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5 things I am good at, I celebrate me- pass it on...

Saturday, February 19, 2011      11 comments

Five things I am good at 1. Concieving & Creating art projects 2. Standing up for the little guy 3. Cooking nutritious, delicious meals 4. Teaching 5. Feeling I am one persistent chick! I will: 1. Compete in a 10 km race this ... Read more

how to love yourself in the real world- an example

Sunday, February 13, 2011      12 comments

Today I pat myself on the back for practicing assertiveness and not giving up or backing down in the face of an Administrative blunder. My partner handles the bills usually, but...I discovered a bill from the Mega Global Corporation, Telstra. Th... Read more

Fabulous, Healthy February

Saturday, February 12, 2011      4 comments

So Sm-artgirl how is February treating you? Excellently, thank you! How you going with your break from drinking alcohol? It has been pretty easy, especially because my partner agreed to stop also. (A first for him!) I am grateful to be ... Read more

There is only Now

Saturday, February 05, 2011      14 comments

I am inspired to post partially in response to Yoovie's blog "Today Is The Day" & partially for the Positivity Challenge Team. I have tendency to get stuck in my head or my emotions, not taking concious action. Choices I make moment by momen... Read more

I am an emotional sleeper!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010      14 comments

Some of us eat when nervous, depressed or anxious. I sleep. Well kind of. I know this blog is NOT inspirational, I am risking telling how it is. This is third night I crashed out with my little guy and then woke up around 2am 'til 5. ... Read more

If my goal weight wrote a letter to me today

Monday, November 22, 2010      19 comments

She would say: "Dear SM-ARTGIRL, Hey beautiful, where have you been? You are powering along with these healthy lifestyle habits for months and then you abandon the plan somewhere & just stop running & weight training, totally. I ... Read more

Layers: clothes protect me from the harsh elements, fat?

Thursday, May 06, 2010      14 comments

In the past few days I emptied out my jeans drawers. I actually fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans...still a little too tight to wear however, or has my body shape changed so much? I note to myself nothing stays the same, life IS change, flux,... Read more

A 5k race & 2 days of fun - rewards work!

Sunday, April 25, 2010      25 comments

Last weekend was my first 5k race, this weekend was a spare minute to write about it. First & foremost: a big hug and thanks to you, my spark friends, for cheering me on as I embody my athletic woman within! Read more

Rewards: loving myself at last

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      15 comments

I got it! I really got it! In the past I worked so hard at everything but I never thought to hug myself and say " good job". My pattern was to go like crazy until a task was completed then "doona dive" 'til I could face the world "perfect" again... Read more

SIS Goals review:how have I been doing so far?

Monday, April 12, 2010      11 comments

These are my goals for Team Fireflies when I began 4 weeks ago: Team Fireflies Challenge are lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks & 30 minutes movement every day! The amazing thing is I have lost 6 cm (4cm off my abdomen) in last 2 weeks , but I h... Read more

Easter and camping and running in the bush

Monday, April 05, 2010      17 comments

Waking up in a hut of open doors, stars, moonlight & night pours in, divine- the sound of burbling creek, of trees at night, small creatures, frogs... Feels more like Autumn up here in the Yarra Valley. I ran, I ran uphill for a long time. A... Read more

FIREFLY's SIS 12 Week Challenge - week1

Monday, March 22, 2010      11 comments

Personal goals: Lose 1 pound per week, 12 in total. (5pts) Train for, enter and complete a 10 km run event. (5pts) current: week 6 of 9 week couch 2 5k running program. OR 30 minutes of exercise per day = 84 days includes 5 k & 10 k ... Read more

What Motivates Me - the criss-cross effect again...

Friday, March 19, 2010      13 comments

1. Feeling the rain, air, sun on my face as I run connects me to natures cycles. 2. Calming my mind in the discipline of stretching my body in yoga. 3. Weight training - this is the difference between having crippled, painful knees and being... Read more

seratonin 02- I DID A MINI-TRI- now i feel empty?

Monday, March 15, 2010      6 comments

>Entered & completed my first ever sporting event, a mini triathlon 7th March. I entered the min-tri rather than the starter. May I preface that strapping cousin Jane & my ... Read more

First Day of Autumn in OZ and a flood of memories.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      10 comments

Already the air feels fresher. On my run on Monday night, I was cold for the first time in months. I remembered running as a teenager. The cold air hurting my nose, sometimes my teeth as I ran on frosty grass. I loved long runs in the cou... Read more


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