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I'm 32! And a great big geek :-)
I always get reflective at significant times - my birthday, my sparkversary, new year, christmas, sunday nights,... Oh I can overmuse and overthink with the best of them. But hey, it's my birthday and I'll think if I want to :-p (One of my cards... Read more
My hypertonic hip flexors, or how I came to have a lazy bum
Let me just emphasise: I ‘have’ a lazy bum, not I ‘am’ a lazy bum (although some people might question that in my new profession!)
I’ve mentioned my tight hips and thighs before, which initially started with me seeing a physio when I tried ... Read more
Extra weight, and sparkversary!
I've just realised I should really update my weight tracker on here, which I haven't done for about a year. I lost 30 pounds when I first joined spark (over a very long period of time!) but have since put back on about 10-12 pounds. But my measu... Read more
A meditation and workout update, and the inner me
Hold on to your hats, this is going to get strange...
First off, I've been frustrated this week with workouts. I normally get them done in the morning before starting on work, but I had so much work to do this week that I didn't want to sta... Read more
First meditation class
I'm glad to report that some pieces of my mojo have returned from whichever corner they were hiding in and life is slowly heading back towards an even kilter. There's definitely still some fragments missing, but quite enough is back to operate l... Read more
Anyone seen it? It was round here until recently. It's got a little tag on it saying 'Jo's mojo'. I would say you can't miss it, but I seem to have managed that.
You know that feeling you can't quite shake, when you're just 'a bit down'? No... Read more
Aims for 2014
Aims for next year are largely based on my new lifestyle and experiences in the last two months. I have just two overarching goals for 2014:
1. Fix my body.
At my last session with my sports massage therapist she pointed out that I am ... Read more
One year moves into the next
I'm excited to blog about my goals and thoughts for next year, but first it's always nice to look at this year's goals and see how I did. I have to admit that I wasn't as aware of them this year and really had to check back to see what they were... Read more
Or maybe non-mindful eating? Whichever it is, it's definitely what I'm doing. I've set myself a pretty simple task of eating just two lunches a week away from my computer, TV, book or any other distractions. And I am doing it, but barely scrapin... Read more
Earning a living, finally
Well I'm pleased to say I've actually had some work to do this work - the first of my freelancing career. It's been good to get my teeth into something but I was rather enjoying not having deadlines or doing things I didn't like at all! Still, I... Read more
Food for social inclusion
One of the things I looked forward to leaving when I quit my office job was the constant cakes, biscuits and sweets everywhere. If I work from home I have control over what I bring into the house for snacking on. If I work in a cafe I might trea... Read more
2 weeks in to my new goals
Well I didn't make it an actual goal to blog every day, but it was an intended aim. FAIL! But the reason I haven't is that I've been so busy getting on with everything else in my new lifestyle, and keeping on track of my actual goals. These are:... Read more
My first mindful meal
One of the goals for my new lifestyle is to eat 2 meals a week mindfully, without watching TV or doing something on the computer. This is a biiiiig change for me. I'm starting small and will hopefully build up from there.
I was a little pan... Read more
A new start
Monday morning, and it's finally here: the new start I've been waiting for!
Of course I had a li... Read more
The final day
65 days after handing my notice, and 3 weeks after starting a countdown on here, I've finally made it to the last day. I'm feeling a little sad and empty really, especially at home where nothing is really different but I know my whole life is ab... Read more