I'm not sure what to write, but I want to blog, so let's see what comes.
My motivation and energy around Sparking has been lower for the past week than when I started being on the website again. I haven't found a good way to be on SP when ... Read more
A Perfect Day outside the arena!
Most of the time this day would not count for my perfect day, but after a busy 2 weeks, it is just what I needed! The skies have been pouring down rain all day, it is SO dark outside. I walked the dogs (all 3!) early before the weather got too... Read more
"Pain!" A Mantra
I am reading a great book called, 'Daring Greatly' by Brene Brown. It is really, really good. It discussed what the author has learned in her years of research on shame and vulnerability. At one point, she describes a tactic of what to do whe... Read more
Here you come again
191 days since I last blogged. Way more than that since I last tracked.
One way to look at my life the past 2 years is that it has not gone how I wanted it to. That I became one of 'those people' who I swore I would not become... Read more
I was here in June and tracked for the first time in months. And the demons over tracking my 2300 calorie day were too hard to suppress after. So I decided that, for then, I wasn't going to consider tracking. I had enough on my plate and was... Read more
howdy stranger! (grief and ending my MIA status)
It's been 4 months since I've been on SP; by far the longest break in my 5 years here.
There is a lot I would love to tell you (that isn't true), but I'm not going to write it all, because I think writing about what I haven't ... Read more
The calm before the 5 week storm.
The news last week was kind of worst case scenario. My Dad 's bone marrow cancer worsened and he now also has Leukemia. The prognosis is not good, but there is some hope. I am trying not to focus on statistics too much and just stay positive.... Read more
staying strong with bad news
I am currently managing to do something that eluded me most of the year 2012--keep taking care of myself and making good choices through stress! My Dad (who has been sick with bone cancer for the past 4 years and spent a good chunk of last year... Read more
2 blogs in 2 days! Rock Climbing, Ramadan, Negativity, and Alcohol
Here I am again! managing to do a little more than just track.
I had a great workout and a 2 great realizations today (not bad, right?):
workout ... Read more
well hello there!
It's been a while, but lots of things have been happening--positive things even!
Despite this, I have been very unmotivated to blog or track. I'm not sure what's going on, but it's been a while now. I feel motivated until I actually get onto... Read more
OK, let's try some goals for this week
Time to act as if, even though I am so not feeling it. But I am not going to get anywhere waiting to feel it, so here we go.
The good news is my time for interior work is increasing. I have struggled with this for a while (finding the ti... Read more
What's the opposite of sparking?
Not sure what the opposite is, and I'm not at the opposite of sparking my way along. But I would say my Spark motivation is and has been low for a while. I am still trying (with some success) to eat well everyday. The long time of not being a... Read more
it's getting better all the time
The good news about not being able to work out for 2 full weeks is that I am finally out of the phase of not working out where it kills me every morning. It doesn't bother me that I'm getting used to not working out b/c I know how forward I am ... Read more
A letter to my future self who doesn't feel like working out
As I wrote yesterday in my blog, I am redefining what daily health looks like through the scope of the injuries I currently have. As part of that, I have written a letter to myself for those days in the (hopefully not too distant) future when ... Read more
TIme to get it together
The problem is inflexibility. And I don't mean yoga poses, I mean my own internal ability to accept change and realign my priorities and self. Through my foot injury since May I have been adapting pretty well. I've been handling the new set b... Read more