Achievement: 2.2 miles
Monday, March 17, 2008      3 comments

I am so proud of myself! I ran 2.2 miles yesterday! I did walk the last .1 of a mile to cool down, but I ran the whole way without stopping and it was the first time I have run in a couple of years. I know I'm in good shape and I was pretty s... Read more
Measure up
Saturday, March 15, 2008      1 comments

I haven't lost any actual pounds in 3 months but I do feel a difference in how my pants are fitting me so I thought I'd measure myself. Unbelievably it's also been 3 months since I measured! Weight: 25 pounds lost 3/15/08: 150 12/20... Read more
Assignment: be positive
Friday, March 14, 2008      0 comments

Oops, I was supposed to do this for a challenge that ended yesterday but I'm going to let this entry today count for that challenge. Honestly I am one of the most positive people I know. I have no problems, only solutions. I don't compl... Read more
Optimism in action
Monday, March 10, 2008      2 comments

"I am not a thing, a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process - an integral function of the universe." -R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) I had a fantastic weekend: lots of exercise and while not too good on the eating... Read more
Goal setting: to run
Thursday, March 06, 2008      3 comments

For a team I'm on I've been asked to set an intermediate goal for myself and to choose a reward. My goal is to start running again. It's been a couple of years and right now there's too much snow but once it gets nicer out I want to begin... Read more
Saturday, March 01, 2008      3 comments

Simple Reminders. Today, take some time to remember what motivates you. Why are you doing this? What do you keep in mind when you stumble? What keeps you going when you are struggling? I do this for me. Only me. Because I am worth it. Be... Read more
February goal summary
Friday, February 29, 2008      0 comments

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." — Alan Kay FEBRUARY GOALS: 1. Stay in range (or follow calorie cycling guidelines) 2. Strength train 10 times 9/10 3. 1500 fitness minutes 1959/1500 CALORIE CYCLING CHALLEN... Read more
Hula-Hoops and More
Sunday, February 24, 2008      4 comments

Yesterday I received a hula-hoop as a gift. I also received a hula hoop workout dvd. I think it's so awesome! This is the way I think I will finally start toning my middle. I am not a very experienced hula-hooper but I think I'll improve... Read more
On being strong
Saturday, February 23, 2008      1 comments

So a week or two ago I had mentioned to a friend that once spring and summer are closer I will shift my strength focus to those bare parts that come out during warmer weather like arms, chest and shoulders. Since I re-started my strength traini... Read more
Friday, February 22, 2008      3 comments

The question this week: Do you really believe with hard work and perseverance you will lose the weight, or do you have moments of self doubt? Look at my Sparkpage; there is no doubt in me. I used to go through what I now call a ... Read more
Thursday, February 21, 2008      0 comments

I accidentally blocked all email from Spark this week. Oops! So I have been automatically unsubscribed from threads and blogs that had updates which I did not respond to. Hopefully I get it all straightened out today, but I hope I don't miss ... Read more
Make a difference
Wednesday, February 20, 2008      1 comments

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room." —Anita Roddick As an Aquarius I suppose it's natural for me to be an humanitarian, but I rarely try to influence others directly. Rather, I te... Read more
Plan ahead & look back
Sunday, February 17, 2008      3 comments

Last week I did very well. I think I lost a pound (haven't been on the scale in the past couple days) and got lots of exercise. I did yoga 5 of 7 days and 3 strength training workouts. I didn't grocery shop last weekend though so I made do wi... Read more
Saturday, February 16, 2008      4 comments

It was my 35th birthday yesterday. Personally I love getting older. I feel wiser and more capable. It probably helps that I usually have a spring in my step and a ready smile. And can you believe it, I got carded yesterday! Actually, I stil... Read more
Thursday, February 14, 2008      2 comments

Assignment: Write in your blog or journal (public or private) about the stresses in your life, their effects on you, how you currently manage your stress, and new ways you might manage it. I have gotten pretty good at managing my stress. ... Read more

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