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Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

I just realized that I never updated on two events I had been working toward. Both goals WERE achieved. And yes, they have been replaced by new goals. ... Read more
sideways steps
Thursday, August 14, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday I took a pretty hard fall. I landed on my hip and my knee pretty hard. Amazingly, I didn't cause serious damage. But I can barely move today. In a way, that is fine, since the doctor doesn't want me to. So since I can't exercise... Read more
telephone poles and gopher holes
Monday, August 11, 2014      2 comments

There is a telephone pole on Straight Circle Road. I know it's there. It has been for over 2 years now. But at least four times a week I run straight into it. Sometimes its just a grazing on my elbow, sometimes head on hard enough to cause a con... Read more
taking care of me.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      1 comments

If I had an extra hour a day I would truly pamper myself. I would meditate or give myself a mini manicure or relax with a book. How can I do something to getthat extra hour? For a start, make it a proirity. I could schedule SELF CARE on my cal... Read more
current major goal
Sunday, May 18, 2014      1 comments

Right now that would be training to walk a 5k. It is my first attempt at doing anything like an organized race. When I started, I wasn't sure how I vould possibly manage. But now I am doing pretty close to 5k consistently.... Read more
unintentional benefits of my healthy lifestyle
Saturday, May 17, 2014      0 comments

There is a huge one for me. I am finding my voice and gaining confidence in all areas of my life. I am going to the Nationals as a contestant for Miss Abilities America.Me, the person who is terrified of people. Who hates public speaking with a... Read more
half full or half empty?
Friday, May 16, 2014      1 comments

I really don't know which I am. I tend toward realism and optimism depending on the situation. In other words, I do try to find the positive side of things, but still acknowledge when things are not good. ... Read more
my mentor.
Thursday, May 15, 2014      0 comments

My mentor has to be my sister Angela. Part of that is because she is older and the one I always look up to. She was always an inspiration to me and always encouraged me to keep trying when everyone else was telling me to give up. When we were gr... Read more
biggest fitness goal
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      0 comments

Right now, my biggest fitness goal is to be abe to walk a half marathon. I am working on it slowly. I can almost manage a 5k now. I plan to have that mastered by mid June and then onward from there.... Read more
the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
Sunday, May 11, 2014      2 comments

I have seen this attributed to many people, so not sure who to credit. But oddly enouh, this is an inspirational quote that seems to apply in so many ways in my life. First, it encourages me to get active and take my morning steps. I can't ... Read more
my 5k challenge
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      0 comments

I believe that the last time I challenged myself was signing up to do a 5k walk. For me, it isn't just the walking. It's all the other things that are difficult for me. Things like people being around me. I have a very hard time being around a l... Read more
100% effort? Well, sometimes.
Monday, April 28, 2014      1 comments

No I don't always put 100 percent of my effort into my workout. I am only human and sometimes I am just to scattered to put 100% into anything. But lately I have been keeping track of what is going on in my life when I don't. I have realize... Read more
5 words how I feel today
Sunday, April 27, 2014      2 comments

Calm, well rested, happy, energized.... Read more
5k by October? sure!
Saturday, April 26, 2014      2 comments

Right now, my major fitness goal is to be able to walk a 5k by October of this year. And I can see that happening, as long as the old me doesn't resurface and I quit. I am working on walking every day. Some days, like yesterday when it was... Read more
clothing shopping,
Friday, April 25, 2014      3 comments

I usually dislike shopping for clothing. It gets frustrating when none of the cute styles fit. I always feel like I am being judged because of my size. As I continue to loose weight and get more healthy I hope I gain the confidence to enjoy shop... Read more