I hate the humidity
Ran a 5K today, but really struggled as the humidity is really up. I was slow and didn't have too much energy either. I think part of the energy was due to the fact that I hadn't drank my usual qt of water this mornging...... Read more
Worked out with my son today!
OK how cool is it to get to work out at the gym with your incredibly handsome, and ridiculously strong 21 year old son? Well, I'll tell you, really cool. Even more so, he did my workout today(since we were both working back and bis)and he's a co... Read more
Jump starting the plan
The secret to reaching your goals may rest in the written word. Writing is a common theme through every stage of successful goal achievement. The act of writing creates a promise, and having that visual promise in front of you every day won't le... Read more
I've been MIA from this site...
Please accept my apologies for my lack of posts lately. I've been staying the course as best I can but have had to cut back on cardio a bit(especially spinning)due to my knee. I've kept up with my strength training and have found and implemented... Read more
Well, we are having a heat wave! Temps in the high 90's and going to 100 today. I was planning on doing a spin class, the first in over 2 weeks due to an injury, but I changed my mind and did a 3 mile run/walk instead. It was really hot, so I to... Read more
We're always getting ready to live, but never living.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't put off living the life you want
There is no lesson for today. You have permission to stop thinking for a moment and just enjoy yourself. Stop looking at ... Read more
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let y... Read more
Covey on what's important
Steven Covey is an inspirational speaker and motivator. This story is one that always makes me re-examine things and find the right focus. I may have posted this before, but it's one I like to read over and over.
A philosophy professor stoo... Read more
What do you take a stand for?
Courage comes in many forms. In real life, rescue workers, police, and the military have the courage to lie their lives on the line for someone else or a cause. Even for those of us who live life on a much smaller stage, courage is no less impo... Read more
Tuesday-where's the sun???
OK, I'm tired of this cold, wet, gloomy weather. I want the 70 degree temps back. I want my windows open and the sun shining in! Last week I'm sitting out getting a tan, this week the heats back on and I'm in sweatshirts and blankets! What the h... Read more
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
Dieters: This news should make your day.
The conventional wisdom is that dieters regain most of the weight they lose. But a growing body of research, including data released today, suggests some dieters kee... Read more
How Well do You Roll with the Punches?
Change is the natural order of the world. When something tries to stand against the force of change, it's eventually destroyed. Cliffs are eroded, trees are uprooted, granite cracks. People can crack t... Read more
I'm working diligently
To respond to all the wonderful words of encouragement from all my Spark Friends. If I haven't gotten to you yet, I will. It's truly amazing to hear from so many people and it's quite touching to hear that many have found inspiration or a renewe... Read more
Well, today I decided it was just too nice outdoors to go to the gym for cardio(aka spinning class)so I got up nice and early and put on my gear and headed out the door(plus it is earth day so not driving to the gym was good)for a 4 mile run! Af... Read more
WOW! What an overwhelming response!
Thanks to all who have posted saying they are inspired to continue/start; you are the reason I agreed to have the story put out there. I'm still uncomfortable sharing my "before" self with anyone, let alone the whole country. But everyday I find... Read more
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