TAYGRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TAYGRL TAYGRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ You, me, we can... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a05e764-a8f9-443d-90e5-dc6a10d144de.jpg"> Walk/run/sprint intervals Stationary bike high resistance intervals Kickaerobix Yoga Eat to live. Play, laugh, love, sleep. Every.day. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:44:01 EST A dose of badassery... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351068 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f3f6a84-a690-4240-a432-be3760d4dd99.jpg"> Cuz we can always use some... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:20:57 EST A dose of badassery... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f3f6a84-a690-4240-a432-be3760d4dd99.jpg"> Cuz we can always use some... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:19:45 EST QOTD... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350575 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05d7449b-be62-4f5d-9d3c-4d7f133f88c8.jpg"> Everyday, find something about your life that inspires you. Today I am inspired by the fact that I am surrounded by love, in all its many forms. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:16:29 EST QOTD... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350574 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05d7449b-be62-4f5d-9d3c-4d7f133f88c8.jpg"> Everyday, find something about your life that inspires you. Today I am inspired by the fact that I am surrounded by love, in all its many forms. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:16:19 EST This weeks goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349591 Walk/run/sprint intervals <BR> HIIT kickboxing/Kickaerobix <BR> PiYO <BR> Eat to live <BR> Sleep <BR> Play <BR> Laugh <BR> Dance <BR> Embrace all parts of me <BR> <BR> Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:54:45 EST Daily Visualization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348047 "Imagine that you are satisfied with your body the way it is right now. When you look in the mirror, you smile at what you see and feel no self-hatred. How does it feel to love yourself unconditionally, just as you are? If you feel down on yourself today, remember how it feels to embrace your unique body as it is right now—and remind yourself to love it at any size." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6c86329-748c-440d-8889-2f434f3870bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:39:03 EST 7 Cardinal Rules for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345084 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cf5960d-bf91-4b4e-be52-6c6ea8a3738a.jpg"> Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Fri, 7 Apr 2017 10:44:56 EST Accountability 03/26 - 04/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339443 Gonna kick it up a notch this week--literally. In addition to my run/walk intervals, I'm aiming for four days of kick boxing. Mon. AM: hills Mon. PM: Kickaerobix Tue. AM: stationary bike Tue. PM: HIIT Kick Wed. AM: run/walk Wed. PM: Kickaerobix Thu. AM: stationary bike Thu. PM: HIIT Kick Fri. AM: trail walk/run Fri. PM: Rest Sat. AM: stationary bike ride w/resistance intervals Sun.: Rest #youbettahbringit #wegotthis Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:15:20 EST You Deserve to Be Happy Now, Not Just When You Reach Your Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337904 <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/you-deserve-to-b<BR>e-happy-now-not-just-when-you-reach-yo<BR>ur-goal/ </link> <BR> <BR> "I realized that, instead of going from diet to weight loss to happy, I could go straight to happy. <BR> <BR> I showed myself that feeling confident and beautiful was not a luxury afforded only to those with bodies deemed perfect by our society. I realized that I deserved to feel good. No conditions. No weight restrictions. And that set me free. <BR> Make your list. <BR> <B... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:27:59 EST Spring Affirmations to Renew Your Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336350 <link>www.horoscope.com/article/spring-aff<BR>irmations-to-renew-your-spirit.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b981809d-3102-49cb-b689-468f4d235da0.jpg"> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:22:55 EST 15 Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332335 <link>https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Ben<BR>efits-Exercise-41069822?utm_source=fit<BR>ness_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_c<BR>ampaign=fitness_newsletter_v1_03132017<BR>&em_recid=181903852&utm_content=placement_8_desc </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> These are awesome! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7929609-7269-42ea-9c9d-29e86d90793d.JPG"> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:32:36 EST QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331897 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c61a497-bcf0-4639-a19a-5c78733e1b79.jpg"> "Self-care is the most selfless act you can do for everyone who encounters your energy. You are going to be a better sister, a better partner, and better co-worker." --Robin Arzon — Adidas ambassador, ultramarathoner, and Peloton instructor Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:14:36 EST Strong is the new sexy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331241 https://www.facebook.com/allure/videos/101<BR>55062981113607/ Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:54:19 EST Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327755 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1d17d89-19d5-4d03-a1f6-0af820ec921f.jpg"> Sat, 4 Mar 2017 14:06:23 EST Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327754 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1d17d89-19d5-4d03-a1f6-0af820ec921f.jpg"> Sat, 4 Mar 2017 14:05:55 EST Self-care takes many forms... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322750 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/668cb85d-7dae-4600-8644-2c868496eb55.jpg"> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:53:50 EST I am *so* all about this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322062 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a25359f3-8e23-4c5e-863c-8d8d4bfe1a6d.jpg"> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:20:21 EST Hey SparkFam... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320232 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20141cce-92e9-4edd-acf0-bdbb3ad1891b.jpg"> Every.slice.of this. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:18:47 EST Goals are important, no doubt... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318925 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7a2bf35-2bd5-4b6a-9b50-c277e0ac17b6.jpg"> But don't forget to enjoy the journey. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:23:53 EST Me--In a nutshell these days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318400 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e6f9418-07d3-4919-b001-12ce4e922106.jpg"> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:14:39 EST I really needed to share this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314947 Because I think *so* many of us can relate. http://runner12dotcom.blogspot.co<BR>m/2017/02/start-anew-sunday-or-how-cap<BR>tain.html?m=1 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:01:29 EST The name of the game... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313927 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b119e7e2-01c2-43fb-b15d-e8b7a85ff900.jpg"> Note to self: keep pushing. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:18:46 EST Resolutions: The 2017 Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291488 #nuffsaid <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6242d498-a30b-41b0-87c2-46a4f790031c.jpg"> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:38:06 EST I feel prettiest when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286923 How about you? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7197adc6-7bb5-4e1c-8096-02696d5285de.jpg"> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:18:14 EST Guess what??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de0b3a66-b4b0-4a84-9c45-b633fc668c5b.jpg"> I've gained 3 lbs in the last two months with a major holiday that just passed. Since my jeans are loose, my legs and arms are more toned and my stomach is noticeably flatter, gonna go out on a limb and assume my increase is due to the strength training I have been doing. I'll take it, Universe. Thanks! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:19:14 EST Third virtual race on the books for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154033 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30e6188b-0b60-4482-bfb5-b907d887eb99.jpg"> I had had set a goal of one virtual race per month for the year. With the except of February, due to illness, I have stayed pretty much on track. What I like about them is that they are a relatively inexpensive way to keep my motivation up, increase my mileage per week and just achieve better, overall fitness. Three immediate family members have been diagnosed with diabetes--my mom and middle sister mo... Sun, 1 May 2016 12:37:12 EST PEACE & LOVE TEAM: MAY CHALLENGE - DAY 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154012 May 1st <BR> <BR> REFLECT: Write down three things you're grateful for today. Studies show that people who do this tend to be happier than those who do not take time for daily gratitude! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. First and foremost--I am grateful to my family and friends (both virtual and not)--the community that has sustained me on this journey called "Life". <BR> <BR> The Fam: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/846a94fb-121f-45d5-8dda-8decae2d0d6b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <B... Sun, 1 May 2016 12:12:14 EST Peace & Love Team: May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152522 So my goals for next month are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1. to get more consistent with my runs - aim for 3x a week <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <em>315</em> <em>315</em> <em>315</em> <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. yoga, pilates/general stretching twice a week <BR> <BR> <em>401</em> <em>402</em> <em>403</em> <em>405</em> <em>406</em> <BR> <BR> 3. aim for at least 4x a week where I get at least 8 hrs of sleep <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:09:01 EST It Isn't the Falling Down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139529 But rather, the getting up. Repeat as necessary. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2afcf08c-69bb-4bb2-a0b7-ef2bf251e78b.jpg"> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:09:20 EST You Are Beautiful; Can You See It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118932 <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/you-are-beautifu<BR>l-can-you-see-it/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/985520a2-4804-47b3-8ce1-8ded195aee31.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77be20ff-48ff-4618-b816-5a935804d75a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7319f54c-32bd-4da2-8d97-5951d2a67bdf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aee43494-2f... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:10:22 EST Virtual Race #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115861 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ecdfe8b-24f1-40a2-86c7-672d13ed88ec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another one for the books! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:57:47 EST The Joys of Cooking--Redux http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102504 Sooo...I "cook". I used the term loosely to a certain extent because I haven't really *cooked* a meal from scratch in a very, very long time--for a couple of reasons. When I was with my ex, he basically did all the cooking. I did some cooking but mostly I shopped for the household groceries. It wasn't that I no longer enjoyed cooking--when I lived with my folks I used to cook all the time. But when my ex and I moved out together in 2001--the kitchen sort of became his domain. And I was ok... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 23:50:16 EST So this is popping off starting tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084426 And I'm pretty excited about it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/780c096a-3b44-45b9-b841-e396cf770d71.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca11f439-d60f-4aec-82f5-982bdf29dd4f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f31b6c01-d651-4f05-ac80-8b920468b72b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> End. Of. Story. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:14:41 EST 5 Ways to Feel Better in Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081443 <BR> <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/5-ways-to-feel-b<BR>etter-in-your-body/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d984ac5-b36f-42d0-962e-11f44276ce12.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f37451b-66a3-4c91-bfca-7cf2744384ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe8b475c-8d38-4585-bfd0-1fdfe0b313bb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5795a68b-05ce-4507-bf... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:52:26 EST You Aren't What You Weigh--Not By a Long Shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049446 A Simple Practice to Appreciate Our Bodies, Flaws and All <BR> By Elizabeth McDonnell <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/a-simple-practic<BR>e-to-appreciate-our-bodies-flaws-and-all/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60a3977a-fed5-4741-9668-0111eb0db0de.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Remember, you are the only you you've got. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:10:50 EST Some more NSV's and other December Shenanigans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046505 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caf96e3f-96a6-4638-b8fb-5bbd0537f5b5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> NSV #365: being able to wrap my towel all the way around me with no skin showing. <BR> <BR> NSV #366: being able to buy smaller clothes again!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26725695-ffbe-4555-b67e-35043f381267.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> NSV #367: fitting in to my old jeans! They are still snug but I can button them without holding my breath which means I... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:24:32 EST NSV #'s 363, 364 and 365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023472 363: Being able to see muscles where I couldn't before, like my inner thighs. WHOO-HOO!! 364: Being able to reach those "hard to reach places". (Screw you hard to reach places!) 365: Being able to tie my shoes without exerting myself and feeling like I'm going to pass out. LOL! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83d33799-58b3-4ffd-9800-bdb88594140a.jpg"> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 01:15:20 EST Exactly what I needed to read this morning...Gratitude is the secret to most everything. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021451 This a link to one of my favorite blogs, Tiny Buddha. It was introduced to me by my best friend in December 2011 when I had moved in with her 2 1/2 months after the break up my 15 1/2 year relationship. I have been a faithful follower ever since. <BR> <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/50-questions-to-<BR>foster-gratitude-and-feel-good-about-l<BR>ife/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b29dc5f2-0054-4d9a-bfcd-83304b3ec112.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img s... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:47:50 EST NSV # 362 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019645 Increased flexibility and calm y'all!!! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8bfdcce1-3ec0-43b0-adc4-28d8adc04216.jpg"> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:19:17 EST And...go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012976 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5fafda0-89ca-495a-8713-e897a85c187d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My ring getting looser and my face getting thinner. <BR> <BR> Now you!!! Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:34:00 EST TACKLE A TURKEY Entry Card- 09/01 THRU 11/30 ~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989266 <em>249</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> During this challenge, I have a general goal of CONSISTENCY. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0794d477-1965-45bd-9190-da0a4b9f3ce5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge will of course be CONSISTENCY. DUHHH... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86ec5d6d-9275-4356-b948-d0f3a3896f69.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My nutrition goals for the next 14 weeks will be focused on STAYING WITHIN MY ESTABLISHED CALO... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 01:39:55 EST Speaking into being... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975344 I am challenging myself to lose 4 additional pounds this month. <BR> <BR> Make no mistake--what that means is regardless of the results reflected on the scale, whatever effort I put into reaching that goal--I accept that my results may look like something else. And I will embrace them whether it be increased flexibility, increased stamina, loser clothing or 4lbs lost. ALL represent progress and THAT is my ultimate goal. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4107c61... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:04:39 EST The Balanced Life Challenge - Day 6 - Look on the Bright Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960654 "It's often easier to dwell on the negative, so we're challenging you to write down at least three things you're grateful for today. Keep the list to read in the future when you need a pick-me-up." <BR> <BR> 1. While living on my own for really the first time has been challenging, I am grateful that I have a job allows me do what I enjoy--working with college students. It may not be the highest paying job but I can feel good about the work that I do with the knowledge that I help make a di... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:25:03 EST You know what I'm talking about... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949783 You know--that moment when you're on the treadmill and you just realized that you were running at a much faster pace than you thought you were AND that you could keep going? EASILY? Yeah. That one. <BR> <BR> I'm coming for you fitness rubicon. Oh yes. I'm coming for YOU. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>18</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6dc99098-5d7c-4f55-94e1-b0d2139dbfaa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:49:56 EST NSVs are kind of a big deal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936021 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfe11ea0-e258-41b1-abcc-5ad4baedb614.jpg"> <BR> I had just started really dating someone for the first time since the break up of my 15-year relationship 2 years and 11 days prior (yeah, it's like that--LOL). We had only been seeing each other a month or so but I had already begun regaining part of the 60 lbs I had lost (and regained and lost again) after starting this journey January of 2007. <BR> <BR> I bought this the weekend of my best fr... Fri, 29 May 2015 01:00:44 EST 4 Weeks In... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882207 OKKKK...So, I'm just about 1/2 way through week 4 of Focus T25 and here are a few of my musings: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l5147748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. This workout has been truly kicking my A$$ and this is only the "Apha" (foundational) phase. God help me when the "Beta" phase start in less than two weeks. <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> 2. While I am keeping the moves low impact (with a few cautiously performed bursts of high impact activity), I ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:23:45 EST How to Stop Shaming and Start Loving Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855744 This totally resonated with me today. I especially liked this quote from the blog: <BR> <BR> "Unfortunate choices, bad hair days, saying too much, saying too little, getting jealous, and losing things are all part of what makes you gloriously human. Your mishaps are what make you relatable and loveable." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/stop-shaming-sta<BR>rt-loving-yourself/ </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:44:33 EST So this happened today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854741 I came to the realization as I was leaving the gym that food missteps are inevitable and that it does me no good to berate myself once one (or more) has occurred. It's certainly not the end of the world and every minute afterward is an opportunity to do better so that's what I did. My main goal this year is to practice treating myself more gently--body, mind and spirit. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:17:24 EST Reflections: What a difference a year makes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846263 This time last year I was making the drive to my new home so I could start my new job in one of my favorite places. It hasn't been perfect or even the best year but it was mine and on my terms. Still, I like to think of the changes as the Universe's way of saying, "Ya done good so here's a little something for you. The rest of the shiz will fall into place in its own f*&king time so quit worrying about it." <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakups--yes they often suck and are at the same time often necessar... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 02:40:21 EST