A rare money/finance post vent

This is a rare bitch-fest about the policies and marketing efforts of my big box gym. I find their behaviors and recent changes in fee schedules more upsetting for how it will impact other members more than the blow it delivers to my own budgetary bottom line. Unless you are in my realm and a…

Collecting my thoughts

It's overcast and sprinkling here today, but in my head and my little corner of the world feels sunny and bright. A lot of pinging and ponging in my head today on different topics and this post may be all over the place. But oh well. I'm sure you're not visiting and reading because I'm…

The recovery road

I woke up this morning and about had a panic attack. My phone said 4:45, and I in my half-tablet valium drugged sleep I had either turned off my 4:30 alarm or simply forgot to set it and I have a 6:15 appointment with J and was now off to a late start. Shooting out…

Training #2 – Failing and more

My thoughts today are like a great big ball of yarn that the cats have been playing with - lots and lots of substance (relatively speaking) all tangled together. That’s just fair warning that this post might be more jumpled and scrambled than usual. I had previously decided to report on my training sessions with…

As 2015 ends …

It's New Year's Eve, and we have awesome plans ... to have no particular plans. As is typical for us, we are staying in, possibly going to bed before midnight, and looking forward to a nice 3-day weekend. Hopefully without a blood sugar low. Man I HATE when that happens under normal circumstances, but when…

Monday training – our last for 2015

Trainer J says I am a client from his mental trophy room for his training efforts. Hugely flattering this final Monday training session for the year, and only a little surprisingly, I do truly believe his sincerity in the comment. Maybe I am also strengthening and improving my "accepting compliments" muscle. Today was all about OCD technical…

Fall Fitness 2015 #19 – We *heart* bands

Monday and Thursday this week combined to make 19 of 20 personal training appointments, because I currently have sessions scheduled with J twice weekly. It was another relatively uneventful week on the training front, on this second to last week of this series. J has been busy updating and refreshing workouts with mini bands and…