Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Better Late Than Never, Right? RIGHT?

Life has been busy and a little crazy but then again who's hasn't.  I wish I was a more consistent writer but I have been trying to work through some life issues that I won't be sharing on the world wide interwebs.  I'm not feeling very poetic or pithy this evening so I will do bullet points of my past three weigh ins:
  • Weigh in on 5/17 up 2.4
  • Weigh in on 5/24 down 1.8
  • Weigh in on 5/31 down .6
See that lovely pattern there.  I'm trying to pass that hurdle.  Exercise is great and fun for me.  I am still doing the C25K program, Zumba, weights and now a core class.  Tracking, however, is the bane of my existence.  I am working at having a better outlook on it but it really truly is very much a struggle for me.  The thought of recording every single thing I put in my mouth drives me bonkers!  Oh well, I'll have to get over it some how.

Do you guys have any tips or tricks to make tracking easier or even to give me a better outlook on it?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Invitation

Oriah Mountain Dreamer 
Canadian Teacher and Author

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn't interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm Watching 'Pretty In Pink' While I Write This

In my humble opinion Andie should have chosen Duckie but if it were me I would have totally gone after James Spader's character, Steff.  He's dirty hot.  Okay, now that that point of business has been resolved, how y'all doin?

Things have been interesting around these here parts.  My last post I was being attacked by allergies and yesterday I was bitten by a dog while jogging.  It was super fun.  It sounds more dramatic than it really is.  I had to file a report with Animal Control, make a visit to the Doc, get a tetanus shot and now I wait.  The owners have made no attempt to return my call or the calls from the Health Department and Animal Control.  I just hope that I don't have to go to small claims court.  I doubt the judge would be as cool as Judge Judy.

So yes, I have included the Couch 2 5K program into my workout routine.  I really like it.  It's really hard but I like it.  I'm not a runner, never have been but this program makes running more attainable.  Many of you out there have already done this or are currently doing this program and after reading many of your wonderful reviews I decided to give it a try.  I'm still Zumba-ing away and have also included a weight lifting class as well.  The allergies and dog bite not withstanding, I feel pretty darn good.

I didn't weigh in the week I was sick but last Tuesday I was down 1 lb and yesterday I was down 1.6.  Slow and steady....very,very,very slow and steady.  Total of 35.6 lost so that means I got a pedicure!  My toes are a lovely shade of purple, just in time for spring.

I just hope that nothing catastrophic happens before next Tuesday's weigh in.  What's next?  Locusts? 
Have a good week!  :D