yes, i said GREAT!

Okay, I’ll admit it. It’s not easy to be this honest, but here goes…

How am I doing these days? GREAT! That’s right, I said GREAT… bad grammar and all. 

When I give that answer, I tend to get a furrowed brow in response. After the momentary confusion, this question inevitably follows: “oh, cool, why so great?”

Here’s why:

  • I love my family and my friends.
  • I love my job and do it well.
  • I love my city and walking around it.
  • I love spring, even the rainy days.
  • I love pink shirts and “gum-boots”.
  • I love coffee, chocolate and red wine.
  • I love brunch dates and yoga. 
  • I love Justified.
  • I can appreciate that the occasional bad day is absolutely necessary.
  • etc.


Happy weekend!


walkity walk walk walk…

With my trip to Poland looming, I’ve been fretting about my fitness level these past few days. I’m a little concerned that my dziadek is going to put me through drills the way he used to when I was 10…

I love fitness, I do. I love yoga and spinning and swimming and all of that great stuff. I love it when I’m there… in class… halfway through. What I struggle with is actually getting out the door. Every night I have grand plans of going to yoga but by the end of my busy days, all I can think is HOMMMEEEE… NOOOWWWW. 

I vowed to be kind to myself this year and so trying to ram in another morning bootcamp or concoct some sort of typical Maya torture schedule just isn’t going to do. 

Today, it dawned on me… If my grandpa can walk 6km each and every single day, I can walk some too!

Now, the trick with effective goal setting is to make them challenging but realistic. Very few of us can go from being total couch potatoes to training for a marathon the very next day. For changes to stick, you need to lean into them. Baby steps.

So, without further ado, here is my goal for April.

Every day from today until April 30th, I will walk 10,000 steps. (Until I find my pedometre, that’s going to equate to 3km).

I can walk to work, or home, or around the block at lunch. It doesn’t matter. It’s about moving each and every single day. I started today and it was lovely, despite the completely impractical shoes. 

You have to start somewhere… want to join me? 🙂

Happy spring!


P.S. Here’s a great booklet for getting started with your own 10,000 step challenge.