TGIF! Week 2

Well here we are, another Friday and another week done. I feel really good about this week’s progress although my emotions have been up and down throughout the week. First things first, let’s see how I did with the goals I set last week.

I had planned to walk to work 3 times this week, I did twice and I could do today but I will see how I am feeling as I am fighting a bug of some kind and want to ensure I listen to my body. Although I am a bit short on this goal, I have been using my fitbit every day and have increased my steps goal from 7000-8500 and have met this goal each day with one day even having over 16000 and another one over 11000 so I have definitely increased my activity.

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Gratitude 10/18/13



I have not written a gratitude post in a long time, well that is because I haven’t written anything in a long time. However, I haven’t forgotten to be grateful for the many things that I have. I came back on here to complete another book review but felt that I needed to write this first. Today on Facebook I saw a post reading “Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.” I could not put it better myself.

So at this point in time I have so many things to be grateful for and that is my #1 thing that I will be grateful for today. Some days you get boggled down in the muck and you have to think hard for something to be thankful for but today my cup runneth over.

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Gratitude 6/7/13


TGIF everyone!! Even though it is raining here is Surrey BC I am still feeling really great due to my eating clean and re-commitment to my health and wellness. I haven’t written a gratitude post in some time and I thought of a great one as I was walking home from the skytrain station last night with my man. I was telling him that I was really happy that I had written a blog post since it had been a while and I was pleased to get likes and new followers. It really helps motivate me that people are reading my ramblings and it keeps me motivated to carry on.

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Gratitude 1/18/13

Today was a challenging day for a few reasons that I don’t want to dwell on, onward and upward and staying positive. Overall things are heading in the right direction and I am staying focused on my goals. I have been doing the Thrive Forward lessons and one thing that I read on there (among many good tips) was to make things easier for yourself when trying to adopt a whole foods diet is to get organic produce delivered and today was my first delivery from

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Gratitude 1/16/13


Today I am grateful for the variety that my new job role in my company is giving me. The past two years I held a challenging position where I was chained to a desk dealing with triage, death and a lot of complaints (home oxygen). Then 4 months ago I was given the opportunity that I had requested to be able to change departments to sleep care (OSA) and now I work all over the lower mainland with the occasional trip to the Sunshine Coast (like today).

It’s demanding on my time some days, going to Vancouver I am out of the house for 12 hours with travel time. But I am working in a much more positive environment and I feel that I can actually help these people rather then just make their death more comfortable.

It is leading me towards my long term goals as well. I am hoping to parlay my own health goals and knowledge into a career as well. I am passionate about health and wellness and if I can find a way to make that my career well wouldn’t that be grand. I am looking into schooling for nutrition but in the meantime I am making myself my first client. If I can succeed then I can lead others along.

Gratitude 1/15/13

Today I am grateful for the man in my life. We have been together over 4 years and although nothing is perfect, we really have something great together.

Two years ago I decided to become a vegetarian and I have gotten nothing but support from him. He is making his own strides towards a meat free life as well and is always the first person that I go to with a new recipe or health fact. We sometimes have debates about these things (about most things really) but there is nothing like having someone to discuss things from all angles.

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Gratitude 12/28/12

Today I will keep it simple, I am grateful today for a new day, for possibilities, for hope and for starting over. Each day is a gift, a chance to make our lives what we want them to become. Results may take time to show up, but each step that you take gets you closer to where you want to be.


Gratitude 12/27/12

I was just editing my exercise post for today and remembered that I was going to do a gratitude journal on here as well. Sigh, well consistency is one of the words in the title and something that I really need to work on. But today I am posting, and we will see what tomorrow brings.

Today I am thankful for my health. I haven’t treated my body all that well over the years and every day I try to do better but I often don’t do as well as I would like.  But overall I am a very healthy person, and the effort that I put in should only make me stronger. In my industry (health care) I deal with many ill people and so today I take a moment to be thankful that I still have the ability to try again, to exercise and to eat healthy.