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Almost best present ever

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      8 comments

Every day DH has asked if I wanted my Hannukah present & I kept saying no since I didn't have his yet. Last night he gave it to me: 2 Eco friendly house cleanings! I've never had anyone clean my house despite my mom having someone in once a week... Read more

Pushing out of our comfort zone

Friday, December 03, 2010      7 comments

I chose to walk with Leslie this morning. No, no snow here Kate (and yes, 5 hrs is a long drive & since we're visiting family hard to meet u halfway somewhere ... someday). Just started feeling eh last night, but not bad enough not to worko... Read more

To run or not to run?

Thursday, December 02, 2010      5 comments

2 blogs in one day, it's been a while! Well, the question isn't for today, cause I just got back from my run. The question is for tomorrow. I did run 3 times this week already. I'm going to miss my swim tonight -- couldn't get my act t... Read more

One cause of post-workout hunger

Thursday, December 02, 2010      8 comments

I never thought much about this before, but an article I was reading this morning made me go d'oh! Ever finished a workout and felt famished? Finish the same workout another day and not be hungry? Maybe the difference is in the am... Read more

The importance of flexibility

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      6 comments

Change is good. Sometimes you really have to repeat that to yourself. Being flexible -- in body, mind, AND spirit, is important. WW has just come out with their new program. They come out with an update to their program every year at this t... Read more

Focus on the outcome, not the process

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      10 comments

If I focused on the process -- running & swimming as our mercury dips ever lower -- I would never move, never step foot outside this house. It is cold outside! That first splash into the pool is killer! Yet I still continue to run, and I co... Read more

Lessons from Kauai beaches

Sunday, November 28, 2010      14 comments

Our way looks so clear sometimes, etched in sand. We believe that we know what direction we're headed in. And yet nothing is etched in stone -- the waves/changes inevi... Read more

Start your post-holiday with some water

Friday, November 26, 2010      13 comments

I've always been a big water drinker. But I have found, over the last 2 years of my journey, that getting those liquids in (some of it is tea, some of it is almond milk most days) early in your day can make all the difference. Yesterday was... Read more

Live simply so others may simply live

Thursday, November 25, 2010      7 comments

I would like to say that this mantra applies to me, but I know it doesn't. But it's still something I can keep in mind and aspire to. Technology is a wonderful thing. It allows me to have my spark friends -- all over the world! To communica... Read more

Who's gonna have stuffing? Or who's gonna be stuffed?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      7 comments

In the US, tomorrow is the "big" day: Thanksgiving. It ought to be about what we're thankful for, but too often it's about either how much we can stuff into ourselves -- or sadly, these days, how much we can buy. It seems wrong for a foodie... Read more

All you need is love . . . (more Kauai pics)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      9 comments

. . . and it's nice not to be roadkill once in a while. When all is said & done, our journey is really about love, isn't it? Sometimes we put our love for others ... Read more

What's your mantra?

Monday, November 22, 2010      10 comments

Had a whole nother blog in mind, but there sure isn't time today! So today's a quickie -- here are a few of the mantra's I've been using lately: NEF (no excuses, finish) -- borrowed from my spark buddy KEAKMAN, who apparently borrowed ... Read more

How can you feel the lactic acid when your butt is numb?

Sunday, November 21, 2010      9 comments

Thought I'd give you a break from Hawaii today. I went for a run this morning. It's in the high 20s (by almost 10 am when I left). And as I'm finishing up the last interval section of the run, where you do a 1:1 ratio of full out sprint to ... Read more

Have you bloomed yet? (Hawaii flower pics)

Saturday, November 20, 2010      8 comments

So often when we begin our healthy lifestyle journey, we are closed off. We have shut ourselves off from so much, often using food to numb our feelings. Read more

Believe in the power of baby steps (a couple more Hawaii pics)

Friday, November 19, 2010      10 comments

It is amazing what the power of just a small trickle of water can do to rock, given time. This is Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It was our s... Read more

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