100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 127,231


Weekend Nurturing
Monday, July 24, 2017      17 comments

Feeling refreshed this Monday morning after a recharging, nurturing weekend. Friday, I visited my friend's daughter who is home recovering from her proactive double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. After a few young women in her famil... Read more
It's All Right
Thursday, July 20, 2017      40 comments

I have Huey Lewis & The News in my head this afternoon..
rw-46UCoZcU "say it's alright have a good time cause it's alright whoa it's alright" I'm happy to say I'm alright. Some of ... Read more
Building My Own Boot Camp
Monday, July 10, 2017      41 comments

I left Orange Theory Fitness a few months ago because their class schedule did not work well with my work schedule. I REALLY miss that workout. I always walked out of there feeling like I could conquer the world. I've read enough articles t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Are Your Limitations
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      55 comments

Limitations - defined on as “limiting conditions; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap" Some of us have health issues that limit mobility, limit energy levels and muscle mass. Our height and weight ca... Read more
Yoga Outdoors
Sunday, July 02, 2017      24 comments

On my One Day Challenge team, I posted a challenge from some Sunday self-care tips. I incorporated a couple this morning... go cloud watching and mix up your routine. I ignored my feelings of self-consciousness and to... Read more
Change of Habits
Thursday, June 29, 2017      34 comments

Did you ever drive home from work and not remember the trip? You put yourself on auto pilot for the same drive and not realize you did it? Well yesterday was kind of like that. I'm not going to go into my lousy day at work except to throw a... Read more
Too Much But Wonderful
Monday, June 26, 2017      40 comments

It's Monday afternoon. I'm fading. How I got up and got functional after this weekend is beyond me. Let's go back to Thursday. It was warm and humid but I made my after-work run on a pretty path. I needed one last long run in preparation fo... Read more
Lighten Up Francis
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      31 comments

Okay, my name's not Francis but I looked back at my last blog this morning and remembered Sergeant Hilka in the movie Stripes saying ..... "Lighten Up Francis". My last blog was a little grumpy. Yikes! Who was that masked blogger and what ... Read more
I Just Wanna Be Okay
Monday, June 05, 2017      26 comments

Ugh, being sick! Not my usual blog about how I went for a run despite not "feeling it" and it was great or how I paused to give thanks or went through some reassessments to get back to maintenance weight and started running stairs. No,... Read more
Monday, May 29, 2017      30 comments

I started this Memorial Day weekend with a 30-minute walk after work on Friday, remembering the brave service men and women that gave their life for our freedom. Along my walk, I saw four families of ducks leading their young which made me ... Read more
Getting Back to Maintenance
Thursday, May 25, 2017      35 comments

After four years of maintenance, the winter of 2016 hit and ever since I have continued to hover just above goal weight. I won't say those four years were easy but I was doing it. That's what made me fall in love with Spark. All the yo-yoi... Read more
Here Comes The Sun
Sunday, May 07, 2017      43 comments

A beautiful song written by George Harrison for the Beatles and it played in my head a couple times this weekend since we had a break from the rainy days! Studies show that spending time outdoors, in nature can.... Improve short-term m... Read more
Great American Grump Out Day
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      16 comments

I found that May 3rd is Great American Grump Out Day, a day to "focus on humor, self awareness and positive behaviors to lighten up the seriousness and stresses of the world for 24 hours.” It seems to have been created by Janice A Hathy, a... Read more
Sunday, April 23, 2017      38 comments

I had a couple minor challenges the last few days. I headed out for a six-mile run after work recently. I took the route that includes about a half mile steady incline at about the 1 1/2 mile mark. As I began the ascent, I came upon a lost dog, ... Read more
Slow Down
Saturday, April 15, 2017      21 comments

We live in a fast-paced, multi-tasking kind of world. But like Ferris Bueller said "life moves pretty fast. If you don't slow down once in a while, you could miss it." Today I attended a training run for a 5K I'm signed up for in May. It's... Read more

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Last Page »