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Mindset: competition? Or enough?

Saturday, January 08, 2011      9 comments

I've disclosed my competitive nature in blogs in the past... competitive, it's all about me, me, me! And then the guilt because I've always been taught that selflessness is what it's really all about! And the competitor is definitely a selfish... Read more

What have I got myself into?

Friday, January 07, 2011      9 comments

Ever notice when you impulsively set a goal, start making your determination to chase a dream more real... there is an initial excitement that sees you through the first few days. And then, the reaction hits: "What have I got myself into?" ... Read more

Bonus blog... clarification

Thursday, January 06, 2011      1 comments

Mary pointed out that her intention was really one of tracking emotions, not that the emotions themselves were the goal... the idea being to surface and see the emotional landscape of the week: Happy Grateful Amused Bubbly Sad Ang... Read more

Emotions as goals?

Thursday, January 06, 2011      8 comments

When I posted about my little "Majority Rule" experiment, Mary (CookMe123) responded with this thought: "I wonder if you set various emotions as your personal goals -- then each day you could check the day that matched. Just a thought. " ... Read more

What is this pre-training thing?

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      9 comments

I posted my status last night as starting my first week of half-marathon "pre-training". Turns out I found a half-marathon for beginners training plan:
ne/2/2_4/134.shtml I figure I can mod... Read more

Follow the bouncing brain

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      10 comments

Last year as I was doing my fast start in Spark, one of the early goals I set was to give myself pep talks each morning. And I did so mostly in my blogs. I'm doing this again this month because it is a particularly difficult time of year for m... Read more

2011 - the year of Majority Rule

Monday, January 03, 2011      6 comments

I've been preaching for a long time to myself that the majority of my behavior will rule my results. I firmly believe this. I'm toying with the idea of using a very simple measure... simpler than the tracking and the weighing and all of that: ... Read more

Rewarding myself

Sunday, January 02, 2011      12 comments

One of the things I find most challenging to remember is to give myself those rewards. It is every bit as important during maintenance as during weight loss. Maybe more so. Because without a non-food reward, there's a huge temptation to go ba... Read more

2011 - the year of the bucket list check-off!

Saturday, January 01, 2011      15 comments

This one is all Hot4Fitness (Deanna)'s fault. She suggested to me that she's being prodded to do the Lincoln Half-Marathon on May 1st, and asked if I would be interested in speed-walking it with her. Well... how was she to know that a half... Read more

Last of the month, last of the year, and the APFT results

Friday, December 31, 2010      18 comments

I told myself that I would take the Army Physical Fitness Test and measure myself against the standards for 57 - 61 year old females on New Year's 2011. Well, my body has been "resting" for several days and I really NEEDED to move more this mor... Read more

Can you feel the flames? Can you see the Sparks?

Thursday, December 30, 2010      13 comments

New Year's is a time when many of us set resolutions and goals. Me, too. But it's not the only time to start healthy habits. I tend to start on "odd" days. December 27th. February 27th. May 31st. Hmm, do I see a pattern? Getting a head s... Read more

Rubbing good days together - igniting the Spark

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      12 comments

Something my athletic son mentioned to me is that the thing he most wished he would have known sooner was... ta-da: How to come back from an injury! What a great analogy for recovery from lapses of any sort! Recovery isn't always physica... Read more

Starting to THINK about resolutions... or rather... GOALS for 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      9 comments

So far it's just a pondering in the heart... and it's been going on for a while. In fact, since the last set of goals I put out and the slogging of training. Because I think maintenance goals have to have some element of "fun" in them. Wh... Read more

Reflections on my soda-free year

Monday, December 27, 2010      15 comments

I didn't start a year ago. I started nearly three years ago. It started with a nutrition coach... I was doing pretty good with diet and exercise at the time, but I was consuming five or six cans of diet soda a day. Well, I set it as goal to r... Read more

As good as it gets? Nope, better.

Sunday, December 26, 2010      14 comments

Remember the movie of that title? The question at the root: "what if this is as good as it gets?" I started pondering that this morning. I received a Spark e-mail pointing me to this article: 5 Secrets of the 5% www.sparkpeople... Read more

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