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2015 Plans vs Goals

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      8 comments

2015 ~ Goals vs Plans ~ Goals offer no means to accomplish themselves. Goal setting is arbitrary. To accomplish a task, it requires a plan. So I reviewed my 2014 Goals, wow was I idealistic. I listed 20 hopes out there and I didn’t full... Read more

My chains are gone

Friday, September 12, 2014      4 comments

I quit my job on Tuesday. After 19 years, I walked in, packed my desk and resigned. I was freaking scared out of my mind but I knew it was the right thing to do. I equate my job with an abusive relationship. As bad as it was in my office, ... Read more

Should I race tomorrow?

Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

I’m probably gonna run a 10k tomorrow for Wounded Warriors… I’m nervous about it. I heard about it on the 4th, the guy doing it started running races on the anniversary of his battle buddy’s death (died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 20... Read more

What didn't suck about that run

Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

That was a mentally and physically tough run. I really wanted to chuck it. But I got goals. I got dreams. Chucking my run wouldn’t help me achieve either of those. It was HUMID! Way humid. My clothes were soaked after the first 10 mins. Th... Read more

Summer plan ~

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      8 comments

As part of the BTS we need to write out our summer plan for fitness & nutrition. So here’s my plan … 1. Stay HEALTHY Sciatic has been flaring up, my #1 goal is to not allow it to become debilitating 2. RUN - USAF ˝ Marathon trainin... Read more


Thursday, May 08, 2014      4 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I heard someone say, ‘At what weight are you free?’ What do you mean by free, I thought to myself. ‘Free to be happy. Free to move as you want to move. Free to live as you want to live. Free from being consumed wi... Read more

Beyond the Scale 1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014      4 comments

I was sitting here beginning to write a blog about how disappointed I am with my results for round 1 of the BTS challenge. I maintained. I was two sentences in when I found myself ruminating on the words 'Beyond the Scale'. Read more

Desire vs Decision

Tuesday, March 04, 2014      1 comments

Been struggling with the dichotomy between my desires and my decisions. My desires: (not all but a few) *To be healthy *To be strong *To fit back into my size 4 pants *To be happy with myself My decisions: *Workout 5-6 da... Read more

A lesson in Self - Control

Thursday, February 27, 2014      3 comments

I had a virus 2 weeks ago, and have finally recovered, well, everything recovered with the exception of my voice. I've had laryngitis for 2 weeks. I've struggled with working these two weeks, trying to squeak my way through meetings and conf... Read more

Soft foods

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      5 comments

Soft, foods that can basically be swallowed without chewing is what I get tonight. Had what I thought would be a simple, pain-free visit to the dentist. Need a filling filed down to be replaced with a crown. Bottom molar, no worries, right. ... Read more

Poor me

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      4 comments

I'm having a 'poor me' day, well, let me rephrase that... I WAS having a 'poor me' day I've been fighting a virus for 10 days along with battling piriformis and sciatic issues. Laryngitis for 10 days is no fun. Everyone including myself is... Read more

Self love

Tuesday, February 18, 2014      4 comments

A challenge today on my BTS team was to name one bad habit we would break today. I have LOTS of bad habits, but the first thing that came to mind is my very bad habit of Negative Self-talk. I am so cruel to myself. I say things to myself t... Read more


Sunday, February 16, 2014      6 comments

I've been on a junk food binge for far too long. Its so easy to slip back into old habits. I've been on this Spark journey for 4 years, I thought I had this. I thought I had those demons beat. Read more

2014 GOALS

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      6 comments

Goals are supposed to be attainable, but not easy... a stretch, something you have to try hard to accomplish, right? So here are my 2014 goals, I really think I can do this: 1. Love my husband (he said this had to be #1 for everything else to... Read more

JOY vs Happiness:

Thursday, December 05, 2013      8 comments

Happiness: Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure. Joy: Joy is a "state of being" could be connected to great or calm delight or happin... Read more

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