I love to set short-term goals. LOVE IT. They're so do-able -- not the pie-in-the-sky "lose 50 pounds" or "win the lottery" kinds of goals, but "If I just set my mind to it, I CAN DO THIS" kinds of goals. YES. DO IT.
The topic of goal-setti... Read more
Doing the Best We Can
Sometimes the best we can do isn't the best we think we should be able to do, or the best we were doing before. But it's the best we can do right now, and it's good to accept that and forgive ourselves for not being perfect.
Wow, that is re... Read more
It looks like I need to ease back into the whole diet/exercise thing. Last week I ran twice and walked twice and managed to track food most of the week. I'm up a couple pounds this week, but I'm not too worried about it - it's probably from the ... Read more
I ran today. I knew it would be hard, so I set my goal really, really low. After 6 weeks off filled with despair and lethargy, I knew my first time running was not going to be stellar. I decided I would go 30 minutes and run one minute every fiv... Read more
July 1 = restart day. NOT.
Since I "restarted," I've gained 4 pounds and still haven't exercised even once. This is even harder than I expected. I thought returning to my nearly obsessive food tracking and dedicated exercising might be some... Read more
A few weeks ago, I became aware of the very real possibility that I would fall into my old, bad habits and easily gain a lot of weight through comfort/stress eating and lack of exercise. I don't want that to happen. I worked so hard to lose this... Read more
I Miss You, Dad
I still can't believe that it's true, but my dad passed away two weeks ago. He was a wonderful man, so dear to me, and I miss him terribly. It's hard to imagine life without him.
It feels wrong and impossible to resume normal activities, a... Read more
The Down Side of Blood Letting
Let me start by saying I've been turned away the last four times I tried to give blood due to low iron. I tried it again today and was able to donate. Hurrah. I actually thought about skipping because then I wouldn't be able to work out tonight.... Read more
Run Like the Wind, Bulls-Eye!
I ran my first 5k April 30, a huge, ginormous, big deal for me. I actually overdid it, I'm quite sure, because I developed this weird little asthma-like cough and then had the darndest time running the whole month of May. Ok, maybe I *am* a hypo... Read more
No Pain, No ... Pain?
Over the holiday weekend, my husband and I tackled a landscaping project. Truthfully, he did 90% of the work. Sunday he worked on it all day. I spent maybe 5 hours on it. Shoveling and hauling rocks... squatting and bending over in awkward posit... Read more
High Calorie, No Satisfaction
I just realized something today. I've been really struggling to get back to "light" eating... basically going a little or a lot over for the last 3 weeks or so, after 4 months of serious dedication. I cut myself some slack, thinking it was okay ... Read more
I did it! I did it! I did it!
It's one of those things you have to shout from the rooftops! After 4 months of very dedicated training, I ran my first official 5k yesterday. It was quite the momentous occasion.
The day before the big e... Read more
It's Time to Set New Goals
Yesterday was the end of our little Biggest Loser competition, which has been a big source of motivation for me. Not that I was in it to win, but just the constant checking in, thinking about it, and talking about it with others. Now that that i... Read more
I'm pretty fired up about my 5k training run yesterday. See, I'm preparing to run a "real" 5k end of April. I am a total newbie runner and am thrilled with every bit of progress I make.
Every Saturday I've been running a 5k on the treadmill... Read more
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A Day of Rest
Sunday is becoming not only my day off from exercise, but also a relaxing and reconnecting time for our family. I love it! No pressure to do stuff. Just be and enjoy. Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Smile.... Read more