Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I did not roast a whole turkey this Thanksgiving because I've been roasting whole chickens like crazy since I got back home from staying with Fawn! Since I've been roasting whole chickens, and the best parts are the wings, I went ahead and just roasted turkey wings! They're kinda big!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Today Mark and I have been married 24 years. About 3 years ago I started sending Mark a daily morning "love note" (via email). Today my love note said, "....24 years is a beautiful start to forever". I will forever be his and he will forever be mine.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
This morning I started to journal all three of the workouts I lead my Saturday classes through, and I thought it might be fun to add up all of the reps I did in the 2 hours and 45 minutes worth of training. Because I have a very deliberate way of designing workouts based on progressions, groups and patterns of rep counts and timed intervals, it's easy for me to remember and record exact routines. This including how long a set, rotation, or entire workout lasted, in addition to rep counts.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wow! When I made an innocent little post on facebook this morning I had no idea of the feedback, the great feedback, I would get! The post was a simple question of whether or not I should keep a mortar and pestle that I've owned for over 10 years but never used.
Friday, November 18, 2011
A few days ago I wrote about passion. Having passion, bringing passion, doing things you are passionate about....but what about plain ole fun? Sometimes when we think about the things we feel passionately for we get so darn serious! I don't think passion is about being serious...seriously! (lol) I know I can get the two things mixed up sometimes.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Have you ever noticed on a day that you are NOT in a hurry how many other people around you are in a hurry?
Monday, November 14, 2011
This morning I posted on facebook the question of what is it that you might do today that you feel passionate about. We all have things that we have strong positive feelings for and when we get a chance to spend time doing them, or talking about them, then it seems as if time disappears.....
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Recently I've become less tolerant of this idea that I'm "maintaining" my weight loss. So much so that my blog description exchanges this idea of "maintenance" to one of "permanence". I will never be fat again. I will never be that unhealthy again. I will never be unfit again...I just will never be those things, ever again.....period. If that is not permanent then I don't know what is!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Ever since I've been making my favorite shredded brussels sprouts salad with apple and maple lemon dressing, I've found a few different ways to use the parts I normally used to throw away. Normally I would wash my sprouts and pull off the loose leaves, and throw those out. Then after the dried I shredded them for my salad and was left with the "core"...a little tough even when shredded so I threw those out too!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
each rotation = 200 swings, 6.5 min not including the rest period between rotations.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were all meant to shine, as children do.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Mark described to me the other day a cartoon he saw on facebook. It was of a man and a woman standing in front of a mirror. The man was large and out of shape, the woman thin and well built, but the image they saw of themselves in the mirror was the exact opposite. The man saw himself as built and studly, the woman frumpy and fat. Typical?
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
How many rags does one person need? By one person I mean one household because it's usually one main person that does the cleaning. As I clean out my closets and kitchen drawers I'm not surprised by the number of rags or empty bags I'm finding. I find it easier to turn something into a cleaning rag than to throw it out and I'm always thinking I will find another use for those empty bags I bring home from shopping trips.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
What does this phrase mean?