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A New Decade
Saturday, January 11, 2020      3 comments

2019 started off fine, but I got side-tracked by some personal issues. I never completely gave up; I just didn’t remain as consistent as I was the previous year. I was so sporadic about my nutrition and exercise that I re-gained about ... Read more
Trainer Tips to Stay on Track
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      3 comments

This message showed up in my inbox this morning. It came from one of those “Best of SparkPeople” e-newsletters. The article was titled, “Are You Making These 5 Resolution Mistakes?” For now the answer is, NO. Yea me! Of course in the p... Read more
What is easy?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      2 comments

I used to think going to the dojo was difficult. I used to think every class was difficult. Then those classes were cancelled the first week in December. Yes, I often had to change my mind set to get to class. Yes, I worked hard in cl... Read more
Progress since January 2018
Saturday, January 12, 2019      3 comments

I've been aware of many changes since January 2018, but this morning I took time to take an inventory: My strength and flexibility increased steadily throughout the year. My food choices were better for the entire year. My sleep improve... Read more
The struggle is real
Sunday, January 06, 2019      3 comments

I noticed that I mentioned struggle in my last 2 blog posts (10 months apart). So, yes, the struggle is real. This lead to my status yesterday: The struggle is part of the process. Moving past the struggle is what makes me stronger. It ha... Read more
Hello 2019...accountability time.
Thursday, January 03, 2019      1 comments

Here it is; 2018 was a good year for me. I struggled with balancing things in my life, although I thrived in my goal to get healthier! I played a lot in 2018 and that reminded me of the importance of play. I learned some great lessons in 2018.... Read more
Week 7 Review
Sunday, March 04, 2018      2 comments

At Kickboxing “camp” our trainer repeatedly tells us that we have to keep challenging ourselves to grow; that when our arms are shaking and we do just one more push up, we get stronger and improve. If we give up when our arms are shaking, we may... Read more
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      3 comments

I just finished a tough workout. Our trainer called it Round 2. We had 20 minutes to complete this workout in order 4 times. Round 2: 40 Punches 10 Kicks 20 Punches 20 Squat Kick 10 Sit ups 20 Elephants 10 Squat Thrust At... Read more
Endorphins and Observations
Monday, February 26, 2018      1 comments

The endorphins are turned on today! I can tell you that this Kickboxing fitness camp is very challenging. Today was no exception; it was fitness testing, do as many as you can in 1 minute: Push ups Sit ups Squats Jump Rope Medicine Bal... Read more
Hurdles and Walls
Sunday, February 25, 2018      3 comments

The following quote is one of my favorites: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls ar... Read more
“Don’t be a toddler” and other good advice
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      2 comments

Last week I participated in an online seminar about organizing. I was able to watch most of the videos; 3 each day for 5 days. Participants had 24 hours to view the videos for free (which is what I did), or purchase an unlimited pass. I got some... Read more
Fighting for myself
Monday, February 19, 2018      2 comments

I just read the phrase “fighting for myself” in my October 9th blog. I find this interesting, because for the last month, fighting for myself is exactly what I’ve been doing. Out of the blue, the first week in January a friend asked if I’d be in... Read more
Enter blog here...
Sunday, February 18, 2018      1 comments

I keep thinking I'm going to blog, so much has happened over the last 3 months. I feel like I'm finally back on track. So, here's my reminder to blog this week. Here I go...... Read more
The rebirth is happening
Monday, October 09, 2017      3 comments

The past 14 months have been such a challenge for me. Many things have gone “wrong”, which really means things I planned didn’t happen and I had no control over anything that did happened. Actually, that’s always true; I only have control over t... Read more
I get knocked down but I get up again…
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      2 comments

This is part of the chorus from an old song, Tubthumping by Chumbawamba “I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down” Yes, I know it’s a drinking song, but those words I get knocked down, but I get up a... Read more

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