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No PAIN, No GAIN

Thursday, April 08, 2010      15 comments

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

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      6 comments

I DID IT! WOO HOO! I reached my goal today. I am doing virtual somersaults!!! WOO HOO!... Read more

It's a Good Morning!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      9 comments

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!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      9 comments

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

April days

Monday, April 05, 2010      5 comments

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?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      11 comments

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

Thursday, March 25, 2010      6 comments

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      6 comments

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      4 comments

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

Monday, March 15, 2010      9 comments

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

TGIF!

Friday, March 12, 2010      4 comments

Long week! Eating well - not so much - exercising some but both could be better. Feel like I need to buckle down and keep my focus. I coached a co-worker today through some bad feeling sshe was having, and reminded myself it is no different for ... Read more

TGIF!

Friday, March 12, 2010      1 comments

Long week! Eating well - not so much - exercising some but both could be better. Feel like I need to buckle down and keep my focus. I coached a co-worker today through some bad feeling sshe was having, and reminded myself it is no different for ... Read more

Gym Dandy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      12 comments

My hubby was due at work today at 5am! Yay! His early departure helped me get up and get over to the gym by 5am. That is a personal best arrival time! WOO HOO! I rode the bike for 20 mins, doing intervals, which always give me a better wo... Read more

Ups and Downs

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      10 comments

Been in a funk for the last couple of days. Just not feeling like myself - feeling sad over minuscule things - feeling out of sorts. I think maybe its hormonal, but I don't know. This is exactly how I derailed in the past. It was like the anti-... Read more

Pluses and Minuses

Sunday, March 07, 2010      12 comments

It's easy for me to talk the big game when the scale is speaking my language. Today, not so much. It read the same as last week. Ok, I am a little bummed, but keeping the big picture in mind this is what I am telling myself. This is normal.... Read more


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