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To quit or not to quit
Sunday, August 09, 2015      4 comments

I've been very discouraged lately with my half marathon training. I just don't feel I'm getting any faster or better. It always feels horribly difficult. My long runs, I keep putting off because I don't have the time and I don't want to do th... Read more
Yep, I'm Pathetic and I know it
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      2 comments

I had a really pathetic running moment (or series of them) today. I went to the gym, despite every core of my being trying to come up with arguments why I shouldn't, but I did. The place was nearly full, but I managed to find a treadmill (woul... Read more
Reflections: What am I doing wrong?
Thursday, February 05, 2015      8 comments

So I'm posting this because I am struggling with the weight coming off even though I feel like I am doing all the right things. I'm striving to be brutally honest with myself to see if I can pinpoint where the problems lie. I have been d... Read more
2015 miles in 2015--Am I Crazy or Brilliant?
Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

For some bizarre reason (or perhaps an actual moment of insanity), I decided today, January 23rd, to commit to completing 2015 miles in 2015. This, for me, includes walking, running, biking, and hiking. It averages to about 5.5 miles per day, ... Read more
You Can't have it all
Sunday, January 18, 2015      0 comments

So my life is complicated. Most people's are. I'm in the middle of the converting from cyber school to regular home school for my youngest child and it's been taking up a good deal of my "free" time. Yet I have actually found time to exercise... Read more
Sunday Family Fun and Fitness
Sunday, January 11, 2015      1 comments

One of the things I have committed to doing is to get more active as a family. I have set aside Sundays as a "cross-training have fun with the family while being active somehow" day. I actually really wanted to run today since the weather wasn... Read more
Running in a Winter Wonderland
Saturday, January 03, 2015      4 comments

I woke up very early today, for a Saturday, and was unable to get back to sleep, so I got up. It was still very dark and the forecast called for snow/rain/freezing rain. I did some chores and as it got light, I checked out the weather. No sno... Read more
Back to the Gym (subtitle: how to make it work)
Thursday, December 18, 2014      0 comments

I think I have decided to go back to the gym. I quit the gym when I got a day shift job because I used to go there late at night after my evening shift job. Once I was on day shift, I didn't want to go at that time of day (probably the busiest... Read more
Keep on losing through the holiday season
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      1 comments

These are my goals for the 10 week Winter Freeze Off Biggest Loser Challenge that I am participating in. I'm not off to a great start so I am posting these here so I can remind myself. Dates are Dec. 12th through Feb. 19th 1--Exercise five ... Read more
October Goals
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      1 comments

I've decided to pick five fitness goals each month to really focus on and try to turn them into habits. This month, after much consideration, I choose the following five goals: 1--Track ALL food and activity and stay in range every day of the... Read more
Revisit September goals
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      2 comments

Looking back on the past month's goals I had set for myself: 1--no soda. I did great with this. I had one serving of soda all month and that was during my son's birthday party. This really isn't an issue for me, so I don't think I need to c... Read more
Changing Plans
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      4 comments

I took my son to soccer in full workout wear, fully expecting to run my track run. I got there and the football team was playing a game, in the middle of "my" track. I didn't figure they wanted to see me running around while a game was going o... Read more
Day 8
Monday, September 08, 2014      0 comments

Nutrition today was darn near perfect. Well, up until dinner anyway! Breakfast: had my usually healthy morning smoothie, but I took the dive and added a small handful of spinach! Now I love spinach, I just always thought I didn't much wan... Read more
Day 6
Saturday, September 06, 2014      4 comments

Stayed in range for calories all week and had breakfast and my 5 fruits/veggies. An added benefit of being very mindful of my produce intake has been a much better number on my fiber count on my nutrition page. I've always struggled getting en... Read more
Day 1
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday was Day 1 of my September goals. I went to a ball game and drank bottled water, rather than soda. I tracked and stayed in range; even foregoing brownies in the evening. I got in breakfast and my five fruits/veggies. So far so good!... Read more

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