Make Plans, Achieve Goals

Make goals, make plans

It is the beginning of January, the time of promises and good intentions. I like to make plans. I’m very good at making plans, I’m not very good at executing plans. So what is my plan? My plan is to achieve my goals. That is my number 1 goal for 2016. It is possible to achieve it if my plans are reasonable. Over the past few years I have set myself up for failure. I’m just not able to do what I used to be able to. My mental illness, medications and focusing on stability takes a lot of my … Keep reading

The November Blues

Yes, this post does have to do with training and working out despite what the title suggests. Sometimes November really kicks me in the ass. It’s a month of darkness (literally and figuratively) and having a mental illness makes me very sensitive to this lack of light. My theory is that because the light is changing quickly this time of year and it puts us mood-swinging people off-balance. I think it’s why I’m affected more around the equinoxes. As the blues start to hit and stress increases, it inevitably takes its toll on my training. Consistency is the key to … Keep reading

“Why Bipolar People Should Not have Dinner Parties”

The title of this blog post was suggested to me by MellowJohnny. He said it in a moment of frustration at my stressing out over a fundraising dinner party I held on Sunday night. He proclaimed, “You need to write a blog called ‘Why Bipolar People Should NOT have Dinner Parties!’” We laughed about it loudly at dinner that night when a few of my best friends were sipping wine and taste-testing vegan lasagne. I thought that I would address a few sides of this statement… 1. Why bipolar people should not have dinner parties: – it causes unnecessary stress to an … Keep reading

Electrolytes – The Key to my Health?

As an athlete, I am aware (as most are) that electrolytes are imperative to staying hydrated. I take this very seriously. I often consider myself one of the best hydrated people I know. I drink a lot of water every day and use electrolyte drinks on heavy training days (a long workout over 1 hour or two workouts in one day). As a side note, did you know that Gatorade has the more carbs and electrolytes than the other sports drinks? It does – read the labels! Because I am a believer in holistic medicine and healing (ie. the whole … Keep reading