What Motivates Me to Exercise??
So... I posted a message on Facebook to motivate people to get back on track if they have deserted their New Years Resolution of getting fit. I mentioned that it's NOT TOO LATE, people!!! Someone responded and asked what really, REALLY keeps m... Read more
Who ya think you foolin'?
That's what I just asked myself, and my answer... NOBODY! But I sure was perpetrating for a while, LOL!!!
Why do we fall into these cycles that we're familiar with, and allow it to happen? The first couple months of the year, I was seri... Read more
Feb Recap - Better late than never...
Still going strong with the 'Star System'... surprisingly (or not), I'm still enthused and motivated by pasting those grade school stars on my calendar and challenging myself to fill 'er up! My weight is dropping very slowly, but that's normal ... Read more
Bad eating is no longer fun!
So yesterday was the infamous SuperBowl Sunday, and since I allow myself one splurge day per week on my meal plan, I planned to 'blow it' for the day.
So, here's my lineup...
sweet pota... Read more
January Recap - star system is working!
At the beginning of the year, I decided to implement a star system as another motivator to track my progress, stay accountable, and have an at-a-glance method of recognizing my strengths and weaknesses. As mentioned in an earlier blog (The Awak... Read more
I didn’t meet my first goal, but I’m not a failure!!!
We’ve all heard the saying that a good habit can be built within 21 days, so at the onset of the New Year, I set a goal to post my nutrition for 21 days straight. Well, I’m here to tell you I did not accomplish that goal, but I’m not disappoint... Read more
I had my first workout of the year today and it felt GREAT!!! December put me in somewhat of a slump; probably because I got too caught up in the holiday ‘spirit’ of eating the wrong things, partying too much, and pushing my healthy lifestyle t... Read more
Yikes! My anniversary was yesterday...
Okay, although some sparkers may argue the point, this date isn't AS important as my wedding anniversary, however my 1 yr Sparkiversary was on 12/28/09 and it passed without any fanfare whatsoever. What the??? Even though it's my responsibilit... Read more
Just Do It - Weekend Challenge
One of my teams challenged the members to take time for ourselves this weekend and blog about it. This was very difficult for me because I had so much to complete for the holidays that didn't necessarily include 'me' time.
However, late ... Read more
No, Aunt Flo's visit does not give me permission to eat bad! I had no idea why I wanted to go back to bed this morning (thought it was the rain), was craving salty foods, and being slightly irritable. Well, lo and behold the old cycle showed u... Read more
I NEED some chatter!
I've been sparking almost a year and am not really losing motivation but I've definitely slowed down. I would really like to have friends to chat with regularly to just touch base and keep each other on track. The one team that was motivating m... Read more
Nuff said.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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It's only a towel, but...
We've all heard the saying "be thankful for small blessings", and I had one yesterday that I just have to share. First of all, I'm a member of one of the best gyms I've ever experienced. If anyone is familiar with Lifetime Fitness, you know th... Read more
Humble Pie - the great neutralizer...
Why am I so hard-headed? I don't think I've ever asked myself that question before, but I probably should have. Sometimes I don't like to listen to the subtle (or even not so subtle) hints I'm given, because I think I know myself better than a... Read more
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I already have a heart, a brain, and courage, so...
...if I click my heels 3 times, will the Wizard give me FIRM abs? What? Follow the yellow brick road? Oh, the one that is laid out by Coach Nicole in the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp! I'm cool with that because I'm good at reading maps!
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