I am nursing tea and the tail end of a cold and thinking about how this time last year I was getting ready to go to Australia. Whilst nursing tonsilitus. Sigh. Good times. Late March is never a good time for me health wise! Still the sun is shining and as long as I stop spending all my money I’ll get another holiday one day!
1. Study Study Study – that Pilates exam won’t pass itself!
2. Save £100 (which means not buying Soundgarden tickets).
3. Pedicure/Eyebrow Wax/Massage
4. 2 Pilates mentoring sessions
5. Actually get around to reading The Hunger Games to see what all the fuss is about (it’s downloaded on to the Kindle)
6. Go to the beach (weather permitting – my brother claims it’s going to be snowing by Easter)
March in Review
1. Book in for my final Pilates exam in June – DONE
2. Take my Vitamin D every day – DONE and as it’s been so warm and sunny I’ve been getting via the big ball of fire in the sky too.
3. Walk for at least 20 minutes 5x a week (weight-bearing exercise my friends) – DONE
4. Pass Indian Head Massage exam – DONE
5. Teach my first training course (yoga for kids) – DONE
6. Two massages for me, two Pilates mentoring sessions – DONE
7. Treat self to a day out in London at the end of the month – DONE in a way. When I wrote this last month I completely forgot that I was going to London to see Black Stone Cherry on the 28th. They were awesome.
Thank you so much readers for all your kind and supportive comments on my last post. Yup, it’s a tough thing to deal with but life goes on and spring is in the air so those Vitamin D levels will be easier and easier to top up! A post on osteoporosis, diet and exercise is coming so keep your eyes peeled.
1. Book in for my final Pilates exam in June
2. Take my Vitamin D every day.
3. Walk for at least 20 minutes 5x a week (weight-bearing exercise my friends)
4. Pass Indian Head Massage exam
5. Teach my first training course (yoga for kids)
6. Two massages for me, two Pilates mentoring sessions
7. Treat self to a day out in London at the end of the month.
February in Review
1. Write a gratitude list every day. DONE
2. Find venue and design advertisement for Foundation Course. DONE
3. Read 3 novels (very do-able considering we’re off to the Yorkshire Dales to do nothing for a week!). DONE. We never made it to Yorkshire for ridiculous weather related reasons but we went to the seaside instead (you can see the pictures from that here). I read:- Westwood by Stella Gibbons, Florence and Giles by John Harding, The Dress by Sophie Nicholls and Raven by Suzy Turner.
4. Finish current knitting project. NOT DONE – still needs tassels!
5. Massage/Cranio-sacral/Pedicure/Eyebrow wax. DONE
6. 4x Pilates classes. DONE
(source – and seriously have you seen this? What a beautiful combination of awesome and terrifying!!)
I haven’t posted much at all over the last week and a half. I haven’t really been reading many blogs (I’ve shaved my Google Reader list down considerably) and I certainly haven’t been commenting.
I think my reasons for both reading and writing blogs are changing. When I first started blogging over on LiveJournal back in 2005 it was never really meant for anyone else to read. Just a few of my close friends in that strange clique-y locked down world that was LiveJournal. I started a public blog on Blogger in March 2008 to make myself accountable in the whole giving-up-work-to-teach-yoga situation.
And a lot has changed since then. I’m not convinced anymore about the public platform of blogs and social media. Sometimes we say too much, give ourselves away a bit more than we should. Sometimes we don’t say enough, give a false impression that life is all hunky-dory, when the reality is far removed from that.
Then there’s the time thing. I have a business to run. It’s a realtime, face-to-face business that needs me to be somewhere far away from a computer. It takes up a lot of my time. I genuinely don’t have the time to blog like I used to and when I do I’m trying to create good content for my other website.
It’s always amazed me how much things change over time, our wants and needs, our ambitions. Right now my day-to-day is so different to how I thought it would turn out, but I’m OK with that.
I’m not going anywhere, I just might not be here so often. I’m just trying to make things simpler for myself, especially in light of that whole Release thing.
1. Write a gratitude list every day.
2. Find venue and design advertisement for Foundation Course.
3. Read 3 novels (very do-able considering we’re off to the Yorkshire Dales to do nothing for a week!).
4. Finish current knitting project.
5. Massage/Cranio-sacral/Pedicure/Eyebrow wax
6. 4x Pilates classes
January in Review
1. Floss twice a day. (DONE)
2. Up and dressed by 8.30am even on weekends. I am sick and tired of being a sluggabed! (I’m giving myself a one day a week reprieve on this one in the interest of Release!) (DONE! Except on Saturdays when it’s been more like 9.30)
3. Keep within the new household monthly budget for food shopping (which also means stricter meal planning). (DONE – really enjoying getting back into meal planning)
4. Pedicure/eyebrow wax/reflexology appointments. (DONE)
5. Do my physiotherapy exercises every day (having neck problems – nothing to worry about, it’s all par for the course!). (DONE)