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Meal preppin'
Friday, September 08, 2017      6 comments

One of my favorite things about fall is the cooler weather. I can finally hang out in my kitchen for an hour or more and not get wilted and hot. This means more meal prepping, which I find to be healthier and cost efficient. I started out with a... Read more
Kicking dessert to the curb
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      4 comments

Dessert is my downfall. 100%. I was recently inspired by a colleague who hadn't had dessert in over four years and was well on her way to a much healthier lifestyle. Today is day one for me of no dessert. I think that this deserves a ticker on... Read more
After dinner eating fiesta
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      1 comments

I did pretty well today overall. Went to circuit training at 5:30am this morning. (I know! I can't believe I woke up early, either.) it's nice to have that extra free time in the morning to focus on myself. Ate fairly well and even got over 9,0... Read more
Keepin' track of the positives (in no particular order)
Saturday, August 05, 2017      8 comments

- Took the kids to the park and walked a few laps - Helped my older daughter learn to ride her bike without training wheels - Watched several large trains rumble by the park (the kids loved them) - Grabbed the Shop Vac and cleaned up the messies... Read more
Busy Sunday
Sunday, July 30, 2017      2 comments

For once, we choose not to go to the beach this weekend. It was great to stay around the house and get things done. Took the kids to the farm this morning to go blueberry picking. I ended up with so many blueberries I get to freeze a whole bun... Read more
I did it!
Thursday, July 27, 2017      7 comments

I actually dragged my angry self out of bed this morning at 5:30am and made it in time to a 6am TRX class at the Y. Ordinarily, I'm not a morning person and hate early workout sessions. If I don't work out in the early morning, I have a VERY sl... Read more
Make a new plan, Stan!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      3 comments

I've noticed that when I have a plan, I tend to get better results. Lately, I have been grabbing whatever I can find available in the kitchen. I know this is not a good approach for me for the long haul. I also haven't been cooking or meal prepp... Read more
Yoga - Nature's Hard Reset
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      2 comments

After a month away from yoga, I stepped back on my mat tonight. It felt good.. and my flexibility was decent for having been away for a few weeks. I got right into the groove when I started the Yoga with Adriene (Revolution) series. I made it t... Read more
"This is my gift to myself"
Sunday, July 09, 2017      3 comments

I don't treat myself quite as often as I should, so I did several things this weekend that I am proud of. In no particular order: - Took my bike to REI for a consult and left it there for them to do a good amount of tune-up/maintenance - Bough... Read more
It's so early, yet..
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      0 comments

..here I am, hiding under the covers. The sun hasn't fully set yet (and it seems a shame to waste a beautiful evening), but I'm tapped out on every possible level. I've had terrible insomnia for a few weeks now. I can only seem to sleep for two ... Read more
Back on track
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      3 comments

I surprised myself today -- did 30 minutes of kickboxing this morning and closed out the summer solstice with a 3 mile run. I am walking distance from our high school track, which I need to take advantage of more often.... Read more
Mammogram results
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      5 comments

My mammogram went well, I am happy to report. They didn't find anything on my left side. It was such a huge relief! I return in December for a MRI. For now, I can exhale. Glad that this has passed.... Read more
Mammogram today
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      3 comments

Wish me luck, all. Left side mammogram to ensure they don't find anything. I'm told that the risk is low in my case that it would spread to the left side. Fingers crossed..... Read more
May update
Friday, May 19, 2017      0 comments

Whew! It's been a while since I last updated this. My post-surgical site seems to be healing okay. Knock on wood, I haven't had any additional complications. My health appears to be holding steady. I also tried jogging recently -- did better th... Read more
Making my way back
Friday, March 31, 2017      1 comments

Surgical drain came out in late-February -- it was such a relief! We celebrated. In two more weeks, my surgeon said that I could *slowly* resume exercises such as jogging and lifting weights. For the last couple of weeks, I've been doing yoga a... Read more

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