Last September, I made the decision to join the fitness centre at work. It was a smart move - having a gym located in the building at work makes it a lot easier to get motivated about working out. I typically participate in the classes offered around lunchtime - either 12 or 1pm classes. This is a great way to break up the work day; it can give you a boost of energy before the dreaded afternoon slump. I like working out in a group environment - the collective motivation and energy gets me going.
Ever since I have decided to become more physically active, I have noticed some improvements in my life - mainly with sleep. I used to have bouts of insomnia when I was in university and it was one of the most frustrating things I have ever dealt with. Being active on a regular basis has helped me to channel and focus my mind. I also have yoga to thank for that. Yoga helped me with relaxation and meditation techniques and had a general “calming” effect on me. I am planning to take a few more sessions at Moksha Yoga (www.mokshayoga.ca) - I really enjoyed the promotion month I tried earlier this summer. It was a good experience and worked on calming the mind, learning to listen to your inner thoughts and challenged my balance.
I’m always looking for new ways to stay active while working on fitness - I don’t want to restrict myself to the gym in order to get a good workout. Whether it is walking to work (which only takes about 15 minutes), taking the stairs instead of the escalator when possible (large set of stairs at Scotiabank Theatre, anyone?) or taking the longer route to wherever I’m headed, I will do my best to “move more and eat less of the bad stuff”.
I am challenging myself to reach my ultimate goal weight - I’m still about five pounds away from that. Five pounds doesn’t seem like much, but to someone who is 5’4” on a good day, it makes a big difference.
Here’s to improved self-motivation, striving to push myself harder than I have in the past few months and continuing on this journey.
Royksopp is playing the Guvernment on March 18, 2011! The event isn’t up on ticketmaster yet; saw a poster on a pole on the walk home. Yay! This is exciting. Posted video is appropriate - “Happy Up Here”.
It’s 12:30 am on the last day of 2010. I can’t believe the year is over - feels like the years are getting shorter as time goes on. It sounds cliche, but wow, this year really did fly by. It’s hard to believe that so much has happened this year - got myself a new job (7 months in and counting, yay!), new apartment and became an aunt! It’s been a big year of changes and ultimately, learning to grow up.
The end of a year always means reflecting on all that’s happened within that year - the good, the bad, the ugly. I’m trying to hold onto all the good, but I can already feel them slipping away. Memories aren’t what they used to be - if I don’t document it somehow (write about it, snap a picture), it gets lost in the clutter of my mind. It scares me sometimes when I can’t recall something that’s happened within the last 12 months, but I can remember something that happened when I was 12 years old. What happening to me? This isn’t how it’s supposed to be! It gets me thinking that I need to exercise my mind a bit more, before I really lose it.
2010 was a year to test friendships. It’s been a rough journey for some friendships, but now I can really say I know who my real friends are. As limited the number is, I’m glad I can count the number of friends I have on my hands. These people are the ones I hold dear to my heart and the ones who are there with me, through every complaint, worry and drama going on in my life.
I’m not one for resolutions, but I see them forming. I use google desktop and it comes with a “to do list” widget, and I have been adding personal mini goals to the list - I’m counting these as resolutions. Some are realistic, while some aren’t. I’ll reveal which ones come true by December 31, 2011.
I think it’s fitting to start the blog off at the end of the year.