Bring on the Holiday Challenges! This girl is prepared!!
I have no idea why this is so, but I accomplish so much more under pressure. And boy oh boy, do the holidays bring on the pressure. Four separate family parties await me this week, all full of holiday goodies! My plan: 1. Bring something del... Read more
Monday and Physical Therapy
What a great start to a week! Started physical therapy to help get more mobile; I feel the therapist "nailed it" and has found part of the problem. I started exercises today that were really work, but it felt good to be making progress! And t... Read more
And here we go again
I heard a person who keeps returning to their goal after losing sight of it has tremendous will power. So I am going with the positive thoughts and energy, and going at it again. Knowing this is a lifestyle for which to aim, I refuse to throw ... Read more
I am full of excuses, despite the fact that I posted some months ago a empowering quote to remind me what excuses are all about: "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."-Stephan Dolley Jr.
So what are... Read more
Quick and Easy Meals
Ants on a log (peanut butter or almond butter on celery with either dried cherries, raisins, or a few dark chocolate chips)
Dump and heat meatless chili: 1 can of chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, red beans, green chilies,... Read more
What a difference Spark Friends make!
When I first began this SparkPeople journey, it was just for something to do while I recovered from an accident. My brother-in-law suggested it, and I appreciate that especially now! Spark Guy and my brother-in-law were my only Spark Friends, ... Read more
Since putting the scale away
I put the scale away awhile ago. Since then, I have been measuring the amount of moving I can get in throughout the day, feeling satisfied with looser clothes, and getting an energy surge from taking good care of myself. I am also tracking the... Read more
Missed my morning exercise yesterday
I had committed to a spark streak; it only lasted 5 days. Yesterday, I had to leave dark and early for a 3 hour drive to Columbus for a seminar. I didn't get in my morning exercise because I felt I needed the extra sleep to drive more than the... Read more
NOT a morning person, but I CAN BE a morning exerciser.
Day 2 now. I know it's not much, but it is a start. I have crawled out of bed, without hitting the snooze button, and staggered to the exercise room (one of the benefits of having 3 children out of the house, with only 1 remaining....EXTRA ROO... Read more
Looking for the next adventure
As I move along with this journey, I am seeking a way to make movement and my life's purpose more fun! Since the car accident in 2009, I have slowly regained the use of my left foot and both ankles. Still hurts, but I know God had a purpose f... Read more
Never give up; get those workouts going again
It is just the truth. I need to force myself to exercise. Once I begin, I am ok with it. It is just getting myself to get going. Going to jump on the elliptical first thing in the morning. Haven't done that for awhile. Later, I will take o... Read more
Enjoy each day!
Maybe I really am just getting old, but I find myself wanting to cherish each day, the ordinary ones and the exceptional ones. When I allow myself the time to notice what is going on around me, instead of bustling through each day, I can find m... Read more
Totally have a love/hate relationship with the weekend. I love it because it seems a bit less structured and more low key. I hate it actually for the same reason! The structure of the weekday keeps me on track. I'm half-way through the weeke... Read more
They say moderation is the key to life in general. I have been known to be one to go all out or nothing at all...I guess what they call perfectionism. When it doesn't go as I planned, well, why bother? The last several days, nothing at all has... Read more
Guess we need the tough days to appreciate the good ones, huh? I just couldn't totally pull it together today. Feel like it was a mostly wasted day. I am trying to focus on what went right instead of all the wrongs. (There really are a lot of... Read more
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