Monday, 24 September 2012

A Work in Progress

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Just an update on my personal work in progress.  

So far, I'm down almost five pounds.  I've been walking more.  I set up a tentative training schedule starting in January to get me ready for a half marathon in mid-June.  I'm planning on using the time in between now and January to get a better foundation in place.

Step by step, I'm getting closer to that finish line.


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Things I Love Thursdays

I love taking pictures of flowers!

It's wonderful to be able to see the bright colours when it's not so bright outside.

Too bad I pretty much suck at growing them!


Sunday, 16 September 2012

It feels like fall out there

Even though the calendar says that it is still summer, it feels like fall has arrived.

One of the first signs that summer is ending is when this bush gets buds on it.  And now it's blooming.

The bees love these flowers.  There are always some gathering food from them.

The leaves are changing colour.

All too soon the snow will be here!  ARGH!!!  Where did summer go?


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Things I love Thursday

My furbabies!

This is Katie.  She's a twelve year old tortoiseshell Maine Coon cross.

 This is Penn.  He's a one year old Maltese/Poodle/Yorkie cross.

The pair of them just add so much love to my life.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Decide What To Be...

And Go Be It.

I saw this saying on Facebook today.  It fits with my thoughts lately.

I watched one of my best friends finish her first half marathon yesterday.  I want to do that again (I did a full marathon and a half marathon back in 2003).

Another friend posted on Facebook this weekend about her weight loss.  I want to lose weight.  I'm tired of my hips aching, my knees aching, my ankles aching.

So what am I going to do about this?  Well, today I tracked what I ate.  I went for a walk around the block mid-afternoon.

It's a start.  And tomorrow the plan is to track what I eat, and take another walk.  Maybe a little further this time.

And if I keep doing this, I can build a foundation to train next year.

And next year, I'll be crossing the finish line.  I've decided that next year I'll be a finisher.  So now I'll work to be it.