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I am celebrating small victories today!
I completed Week 3, Day 1 of the couch to 5K program this morning - 39 days to go until the official 5k date!
I set out a goal this month to get to the new trophy level on Spark and acheived it t... Read more
My first official 5k!
I have officially signed up for my first 5k race! I convinced hubby to join the race with me (after he said just hours earlier that we need something to motivate us to get to the gym.) So, we are signed up, fees paid, and committed to being re... Read more
I'm doing it!
I'm actually doing it! Dr said to lose the weight and I'm actually doing it! Down 5 pounds!
Woohoo!... Read more
Had a visit to the doctor today and heard those dreaded words "lose weight." My first thought was "ya, ya, I've heard that before." But she made some interesting points that I hadn't thought about before. So, I'm back here to Spark myself int... Read more
My niece is in town and we've been touring the Orlando theme parks. I'm proud to say I've been walking and walking and have been looking for the healthy meal options on the menus! Feeling good!... Read more
today, I'm struggling. It's "that time of the month" and my body wants nothing more than to eat ice cream and curl up on the couch. I'm fighting my weak willpower to keep myself in check - I've slipped up a couple of times already this week an... Read more
I Love the Sunshine!
I love the sunshine - it's my energy. When I wake up in the morning with my room filled with light, I feel so happy and ready to tackle whatever the day brings. I think that's why I've been so hesitant to say that I'll leave Florida someday be... Read more
It's the Fourth of July weekend - when I think of the 4th, I think fireworks, barbecue, friends, family, NASCAR, and finding someway to stay cool. I sometimes forget what we are actually celebrating - our freedom. The freedom that the early co... Read more
Why do we always have to start on Day 1?
Is it really that much more motivating to start all over and call it Day 1? I have a friend that has been so diligent about her lifestyle change for almost a year and a half and has lost a great deal of weight, looks great, and has been really ... Read more
I made it
I made it back to the gym tonight and oh my goodness, I was huffin and puffin like a novice... ugh! But the good news is that I burned a ton of calories and am looking forward to sleeping really well tonight!... Read more
Finally feeling the pressure lifting
My job has been really stressful for a long time and recently, I took a new role within the company and this last week, I started to feel some of the overtime pressure lift... the good news; and I got a raise... the better news; and my new boss ... Read more
Time to hitch up the horse
and jump back on the wagon! I've been using a whole lot of excuses for not getting to the gym, but in the end, they are just excuses for my laziness. So, I'm heading back ya'll! Better watch out cuz I'm gonna start rackin up those SparkPoints... Read more
Time for something new!
Sometimes it's scary to have so much change happen all at the same time, but I'm excited! I'm starting a new job in the next few weeks and hubby finished school, so we are looking forward to actually having more time to spend together :) I'm e... Read more
Heading off to a new adventure
I've been contemplating a job offer for a couple weeks and I finally made a decision (well, I should say that God finally revealed to me the decision) to take the new job :) I've been complaining for a long time that my current job takes away t... Read more
Some days the sunshine is enough to bring joy, but today the joy seems especially high! It's Friday, I'm leaving work early, my workload is light, my team is happy, my new job prospects are good, I'm heading to Disney World with hubby for date ... Read more