When I first I started writing in this blog my focus was on gratitude. In fact I was doing 100 days of gratitude. I thoroughly enjoyed this practice and found that life was more joyful when I practiced gratitude. Fast … Continue reading Daily Gratitude Practice Maintains Joy
Sometimes you just have to go for it! Don’t think too much about it because you might talk yourself out of it. If you think it is something you would like to do, do it! I used that tactic recently. … Continue reading Go For It
I try to support local businesses when I can. I just finished my run and stopped at my favorite, little cafe, The Loviest Coffee and Boutique, located in a small, quaint town in Sewickley, Pa. This adorable cafe/boutique is locally … Continue reading Local business designed with love and passion
I love summers because I love being and doing things outdoors. I live in an area where a quarter of the year is spent indoors because of cold weather and snow. I try my best to get out as much … Continue reading Breakfast outdoors – after a night of rain
My daughter and I came back from vacationing in St. Petersburg, Florida last week to almost a straight week’s worth of rain. We biked and walked everyday while on vacation and for the first 2 days we were back, I … Continue reading When Nature Gives You Rain for 5 Straight Days – Have Fun!
I live close to a beautiful, Victorian town in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA called Sewickley(a Native American name for Sweet Water, because part of it borders the Ohio River). I love to do my runs and walks there because … Continue reading Photo journal of my walk today
Went for a run today. Look at all the fun and beautiful sights I took in. I had so much fun on this run and felt great when I was done! Believe it or not, I managed to get in … Continue reading Oh, the things that you see when you go for a run!
Thank a chill pill about getting in your 10,000 steps per day. According to this article on Inc.com, as long as you are staying active you are doing the right thing to keep yourself healthy. So enjoy that walk, bike … Continue reading Please Stop Obsessing Over 10,000 Steps: The Brutal Truth About Goals That Few People Are Willing to Admit | Inc.com
Trying to stay focused on my diet while vacationing with my family at the beach is a challenge, but I’m doing the best I can to make the healthiest choices and to take advantage of the opportunity to keep active and keep my fitness goals in check. Continue reading Vacationing and dieting challenge
Today is day 5 on The Fast Metabolism Diet I missed a couple updates on my diet progress, but it has been going well. The featured image is what I had for breakfast this morning: sprouted wheat bread(I wish I … Continue reading Day 5 on The Fast Metabolism Diet
So, I’m on day 2, phase 1 of The Fast Metabolism Diet. I have to admit I got a hungry few times yesterday and allowed myself to snack on 2 plain brown rice cakes around 3pm. One of the things … Continue reading Day 2 on the Fast Metabolism Diet
I’m happy to report that I did my leg of the marathon relay yesterday. It was a long day. I got up at 5 am to be ready for my carpool pickup at 5:45 am. The ride into Pittsburgh was … Continue reading Marathon Relay Completed
Pantry about 2/3 done So I did a blog post on Decluttering in the Physical and Virtual back on April 7, 2019. I was about 1/3 of the way through on organizing and decluttering my pantry and made some big … Continue reading Decluttering Update
I was recently invited to participate in a marathon relay with 5 women from my neighborhood. I was so excited when I received the invitation because I had been wanting to get back into a more rigorous running schedule. When … Continue reading Running in a marathon relay
How self-aware are you? Read on to see if you are as self-aware as you think you are. According to The Ladders article, most successful people have a high self-awareness score. Looks like I have some work to do. How … Continue reading 4 compelling reasons you need to be more self-aware | Ladders
Could you go on a year-long fast from buying clothes? The woman in the InStyle article(link below)did and this what happened. Hmm…I’m thinking this might be a good thing for me to test out. I’ve cut back on buying new, … Continue reading My Unhealthy Relationship with Fashion Convinced Me to Go on a Shopping Diet I Went on a Shopping Diet for an Entire Year, and… | InStyle.com