Have an adventure. Eat good food till your pants are too tight. Enjoy a good belly laugh.


Now it is time for GOOD food

I am still working on getting more energy, but sleeping longer is not working out so well.  I have decided that staying up late to work is necessary this week (as it often is for many of us) but I can still work towards my goal of having more energy.  How you might ask… I am going to focus on one of my favorite things.  FOOD!!!

I am going to eat healthier but I need a plan as I enjoy making elaborate meals that include the use of a full stick of butter.  Part of me doesn’t want to give that up as there is something amazing that happens when you feed people really good food.  So here is the plan.  I am going to:

  1. Work on eating meals that are heavy on fruit, veggies and protein. Light on carbs.
  2. I am also going to cut back to 2 cups coffee a day
  3. I am going to drink 5 glasses of water a day
  4. I am not going to eat fast food at lunch during the week. I need to be able to tell what all of the ingredients of my food are if I am going to feel appropriately guilty for eating them and that is too hard with fast food
  5. I am going to be realistic and give my self a pass whenever we have guests.  After all life must contain a little (lot) of butter

Five rules feels like enough.  Now all I need is a little unrealistic inspiration, so to pinterest we must go.  I started a board of healthy eating options.  I have even populated it with a couple useful options including a general guide to building a smoothie.  This is where I will begin…

Wish me luck and let me know if you have any suggestions for how to make this eating healthy thing work!


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One year to prep for my midlife crisis

This month I turned 39… I mean 29.  Yep totally 29… damit 39.  Turning 39 wasn’t nearly as hard as everyone makes it out to be.  Apparently all you have to do is wake up and it happens.  Just like that!

Anyway, it feels like it would be better to reflect on my life now than a year from now.  That way when I turn… 4 0 I will not be startled by all of the empty whiteness of the page I list all of my accomplishments on.  The good news is that I recently started reading  The Happiness Project and I have a plan.  It may be an unrealistic to fill my blank page in the course of a year but I can become a better person over the course of a year.  I didn’t say it was a realistic plan.

To do this I am going to steal Gretchen Rubins plan… more or less.  I am going to work on one thing every month to make myself a better person.  Then even if I have a white piece of paper on my 40th birthday, I will know deep down inside that I am the best version of myself.

Month 1: Get energized by eating better, getting more sleep and decluttering my life.

I foresee a couple issues with this month.


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