Setbacks you cannot control.
For the first time in about seven years, my back went out. It used to be a common problem - stress a weak core, lifting kids, but over the years being healthy, having a low stress outlook on life and doing pilates and running meant I was safe fr... Read more
I should be the most confident person on the planet. I have great kids, and adoring husband who thinks I'm terrific, friends, the respect of people in my community and church, and lots of hobbies, goals, and zest for life. I can cook almost anyt... Read more
Keeping my chin up
The scale was not kind today. Despite a week of staying within calorie ranges and excercising a lot, the scale told me I had gained a pound and a half. Since tuesday.
Now, I know I've been good. I've done everything I'm supposed to do, and ... Read more
Why do I excercise?
It was tough getting out of bed this morning. E kids are home from school, and with icy rain and my husband out of town, it meant exercising indoors- again. No gym, no walk or jog outside. Normally I'm okay with the occasional day inside, but af... Read more
Fall is usually my favorite time of year - kids back to school, a fresh start, new inspiration in the workout department. But due to a few physical issues and most of the things in the house breaking within a two week period, it's been a challen... Read more
Post Knee Surgery and Sparking again!
Well I had my knee operation on the 29th, and while it was minor, I am definitely less mobile and still in some pain. It was just damaged cartiledge...my meniscus is still in tact, so the doctor thinks I should be able to do everything eventuall... Read more
Injury & Self contemplation
Are you bad at sticking up for yourself and your health?
I am. I've had a knee injury for a couply months that has grown steadily worse. I did see my doctor at the beginning of the month, and she prescribed 4 weeks of physical therapy. I c... Read more
Pride, we are taught, is a sin. But sometimes, it's well deserved, and totally different from the Vanity that we should avoid.
How did I earn my pride today?
I had a good weigh in (relatively speaking, post-holiday).
I ran 1.5 miles on ... Read more
Nightmares about my old self...
It's not often I have a nightmare - a wake up in a rush, pulse pounding bad dream. This one was the briefest I can remember.
I was in the house I grew up in (age birth-13, anyway) and I woke up in my old bed and had to make my way to the ba... Read more
My children's elementary school, being the forward thinkers that they are, is holding a turkey trot today during each grades PE time. Parents are invited to attend, so I'll be running the .75 mile course with my 3rd grader and the 1.5 mile cours... Read more
There is no amount of fitness that can prepare you for a sudden loss. One of my favorite neighbors died last night, an elderly gentleman who was my gardening buddy and a patron of the entire neighborhood. Every child on this street had played on... Read more
Back to School -the perfect time for a challenge!
New pencils, new paper, new notebooks. I loved back to school time as a child, even though I actually hated school. (Social issues - what chubby kid didn't have those?) SO in September I am always thrilled to throw myself into something new.
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This is always an insane month in the house of many a mother - End of school year brings my family a concert, a birthday sleepover, father's day, 3 soccer tournaments, vet appointments, checkups for me and oldest, swim lessons, 2 Girl Sc out Eve... Read more
Elementary School Gym Class Inspiration
Gym class was not fun for alot of us. I am so lucky - my daughters love it. Their gym teachers have a nice mix of games, challenge, and silliness that they both look foreward to it.
There's a new challenge in my kids' school - everyone gets... Read more
God's Greatest gift to us is.....
I am a big believer in the fresh start. Every morning (or whenever you start your day after sleeping) is a new beginning. Sure, you take your problems with you. When I wake up tomorrow, my husband will still be out of town, my house will still b... Read more