aga... Read more