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Friday, August 15, 2014

What a Wacky Week!


This has been a surreal week.  Robin Williams' suicide seems to have touched a nerve for many folks.  The good thing to come out of it is people are talking about mental illness.  In fact, I was amazed when the mom of one of Big A's school chums confessed her struggle with depression on Facebook after the news of Williams was released.  So brave!  I wish more people felt they could do so!

The weather has been positively fall-like, which I don't mind at all, but has many people grumbling.  It is very strange to have such cool temps in August, I admit.  But they are supposed to be back up to normal this weekend.

I am fully addicted to Essentrics!  I have shelved yoga for the time being, and this is now my physical therapy.  LOVE IT!  The sessions are shorter than yoga but really have been effective even just a week in to my practice.  My hamstrings feel better, and I have no foot pain!!  But I have to giggle that me, a reformed cardio junkie, is now doing, and loving, something so slow-paced and gentle.  Don't get me wrong, some of the exercises are really challenging, but still, my approach to exercise has changed so much over time, which I think is inevitable for most of us as we get older.  Though, I think I am actually much fitter and stronger now than I have ever been, so its not bad news.

I have also eaten way more chocolate-chip blondies than should be humanely possible this week.  I think its a combination of my already-nutso appetite sparked by the additional activity from CAN FIT PRO weekend, as well as my determination to perfect a recipe I've been working on.  Don't worry, I'll share it soon!

After the craziness of last weekend, I am looking forward to a quiet one.  I work tonight and tomorrow, Adam also has to work tomorrow and he has his book club on Sunday, but there should be time for some fun family activities.  After I get home from work tomorrow, I am going to take the girls to Snakes and Lattes, while Adam heads to his office, for some good old fashioned board game fun.  I have been wanting to check this place out for ages.

Have a happy healthy weekend!

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