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Beginning week 4

Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

It seems hard to believe that I am beginning my fourth week of daily exercise and have yet to miss a day! Sundays are my least active day, as I take a break from the cardio workout on the treadmill but I do at least 10-20 minutes of strength tr... Read more

Soup Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2016      0 comments

It seems that Wednesday (right now) had become a "soup making" day for me. Today it was the Lentil Vegetable Soup that I had seen and wanted to try. I purchased most of what I needed last week knowing that there were a couple of ingredients al... Read more

Catching Up

Monday, January 18, 2016      1 comments

Doing a blog post daily was not one of my goals although I did start out blogging most days. My main focus is to develop a consistent exercise routine or "habit" which has been lacking for far too long. So far, so good! My back felt fine on S... Read more

Back problems

Friday, January 15, 2016      3 comments

Maybe it was the exercise bending over and lifting dumb bells to work my legs yesterday that got things started, but early this morning (5:30) when I had to get up, I tweaked my lower back a bit and immediately was concerned that I would be able... Read more

Adventures in cooking

Thursday, January 14, 2016      4 comments

Let me preface this with saying that I DO know how to cook but do very little. Almost 30 years ago before our son was born, my hubby was unemployed and suggested that he stay home with the kids ( we also had a 2 year old daughter). Thus my hub... Read more

Good Day

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      4 comments

It was nice to see the scales finally move down a bit today - not a whole lot - but it's a start. Hopefully if I keep moving they will too! I knew that I would be walking to the library this afternoon for a weekly knitting group so didn't ... Read more

Snowy day

Monday, January 11, 2016      2 comments

It was off to have coffee with some retired friends this morning so there was no time to jump on the treadmill, especially since I woke up a bit late. It was also snowy which around here means snowy streets (even main roads) and extra time need... Read more

Day of Rest

Sunday, January 10, 2016      0 comments

Being Sunday I was up and off to church so had already determined I wouldn't get in any cardio since the service starts at 9:30 and I have trouble getting there with much time to spare at the best of times (I was actually a bit late today)! Read more


Saturday, January 09, 2016      0 comments

I slept in (hey it's Saturday) so was a bit late getting to the cardio exercise but even with the extra sleep, my body felt a bit tired and unmotivated and finding some music to correct that seemed to be a problem. I wasn't sure if the tirednes... Read more

Five days and counting

Friday, January 08, 2016      3 comments

So I have managed to hit the treadmill and/or do some aerobic activity for five days in a row now. I have also completed four days of the Jump Start Your Workout challenge and most of the Realistic Resolutions challenge. Hard for me to plan t... Read more

So far so good

Thursday, January 07, 2016      1 comments

Woke up this morning not really feeling motivated to get up and hit the treadmill, but I did it anyway. I've been battling a slight cold with a bit of a headache all week but so far have not let it stop me. I did have to push myself a bit this... Read more

Back again

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      4 comments

Well I'm back again hoping to make 2016 the year that I really and truly do become healthier and more committed to a healthier life style. I knew better than to start on January 1st as I am always still in holiday mode, but attending the funera... Read more

Pleasantly Surprised

Sunday, July 06, 2014      4 comments

I originally started to blog to help keep me on track with my exercise. However four weeks ago, my husband and I left on vacation to visit family in Calgary and later in Ohio. We ended up travelling 7300 km over a period of three weeks (plus a... Read more

Best laid plans sometimes go astray!

Thursday, June 05, 2014      3 comments

So the plan to walk downtown to my hair appointment today (probably a 25-30 minute walk one way) didn't quite work because of threatening skies and lack of time. However I had two or three errands I wanted to accomplish downtown so the alternate... Read more


Wednesday, June 04, 2014      1 comments

Yes I procrastinate about a number of things like making phone calls, answering email, exercise (of course!) etc. All-nighters to complete university essays were common - back in the day. I guess I felt I worked better under pressure. As a... Read more

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