Week One – A Great Week

IMG_8075 Well I turned it around for sure. Last Friday I really did feel I was at a rock bottom and this week, while not perfect (and who ever is) was pretty danged incredible. Things I did right:

  1. Went swimming
  2. Stayed Vegetarian
  3. Drank around 72oz or more of water each day
  4. Walked to and from work once (the picture above was taken yesterday on the walk home)
  5. Had a moderate amount of alcohol and logged it in my diary
  6. Logged my food every day
  7. Joined a Facebook Fitness group and participated actively
  8. Supported my colleagues with their fitness goals
  9. Brought my lunch to work every day
  10. Practiced the Ukulele every evening and mastered a new chord

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Gratitude 10/18/13

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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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June is Reboot Month!!

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So again I have lapsed in my blogging but these things do happen. I would really like to write more as it really does motivate me and keep me accountable. I also have a few book reviews to write for my CBR community but those will have to wait a bit longer as my work situation is still very stressful. I am trying to read more books as well as I really do enjoy reading, but I find myself mentally drained a lot of the time. But I think work is not totally responsible for that, and that brings me to the main reason for today’s post.

Without getting into too much detail, the past month has been extra stressful at work so although I was doing well with my health and wellness, I did fall back down the rabbit hole and ate very poorly and did not exercise much at all. The result of that was a depression that I am pleased to say I have nipped in the bud by recognizing it early and taking steps that I knew would correct it.

What my partner and I decided to do was to have June be a reboot, an opportunity to refocus on our goals and get back to where we both want to be. He has his own goals which are similar to mine but it is great that we can both be doing this together to support each other.

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Gratitude 1/16/13

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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.