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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!
Read More About RDEFASSI (Updated October 21)


Current Status:
RDEFASSI is getting back into the strides of things- I have successfully tracked food for 5 days now and gotten to the gym a few more times!
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Member Since: 3/14/2007

SparkPoints: 63,310

Fitness Minutes: 61,011

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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JAKENELL
4/20/2014 11:20:12 PM

I read this in the current issue of Woman's World magazine and loved the message!
Sheila

Believe and Achieve! "I can" and "I will" are so much stronger than "I can't" and "i won't." Hope always outlasts doubt. Negativity only has the power to hold you back - but positivity has the power to make things happen.
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JAKENELL
4/20/2014 11:05:49 PM

emoticon on the 50,250 fitness minutes!
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BARBIEE52
4/19/2014 4:50:56 PM

Easter is a time of love, of family, and of peace.
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It is a time when we say a quiet thanks,
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For all that we have, and for all that the future holds.
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4/19/2014 9:36:31 AM

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Lots of special wishes are being sent your way to wish you all the pleasures of a Happy Easter Day!
May your Easter holiday be filled with family, friends, love, and laughter.
Sheila
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3/2/2014 12:01:27 AM

I've seen better days. emoticon
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Reflect on this day...be thankful...be strong...and be yourself.
Have a winning weekend!!
Lots & lots of ((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
Barb



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