So its been pretty difficult over the past week or so to not stress my injury. Even getting on and off the bus can cause pain. I’ve managed to send pain shooting through my calf on three separate occasions stepping on or off the bus since Friday. I honestly figured that I would be feeling better by now and that I would be ready to start walking again this week and that the extra week would just be insurance. Right now I wonder if I’ll be ready to walk again next week! I am trying to have patience and to give myself the time I need to heal, but I have to admit that I am getting a little stir crazy!

Obviously my original plan of 10 weeks of focused fitness before I go home for a visit had to be scrapped (or at least highly modified). I know that I am not going to hit my next goal before I see everyone from home, so I can changed my focus and am working on maintaining. With my activity level severely reduced, I am paying very close attention to my food intake and working on getting as much movement as I can (with modifications of course) in throughout the day. I stepped on the scale today and found that I am at the low-end of the range I have been bouncing between while plateaued, so that means things are working right now.

I am putting together a new plan, because really when do I not have a plan, that will take me through the end of the year. I want to gradually build my fitness back up to my normal level over the next 5 weeks (when I should hopefully be ok to start running), and then build up again from there. I think that I can make some great progress between now and the end of the year (15 weeks if you can believe that!), so that I can really take things to the next level in 2013~ with both my fitness and my blog!

So this week I’m:
1. Putting together a plan
2. Focusing on food~ eating cleaner
3. Allowing myself to heal
4. Finishing Coach Yourself to Success by Talane Meidaner
5. Researching web-hosts in preparation of making the jump to a self-hosted blog
6. Catching up on all of my blog reading and emails (I get so behind sometimes)

Let me know:
What are you doing this week?


9/9/12 I’m….

This week I’m…

One Day by David Nicholls

The Portable Writer’s Conference, edited by Stephen Blake Mettee
WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Experience Life

Brownies and Zucchini

Nothing New… now that my roommate’s son is home, my Netflix time is very limited.

This week’s selections include:
Eat, Pray, Love
Dan in Real Life

Listening to:
Why Do I Still Want You by Chely Wright


{9/2/12} This Week I’m…

In addition to recovering from an injury, this week I’m…

Netflix: The Office

DVD: Continuing with the Harry Potter movies

Fiction: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Nonfiction: The New Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holford

Magazine: Runner’s World

Blog: Fitting it All In

Listening to:
Taylor Swift~ Last Kiss


Last Week:

This Week:


This week I’m….

Nonfiction: A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

Fiction: The River Knows by Amanda Quick

Magazine: Experience Life

Blog: Becoming the Odd Duck

Netflix: Weeds

DVD: The Harry Potter series

Listening to:
Invisibly Shaken by Rodney Atkins


Last Week: Pantry… its much better, though will always appear pretty cluttered since its so small.

This week: Bookcases!

My bookcases seem to be the catchall of everything in my room (and yes, those are all of my supplements). Plus I still have my old textbooks and stuff hanging out. I want to get them cleaned up and organized this week!

What are you listening to?

This Week {8/19/12}…

This week I’m…

Fiction: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I actually started this one a while ago and am having a hard time getting through it. I do enjoy it, but can’t just sit and curl up with it like I do most fiction books.

Nonfiction: I Will Not Die an Unlived Life by Dawna Markova. I bought this book years ago and tried to read it, but I just didn’t connect with it at the time. Now I really connect with it and I am loving it! So glad I kept it to try again.

Magazines: Natural Health

Blogs: ‘Sota is Sexy

NetFlix: The United States of Tara. I love Toni Collette, she is an amazing actress!

DVD: The Hunger Games! I saw it 3 times in the theater, so you know I’m going to be checking it out on DVD.

Theater: Spiderman. In honor of Jeremy.

Listening to:
Jimmy Wayne~ Stay Gone

Website: Good Reads

Last Week’s project is completed! I cleared out all of the junk from my closet and pulled out a large bag worth of stuff to donate that is way too big for me now!

This week’s project: My pantry… its pretty scary right now, especially since its overflowing with protein samples I got from work (brown bag) and other randomness.

What books are you reading this week?