You are standing in front of the mirror. You've spent thirty minutes here, making sure everything is just so. Your hair is perfect. Your smile is bright. You are wearing that one power suit. You know the one. The one that makes you feel AMAZING.... Read more
This is not a request for pity or a cry for help. This is for those of you with friends or family who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. Maybe this will help you understand what they're feeling when they aren't able to say it themselves.
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Day two at the gym with Awesome Husband! He and I worked on deadlifts today. I am so so blessed to have a husband like Awesome Husband. Despite the fact that gym stereotyping is a very real issue and he could have felt worried that he'd be label... Read more
I took the advice of my lovely SparkBuddies and cancelled my P90X2 pre-order and joined the gym with Awesome Husband. This morning was our first visit and lemme tell ya, I am still riding the high of going to the gym.
Awesome Husband signed... Read more
This weekend was a long weekend I was really looking forward to. I didn't have much for plans and I was excited about that! It didn't really turn out the way I hoped, though.
I've been battling a cold for the past few days and it's driving ... Read more
Uh oh, is my nerd showing?
Okay well anyways. I have a quandary, SparkBuddies, and I need your help.
I pre-ordered P90X2 as soon as the preorder became available. Within a month or so, that should be shipping out.
Yesterday, Aweso... Read more
It's been a while since I've blogged, SparkBuddies, and there is a definite reason for that:
I've been in a slump.
For the first time in over a year, I've missed more than one workout in a week on a few occasions. I've still been track... Read more
This morning on the way into work, cappuccino firmly in hand, I had some time to be pensive. Last night was our first snow of the season and everything was just a little bit sprinkled with white. It's too soon to say it was lovely but it still m... Read more
When I got home last night, I was determined to not let my stress ruin my evening. But Awesome Husband was in a terrible mood and we came close to fighting. But here's the deal, we HATE to fight about money. It's such a stupid thing to get in th... Read more
I won't get into details because they suck. But money is tight. And every time we get close to getting it figured out, something else drops on us.
Granted, this has only been for the last couple weeks or so. But right now it feels like the... Read more
My weekend was a rollercoaster with fairly extreme ups and downs. I had written a very in depth post but Spark crashed before I could upload it. LAME.
So here is the abbreviated version.
Came home, Chris had let the dogs o... Read more
Fun fact of the day:
I have anxiety.
Not all the time. Just sometimes. It used to be a lot worse than it is now. But my doctor diagnosed me with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
On days when I feel calm, it's hard to even imagine wha... Read more
I read these words by Amy Bloom yesterday and they resonated. They resonated quite a bit.
"You cannot be a healthy person, let alone hope for healthy children, if you sigh and moan every time you encounter your own image, eat a cookie, o... Read more
Guys, for kind of a change of pace, I thought it might be fun for each of us to explain where our usernames came from. I'll start!
BazookaBobcat is also my e-mail address and my username on a LOT of sites. And it's all secretly making fun o... Read more