Time is Not on My Side

Don't forget your purple today.
Don't forget your purple today.

My book arrived today, and in the interim, I’ve identified at least three other people who also would benefit from The New Codependency.  Not sure when I can get around to opening it up, though.


Because I’m now a workaday woman, personal reading time is at a premium. Lunchtime is it, I suppose, but I’ve been eating at my desk and working through.

You know what they say about old habits . . .

I will be able to normalize my schedule once we get the car situation figured out. Like, by getting a third and possibly a fourth car. Meantime, what I miss most are my morning workouts. OK, maybe not what I miss most, but I do miss the energy, and clearly energy begets energy, because right now I’m feeling kinda drained.

But it’s only Day 3, and I’m still making adjustments. What I can do, and what I’m actually looking forward to, is taking my goofy dog on evening walks after I get home. You know, after the sun has set and the chill is in the air. Also, there are a couple of lunchtime walkers who actually change clothes before hitting the bricks for a couple of miles.

I never understood people who walked during lunch, but the only thing they changed were their shoes. What about the funk factor?

Yesterday morning I did do about 150 crunches with my kettlebell. That sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Really, I did three sets of three crunches, 16 of each. Notice I didn’t say I did them well.

Clearly, I need to get back to the gym, and it’s starting to look like it’ll have to happen earlier than ever, like arriving no later than 6 a.m.


I’m feeling sleepy just thinking about it.

And that’s another thing: I have not been keeping up with my vitamins, nor my iron, and it’s the iron I need most. Yesterday I packed my vitamins. And forgot about them. Today, I promise to do better.


It’s only been three days, and yet I feel as if my world has turned upside-down.

But the view ain’t bad.

Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.  ~  Unknown

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Leslie J. Ansley is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur who blogs daily for TheRoot. She lives in Raleigh, NC.