Three months ago, I signed up for a challenge. Specifically an in-person fitness challenge. My track record of challenges is dismal. I've signed up for NUMEROUS challenges online... have I ever completed them? No. Hell, I don't even think I read the daily emails. In addition to my challenge record... my fitness level is a … Continue reading #GetFitChallenge: Reflections
I can't believe Week 3 is over and we have begun Week 4... almost halfway! To be honest, I'm feeling a bit emotional that this challenge is flying by! If you have not read my previous recaps, you can find Week 1 here and Week 2 here. Week 3 was all about me finding my … Continue reading #GetFitChallenge – Recap of Week 3: Baby Steps
I knew weeks 2 and 3 would be hard... however, I did not think it would be THIS hard. Why? I came down with some form of cold/ flu/ viral hybrid-infection. It started with a sore throat and losing my voice last weekend. This symptom slowly, but surely, progressed to a fever midweek and I'm … Continue reading #GetFitChallenge – Recap of Week 2: Down & Out
It's no secret I am a control freak. Stress and worry is my default setting. But something really rattled me today. I've been having a crappy few weeks (written about here), what with death anniversaries, being reminded of those I have lost, those who have forgotten and abandoned me. All in all, I was just … Continue reading Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff Cos Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye
It's been a rough week for me. The week started out "bleh" and every day I felt a little more of my heart "squeeze" a little more (trust me, its real). It was a week of introspection and emotions - though there was not much outward displays of emotion on my part (which is a deviation … Continue reading Heartsore
I was in my hot yoga class on Sunday and there is something my favourite (and awesome) instructor said something that just stuck. Stuck like I can't-get-it-out-of-my-head, stuck. Its been ruminating within me...and making me feel a bit vulnerable. While lying in corpse pose mid-practice, Eliza mentioned that moving your body in yoga allows you to learn how to … Continue reading Acceptance… Why is it so hard?
I'm a geneticist. A human geneticist. I love biology and pathways and everything that makes sense. I love that there is so much more to learn about the way genes are expressed, modified and how they fit into the grand scheme of things. Genetics is an abstract term and a subject where I have noticed … Continue reading Survival Of The Fittest