Every day, a new lesson
Most successes are never seen because they're never attempted. The courage to face your fears can build momentum that creates magic. Each time you overcome an obstacle, a fear or a step back, you gain confidence. Every small victory helps you fe... Read more
Feeling a little beat
or beat up...not sure which. My quads are killing me from last night's bike ride, and my knee is still sore. I'm considering cutting back on spinning to 3 days a week and riding my bike on other days. Spinning on lifting days is impeding my lif... Read more
Always want to remember this:
Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to know that this is ... Read more
Well, I think I finally found out how hard I can push my knee. I have been doing a lot more cardio this week, including riding my new bike, going to spinning, and even some running...pushed way too hard! I'm sitting here with ice on it right now... Read more
Well, my daughter brought me home the trophy for 1st place in my age division for the 5K we ran last Saturday! I was shocked and feel even better about the experience. I look forward to running another one, and improving upon my time.
Toda... Read more
Well, today we picked up our bikes! They were done early so we went and got them and took them to the park. It was really cool! I must admit that my spinning class didn't adequately prepare me for real bike riding. I though my legs were pretty s... Read more
What do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light? How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Simple. Give it just one more shot. And then one more. Think about the sweat ... Read more
I did it!!!
Yesterday was the big day---my first 5K run. My oldest daughter's school(she's a kindergarten teacher)was sponsoring a 5K run for the Fight against drugs. So my two daughters, my future daughter-in-law, and my daughters's boy/girl friend all ran... Read more
Met the challenge
I'm running in my first 5K on Saturday, and I've been doing mostly spinning classes since February. So, I've been concerned that I would have a little difficulty in the run. So today, after spinning class I went directly to the park and ran 3 mi... Read more
I can relate!
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
Joy is not found in the world around you, it's within yourself. You can make your own joy, especially during those dark times when you need to really f... Read more
What a beautiful day in Jersey! Sunny, balmy and warm!!! It makes you want to move your body! Today was weigh-in day and I'm pleased to say that my re-focus paid off with a 1.4 pound loss this week. I weighed in at 158.8 which puts me a little o... Read more
Top Ten Reasons” for getting up with the early birds to get moving:
“Top Ten Reasons” for getting up with the early birds to get moving:
Exercising early in the morning "jump starts" your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes for up to 24 hours! As a result, you’ll be burning more calories a... Read more
It's been pouring here all day. When I got to the gym at 6:45 another gym-goer was saying how he much prefers coming to the gym when the sun is out. That's so true, because it makes it harder to get out of bed when the alarm goes off and it's st... Read more
Oh, what a fabulous day!
That's kind of how I feel most days now, Oh, what a wonderful day! I've learned so much about myself during these past 15 months, not only about diet and nutrition, but how to really be happy. I've learned not to dwell on things that could be st... Read more
Well, I'm back on track so far this week. Yesterday I missed my morning spinning class due to having to take my mother to an appt. So I went in the morning and got a good workout in, even though I didn't have a lot of time. I did 30 minutes of h... Read more
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