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Monday Mantra: I'm a believer!
Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

I've started the C25K program last week but I have to say that I was skeptical. It seemed like it would be way too much for me but I'm happy to report that I'm now convinced that it will work. The first week involves 60 second runs followed b... Read more
I'm doing C25K!
Friday, February 10, 2012      0 comments

I have been doing fairly well with my eating this week, but I have really been slacking on my cardio. I've also been thinking about way I would like to do to celebrate my 40th birthday in May and yesterday I came up with my goal. I want to run... Read more
Monday Mantra: Use it or lose it.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      0 comments

I recently read an article about how rapidly muscle mass disappears after age 40. Well that's now just over 3 months away for me. It's time to use it or lose it!... Read more
Monday Mantra: Dress for success.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      3 comments

I've been a stay at home mom for well over a year now and I've started to do one of those things that I promised myself I would never do. I've been slacking off on taking care of my appearance. It's nothing horrible, but I find myself going out ... Read more
Monday Mantra: One foot in front of the other.
Monday, January 23, 2012      4 comments

I have had a terrible week...I got very little exercise and I haven't been paying much attention to what I've been eating. I ate out twice this weekend and even had a couple of girly drinks on Saturday night. Somehow I managed to get through the... Read more
Monday Mantra: Stop. Breathe.
Monday, January 16, 2012      0 comments

I am feeling better than I have been for the past few weeks and I've been doing well with my workouts and I've been eating healthier too. Anxiety still creeps in though, so this week I'm going to remember to stop and breathe. Stop. Breathe. That... Read more
Monday Mantra: Keep it real.
Monday, January 09, 2012      0 comments

I have had quite a good week and I'm finding myself tempted to set more ambitious goals. The trouble is that sometimes I aim WAY too high and then get disappointed when I don't achieve everything that I set out to do. My theme for this week is k... Read more
Sunday check-in
Sunday, January 08, 2012      0 comments

Well, overall I'd say the weekend went pretty well. I had a couple of little treats that weren't part of my plan and it did put me over my calorie goals, but not by much. I managed to get out for a good walk on Friday night and a hike in the ... Read more
Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

I have been seeing a therapist for help with my recent pregnancy loss and it's helping but it is also making me pay attention to a lot of old unhealed issues from my past. Today we discussed my history with food and eating disorders. The conv... Read more
Monday Mantra: One thing at a time!
Monday, January 02, 2012      1 comments

I usually start the year with a resolution or two, so I sat down the other night and made a list of what I'd like to change. I came up with a list of 10 different things and I immediately became overwhelmed. There are many, many things I'd like ... Read more
Monday Mantra: Baby steps.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      1 comments

I keep putting off my Monday Mantra entries but I really want to keep some sort of focus for each week. This week is all about making tiny little changes. This is my gentle way of keeping things moving in the right direction. I know that big... Read more
Monday Mantra: Something is better than nothing.
Monday, December 19, 2011      1 comments

I have gained 6 pounds since I lost my baby at the beginning of November. I've definitely been using food to comfort myself as I grieve, but the weight gain is starting to really drag me down. It's time to turn it around, but I'm not really in t... Read more
Monday Mantra (two days late!): One in, one out.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

Last year my husband and I bought an old house. It's a fixer-upper and it has very limited storage space. I have always tried to use the "one in, one out" rule with buying new clothes. It works like this. If I buy something new, I have to get ri... Read more
Monday Mantra (a day late): Cook once, eat at least twice.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      1 comments

I've been doing the Healthy Cooking challenge and my hard work is paying off. I've been cooking a lot and freezing our leftovers so we have quick meals waiting in the freezer on busy nights!... Read more
Monday Mantra: Keep Moving.
Monday, November 28, 2011      2 comments

Exercise has saved me from gaining a ton of emotional eating weight this month. Now it's time to get my eating in check, keep on moving and get healthier again!... Read more

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