An idea for Motivation Monday
If you feel like "it's no big deal" that you lost "only" 5 pounds or less - or if you think it wouldn't be so bad to gain that much back having lost it - carry a set of hand weights around in your backpack or purse for a while. I understand it i... Read more
Wake up with a song in my head like
Thank god it's the weekend!
Freaking out a little
I am panicking a little about the reality that the cardio kickboxing class I do now comes nowhere close to being as awesome a core workout as TurboKick was. I have no Idea how to compensate for that. I am trying to be creative with modifications... Read more
I came to win!
Something that I do to keep my head on straight is ask myself "did you fight for all this progress just to let it slip away?" Examples include...
1) Is this why you ran, and walked to and from work and the gym, in the heat all summer?
2) ... Read more
I am so sick of losing things. The latest item to disappear was the necklace my brother gave me last Christmas, which I took off at the gym on Monday night and haven't seen since. I probably put it in my bag and then dropped it somewhere on the ... Read more
Walking is a privilege
It has been pretty chilly these past few days, but I have still been walking to and from work (and gym, grocery store, etc.). Monday morning was really rough...my hands didn't really warm up until after lunch. Since then, I have been wearing mi... Read more
Every day it's something new...
I feel like every day I find new things, of varying degrees of plausibility, to absolutely lose my mind over. It is so exhausting. Yes, I am trying to change my mental habits...I just wanted to admit it.... Read more
A message to my feet
I know that I have said a lot of uncomplimentary things about you, like "why can't I have cute dainty little feet?" or "my toes are shaped so weird." I would like to apologize for those unkind words and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for... Read more
Came across something I wrote last spring
I haven't kept "a journal" in years but from time to time I do write, typically just to get intrusive thoughts out of my head. I wrote this last spring when I was preparing for the interview that landed me my current job, apparently shortly afte... Read more
Started my new year off right
by running a new route around town and not getting lost, even a little! (I sketched most of it out using mapmyrun and google street view, but there were a couple bridges I wasn't sure were pedestrian-accessible until I got there). Unfortunately,... Read more
I wanted to add to my previous entry, I found the idea for squatting here: http://hunyuantherapy.wordpres
Right now I can do ten minutes a day, in one- or two-minute blocks. My hip/lower back p... Read more
My new obsession
Is inner-thigh squat stretch, sometimes called yoga, goddess, or Asian squats. I'm trying to train myself to use that as my resting position instead of sitting at a desk or on the floor or sprawling out while I read or type.i can only hold it fo... Read more
Not this time
Lots of work drama this week but I refuse to let it make me feel anxious or guilty even for tonight. I have worked so hard to come this far and there is no reason that anyone, even my adviser, can take that from me. And it is not going to poiso... Read more
So much bitching, sorry
Sometimes, for no reason at all, I hate myself. I start out hating specific things about my current situation, then try to get myself out of the funk by reminding myself that very soon this will all be behind me. Then I remember that no matter w... Read more
What I love about trying new exercises
...when I feel it 24-36 hours later, and I'm like, "Oh hello muscles, I'm sorry I didn't notice you there before!" I mean I did but it is one thing to know that there are various muscles in the back and another to be able to experience that a s... Read more
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