MAJOR goal achieved today!
When I set out on this journey (for the umpteenth time!), I wanted to get healthy for my daughter. I wanted to be ACTIVE with her. I wanted to play WITH her, not just watch her play. I wanted to be able to fit in places with her and let her f... Read more
Workin' out with my baby girl! (pics)
My trainer had me start holding plank this week, and suggested I get my 4 yr old involved. So I did!
What a blast! I love the time with her, and I know that she soak... Read more
Getting back to feeling like ME
This has been a strange week... my emotions and body have run the gamut between grief to normal, from pain to a great work out. Healing is taking place. Both physically and emotionally, I am healing.
My hamstrings are hurting from some ... Read more
Back to the gym! Grief is no excuse to give up on myself!
As I shared in my blogs last week, I recently had a miscarriage. For a few days, I felt like my heart would simply shatter. Beyond the physical pain that I was in (which required a shot and oral narcotics), I was simply exhausted. I spent the ... Read more
My body is healing... my heart is trying to heal
It's been 4 days since I learned of my miscarriage. 4 days of shock, tears, grief, anger, and sadness. 4 days of physical pain, cramping, and fatigue.
My body is healing. I continue to be more tired than usual, but the cramping and pain ... Read more
Shock and a broken heart
This weekend I had awful, beyond-painful cramps. After a couple weeks of stress upon stress, my period started. But it came with terrible abdominal cramps and back pain so severe that it nearly brought me to my knees.
Today I went to th... Read more
First weekend in 7 months of eating "Whatever"...
Yesterday was my daughter's 4th birthday. She is the ONLY grandchild on both sides of the family and spoiled rotten! On Thursday night, my parents (who live across the street) returned from a 7 week trip. On Friday my mother in law, sister in... Read more
The difference that 6 months of GOOD decisions makes
Yesterday my cell phone was having huge issues, and we had to go stop at Verizon and have my phone reset. They worked their magic, and reset my phone... and all it's settings. But they were able to save all my pictures on it. The man at the c... Read more
Waiting for my mind to SEE the changes I've made
Yesterday I broke down and went to buy some new pants. I have a dress code at work that is getting difficult for me to meet. The belt I bought a few weeks ago certainly kept me wearing those 26W's MUCH longer than I could have. But seriously.... Read more
Time to focus again
I've been slacking a bit. It feels like I've been hit with one thing after another. First, several dental issues piled on top of each other, and a procedure that took me out of the gym for a couple weeks. Then an injury that needed to heal. ... Read more
How to burn nearly 4,000 calories in a single day....
Install a patio. Yep. That'll do it! What an exhausting day we had yesterday! Hubby and I spent Friday hauling 25# bricks from the front to the back yard and put in a planting bed. That was pretty tiring (and burned a good 2,000 alone!)
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Taking a moment to tell myself .... "Well Done!"
Today I had my monthly measurements with my trainer. And while they certainly showed progress from last month, I felt like it was time to take a "snapshot" of how far I've come.
Since Jan 3, 2012, I have lost 5.5" from my waist, 12.5" fr... Read more
I'm actually feeling like myself again! Dental procedure was last Tuesday, with another on Wednesday. Was restricted from cardio until today (concern for blood clot). Hit the gym this morning and got in a full, solid 30 minutes on the Ellipti... Read more
First exercise in a week!
My dental abscess seems to be improving a bit with the antibiotics, and the horrid sinus headache it has been causing is quite a bit better today. So after a busy morning at work, I came home and asked my daughter if she wanted to go to the par... Read more
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In a funk....
I have been dealing with some major dental issues this past week. When pain increased last week, I saw my dentist. It wasn't good news. One tooth needed a root canal, which was done the next day. Another tooth was/is badly abscessed. Proble... Read more