I have just had a lovely weekend - all to myself, and I got to do things when i wanted to, and I have achieved a lot of things that I wanted and needed to do. I didn't get enough time to go and take the long walk that I planned, though I did get... Read more
Journals and exercise
This week has been really tough - it started with a virus that has really laid me low all week, and alongside that my stress levels increased with trying to manage my workload whilst still feeling unwell.
My sleep pattern has been all over... Read more
Thoughts and reflection after a tough week
I've just completed week 2 of the Official Sleep Challenge, and the 1st week of the Stress Busting Challenge. The 2 are definitely related in my case!!
So, first to sleep and my progress - or the lack of progress.... This week has been awf... Read more
The next step
Having joined the Sleep Challenge, I decided to up the anti and have now joined the SparkPeople Stress Busting Challenge too - with luck this will take me to some interesting and new ways to manage my life and achieve my goals of losing weight, ... Read more
Ah, the challenge of quality sleep...
I have signed up to the Official Better Sleep Challenge and I have reached the end of week 1.
As part of the challenge, you are required to keep a sleep journal that looks at your habits prior to going to bed, how your night went, and how ... Read more
I'd like to share....
Some great websites:
of+Your+Mind&utm_medium=email - this is ... Read more
Exercise, dilemmas and the way forward
Thanks to Sparkpeople I have a pile of videos as favourites that I find helpful - as long as I have a broadband connection (not often the case in Scotland.....!).
I love that I can exercise when I want, and how I want, and I don't have sho... Read more
I talk about sparkpeople all the time - it's a rare thing, and worthy of sharing with as many people as possible - it's a free online resource, where you can make friends from all over the world, with fantastic accessible workouts and great arti... Read more
Which way to go.....?
Like many people, I have periods of time where I find it really hard to stick to just about any intention or plan that I have. I'm in one of these areas just now, and I'm trying to work out what put me here, and why - I really want to address th... Read more
A Special Poem to celebrate Burns Night!
This poem is learned by children in Scotland to celebrate one of our very special authors - Robbie Burns. This version has been translated a little, so I'm hopeful that it will make it easier to read.
Enjoy - and I'm off to enjoy my haggis... Read more
Making time to make time
I have learned over the last few months that if I don't plan my week out properly, including meals and exercise, then I don't achieve any of my goals.
This generally results in a feeling of annoyance, frustration and my self confidence plu... Read more
Eating properly can be hard going....
I know it is worth making the effort, and that I will feel WAY better, but seriously this eating heartily lark is hard going.
I have probably taken on too much, as usual, and gone for far more than I can realistically achieve.
Having done ... Read more
Web pages to read when you need a pick me up
I am learning to read about things that help me manage myself, manage others and generally feel better about life.
ll&ut... Read more
Take a break.... and look back at success!
I'm really not good at taking a break from life - I feel bad if I sit still for too long, always feeling that I should be doing something. However, this Christmas, I decided that I would take some time out to watch all the movies on TV that I li... Read more
Day 27 of Enough!!!
It has been nearly a month since I decided that I'd had enough and it was time to get out there and take exercise by the horns. I set a couple of daily targets, and whilst I loved doing the videos every day, if I'm honest, I was setting myself u... Read more
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