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2012 Month by Month: May/June

Friday, June 01, 2012      2 comments

Finished a very productive month as far as fitness goes: took in 14 fitness classes and 8 yoga classes in May. Also walked 14 times, but a lot of those were quite short. I signed up for the free month at Curves that was advertised here on... Read more

Confessions of an Aging Gym Rat

Saturday, May 05, 2012      5 comments

Couldn't resist the gym rat terminology, never having been such a thing in my life! After my free week at the local fitness center I have signed on for the month of May. It's much cheaper to sign for longer, but I don't quite trust myself yet ... Read more

2012 Month by Month: March/April

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      5 comments

Walked 20/29 days in Feb, but the food recording bit the dust really fast, alas. Walked 19 days in March plus kayaked 2 other days. And so far, 3/4 days walking in April. This month I've started using a heart rate monitor to make sure I'... Read more

2012 Month by Month: January/February

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      1 comments

emoticon January let me kick my walking into higher gear. I walked 26 out of 31 days and covered 52.5 miles/84.... Read more

More words of wisdom from the Daily Motivator

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      5 comments

"Though it may seem sometimes your feelings simply come over you, that's not the way it happens. Whatever you feel is what you have, by habit or by intention, chosen to feel. So instead of feeling hopeless, decide to feel empowered. Instead... Read more

Getting the right message at the right time

Monday, March 14, 2011      2 comments

I've been worrying about various family problems lately, not my own but close relatives' health, finances, etc. Woke with a headache this morning from the stress of it all. Today's Daily Motivator message seemed right on cue. Here is an excerpt:... Read more

A little gripe at myself

Sunday, February 13, 2011      5 comments

After doing fairly well for several weeks, the last number of days have been bad. I think the underlying cause is not getting to bed early enough, because if I stay up late I lose all self control on the food front. Last night peaked with eati... Read more

2011 -- January

Thursday, January 27, 2011      2 comments

Wow, January is almost over already! I didn't go crazy with the New Year's Resolutions thing at all this year, but throughout the month I have been reading about healthy living & adding in small things that will help keep me fit & healthy. He... Read more

September is for starting again.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

No doubt it's all those years of school, but September always seems to be the right time to start something, and thank goodness it is after a hot, humid summer of too much eating & lying about (& regaining hard-lost weight & losing muscle tone).... Read more


Saturday, April 10, 2010      7 comments

I almost posted this on someone else's blog entry, until I realized, wait, this is not advice I should give to them, this is the exact advice I need to give to ME! Well, maybe to them as well, but I think I need to be better at following it mys... Read more

Two Weeks into "The Spark" Spring Refresher

Sunday, March 14, 2010      4 comments

It might be the time of year, with longer, brighter days; it might be the end of winter with snow gone and temperatures up; it might be reading "The Spark"; it might just be that I was finally in the right frame of mind to be ready. Most likel... Read more

Today's Daily Motivator: Go Steady

Friday, February 12, 2010      6 comments

A steady rain is the best kind. For it fills the rivers and wells without overwhelming the land. In the same way, a steady, focused effort is the best kind. For it brings real, lasting value in a dependable and sustainable way. When yo... Read more

Bootcamp Day 4

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      4 comments

Well that was short! I had to double fold my mat to protect my knees and the straight arm plank was way too wobbly to do, but otherwise it was ok. Went for a 40 minute walk this morning, and so far I've had 2 servings of veggies with dinner ye... Read more

Bootcamp Day 3

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      2 comments

OK, nighttime Bootcamp again, must switch to days soon! But the upper body workout is done, it wasn't bad at all using 5 lb weights, and the bonus wall pushups were fine. I was feeling yesterday's squats in my thighs a bit today, but had ... Read more

Bootcamp Day 2

Monday, January 04, 2010      3 comments

Another nighttime workout, but I got it in. Only a few minutes warmup; missed the 30 minutes of cardio today, though I did do my flexies this morning. Again, I'm weaker holding those moves than I was a few months ago, which just goes to show ho... Read more

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