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Posts Tagged ‘work’

Got my walk in today

Mia and I met this afternoon and took a 20-minute walk nearby. The weather was beautiful, it was nice to get some fresh air and chat it up with my friend. And I got a little exericse in. We want to make that a regular occurrence. After I take a walk I am so much […]


Just what I needed

I made sure that I got out of work on time today to make my evening yoga class. (I actually got out of work on time three nights this week to make sure I made it to the gym–work/life balance. I am now 3 & 2: 3 yoga & 2 spin.) Ken was subbing. He […]


2 pounds–that’s a bag of baby carrots

So I recently put myself back on plan. I didn’t want to write about it right away. Because it seems like lately every time I do I screw it up. I am trying to take a different approach and different attitude this time around. Well, it paid off. I stepped on the scale today and […]


I call it the 2-hole punch core flexer

Yesterday while 2-hole punching some paperwork to file into the patent files I noticed that every time I hit the lever on the hole puncher I would engage my abs. I never noticed that until yesterday. I mean, I could be volunteering to hole punch everyone’s paperwork at the company and have washboard abs. Do […]


Balance between effort and ease

That was the theme today in my yoga class. I hadn’t worked out since Wednesday, with work being so busy and then being out of town. So today seemed a little tougher than usual. Sarah, the regular Mon/Wed a.m. yoga instructor, was back today after being out for about five weeks. I don’t have very […]


Mac & Cheese

Tonight for dinner I made the Mac & Cheese recipe from Cook Yourself Thin. It wasn’t your typical Mac & Cheese. Man, it was good and rich and filling. I couldn’t finish what I had served myself–well, I could have. But I didn’t want to feel gross! It took longer to make than I normally […]


Cook Yourself Thin recipe made

Tonight for dinner I made one of the recipes from the Lifetime TV show Cook Yourself Thin. I made the Easy Herb-Roasted Chicken With Roasted Veggies. I altered the veggies slightly. I have to say it was really good and filing. Though this wouldn’t be the normal thing I would make for dinner on a […]


Wonderful way to start a Monday, which is really a Wednesday …

well, I only have three days of work this week. So today is Wednesday for me, right? Anyway, had yoga this morning. We had a sub named Brian. (Oh, the teacher who has taken over the classes, Sarah, is really great.) Brian was really good, too. There were only two of us in class. He […]