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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: 64,930

Fitness Minutes: 64,303

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
6/15/2014 3:53:15 PM

Hi,

For all Dad's ""Happy Father's Day""
I want to share with you a quote about Fathers'. I came across.
Fathers Quote ~ "Top Ten Favorite Sayings"

1. When I was your age..
2. A little bit of dirt never hurt anyone.
3. Go ask your Mother
4. Were you raised in a barn?
5. You don't know what hard work is.
6. It builds character.
7. Don't make me stop this car!!
8. You're grounded till you're thirty.
9. Money doesn't grow on trees.
10. Because I said so.

My Dad said ALL of these things many, many times, as I am sure your Dad did. (at least a few, anyway).
All these things bring up so, so many memories of my Dad. He passed away over 5 years ago, but there isn't a day that I do not think about him, and the special memories of him. This morning when I woke up, before I even got up, I looked up, and said "Happy Father's Day, Dad"
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

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TENNESSEEWALKER
5/15/2014 2:36:38 PM

Hi! Hadn't seen you in the friend feed for a while, so I thought I would drop by to say Hi, hope you're doing well.



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BARBIEE52
5/10/2014 10:11:00 PM

emoticon How God Created Mother emoticon

God took the fragrance of a flower
The majesty of a tree.
The gentleness of morning dew,
The calm of a quiet sea. emoticon
The beauty of a twilight hour
The soul of a starry night,
The laughter of a rippling brook,
The grace of a bird in flight, emoticon
Then God fashioned from these things
A creation like no other. emoticon
And when his masterpiece was through,
He called it simply...MOTHER emoticon
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A mother is a person seeing
there is only 4 pieces of pie
for five people promptly announces
She never did care for pie.

emoticon Wishing each of you a very Happy Mother's Day!! emoticon
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JAKENELL
5/3/2014 9:24:41 AM

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Congratulations on the Spark awards you have received for the month of April! They show your dedication and determination to be successful in reaching your goals!
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BARBIEE52
5/2/2014 12:48:57 AM

Stopping by to say ""HI"", and wishing you a Marvelous May!!
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