Dec 28, 2012

I hate when this happens...

So today I ran into an old flame while waiting for my bus downtown.

This man is gorgeous, tall, fit - boyishly handsome still even though he's over 40 and his eyes as blue as they were when he was 15. Anyway, there's him...and then me - no make up, hair in a scrunchie (as in all scrunched up in sort of half bun/half pony tail), jeans two sizes too big and a huge sweater and a wool coat and raggedy scarf, oh and my old lady boots because it's all snow and ice downtown and I have this morbid fear of slipping on the snow and ice.

Really...the picture of attractiveness...not.

So what's the first thing he says?

"Enz, you look great" whilst enfolding me in a hug.

Which immediately makes me realise how absolutely NOT great I currently look.

Now most days, I am dressed professionally for work, hair and makeup are good and clothes fit properly and are nice. Today, because it's Friday and a pseudo holiday - I didn't bother and TODAY of all the days that I am downtown (which is every single day), I run into him.

I've known him since we were teenagers and I know he could care less about how I look most of the time - but really, TODAY????

That's all that's bothering me today and I guess for that,  I am grateful.

I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you make all your dreams come true. I'm working on mine. Work on yours - not someone else's idea of what your dreams should be.

Dec 3, 2012

The book of elliptical.....

Those of you that don't know me in real life, may not know that my favourite hobby is reading. I love to read and I read a lot.

During my weekend getaway in PA, I bought a cheap, no name e-reader to see if I would actually use it. I had resisted for a long time because of the cost and I wasn't sure if I would use it. I love the feel, the heftiness, the smell of books (if you're not a reader, you won't get this and think I'm crazy - don't worry, that's how I feel about people who get high from running) and the way the words look on the page.

I loaded my e-reader with some free books just to test it out and I'm hooked. I love that I can carry a hundred books at a time so if I don't feel like reading a mystery, I can break out a non-fiction or a magazine; I love that it's small and light and today, today I discovered I can read whilst on the elliptical!

This is a major bonus for me because, as all my regular followers should know, I hate exercise!

25 minutes flew by today while I read from my e-reader. The elliptical has a little ledge I can rest it on (the treadmill, sadly, doesn't) and I don't notice the time go by. When I read, I get completely lost in the story and the world could blow up around me and unless my book fell or was set on fire, I would just carry on turning the pages.

Relaxing on the couch, my preference is still a real book, but for the train, the bus, the subway and the elliptical - my e-reader is going to make these things less tedious.

So, yes, I am still going to my little workplace gym about 3 times a week, this week I'm aiming for all 5 days as I'm only getting in about half hour at a time.

I saw my endocrinologist last week and got some great news about my bloodwork so I must be doing something right :)