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Standing.... For Yourself

Friday, May 01, 2015      11 comments

There's been many twists and turns in my life lately, and as it turns out, it's been a good thing. It has given me a chance to re-evaluate what I am doing for myself, and how I am approaching getting fit, eating well, de-stressing, and treating ... Read more

All Aboard!

Friday, April 24, 2015      8 comments

This is not the express train. This appears to be the one that takes the scenic route. Occasionally, I find a little shortcut that speeds things along, but most often I am climbing up the hill little by little. I am driving the train, but ... Read more

Repeat After Me

Thursday, April 23, 2015      9 comments

It''s about me. It's about me. It's about me. At the end of the day, all that I can be sure of is that this process is all about me. It is tempting at times to focus on others, and either marvel at their example, or wonder I cannot look as... Read more

That Much Sweeter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      3 comments

Not in spite of, but because of life's bumps and bruises, the journey to the top, at the pinnacle of where we want to be is so much sweeter than if our route was direct and without scars. I've had many mentors in my life, and some are still pres... Read more

The Key

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      10 comments

The Key to my success, present past and future boils down to one thing - never giving up. I have to pat myself on the back a little here, because I have grown stronger in this area. I am very resilient and no matter what obstacles I face, I ref... Read more

You Have to be Willing

Friday, April 10, 2015      12 comments

Change can be very difficult, not just in breaking our own patterns, but for those around us when we suddenly stop behaving the way we used to in the past. It can be unsettling when a person we thought we knew "like a book" has changed considera... Read more

My strongest muscle

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      11 comments

The most important muscle I am building is not visible. It is my inner strength. Truthfully, it's been tested a bit lately, but I am realizing I am much more "together" than I have been in a long while, and I am improving my inner strength - whi... Read more

Just Keep Showing Up

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      12 comments

A very important tool that I am developing is the ability to keep going even when things are not perfect. I woke up this morning on the "punky" side, but it did not man that I stayed in bed, despite the fact that I was off from work today. I cou... Read more

When the Rubber Meets the Road

Monday, March 23, 2015      6 comments

I need reminding every day to stay on track with my goals, and keep myself in check. Sometimes, those reminders come from within, - which happens more and more as my resolve gets stronger, and also from my coach who never stops proving how much ... Read more

A week of letdowns will pass

Sunday, March 22, 2015      11 comments

Last week was a week of letdowns. Nothing terribly bad, just a series of things that took the oomph out of my sails. Even after all this time, I am learning, perhaps re-learning, to take things in better stride, to not let everything weigh me do... Read more

Dealing with an Off Day

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      11 comments

We all have days when we are not at our best. It happens. Whether it is physical, mental, emotional, there are days where we just don't feel up to snuff, and don't want to do anything except maybe crawl under the covers, or go have a good, stiff... Read more

Hello March

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      7 comments

Both January and February have zipped by in a blink. I want to hold myself to a huger standard and with more accountability in March. I have a planner where I am keeping track of my food, my workouts with my coach, Hadley, and my blood sugar rea... Read more

Feeling Inspired

Monday, March 02, 2015      5 comments

Recently, my coach gave me the option to move to having 3 workout sessions with him per week. I was on that like white on rice. He brings an unmatched level of expertise and inspiration to my workouts, and also just to me. What he shares carries... Read more

Just an Every Day Thing

Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

I'm getting it. It isn't just a once in a while thing. It's an every day thing. I am in the driver's seat to make the best decisions for myself. Even a non-decision is still a choice. It may be a choice I put very little thought into, but it sti... Read more

Pushing me along

Friday, February 27, 2015      7 comments

Remember yesterday when I said I have been keeping my cool during stressful situations, ... well, not today, but I did go to the gym, met my coach, and worked out my aggression on the elliptical tonight. My coach is working with me to build stam... Read more


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