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FITJEN48's Blogs

Nothing changed, but everything changed. And now. I want to slap myself silly.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      3 comments

I took my own advice and then some advice from other people, and well, I shocked myself silly. Yesterday, I wrote about being your own cheerleader. And a few comments reminded me to also clue others in on their own lack o cheer, and bring them o... Read more
What to do when you don't have a cheerleader.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      9 comments

I'm going to start this thing off with a story from the last couple of days. I'm trying to start my own gig. It's hard. I don't have tons of time or money to devote to it, but if I don't do it, I'll go insane. Now, my husband started his own gig... Read more
Fired Up, Part 2. Match has been struck.
Friday, June 17, 2016      4 comments

Last post was about going from fired up to doing something about it. Here's my progress: My goal was to walk 40 miles in June. So far, I have racked up 30.29 miles and have 13 days left to go. That's about 1.3 miles a day. I usually walk ... Read more
Let's Get Fired Up! And actually do something besides get fired up.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      3 comments

So, I just got off an awesome Michael Hyatt Webinar about why people don't achieve their goals. Most of us are familiar with goal setting. We've heard the SMART goals acronym..bla bla bla. But, I want to share a little something funky that has b... Read more
Taking Care of Yourself as an Act of Love.
Monday, June 06, 2016      6 comments

I've definitely gone through times when I thought time spent working out was time I could have spent with my kids. Or, when food I purchased especially for me that my family wouldn't eat was selfish. I know better now. Oh sure, my mind has ... Read more
BLC 31 Summer Camp Experiment
Sunday, June 05, 2016      5 comments

Overall goal: To weigh no more than 175 by July 3rd. That's losing 14 pounds in June. It's a lofty goal, but I am finally at a place where I can truly concentrate on this. I won't cry if i don't make it. But, i want to see how close I can get. ... Read more
Lessons from the Great Clutter Clean Out. with pics
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      10 comments

Two weeks ago began a process that I have chronicled here on Spark. Starting in my basement, accumulated junk has been ushered out of my home and into the dump or thrift stores depending on its usefulness and condition. I promised myself to... Read more
Go ahead! Laugh at my expense. Literally.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      5 comments

If you have read my last couple of posts, you know I am de-cluttering my basement. I am doing this as a stewardship gift to myself and my family. You're gonna go to the next level in life, you gotta straighten up, so that's what i am doing. I ha... Read more
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      7 comments

I'm sort of in hysterics and sort of confused, and a little bit joyful. This post is definitely a strange one for me, but I can't seem to ditch the thoughts, so I'll just store them here for now. My life is a crazy mishmash of stuff. If I w... Read more
I hope you're excited today. If not, permission granted.
Monday, May 23, 2016      5 comments

Have you ever hit a wall? Been in a funk? I know I have. And this weekend, my husband felt like he had hit a wall. He was telling me how he had lost momentum about a work project and just wanted to feel excited again. People often talk abo... Read more
The Dirty Truth
Thursday, May 19, 2016      6 comments

Ok. Time for a confession. Actually, I'm just learning stuff and need to capture it before it's gone. Have you ever known something down to the bone, but yet, you would have a very hard time convincing anyone else of it? Yeah, that's where I'm a... Read more
Feeling successful.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      10 comments

One of the biggest changes I have seen in myself on spark as of late is that I "feel" successful. That's a new thing for me. I am a pro at beating myself up. One time, I told a co-worker, "I feel guilty if I am at home because I should be at wor... Read more
A note on seasons.
Friday, May 13, 2016      6 comments

The garden is my happy place. I"m a flower girl, although, I'd love to have a huge veggie garden, my green thumb leans more toward flowers. Nearly every Mother's Day, somebody takes me to the nursery to pick up plants. On my bucket list is... Read more
Investing time.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      7 comments

So, my stepson was finally sentenced. Only 5 years, so that's a huge blessing. It's not his first rodeo, but hopefully his last. In a letter to him I wrote that he could do 1 of 3 things with the only thing he's got...time. He could waste it, sp... Read more
Who are you trying to impress?
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      2 comments

A few years ago I was given a daunting task. A few of them, actually. On day one as Director of a local non-profit, we were headlong into the purchase of a new facility, and in the middle of planning one of our biggest fundraising events of the ... Read more

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