Monday, January 8, 2018

Random Bits of Nothingness

Just when you think you're done celebrating all the holidays and have attended every party or celebration needed, one gets postponed dragging out the never ending "must leave the house" activities for another week...

I'm enjoying the heat wave today! 32 degrees feels wonderful! 

I most children have headed back to school today from winter break, the morning commute has become a strategic game of not finding one's self behind a yellow school bus...

The new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie is awesome!

And for good measure, I encourage you to read more silly posts like this versus checking out the daily news headlines. Not only are the stories themselves depressing, but the "misery loves company" commentary and mindset that follows the reporting is surely detrimental to your daily dose of happiness...

Stay happy my friends!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Anywhere But Here

I want condos in every place! 

According to an outdated Time magazine, the best places for eating right, lifelong health and keeping fit are San Francisco, Honolulu and Denver and Boulder, Colorado respectively.

I love Honolulu and California (more specifically the San Diego area), but I wouldn't mind the snowy hills of Colorado either! 

I'm sure the benefits of living in these places is highly based on amount of sunshine (making you want to be more active) and accessibility to healhy foods and activities both indoors and out. 

Sign me up, I'm ready to move!

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Ode to Road Salt

I do not like you on my shoes.
I do not like you on my pants.
I do not like you on my coat.
I do not like you on my car.
I do not like you in my house.
I do not like you anywhere.
That is all.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


I'm prepared for today.
Lunch and a book = a real lunch break.
What a concept.

Monday, January 1, 2018


I don't have any uplifting, "Go 2018!", rah-rah bullshit to share with you today. Yes, I'm happy to embrace a new year, but 2017 was pretty great for me so today feels like any other "day in the life". Despite that feeling, I'm still jumping on the renewed freshness kick and stepping up my workout, reading and personal goals that only seem to come with new year vigor.

One thing that is helping me to organize and plan for my goals is my new Commit 30 planner. I ordered it on a whim and despite not having enough space (for my own liking) to track food items, I am enjoying the versatility of it being a multi-goal (not just for food and exercise) tracking system. It's a 30 day goal at a time planner, and you make of it what you will. There's lots of room for customization!

This picture shows my new planner, along with a few of my current, favorite things...

Current favorite things: 
Warm wool mittens (that were recycled from wool sweaters!)
Orange Theory Fitness
Goal Planners
Sunny days

Not so favorite things:
Cold toes
Cold cars that never seem to heat up enough no matter how far you drive
Cold weather

Thursday, November 30, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 30

What talent or skill do you have that you are grateful for? 

Although it doesn't get used often these days, I'm grateful for my artistic ability - drawing, painting, and crafting. Getting lost in a fun project and having the sense of artistic accomplishment is not only relaxing, but satisfying.