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Moving Right Along, Day 2

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      2 comments

It's been nearly three weeks since I've blogged here. To be honest, I haven't made much progress (read "any") in my quest to increase my daily activity; in fact, I've regressed to a nearly sedentary lifestyle. But I've made headway on getting pa... Read more

Moving Right Along, Day 1

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      1 comments

I've finally got it together enough to start documenting my month-long personal challenge to increase my fitness minutes. I am shooting to do 30 minutes of activity 5 times per week for October. Yesterday, I went on a 75-minute hike with a ... Read more

Gratitude, Days 29 and 30

Monday, September 21, 2015      2 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) The open space preserves and trails near my house. My fiancé and I hiked for 90 minutes yesterday morning, and it was just what the doctor ordered. It got me out of the house, out of my head, out into nature, an... Read more

Gratitude, Day 28

Saturday, September 19, 2015      4 comments

Feeling a bit more like myself today. I am functional, and I've been consciously interacting with family and friends in order to stay connected to the world. In other words, I'm not isolating. I'm also making an effort to engage in physical acti... Read more

Gratitude, Day 27

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      1 comments

I'm still fighting the blues. I honestly don't feel consciously grateful for much right now, but I know this exercise of documenting what I am thankful for will lift my spirits, however temporarily. So here goes... Today I am grateful for: ... Read more

Gratitude, Days 25 and 26

Sunday, September 13, 2015      2 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) Life. Simple, basic existence. I'm not gonna lie--I've been feeling pretty down the last few days. I fear I may be entering a trough. I've been through depressive episodes before, and I know certain elements of t... Read more

Gratitude, Day 24

Friday, September 11, 2015      0 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) My ability to perform my daily yoga routine with enthusiasm and power. I rocked it today! 2) The support I'm receiving as I push to finish this draft of my novel. I simply could not do this without the advic... Read more

Gratitude, Day 23

Thursday, September 10, 2015      3 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) The Costco membership my future mother-in-law buys us each year. I stocked up big time yesterday, finding great deals on earthquake kit supplies, organic meats, and the fruit and nuts I'm going through like crazy... Read more

Gratitude, Day 22

Wednesday, September 09, 2015      1 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) Some alone time. With my guy off on New York for 12 days, I've got the house to myself (well, except for my two crazy felines). I know I'll miss him soon enough, so I'm relishing the freedom for now. 2) The ... Read more

Gratitude, Days 19, 20 and 21

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      1 comments

What a great holiday weekend! We got a lot accomplished and did some primo relaxing, too. Today, I am grateful for: 1) Having had three uninterrupted days with my fiancé before he heads to New York for a two-week-long business trip. ... Read more

Gratitude, Days 16, 17, and 18

Friday, September 04, 2015      2 comments

Whew, I've been so busy that I'm days behind in my personal gratitude challenge. Here's a catch-up post. Today I am grateful for: 1) Having less pain in my neck. I aggravated a nerve there a couple of days back, but some conscious stre... Read more

Gratitude, Day 15

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      0 comments

This morning, I am truly grateful for... 1) ...the activity I undertook yesterday. I did my daily yoga practice for 10 minutes, upper-body strength training for 10 minutes, and gardening for 30 minutes. I felt serene after the stretching, p... Read more

Gratitude, Days 13 and 14

Monday, August 31, 2015      1 comments

I am grateful that: 1) I got so many chores done yesterday. I still have a lot to do to get the house in tip-top shape, but I made a good dent! I'm actually enjoying cleaning and organizing a little bit at a time. 2) I was able to go t... Read more

Gratitude, Day 12

Saturday, August 29, 2015      1 comments

Today I am thankful for: 1) My ability to buy a secondhand recumbent exercise bike. We're going to install it in the downstairs study so we can cycle while watching Netflix on our Mac. Fitness, here I come! 2) The amazing Paleo cookbook a... Read more

Gratitude, Day 11

Friday, August 28, 2015      2 comments

Today I am so very grateful that: 1) Doing my errands this morning was easy and productive. 2) Following a Paleo diet is turning out to be much easier than I anticipated. 3) It's Friday! Have a blessed weekend, all!... Read more

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