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P.A.W.S.E. (Feb 7, 2018)
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      2 comments

P: Plan/Prepare for Upcoming Week (Menus, Exercise Plan, Preparations) A: Act with consistency and determination(healthy food choices and tracking nutrition) W: Write a Blog reflecting on the past week- what were the obstacles, how to overco... Read more
I MUST REMEMBER NEWTON!
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      2 comments

Newton's first law of motion - sometimes referred to as the law of inertia. An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion (with the same speed and in the same direction) unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. ... Read more
Circuit Training at Home
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      3 comments

I remember when I was doing the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) here on SP, and I was a member of the Tenacious Jungle Tigers, there was a particular workout that we would do that I absolutely loved doing. It was called Monday Maneuvers. and ... Read more
The Top 50 Best Gym Motivation Videos on the Web
Sunday, February 04, 2018      0 comments

Are you like me? Do you need to see a motivational video from time to time or even every day? Here are 50 of the best motivational videos for fitness. https://wealthygorilla.c
om/gym-motivation-videos/ ... Read more
Grrrr: Trying to Establish a Strength Training Habit
Saturday, February 03, 2018      6 comments

I hate strength training, but I know I NEED to do it. I don't know why I am having such a hard time mentally with doing it. When I think of doing strength training, I imagine myself as a 5-year-old girl sitting on the ground with her arms... Read more
Preparing to go to Selma: Rosa Parks
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      3 comments

Rosa Parks is one of the women I admire most. I decided to begin my preparations for my trip to Selma by reading a book she wrote titled: Reflections by Rosa Parks: The Quiet Strength and Faith of a Woman Who Changed a Nation by Rosa... Read more
Happy is as HappyDoes!
Saturday, January 27, 2018      7 comments

I just love the feel of a new year! This year though, I feel especially happy. I have my focus on the goal of good health. My husband is on board as my accountability partner. I have my "10,00o Journal" in hand, a good plan to reach my goals, ... Read more
Learning to Listen Well
Saturday, January 20, 2018      3 comments

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.” ~ Mark Twain (I stole this quote from JOHNMARTINMILES' SparkPage.) I have been listening to audio books on the subject of listening, and I have de... Read more
10,000 Hours: My Own Experiment
Saturday, January 20, 2018      3 comments

According to Malcolm Gladwell, the authour of the book "Outliers," it is not natural born talent that makes peoplenmasters at what they do, but rather 10,000 hours of deliberate practice that pushes the limits of one's abilities in the area to b... Read more
Selma, Alabama (Virtual Walk)
Sunday, January 14, 2018      8 comments

I have decided that I want to go to Selma, Alabama to visit the National Voting Rights Museum, and all the other museums in that town. I want to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and contemplate the things my African-American brothers and si... Read more
Keeping Things in Perspective
Sunday, January 14, 2018      3 comments

My daughter has cancer in West Texas, and tonight my husband was put in the hospital in North Dakota with chest pains. I am trying to figure out how to be two places at once. It is such a comfort to know that the Lord has us all in the palm... Read more
Mike and I
Thursday, January 11, 2018      4 comments

Have you heard of Mike the Chicken (04-20-1945 - 03-17-1947)? He lived for 18 months after his head was cut off. But I didn't really write this blog to talk about Mike, except to say that I have been running around the past month or so li... Read more
Editing My Life
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      2 comments

I have just finished reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love). There are so many good nuggets in this book that I intend to hold on to and use in my life. It isn't that I necessarily wa... Read more
things my heart savors
Thursday, December 14, 2017      2 comments

freedom! my husband's face, voice, and love texting with my daughters every day (because we live so far apart) videos, phone calls, and face time with my grandchildren hanging out with my people! great music ...with ever... Read more
PTSD, Anxiety, and Creativity---What about you?
Saturday, December 09, 2017      7 comments

I know that I am creative because we all are. That said, my creativity is blocked because of the anxiety that has come from abuse and PTSD. I have struggled for years trying to figure out how to unlock my creativity. What I mean is, there... Read more

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