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The stupid, it burns
I've come up with a new word: irritaining. It's when something aggravating happens, but it's so ridiculous or absurd that you can't help but laugh at it.
In this case, it was a heating bill that came with the acknowledgement that we are now... Read more
Come rain or come shine
My daughter is usually a really good exercise buddy, but I realized today that she has been my downfall when it comes to biking this year.
She is not the dedicated biker that I am. She is much more of a runner. But I've gotten really used t... Read more
Not doing as well as I'd like
Saturday I went on a 5k. I had not jogged since I broke my tailbone in February, but we were going with a group of friends and I had organized it, so I figured I'd better show up. Two miles in I managed to pull my hamstring. I was smart enough t... Read more
On the day I was born, my grandad went out and bought me a hula hoop. Now, 55 years later, I am finally learning how to use one. I'm older now than he was when he bought it for me. But I'll always be a kid at heart.... Read more
I'm involved in a spring challenge wherein my team is the Beautiful Butterflies. How appropriate. I am in need of a transformation this spring. My diet, my exercise routine, my life. And more color is the ticket, just like butterflies. More colo... Read more
I need beef. Lightly killed and put on a platter.
The last few days of March I was feeling continually hungry and stressed and just...off. Last night I made beef stroganoff. And today I feel a billion times better.
I have been trying to cut down on beef consumption, but I find that if I do... Read more
110 Days Until Hawaii
So, I started off my new diet plan by...completely blowing the day. Oi.
But I'm not going to let that throw me off. Tomorrow is a new day, and I get to start again.... Read more
111 days to Hawaii
My mother-in-law is taking the whole family on a Hawaiian cruise in July. I am very excited about it, but also in need of stepping up my training and eating. I'm actually not fussed about what I will look like in a swim suit; this is much more a... Read more
Step one: fuel the tank
First MetroPark ride today! The wind managed to be in my face no matter what direction I turned, and about 3/4 of the way into the ride I remembered what the thing was I'd been standing in the living room trying to remember to do: eat something.... Read more
I went from "Guh, I have nothing planned for dinner and am too hungry to cook" to really tasty bastardized Indian curry with tons of veggies in, like, half an hour. Thanks, stray jar of masala simmer sauce in the cabinet! I totally ignored your ... Read more
Today was one of those days when I just could NOT wake up. My girls left around 9am to go snowboarding up in New York, and I got up to help them get out the door. Then I crawled back into bed with my sweetie, snuggled up on his shoulder, and fel... Read more
Just do it!
Just completed a 5k as a family. of the 700+ people who signed up, less than 200 actually participated because it was all of 26 degrees. And DH, Younger Daughter and I were the only walkers in the crowd. (Older Daughter ran, then came back aroun... Read more
That was scary...
Took my girls out for sushi last night, which is one of my favorite foods in the whole world. But as we were driving back home, my throat began to feel sore and tight and the inside of my mouth to burn, and I realized that something in the sushi... Read more
I'm walkin', yes indeed....
I am currently writing this from high atop my treadmill, using the TrekDesk treadmill desk that hubby ordered and I finally got put together. So far I've been walking for 45 minutes while working and Sparking. The idea isn't that it replaces a w... Read more
Working out while broken
I have managed to put on 15 pounds in about 5 days--quite shocking, but I know that it's water weight from eating too many salty things in my frustration at getting injured. I've already dropped 6 of those pounds, so I'm not panicking.
For ... Read more