Category: Health + Care

Push Me

Steps to reinforcement:

1) Have a long-term goal to get in better physical shape
2) Back up goals by having healthy, logical, pragmatic, and emotional reasons
3) Secure those reasons with a ‘I’m fine as a I am, but I can grow, so I will’ -type mantra
4) Have an attractive boyfriend who is health conscious
5) Don’t take no as an answer from yourself, know you can afford to do a little bit more
6) Enforce visual supports across your house, bookmark magazine articles, and bookmark useful webpages!
7) Drink water, diet, and be active
8) Remember, don’t go back, go forward
9) Now do 10 push ups and 10 sit ups
10) Then, go to bed
Madonna’s “Push Me” on Youtube:

Little Steps (Healthy Food Choices)

There are little steps I can take towards eating better. I can make more veggie-matzo soups (onions, potatoes, squash, celery, carrots, matzo ball mix). I can also buy more fruits and eat them as snacks (cherry tomatoes, pomegranates, grapes, dried fruits). I can chop and fry red potatoes into fries with olive oil, vinegar, and old bay for flavor and health. And, I can take note of my meals and make sure I’m only eating when I deem it appropriate.

Or I can eat chocolate cake, candy cause it was $1 at Rite Aid, bake a carrot cake with white icing, and snack often on animal cookies.

Somehow, without doing my daily exercises, if I don’t follow my little steps better, pretty soon they’ll become big steps. Gotta watch myself.

Back to blogging

A question for y’all: What do you like about blogs and how can sharing information online actually be of use?

I haven’t blogged in a while, after all–I kept thinking ‘Hey, I’m busy,’ and as such, I felt disconnected from what was going on around me, and liked it, but hated it. I’ve been procrastinating thinking and finding stuff, uploading photos I took, and being as on-point about getting back to people and in a way, actively getting back to me. I guess what most folks would call it–I was chilling, taking a me-break, but as with everything, moderation, please!

Being that it’s memorial day, and I have the energy and the time, I hope today to post at least another time at least here at Soulstrong or on my own blog. I have a collection of business cards, a bunch of folks I’m still interested in after DC Pride Weekend, performing last night in Alan Sharpe’s Damage Control (two shows in a row!), and performing a few week’s ago in Thembi Duncan’s Mon Chaton. It’s been some busy times with me, I have a boyfriend, a job, family, friends, and I’m fortunate to have my health too.

To answer my question, I blog because it’s like introspection for me to write and think about little finds I have. I have a bagillion RSS feeds on my Google Reader but how can I get around to all of them? The other day, my fellow cast member, Sheila Cutchlow, was tellling us about her goal to meditate at least an hour each morning, and telling us about other responsibilities and interests she has. It inspired me not to keep putting that stuff on my backburner. If I want to do it, let me get around to it. I’d like to wake up early each morning, because I’ll go to sleep early; and I’d like to meditate. Then, have a good breakfast and read my morning “paper” (Google Reader)! After all, I go through some of the blogs late at night; and, when I’m on the bus, I read through my print magazines or books I have with me. So, why not find something interesting and take the time to share them more actively?

I read/look in GQ and say ‘Wow, that image’s really inspiring,’ then I let it pass. I think I’ll make my camera and scanner a bit more accessible. I have an easier time archiving my interests via blogging versus social networking—so let me share. Would you?

The Simple Pleasures: Fruit, Bread, Cheese

Yesterday I went to Safeway and bought a soft baguette of artisan bread, some cheddar, mozzerella, and garlic & herb cheese, and a thing of grapes. Combined with the cherry tomatoes found at work today, and my lunch is simple yet delicious. I think I’m becoming either my grandmother or I’m become a real art gallery afficionado. Now all I need is wine and voila, I can say I like the little-food art galleries tend to offer at receptions but then secretly crave some McDonald’s down the street.

America’s Fat, #1


I still don’t know why there’s a hot dog stand outside Home Depot…