Posted in Quitting Smoking

Last day of week 3

Tomorrow week 4 starts, when I’ve gotten through that I’ve been smoke free for a month. For some reason managing a month is like a magic goal for me, not sure why.

It’s also going to be an interesting week as it’s PMS time. A week of the month that’s usually rough to get through and now I need to do it without my beloved nicotine.

If I can manage this week, I can manage the rest of my life, no problem!

So, all I need to do is put my head down and work through it!

Monday: work + yoga
Tuesday: work + test run for the race on saturday
Wednesday: work + activity in the evening with a nonsmoking friend
Thursday: work + no evening plan! need to sort this out **update**favourite Latte Mum wanted to meet up, Thursday worked for her**
Friday: day off work, just because I can + Body Balance
Saturday: 10k race
Sunday: hopefully a flea market

I can do this!

Posted in Quality of Life

Endings and new beginnings

My vacation is coming to an end, in just a few hours I will board the plane and start making my way back to Europe, Scandinavia, home. It’s not only my vacation that ends, it’s also the month of September, and in some ways it feels like October is for fresh slates.

My old managers will have left the company and a new one awaits, with that I’ll hopefully see my last three months in the current job filled with meaningful tasks. Maybe that will bring some normal into my Monday through Friday life, time will tell as I make my way into the office on Tuesday.

October also come with the two challenges, the one from Miss T and the one from myself, that should keep me busy trough the month together with my studying. I took the decision to let this vacation be vacation from studying as well so now I have some catching up to do when I get back home, guess that my social life will have to suffer a bit (am sure my friends will forgive me though).

I’m also hoping that my Favorite Latte-mum is ready to head back to the gym, I really miss my Bodybalance classes, and I am old enough to go by myself, it is nicer when you are two though. I hope that I might be able to get stating with the weekend yoga classes as well, but for some reason yoga classes are always early in the morning and I’m still not a morning person. Lets see what happens.

October evenings are dark and cold, autumn arrives for real, thus movie season time – lets see if I can go see one movie a week. It’s one of my favorite pastimes that I just don’t get around to doing. Any volunteers to join me, just let me know and any good movie suggestions are welcome!

What’s your plans for October?

Posted in Exercise

That felt damn good!

Went to the gym today and got myself some exercise for the first time since “the procedure” and it was nice. It was back to basics with an old favourite, Body Balance (for those who haven’t been around, that is a mix of yoga, Pilates and tai chi) together with my favourite Latte Mum. I was a bit careful, not wanting to overdo it and then have to go back to dear Mr Doc and have more done, so nice and easy, still think my body will hurt like hell tomorrow.

The best part of the evening was something completely different. There is a scale at the gym, and this and the scale at my mother’s place is pretty much the only places where I weigh myself. Over little more than a year I have been trying to gain weight to a more healthy level and a level where I do not feel to skinny. The aim of the game has been 58kg but for the last six months it has been pretty impossible to move past that magic level (my magic level where I think I move in to the land of normal) of 55kg, I have comfortable been sitting on a 54.something.

Tonight I got on the scale and I saw this;

I will now stop obsessing about my weight and it will have to be what it is (as long as I don’t start loosing weight again), and 2012 definitely rocks!!!