My relationship with my mom has not always been perfect,...but today I'm remembering that she carried me around for 9 months and planned her whole life in that time around me! I'm quite sure that she did the same collectively for the rest of my ... Read more
I can't wait to keep my walking streak alive today. I've hit my 10,000 goal 3 times in the last week, including yesterday's 13,000 mark. The walking will help me corral my eating also. Once I am seeing payoffs in my energy from better movement: ... Read more
It Wasn't on sale
HA! I went shopping with my sister today! It was great! I bought a necklace, (not on sale), hand cream and soap, not on sale, and an earring tree to display earrings I make (and will one day sell). I saw a great outfit in a window, and basical... Read more
Sweet Smell of Success
Here's a thank you gift to myself! I loved that I just walked (which oddly felt like "nothing"....it used to feel like such a chore and project) --- and picked the destination of a flower shop. I went and selected the flowers that I liked best i... Read more
Progress not Perfection
I've made excellent progress this week --- walking most days, and that will continue on this weekend. I am starting to see more of my warrior spirit re-emerge. I think I'd forgotten how strong I can be, and let so many things chip away at my spi... Read more
No PAIN, No GAIN
Ha! It's not what you are thinking. :)
I had this thought while slipping off to dreamland last night. I was basking in the the feeling of having completed 10,000 steps yesterday, and it occurred to me that "nothing" hurt. Not my legs, my an... Read more
10,000 steps reached
I DID IT! WOO HOO! I reached my goal today. I am doing virtual somersaults!!!
WOO HOO!... Read more
It's a Good Morning!
Good morning, Sparks!
I left the house a wee bit late today --- not late for work, just later then I like to leave because traffic really builds up the later into the morning it gets. I like to leave early and beat the heavier traffic a... Read more
Walking on Sunshine!
Working towards 10k steps a day. Yesterday I did 7k. today I am up to 4k so far. I took a walk at lunch around campus. It was good to get out, breathe the fresh air, and make progress on my goal.
10k steps is a lot! Heck 4k steps is a lot ... Read more
The sun is shining! Love it! Thanks for the beautiful weather, God.
April is underway and I am taking it one step at a time. I strapped on a pedometer this morning and learned that it is 700 steps from my usual parking space to my office. ... Read more
What am I waiting for?
Life to be perfect? Not going to happen.
Counting myself among those sparked and inspired. I am making a U-turn this very minute. Man, I need to stop giving up on myself way too easily. really I am a beautiful, happy, kindhearted, courageo... Read more
It Happens Every Time
It's not quite time to call in in the conspiracy theorists, but I am definitely noticing a pattern here. Each time I found myself getting trapped in feeling of stress and overwhelm, I end up counseling or consoling someone else on remaining calm... Read more
Keep on walking
I was in a bit of a funk, feeling overwhelmed at life, in general, not even my own journey, persay, but I started to think things more clearly through when I had a moment to think about things. Ok, my life is not going perfectly smoothly right n... Read more
DeRailed and ReRailed
Whew! I threw in the towel for a couple of days! I was just plain overwhelmed (and avoiding SP!) --- but I am ready to re-emerge as someone who has not forgotten I have many unrealized goals and dreams, and I need to just keep moving FORWARD one... Read more
Upcoming Milestones and Marks
Here's what I am using to get my butt moving in the days ahead:
4 weeks until my BDAY
6 weeks until VACAY
10 weeks until REUNIONS
I have a lifelong habit of making big plans and then falling short when I get overwhelmed. I cave whe... Read more
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