Quick Post

I started back on my diet bandwagon yesterday ~ didn’t exercise because I wanted to go stock up the kitchen instead. Tonight though, I went to the gym. Didn’t exercise as much as I wanted because the ellipticals were all being used so I did 20 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes on the cross trainer, then I did some strength training on the legs. Ugh. I wish I would have gone longer, but I was getting a bad attitude waiting around for the ellipticals.

On the reading front, I’m halfway through “Once a Rake” by Rona Sharon. Has anybody else read this? I love it so far.

Let’s see ~ it hit me this morning that my best friend is turning 40 this year. Which means I turn 40 next year ~ which means I turn 50 in 10 years (scary how my mind works sometimes, hm?). Maybe this is the year I’ll change my life.

Vacation plans are all firmed up for Savannah ~ we leave April 23 for 10 days. Our plane tickets are bought and we’ve got our hotel booked. Woo-hoo!!!

And finally a rhetorical question ~ why is it that I feel torn between being healthy and being a bookworm? It’s like I can’t be one without the other and that’s just stupid. I need to find a way to blend these two, because I’m passionate about them both.

Is anyone else plan on watching “How to Look Good Naked” tomorrow night?

11 thoughts on “Quick Post

  1. You had some major changes in your life last year! You’re doing great!Funny how you and I think alike. I woke up today and had a bad case of the ‘negatives’. When will I make a change, when will I become a stronger person etc. Not how I wanted to start the day πŸ˜‰Let us know about the How to Look Good Naked – I could use some tips!CindyS


  2. I went to Savannah last year when I visited my sister. We were only there for the day because we spent most of the time in Brunswick near St. Simons Island. Anyway, Georgia is beautiful and I loved Savannah, so much history!! Are you going to go to Paula Dean’s restaurant? I hear it’s awesome.<>…why is it that I feel torn between being healthy and being a bookworm?<> When you figure out the answer to that one let me know. I know one problem I have is figuring out how to devote time to both of them when you work and want to nurture family relationships. Time is always at a premium. At least that’s the way it seems to me. Not. Enough. Time.


  3. I am so awful about exercising. I need someone to drag me to the gym.I also have this weird thing where I can’t read in public places because I get too distracted by all the noise and chatter around me. Severely cuts into my reading time. I guess I should wear headphones and pretend I’m listening to my ipod, but then my eyes get distracted by the movement. It’s weird, I know.


  4. How bout listening to audiobooks while you work out. I’m trying to figure something out too. I can’t read and use the treadmill at the same time. Haven’t tried it w/ the bike but I fear I’ll be with Stacy and get too distracted. I’m thinking I’m going to give audiobooks a try.


  5. You’re so good, you exercise… i seriously should start thinking about it… and it took a while to understand your question “why is it that I feel torn between being healthy and being a bookworm?” I didn’t realize you meant choose between exercising or reading. It sucks no? I think it’s because exercising takes so much energy… so after that, you’re too tired, even for reading…by the way, I read On Strike for Christmas and I liked it a lot!! Thanks for reviewing it πŸ˜€


  6. Dev~ Do something fabulous for your 40th birthday. Seriously. So far, this decade has been the best. Granted I’m only a couple of years into it, but, I love my 40’s! πŸ™‚


  7. Cindy ~ Thanks. I did gain a few pounds during the holidays, but it wasn’t bad ~ only 6, which I’m happy with. I’d be happier if I hadn’t gained any, but it’s ok. As far as getting my life in order, I’m the only who can do that.Rosie ~ Yes, we’re actually staying only a few blocks away from Paula’s restaurant. If Mom had her way, we’d eat there everyday. πŸ™‚ As far as exercise/reading/work/life, etc., etc., I’ll figure it out. It just seems I get compulsive about one or the other ~ never both at the same time.Stacy ~ If I lived closer to IL I’d drag you with me. I lost my workout buddy, which I suppose is okay ~ I get into a zone when I’m exercising and really don’t pay attention to much anyway.Mollie ~ Maybe I’ll try that. Right now, I have my mp3 loaded with “anger music” which really gets me moving.Nath ~ I’m so glad you liked On Strike for Christmas!! I just thought it was so cute. Lisabea ~ I plan to. Not sure what yet. Friend and I were thinking of doing Italy, but I’m not sure I can afford it right now.


  8. Hey Dev – turning 40 was great. No problems for me… can’t say I’ll feel the same about 50, though. We’ll have to see in a few more years.Gotta start going back to the gym. Really.I read Once a Rake. I really liked the hero, although he seemed to come out of his self-imposed exile too quickly for me. One day he wouldn’t show his face in public, the next he seemed to have no problem with it. Other than that, I did really like most of the book – I thought the first half was much better than the 2nd half though…


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