"live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. continue to learn. appreciate your friends. do what you love. live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Radmacher

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I've been trying to decide whether I was going to continue blogging or not.

For the longest time, I didn't feel like I had too much to say.  Since I changed my blog I didn't really feel I was making a difference.

Then life got crazy and I was so wrapped up in the experience of what I was going through, I just couldn't give much of myself.  I needed to get "me" right before I could share myself with you.  I believe I'm in a good place now and I'm ready to share myself with people again.

Great news ... hubby and I did the CN Tower climb yesterday ... completed it in 38 min. 13 sec.  AND I had energy to spare at the end!!!  I've been wanting to do this for several years but my health and fitness were horrendous so I never even signed up.  But after all the success I've had the past 7 months I decided it was time to stop talking about things and actually get off my butt and do them!  Hence the climb.  I've already decided to do the climb in October for United Way.  Goal time ... 25 minutes.  Barry of course is joining me.  Gonna try and get a bunch of us to do it together :)  So my training starts tomorrow at lunch.  I work in a 28 storey office tower.  So I'll take the elevator down to the lobby and then walk up ... I work on 19 so if I need to stop I can. 

Now that the climb is over I can finally get back to weight training .... YAY!  It's only been 2 weeks but it feels like it's been 2 months!  I miss my weights!  But my coach (Andrew) has given me directions on preparing for the climb and they've paid off.  38 minutes is by no means a record ... but it's a benchmark for me and something I can strive to beat.  After all, the only race is with myself....

It's interesting ... I never used to be a "bath" person.  I was all about the shower ... it's quick ... get in, get out.  Then my coach decided he wanted me to have a bath 3 nights a week.  The first bath ... I talked to my girlfriend the entire 20 minutes and then I got out.  The second  night was only 20 minutes but I decided to chill instead.  Now ... I'm addicted.  I get these epiphanies in the tub.  This may sound strange, but I actually have "conversations" with Andrew while I'm soaking.  He helps me work things out in my head.  Of course he's not ACTUALLY there ... he's just in my head. (I think he's taken up permanent residence there.)  Tonight I finally understood why I've been struggling with one of my co-worker's attitude.  She is so negative, so whiney and complains about EVERYTHING!  I've been fighting very, very hard to stay positive regardless of the circumstances but she tests my patience.  The particulars don't really matter ... suffice it to say that now that I understand why I have such an issue, I can move past it and move on.  Whew!  It was really starting to affect my attitude.

I am officially registered for night school (holistic nutrition) ... September 10th is my first class.  Even though I have several months before classes start, I am so excited!!!  I've almost blabbed to my co-workers but I really don't want them to know.  This is "my" thing.  Of course I'll pass along the info ... just won't tell them where the info is from :)

My next challenge is going to be doing Zumba twice a week.  It's awesome for cardio and will definitely help me achieve my weight loss and fitness goals.  And it's fun!  I also highly recommend using a medicine ball ... especially for toning arms.  It works wonders!

Getting late ... still stuff to do and I definitely need my beauty sleep.

But I will be back soon :)



  1. It's amazing the strides you've made, this climb is definitely a milestone! I'm proud of you and I know you'll only achieve more in the months to come. xoxo

    1. Thank you for being so supportive. I couldn't have done this without you :)

  2. You've done such an amazing job and I'm happy to see you blogging again!

    That's a good record and congrats on completing it!! I think I may be interested in participating in one of these climbs!!

    1. Thanks Steph .... you are doing amazing too! Look out world ....
      So ... start training for the Tower Climb in October .... we'll have a blast! :)