A 3 step plan to handling the Holidays
Letting go of self-judgement may be the most important step I've taken on my journey toward better health. Years ago, I was attending a motivational conference in Florida, and one of the speakers, addressing the toic of self-judgement, said " S... Read more
50 pound update.
I was talking to my husband today, and he asked me how I was feeling. It made me stop and think about how I am feeling compared to four months ago when I was fifty pounds heavier.
I feel light on my feet. I have a spring in my step. I truly do... Read more
New day. New challenge. New approach.
Beginnings are always charged with emotion for me. Excitement, anticipation, enthusiasm. All are great fun to experience and hugely motivational! It has also been my unfortunate experience that as the euphoria of something new wore off, my motiv... Read more
Really Bad Analogies
It's been several months since my last blog, and while I'm hoping to catch up soon, today I'm just here to share a good laugh. A dear friend posted this on Facebook. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! It is called "Really Bad Analogies by ... Read more
Comments from Personal Trainer Chris Powell
I read this article and wanted to share as I feel he has some really helpful insights...
Chris Powell, a trainer on the television series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, encouraged students to live with a purpose and believe in th... Read more
Another day, another challenge
I started off the Summer challenge pretty strong, then dropped the ball (yet again) as I let illness and other distractions take center stage. Here I am, four days into another new beginning. Will this finally be the one, the time when everythin... Read more
Rocky Mountain High
I do not remember exactly when I stopping truly living and began to just exist, but throughout the past decade or so, I feel as though I've been sleepwalking through the majority of my life. There have been moments here and there where I've snap... Read more
It is so encouraging to see so many of my fellow Sapphires posting a loss on Week 1! This morning, I felt excited as I pulled out the scale. I'm back on track, I worked out every day (nearly), I watched what I ate and most of all, I remained pre... Read more
5 Things I have not taken time to do for myself
This week's challenge really gave me pause: List 5 things you haven't taken time to do for yourself and do one. I was surprised at how hard it was for me to think of 5 things. Since December, our life has consisted of one small crisis after anot... Read more
I'm a Grandma!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! I should be returning home & rejoining the team online the week of the 21st. In the meantime, I just wanted to take a moment to share some amazing news! Our first grandchild, Christian, was born on Christ... Read more
I just finished sprucing up my sparkpage for our team's pre-challenge in the Great Winter Meltdown and am so ready for snow! A nice dusting over the weekend that will melt away by Monday would be perfect! haha
I had a happy moment today wh... Read more
Falling in love with where I am
My beloved treadmill passed quite suddenly three weeks ago. The first week was spent in a stunned stupor, the second in total denial, and the third...well that's when I decided to actually do something. A bit of internet research (I found the t... Read more
With three recent road trips and one more to go, I feel like I've been going non-stop for the past five weeks and true to my nature, my needs have taken a backseat yet again. I set a goal loss of 50lbs by January, and here I am, just RELIEVED th... Read more
Things I feel great about (albeit a bit of a slow start)
It has been a busy & exhausting week filled with lots of strenuous activity and a bit of stress. Just getting through our out-of-state move a few months ago was pretty taxing, and many boxes went into the extra bedrooms to be unpacked "at a lat... Read more
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Finding balance & moving forward
Hoping to find a balance between having goals to aspire to without placing myself on yet another performance treadmill, I've been pondering how to best support my body, mind and spirit while not falling into my old trap of setting myself up for ... Read more