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STA Week 1 Introduction

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I normally avoid writing blogs. I don't like them. Probably because I am not good at writing them. Let's be honest I suck. But for Springing Into Action I am supposed to write a blog to introduce myself. So blame them for this one.
My name is Nicole and I grew up in Germany. 10 years ago I moved to the USA and started a Jewelry business. I am a master jeweler and design and make custom pieces for several Jewelery stores. My work also includes restoration of antique jewelry and repairs.

Growing up we owned horses and I used to ride every day. I really missed that when I moved here. So 4 years ago I decided I needed horses back in my life and moved to a horse farm.
I love riding horses. It let's me clear my mind from my often stressful job and gives me a good workout without feeling like working out.

My main challenge in trying to lose weight and eating healthier has been my job and time. Which goes hand in hand. My job often gets very busy. And yes, I have heard that somewhere somebody is working out right now and not making excuses. But I doubt they are working out at 4.30 am after a 18 hour work day and only 4 hours sleep ahead of them till they are back up and back at work. That has been the hardest thing for me to understand. For the longest time I had been beating up myself over that. Now I have come to understand that sometimes my life is like that and my body will need rest during those times.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SACRED_FIRE 2/24/2013 12:03PM

    Welcome! Good luck on you weight loss journey :)

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SPARTAN40 2/18/2013 10:42PM

    The attitude you need for weight loss and writing blogs and life is like the approach kindergarteners have for singing or art. They just do it and know that their best is all that's needed. That and they have fun.

Wave Runners Rock. We can have an awesome challenge.

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