Bonne année grand nez !

Happy New Year !

My cat has woken us up at 4 and every half-hour after that. My boyfriend got up and took a shower and then he shaved leaving me no hot water to take my shower. A great way to start the year. Of course, I can’t stay mad at him with all his belly rubbing, big smiles and I love yous.

We are taking the train in 2 hours to go to Ottawa. We will be back tomorrow !

Positive thinking Monday

  1. I am alive to blog and tweet.
  2. This is a new year fresh with no mistakes.
  3. I still have a few days before going back to work.
  4. No comments on NOT having kids YET at my in-laws.
  5. I bought massages and manicures and pedicures to use in the coming months. Looking forward to that. 🙂
  6. I slept 12 hours in the night from Saturday to Sunday.
  7. New schedule at the Y starts today.
  8. I found the fat loss special and bought it before the date announced on Oxygen’s web site.
  9. My sister-in-law infused me with new fears about Harper’s politics. No more head in the sand. I already vote but I will follow politics so I can vote against him for a party that will be able to enter. No more green party.
  10. These holidays were a tiny bit more relaxed than usual and I have not been sick.
  11. I just bought 5zumba  classes! I haven’t done zumba in a few months. The Y has not offered classes on a schedule practical to me or with a trainer I like. So I bought 5 classes at Bamboo Fit and am planning to go at Guy-Favreau as well. More cardio, please !

New Year’s meme

In 2010, I gained: more muscle mass.

I lost: 4 pounds.

I stopped: eating nuts, candy, chewy caramel, popcorn.
I started: going to the gym more and lifting heavier weights.

I was hugely satisfied by: the recipes in Clean Eating magazine and all the training programs in Oxygen.

And frustrated by: my weight that doesn’t budge.

I am so embarrassed that I: arranged a date between my new friend and my boyfriend’s best friend.

Once again, I: in fact arranged for the two same pieces of a puzzle to be together while they cannot fit.

Once again, I did not: find another complementary piece of a puzzle that would better fit.

The biggest physical difference between me last December and this December is: more muscle !! more strength !!

The biggest psychological difference between me last December and this December is: I can listen better and I take things even less personal. Maybe I’m a robot.

I loved spending time: trying new restaurants and walking with my boyfriend.

Why did I spend even two minutes: talking to My Sister ?

I should have spent more time: talking with my mom.

I regret buying: that pair of brown pants that is a magnet for cat hair.

I will never regret buying my laptop even though with that money I could have saved for a trip or for a house.

I spend time on my laptop way too much.

I didn’t reach out to my friends enough.

Comments by family memebers on how it’s time to have kids drove me crazy.

The most relaxing place I went was at the acupunturist.

Why did I go to all those meetings where I know I am not needed and I could have put that time to better use ? I know why, my boss wants me to know more about stuff that has nothing to do with my work.

The best thing I did for someone else was to just listen.

The best thing I did for myself was to go to the gym, choose better foods and go for a massage or acupunture.

The best thing someone did for me was to smile, listen and be there.

The one thing I’d like to do again, but do it better, is give better training sessions at work. This is why I have a work blog !

4. Échec

Je choisis ce mot de mon 100 words challenge post pour écrire un petit quelque chose.

C’est en vivant un échec qu’on apprend le plus. On voit ce qu’on pourrait faire différemment. Évidemment, si on répète toujours la même chose et qu’on apprend pas de ces échecs, qu’ils ne sont pas intégrés, eh bien…on répète, on répète et on répète encore.

J’ai vécu ma part d’échecs au travail, en amour, en famille…mais, éventuellement, j’ai réalisé qu’il y avait des choses qui ne marchaient pas et j’ai décidé de regarder ça de près et de changer.

Puis, je suis arrivée à être mieux avec moi-même, avec les solutions que j’ai trouvé, avec la vie. Je peux dire que mes échecs m’ont rendue heureuse !!

Je me souhaite la même chose pour 2010 !

Ce que j’ai souhaité aux gens pour l’année 2008

This is what I wish to my readers for 2008 :

  • Zen-like attitude
  • Kids who say thanks and please
  • Functioning ovaries or great sperm count
  • No condom breaking
  • No furballs on your carpets
  • Light and fluffy snow
  • Great nails
  • Extraordinary bargains while shopping
  • Clothes that still fit in a couple of days
  • No major addictions
  • No visits in the hospital (genre pas d’accident ou de maladies qui te forcent à rester à l’hôpital)
  • Zero sniffles
  • Lots and lots of friends on facebook
  • Great and loyal friends in real life
  • Lots of readers
  • Superb story ideas
  • No computer trouble
  • All your points on your driver’s permit
  • Plenty of orgasms, self-induced or with help
  • Zero violence done to you or from you
  • A will of iron while you stop drinking, smoking, cheating, lying…
  • Lots of good coffee
  • Ability of digest all news
  • No pet poop on your bed
  • Self-changing diapers (pour les bébés…à moins que vous portiez des Attends)
  • No diarrhea
  • Regular periods
  • Capacity to digest food at incredible speed and with no belly ache
  • Loyal, nice and sweet lover
  • Loyal and fierce family members
  • Plenty of sick days playing hooky
  • Interest in life and plans
  • New haircut
  • Nose hair trim
  • No pimples
  • Disappearance of cellulite and varicose veins
  • Uncanny ability to walk for miles in high heels
  • Lots of fun