Posts Tagged ‘goals’



Fernwood, for the non-australians, is a chain of gyms specifically for women. In honour of my 2011 “determinations” (not resolutions), I joined the gym! Again!

I was a part of the fernwood family a couple of years back – when i was a healthier version of myself. I was what one might call a “gym-bunny”. I worked out at least 5 times a week (plus i swam as many times again) and I was a happy, healthy little vegemite.

I had a bit of a relationship-breakup-breakdown in 2005 and i took a nosedive into what i realise now, was a severe depression. I completely and utterly lost any interest in maintaining even a semblence of health. I over-ate and under-exercised. Actually, when I say “lost interest”, i guess it would be more accurate to say i didn’t have the capacity. I was in a dark place.

It’s only been about a year since the fog lifted. I know it’s an awfully long time to have let a relationship breakdown “rule” one’s life, and I truly am embarrassed it took me over for that long, but I can’t beat myself up for it. It was what it was. The main thing is now. Right now.

Right now, I’m ok. I’m not in shape and I’m over-weight, but I’m ok. I am able to recognise that I need to get back to health. I’ve actually been a member of a local gym for a year. It’s one associated with my work and it’s for men and women. I never thought I would be the type of person to mind going to a gym for both sexes, but it turns out i do! Mostly it’s because it’s full of muscle-headed guys who hog the weights machines for hours at a time. Whatever the case, I really enjoyed fernwood back in the day, so i’m going to go back to what i know.

My assessment is a week from Monday. I’ve lined up a “gym-buddy” and I’m ready to go!


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The Sun and Mars arrive back in your sign this week so you’re going to have more staying power to chase your dreams that you’ve had in about two years. But beware that it will be an intense week and Mars is an intense planet with a very bad temper! Try not to allow the energies to see you boiling over when staying cool would probably serve you a lot better. If you’re angry, do some exercise!

Hm. If the blowout argument I had with my boss on Friday afternoon is any indication of the upcoming week, I’m going to be an exercising FIEND.

How long ago was the Big Bang? What was there before it? What happened to all the anti-matter? Scientists love to debate such questions. Yet they don’t have answers and explanations that are any more convincing than those offered up by the world’s various religions. We are, though, all entitled to believe what we want to believe… as long as those beliefs do no harm to others. IS your life now being shaped and even squashed by someone else’s very rigid belief about what’s right, what’s wrong and what needs to happen next? You are entitled to question this and even rebel!

My stars this week really are pointing to a bit of an eventful week. I am ready for a new job. I am ready to feel good about my workplace. I am ready to leave behind the childish behaviour I have to deal with from my boss – the know-it-all, rude attitude. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to not feel anxious or depressed going to work everyday. Which is no way to live 5 out of the 7 days of one’s week.

Love Focus: We all want, or think we want, a peaceful life. We want things to go smoothly. We don’t want stress, conflict or drama. Just prosperity and contentment. Er… don’t we? It’s a funny thing really, but we have a strange, love/hate relationship with tension. In one way, we like it when issues are unresolved or unreasonable situations are developing. We get excited. A challenge – just as long as it is one we stand a half decent chance of rising to – is almost a promising prospect. Coming events may create quite a bit of upheaval and require you to think fast on your feet. You’ll love (almost) every minute.

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A little bit closer

I promised myself to start walking. I decided today would be the first day. No excuses. And I walked. It was great in the end and slightly uncomfortable throughout. I’m a little bit proud of myself because it was pelting down with rain and I still went. Yay me! The test will be tomorrow night, of course. And perhaps the next .. and next .. and next. I want to say I am “trying” but really, it’s true what they say – there is no “trying”. There is “doing” and “not doing”.

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It is in my nature to be extremely procrastinatory! Is that even a word? Whatever! I PROCRASTINATE. A LOT!

This year, I resolve to not procrastinate as much as I possible can. Or can’t .. um. You know what I mean!

I got a notice from the power company yesterday in the mail, informing me of some rate rises. I don’t usually look at these letters – I figure, I have to pay someone to supply me with gas and electricity and most companies charge similar amounts. Well, for whatever reason, I opened the letter and read. And was APPALLED! Phenomenal rises!! The first thing that crossed my mind was ‘must change suppliers’ and the second thing that crossed my mind was ‘DON’T PROCRASTINATE!’. The universe, it turned out, didn’t let me!

Ten minutes after arriving home from work, there was a knock at the door. Door-to-door power company sales people. Usually I quickly say ‘thanks, but no’ and close the door. That’s even if I open the door to begin with. Plus, I always get a skeevy kind of vibe from these people. This time it was different. Lovely young guy .. answered all my questions, was polite, upfront and genuinely engaged.

This time, the universe didn’t wait for me to act .. it provided for me. I’m going to carry that thought with me .. everything I need will be provided to me easily and immediately.

Universe … are you listening? .. The perfect job for me, please! A tall, broad-shouldered hottie who is super-sweet on me wouldn’t go astray, either! ;p

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let’s go!

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanised or de-humanised. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

= Goethe


I haven’t quite worked this site out. I am looking for the equivalent to LiveJournal’s “friends” page .. I can see where it says ‘read my subscriptions’ under ‘my account’, but it only gives me the title of the posts. Which means I would have to click into each post to read. Not ideal. I would like to use this journal in place of my old LJ. I would like to read other blogs on this site.

I can’t recall if I’ve felt this inspired for change at the beginning of a year before. I know I’ve always been optimistic about entering a new year, but this feels different. I am ready for change! Even more so than usual, which is saying something. So much so that I feel like certain things are already a given. My job, specifically.  Wishful thinking? Or perhaps the near future urging me to hurry up and get myself sorted!

Which brings me to my very first goal. I have decided that by March, I will have a new job! The long and the short of it is that I have a great job – and a not so great boss. I’ve decided there is no point staying in a miserable situation – so i am going to remove myself from it. So, 3 months! Obviously the availability of a suitable position is the deciding factor, but I believe there should be a number of suitable positions I will be able to apply for. One of which, I will get!

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