Well, the big news is, I passed my health coach exam yesterday! I have been wanting to do the health coach certification for several years, and this is on top of the personal trainer certification I have. They are closely related, but health coa... Read more
Super quick journal for this week. It's crunch time for studying for my health coach exam this coming Friday. I am also not working as hard as I would like to be on my screenwriting class.
On the upside, my time has been full of exercise an... Read more
This past week has gone pretty well. I realized I had no stress eating or binging, for the first time in a long time. I tracked, and workouts have been going well. I can feel the effects of strength training starting to kick in. I have been maki... Read more
I have a goal to blog every week for accountability and to journal progress. I've been pretty bogged down with a screenwriting class and studying for my health coach exam. I'm also still struggling with depression, and the 90 degree weather here... Read more
Ohmigod, don’t you like, totally love summer? Sun, friends, noise, crowds, fun!
I start to hide inside more when it’s hot outside. The heat and sun don’t energize me, they drain me. I get seasonal affective disorder in the s... Read more
I've returned to Sparkpeople after a hiatus (see previous blog entry for update: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=6360858 ). I am going to journal on here at least once a week. It will help ... Read more
Life put me through the ringer for a while there, at some points I couldn't envision how to get out of the rut I was in. By "rut" I mean depressed, underemployed, and near homelessness. Good times, huh?
Quick recap... Read more
Tonight I tried (and loved) a different jiu jitsu gym out here in Washington. We did a conditioning class (both adults and kids) and one of the students, after 40 minutes of insane sweaty goodness, jokingly said, "Smile!" to the class.
One ... Read more
So first I would like to announce that I will be staying in Minneapolis for now. I had a disheartening conversation with my uncle in Washington a couple of weeks ago and it was clear that my mother would just have them abuse me. I simply can't h... Read more
Thank you all for the supportive comments on the last blog post about my mother. Again, this blog post has ended up being long, but it really helps me to write this stuff out. I am working on healing from emotional abuse and biding my time until... Read more
Two years ago today, at this time, I had a nice normal day off and was getting ready to head out the door to jiu jitsu class.
Two years ago tomorrow I was picking out the coffin I thought would suit my dad the best.
Today is the two y... Read more