Monthly Archives: March 2009

Lifestyle Goals…


It’s been a month since the hubster and I decided on a total lifestyle change and quit worshipping the almighty tobacco.  He’s got a few weeks on me *g*, but all in all, we’ve suffered through the withdrawal symptoms together and come out stronger because of it.  Since we broke a MASSIVE habit, I decided to cut myself a little slack for awhile, but now it’s time to get back in the saddle and continue the good things I’m doing for my health.  Weighing in isn’t going to be so much of a priority for me, but rather getting myself back on the exercise horse, in addition to making sure I’m eating right.  Calorie counting and obsessive weight-watching can come later…say in May *g*.


These are goals I’m going to try and stick to through the month of March, then I’ll reassess and ramp up each goal a smidge and see if I want to add anything else.


On that note, I’m going to use Fridays as kind of a yardstick on how I’m doing to that end…  Soooo, first up is:


Walk at least three days a week—I figure by starting out lower, I’m more likely to actually do it, and maybe more

            Crunches four days a week—these are soooo easy to do when I get up in the morning, but it’s amazing how often I talk myself out of it

            60 ounces of water a day—this one should be reasonably easy to keep, since I drink a lot of water already, but I’m more interested in making sure I do it consistently


I actually started this whole gig this last week (2 March), so here’s my progress:


Monday:  crunches, 30 minutes walking (1.5% incline x 3.5 mph), 64 oz water

Tuesday:  crunches, 30 minutes walking (2% incline x 3.5 mph), 74 oz water

Wednesday: crunches, no workout, 70 oz water, afternoon minor surgery (nothing big, but will preclude workouts until next week)

Thursday:  80 oz water


As you can see, I hit a bit of a snag on Wednesday afternoon by having a minor surgery procedure that precludes me sweating a ton.  Nothing major, just enough to keep me off the treadmill/street, at least until Monday.

Thirteen books on my TBR shelf (March update)

  1. Gale Force, Rachel Caine
  2. Shades of Dark, Linnea Sinclair
  3. King of Sword and Sky, CL Wilson
  4. The Face of Death, Cody McFadyen
  5. At Grave’s End, Jeaniene Frost
  6. Aussie Rules, Jill Shalvis
  7. Eye of the Beholder, Shari Shattuck
  8. To Taste Temptation, Elizabeth Hoyt
  9. Bloodfever, Karen Marie Moning
  10. Demon Night, MelJean Brook
  11. Heated Rush, Leslie Kelly
  12. Flashpoint, Jill Shalvis
  13. A Little Bit Wicked, Victoria Alexander

TABT…Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard


Only two things can compel journalist Jenna McMillan back to Buenos Aires after terrorists held her captive there just months before: a rare interview with a shadowy billionaire and the memory of the dark and dangerous man who saved her…  Bad guys, bombs, and bullets are Gabriel Jones’s way of life. But he’ll never forget the brash redhead he rescued not so long ago…or the passionate kiss they shared before he sent her packing… Now, forced together by a bombing at the National Congress, Jenna and Gabe confront the urgent longings that simmer between them. But this surprise meeting is no coincidence. A ruthless enemy stalks them with deadly precision. The question is…if they make it out alive, will Gabe turn his back on Jenna…again?


A VERY nice beginning to a new romantic suspense series that’ll have you reading long past your bedtime.  Jenna is a gutsy heroine, willing to do what it takes to win back her self-respect and the man she loves.  I found her to be a really compelling heroine, and a nice change of pace.  Gabe is darkly brooding, tortured and absolutely yummy.  I loved the chemistry between them, as well as the twists and turns the book took me through as I plowed through it in one sitting.  Pick this one up and enjoy!

Monday, ah Monday!

So I’ve obviously been hiding out a bit the last few weeks.  Mostly it was because I haven’t been spending a bunch of time on the laptop or main computer because I equate both with smoking.  Hit three weeks last Thursday, and I’m no longer shaking and rocking back and forth *G*, so I’m over the hump!


We’ve been doing a ton of home improvement, to include completely repainting and redecorating our master bedroom.  It looks great, and definitely has that “we’ve put a ton of love into this” feeling. 


Last week the Inspector General was at work, so everyone on base were jumping around like cats in a roomful of rockers…LOL!


Anyway, that’s about it for right now, I’ll have a book review tomorrow and slowly get back into the blogosphere, to include my new Friday post regarding goals (not just writing goals).  More on that then!


Hope y’all have a faboooo week!