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Sometimes Baby Steps are HUGE
Thursday, March 23, 2017      16 comments

Yesterday I got off work at 4pm, and looked at the clock and thought "hmm, two hours until the group walk tonight". I knew I would feel better for going, but I also had no momentum to get off the couch. But I did. And I am so glad I did. ... Read more
No Boundaries
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      7 comments

Today's title is the name of the beginner's 5K training program that started last night. On 5/13 I will be walking my first 5K! I've already found one buddy who assures me she will be WALKING it too. We do our first group exercise Wednesda... Read more
Thursday, March 16, 2017      3 comments

It's a huge motivator when you build a little momentum. Some days I think "I really don't want to walk today..." but I do it anyways. And I feel better. And that motivates me. I can tell I am on a wave of momentum lately. This morning I... Read more
Loving Yourself
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      4 comments

Thanks to all who have left comments on yesterday's blog. It means a lot and is very motivational to me. I did make it to the gym yesterday, and I listened to my body. I did 5 minutes on the recumbent bike instead of the normal 10, and I ... Read more
Followed by a breakthrough....
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      20 comments

So if you are one of the couple of people who read my blogs, you know I had a decent fall Saturday. I ended up deciding not to go to the gym yesterday because I was still too sore to really do it. I felt kind of ... defeated ... at the idea of... Read more
A setback...
Monday, March 13, 2017      3 comments

Life threw a rock in my path... literally. I was out walking at a nearby lake Saturday morning while my son had his distance practice for track. I was probably 3/4 of a mile into my walk and I tripped over a rock I had too much forward moment... Read more
On a Positive Note...
Friday, March 10, 2017      2 comments

Look at the chart this morning! One of my Lenten goals was to work on getting the macronutrients in balance according to the recommendations, a... Read more
Monday, March 06, 2017      2 comments

So several years ago, rather than giving up something like candy for lent, only to pick it back up at Easter, I started trying to do something positive, hoping it would become a better habit. I have been studying my nutrition logs lately, looki... Read more
Little Victories
Thursday, February 23, 2017      2 comments

I went to the gym yesterday for my strength workout. I always warm up on the recumbent bike; it's a habit that started when I was going to physical therapy. A month ago, my typical RPMs would be around 35-36. I looked at it last night, and I ... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      2 comments

I am just having one of those days. I feel kind of .... blah. On the bright side, I know I am doing so well in my push to get healthier through exercise. It's becoming no big deal to walk for 15-30 minutes most days. I did have some pain in ... Read more
Friday, February 17, 2017      4 comments

As a diabetic carb counting is really important to me. I have to be VERY careful with portion sizes with grains, rice etc. I am also trying hard to get closer to clean eating. White rice is something I still crave, and use a lot for my meals ... Read more
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      4 comments

Did anyone else immediately think of the Beatles with this title? Yesterday was a good and bad day. I took my husband out for a Valentine's lunch. I mentioned that I was looking for a good salad, He asked for PF Chang's. So we went. I ... Read more
Failure (but not really)
Monday, February 13, 2017      3 comments

Saturday was a bit of a binge day. I had gotten up early, gone to the gym (yay me) and then did my grocery shopping. And then I binged. But it wasn't a failure, at least not totally. Everyone falls off the wagon. We break those healthy habi... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      6 comments

"Blog today about the most common excuses that get in the way of your workouts--and plan to counter each excuse to stay on track!" So far this month, I'm doing great with exercise, even though I haven't wanted to. I am trying to walk EVERY... Read more
Weekend Recap
Monday, February 06, 2017      2 comments

I am really proud of my Saturday. My son had track practice out at Salem Lake. While they did their thing, I walked for 32 minutes (LOVE my fitbit) in 25 degree weather. Then Connor and I went to the gym for our strength training. After ... Read more

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