Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Back to Balance

Well, bloggies, it's been awhile.

The past few months have been hectic. I want to thank everyone for their kind comments after my father died. Obviously, it was a difficult time for my sister, my mother, and I, but we all pulled together and had a lot of support from friends and family.

In other news, I'm done school! I'm very proud of the fact that I was able to complete my B.Ed. successfully. The last few weeks up in Thunder Bay were extremely difficult for me. Thankfully, I was almost done my coursework, and my professors were very good about giving me extensions. I came back to Toronto for March Break and then completed my final five-week student teaching placement.

For the past few weeks, my mom and I have been doing a lot of packing and cleaning at our condo because... she's selling it! We're still in the cleaning/painting/repairs stage, but it will hopefully be listed soon. This means there are lots of open houses and showings in the near future... not to mention finding somewhere else to live! My mom is probably moving out of the city, so I'll be out on my own once again.

In other news, I will be returning to my old job (teaching college math) in a couple of weeks. I'm really looking forward to getting a paycheque again!

In terms of healthy living habits, I have not had many the past few months. I've gained a LOT of weight and have had to buy new, bigger clothes (more than once...). But now that school is done and I've had some time to rest and relax, I feel ready to get back on track. I don't know yet what that will look like, but I have exercised for two days in a row. I've also found myself eating some Joshi-like meals.

Tonight's dinner consisted of a tofu and veggie stir fry with brown rice! I mixed in some arugula at the end for extra greens. It was delicious!

I also realized today that June 1st is approaching. I'm toying with the idea of some kind of June challenge for myself, but I'm not sure what that should consist of. I'm afraid that if I make it too strict (such as follow Joshi's Holistic Detox for the entire month), I won't be able to succeed. We will likely be showing the condo a lot in June, and there will be times when I won't be able to really use the kitchen. I don't particularly want to join Weight Watchers again, either (partly because I can't really afford it). Any ideas?

At any rate, I hope to blog more frequently now! Stay tuned...


Enz said...

Welcome back. I missed you!!! We should try and get together next time Tiffany is in town!

ChezJulie said...

Well hey stranger! Glad to see you peeking your head out. I gained a lot of weight when my dad died, too. I was just letting myself do whatever got my through the days.

I had stir-fried tofu and mixed veggies with rice for dinner tonight, too! It must be a thing. :-)

Katie said...

Enz, we should definitely get together with Tiffany!

Chezjulie - that's so funny that we ate the same thing! I'm glad to be back blogging again. :)

Anonymous said...

Missed you so much Katie! What do you think about being remote C25K buddies?


Katie said...

Thanks, Martina! I could possibly be convinced about the C25K...

Enz said...

Katie, just do the C25K - you won't regret it!