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Getting back in a groove
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      3 comments

I've gotten better about staying on a running/walking regime. I even went for a run last Thursday when I got home from work. It was a great way to spend time with myself and the fall colors. Although my legs were screaming at me to stop, I loved... Read more
I ate a cookie -- Get over it
Thursday, October 10, 2019      6 comments

I've been doing good this week. I walked/ran on Monday and Wednesday, and taught PiYo on Tuesday. My plan for today was to go for another run/walk at lunch but I am truly exhausted. It is beautiful out. I'll try to conserve my energy for when ... Read more
It's been awhile
Wednesday, October 09, 2019      3 comments

My last entry was January 1st of this year. I've journaled on my own daily as part of my training to becoming a life coach. In that regard, I've begun and have continued several practices this year to improve my mental clarity. Without my jour... Read more
The obligatory New Years post
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      0 comments

after 5 years, I made the decision to delete my facebook challenge group. I began it to help others on their healthy-living journey, but this year (2018) I've felt like a fake. I went from 158lbs in 2016 to today's current weight of 195lbs. ... Read more
My Fat Pants are tight - this is a problem
Tuesday, December 11, 2018      4 comments

About 6 months ago, I bough 3 pairs of larger-size pants to fit my bursting waistline. Over the last few weeks I've noticed that THOSE are now getting uncomfortable. One pair I can't even squeeze into anymore. This is a HUGE problem. I ref... Read more
Fresh Start
Tuesday, November 27, 2018      2 comments

I spent the day moving into a new workspace. I think this will become my "forever home." The best part about my new set up is my Renewal Corner. Did you know that people who take frequent renewal breaks at work are 60% more productive than peo... Read more
First Day of Coaching Program
Tuesday, October 23, 2018      5 comments

I've been looking forward to this day for 4 years. Today is my first class with New Ventures West, an Integral Coaching Certification program. It's going to be an intense 2 days, but it's going to be transformative! I'll write more tomorro... Read more
Habitual Nail Biter, no more
Monday, October 15, 2018      1 comments

I have been a habitual nail-biter my entire life - 33 years. Nail-bitten figured was a part of my identify. My family loved getting after me for biting them, especially my mother who's nails are the prettiest and strongest nails I've ever seen! ... Read more
2019 Performance Plan and Holiday Letter
Monday, September 17, 2018      3 comments

Mentally I've been struggling lately. I'm not happy with my body, how I let myself go. I need to do something about it. I've been telling myself that for months, but I can't seem to stick to my fitness or nutrition plan. It's not that they're ov... Read more
Another New Beginning
Thursday, August 30, 2018      3 comments

Today I am devoting time to my healthy-living restart. I'm starting restarting the 21 day Fix to help me jumpstart my efforts. I'm an all-in or nothing type of person. I can't just make small changes. Here is my approach. MEAL PLANNING I... Read more
Life Goals
Wednesday, August 29, 2018      4 comments

In 2014-2015 I had successfully lost 50lbs and made it within 3lbs of my goal weight. I've gained all the weight back and have been struggling for 2 years to lose it again. I've done a lot of soul searching, trying to figure out why I can't do ... Read more
Rolling down a rocky cliff
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      1 comments

I didn't do well with my intentions yesterday. I packed my gym bag to go for a run/walk yesterday but I only managed to put on my sneakers and walk to the mobile lunch trucks in the parking lot. It was nice getting out of the office for a few mi... Read more
My best laid plans
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      4 comments

Today, I will: 1) Track my calories -- just like I did yesterday (Win!), 2) Avoid the vending machine and evening binge, and 3) Post a blog. ... Read more
Daily Intentions
Monday, August 20, 2018      1 comments

A few months ago, I discovered Mel Robbins, a powerful motivational speaker and life coach. Her philosophies and methodologies are simple and concrete. She explains that the reason we can never get what we want is because we never "feel like it... Read more
Feeling Great! One day at a time
Tuesday, May 08, 2018      2 comments

Yesterday, before my run/walk I started to feel sciatic nerve pain. This has been a thing since my car accident a few years ago. Typically, I'll let the pain sideline me; I'll stretch it out and try not to sit or stand for too long, but that's ... Read more

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