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I recognize that if I feel undervalued in this life, it is probably because I've helped teach you I should be undervalued. I'm DONE with that thinking on my end, though, so catch on please & get with the fact that I'm here, I ... Read more
My trainer was bragging on me & spreading the Spark!!!
Since joining the Y this past fall, I've been using a wonderful program they have, called 3N1. The free program put me together with a personal trainer for an hours each week over a 12 week period, to teach me how to use the equipment properly, ... Read more
If you haven't got anything nice to say...
I grew up with that old chestnut ~ "If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." There were a couple times this week when this saying came up. The best, though, was while I was getting a massage on Friday.
I was "sp... Read more
Seeing things from a different perspective
Last night, my friend/workout buddy, Trish, asked me how long I'd been on my health program, prompting some interesting self talk in my head. The first big step was when I started SparkPeople, in earnest, in late August. The second big step was ... Read more
I am strong!
I began practicing yoga 2 years ago this month. I remember my first beginner class, leaving in tears, midway though, because I couldn't keep up, couldn't understand the instructions, and felt completely weak & inflexible. Fortunately, I was conv... Read more
Snow in the South
It is REALLY snowing in Nashville! I scoffed at the predictions on the news. They predict big snow events here every year, and they're usually wrong. For the past 12 hours, it has been coming down nonstop. I'm not ashamed to say that I was the w... Read more
No good deed goes unpunished...
Can't help wondering why no good deed goes unpunished?
Tuesday nights for the past 3 months, I've been faithfully going swimming at the Y. Three weeks ago, on the way to the gym, my garage door opener broke. Tonight, I nearly ran over my ... Read more
I worked my tail off this week. Made incredible progress with my workouts. I am at the point where I look forward to going to the gym each day!
I struggled with my eating again this week, however. (I've struggled ever since Christmas.) I am... Read more
My bathroom mirror is surrounded by cards with inspirational quotes. One favorite card that's been up there for some time has a lovely photo of Marilyn Monroe, and reads:
"A woman is often measured by the things she cannot control,
She i... Read more
I have to start somewhere!
I've been wanting to blog, but just didn't know where to begin. (Isn't that just like my well-being challenge?) I actually pride myself on being a pretty decent writer, just as I once was a decent athlete. I stopped doing athletics back in my sc... Read more