With January coming to a close, my resolve to stick to my goals seems to dwindle. I am one of those people that love to sit down at the crack of dawn on New Years Day when the household is sleeping; pen and journal in hand. I look back over th... Read more
It Is Time To Say Goodbye
You have been there through the times of celebration as well as the times of frustration and stress. You are there before I even call, you know me so well. When I am bored, you are there. When I am sad, again you show up. W... Read more
I'm a blogger now too!
I forgot to mention in my last blog that one of the things that is helping me stay on track is blogging. I love to write and will blog here, but I also have a blogging site. Check it out...I'm hoping it will inspire, motivate, encourage and he... Read more
What in the world????
How did this happen? How could someone who is very passionate about health and fitness be stuck for a whole year? I have threee choices here...one is to focus on the negative, the other is to focus on the positive or I can look at the negative... Read more
Triathlon #5 is done - now what?
I am finally posting my triathlon experience here. I did my 5th triathlon a few weeks ago and it took this long to let it hit me. I have done 5...me...can I say I'm a triathlete yet? It's funny, because I still feel like a wannabe. Someone w... Read more
Hills, Valleys and Plateus
I am always so amazed at the way God can use any area of my life to bring out His spiritual truths. As I was doing the run portion of the triathlon last Saturday, nothing spiritual was going through my mind except the occassional, "Lord, help m... Read more
I Finished my 4th Triathlon!
I did it! This was my 4th triathlon over the past few years and it doesn't seem to get any easier! I think that is why I like them so much, it pushes me to go outside my comfort zone and the sense of accomplishment is like no other. So this is... Read more
One Month as a Clean Eater
It has been a month since I began this new journey of eating clean. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time and have made some good lifetime habits. I have eaten new things that I have never even heard of and have enjoyed the way... Read more
Goals for June
The sun is finally out, the weather in the 80's and no more excuses for not getting in the pool. It is officially triathlon season and I am gearing up for a few on July 10th and Aug. 29th. I am also doing a few 5k's and maybe a 10k this summer... Read more
I'm a Loser - in the good way!
So, as I said in my last blog, I am attempting to eat clean. Basically, this is a huge lifestyle change in the food department. I am trying to stay away from refined sugar, artificial sweetners, highly processed food, high fructose corn syrup,... Read more
Day 1 of clean eating Cooler 1
Since this past Thursday I have been attempting eating clean. Yesterday was not a great clean day, but the previous days were good. I have lost 4 lbs in the past 3 days just from not eating processed foods or refined sugar. I feel good and am... Read more
Over the past year I have struggled again with my weight and eating. Thankfully, my workouts are consistent, so my weight is still manangable. Unfortunately though, I am not feeling good about myself, confidence is dwindeling, energy is low an... Read more
As I sit here at my computer, I am blogging with great hesitation and embaressment. I wish I could write that I am losing weight, feeling good and living a healthy life - but that isn't really the way it is. I'm struggling with my eating so ba... Read more
Activity vs. Exercise
Since becoming a personal trainer, I have learned so much. First, I learned that being a trainer involves so much more than teaching exercises! I love being able to help people reach their goals and become fit. I still have a lot to learn and... Read more
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A Rainbow for my Birthday!
Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. I am now 42. I've never been one to be depressed about getting older and am so thankful for my health and youthfulness. People always think I'm younger. I take it as a compliment whether they mean it that ... Read more