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I Know I Can

Friday, January 10, 2014

Today I am thinking about "the little engine that could" and remembering that I can get fit. One day at time, one workout at a time, and one bite of food at a time. I am mentally fit and that it more that half the battle. I KNOW that I can make healthy choices everyday. I KNOW that I can push harder, become stronger, and live a FULL life. I KNOW that I am going to look back one day and be excited over how far I I have gone with my wellness journey.


New Year, New Me

Saturday, January 04, 2014

2011 and 2012 were filled with some pretty low points for me and then 2013 was like a bridging year; taking me from hurt and pain to healed and free. During the emotional roller coaster of that time, my fitness and wellness took a back seat. I kept starting and stopping and trying to get it together. Also, the issues involved my spouse and I spent so much time finding my way back to forgiveness and repairing the breach that I went onto the back burner. I am also very active with my children's activities and women's ministry at my church so I found it difficult to carve out the time and space I needed to reach my weight-loss goal. It was so discouraging because prior to the incidents in 2011, I had lost 12 pounds using the tools on sparkpeople. To see that progress diminish and then gain the weight back has been heart-breaking for me. But my hope has not completely been lost. I know that I can turn things around with small and consistent steps through this process. I know this is a life-style change and something I must work on everyday for the rest of my life. I am embracing the new me this year and reclaiming my fitness time.


Falling Into Routine

Monday, September 02, 2013

Well, summer has come to an end and as we prepare for a small backyard BBQ today, I am a ready to get back into a normal family routine. School starts tomorrow and I am back to work after our family vacation to Hilton Head, SC. The time away was wonderful, but I did eat some glorious southern cuisine (gained 3 pounds!) But I am not stressing because I have a plan and I am working it.

Happy Labor Day!!


Reflection of my week

Friday, August 16, 2013

My task is to write about three good things that happened to me last week. I don't often think about things like that weekly so this is a great exercise.
First, I stuck with my eating goals and I felt good about it. I loved setting a good example for my daughters and knowing that I am moving closer to adopting this lifestyle change is very motivating.
Second, I was able to spend time with fiends and family I haven't seen in a few years. Always good to be with loved ones.
Finally, I am enjoying a much-needed getaway with my girlfriends. Helps me stay in balance with self-care.

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ELRIDDICK 8/16/2013 6:55AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Snow Day

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Well we finally got some real snow in Northern Virginia. I did telework, but it was wonderful to have an unexpected day with the family. We got organized and spent quality time together. I also had time to search through some of the spark people videos and do some new workouts. All in all, a great day. Things have been so stressful at work with the pending furloughs (due to sequestration) that I am truly grateful for this day.

Hope you all had a great day. Keep sparking!!!

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JESSALYN1186 3/6/2013 7:32PM

  I am in NOVA too and I was so glad to have the snow day after all the meetings at work about the sequestration- and to not be in the office. :) Glad you enjoyed it

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RAPUNZEL53 3/6/2013 7:27PM

  Enjoy the snow and stay safe!

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AJB121299 3/6/2013 7:20PM

    nice and be safe

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