Friday, August 27, 2010

Twenty Five Miles

It's twenty five miles from home
Girl, my feet are hurting mighty bad
Now I've been walking for three days, and two lonely nights
You know that I'm mighty mad
But I got a woman waiting for me
That's gonna make this trip worthwhile

Twenty Five Miles by Edwin Starr is a GREAT workout playlist song. I like to put it in my list during the home stretch...before cool down when you can't keep your eyes off the clock counting down. It gives me that energy to keep going.

I listen to the words and realize...I didn't have to walk for three days and two nights, my workout is much shorter, so it helps curb the whining in my head.  AND there is a woman waiting for me...a healthier me...and she definitely makes the trip worthwhile!

Come on feet don't fail me now

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Original Grand Idea

My first better be good, right?  No pressure.

Honestly I have no idea where my grand idea is going.  I suppose this blog will be a compilation of grand ideas from all areas of my life, so here is a little about me to give you an idea of what types of posts you may see here.

I'm a wife, dog/cat mom, aunt, daughter, sister and you will probably hear about people that make me who I am today.  I enjoy writing, my undergraduate degree is in communication with a focus in journalism.  I love to cook and find ways to make healthy options out of unhealthy recipes.  I see recipes as idea suggestions more than directions to follow.  I don't think I have ever followed one exaclty unless I have been baking.  I love to decorate, I am constantly rearranging small pieces in my home and office to find new ways to enjoy them.  It is amazing what a little rearranging can do.  I enjoy planting and growing things.  I am constrained right now by space, but my balcony is covered in plants, flowers and herbs.  My cat is a big fan of the chives.  I love taking and looking at is fun to document great memories.  One of my best friends is a photographer, I love her work!  I have been on a weight loss journey for a lot of my adult life.  I am not sure I like the term journey in this instance.  I have finally reached a point where I don't consider myself "on a diet"...don't get me wrong I am still actively losing weight and I have goals I would like to achieve in this area of my life, but I have reached a point where I don't see certain foods as forbidden.  Those types of rules set you up for failure.  I think it is human nature to want what you can't have.  I am conscious of what I put into my body and I work out.  My diet is life.

Here are some of those who make me who I am today: