Wednesday, November 25, 2009

And the resources keep on comin'

So last week and this week so far have been a write-off as far as exercise goes. I'm stressed out and have a lot of stuff going on. Add to that work sucks right now and I'm a bit of a grump.

I even skipped out going to the barn last night because I was just in such a foul mood. Can you beleive that? Normally doing stuff at the barn and riding cheers me up, but I just couldn't face the mud and the mess there.

I'm trying to be positive and find solutions to some of the things that are stressing me out. It is going ok. Keep keeping on and all that sort of stuff.

I didn't intend to write a big whiny post, but intended to share another fun resource with you guys. I seem to be the resource lady or something! :-)

This time it is a blog, a book and a podcast. There is a blog I have been reading for years: "The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl". It is about the weight loss struggles of a lovely ginger-haired Aussie lass who moved to Scotland a few years ago. Shauna is a fantastic writer and shares her struggles of weight loss and fitness.

She has maintained a loss of over 100 pounds (actually more than that, I think...). She published a book as well, that details her story. It is touching and funny. I have a copy of it myself and I think I need to re-read it to get some inspiration. I may be persuaded to part with my copy, if anyone is interested. Leave a comment or email me and we can work something out...

The latest thing that Shauna has been working on are podcasts! She and another blogger, Carla (haven't read her blog/site yet) decided to make their own podcasts to discuss all kinds of issues around weight loss and fitness. I've listened to the first podcast, but haven't downloaded the next few.

Check out their web site Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone to see if it is something you are interested in... Their latest episode talks about holiday eating and a bunch of other stuff. The tone of these podcasts is light and funny and I find them yet another way of getting some good information and maybe a laugh or two in the process.

Here's to a better week for everyone!


oregonsunshine said...

Thanks Laura!

I saw Dietgirl on tv this past winter and always meant to read her blog. Even had it bookmarked for quite a while, but never did read it.

Not going to the barn because of a really horrible, absolutely rotten mood IS a rarity for true horse girls like all of us here. I think I've felt that way a couple times, ever maybe. You have my sympathies, unless that would make your mood worse. If that's the case, pretend I didn't say anything. ;)

cdncowgirl said...

Too funny, I have dietgirl's blog bookmarked to check into. I just haven't had the time to.

Let me know what you think of the book once you re-read it. Maybe I'll find a used copy online.

I feel ya on the not going to the barn thing. My ponies (almost) always cheer me up but sometimes I just can't go. Its not the horses but all the other crap at the barn that keeps me away.