Archive for the ‘lifestyle’ Category

SUCCESS!

13Mar09

I am very, very proud to announce that I have accomplished one of my Operation Quality of Life 2009 goals! My VISA card is now paid off! HOORAAYYYYYY! Advertisements


As I said in my last post, we planned on joining a new gym after dealing with too many frustrations at the community centre. We went and joined recently, and I love it. It is a huuuuge improvement – more treadmills, better equipment, no stink, and even a VIEW. The best part is that it’s […]


An early start

30Dec08

Rosy cheeks Originally uploaded by marianne.h I got started on Operation Quality of Life 2009 tonight. Adam and I got changed and drove up to the community centre after dinner to check out their gym. It’s significantly cheaper than most gyms in Vancouver, but wasn’t lacking in equipment. Half an hour on the elliptical showed […]


My Awesome Plan of Awesomeness has been over for two weeks now, and I’m taking December “off” from all the Awesome. In January, I’ll be starting up round two of the Awesome, hopefully with some support and company from my cousin! (Oooh L, did you see how I suckered you into that? ;)) December is […]


My credit card limit is low, but at the end of August, it was almost maxed out. When I first got my credit card, I was a pro at it – spent very little on it, paid it off immediately. Then I slowly began to have more expenses, less time, less ‘free’ money, and a […]


I gave myself one “out” during this plan – if I found a new job, one of the goals could be dropped. Well, I did find a new job, and this is the goal that got dropped. ๐Ÿ™‚ We still want to move, but we’ve just changed the timeline. Now we’re looking at moving sometime […]


At the end of August, I signed up for a course through BCIT. I’m pursuing an associate’s certificate in non-profit management through them, and decided to take a class on human resource management. My goal for the class was to get better than 75% overall, and on each of my assignments. Well I did better […]


Yesterday, I told you that in early August, I made a plan. I was tired of living my life passively and decided to take control of my life and my goals. This week marks 4 months since I started my plan, and I’m going to use this week to describe my plan and how it […]


Lately, we’ve tried to have special dinners on Sunday nights, where we set the dining room table, light some candles, and eat something extra delicious. It gets us out of our usual, rushed, eating-at-the-coffee-table rut that is so typical of week nights. We both come home from work exhausted (especially because I have a 45min […]


Wii Like It

17Jul08

For my birthday, Adam tried to get me Wii Fit. He had us on a pre-order list and everything, but the store he had ordered through let too many people pre-order, and we were out of luck. Since the Wii Fit was released in late May, heโ€™s been trying hard to find us a copy. […]