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Journal: Plan of action for Next Goal
Goal: By Christmas, I will pray and meditate daily. The living room will be my space to relax, pray and meditate, and the bedrooms will be switched around. I will have read 1 book.
I already meditate nearly every day, and I've been working ... Read more
Here's my Thanksgiving goal: lose 3#, read 1 book, and stop working by 5pm every night, so I can relax with my family.
I lost 9#!!!!
Here's how: I did a 5-day juice/smoothie fast the first week of the month. I've done it before and it doe... Read more
New Goals, New Me!
Goal setting keeps me on track and makes me push a little harder. I love to do lists: there's nothing like the rush of crossing something off or checking the box. My goals this year are centered around holidays because I am choosing to focus on ... Read more
One step at a time (Goals Revisited)
Here were my goals from last year as posted 9/6/12:
-run a 5k
-read 5 books for me
-a routine to exercise for 150min/wk
I remember sitting at the kitchen table and making these, while a baby slept in the swing and brea... Read more
Here we go...again! :)
All winter long, I kept saying, "If I can just get through the winter, summer will be easy. I can be more active and I know I have the food thing down." Bahahahahahaha! Anyone else struggle with the summer months? This was my first summer post-w... Read more
Night Crawlers on Parade
We've been on a rain delay from planting lately...grrr, but that's a whole different blog post. The good news about a rain delay is that I get more running time in, and lately my running partners have been night crawlers (aka worms). Oddly enoug... Read more
4 whole grams!
I was shopping yesterday for some home improvement stuff and of course as I was checking out, I had to peruse the candy selection--what I saw made me chuckle:
I thought ... Read more
Bad before the Good
The weather looks terrible today: cloudy, rainy, just overall gloomy, but it's absolutely beautiful outside. It's about 60 degrees and there is a light rain that comes and goes. I was of course using it as an excuse not to run, but I didn't run ... Read more
Today is my 31st birthday. It has been an amazing day so far! In the past, my birthday was a day I would look forward to because I always thought something magical was going to happen on it. When I was younger, it was going to be the day we fina... Read more
Treadmill = Mental strength
As some of you know, I loathe the treadmill--I'm an outdoor runner. I need the continual change of scenery, the freedom to change my pace, and the feeling of sunshine on my skin; however, I've recently become a fair weather runner because the we... Read more
Reinforcing positive self-images
If you have 3 minutes to spare, I highly recommend this video--it's an eye opener and was really emotional for me to watch. It shows the difference between how women describe themselves and how strangers describe them.
http://www.wimp.com/... Read more
Come to Jesus with myself
I had a TERRIBLE run on Monday. I had allergies setting in, it was extremely humid, and the front wheel of the stroller was flat. I tried to push through it but ended up only going 2.5 miles. I must say the whole time I was fighting my lungs, wh... Read more
Well, a month ago I said I was going to throw the scale away and lose 5#. I did it! I do have to confess though, I cheated a couple of times because I noticed my cheek bones were getting more defined, I had to weigh in and see. Now I only have 1... Read more
"Early" morning runs
I LOVE running in the morning! I say "early" morning because when the baby gets up 2 times in the night 7:30-8:00am seems early :) I rarely get a chance to get out in the morning before 10 because of the household schedule and because the sun ju... Read more
More time when there's less time?!
I'm finding that it's easier for me to find some SP time when our lives are chaotic. I'm also finding that having lots to do makes it easier for me to find time for...me. It seems counter-intuitive, but I really think that I embrace chaos and it... Read more