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If every week is like last week, 2010 will be fantastic!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wow, what a great year so far!

First, the For Dummies book, "Service Chain Optimization for Dummies" was released (http://www.clicksoftware.com/sco4dummies if you want to see it!). I was a contributor and was surpised to see that I was actually listed under "Acknowledgements." You better believe that's going on the resume!

I made it to the gym on Weds, Thurs and Saturday. Great start and I'm slightly sore all over. Now that I did the warmup/basics, I'm ready to kick it into high gear. Woohoo!


Helloooo 2010, you sexy year you!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010...what a great year it'll be. I even like saying it: 20-10.

The theme for 2010: be healthier, happier and wiser. Not just for myself, but for the world. I can't wait to encourage my friends, colleagues, friends, and strangers to achieve their lofty goals and look for little ways to help make them happier. I'll be greener for the environment and for my own health.

I will continue to...
- step outside of my comfort zone and try new things.
- pay down my debt (grad school sure was expensive!).
- target events (endurance or races?...not sure which yet) which will challenge what I think are my physical and mental limits.
- learn from my mistakes.
- not take life too seriously.

2010: healthier, happier, and wiser.

Happy new year!

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FBERG1 1/5/2010 9:12PM

    Thank you Angela!

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ANGELALEGNA 12/31/2009 11:42PM

    I love your attitude!

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It'll take how long???

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Oops, I did it again. I procrastinated on scheduling Spring tune ups and now everyone is busy. My b/f and I brought our bicycles into our local bike shop and he'll have them ready for us...in almost 2 weeks from now! What???

Can't wait to schedule my motorcycle this week.


Day 3 - Motivating a Friend

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Woohoo! Today I got a friend excited for fitness.

AW (name withheld) and I walk our dogs together in the morning. We've only been friends for a couple months now, but she strikes me as the active, outdoorsy type. Today she talked about how her husband and her are perceived that way, but they really aren't. So during our 45 minute walk/hike we talked about road cycling and cycling trips, hiking, kayaking, and getting her a free 1-week pass to my gym so she can try working out with another g/f and I. Now AW's so excited and she's calling me her life coach. I have to admit that I'm excited and it's exactly the type of thing that motivates me since I now need to set a good example. Can't wait for AW to start with us next week.

Today's goals:
- Gym time and morning dog walk (done)
- Buy only healthy foods at the grocery store (done)
- Reorganize holiday inventory from my retail business
- Drink 8 glasses of water


Day 2 - Looked up "idiot" in the dictionary

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

...and saw a picture of myself. (Note that I don't really believe I'm an idiot. Just thought the following mistake was funny.)

I'm following the 12-week workout guide by Jillian Michaels (kick ass instructor on Biggest Loser) in her book, "Winning by Losing." She recommended 50-minute sessions and completely laid out a workout routine. My g/f and I did day 1 of the plan today and finished in 20 minutes. A little puzzled but not wanting to stop short, we hit the treadmills.

I came home to look at the rest of the week since today seemed too easy and realized the workout was continued on the next page...we didn't even do half of the plan! Was I really so lame that I only looked at the page on the left and assumed the page on the right was for next week? Oh well, I grabbed some free weights and finished the routine.

Goals for the day:
1 hour at the gym w/ g/f (done)
1 hour w/ another g/f walking our dogs (done)
Plan meals (done) and buy only healthy foods at the grocery store (uh oh)
Drink 8 glasses of water (9 glasses...done)
Pay bills (done)

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ERIC1981 1/8/2008 12:09PM

  No harm no foul on your mistake. It sounds like you actually got some extra treadmill time in (since you finished the routine anyway). Keep it up!

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MY3DLIFE 1/8/2008 8:39AM

    NOT Lame, FBerg1, just warming up the waters! Getting your supercape ready. Firing up the horses. SparkPeople have superpowers that allow them to master even the most complicated of workout guide books, and soon, you will be doing a victory dance on Ms. Michael's cover, I'm sure.

You Go! And a High Five to that GF of yours for being such a great sport!

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