Friday, January 22, 2010

Business Trip

So I've just finished a week of business traveling. Surprizingly, I'm feeling pretty good. There are definately some tricks to making it through a week of hotels, eating out, and long hours of driving (nothing like sitting in a vibrating box to swell up the feet!). Some tips I got from friends and family: stay in a hotel with a fitness center and free wi-fi, eat lots of salads and snack on fresh fruit, drink lots of water and make sure to take a multiple vitamin. All done!

Thankfully my neighbors, J&J, have keep a close watch on my house and kitties. Once again I'm a convinced about how important it is for all of us to know our neighbors. The biggest drag about this week's traveling is that I missed this month's neighborhood book club.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Prepare - a word for 2010

Today is New Years Day and I've spent the day reading "Next Thing on My List" by Jill Smolinski. It's a book about a woman's list of things she wanted to do before her 25th birthday. This got me thinking a lot about some of my unaccomplished dreams so I made up a list with a start date rather than a finish date which brings me to my word for 2010 which is PREPARE (see Ali Edwards blog for her take on having one word for the year) .

Prepare: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc. Perfect! So for me this year will be a year to prepare myself to get started on my list. I have to get a bit healthier, a bit more organized, and manage my money better. Those three - they are the focus of '10.

And to help me stay on track (along with all my family and friends) here are some of the aids I'll be employing:
  • Weight Watchers (of course!) I did it once before so I know it's all about the diet/exercise journal
  • Netflix - check out all their fitness videos you can watch instantly when you have a membershipSo I'm off and walking - literally! More in the days and weeks to come. Wish me determination and focus!