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I'm ready for the next step in my health and fitness and am pushing to loose10 more pounds of fat.
Time to bust out the big gun -SELF BRIBERY- also known as positive reinforcement, rewards or motivation in my world.
Time to get movin... Read more
Either way, it's still the little things
Today I was asked if I was a spin instructor. :)
I also had a cookie for breakfast. :/
The life and times of figuring out how to get fit...... Read more
Little Things That I KNOW Work for Me!
When I get overwhelmed by the work I need to do, it's helpful to remember some of the little things that I KNOW work and support movement in the right direction.
It's also proven that writing thoughts and plans down makes you more likely t... Read more
Another Day, Another Opportunity
Between vacations, celebrating kid’s birthdays and general stress, I feel like I’ve gotten off track from where I want to be.
The good part? I’m recognizing this now instead of six months from now (when it potentially could be much ... Read more
Feeding Monster Cravings
Mid to late afternoon, usually from 2-4pm, I find myself ravenously hungry.
I know this about myself and can plan around it, which requires time, forethought and preparation.
Today, I had none of those and when the afternoon hunger challenge... Read more
Makin' it Work
This is my first attempt at a blog with the ap in lieu of the computer. But, since I've decided that I'm going to post something each day over the next 2... Read more
Hope for the Road Ahead
It's interesting. No matter how far I've come, I feel like there's still such a long way to go.
In moments like these, it is important for me to keep perspective- to not get overwhelmed by that which is left to do- and to recognize, even C... Read more
Each Day, Every Day
So this seems to happen at least once a year- regardless of where I am in my fitness journey.
I've decided to blog again to in hopes it will help me express myself and regain focus as I work to stay motivated and positive. To remind myself... Read more
Getting Back on Track
After getting distracted from my health and allowing stress to overwhelm me, in February 2014, at 214lbs, I decided to take control again- not of the responsibilities, situations and challenges that cause me discomfort, but control of MYSELF and... Read more
I'm a WHAT?!?!
Every time I say this out loud, I laugh. Partly because I'm embarrassed. Partly because I think it's silly and also because I'm a bit freaked out about the whole thing...
I got my Zumba instructor license. That, in and of its self was a tot... Read more
Kickin' it Up a Notch!
The past seven months, I have been able to (mostly) maintain the weight loss I accomplished since beginning with SparkPeople. I'd like to loose more, but am refocusing to work on adjusting my diet and exercise routine to build some sexy muscle t... Read more
P.S. I Forgot to Tell You Something
OOOH!!! And, as a follow up, I am back on track! This was the first weigh in Sunday, for too long of a while, where I have actually been down a pound from my last previous low.
New classes, new possibilities at the gym and CHILDCARE SO I C... Read more
Think I Found Something
As I wrote in my last blog, my unique and fun Zumba studio where I worked out with friends -and felt comfortable and inspired- has closed. (insert sad face here)
In the past few weeks, I have been working hard to keep up with my usual work... Read more
My Beloved Studio is Closing!
Over the past few years, I have learned to love exercise. I owe it to my friends who created a unique Zumba and dance/fitness studio with interesting and fun classes, an outrageous sound system, super fun club lights and great students and instr... Read more