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The Week in Review: The Student Becomes the Teacher

Monday, September 17, 2012      11 comments

This past week was pretty good. I had a good birthday on Tuesday. It was a training day, so I didn't overdo the eating. I got a 90 minute deep tissue massage and then met my mom for lunch. Tuesdays are my long training day at the gym, so I got t... Read more

Happy Birthday to Me: The Gift of Promises

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      13 comments

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau I am not anxious about aging. My best days are not behind me; they are ahead. I truly believe that life is what you make it, or rather, life is ... Read more

The Week in Review: I'll try not to injure myself, my dog, or anyone else in the process...

Sunday, September 09, 2012      13 comments

...of writing this blog. It's been like The 3 Stooges 'round these parts this week. First, my dog apparently whacked his tail on something ("happy tail") and then proceeded to chew off the tip of his tail. Normally I try to treat simple stu... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: I can't do it.

Sunday, September 02, 2012      14 comments

"I can't do it." No word in the sentence has more than 4 letters, but those 4 short words have stopped us from trying and doing so many things throughout our lives. Just the thought of the sentence causes us to lose some momentum when we ar... Read more

The Week in Review: The Girls Take Over Jiu Jitsu (w/ pics)

Sunday, August 26, 2012      10 comments

Group picture of Jiu Jitsu class taken Saturday. We had a record-breaking 4 women in class. During Jiu Jitsu class this week, a couple of the guys were talking abo... Read more

2 Years of Sparkin': 2 Year SparkVersary Celebration!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      22 comments

A little over 2 years ago, I saw the number 298 on the scale. I found this number utterly overwhelming. I knew I could not keep letting that number climb, but I... Read more

The Past 6 Weeks (or so) in Review: The Short Short Version

Sunday, August 19, 2012      12 comments

I have been trying to hammer out a blog for a couple of weeks and it just ain't happening. So, I will post a super-quick update blog. I just haven't felt much like blogging recently, but I hadn't realized that I hadn't written an update bl... Read more

The Coolest Olympian: Sarah Robles

Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

Weightlifter Sarah Robles. I often feel out of place calling myself an athlete. This isn't as much the case as it used to be, but sometimes I feel like I'm in a gam... Read more

Fifty (or maybe "Fitty") Things About Me

Sunday, August 12, 2012      11 comments

Hmmm, it has been a while since I have blogged. I have not been posting a "Week in Review" blog like I should, but I am working on a blog post. In the meantime, I came across this "50 Things About Me" deal on BAZOOKABOBCAT's blog and it looks fu... Read more

Cool article on Mindful Eating

Wednesday, July 11, 2012      11 comments

I came across an article discussing mindful eating, which is kind of what I talked about in my blogs a couple of weeks ago ("The Impossible").
g_through_mindfulness ... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: Tournament Time! (with pics)

Monday, July 02, 2012      22 comments

"There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn." -Carlos Gracie Jr. Me vs. "Smashlee" in the Advanced Women's division. The above quote... Read more

The Week in Review: Competition Countdown

Sunday, June 24, 2012      10 comments

Picture of some of the Jiu Jitsu guys after class last week. I'm behind the guy in the "Aloha" shirt. I am participating in my first Jiu Jitsu competition next Sat... Read more

The Week in Review: Jeff

Sunday, June 17, 2012      15 comments

"When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED." -Dr. Seuss Jeff. As my boyfriend said when he posted this, "I wish you could hear this p... Read more

The Impossible (Part II): Breaking my lifelong addiction to food

Friday, June 15, 2012      14 comments

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." -Clint Eastwood This post is Part II to a previous blog entry, "The Impossible": <... Read more

What does it mean to have a "positive attitude"?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      15 comments

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Winston Churchill I was given the honor of being voted a SparkPeople Motivator this week...I had to read and reread th... Read more

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