Friday, May 27, 2011


First of all, let me thank everyone who is on the FR FaceBook page for the motivation. I love checking in with you all once a day.

Second, and here's the fun part, I'm just 1 week away from having NO EXCUSES! School's out a week from today for almost two months. This is an opportunity to get myself back together! Truthfully, my excuses stop today, because the few days we have left are minimum days and I'm certainly not busy with lessons/grading/editing. If I can develop exercise habits over 2 months, I PRAY that they will stick when I go back to work. Here we go, ladies and gents, it is on!

My motivators of the week:

Did they not look FABulous?

I've ordered a promising book: Never Be Fat Again, written by a biochemist from MIT who was told he would die in weeks, over 30 years ago. I'll let you know how it goes.

Off to talk a late walk!
"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."
– Flavia Weedn

Sunday, May 1, 2011


You know, the neat part about being human is that we CAN start over. Again and again and again ... And here I go. It has been so impossibly difficult to get to the gym after work. I'm up at 4, at work by 7ish, and by the time the last kiddle walks out the door, I'm wiped flipping out!

I decided that I wasn't motivated because I really hate my gym. It's only $12 a month, but it's also trashy/dirty and crowded. So I signed up at the newer, nicer one that is also closer to me. Yeah, that was 2 weeks ago. I haven't been back. Clearly, it wasn't the ambiance, it was the slug. Me.

Now, in some sort of self defense, I've had this relentless cold for the past two weeks, too. Not able to remember whether it was above or below the neck that meant no exercise, I just stayed away for both.

I need to develop a new habit, starting tomorrow, of course. Granted, if I don't quit working until 4:30 or 5, then I'm obviously going to be too pooped to treadmill. I'm going to start leaving at 2:45 (actually our time to go). The year is ending and I shouldn't have too many "projects" holding me in the classroom.

Ok, you sluggy old broad: Here goes another stab at it!