TRIPLEGODDESS's SparkPeople Blog TRIPLEGODDESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Reaching milestones Today is a happy day. I reached one of my milestone goals. The goal was to lose 3 pounds in 3 months. Today I reached that goal. I lost 3.4 pounds! If you struggle with exercise programs, make a way. I changed my eating portions, grabbed a walking buddy 3 months ago and began my journey. The plus side to a buddy is you can't make excuses. In the process, I helped her. Since we started walking, she has also lost 2 pounds and brought her blood pressure down. Together we are powerful! Feeling ... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:47:01 EST Get back up fighting. This past week I learned a valuable lesson, no matter what keep fighting. I lost my job on Friday and I almost reverted back to my old habits. I refuse to eat my emotions this weekend. Instead, I chose to walk, dance like no one is looking, and craft away my disappointment. All too often, I let outside things discourage me and push me into my bad habits. Then I realized, only I can control that. Taking charge of the things around me has been a hard process, but good for me in the end. We ... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:52:11 EST 30 day walking challenge. Today marks day 4 of my 30 day walking challenge. I started walking on May 1st, and asked my neighbor to join me. We both have health issues, that make regular exercise hard to do. She has lupus and high blood pressure. I have bad knees and lower back issues. Together we decided, no more excuses. Together we will support and motivate each other. We are starting small with our number of steps, but we started and that's half the battle. I am walking to become a healthier me, she is walking... Thu, 4 May 2017 10:53:59 EST Motivation, where are you? Lately I've been dealing with empty nest syndrome. Both of my step children are out of the house and my dear husband works midnights. I have been trying my best to get motivated to work out. At least I am now stretching before bed, which seems to help me sleep better, but throwing in a workout DVD has not happened. I have been walking 3 days a week, with a goal of 1500 steps. I did not meet that this week due to rain. What are some tricks you use to get motivated? Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:49:35 EST Starting today. Today begins my journey to a healthier, more vibrant me. This is where I begin to take care of my body, mind, and spirit. I am looking forward to this path and hope to inspire others. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:47:32 EST