Friday, September 26, 2008

More Disneyland!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

No tickets to the "gun show"

As you know, I love running, walking, any type of cardio. But the only strength training I've found that I like to do is in the context of a class, like pushups during my boxing class, or making the effort to do a pilates class before boxing. But I've never really been able to consistently add any type of weight training routine. So I told my class last night that the next thing I would try would be to keep my weights by the TV or by my computer and I would lift periodically throughout the morning while I'm working at home. It's working so far!! I take little breaks to do short bouts of lifting. I'm not sure if it will make a great impact in my "guns" but I think if I can start some consistency with this strategy, I may learn to like weight lifting enough to incorporate an actual consistent routine a couple of times a week. I stumbled across these 10 lb. weights when I was looking for my heavier weights (which I was dreading using, but they were my only weights)... do these look familiar David? I found them in the "storage" bedroom :)
What's your favorite type of exercise? Cardio, strength, or none at all?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Think About It

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.
---- Lavetta Sue Wegman


David is the biggest stud because, yes, I know he's hot... but more importantly than that, he woke up at 3:30 AM with me to walk with me to the starting line at the Disneyland Half Marathon! That's hot people... Then he positioned himself on the course to find me as I was running. Now, we have to get a good system going for the actual picture-taking. Other runners did not move out of the way and kept running in front of me just at the moment he was going to take the picture, the nerve!! Well, he was persistent and got some good shots :) and after the race we spent the next 10 hours or so at Disneyland. I got to ride Space Mountain twice!! Wheeeeee!!

It's really more of a miracle that I woke up
at 3:30 in the morning than anything else.

Overlooking the start of the race.
It's only mile 3 so I'm still very excited to
be here :)
Me, Heidi and her brother Wes, who ran
the race with a broken middle toe!
Immediately after Space Mountain, yes, I look crazed.

Monday, September 15, 2008

And what's new with you?!

Where have I been you may wonder? Or maybe you don't, but humor me please. I've been really trying to figure out what I really want to do when I grow up and what that might look like. I've been doing a little bit of freelance writing and editing, contemplating keeping this blog going and deciding which areas of my work life about which I feel most passionate. Here is where I will be focusing my direction:

  • Creating a focused blog & website on weight management and related topics. I should have the blog up and running soon and will focus my energy there once I have it functional. Since I've been working at IHM, I've had someone else doing the programming for me, so I'm a bit rusty in that area. I'm sure it's like riding a bike though right? :) Please say right, or I'm afraid I will pull all my hair out trying to figure it all out again! I'll also be working on a more interactive web site for people to use in various stages of weight management, more to come on that later.
  • Continuing this blog as a personal, stream-of-consciousness blog related to anything I might think of. Once my other blog is functional I'll be posting here less. I'll try to post here at least 3 to 4 times a week in the meantime though.
  • I'm working on a book proposal on a topic near to my heart but not related to weight management. I'm realizing this is a teaser post :) I don't want to share too much info since I'm still working on all my plans.
  • I'm deciding if I want to return to school to pursue my PhD in Educational Technology. I specifically want to research the viability and effectiveness of online interventions for the various stages of weight management and I have some ideas as to how I want to pursue that. I'll have to see if more education plays a role in that.

On the personal front, things are fabulous, except that the Chargers are starting the season 0-2. Heidi and I ran the Disneyland Half-Marathon which was a blast. Yes, the run was a blast, but the whole weekend was so much fun! It was my first trip to Disneyland. I'll post pics soon.

Also, I hope to start working on my bathroom remodel starting in earnest this weekend. I'll have before, during and after pics of all the ensuing chaos on here as well.

So, what are you going to be when you grow up?! ;=)