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Maintenance stumbling block
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      9 comments

I know I shouldn't be surprised. The past year has been just ridiculous in terms of stress and anxiety. My SO retired and has been doing at least 80% of the cooking. He's been more mindful of his own eating, so he's tried to make healthier ... Read more
Farewell to my mama
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      21 comments

Mama passed away in the wee hours of May 4th, after suffering a heart attack on April 28th. She lingered in the hospital for almost 6 days. Those were hard days for her, but it allowed my family to gather, including our sister and her husband, w... Read more
Grandson Cove's Feb 2017 visit
Monday, February 27, 2017      20 comments

Ooh, I haven't posted a grandson blog in too long!! We had fun this weekend; the visits are just too short since we split the weekends with his Grampy. I met Cove's mama halfway on Friday afternoon and we had a nice, long talk on the 1.5 ho... Read more
Take that step!
Monday, January 30, 2017      26 comments

This can be applied to so many aspects of life: business, health, fitness, trust and grief, to name a few. Keep moving, even if all you can manage t... Read more
So stubborn.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      28 comments

I'm usually a fairly positive person, or I try hard to be. But yesterday my post-surgical shoulder started giving me trouble, and it is so frustrating! I skipped my workout today because of it. It hurts in my shoulder blade and in the bicep. ... Read more
Positive spin on a skip day
Thursday, January 19, 2017      21 comments

I can't remember the last time I skipped a whole day of working out due to illness... until yesterday. In fact, I can't remember the last time I was really sick. I've had one of the many bugs that seem to be sidelining people lately. I've r... Read more
Invest in yourself!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      27 comments

This caught my eye and shifted my brain into overdrive this morning. I don't judge anyone for spending money on handbags - heck, I like a great purse a... Read more
Change your vocabulary!
Monday, January 09, 2017      7 comments

I finally took the word "cheat" out of my vocabulary, as in "cheat meal" or "cheat day." It helps me to not think of foods as "bad" or "good." That's giving food more power than I ever want to give it again. I try to eat well about 90% of t... Read more
Core de Force, Round 2
Monday, January 09, 2017      3 comments

I started my second round of Core de Force this morning. I was about as excited as I was on day 1 the first time around! A friend (who is also my Beachbody coach) started her first round last Monday, and I've had the opportunity to encourage and... Read more
2017 Word of the Year
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      12 comments

My word for 2017 is STRENGTH. I will be focusing on physical strength, mental strength, emotional strength, and spiritual strength. Between my SO's retirement (so many adjustments!), his foot surgery recovery (late December), his possi... Read more
Bonus Core de Force workout
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

This morning I did the bonus workout that came with my Core de Force program: MMA Mashup. It's a 27 minute routine, 6 rounds. It's a combination of the program's trainers' favorite moves from all the different routines. It was a lot of fun! ... Read more
9" LOSS! (with measurements) - Core de Force wrap-up
Thursday, December 29, 2016      8 comments

Oh my goodness, I lost 9" total in one 30 day round of Core de Force!! I never share measurements or my weight - I'm not hiding anything, I just don't do that. However, I'm so thrilled with this program, I'm breaking that rule. Here are my ... Read more
LAST DAY - Core de Force, day 30
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      4 comments

I rocked the last day of this round of Core de Force! Today's workout was 63 minutes: MMA Plyo and Core Kinetics. I will post my measurements either this evening or tomorrow, whenever I have time. I am EXTREMELY proud of myself for completi... Read more
Next to last day - Core de Force, day 29
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      1 comments

Today was Active Recovery day. 21 minutes, half technique practice and half stretching, all nice and slow. I took my SO to Lubbock to have his post-surgical splint removed (praise the Lord) and his first cast put on. Doc said both incisions... Read more
Switcheroo - Core de Force, day 28
Monday, December 26, 2016      3 comments

Today I did the workouts for day 29. Tomorrow we go back to Lubbock to get my SO's first cast put on (his foot surgery was done on the 22nd). Today's routine should have been Active Recovery, but since we'll have to get on the road kind of early... Read more

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