Adding this to my vision board!
ROXYZMOM is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I am in my sixth year of living a healthy life style!!
I celebrated my fifth year anniversary with SparkPeople February 12, 2016. I reached my goal weight on 2/7/12 - almost a year to the day I joined SparkPeople!! Sometimes my weight goes up a little bit, but I manage to drop it back down and maintain with different challenges on the SparkPeople web site, the support of my SparkBuddies as well as future physical goals.
I started off with walking. If you would have told me three years ago that I would have run a 5k, I would have never believed it!
As of today, I have run 5ks, 10k's, 3 ten milers, and 5 Half Marathons! Funny how fast one's perspective can change...even for us middle-aged people!
Even though I have conquered all of the above, I am faced with an even bigger "challenge". I lost my 26 year old son last November to Anorexia Nervosa. I am in the first year of my grieving process and it is very difficult. I need to stay healthy, but, it is not the first thing on my mind. And, since he passed away from counting calories, weighing himself on the scale 3 times per day, and eating halves of everything - it has been a real mental challenge for me.
My favorite quotes...
ï¿½All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!ï¿½ï¿½Gary W. Goldstein
Goals are dreams with deadlines. ---Diana Scharf Hunt
Take care of your body. Itï¿½s the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn
What you are doing is not nearly as important as how you feel about what you are doing. - Unknown
There'll be two dates on your tombstone. And all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. - Kevin Welch
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ï¿½Walt Disney
Accomplishment only takes place when you actively participate with your intentions. Therefore, fully commit to participate in the dreams of your choice and do so against all the risks confronting you.ï¿½Guru Singh
No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, and Never Give Up - Unknown
To complete the Philly Broad Street 10 miler and 2 half marathons during the 2016 season.
To run a Half Marathon under 2 hours.
To run a 5k in under 26.24.
To run the Main Street Miler 2016 in under 8.38 mph.
I am a Pescetarian.
I run 3 days per week.
I practice yoga.
I walk 2 miles per day with my dog, Roxy - weather permitting!!
I have been married for 28 years. I have two sons (one is in Heaven) and 2 beautiful little Boston Terriers named "Roxy" and "Mayzie. Having dogs who love to walk is such a great gift...they get me out everyday. All I have to do is look at those big brown eyes and I am out the door!!
No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 3.0
A friend gave me Emergen-C, I think. It was a raspberry tea type thing. God uses things or He can do things Himself without anything being available. I am glad that you are feeling better.
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I have found that sometimes the stuff we have in our house will do just as well as making an appointment to see a doctor. People think I am crazy when I suggest to them to try something like vinegar in water for a sore throat.
I was amazed the other day to see a post on Facebook about Vicks VapoRub and there were two things that I do that were listed. For sore throat, put some Vicks on a long sock or scarf, pin it around your neck and sleep with the Vicks over the Adam's apple area.
For a cough, rub Vicks on the soles of your feet, put on socks and sleep all night while wearing the socks.
I'll pray that you will feel better.
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I love power naps! that's how I got through university! I had an alarm clock set up: 50 minutes studying, 10 minutes nap. and cycled that over hours during the night before a test hahaha.. and pulled a 4.0 GPA ;)
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I was talking to fiancé recently about how my views and opinions changed so much on things since then. I'm so much more cautious and happy about my body.
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I didn't want to begin working out at home again because that's how I initially got obsessed with doing more and more. I wanted it in a controlled environment with fiancé with me during each trip to gym and that's it. Balance is so key
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