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My Persevering Workout
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      19 comments

Perseverance is defined as "continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success". That has been the theme of the day for the last several days since I found out my daughter's live-in boyfri... Read more
A Day Of Observations
Thursday, August 03, 2017      12 comments

I had to venture into downtown Chicago yesterday for work. I love visiting the city but always happy to get back to the burbs where I feel a little more relaxed. I’m a people watcher, I love to watch people of all races, shapes and sizes, w... Read more
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Saturday, July 29, 2017      24 comments

I woke up today when I heard DH getting ready for work at 5am, ugh! I got up knowing I wanted to get out early and get my 8-mile run done but I fell back asleep when he left. I don't snooze or nap well. I woke up at 6:30 grumpy and very hu... Read more
Weekend Nurturing
Monday, July 24, 2017      18 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      41 comments

I have Huey Lewis & The News in my head this afternoon.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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 dictionary.com 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 tinybuddha.com... 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
Remembering
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

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