This spring I discovered, to my surprise, that I had an electronic addiction from an unlikely source- my Fitbit. Until my Fitbit Surge battery died and I was temporarily without my fancy watch, I had no idea that the device on my wrist had become an extension of my identity. I tried to deny it but every time I looked to see how many steps … Continue reading My Fitbit And Me
This was a weekend I did not want to end. What started out as a somewhat questionable morning with a low energy level and burn out from the previous week, quickly turned into the perfect weekend that I needed. Getting out of bed Saturday morning instead of sleeping in turned out to be a good decision. My alarm went off at 6:00 am. Even … Continue reading The Power of Just Getting Out of Bed and Summer Fitness Goals.
On a chilly weekend back in December I found myself falling down the rabbit hole of You Tube videos. I do not even remember what topic I was originally searching when I came upon a multitude of vlogs on the topic of the importance of morning routines and rituals. At first, I was not impressed. I mean, everyone has a morning routine. Get up, get … Continue reading Productive Habits And Morning Routines
There is a wisdom and art to aging gracefully. Perhaps it is my discovering this wisdom that keeps me coming back to the same themes as I sit down to write my blog. Getting outdoors, finding balance in life, and spring cleaning my mind. Another beautiful Colorado weekend was at hand as well as an extra hour of sun light on Sunday compliments of the … Continue reading A Day of Unexpected Twists and Turnes
For the past couple of years I have had a goal: A life in balance. An essential part of this balance has been the ongoing challenge to reclaim my weekends and learning how to relax. This past week I found myself reminiscing about my weekends as a child. Our family weekend routine began Friday evenings when my mom got off work. My sister, Cindy, and … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Finding Balance in Life.
This weekend I found myself driving up to Coyote Ridge outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado for my first hike of 2018. I have not been on these trails or any mountain trail very often the past two years. In 2016 I had half of my meniscus removed and my recovery was not quick. The past two summers I focused more on bike riding since it … Continue reading MY First Hike Of 2018
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Thursday was my 52nd birthday. Yep, I am another year wiser, healthier, and happier. I am also very excited to embark on another year of my life’s journey. I was looking back at my 51st year and it made me smile. I had three major changes last year. I officially became Laura Kelly just days … Continue reading Birthday Reflections: Bring On A New Year!
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day. I had Friday off due to parent/teacher conferences earlier in the week. The weather on Friday and Saturday was unseasonably warm and I was able to spend both days getting some fresh air in the Colorado mountains. It is back to snow and cold for the next week so I am glad I was … Continue reading Coming To Terms With My Relationship With Food.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. While most people were watching the Super Bowl I decided to take a run. I ran two miles. Now, if you a runner you may think that two miles is a nice warm up but for me running two miles is like climbing Mount Everest and something I could never have imagined doing even a … Continue reading Taking A Run And Moving Out Of My Comfort Zone
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. To those of you who are fathers or those of you who have a wonderful father in your life, I hope you had a fantastic Father’s day. 🙂 Creating a simple and meaningful life is a goal on Minimalist Mondays and for the past several weeks I have been deriving my inspiration from Everything I Need … Continue reading Minimalist Monday: Take A Stroll