Life is too short to read a bad book.
Thursday, January 03, 2008,7:05 PM
Quick Post
I started back on my diet bandwagon yesterday ~ didn't exercise because I wanted to go stock up the kitchen instead. Tonight though, I went to the gym. Didn't exercise as much as I wanted because the ellipticals were all being used so I did 20 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes on the cross trainer, then I did some strength training on the legs. Ugh. I wish I would have gone longer, but I was getting a bad attitude waiting around for the ellipticals.

On the reading front, I'm halfway through "Once a Rake" by Rona Sharon. Has anybody else read this? I love it so far.

Let's see ~ it hit me this morning that my best friend is turning 40 this year. Which means I turn 40 next year ~ which means I turn 50 in 10 years (scary how my mind works sometimes, hm?). Maybe this is the year I'll change my life.

Vacation plans are all firmed up for Savannah ~ we leave April 23 for 10 days. Our plane tickets are bought and we've got our hotel booked. Woo-hoo!!!

And finally a rhetorical question ~ why is it that I feel torn between being healthy and being a bookworm? It's like I can't be one without the other and that's just stupid. I need to find a way to blend these two, because I'm passionate about them both.

Is anyone else plan on watching "How to Look Good Naked" tomorrow night?

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  • At 9:25 PM, Blogger Isabel

    Good for you for exercising. I didn't exercise today cause I was just tired.

    What about reading while on the treadmill?

  • At 9:43 PM, Blogger Dev

    Izzy ~ I read while I'm on the stationary bike, but I'm not coordinated enough to do it on the treadmill :-)

  • At 9:46 PM, Blogger CindyS

    You had some major changes in your life last year! You're doing great!

    Funny how you and I think alike. I woke up today and had a bad case of the 'negatives'. When will I make a change, when will I become a stronger person etc. Not how I wanted to start the day ;)

    Let us know about the How to Look Good Naked - I could use some tips!


  • At 12:48 AM, Blogger Rosie

    I went to Savannah last year when I visited my sister. We were only there for the day because we spent most of the time in Brunswick near St. Simons Island. Anyway, Georgia is beautiful and I loved Savannah, so much history!! Are you going to go to Paula Dean's restaurant? I hear it's awesome.

    ...why is it that I feel torn between being healthy and being a bookworm?

    When you figure out the answer to that one let me know. I know one problem I have is figuring out how to devote time to both of them when you work and want to nurture family relationships. Time is always at a premium. At least that's the way it seems to me. Not. Enough. Time.

  • At 4:35 AM, Blogger Stacy~

    I am so awful about exercising. I need someone to drag me to the gym.

    I also have this weird thing where I can't read in public places because I get too distracted by all the noise and chatter around me. Severely cuts into my reading time. I guess I should wear headphones and pretend I'm listening to my ipod, but then my eyes get distracted by the movement. It's weird, I know.

  • At 6:30 AM, Blogger Mollie

    How bout listening to audiobooks while you work out. I'm trying to figure something out too. I can't read and use the treadmill at the same time. Haven't tried it w/ the bike but I fear I'll be with Stacy and get too distracted. I'm thinking I'm going to give audiobooks a try.

  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger nath

    You're so good, you exercise... i seriously should start thinking about it... and it took a while to understand your question "why is it that I feel torn between being healthy and being a bookworm?" I didn't realize you meant choose between exercising or reading. It sucks no? I think it's because exercising takes so much energy... so after that, you're too tired, even for reading...

    by the way, I read On Strike for Christmas and I liked it a lot!! Thanks for reviewing it :D

  • At 7:04 AM, Blogger lisabea

    Dev~ Do something fabulous for your 40th birthday. Seriously. So far, this decade has been the best. Granted I'm only a couple of years into it, but, I love my 40's! :)

  • At 8:13 AM, Blogger Dev

    Cindy ~ Thanks. I did gain a few pounds during the holidays, but it wasn't bad ~ only 6, which I'm happy with. I'd be happier if I hadn't gained any, but it's ok. As far as getting my life in order, I'm the only who can do that.

    Rosie ~ Yes, we're actually staying only a few blocks away from Paula's restaurant. If Mom had her way, we'd eat there everyday. :-) As far as exercise/reading/work/life, etc., etc., I'll figure it out. It just seems I get compulsive about one or the other ~ never both at the same time.

    Stacy ~ If I lived closer to IL I'd drag you with me. I lost my workout buddy, which I suppose is okay ~ I get into a zone when I'm exercising and really don't pay attention to much anyway.

    Mollie ~ Maybe I'll try that. Right now, I have my mp3 loaded with "anger music" which really gets me moving.

    Nath ~ I'm so glad you liked On Strike for Christmas!! I just thought it was so cute.

    Lisabea ~ I plan to. Not sure what yet. Friend and I were thinking of doing Italy, but I'm not sure I can afford it right now.

  • At 1:42 PM, Blogger Lori

    Hey Dev - turning 40 was great. No problems for me... can't say I'll feel the same about 50, though. We'll have to see in a few more years.

    Gotta start going back to the gym. Really.

    I read Once a Rake. I really liked the hero, although he seemed to come out of his self-imposed exile too quickly for me. One day he wouldn't show his face in public, the next he seemed to have no problem with it. Other than that, I did really like most of the book - I thought the first half was much better than the 2nd half though...

  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Dev

    Lori ~ The first half is definitely better. I'm struggling to finish it and I'm only in the last 100 pages.