I’m thinking of becoming one of those fancy lifestyle gurus, with a blog that tells you, the ignorant reader, how much better your life would be if only you did as I told you. I think my whole life has been building toward this point. Why am I suddenly so confident? Easy! I have changed … Continue reading On Self-Care
We have been here before. I am not giving up sugar. That would be crazy. And sad. And, most relevantly, impossible. I am giving up on: sugary snacks, cakes, biscuits/cookies, desserts. No more cocoas at the end of the day. Just a little splash of chocolate here and there. It sounds hellish but…it’s not. Not … Continue reading On Sugar
We rent in Austin, TX, which – if not exactly a nomadic life – does mean that we’re never in one place quite enough to settle down. As renters go, we are moving up in the world – we now rent a nice little detached house in a fancy part of town. And we have … Continue reading On 10lbs
Advertising agency Lyre and Fibb had their easiest commission yet. “It’s gonna be hot,” The Client insisted. “It’s gonna sell itself.” Mr. Lyre and Ms. Fibb popped the tops off their permanent markers. “Tell us more,” they said, together. “It’s for all ages,” The Client said. “All faiths, for men and women, straight or gay. … Continue reading On The Benefits of Exercise
The Reverend John Henry is a pug. And pugs make a lot of noise. Especially when they're hot. And in Austin, this is around the time it starts getting hot. Safety reminder: all dogs should be kept cool and hydrated in hot weather - the squished-faced varieties especially. Exercise 'em carefully and for short periods … Continue reading Video: Hot Dog
I was worried, when we moved from an apartment to an actual house with a yard, that the doggies wouldn't get enough exercise. I needn't have been concerned. Dropping down from four walks a day to two has certainly not been great for my cardio-vascular workout, but the dogs have actually lost weight. And here … Continue reading Video: Back Yard Exercise
By the time you read this, my New Year resolutions for 2018 will probably be dead. But let’s, for the sake of a blog post, presume that this is still happening. At the start of the year, I put together a to-do list for the whole year. Things that, by the end of December 2018, … Continue reading On New Year Resolutions
As I climb on the (literal) treadmill each morning, I think of this sign and it has become my mantra. Eff exercise, indeed. And the exercise bike it rode in on.