According to the Dalai Lama the purpose of life is to seek happiness. Happiness is not the same thing as pleasure. When we are happy, we are more likely to be more loving and compassionate to ourselves and others.
Each day we face choic... Read more
I joined the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge today because I thought some accountability would be good for me. Boy, did it get the ball rolling.
Today's challenge was to do a 10-minute cardio video. When I got dressed this morning, I dr... Read more
[Written a couple of days ago]
I make a schedule or a list of things to do. Depending on the unpredictability of my day and my mental or physical energy level, I have varying degrees of success completing activities I had every intention o... Read more
From my previous Blog-O-Rama: "The average North American gains seven to twelve pounds over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays." I wasn't going to be one of those average Americans, but it turns out that I am, gaining 8 pounds during Decem... Read more
Each of us is responsible for our lives. Not to say that everything that happens to us is within our control, but that we are responsible for how we choose to respond to the events or non-events in our lives. We are able to choose our response... Read more
Don't ask me what the title means...I have no idea...kind of like this blog ;).
Here's a shocking fact:
The average North American gains seven to twelve pounds over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. (taken from "The Daily Extra" in... Read more
I just finished reading "The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl" by Shauna Reid. It is a true story of a 350-lb woman who lost half her weight and found herself. I really enjoyed the book and related to a lot of her struggles. I wanted to share t... Read more
Yesterday, I was walking to work listening to "I have a dream" by ABBA. What a great song. Here is a snibbet of the lyrics...the part that really clicked with me:
I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination... Read more
Friday evening I found out that I'm still in the running for a position I interviewed for two weeks ago. I still don't think I'll get the job, but it was nice to hear that even though others had been eliminated from consideration, I had... Read more
I've challenged myself to do 1000 Roll Ups by November 30. In case you're wondering what a roll up is, it's like a crunch, but with straight legs and a larger range of motion. Here's a link to a brief demonstration video:
www.yout... Read more
I'm adding a new challenge...
Today I jog/walked a 5K in 45:04. Not great, but I'm still recovering from the flu, so I'm going to give myself a break and just be proud that I got in to the gym on my day off to jog/walk 3.11 miles plus comp... Read more
Yesteday, Hubby and I went to Jon Stewart's rally in DC. We'd been looking forward to it and had even considered going down the night before and spending the night, but decided to save the money and take the metro in instead. Given that DC is ... Read more
I've been inspired by CARRIEBARBAGEL! She completed 2,500 push ups in October and has now set a new goal of 1,000 crunches by November 30.
I've decided to set the same goal for myself. I'm going to complete 1,000 roll-ups by November 30. ... Read more
I was hopeful that the last blog would get the blog rolling again, but yet I am still not feeling particularly blogy. Even so, I'm past due for an update...
Hubby and I had a great one-week cruise up the New England coast and into Canada. ... Read more
I just read an article and the author wrote, "If I can do it, anyone can!"
I'm going to be frank...I hate that phrase. When I hear it I wonder why the speaker thinks so little of herself. Why would this person dismiss all her hard work, i... Read more