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Day 52! Check in
Saturday, August 22, 2015      2 comments

50 days in, it's time to reassess what I'm doing and where I'm going. I dropped off the daily blogging here in favor of putting that time on my personal writing projects, but I've kept up my other fitness goals. Currently I'm doing t... Read more
Day 40 - Scale Success
Monday, August 10, 2015      1 comments

The scale is finally catching up to what my body and tape measurements have been telling me - I'm seeing real progress! 3 lbs lost, which may not seem like much, but I know I also gained 3 lbs from the starting point of this, which I know ... Read more
Day 39 - Inspiring My Kids
Sunday, August 09, 2015      0 comments

When I started this, my kids expressed an interest in joining me. I didn't want to make this awful for them so I haven't forced them to hold to that. 39 days in, and they've finally taken interest to action. I only have one set of weights, so we... Read more
Day 38 - Restrictive Dieting
Saturday, August 08, 2015      2 comments

I've always been resistant to dieting. I'd much rather be food conscious and make good decisions than try to stick to a reduced calorie count, pull things I love from my diet, or try to otherwise place limitations on myself. I'm thinking I... Read more
Day 36/37 - Migraines and Mischief
Saturday, August 08, 2015      0 comments

It's profoundly hard to motivate when the entire world is hurting you. Migraines are awful. I get light and sound sensitive and sometimes it feels like the world or my brain is pulsing/vibrating. Today the pain was intense enough to make me feel... Read more
Day 35 - Chrysaliss
Thursday, August 06, 2015      1 comments

I feel like I'm beginning to emerge. Like I've been wrapped up in the decaying remains of my environment and it's slowly falling away to reveal my true self. The depression, for the moment, is held at bay. I'm beginning to SEE my shape cha... Read more
Day 33/34! - Depression & Completion
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      0 comments

Yesterday I was down. I have suffered from persistent depression for most of my life. These days, I have it pretty well under control and rarely experience an episode. Yesterday was an exception. For absolutely no discernible reason, I was depre... Read more
Day 32 - Tackling Food
Monday, August 03, 2015      1 comments

For the month of August, I'm going to do my best to get control of what, how, when, and where I eat. I know I have the fitness down. I'm consistent. I'm getting stronger. I know I'm going to keep going. Food is another story. I've be... Read more
Month 1! Day 31! A day off
Saturday, August 01, 2015      1 comments

I've kicked around taking a day off of working out several times over the last month, but in the end I pushed myself and did it anyway. That did not happen yesterday. I had every intention of working out when I came home from my volunteer activi... Read more
Day 30 - Visible Changes
Friday, July 31, 2015      3 comments

The scale still lies about my progress, by the measuring tape doesn't! I've lost inches around my waist, thighs, and hips. I've gained a half an inch on my arms. I tend to lean towards muscular when I'm in good shape, which I don't mind. I ... Read more
Day 28 & 29 - Reflection on Progress
Thursday, July 30, 2015      2 comments

I could have sworn I did a journal entry yesterday! Oh well. Moving along. I'm one day shy of a full month of progress towards my fitness goals. The scale says I haven't accomplished anything. Good thing I don't use a scale to track my rea... Read more
Day 27 - A new normal
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      3 comments

My life has conspired to become incredibly busy at the same time that I picked up a devotion to my fitness. Here I was planning to utilize my lazy days to establish a habit in relative comfort. Now I find myself struggling to make time. The good... Read more
Day 26 - Nearly forgot
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      3 comments

In all the hustle and bustle, I nearly forgot to log in. Eep. I'll keep this short and sweet so I stick with my blogging trend but don't waste time that could be spent working out. Progress made today: Minifridge in the bedroom... Read more
Day 25 - A Beautiful Day & Resting
Monday, July 27, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday was cloudy and comfortable. I took a rest day, wandered along the Puget Sound with my daughter for an hour. That's about all the exercise I managed, but I'm okay with that. I'm still not feeling well. I slept, but went to bed and woke ... Read more
Day 24 - Ain't Go No...
Saturday, July 25, 2015      1 comments

Time. No money. Ain't got no sleep. Nobody to run errands. Too much work to accomplish, too little time. My bank card is in the mail, my paycheck is inaccessible, and I'm running on fumes. I may elect to do a round ... Read more

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