The Road Ahead... Goals for 2012
Iím in a new phase in my life, having turned 50 in September and with my cancer-free status having begun December 3, 2011. So Iím allowing myself to dream a bit wider, a bit higher, a bit longer. More risk. More challenge. More creative and spon... Read more
The Road So Far
Well, itís short and sweet. A few lessons learned that I simply donít want to lose sight of as my mind gets caught up in planning for 2012. My road in 2011...
What better time to declutter?
Well, itís the Holiday Season and Iíve been taking advantage of it to declutter and finding creative ways to pass on some things to others that we donít use anymore.
The two guys who delivered our freezer last week-end each got a Kínex type... Read more
Back to Sparking!
Iíve been away from Spark for quite some time. I think I needed to step away for a bit and actually experience life so I could assess how things are going: good, great, and room for improvement LOL! I obviously wonít be able to be online as oft... Read more
What a Month! (Countdown Ė 17 days left)
Ok. I knew Ė I KNEW Ė that my return to full-time work after having been off for 1.5 years would be tiring, and require some adjustment. I didnít expect how much it would cost in terms of my metabolism (youíd think Iíd know by now LOL!) or my st... Read more
50 Days to 50!
Well, today is day 50 of my own personal 100-Day Challenge (and also 50 days until my 50th birthday). Time has been going so quickly for the past few weeks, the effort of balancing my energy so I keep getting better (instead of having a setback)... Read more
Day 62/100 Ė Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
I havenít been Sparking very much lately. Iím afraid all my energy has been dedicated to my return to work, which continues to go well, and recovering from my workouts with my personal trainer.
Pain! Iíve been in so much pain! It wasnít une... Read more
Day 69/100 Ė PT Session 1/144
First session with personal trainer! This may be the best money Iíve ever spent!
My trainer came to our session with a plan, was able to explain the exercises really well, and especially when an exercise to target a particular muscle didnít... Read more
Day 70/100 - Ugh.
Well, this is not going the way I want it to. My throat is very sore and feeling raw, I'm having trouble swallowing. Not good.
Today will be a day of sipping herbal teas with honey, and generally trying to get rid of this. I will have to ge... Read more
Day 72/100: Summer 5% Pre-Challenge Assignments
Yikes! I thought I had posted this yesterday, but here it is sitting on my PC. Iím catching up on my pre-challenge assignments; the challenge starts tomorrow!
Day 74/100 Ė Early Birthday Gift
Well, the end of this 100 day challenge for me was supposed to be going on a hiking trip to the Adirondacks for my birthday. Boy, has that ever changed!
I had my physical assessment at the gym Monday evening, and we discussed how useful hav... Read more
Day 78/100 - Been Overwhelmed
Well, my guys are away this week-end at a soccer tournament, so Iím going to dedicate this ďMEĒ time to re-set my compass and get back on track.
The past couple of weeks have been tough for a lot of reasons, and at some point I just surrend... Read more
Day 91/100 - First time at the gym!
This week was difficult, in that I had three nights that I didnít sleep at all. Iím not sure whatís going on, if itís a bit of anxiety with the return to work, but Iíll fall asleep on the sofa, my DH will wake me up to go to bed and Iíll be awak... Read more
Day 92/100 - Off to a Good Start for the Week-End
Iíve read some blogs that got me thinking this week.
In her September 23 blog, SeptemberSpiritís talked about clearing pebbles from her path. She shared a quote which is very a propos. ďNobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble ... Read more
Day 94/100 Ė Just passed the longest day of the year, and still the days are too short!
Todayís ďHealthy ReflectionĒ could have been written by me: ďI still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.Ē (John Burroughs,... Read more
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