It’s been a week

This week, this WEEK. It's been up, down, all around. I am not coping in the most stellar manner, and it leaks out in the weirdest ways. I have touched upon it in the past, but I had a horror-filled childhood with significant trauma from sexual abuse. I rarely write about it and never in a…

Training #95 – Best day of my life

Thursday morning, training with J. And I confess - I have this doomsday clock countdown going on in my head realizing that his well-deserved holiday break is 2 weeks away and we are down to 4 sessions remaining in 2016. Okay, so maybe doomsday clock is a bit (okay, maybe way over-the-top) melodramatic, but I…

Calorie massacre

September is a mess with eating. Just eating - not much "healthy" in the personal fuel consumption. I did a quick estimate of my consumption (then added at least 10% per day, because estimates are typically low) and found it was very unpleasant. Which is why I have this love/hate relationship with MyFitnessPal and other…

Clearer head, positive thinking

The last week has been okay to good. Nothing so stellar that I'm happy prancing in the streets, but a nice, steady drumbeat of life and living. There is part of me that now feels like a slacker. The prior several weeks  have been so busy, hectic, crazy that to slow down to normal pacing…

Work related musings

My little self-employment business is nearing its first anniversary and thriving. However, because of my part-time job for the law firm, I am more of an almost-full-time entrepreneur. If I wanted to indulge my inner workaholic, I could be part-time employee and full-time-plus entrepreneur. But what would I cut? Time with M? Hanging out with friends? Family…

Exercise love affair

Wednesday I had conversations with 2 different friends about diet, exercise, and my better health quest in general. You know, the stuff I post about ad nauseam here. Friend Elyse, who recently underwent weight loss surgery is having a difficult time motivating herself off the couch and doing the walking her surgeon and obesity doctor…

Attitude, aptitude, altitude

Practice (as in gym, just for clarification) went really, really well today. I returned to upper/lower body sequences, using an older lower one (we refer to it as "Abel 30") and a combination of 2 of the more recent advanced sequences for upper. For perspective, the last time I did Abel 30 (at least a…

When life gives you lemons

Many if not all of us are familiar with the advice that "when life give you lemons, make lemonade." I know I am; it seems I have spent the vast majority of my life not only accepting that everything I received in life was either a lemon or a trojan horse of some sort ready to deposit…

The rest of my life

I was so not into getting up and dragging myself to the gym this morning. It was fatigue. It was eating crap. It was work. It was the niggling start of a sad news funk waiting to happen. It was life weighing and that little voice inside my head whispering that taking a day off…