Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Thank you all for checking in on me and for all your wonderful supportive comments. Sorry I've been away for so long. I taught my last class for summer school yesterday and now I am FREE from teaching until mid-September!!! Yeah!!! I love teaching but I also LOVE my breaks from it.

Now I can focus exclusively on working in my studio for the next two weeks until my niece arrives on the 30th August to spend a month with me. She's been coming to visit me during the summer since she was 5 (she's now 8) and I love having her.

Things have been going really well on the food and exercise front. I have been working out consistently for about 1 hour 5 days a week doing a combination of stretching, weights and the elliptical trainer. I'm trying to make that hour of exercise at the beginning of my day as non-negotiable as my daily meditation and so far so good. My food was a little rocky at the beginning of the month but things settled down last week and I now have a good rhythm going there as well. I haven't gotten on the scale recently but I love the way my clothes are fitting again.

Well that's all for now, I'm off to do some visiting since it has been way too long since I've visited my favourite blogs.


  1. Hi, Nona! I'm so glad to hear that even though you haven't been here in blogland much, you've been keeping up with your diet and exercise (in spite of end-of-year class stuff!). That will all pay off, you know.

    I confess, I bought a pair of jeans in the next size down. I'm not in them yet, but my size 16s are getting pretty darned loose. And when I saw a table at the grocery store (of all places) with jeans for sale for $10, I thought "what the heck?" I'll let you know when I actually get into them!

  2. It sounds like you've really gotten on track with a more healthful lifestyle. Yaaay for that. I'm a former teacher and can easily relate to the freedom of summer vacation. On the other hand, I don't know how people manage who have only two or three weeks of vacation. You've probably stated this somewhere, but I'll ask anyway: What subject and level do you teach? What is your studio work? I hope I'm not being too nosey asking.

  3. Hey girl! Thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear you are doing well. I am trying to get back on track once again. Keep stopping by and I will do the same.

  4. It's hard to get that hour in. I find that it means letting other things go. Letting other things go is worth the better health. Hang in there.


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