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Gearing up for the Spring 5% Challenge
The 2015 Spring 5% Challenge is the first 5% Challenge that I am participating in. I'll be honest, I feel a little lost... and nervous. I feel like this is going to be a much more intense challenge than I am used to, and require more dedication ... Read more
I have a confession
I'm not going to lie. I have been severely lacking on keeping up with the program. Somewhere along the line I just stopped. Stopped tracking, stopped intentional exercise, stopped eating even remotely healthy. And I am ashamed of myself. ... Read more
Well that was a dumb move
Run or Dye Philadelphia 2014
That's the goal. This is the reality.
My workout consistency sucks... majorly. I did the first week's worth of training over the first 3 weeks of the year (Weather and a severe cold set me back) And then I... Read more
So the new year has dawned, and while I've come a long way, I'm not 100% satisfied with where I am now. There is definitely room for improvement. Not that I'm beating myself up over it. Quite the opposite. I see my own shortcomings and can recog... Read more
Here I am, 12:30am, and what am I doing? Eating a bowl of bananas and peanut butter and simply listening to my kids breathe. I wish that I were sleeping like they are. So why aren't I? Well, because my toddler keeps trying to kill my newborn. I ... Read more
End of Leap into Fall Challenge
Today is the last day of the fall challenge, and I feel like it has been successful for me, at least for the purposes I joined it. I didn't expect to "do well" or to lose a lot of weight. I just wanted some motivation to keep me off my butt thro... Read more
Leap Into Fall Fitness Challenge - My Goals
Well, I joined this challenge to spark myself back into shape. Maybe a little crazy, considering my current condition, but something that I definitely need. Throughout my pregnancy I had gotten quite a bit lazy. Between the early morning sicknes... Read more
Why I love SparkPeople!
Sparkpeople. Some may call it a "diet" website. Some refer to it as healthy living. I'm going to say it's the best "social networking" site. There was Myspace, and Facebook, and Google+, but none of those places provide the kindness and loving s... Read more
Turning a page
So I had been doing really great with journaling. Or journaling on paper at the very least. Up until about 2 weeks ago when I just had such a terribly stressful day that it took me 4 full days to get all of my feelings down on paper. By the time... Read more
Official Stress Busting Challenge - Week 3
Week 3 - Day 1 - Sunday, July 28th
The day was mostly stress free. Went to Rob's dad's church picnic. Xena had a great time! Rode the pony not once, but twice! Boy is she a lucky girl with the pony rides this weekend! My aunt and grandfathe... Read more
Official Stress Busting Challenge - Week 2
So at the end of week 1 I sat down and reflected upon the week and came to a decision on my goals for this challenge. They are as follows:
1) To continue to journal about my stressors.
2) Use coping techniques to deal wi... Read more
Official Stress Busting Challenge - Week 1
So, I joined the Official Stress Busting Challenge today to help get me better prepared for handling life with 2 kids... I know I'm not ready for it right now, and I have 12 more weeks to get myself there. I plan to post 1 weekly blog and update... Read more
I HATE being sick!
What is up with me this year? Started it off with a nasty sinus infection, then I fell and hurt my knee, and now the past few days I've been super nauseous (probably doesn't help that half the people in the house have been puking the past week).... Read more
Letter to my future fit self
Well it took a bit longer than expected, but you've finally made it! You're back down to a healthy BMI, even if you weren't able to attain the lowest end of it, but we'll keep on trying! You are FULL of energy! Xena is growing up fantastically a... Read more
Bumps along the way
Seems like everything keeps going wrong, the past 2 weeks I've had a sinus infection and wasn't getting all my exercise in because of that, plus eating bad because it was just more convenient while I wasn't feeling well. Now I'm finally getting ... Read more