Say hello to my little friend.

Have I ever mentioned that I’m a wee bit superstitious?

I couldn’t help but take the lady bug in my shower on New Year’s Eve as a good sign about the year to come.

So far so good.

I’m not sure what it is about a New Year, but I always find myself reorganizing my life. It’s not a resolution thing; it’s a getting-all-my-slates-as-clean-as-possible thing. My day was rife with mopping, laundering, sorting, and donating. I have more slated for tomorrow—and I can’t wait. There’s nothing quite as liberating as purging your life of all those pesky ‘to-do’ list items that never get done. How long as it been since you cleaned out your underwear drawer? Why do I find this menial task so freeing?

It looks like I’m not the only one rocking a proactive attitude. Everywhere I went today, it was packed: the laundromat, the gym, the vegetable aisle of the grocery store.

Especially the gym. Holy treadmill hogs, Batman. I have never seen a gym that crowded, especially in the middle of the afternoon. One of the perks to my schedule is that I get to work out when the rest of the world is hanging out in a cubicle. My world was a bit rocked, but rocked in a happy way. It’s really inspiring seeing so many people so excited to make their health a priority. Having said that, I got my strength training on, and got the heck out of there as quickly as possible. Instead of the run I had been planning, I opted for a little Wii Zumba.

Umm, it was awesome.

If you have a Wii, like Zumba, and you don’t feel like an idiot dancing by yourself in the living room, you should get it. There’s even a spiffy harness so that you can wear the controller on your hips. I would say that the game is a wee bit lower impact than the class, but only by a small margin. I think I found my new guilty pleasure.


Scrambled egg whites, pumpkin spice protein pancakes, banana, and sugar-free syrup


Yogurt (with the rest of my breakfast banana)


Brown rice tortilla, egg whites (this is right around the time that I realized I needed to go grocery shopping), lite cheese, and grapefruit

Post Workout

Whey protein and a mini Cliff bar


Salad, lite ranch dressing, turkey breast

Exercise: 10-minute stairmill, 60-minute strength training, 45-minute Wii Zumba