Nutritionist

During our lunch today at my office we had the nutritionist from the fitness club across the street come in and talk to us about our food court habits.  All I can say is ouch!!  This woman had one hour to give us a condensed synopsis about where we are going wrong nationally as a society, how we can do better and what works with regards to nutrition.  It was excellent and exhausting, but I feel inspired. The points that were the most helpful to me personally was the idea that you need to learn to maintain your weight eat what makes you feel good and healthy and stop the roller coaster of feasting and then trying to be perfect.  Once you can learn to eat nutritious real food in a way that honours your body consistently for a long period of time then you can try to lose weight. Another idea was that if my great-grandmother would not recognize a food item as food then I shouldn’t eat it.  Think about that one!  Basically you only shop the outside isles of the grocery store and maybe pick up some brown rice in an inner isle.  We got a bunch … Continue reading

The Stress Monkey is Riding Shotgun!

Logically I know that I have problems with stress and anxiety.  Emotionally?  Illogically?  Psychotically? Living in stress is a place I know, I understand and I feel comfortable.  When I have a deadline buzz going on I am focused and racing and in the moment and producing.  I enjoy the adrenaline and testing of my abilities right up until I realize I will not meet the deadline or the project is finished and now what.

The Art of Conversation

Hey everybody!  Therese agreed to write another article for my blog!  Therese is that gal who’s voice usually rings out loud and clear when you are pussy footing around a problem and getting no place.  She just cuts right through all the baloney and says “Why don’t you just …?” And I say “Oh … yeah that will work.” Solutions with no drama!  Feel free to use that one on your business card Therese. The Art of Conversation According to Therese Lane I am finding out for probably the first time in my life, that contrary to my belief, people can actually converse, listen, laugh and tolerate me without any ulterior motives.  I in turn am learning that (a), I basically like most people and (b) it is okay to ask for…almost anything really. So did I think that there was a school that taught this “fine art”? Obviously I did!  I have noticed that there are no actual rules or regulations and that it is quite painless to just be myself. There is a saying that “You believe you are what you are told you are” so if like myself you grew up being told you’re useless and worthless, then … Continue reading

Please Sir Can I Have Some More!

Hey there folks!  Getting my second wind under my sails!  Yeah!  Maybe that morning coffee has finally kicked in.  Had a major mid-day energy dip.  Can’t imagine why! I was given permission, no ordered if you want to know the truth to brag today on my blog about my amazing performance this morning! Uh Huh!  Thanks Fredelle! This “I can do a little more rule” is really powerful stuff.  Last week my trainer suggested that the reason I have been kicking butt lately was that I had two weeks of 7AM sessions with him instead of 6AM.  Back to 6AM sessions this morning so when I met him I immediately threw down the challenge. “Let’s see if it’s the time or my awesomeness that has made the difference”.  Well I had to do my best after that arrogance!  We had a couple hiccups when I got distracted or let a negative thought roll through my brain.  My trainer got me back on course by reminding me to focus.  Well when it was all over we both agreed that was my best workout since I was injured a year ago.  What was the difference?  I knew I could do it!  I … Continue reading

Moanday November 19, 2012

Oh No!! Moanday again and I have nothing!  Well that’s not true.  I have numerous brilliant thoughts that were so earth shattering I didn’t need to write them down.  Oops! Gone!  I have the usually assortment of half-baked, half-finished, half-a##ed articles that need editing.  Hopefully some of that will happen this week. Basically this month it has been “Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho. It’s off to work I go”.  Love that song actually I have the album from Snow White.  Love “The Washing Song” ’cause the dwarves make disgusting sounds when they wash.

Moanday Link Storm Nov. 12

It’s Moanday!!  I was enjoying the wonderful weather we are having, but then I was called into work early and missed a meet up with a friend and then the worst!! DUM! Dumb! DUMB!  I ate chocolate!  Why do I do this?  I can’t digest chocolate!  How many times do I need to learn this lesson?  UGH!  Yeah I poured two cups of coffee on top of that chocolate just to be certain I would feel sick! I am going direct you fine people to some lovely infographics over at Greatist.com while I deal with the results of my foolishness.

This Fat Chick is Swimming!

You would think that swimming is perfect for a Fat Chick since we float and you would be right but as somebody that has been a swimmer all her life it is disconcerting and well annoying that this butt floats too much!  I can’t get in the right position for breast stroke and as a former synchronized swimmer well this butt needs a keel to keep me from tipping over whenever I try to show off my cool moves! There is little doubt that swimming of one sort or another is the perfect sport for the injured, unfit, the heavy and accident prone.  It’s just a lot harder to hurt yourself in the water and the water provides a lot of support for your body.  If you are just starting out then a beginner aqua fit class is the place to start.  If you are on your own or at a lake you can get a good workout with just a noodle.