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Swimming and Body Image Processing

Friday, January 07, 2011      6 comments

I swam 3 times this week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. It feels like my body is finally starting to get the hang of swimming. I'm learning to really kick from the hip more (though I haven't been able to integrate that in with arm strokes yet... Read more

Great Discussion About SparkFriends

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      3 comments
al.asp?blog_id=3892412 I'm finding Raylinstephen's blog today to be sparking some really good conversation and thought I'd share it here.... Read more

Hummus (or not) and Swimming

Monday, January 03, 2011      8 comments

I made hummus this morning. Or not, depending on if you want to be proper. I took a pound of cooked garbanzos and blended them with a cup of homemade salsa, the juice of a lemon, a little more cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. I'm calling i... Read more

2011 Goals

Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

Goals for this year: 2 sprint triathlons (first one will be June 11, need to put money down on this, and still need to choose a 2nd tri) start a vegetable garden run a 5k with my son Happy new year!... Read more

Sleep, Pain, Working Out and Triathlon Training

Thursday, December 30, 2010      5 comments

Sunday I had a vertebrate pop violently out of alignment. I was able to see my chiropractor the next day thankfully and we got it back in place. Last night while I was settling for sleep, just lying comfy in my bed, that vertebrate and a couple ... Read more

Sleeves Continued

Saturday, December 25, 2010      6 comments

Merry Christmas! I wore my new sleeves for a quick run this morning. It's supposed to pour today, so I de... Read more

Sleeves AKA Arm Warmers

Thursday, December 23, 2010      7 comments

Because I plan to keep running through the winter season, I bought some sleeves today -- the ones you wear at the start of your run, and should you warm up enough you can pull off and tuck some place (still TBD) on your body? There were a choice... Read more

Word of the Year

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      7 comments

Since 2008 (which also marks the start of my weight loss/emotional recovery journey), I've taken a word to inspire the year. 2008 was "fearless" which I also wrote as "fear less." It was my year to address my fears and to start learning pat... Read more

Out of My Comfort Zone

Saturday, December 04, 2010      3 comments

I'm planning to do my first sprint triathlon next year. My trainer told me that I'd be going out of my comfort zone for this, and I agreed. I hit one of those moments on Wednesday. My husband and I went to the bike store because my bike is ... Read more

Thinking About Cookies -- Really Thinking, Not Bingeing

Monday, November 22, 2010      6 comments

I picked up special cookies to bring to the celebration for my parents' 50th anniversary this week. Since I picked up the cookies at a more convenient location for the baker, she gave me a goodie bag with a gingerbread snowflake and a bar of ch... Read more

Breakfast of Champions (and Me)

Saturday, November 20, 2010      2 comments

I like reading healthy food and fitness blogs. and are my faves curently. They've influenced my breakfast. I learned about overnight oatmeal from them which I enjoyed for quite a while. There are overnight ... Read more

Musings on Waiting for the Magic Snap

Friday, November 12, 2010      12 comments

My eating hasn't been that consistent since September. I got sick, I hosted a very large event that took weeks of prep, etc. And I still haven't put back my habits yet. This morning as I was getting dressed I thought "I need that Magic Snap... Read more

My Swimming Report

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      2 comments

So today I decided was the day to start doing some lap swimming. I haven't done that since college, roughly 25 years ago. Getting ready took forever. I knew I needed my swimsuit, goggles and a towel. Goggles weren't as easy as I thought they'd b... Read more

Swimming Starts Today

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      2 comments

Normally my husband and I go for a Wednesday morning hike, but he told me last night he was having some foot issues and needed to give his feet room for recovery. Then I remembered that I have a couple friends who swim regularly Wednesday mornin... Read more

Great Spark Article

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      4 comments
?id=1557 60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters... Read more

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