New Background, New Future

So I've changed my background. I felt like it was time for a change - and this applies to life as well!

After seeing so many of my friends work at being healthy and getting into fantastic shape, I thought it was high time to do so myself! It doesn't hurt that our office has started a 12 Week weight loss challenge that's organized by the local Y. 12 free weeks at the Y? Yes, please! Another part that doesn't hurt...there's prizes along the way!

I don't know if you know me, but I'm pretty competitive. Just saying....

Today went well! I had a healthy breakfast, signed up for loseit.com, was pretty conscious of my lunch, went for a bit of a walk (well, I ran errands...so....whatever, it counts), and then went to my very first - and I mean first - gym. I participated in a great Abs & Back class, then did about 30 mins on the elliptical for some cardio (my whole "I'll wake up early and run on the treadmills in our building" thing didn't happen). I finished the day with my first Unwich from Jimmy John's (I have to say, it was a good one!) and now I'm here! Craving the cookies my mom made over the weekend.

They're staring at me from the dining room table...

I know I used to post about these things before, so in true John fashion...

I'm currently reading:

...and I can't wait to finish it. It's not my cup of tea.

Over the last two days, I've listened to:

which just cracks me UP - I can't wait for the Chicago production!

An oldy but a GREATY. I listened to this on the elliptical today - some great beats to keep in time!


Everyone else is doing it...so...........

It seems like blogging is coming back in fashion and, some others are hopping on this train! I think it's time that I start it up again, too - I mean, I'm a follower. That's what I do. Follow. Someone else's lead, that is.

Anyway. There's not much I want to update about today - other than my first pair of TOMS are in the mail! They're supposed to arrive today - I can't wait to get 'em on my feet!

More to come...along with a redesign ;-)


Blah moment...

I graduated from college four years ago...four years before that, I graduated from high school....

It's been four years, so...what am I graduating from now?



I just learned what an interrobang is. Can you believe it ‽


New Book, New Layout

I started reading a new book this morning:

You can now check out what I've read over there, to the right ----->

It's a montage of 200 books I've read and listed on Goodreads.com...Pretty sweet, yes?

I've also updated the look and layout of the blog, nothing drastic, just to freshen things up. Let me know what you think!

Hope all is well, and I'll update soon [I WILL!]


Here's what we did today.

We watched the film:

After seeing this film and reading some of the books we've all heard about [Eating Animals, Fast Food Nation, I've decided that I need to stop being lazy about my food. It's time.

Here's what you can do. See this film, learn more about where your food comes from, how/if it's farmed and how the animals are treated.

Something else you can do:

Sign this petition. Let's get healthy food in our schools.

You can also visit these sites for more information about the film and any organizations they recommend:

The latter lead me to this great site, which allows you to find products from the progressive, small farmers based on your ZIP Code:

Make a pledge to yourself for the New Year/Decade. Being healthy is a great gift!