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A Very Productive Day
Sunday, June 30, 2013      4 comments

It was a really great day. It started with a wonderful session of Get Up - Get Dirty core training with my phenomenal personal trainer and a teacher friend who joined the group today. It moved onward to a brief nap after class, a journey to Taco... Read more
A new Day Brings Positive Progress!
Saturday, June 29, 2013      0 comments

Just got back from Costco and the Y in Gig Harbor. The critters now have a plentiful supply of food, I have a generous supply of caffeine, and I got a great workout in in the pool. I jogged, grapevined, and lunged 25 laps of the pool and then di... Read more
Surprise Arthritis Attack
Saturday, June 29, 2013      1 comments

Okay, who told the arthritis monster that it was time to come out and play? Nasty beggar has pinioned my right index finger and my left arch. So bizarre. I have to figure out what triggered the attack. It didn't keep me from the Y today, though.... Read more
That was then, this is now!
Thursday, June 27, 2013      8 comments

I was really motivated by a couple of people's stories this week, so I decided to post my own. The picture below is from the graduation party for my students in June of 2012. This is obviously my "before" picture. At this point of my life I... Read more
Something's missing...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      4 comments

It is very odd this week because my personal trainer is on vacation this week. I feel like something is missing, even though I am getting my usual workouts in. I usually at least see him in the gym 4-5 times a week and, even though I am not work... Read more
Another Good Day!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      5 comments

It was the first day of summer school today. It went really well! Then I was able to help a friend by giving her a ride home from work and spend some time putting together some pertinent information for another friend. I was then able to spend t... Read more
What a Workout!
Sunday, June 23, 2013      2 comments

I had a very busy afternoon at the YMCA in Gig Harbor. I started by warming up with some walking, went into some interval training with some rowing, crunches, and fast laps (1/5 jog [first time ever], 4/5 fast walk), then worked through the weig... Read more
Not My Average Day
Saturday, June 22, 2013      4 comments

It was a very interesting day today. I started my day with my Walk and Talk group, where I walked a mile and a half with 2 new members. I then made a donation run to St. Vincent De Paul to make other people that are what used to be my size have ... Read more
Got My Butt Kicked - Round 9
Saturday, June 22, 2013      3 comments

Holy Toledo! Ross (my personal trainer), you have helped me do a major number on my body today. Between the rowing machine (round 1), the cleans with the weight bar, the sit-ups, and then the rowing machine pyramid (1 minute of light rowing, 2 m... Read more
Poetic Reflection
Thursday, June 20, 2013      2 comments

When you look at me what do you see? Do you see the pain I mask behind The smile dancing in my eyes? Can you sense the lonely cloak I wear Just beneath my joi de vive exterior? Will you sense that the humor I use Shelters t... Read more
Truth or Consequences
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      2 comments

I know that is the name of a town in New Mexico, but it is also a reality in my life this week. After having two weeks of very significant weight loss (last week's 4.5 lbs had more to do with a stomach blockage and the fact that I had to be... Read more
Good day!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      4 comments

Got through quite a bit of stuff today and even found time for an excellent workout. I feel like I accomplished some good things today. On to bed!... Read more
Tired - but in a Good Way
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      1 comments

It was a very busy day as the end of the school year lands. Had 2 meetings, completed a plethora of paperwork, found some things I was seeking, cleared up part of my classroom in preparation for summer school, helped a friend and his family with... Read more
Really Good Morning
Sunday, June 16, 2013      4 comments

I had a really good morning workout this morning. It was done in a small group with a couple of friends. We walked a great trail with some really beautiful scenery as well as some challenging sand bag "cleans", paired medicine ball sit-ups, and ... Read more
Strange Day!
Saturday, June 15, 2013      1 comments

I am still dealing with the aftermath of my Synvisc shot and the unusual pain response I am having because of it. I actually had to cut my training session with my personal trainer short yesterday - something I would NEVER normally do. It was re... Read more

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