Slow bounce back from the flu
Thursday, February 08, 2018      2 comments

After a couple of weeks of feeling ill/weak, finally feeling better this week. Dithered a bit getting back to my kettlebells but did a few sets before work today, just to get myself back on track. Onward!... Read more
Illness week
Thursday, January 25, 2018      2 comments

Not doing much of anything the last few days as I've been ill. Feeling a little better today, if not quite up to weight training yet. My goal today is to do a little bit of walking - I've been in bed for the last two days and am very t... Read more
Danger week going OK
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      1 comments

Did my kettlebell session this morning, but had to talk myself into it. Need to keep an eye on myself this week (and next) and be extra careful not let my inner sloth be more persuasive than my inner cheerleader!... Read more
Almost time to go to the gym, don't want to be late!
Thursday, January 11, 2018      2 comments

My gym is in my office upstairs so the commute there is pretty easy. I'm experimenting with changing the way I view my strength-training schedule. Rather than thinking "I want to work out" or the even wish-washier "I'm going to try to work ... Read more
Food for thought
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      3 comments

I've been thinking about what changes to make to my eating habits in 2018. I think I've found a winner: https://www.theatlantic.
/just-eat-more-fiber/550082/ This dovetails nicely with... Read more
Building momentum and not letting go
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      5 comments

It's been a few days of conscious healthier choices and I'm feeling good. But I know danger lies just ahead. The first couple of weeks, it all feels great and it's easy to be motivated. Weeks 3 and 4 are harder to be motivated f... Read more
Monday and a bit sleep deprived
Monday, January 08, 2018      1 comments

Insomnia last night, yuckeroo. Have been enjoying the morale-boost of watching holiday pounds slip back off - think I am about at the end of that, though, so time to boost my morale in other ways. Mostly, I like focusing on what I've a... Read more
Every day is a new opportunity
Sunday, January 07, 2018      5 comments

Looking at my blog entries for the last few years and trying not to feel shame about not having met my goals. Shame is not helpful in this realm. I can't quite turn it into pride at continuing to come back and try again, but that's because ... Read more
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      4 comments

Time to get back into exercising as close to daily as possible. That's my main goal for this year, and beyond. Last year was about healing and this year will be about regaining my strength and fitness. Or perhaps I should say some... Read more
Once more, with feeling
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      3 comments

Broke my wrist in April, badly. Surgery, recovery, unaccustomed fragility... Feeling better now, though my wrist is still tricky. But it's past time to get back to being active. My body misses moving regularly and has been loudly telling me... Read more
What's my goal again?
Saturday, March 05, 2016      1 comments

I started lifting weights again in December and in that I have been successful - every week, I have been showing up. The last few weeks have felt a bit challenging. Ideally, I'd lift weights 2-3 times a week and not just once. Ideally... Read more
Reminded of the importance of rest
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      4 comments

Last week, I was sick for most of the week. I did not get my 10k steps most of the week (or anywhere near them) and I did not lift weights again until Saturday, when the worst of it had passed. So I had six days off. It was impressive that ... Read more
weekly wrap-up
Monday, January 18, 2016      2 comments

Last week was another good fitness week: 78651 steps 5 days at 10k+ (2 days over 15k!) Best day: 16531 steps Least-active day: 7039 steps Kettlebells on 3 days plus Intervals on bike 1 of those days Not quite as many steps a... Read more
seeing results
Saturday, January 16, 2016      6 comments

Since December 1st, when I started weight training again and generally being more mindful, active and moderate, I've been plugging away dutifully... managed not to be too excessive over the holidays and kept at it, and I am starting to really se... Read more
Another week begins
Monday, January 11, 2016      2 comments

Last week was pretty good, fitness-wise: 84064 steps 5 days at 10k+ Best day: 18193 steps Least-active day: 6109 steps Kettlebells on 2 days plus Intervals on bike 1 of those days The 18k day was a bit painful, afterwards.Veins... Read more

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