Fear Will Not Make My Decisions For Me
I am still kind of trembling, but I did it. I just did a redwood canopy ropes course. Do you remember the Ewok village high in the trees in Star Wars? It looked a lot like that.
Now something to know about me is I am cross eyed without m... Read more
Conquering Fears at the Gym
I'm learning to box jump. I can jump 12 inches high no problem, well, except it wipes me out, but I can do it. Thinking of jumping higher intimidates me. I started searching on the net about this today, and I found this great blog on the topic.
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Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something u... Read more
Thinking about Reaching Goal Weight
I'm not sure how far I am from my goal weight, but it's coming closer. Probably within 20 pounds, not sure exactly because my goal weight I'm basing on my body composition. My goal is 20% body fat. I'll be rechecking that when I get to 158 which... Read more
Cool Athletic Top
I've been wishing for cool looking work out clothes. Currently I'm crushing on this top. I'm not sure if I'm small enough for it sizewise, but dang I want it. My measurements fit within the size range, but I'm not sure how comfy I'd feel now in ... Read more
About a year and a half ago, I saw a woman exercising with kettle bells, and she looked so darned cool because she was doing one arm kettle bell swings. I remember thinking that someday I wanted to be able to do that. I mentioned it to my traine... Read more
My First 5K Race!
Even though I knew this was a very small race (300 for the 10K and 150 for the 5K), I opted to arrive an hour in advance per many race recommendations. It was good, too. when I walked on the field where the vendors were, I felt my asthma trigger... Read more
Final prep for my 5k tomorrow
Tomorrow I'm running my first 5K.
I'm gathering all I need to bring with me.
race tshirt (cut a vertical line at the top because I prefer to run with a scoop or V-neck top on) and bib already pinned on front
capri running pants (thou... Read more
Hmmm, comfort eating. Thought I was done with that.
The boys and I just got back from running a bunch of errands including having to go to Walmart to get some of their back-to-school supplies. That place way overwhelms me. The aisles were crowded with customers, their staff were beep-beeping with... Read more
4 Years of Guilt, Shame and Worry Gone- KABOOM!
I haven't practiced nursing in well over 10 years, but once you have a license you want to maintain it because you just don't want to go through the enormous hassle of recreating it (think sitting for nursing exams). So over the years I've maint... Read more
I am a Fatigue Eater
I don't eat for emotional reasons for the most part. But when I'm exhausted, that's when the mindless grazing can happen so easily.
Yesterday I had friends over for the afternoon. I planned for healthy foods overall, spent the morning tidyi... Read more
Sparking My Kids
I've been running intervals on Thursdays for a month or so now. Run half mile easy. Then walk 200 m, run all out 200 m, repeating 4 times finishing with another half mile run. I've taken my kids with me twice.
Today we got there early enou... Read more
Scrapping My Spark: My Art Therapy Journey
I've been digital scrapbooking for about 6 years now. And it's come to be an important way for me to process what's happening in my life. I thought I'd share my weight loss journey in these pieces I've created. I've created these along the way ... Read more
I Like My Butt!
I don't think I've ever liked my butt, even when it was a cute little high school butt.
But after a year and a half of working with my trainer, including innumerable squats and lunges, plus many miles of running that I've put in, my butt lo... Read more
Body Image Shake Up in a Very Good Way!
My world shifted in a good way today. My trainer had done a body composition test on Friday, and I got the results today. Although my weight has increased about 20 pounds since a year ago April, my lean weight has gone up 15 pounds. That means I... Read more
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