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9/5/12 12:07 A

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Hello hello!!!!

Never give up. Live today. Now. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is NEVER guaranteed. Today is what we are given. Every day is a new start so make it the best.

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9/4/12 11:27 A

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A re-introduction, of sorts, since I have failed miserably at this whole consistency thing. BUT...this time I feel different. Wait. Don't we all say that? But, no, seriously, I do. I'll be 38 next month and I'm not revamping in January like we typically set ourselves up to do, riding on that high of resolutions and societal solidarity of, "this time, things will be different." I want to beat the rush so I'm starting now! I have a legit goal in mind and the time to accomplish it. So I'm back (after a 2 year hiatus... *hangs head in shame*)!

I have not been a total sloth since I've been away. In fact, I've done TWO Tough Mudder obstacle courses in Colorado and lived to tell the tale! I also did two fun runs (Dirty Girl and Color Run). Considering I did Dirty Girl with full blown mono (I didn't know it at the time), I give myself mad props. That sickness nearly ended me and had me pretty much on my butt for 6 months. I wouldn't wish it on anyone (especially us older folks because it's 10x as brutal apparently). I was finally getting back into gear in January of this year, but unfortunately, 2012 brought us a number of personal tragedies early on and it deeply thwarted my workouts...and the desire to do much of anything. However, I can choose to allow the past to affect my present or I can grab life by the reins and ride that bad boy. I'm riding!

So, the spiel: I'm nearly 38, a full time college student (sociology), the mother of two, and a military spouse. I'm a liberal Buddhist and lover of laughter & simplicity. I have had over 26 tattoo sessions with one complete sleeve, one half sleeve, and some odds and ends sporadically around the body. I have a couple of ideas in the works for my calves and desperately want a chest piece. Unfortunately, my husband is not a fan of chest pieces at all and is putting up a strong resistance. Since I'm the tattooed one in our relationship I've tried to always respect his likes/dislikes, but I'm not giving up on this one without a fight.

In a nutshell, that's me. But a condensed version...which is good, because I can be a little much to handle at times.
I'm looking forward to staying on track and growing stronger and healthier on this journey!


Edited by: JBABBLE at: 9/4/2012 (11:49)
"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's trying its best, night and day, to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are every going to fight. Never Stop Fighting!" - E. E. Cummings

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