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Hard To Climb on the Wagon
Monday, September 08, 2014      1 comments

So I had some disruptions last week. My gym's been closed for maintenance, my son started school, we entered a new phase in our journey to be rid of our debt... I've been... Read more
Boo Boos and Bad Thoughts
Friday, August 29, 2014      2 comments

I've got a couple of hangups I'm dealing with this morning. 1.) I tweaked my elbow during weights yesterday. I was doing tricep extensions, and I extended, and it just went POP. I couldn't lower the weight. Thank goodness I do weights with ... Read more
I Like Pain
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      3 comments

Despite indulging in a bit of spirits last night, I'm feeling wonderful today. Not as sore as I'd actually like to be. I'll step up my bodybuilding on Thursday. I'v... Read more
Stress Is Bad
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      2 comments

My husband sat me down last night to talk about my stress levels. I have an anxiety disorder, so he watches me pretty close. There are times I get to just doing, doing, doing until I can't take it anymore. Therapists call it "avoidance": Distrac... Read more
New Plan!
Monday, August 25, 2014      3 comments

I want to build muscle and lose fat. Not just lose fat while maintaining muscle. It's actually a lot harder than I thought it was, apparently. I'm learning about anabolic... Read more
Changing
Saturday, August 23, 2014      3 comments

I guess that's the one word that best describes the situation. My attitude is changing. My eating habits are changing. My exercise is changing. My body composition is changing. My ideas are changing. My life is changing. It's a ro... Read more
Mad About It
Friday, August 22, 2014      4 comments

I weigh in on Friday mornings. This past week, I've hammered out 300 minutes of fitness - hard workouts, strength training, spin class, 5K Your Way walking... I ate within my calories every day. I shoveled vegetables. I drank my F'in water. I wa... Read more
Mindfulness During Madness
Thursday, August 21, 2014      1 comments

Mindfulness is a life goal. I try; I really do. Do a Google images search for mindfulness, and you'll get images like this: Well, it's easy to be mindful in a beautifu... Read more
Humiliation vs. Motivation
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      2 comments

My YMCA has one of these machines. (That's not me in the pic.) Our machine is exactly like this one, though. I love it, for the most part. I fill up my water bottle quickl... Read more
Another New Adventure: Meditation
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      5 comments

My favorite part of this journey so far is all the new things I'm doing. Last night I found out the rowing machines at my gym come complete with a fishing video game! I've... Read more
What It Takes To Do a Situp
Monday, August 18, 2014      3 comments

Well, my title is misleading, because I can't do a situp, but... I hate working my core. Why? 1.) It hurts, because it's weak. 2.) It's embarrassing because it squ... Read more
Juicing?
Sunday, August 17, 2014      2 comments

I was given a juicer. A friend was cleaning out some things she doesn't use. I'd always been an anti-juicing person just because it seamed so wasteful. I enjoy my fruits a... Read more
Come On 200!
Saturday, August 16, 2014      5 comments

I've been trying not to weigh in. There was good reason for it, and my husband was not pleased that I made him tell me where he'd hidden the scale. From now on, the scale comes out on Friday mornings only because I do need to know if I'm making ... Read more
5K Your Way Surprising Side Effect
Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

I wanted to share a surprising side effect I've noticed as I'm wrapping up week 3 of the 5K Your Way Spark Walking Program (or whatever it's called.) I'm on the walking phase cause you have to start somewhere, and that was already a stretch. I p... Read more
Where Is It?!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      2 comments

So, out of a deep and undying love for me, my husband hid the scale. He asked me first. I agreed. I need time to work and make some improvements. Obsessively checking the scale and then getting upset does not help me. Seeing my weight increase a... Read more

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