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Digging Out from Under

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      3 comments

There is a pile pretty much wherever I look. Whether on my desk at work, at home (laundry, papers to get sorted, things that don't have a home, items for a church project...) We have way more stuff than stuff to put stuff in and I realize I am i... Read more

Do the Work: Be The Prize

Monday, August 24, 2015      1 comments

I started back with my trainer tonight. When the going got tough, and it did, he was shouting this at me. I don't respond well to being yelled at, but I excel when I am shouted at. There's a difference, and this guy, Don, knows how to do it. ... Read more

Focusing on the Gains

Saturday, August 22, 2015      8 comments

I've been working on getting my game face on. I've been away for a few days, and ate a lot - off grid -- though I did stay active mostly. I've also done some introspection and thought about successes of the past - and what got me there, and then... Read more

It's the Little things

Monday, August 10, 2015      6 comments

Of all the reasons, big and small, that I want to lose weight, I keep coming back to the little things....I want to stop chafing! I want to handle stairs and steps! I want to be able to walk wherever and whenever I want! I don't want to be a b... Read more

The Couch --- the master of disguise

Wednesday, August 05, 2015      6 comments

There are some days when things seem to never be enough. Most often this inner critic is me, but it can manifest as disappointment in someone else to me - such as a boss, a hubby or a friend. What I need to remember in that moment is that any sc... Read more


Monday, August 03, 2015      4 comments

Historically, August has been a good month for me. Prior to my most recent history, it is also when I started on another fitness journey, and I am reminidng myself it is time to do it again. I went from August to April --- from a couch potato wi... Read more

Eleven leads to Twelve

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      4 comments

All I need to do is get to 11. That is my mantra. Especially on days when I am just not feeling it, dawg. You know those days, when you force yourself into the gym. Maybe you are tired, maybe it's the weather. Maybe you have other plans, or you ... Read more

Less Time Off, More Time Focused

Sunday, July 26, 2015      7 comments

I am re-thinking my workout schedule. I am on track to go 5 times a week to work out with my trainer. I may have to bump up the days I go to help me stay on track. I was not my best this weekend. Needs work!... Read more

Trusting and Committing

Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

I'm making working out the centerpiece of my life. I am starting to build that feeling of "getting" to do these workouts - rather than a must or a chore. I have about 4 months worth of sessions that are already paid for. It is beginning to be ex... Read more

No Excuses for Leg Day

Thursday, July 23, 2015      2 comments

I woke up, rolled over and thought I would really love to get some more zzz's, though the time was coming for me to shake a leg and get to the gym. It would have been so easy for me to text my trainer and tell him I wouldn't be there. I wanted t... Read more

Fueling the Tank

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      7 comments

The time has come for me to look at how I fuel my body. for some people this is a no-brainer. Fuel in fuel out. For me, though, this topic has been long intertwined with an emotional roller-coaster with challenging times of separating the two fr... Read more

Responsible Ownership

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      7 comments

When my car sprang a leak last week, it was easy to see what went awry once the initial shock wore off. I wasn't expecting rain to come pouring in through my roof. No, the sunroof was not open, but my car is apparently not as airtight as I would... Read more

Here We Go

Friday, July 17, 2015      8 comments

I am undergoing a re-birth. I've gone from having upheaval in my life, to embracing the uncertainty --- and though, it is not a feeling I enjoy, I am pushing off the unknown and trying for it to wait to unfold instead of relentlessly pursuing i... Read more

Who Needs Motivation?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      8 comments

Motivation is something I used to think I needed, in abundance. I am getting over that thought now and replacing my desire for motivation with a strength of purpose, and commitment. Motivation is a lot like a fly by night friend, someone who dro... Read more

I Got a Feeling

Monday, July 06, 2015      11 comments

Hurrah! I felt great tonight at the gym. It kicked in about 5 minutes into my routine, when I hit the high note and it continued throughout. Happy thoughts swam in my head. I am made to work out. Yes, I can do this. I can and ... Read more

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