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Process or adventure?
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      5 comments

This was the challenge from my Sparkcoach program today. So often the journey to a healthy lifestyle becomes a process or job that has no appeal. It should really be an adventure to reach our goals and dreams! How can I make this journey more... Read more
Time for a Change?
Monday, March 05, 2018      4 comments

Coach Nicole suggests shaking up the workouts for a boost in results. I don't think I'm there yet. I think I need some more consistency in my workouts first. I still find that too may days become busy and I miss out on the cardio or strength ... Read more
Guide or Goal?
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      4 comments

I have a Sparkfriend that has had an amazingly successful journey. She looks incredible and is an real inspiration and motivator to many here. It would be easy to see her results and want to be just like her. When I think of my other friends ... Read more
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Saturday, February 24, 2018      3 comments

Slow and steady wins the race; everything in moderation; consistancy - these have been the themes of my coaching sessions this stage. I'm finding these to be very true. In the past I have come into the goal of living a healthier lifestyle with... Read more
Developing better Sleep Habits
Thursday, February 15, 2018      6 comments

I am on day 6 of week one for the Better Sleep Challenge. I have gotten nearly 7 then nearly 8 hours of sleep the last two nights respectively. What did I do differently to attain these hours? At 9:30 each night I have left the room where we ... Read more
Better Sleep Challenge
Tuesday, February 13, 2018      1 comments

On Friday I re-joined the Better Sleep Challenge. I have spent the first month of my re-commitment focusing on logging meals/snacks and increasing exercise with some success. The next step in my mind is to improve my sleep habits which I know ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why do I really want to be healthy and fit?
Sunday, February 04, 2018      8 comments

I began stage 3 of Sparkcoach today and was encouraged to consider the true reason that I want to be healthy and fit. When I really think about it it's because I want to enjoy this beautiful world we live in with the people that I love the most... Read more
Winter Plan 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018      0 comments

Today Sparkcoach suggested a list of reasons to exercise - that will have to wait until tomorrow. Today I want to start a multi-step blog. There will be pictures in future segments but first some history. My husband and I purchased our home in... Read more
Reasons to Persevere
Friday, January 26, 2018      2 comments

This morning I've been reflecting on my journey - it's been long and filled with ups and downs - literally and figuratively. My focus landed on the reasons I've persevered these 8 years to gain control and stick to the healthy lifestyle - there... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts NS signs of improved health
Thursday, January 25, 2018      36 comments

So I'm rededicating myself to activity on SP this year. I've signed up for Premium and have resumed my long forgotten Spark Coach program. Today Sparkguy was my video coach and he encouraged looking at non-scale signs indicating my health. So... Read more
Persevering through struggles
Saturday, September 01, 2012      1 comments

Wow! What a year of changes this has been. As I posted at the beginning of the year - I was determined to make this healthier lifestyle work for me and to take back control of my health and life. The year started out great and the pounds bega... Read more
I Couldn't be More Proud
Friday, June 15, 2012      2 comments

Okay, I'm a disgustingly proud mother. I have three of the best kids in the world and am never afraid to share their accomplishments. I have to crow a little this week as all three of them have had some terrific achievements this week. We sta... Read more
A Sad Time
Sunday, April 29, 2012      11 comments

Struggling to stay focused this weekend and just maintain. We have had a very sad event this weekend. Yesterday morning, my DH went to check on his father who has lived with us since 1993 and found that he had passed away, peacefully in his sl... Read more
I am ... an athlete?
Sunday, April 15, 2012      6 comments

Okay, so, I've always told people that my daughter was the athlete in the family. It's true - she is an athlete: Fastpitch softball pitcher, field hockey goalie - she doesn't like a little pressure with her sports. Today, I had to tell her - s... Read more
I am a Billy Goat
Sunday, April 08, 2012      7 comments

Today, I decided to face a fear. I chose to climb Mt. Wachusett with my two oldest children. Last summer we attempted this and I was nervous of taking the Bicentennial trail to the loop due to the tree roots and rocks. We attempted the Pine T... Read more

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