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The times are changing.

I am jumping back up and making a re-commitment to myself! I realized with the past year that I was not in a healthy place mentally or physically.

I had spent the prior year with an amazing teammate who helped motivate me and move me to making great strides and growth in finding myself and caring for myself. But when I changed roles again, the stressers seemed to double. I appeared cool and collected, but I was paddling and doing everything I could to keep myself above water. The ...
I am jumping back up and making a re-commitment to myself! I realized with the past year that I was not in a healthy place mentally or physically.

I had spent the prior year with an amazing teammate who helped motivate me and move me to making great strides and growth in finding myself and caring for myself. But when I changed roles again, the stressers seemed to double. I appeared cool and collected, but I was paddling and doing everything I could to keep myself above water. The year put so much turmoil in my life, that all I did was cut back on the gym almost completely, eat for stress relief, and became what I had not wanted to be again.

I took some steps at the end of last school year to remedy that- I left my position and school of 5 years, I took a new job, I taught summer school somewhere else, I actually took a vacation and got away from everything with a great friend, and started to become more of myself again.

I set goals for my new job- which include getting home earlier to spend time with my husband, not to do as much work outside of my building, and to set boundaries- not offer to do too much/ forget to say no.

As I am now almost 2.5 months into my new role, I am taking the next big step- more frequent gym visits, cutting back on my soda, and really making sure I get all 3 meals and that they are healthier and smaller portions.

So cheers to the new times and the rekindling of what looks to be a promising journey with twists and turns!
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Member Since: 3/14/2007

SparkPoints: 65,922

Fitness Minutes: 66,784

My Goals:
Get back into healthier habits

Allow myself to slowly cut back and not let stress bring back all the weight :(

Work with a Trainer

Go to the gym at least 3 times a week, and get to at least 5 classes a month.


My Program:
Tracking food every day.

Blogging and checking in with buddies weekly.

OneLife Fitness and Trainer program.

Personal Information:
Current Locale: NO VA
Age: 30
DOB: 12/8/83

Other Information:
I am a reading specialist who has changed roles, jobs, buildings and so much more! The stress is different, but I am managing it better and finding time for the things that are more important to me!

I love reading, biking, camping, rafting/ canoeing, and so much else.

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Member Comments:
BARBIEE52
12/2/2014 12:05:35 AM

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I made myself a snowball emoticon
As perfect as could be. emoticon
I thought I'd keep it as a pet, emoticon
and let it sleep with me. emoticon
I made it some pajamas, emoticon
And a pillow for its head. emoticon
Then last night it ran away, emoticon
But first,...it wet the bed. emoticon
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If this made you smile...it's made me smile
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BARBIEE52
11/5/2014 8:42:57 PM

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If you want to go fast
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If you want to go far
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~~Have a Thankful Thursday~~
Take time TODAY
To appreciate SOMEONE
Who does SOMETHING
YOU take for GRANTED
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Barb~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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BARBIEE52
10/31/2014 12:13:57 AM

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It's Halloween..It's Halloween
The moon is full and bright.
And we shall see what can't be seen
on any other night.
Skeletons, and ghosts and ghouls
Grinning goblins fighting duels.
Werewolves rising from their tombs
Witches on their magic brooms
In masks and gown
We haunt the street
And knock on doors
For trick or treat
Tonight we are the King and Queen
For, oh tonight
It's Halloween.
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~~~~~~~~~HAPPY HALLOWEEN~~~~~~~~~
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BARBIEE52
9/14/2014 11:40:24 PM

The minute you think of giving up,
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Think of the reason why you held on so long.
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~You "ALWAYS" Have A Choice ~
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Choose what is best for you!!
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BARBIEE52
8/6/2014 12:28:40 AM

~~~~Creativity Takes No Excuses~~~~

If it's important enough, YOU'LL TAKE
TIME FOR IT.

If you don't know where to start,
START ANYWHERE.

If you feel stuck, ASK SOMEONE TO
HELP YOU OUT.

If you're tired, TAKE A TIMED BREAK.

If you don't know how to do it, TRY
DOING WHAT YOU CAN.

If you believe that you can do it,
YOU WILL.

~~~~~~Happy Wednesday~~~~~~
Love all, trust a few, do
Wrong to none.
(William Shakespeare)
Sending you Lots & Lots of (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))
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