On our walk last night I mentioned to Tate that I am ready to leave 2010 behind and shout “hello” to 2011. It’s not that 2010 was bad, it was actually AMAZING. Amazingly adventurous and amazingly challenging.
2010 started with one last month of our year-long “life abroad”. We left Lima, Peru on February 1st and traveled the world for five solid months. Traveling (especially the way we do it, by the seat of our pants!) is hard! We loved (nearly) every minute of it but after several months of cheap hostels and overnight buses we were ready to be home.
The last big hurdle of our trip came when I got extremely sick in China and ended up in the emergency room at 3am. Thus began 6 weeks of illness and recovery. Oh yeah, and during that time we traveled back to the States, rented a moving truck to bring our things from Portland, OR to West Virginia, drove across the country, and “moved in” to our families guest rooms and spare couches.
By August we got serious about finding a house to buy so that we could make the move from WV to Charlottesville, VA. After two unsuccessful bids we finally found something that fit with our budget and location, and the house wasn’t bad either!
After living out of a backpack for eight months all I wanted was to unpack my clothes! And just after Labor Day I got that opportunity!
Buying a house was one of the more stressful experiences of my life. That’s all I have to say about that.
Then came the stress of buying a building and opening a practice! It’s been a hell of a year alright.
2011 will be a hell of a year also, our first year in business, getting to know Charlottesville and (hopefully!) forming community bounds here, my 30th birthday. But all of this seems like the calm after the storm that was 2010.
How are you feeling on this last Wednesday of 2010? Are you ready to turn the page or is another sentence or two that needs to be written?
COMMENT COMMIT for today. I must admit, I have been slacking on my exercise commitments. Life just keeps getting in the way, whether it’s family time or illness or the clinic, I haven’t been meeting my goals lately. Today I am going to set my goals manageably low.
- walk to the clinic this morning (1.6 miles)
- do yoga
The sickness is still trying to take ahold of me but I am fighting it tooth and nail with whole foods, vitamins, WATER, and rest.
MOVE TODAY! Do it. Whatever little bit or lot a bit fits with your day. Moving will boost your immune system, boost your metabolism, boost your mood, and maybe even boost your bum! 😉
Keep fighting it. Light exercise will definitely boost your immune system…but don’t stress about “slacking” because sometimes your body just needs rest.
commit: Dave & I are weight training when he gets home.
I have already accomplished all of my fitness goals for the day:
1. Female Fitness Breakthrough Base Phase Workout B
2. Denise Austin 10 min. Abs
3. Jazzercise Body Sculpt
4. Walk 4 miles
My next goal is to combine proteins, good carbs and fats into healthy meals today. Trying to get my system back on the wagon after Christmas goodies.
I went sledding this morning – and will do yoga/strength later today!
I am still on the mend and a bit sniffly and scratchy throat.
BUT, I did 35 minutes of yoga yesterday and a bit (tiny teensy teeny) of abs. Every little bit counts!
Today, I commit to 30-45 minutes on the treadmill (finally broke down and “joined” a gym…at least for the cold winter months until I can run outside again!) and to do my ab sequence.
Zinc lozenges! They are my sick-time savior!
Looks like you have accomplished a lot this year!
Workout: Jillian Michael’s: No more trouble zones (40mins)
How is that workout? I have her 30 Day Shred…
Looks like you have had a full and wonderful year. I haven’t done any organized exercise yesterday or today due to moving and unpacking but those two things alone use a lot of physical activity. Today I danced around and played with my eight year old niece so that definitely got my heart rate going 🙂