Monday, Monday... Ba Ba, Ba Ba da dah...
I love Mondays. Call me sick, but it's true. It wasn't always like this, but I am now.
Monday is a day for frolicking in the early morning hours before my daughter gets up.
Monday is a day for checking in with my Spark Buds to loo... Read more
Seven Years of Neglecting My Body
It's not surprising how 7 years of neglect left my body obese. But its time to celebrate now. I'm celebrating because I have lost a total of 40 lbs since May of this year. Even though its been up and down 5-10 lbs over the last couple months,... Read more
I'm Back... Again
As my SparkBud Pam reminds me, inviting a public a$$ whoopin' is a good way to get honest with myself and the world.
I've been on an inexcuseable vacay from the healthy life for a few weeks. Not all is lost. Still making lots of healthy ... Read more
Releasing big girl clothes leads to Ghandi's presence in my life.
Sunday I went through my big girl clothes, and was amazed at how much "stuff" came up for me. I've been "hiding" in those clothes for years. I became resigned to life as a chubby, invisible, middle-aged woman.
I have taken ... Read more
I've been struggling with consistency the last few weeks. Between exercise and eating healthfully, I have not found a good balance.
Thank goodness for my SparkBuds - Dee & KelliGirl & Pamatx - thank you so much for not giving up on me. It... Read more
Do you have 20 minutes a day? Shred!!!
I'm on level 1, Day 5 of Jillian's 30-day shred.
And I am SOOOOOOOOOOO sore! I'm so glad I decided to let Jillian shred me before I start P90x. Haven't missed a day yet, I'm noticing how out of shape I am, but also how quickly I'm buildin... Read more
Are you healthy?
If someone looked in on my life to assess if I was healthy, what would they think? What would they see me eating? Doing? Would they observe someone who is happy, or worrisome?
This requires me being honest with myself. Darnit.
In... Read more
You never know who you'll inspire...
I started Day 1, Level 1 of my 30 day shred today. I said I would start on Saturday, but I didn't.
Yesterday, one of my SparkBuddies, KelliGirl followed up and asked, "How's the shred going?"
I didn't have an anwer. What rocks is t... Read more
A New Twist on Gratitude...
Today's Healthy Reflection email is about expressing everyday gratitude... I loved this reflection. I do express everyday gratitude, for my experience of life, but I don't consistently look outside myself and find gratitude in what others (esp... Read more
Not enough time? Too busy?
I love today's Healthy Reflections email. I need a reminder like this once a month or so. I'm all about practicing living in the moment, seizing the day, practicing consciously choosing my way of being. It's my journey. But, I'm human, and t... Read more
I'm being stingy...
I feel like I'm being a little stingy with my blog time, lately. I'm going to take the easy way out today, and respond to today's Healthy Reflection email. It's about not giving up and learning from our mistakes.
For me, what I got is th... Read more
I DARE you to leave the "safe" waters of your harbor...
Today's Healthy Reflections email is about navigating your ship, instead of hanging out in the harbor where it's safe, going into deeper, unchartered waters and taking a little risk.
I'm playing it pretty safe (and small) with my music. I ... Read more
What are YOU grateful for today?
I'm grateful for so much today.
Grateful for my health, family, playing and going scootering with my daughter, the support of my loving husband, SparkPeople, the upcoming SWIHA concert and the amazing singers I get to create with, music, th... Read more
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I love today's Healthy Reflection. What an exciting question to answer!!! What do I want be when I grow up?
First and foremost, I want to pose a question that's equally important? Who am I? Who I am and want to continue being is a great s... Read more
Context Rules. And I'm still a jerk.
Today's Healthy Reflection email asked the question, "Do you seek revenge when someone has wronged you?"
I think if we're honest with ourselves, at the very least, most of us will admit to an automatic reaction. Its not good or bad, it's j... Read more