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Beautiful weather
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      4 comments

For years I have been a gym girl, but with this beautiful weather here in Ohio I have been taking my workouts outside. Walking before work seems to get me focused. I put on some worship and praise music and it helps me keep a brisk pace.Now I wi... Read more
So glad it is Friday!!
Friday, May 03, 2013      4 comments

Well this has been a pretty productive week. I was able to get in a workout everyday this week so I feel I am back on track. The beautiful weather is helping because I can walk or run outside at least 3 days a week and only have to drive to the ... Read more
Back on Track
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      4 comments

It has been a rough winter. My son has been hospitalized several times and I ate out of despair and stress. I also went from working out 7 days a week to 3-4. This turned into a 25 lb weight gain. I was still lifting heavy but allowed myself car... Read more
Still struggling a bit
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      5 comments

Well it is the third week of working this new job and I am still struggling to schedule my workouts in. I have only been getting 3-4 workouts in when I was working out 7 days a week. Yesterday I hit the gym at 4:30. My workout was great but sinc... Read more
Back to Work
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      4 comments

Well after two years I am back to working full-time. It is going to take some time getting used to a routine and figuring how to get my gym visits in. It also is taking me longer to prepare my food for the day so I have healthy choices and can g... Read more
Changes in Body
Thursday, February 28, 2013      3 comments

As I start to lift heavier I am noticing a lot of changes in my body. I also am taking creatine and lots of protein so I am putting on more muscle. In my head I know I might be gaining a few pounds in the meantime but there is apart of me that i... Read more
Working Out At Home Today
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      6 comments

i so love working out at the gym but due to the fact that I have a sick kid at home and a winter storm moving in I guess I will have to make the best of working out at home. The truth is I have weights and weight bench, kettle bells, bands, and ... Read more
A Better Day
Monday, February 25, 2013      4 comments

Despite of the Fibro pain I made it to the gym and through a workout today, which I consider an accomplishment! Two years ago when I was still fat I would have found any excuse to skip a workout. I am proud to announce those days are over. I kno... Read more
Darn Fibromyalgia
Sunday, February 24, 2013      3 comments

I am so bummed that I am having a fibromyalgia flare up today! No lifting for me today, and I feel down and disappointed. This stupid disease flares up with no warning or particular reason. Sometimes I can go a month or more of lifting with mini... Read more
Feeling Like Having Fun
Friday, February 22, 2013      2 comments

I decided to wear this crazy hat through the grocery store today just to embarrass my 17 year old son! It was fun! I am tired of taking life too seriously.....I just want to... Read more
Back to Basics
Thursday, February 21, 2013      1 comments

I have been way from Spark People way too long and realize how much I need the support of other people on similar journeys. I am up 15 pounds, some of it I can attribute to heavy lifting but I think at least 10 of it is due to emotional overeati... Read more
Had a Nice Holiday Weekend
Monday, September 03, 2012      2 comments

Overall It was a nice weekend, very lowkey, full of school work and exercise but still got some rest and relaxation in. One of the things I am coming to value in life is balance and this weekend really was about balance. Even though I had a lot ... Read more
Feeling Good Enough To Lift Today
Thursday, August 30, 2012      1 comments

Well I am not back to 100 % normal but was feeling well enough to get back to some strength training. Today was a legs day and I was pressing 260 # which wasn't too bad with a hurt knee. An older gentleman told me that I had the legs of a dancer... Read more
No Excuses
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      6 comments

Well today I feel like I had a breakthrough....I realized that my days of making excuses for not working out are long behind me. I am still sick yet once again I pushed through and made it to the gym. I remember when I had a myriad of excuses to... Read more
Still Fighting This Virus
Monday, August 27, 2012      1 comments

Well it is a new week and I am still fighting off this darn virus! It is so frustrating because I have really had to cut back on my workouts but I guess I should be thankful that I am still getting them in at all. Whatever this is is giving me b... Read more

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