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I fell off the spark
Monday, October 24, 2011      1 comments

After a lot of thinking over the past few days, I decided I was headed in the right direction more than once in my life in various ways, but they never came together all at once. I start strong and determined and even do well until I hit a ... Read more
It's not about losing weight anymore
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      0 comments

When I started this journey a couple months ago, this was about losing weight. Not anymore. It's about feeling good, reaching my highest potential in every area of life. It's about doing right by me, for once instead of self-sabotage every ... Read more
I refuse to make this a struggle!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      1 comments

Seems like everything has been hitting me at once in life and I've become quite depressed. But I know that there is a lesson to learn here and I will not ignore the pain or try to make it go away with a pill or other remedies. Exercise is ... Read more
Back in the saddle!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      0 comments

I've been on a week-long restriction from working out by my doctor. This has been hard. I went back to eating the way I used to and drinking too much soda. I also have had a hard time sleeping since I don't get rid of my extra energy through wor... Read more
The benefits of "independence" from alcohol
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! As for me, I decided to gain independence from Alcohol. Booze has been a crutch for me since my teen years. A 'few drinks... Read more
Body Pump Tonight + Zumba!
Thursday, June 30, 2011      0 comments

After my first Hip-hop dance class on Tuesday where I pushed through the whole hour only to find I didn't want to stop when it was over, I decided to make the group classe... Read more
Week 6 - RAWR! I'm a Warrior now!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      2 comments

Thoughts of what's in store for me at the Warrior Dash of the Rockies has me into overtime on my workouts, water consumption and diet. I now have a real goal to train... Read more
Warrior Dash of the Rockies 2011!
Monday, June 27, 2011      4 comments

My friend has 'recruited' me for the Warrior Dash 2011 obstacle course. It is over 3 miles of craziness. I must admit I'm nervous. I have never done anything like this... Read more
Week 4 - Another injury!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      1 comments

Tripped over an obstacle in front of the doors at work and bashed my knee. So I'm still motivated, just unable to go forward with my gym workouts until I'm completely mended. This has been hard and discouraging. But I know I will heal in th... Read more
Week 4 - Injury
Monday, June 20, 2011      2 comments

I injured my back this weekend. Did I do it lifting heavy weights or kicking butt on the elliptical machine? No. I did it during housework. So no workout yesterday or today. Tomorrow, if I feel better, I will do a light workout, working ba... Read more
Week 3 - Trimming the fat
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      4 comments

I have lost 12lbs in the past couple of weeks. I do not expect that I will continue at this rate forever, but it has been a great motivation. People have started asking me what I'm doing to lose weight. One way that I'm doing things differe... Read more
More lifestyle adjustments
Monday, June 13, 2011      1 comments

I'm not just doing this because I want to be thin. This isn't all about exercise or feeling more healthy. It's about lifestyle change, and about preserving my youth to stay stro... Read more
Week 2 - On Track
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      2 comments

The weekend was difficult. On Saturday, we were outside working on the yard and putting up the pool from noon til evening. We were also up very late since some friends cam... Read more
The 8th Day
Thursday, June 02, 2011      1 comments

This is the 8th day I have tracked every single piece of food that has gone in my mouth. The 8th day I have put on my shoes and been active. I've faithfully gone to the gym morning and evening. I've created a fitness plan that will be safe and e... Read more
Pushing through reluctance
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      2 comments

emoticon This morning, I woke late. It was 6am and my husband had the day off. I had the option to go back to ... Read more

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