Will and I, April 2016
Our little family of three, about a week after William was born, April 2016!
Will's 5 month photos, September 2016
Shared Fitness Tracker
Hello! I am a teacher-turned-stay-at-home-mom in suburban St. Louis. My son William was born in April 2016; it only took about 4 months to lose the baby weight. However, now I need to focus on the weight I gained while I was teaching. Lots of stress and a hectic workload contributed to some poor choices and many extra pounds. Now, I'm ready to make some positive changes!
Drop the 70 pounds or so that I have gained since I started teaching (most of which came in the last couple of years).
~ Tracking my food intake as diligently as possible. Even when I'm not behaving. ;)
~ Tracking my exercise, which includes walking in my neighborhood with my husband, son and dog; using our indoor rowing machine, biking when the weather is decent, using workout DVDs, and doing strength training, yoga, and stretching routines.
~ Wearing my Spark People Activity Tracker. I really try to shoot for 10000 steps, but my daily SP goal is a more realistic 7500.
I live in the St. Louis, MO, area with my husband Matt, our son Will, and our dog, Sandy.
I love sports (Royals, Chiefs, Cardinals, Blues, Rams, Mizzou Tigers, Missouri State Bears), politics, and reading books that help my personal growth without being too New Age-y.
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 42.8
“Stop wasting so much energy hating your body; it makes you weaker.
Everything good in your life begins from the moment you begin accepting, understanding, respecting, and loving your true self.”
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1076 days ago
"You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
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1079 days ago
"If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
-- Mary Pickford
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, "In Memory of My Dear Friend, Little_Queen." The Mary Pickford quote was one of her favorites. Have a blessed day.
1086 days ago
“There's no secret to getting started. You simply decide and then take your first step.
With each subsequent step, the next one becomes easier...”
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1091 days ago
“If we think our job here on earth is to fix ourselves, we will keep looking for the broken places.
If we believe our job is to be kind, we will keep lavishing love on ourselves.”
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1106 days ago