15 June 2009

Weight Loss Weekly

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness"
Allen Ginsberg

I look in the mirror and I don't see rock hard abs nor thighs of steel, but what I do see is someone who is trying and that makes me smile.

Weight Loss Weekly is a collaborative blogging endeavor. Sunny, Joie and I get together to talk goals, with exercise being the theme for now. Check out how the girls went this week with their exercise goals.

Joie: "Summer for me means cute dresses and tank tops. And what do tank tops reveal? My arms, which are looking more toned!" read more at Joie de vivre: An amateur gourmet's guide Joie de vivre: An Amateur gourmet's guide

Sunny: "I've been feeling a little bit lazy this week. I started out good, I actually stepped foot into a gym on Wednesday..." read more at at That Extra 20 Pounds

I'm still exercising every day, I've even upped the ante a bit this week adding in squats, sit-ups and yoga to the push-ups routine, which has been a good challenge, not just in a physical way but also in that comeongirlyou'vecommittedtothisyoucandoitgogogo type way.

Being away from home has actually made it easier, which is a much welcomed surprise. Life is much simpler when you're on holiday, sleep, eat, explore and repeat. The Boy has been busy working, working, working so I have been left on my own which has been kinda nice, there's something about having to rely on yourself that has it's own kind of quiet appeal.

On our last day in York I was lucky enough to score the work hire car to myself, and in an absolutely uncharacteristic impulse, I drove off down the hedged countryside roads sans map, and on a mission to conquer my usually overwhelmingly strong lack of direction.

My spontaneity was well rewarded when I stumbled upon Fountains Abbey and my exercise for the day was well and truly sorted. I wandered around the grounds of the now ruined monastery, amazed at the grandeur and peace of the place. The walk through the surrounding gardens and forest was like stepping into one of my childhood story books and I couldn't help but grin at my fortune, what a life!

This week, I'm feeling determined and most of all willing. If you didn't catch Mizfit's post on this wonderful word, I urge you to check it out, get inspired and get exercising!


  1. sounds like you're having a great time!! good job on exercising everyday, even when you're out of town... wow!!

  2. Awesome! Keep having fun (especially with your exploring and adventures!)

    - Sagan

  3. awesome isn't fun to get out and explore enjoy lol

  4. It really sounds like you are having a great time. I would love exploring like that.

  5. It sounds lovely! I love unexpected discoveries!

  6. That sounds wonderful! Keep having an awesome time :-)

  7. Hmm,..very interesting….keep it up….looking forward for more posts… try making your blog more social based.. so we can communicate with other commenter’s. nice post ..keep it up ..btw, you should check RAisoft blog

  8. Dont give up hope. I just read a great book called The Power of Small. Aftr reading it I realized my diet goes so much better when I take it one meal at a time and allow myself a few minutes to concentrate and make a healthy decision.

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