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Feeling defeated.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      12 comments

Boy do I understand that feelings are fickle. Sometimes it's hard to discern when it's time to give them pause, and when to plug along and know this too shall pass. Today, I got on the scale and saw a gain. Kind of a big one. Last week, I w... Read more
Food, Mood and Energy!
Monday, August 27, 2018      7 comments

Eating for energy and vitality is a thing I've only been doing for about 1 year. It was after working out like a mad woman and cutting calories at equal intensity that I crashed and burned. I thought that if I could create this huge calorie defi... Read more
One more thing for the ring.
Sunday, August 26, 2018      7 comments

It's that constant fight we have in our heads between "Ya did good girl" and "you can do better girl." I'd like to pave a path for myself to the land called peace between the two. Right now is day 1 of my empty nest. It's eerily quiet. The ... Read more
Recipe for Becoming Fit
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      6 comments

I've long been about the weight loss thing being more of an issue between the ears than the lips. And as I walk this thing out, the layers unfold and the road gets easier. It helps that the physical layers are getting lighter as well. One o... Read more
Keep your head up.
Friday, August 17, 2018      6 comments

I made a decision in 2014 to get in the best possible physical shape I could get in no matter how long it takes. Truth be told, that's turning out to be a lifelong process. Losing weight has, in the past, been about looking good, revenge bo... Read more
The birth of something, or maybe the death. Not sure yet.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      5 comments

I'm weird. I'll just get that out of the way. I realize it. No need to point it out. So, for most, none of the following will make any sense, be relevant to our journey toward a healthy body. I get it. For me, somehow it is relevant. Always has ... Read more
2 Schools of Thought
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      7 comments

Do you ever feel like you can't quite identify whether you should go all out or ease your way into something? It's the difference between the people who do the cannonball or tiptoe their way into the pool. Honestly, I'm not sure there's a right ... Read more
Recap, Reboot, Reframe, and Reminder to myself about the next 100 days.
Saturday, May 26, 2018      9 comments

I posted the following on the BLC team I belong to, Spicy Sparkologists. Every once in awhile, you gotta re-evaluate what you've been doing. I hit my end mark of a phase in my journey. So, I wanted to recap what I have been doing, sort of reboo... Read more
What the fudgsicle?
Sunday, May 20, 2018      7 comments

Does this happen to any of you? You have a tiny moment of celebration, and think, hey, I've made some progress only to have your brain chime in, oh yeah? well you stink! That happened to me. Maybe it's a way to keep me humble. Maybe I'm ove... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Scale is REALLY just a number.
Monday, May 07, 2018      160 comments

Consistency. Showing up day after day after day. Wiggling your way through finding and exercise and nutrition protocol that works for YOUR life, in THIS season (not 5 or 10 years ago) and that you will do FOREVER. That's not the prescription for... Read more
Friday, May 04, 2018      10 comments

I'm about to admit something I am a little embarrassed about, ok a lot. I remember saying to someone, "I wish someone would cheer for me." I said it in the context of my role as a leader who was constantly rah rah ing people. I would go home plu... Read more
A great reminder about changes.
Thursday, May 03, 2018      8 comments

Nothing like a Jim Rohn recording to get your motivational juices flowing. I woke up in a funk. Just kind of overwhelmed and whiny. I won't bore ya with the details. But, when I wake up like that I usually know to hit YouTube for some funk relea... Read more
Why so long no posting?
Saturday, April 28, 2018      8 comments

March 7th was my last post and even that one was a shot in the dark. My MIA status in terms of blogging can be attributed to: 1. Doing the work of getting in shape. 2. Still haven't hunkered down and got the ad free version of spark. Frus... Read more
Thrown off your game. How to get back on track & stay that way.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      7 comments

We all go through it, we're humming along on our plan, and boom, something triggers us and we're thrown off our game. Sometimes we're thrown off for a few hours, a few days or for some, maybe it's decades. I want to share, from personal experien... Read more
Lessons from Real Life, the Practical Kind.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      5 comments

Here are some practical tips that have helped me stay at it in the midst of mayhem. 1. Don't ask yourself how you feel about working out. Know that you'll feel better if you do, and disappointed if you don't, so just friggin do it. 2.... Read more

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