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I'm BACK!!!
Saturday, May 21, 2011      4 comments

Taking time off from Sparkpeople meant taking time off from the routine that I need to stay healthy. I've noticed lately more difficulty in climbing the stairs, playing my bagpipes (respiratory strength required), keeping track of my goals, get... Read more
Weeks to Success
Sunday, February 27, 2011      0 comments

This is a portion of an article I wrote online. I am encouraged in just writing it and hope it will be encouraging to others. I have written an article to go with organizing a household and hope to write one on health/weight loss soon, too. E... Read more
One Goal Down, One to Go!
Monday, January 24, 2011      4 comments

I did it! I passed my final exam and am now a Certified Personal Trainer! I am thrilled to have gotten an 87% on my exam! The "I think I can" has just become an "I know I can" and now I'm faced with my next goal, to make the requirements to j... Read more
Challenging Myself!
Sunday, January 09, 2011      1 comments

I'm all into setting goals lately. Not resolutions, just really motivated to do more with my life. I posted in Secrets of Success about setting goals, but suddenly just feel that's not even enough. I think what I need to do is set challen... Read more
Favourite Book of the Day
Thursday, January 06, 2011      1 comments

I'm not a reader, but every once in a while, a book will catch my eye. Today, my thrill is Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels. I couldn't find the $30 to buy it but I finally saw it available at the library! To celebrate furth... Read more
On the Up and Up...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      2 comments

Life is such a roller coaster, it's insane! But not all bad. Right now, I'm on a good upswing - I got my exam rescheduled for the end of the month, I got offered a full time job that I'm very excited about, Wes' birthday party was a huge hit, ... Read more
Counting Pennies...
Monday, January 03, 2011      1 comments

Lost another job. :p Temp agency has no work, yet. I'm scheduled to work 10 hrs this week at minimum wage. DH is in school full time and thankfully gets a little help while he's there. $20/ week for groceries to feed four adult-sized ap... Read more
Tackling the Big Stones
Thursday, December 30, 2010      2 comments

I'm sure most of us have heard or read the time-management talk about fitting the big stones into the jar before the smaller stones, the sand, the water. I found, even after having heard AND read that talk, I was still not doing it as much as I... Read more
Important Things First!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday, I had a day off from work and had a mental list of a kazillion things that I wanted to get done. I ended up getting side tracked, talking to some neighbours, (which is important) and doing other things that were also important (playi... Read more
First 14 Minutes and Half Mile are Already Done!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      1 comments

I did a little Sparking while I ate a small orange and allowed my brain to wake up. Then I took 14 minutes out of my life (hooray, today's a day off from work) and walked the halls and stairs up and down to and from the third floor to the eleve... Read more
I Wrote My Exam...
Sunday, December 12, 2010      3 comments

yesterday. I'll keep my expectations low. emoticon I nearly blew away 20 marks alone, not rememberin... Read more
5 Pounds...
Saturday, December 04, 2010      8 comments

Now I'm down to needing to lose only 5 POUNDS to move from "obesity" to "overweight". Still not a real thrill to be "overweight", but from a health stand-point, it is a great accomplishment. :-D No matter how great or small your goal, as ... Read more
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Thursday, December 02, 2010      1 comments

It's snowing today. Not really the first flakes here, this year, but the first that I've had any time to reflect upon it. This will be our first winter, here in London, ON, and it's a bit more in the snow belt than where we used to live. I'm ... Read more
Sorry, Please Try Again...
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      1 comments

OK, so I didn't quite get 80% on my exam, so I have to try again, but what I missed was almost silly and should have been no problem. Confidence is a huge part of success, too, and mine was feeling ill, very tired and anywhere but where I neede... Read more
Almost a Trainer, Already Changing My Life!
Monday, November 15, 2010      1 comments

Four days of class - 25 hours total, plus a LOT of studying, and now all that's left is a written and a practical exam. I can breathe a little easier, now, having learned the bulk of what I need to in time for the exams. Now I can focus on my ... Read more

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