A journey on the path to la dolce vita. The sweet soulful life ..

A journey on the path to la dolce vita. The sweet soulful life...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Last Weekend of January

It is the last weekend in January, and I have stayed strong on my diet and fitness goals. I have walked one hour a day five days a week. I have also lost five pounds since I began my weight watchers points in mid January. Tonight I had a small splurge with one slice of cheese pizza, light on the cheese and a diet coke. To be able to stop at one slice is definitely an accomplishment as well as only drinking only one soda, the first in a month. I have been so disciplined with my eating and exercise for all of January. 

I have soldiered forward, even on days when I did not feel well. This week was one of those weeks. I am getting a wisdom tooth and have not felt as well as usual. The old me might have cancelled on my volunteer work for classes programs, the new me followed through with my obligations. I forged forward with my resolutions despite the pain, making a dental appointment for next week. I also finally had my vision checked, and I will be needing reading glasses in the near future.I had my eyes dilated for the first time, a very strange feeling. It made me realize what a gift sight is and it should never be taken for granted. On a bright note, the eye Dr. thought I resembled Catherine Zeta Jones, that made my day. I have other Dr. appointments I need to fulfill in the next few months. I want to be fit and healthy, in mind and body.

Today was end of month cleaning, getting rid of clutter and chaos. An organized home leads to a sense of well being and productivity. I love being able to work for classes at City Yoga, and to be participant in the Seva for classes at Swerve Studio. Pink Iron is the best ladies gym and I absolutely love everyone there. I have a large support system and I am meeting some pretty fabulous people, making it easier to go after my fitness goals. 

February will be my month of taking the classes I have been earning as well as keeping up with my dieting,workouts and walking. The classes are in addition to my workouts. I have discovered the fun of disco music again while speed walking on the treadmill, but I still enjoy my three mile outdoor walks.

I  plan on beginning my volunteer work at the no-kill cat shelter next month. I have some other resolutions for February to add to my list as the month begins, as well as keeping up with the important dates and correspondence to those who mean the most in my life. January's birthdays were mailed and received, February's to follow.  It may seem like a small resolution, but it is one of the most important ones indeed. I am also looking forward to some fun on Superbowl Sunday and Valentine's Day. My husband and I have made a decision to give up something up for lent, keeping with the respect of the season and its meaning.

Signing off for now, I have a yoga class in the morning and my eyes are tired from the dilation. Nothing like slumbering in a serene, clean atmosphere, makes for sweet dreams.


  1. I am so proud of your continued quest and success. I hope that you realize that nothing can stop you with your new found determination.

  2. @ FitnessBender,Thanks so much for all the support, now and always.