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Intro To My Class - 2nd try, new format (video blog)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      100 comments

This is the slide show I am going to use to introduce both myself and the program to the class. Let me know what you think. I also uploaded a copy on You Tube because initially the video on Sparkpeople would not process or took a long time ... Read more
Calling all Sparkfriends....
Saturday, February 16, 2013      73 comments

I have a friend that just joined Sparkpeople. I rarely ask my Sparkfriends for much but I am asking this time. It would mean the world to me if you could go over to her page and welcome her to Sparkpeople and make her feel at home. She is ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Subject outline for class and facts for taking your eyes off the scale
Monday, February 11, 2013      181 comments

I wanted to share a rough outline of my class series that I will be teaching at my local fitness facility. I am going to be putting up the lessons on my blog as I complete them. I am also tossing around the idea of making them into short video p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So many good things happening...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      252 comments

So many times in my life, trouble has come in waves like an avalanche that the good can seem like it only pops up on the radar once in a while. These last few weeks have been different. It seems like I got really "lucky" recently but in reality... Read more
Weight loss class is a GO!
Friday, February 01, 2013      64 comments

I got an email this morning from the manager of my gym that my proposal to teach a weight loss and lifestyle change seminar is a go! Also, there is alot of enthusiasm for the couch to 5k and half marathon training academy as well. With the run... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Celebrating A Non-Scale Victory Today :) (video blog)
Thursday, January 31, 2013      260 comments

Today, I reached a new milestone in my strength training. I have progressed to the point that I can now do Kettlebell swings with an 80 pounder :) Here is a pic of my new Kettlebell compared to my original 20 pounder ... Read more
Sparkpeople Radio Interview..
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      56 comments

Wow, what a great experience talking with Lily Hills and Karen Hudson on Sparkpeople Radio. We chatted and shared a little before the actual interview and overall it was a really fun and rewarding time. They really put alot of work into what th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Now for the big challenge...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      249 comments

This has been a tough 2 weeks for me. Without wanting to be redundant, I will simply say that I had the worst anxiety / depressive episode I have ever had. All of the triggers were present to bring on the mother of all panic attacks. It has take... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Non Scale Victories Inspire Hope.
Monday, January 14, 2013      98 comments

It has been a long recovery from the emotional crash and burn that i had on night shift but I have finally come around. So far in therapy, we have really made strides. Iím getting full spectrum lights in place to cope with the physical problems ... Read more
Pinkie Promise?
Saturday, January 12, 2013      51 comments

I posted about my issues with depression and anxiety because I want to set the example. It's ok to talk about it. While there is indeed a fine line between too much information and honesty, there is a tendency for those who struggle to hide and ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What do I say?
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      173 comments

A friend sent this photo to me to show support for what has been happening lately. I guess the big question after a blog like the last one is, what do I say? I am seeing a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Hardest Blog Ever Written.
Sunday, December 30, 2012      307 comments

I have met the enemy...and he is me. I have made the decision to go for counseling. That one sentence embodies the toughest decision I have ever made. It goes against my very fibre of "I'm gonna do it my way". I guess I got that way from y... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Living again...
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      134 comments

I have had a very rough 7 days. Not going into detail but just simply life was difficult as it can be sometimes. This led to an awful lot of emotional eating and just a overall negative attitude in general. Today as I write this, I am still ve... Read more
Workout log... boring read, this is for accountability.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      22 comments

This is a boring blog, this is just posted for workout accountability while my trainer is away on vacation. To understand my documentation, I work in circuits. IE... Round1 would be for example.. squat rows 72.5x10, 105x10, 105 x7 T... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To succeed you must first be willing to fail
Monday, December 17, 2012      463 comments

One thought that I have been mulling over for quite a while is that success comes when we embrace failure, both real and perceived, as part of the process. I have spent a lot of time pondering this element of our journey. It's only when t... Read more

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