Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am starting small with the working exercise back into daily life thing and I am trying to use my treadmill every other day. I used it tonight for 30 min. at an incline of 5. I varied my speed a little and did 10 min. at 3.2, 10 min. at 3 and then the last 10 min. at 3.2. I wonder if I am just that out of shape or maybe I just sweat a lot because just walking had me sweating.

I read my book while I was walking, so hooray for multi-tasking!

Last night I took some time for myself and worked on a project that I have actually been wanting to work on rather than projects with looming deadlines. I do have some dog collars I need to get finished though.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Burton on

Of course everyone knows how awesome is for SO MANY things. When it comes to internet shopping, that is where it's at. I love looking at all the things by Burton on

With winter coming up, I have been checking out their coats and jackets. I really like these two.

In addition to clothing, they also have skate and snow gear, so that's pretty awesome. It makes me want to go skiing and we all know I love skiing.

And they have stuff for men and kids too. I'm loving this shirt for my husband.

Can you say Christmas, anyone? I'll totally be checking out Burton for Christmas gifts.


I am wondering where to go with this blog... What kind of blog should this be? I tried to make it a healthy living blog but... that kind of floundered. Well... what now?


I've been told that I need to rank myself much higher on my list of priorities. I've not even really been making the list, I think. Not for any real reason other than I don't really know how to prioritize myself. I don't know what to do for myself. How does one make one's self a priority? I'm not really sure. But I decided I am going to try.

One thing I am going to do is try to get back into the habit of exercising. I know that I feel better when I am active and make the time to exercise but I haven't done any sort of exercise in over a month because I've either been extremely busy or sick. I have decided I am going to start making the time for exercise. I have a treadmill. I have workout videos. I have hand weights. I have a step. I have DDR and WiiFit. There is no reason not to. I just have to make the time for myself.

The goal isn't to lose weight (though I wouldn't complain). I just want to feel fit and in shape. And I know I feel better and more positive about myself when I am active. If ihad the ability to join a gym (particularly a CrossFit gym), I would. I'd love to be able to go to classes. Spin, step, zumba, kick boxing, yoga, etc. But that's not in the cards right now and that's okay. As I said, I have other avenues at my fingertips here at home.

I started tonight. I walked on the treadmill for 20 min. (at 3.5 incline and 3.5 speed) and then did some stretching. A small start but it's a start at least.

And I am going to continue to make time for exercise.

I am also going to try to go to bed earlier so that maybe I won't always feel so tired.