Wedding Bells Rang!
On 11/22/2017, my sweetie of almost 15 years and I tied the knot! I'm living proof you can decide to have a small, intimate wedding - and have it stay small and intimate! We invited family and a small group of friends who are and have been inves... Read more
Maintenance stumbling block
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
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
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!
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
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.
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Positive spin on a skip day
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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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9" LOSS! (with measurements) - Core de Force wrap-up
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
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
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Next to last day - Core de Force, day 29
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