Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hiatus is over

My vacation last week was so relaxing and just what I needed.  The only thing is that now I want more time off.  We started out by taking a short trip over to Idaho to see family.  We stayed with my mom and although I ate more than I wanted too, it was less than I had on any previous trip.  Mom had a honey-do list filled with all things electronic for my husband to take care of.  He was very patient and took care of all of them.  We had a great time and I think mom really enjoyed having us there.

After returning from Idaho we still had half the week left to relax at home…and that is just what we did.  Thursday night I came down with a bout of food poisoning and that fun was experienced for a couple of days after.  Fortunately, I was feeling well enough on Sunday to have some fun celebrating my husband’s birthday.  We spent some time at the casino (broke even) and went out to dinner with my sister and her family.  After not eating much the previous days, I overate that day, including cherry chip birthday cake and paid for it that evening.

Back to work and back to the routine.  That’s a problem.  The routine, if you recall, includes eating out and carrying fast food in.  The routine needs to change.  

Have any of you ever worked with a Life Coach?  If so, did you work on career or personal items? I’d be interested in hearing your experiences (  I’m considering it but trying to decide if I want to spend the moolah.

Hope you're doing well.


  1. I have life coaches, but they are not officially "life coaches," they are mentors from the gym and from TOPS. In my experience, a mentor will only work if they have experienced and understand the issue you want help with. However, I do think you should seek mentors. As always, I suggest TOPS as a way to find affordable mentors for health issues. :D

  2. Welcome back! I hope your vacation was exactly what you needed to relax and revive. I have not personally utilized a life coach but that is solely due to the fact that I am a poor social worker and it's not a true need. Food on the table and family expenses are a need. I have considered pursuing the certification to become a life coach, though, so I think mentoring, at any level, is healthy and beneficial when looking at one's goals. Whatever you do, make sure anyone you interview/work with is experienced, licensed, and has plenty of references!

  3. I had to laugh because whenever we go to my Mom's house, that's the list she gives to my husband - grounding electrical outlets, checking this light fixture, etc. - he is really patient with her too!

    Gah, sorry about the food poisoning - my step-son got sick the day after his birthday - the only thing he ate different from his wife was the shrimp, and when I went on Yelp to check out the restaurant - tons of people said "stay away from the seafood!"

    I've never worked with a life coach - I'll be interested to see what you find out - happy Friday!

  4. Welcome back! The electronic thing happens with my husband/kids too, whenever we visit a relative.

    I worked with Crabby McSlacker (Jan, from Cranky Fitness) for a month with life-coaching. She was great and gave me some good feedback and insights as to what I was saying/dealing with. I'd recommend her - nothing with the word "coach" is going to be cheap, but if you get something good out of it, then it's totally worth it. Perhaps you could make it a double bonus by spending the money you would have on fast food on the life coaching, and commit to grocery shopping/cooking your meals for a month?

  5. Welcome back!!!! Glad you had a good time!

  6. I'm glad you're back and I'm glad you had a good time on vacation, minus the food poisoning! I look forward to seeing what you decide as far as a life coach goes. I've never heard of them before. I'm glad you are not giving up and keep trying to better yourself.♥

  7. A hiatus return can be bittersweet. Hope it wasn't too tough to get back down to business.